Thursday, April 27, 2017

A visit with some friends

Action packed Europe!  We had skied with one of our Monoski friends at Monopalooza 2017, and were talking about our Haute Route trip.  Christoph was very interested, but after some inquiry the guide was not.  Our group was larger than he liked already.

Christoph organized a meeting with another Monoski friend Remy and his wife.  We caught some trains (zug) from Zermatt to Zug where he lives.  After some catching up, we got back on some trains (zug) to Andermatt...  With guess what?

The snow was great, but somebody got tired...

Luckily Remy had a couple cats that we could play with.  Remy says you can only have as many cats as you have hands...  Their cats proved to each need at least 1 hand almost all the time...
On our way back to Geneva, we heard cousin Janet and Kalena were in Zurich.  So we organized a cup of coffee which ended up in a walking tour and some Swiss Chocolate. Yummm.  Of course we stopped by the 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Haute Route

I could spend several hours discussing everything on the trip.  Russ is working on a Video to capture the experience, but here is a short clip that captures some of it.

A few comments on equipment...  I had a couple runs on hard-pack snow to test out my skis.  Conditions were as expected with these skis.  I mounted the bindings forward to account for hard-pack conditions, but I was probably an inch forward too far.  Kick turns were easy for me, but skiing slush was not easy.  Eventually I may post another story about the rest of the equipment failure on the trip...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Zany Sunday 2017

Another flawless execution of Zany Sunday (but I had help).    
  Phyllis as usual showed up with all the fixings for the 'staple' Bloody Marys.  I brought in a few things.   Ben and Paige brought a lot of the party for Ben's 50th.  
 After a while, things got a little Zany!
 Traci not as confident on her tele skis as her Monoski, I was able to talk her into skiing the flattest run on the Palivichini face.  I caught hell for it, but just check out that grin!

 A penny for your comments in Ben's 50 book got your one of these!
 It was a little exhausting for some...

 Happy 50!