1st day of Skiing for the 2013/2014 Ski Season
I have always loved winter and snow! It amazes me that there are people out there that don't love winter. I don't know why I love this season so much. I am not sure if it is the silence, the tidiness that fresh snow brings to the world, or the coziness I feel from a world wrapped in white.
Many of you are looking at this photo and thinking that looks like a lot of grass you are skiing on there! We have skied on more grass than this before and I am sure we will again! I have learned living in rural Alaska one is not nearly as pick as when you are in the lower 48. The other added bonus is skis slide well on tundra plants that are sticking up through the snow. It is a case of the cup is half full or half empty.
|Gliding along on my skis over the tundra or through the woods is something I simply love to do!|
In the end, to ski is to travel fast and free - free over untouched snow country. To be bound to one slope, even one mountain, by a lift may be convenient but it robs us of the greatest pleasure that skiing can give, that is to travel through the wide wintery country; to follow the lure of peaks which tempt on the horizon and to be alone for a few days or even hours in clear, mysterious surroundings.