First Time Out

Category : Gary

Well I made it out skiing for the first time this year. Alex and I went this past Friday to Caberfae Peaks just outside of Cadillac. I have been watching and waiting for great deals on skiing all fall and found that Caberfae had a deal for this past Friday for all day skiing for just $9.00.

So I left work early on Friday and we headed out to Caberfae. I was super excited b/c it gave me a chance to try out all my new gear. Each year I have been replacing some gear. Last year was the skis themselves, this year was a new coat and helmet, next year will be new boots.

We got there around 5:30 and skied until they closed at 9:00. It was a good solid first time out for the year and gave me a chance to warm up for the year. The snow was much better than I had thought it would be, it being early in the season you often either get very icy or very slushy conditions. The snow on Friday though was a good consistancy which we really enjoyed.

Our next trip is Shanty Creek on Tuesday Dec 21, following that My parents are coming with Christie and the the girls to Boyne Mountain for a weekend of skiing and water park fun, that happens in January. Outside of that I will be fitting in as many day trips as I can afford for the year.

I had to give up skiing for quite a few years, so it is nice to be back into it again and to have a reason to look forward to winter. If you have never tried skiing, you should, it is an amazing amount of fun!