Day Ten & Eleven
Trip Start Dec 17, 2011
25Trip End Jan 14, 2012
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Today we got ready and out, onto the ski fields early. It had snowed about 10cm the night before which made skiing a lot trickier. When there is a lot of fresh powder, it makes your skis sink lower and it harder to push the snow away as you carve and turn. The locals say that this is the 'real' snow, and they love it. It did make the town look prettier, with the trees even whiter from the snow, and the sidewalks no longer brown with dirty snow.
We finished skiing early, as my grandmother was due to arrive today. Dad was tracking her flights on line, and viewed the time that she was due to land, so that we would be back in the lodge by the time that she came.
She arrived much earlier than we were anticipating, but luckily we were home. We had lunch and chatted. She was desperate for a coffee after her flight from Australia was too turbulent for the flight attendants to serve any
Dad, Laura and Mum went back out skiing for the last hour of the day, while the rest of us rested. Every year, we usually ski for 5 days, but we are booked in to ski for 10 days here, so we need to rejuvenate ourselves.
We had an early night, which was needed.
We woke up a little late today, which is unusual because we went to bed so early last night. I think we must have over-slept, because we woke up still feeling tired, even though we slept for so long.
We went out skiing, and skied until about 2:30, when we went back in for lunch. Along the way, we met a liftie named Rachel, who works at Thredbo as a liftie each year. She chases winter, coming to Canada during the Australian summer, and working at Thredbo during the Australian winter. I love winter and the snow, but I love summer as well. I can't imagine flying across the world to exclusively live in just one season, but that is dedication.
As the lifts close at 3:30, we didn't go back out to ski in the afternoon. It gets dark so quickly, the lifts can't stay open as long as at Thredbo, which means that if we have a late lunch, we generally don't go back out. I quite like this, as I find it to be a bit of a hassle to have to gear up again, and walk back out to the snow.
We watched a movie, and then cooked dinner. The apres-skiing is generally really relaxed, and we spend the time playing cards, watching TV and going on the computers.