Day Twelve & Thirteen
Trip Start Dec 17, 2011
25Trip End Jan 14, 2012
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Today it was very cold when we woke up, and Elyse woke up feeling unwell. She opted to stay at home, while the rest of us went out to ski. For the first time, we decided to try out the Burfield chair, a chair on the other side of the mountain that we have yet to ski. It is the longest chair, time-wise on the mountain, at 22.5 minutes to reach the top. The other chairs average 5-7 minutes each, so this chair is significantly longer. As it was cloudy today, it almost appeared as if the chairs in front of us disappeared into the clouds and moved into Narnia.
There is a mid-station there, and as Laura, Hayley and I were on the quad chair, their was room for another. The liftie at the mid-station shouted at us to lift up the bar to let someone else on, which greatly confused Hayley, who thought that he was asking us to get off to allow other people to board
We skied all day, through the new 15cm of snow that fell last night.
We came back home for lunch, carefully prepared for us by Nanna and Elyse, and we hung out at the lodge until dinner.
DAY THIRTEEN (29/12/11)
Today was very sunny, which meant that much of the snow had glazed over, and become quite icy. Today was also the day that Dad decided that we would all do a 'circuit'; a tour of the entire mountain.
We crossed over to a side of the mountain that we haven't visited before. The snow there was really nice, and fun to ski in. The only downside was that we had to traverse uphill for a little while, and then take off our skis to cross the road to get back to the regular trails.
For the rest of the day, we crossed along the mountain, zig-zagging through the runs, and trying to find as many groomed runs as possible.
We had a very late lunch, as we were so busy skiing for so long. Elyse and Laura went out shopping to the souvenir shops, but they didn't really buy anything. We don't have too much room, so its better to window-shop, than actually buy too much.
We had dinner, and learned how to play free cell and solitaire.