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I am a full-time Killington, VT resident Female Ski Bum. Together with my dog, Vespi, we ski, paddle, hike, run, climb and bike our way through life. The spirit of the mountains feeds my soul - and sometimes rules my life! Come celebrate the sport of skiing with us :) May You Find the Spirit of the Mountains Within You

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar

Woke up too early on my day off, so Vespi and I ventured up Skye Peak to check out the water flow and an uphill view of the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

You're Snowboarding, remember?

I got off the gondola today, strapped on my board, started off down Great Northern...
...and then I almost threw up.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

FamousInternetSkiers.com

Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!

Today, I begin a new venture guest posting for those Famous Internet Skiers guys :)

So, for today's blog, you'll have to mosey on over to their website to check out my full twelve hours of skiing from yesterday's Thanksgiving storm.

Click here to go to the Famous Internet Skiers Website

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Take a Curtsey

A little less than two years after "tearing" my right ACL, I took The NTNs out for a few curtseys today :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lift Service...An Adventure?

Today, the first Daddy-Daughter Ski Day of the season, was marked by some of the most interesting and invigorating terrain of the season:
Great Northern

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Farewell, Rippie

Today we bid a tearful goodbye to Vespi's older cousin, her soulmate, her hiking partner, ski buddy and best friend in the whole wide world.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

In Search of Natural Snow

Morning run before work to see if we could find any natural snow left about on the mountain...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pre-Dawn Summit Ascent

Dragged my dad and his dog out of bed at five o'clock in the morning to hike through the dark up to the summit of Killington

So we strapped on our headlamps and headed up in the pitch black before even the lifties were out.

Just my, dad, me, two dogs...and an army of snowmakers :)

I love you dad, but you do know how to make a headlamp looks absolutely rediculous.

By the time we arrived at the summit around 7am, the lifties were just getting dropped off at the snowmobiles after their truck ride up the workroad.

They were impressed (and surprised) that we had walked all the way up ... and in the dark.

Of course, there was no visible sunrise to speak of...but we did get to The Light right at the time that there was light. It made me giggle.

Surprisingly, there was no need for stabilizers or crampons anywhere - no visible frozen water - but my dad did say he would have liked snowshoes for the short section of Great Northern we had to walk.

They started blowing snow on Upper Downdraft this morning!

most frustrating part of the morning?
Having to walk DOWN the Stairway to Heaven.

And then, all the way back down...

May You Find the Spirit of the Mountains Within You,
FemaleSkiBum

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

With minimal snow on the ground here in Killington, we loaded up the car and headed to the Adirondacks to get our float on.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Shit Show Season

Each winter, as the resort ski season begins, a wierd phenomona takes over the community: Shit Show Season.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Genetically Modified...Snow?

On cold morning rides up the Snowdon Triple, my teammates and I would create an imaginary scenario where snow would fall when it was 70 degrees and skiing could be a year round sport.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Even the Best Laid Plans...

For the first time this year, I laid all my gear out the night before...but then we ended up at the Long Trail Party Release of the Centenntial Red at JAX. It is extremely difficult to set your alarm for 6am when you get home from the bar at 3am. But hey, that's why we live in Killington, right?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

From Ski Boots to Flip Flops

It's always my favorite thing when I get to wear flip flops back and forth from the mountain...

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