Big Sky

We had a wonderful week in Big Sky. There is a wide range of nice terrain for all levels an a lot to explore. While the lines on the weekend were a bit more, once you got on the lift, the trails were suprisingly open and non-crowded.
We definitely want to come here again.

Soup-y condiditions. Really weird for your balance
The Lone Mountain on one of the cloudy days
Sean pondering his line choice
The view from the top of the Bowl.
Liz and Lone Mountain
Fab questioning his line choices (Thanks Sean)

Mt Tremblant

This weekend we drove up to Mt Tremblant for some skiing. We seem to have developed a knack to hit up mountains on their peak tourist days, as apparently they hit 15k visitors on Saturday, which was described by one of the ski patrols as: definitely near all time record.

Cars on the lake!
Cute little touristy base
Having a break ๐Ÿ™‚
Moguls!
Top of the mountain

The lift lines were long, but we still found some nice open trails. Especially on Saturday there were some really beautiful moguly runs that we both enjoyed tremendously.

On Sunday we decided to skin up the North side, which was strenous but also quite rewarding:)

Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley

On the weekend of the Feb 12th we have a chance to explore the https://squawalpine.com/ Squaw Valley ski resort a little bit. It was rather crowded, with rumors of them hitting 12000 visitors on that day, which apparently was their biggest of this season so far.
It made skiing rather annoying, because there were so many people. The mountain itself was really nice, and on Sunday we had another day there which was much less crowded.

not enough snow!
ready to go
found myself some moguls
enjoying the afternoon sun
morning view on Lake Tahoe where we stayed

Finally started skiing season

After some delay due to Fabโ€™s healing bones we finally started our ski seaon. Stayed for four days in Sunday River and had a bunch of nice runs ๐Ÿ™‚

Even got a little bit of fresh snow (4 inches) and sunshine!

Snowboarding was still a bit painful for the foot, but skiing was fine, albeit not quite at 100% yet (so I had to skip the trees for now)

 

 

Fall Trips

After some hiatus in activites (recovery time for my leg), we finally started going outdoors again.
While Iโ€™m not quite able to go hikin yet, we can at least drive around and enjoy they scenery.

Soon this will be white and beautiful ๐Ÿ˜‰
Go for a swim?

 

With the ski season starting up (Killington and Sunday River are already โ€œopenโ€), letโ€™s hope itโ€™s going to be a nice winter!

Block Island Triathlon

On the first August weekend we made our way to the Block Island Triathlon down in RI.
While our results werenโ€™t too glorious, we werenโ€™t last and we had a ton of fun ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Sunrise on the ferry
At the beach before the race
Signed up and ready ๐Ÿ™‚
Done and exhausted on the ferry back to the mainland ๐Ÿ™‚
Our phones said: flooding in the area. no kidding.

Fundy Adventure Rally

This year I went up to the Fundy Adventure Rally in NB. Heading up I decided to use a truck, which ended up being a good thing ๐Ÿ˜‰ More on that further down.

It was scary driving her up into the truck ๐Ÿ˜‰

We had a tremendously fun time exploring the area around Adairโ€™s Wildernis Lodge.

deep in the woods
exhausting ride in deep sand along the beach
but really nice company
Marc in the background: Wait, picture first!

 

That last one was during a BMW offroad training ๐Ÿ˜‰

Unfortunately things took a bit of a downward turn when the KTM 690 I demoed threw me off and decided to land on top of my foot:

swelling begins
still havin fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Fibia and some metatarsals broken โ€ฆ oh well. Itโ€™ll heal. Lessons learned: small bikes are a lot more jumpy than the multi ๐Ÿ™‚