Spring skiing, while it lasts
Shadowing an Aspen Times reporter as part of my eighth-grade project, I was super-excited to get 8 a.m. access to Aspen Mountain to interview Kelly Hayes over breakfast. He will ski in Aspen in the morning and surf in Hawaii in the afternoon.I was a little bit nervous because, well, what if he was some extreme skier that I would never be able to keep up with? That would most definitely include a major wipeout, with embarrassment as a side dish.Lucky for me, Kelly was pretty low-key and not into cliff-jumping. We went to Ruthie’s (his run of choice), in perfect sunlight, and tore up the fresh corduroy still hard from the prior night’s freeze. And we were accompanied by our very own ski patroller, D.R.Then it was goodbye Mr. Surf and Ski, and hello open mountain. My Aspen spring skiing adventure was under way. Sticking to the soft corduroy, I rode the Ajax Express and brushed shoulders with the world’s best synchronized skiers.After some prime-time entertainment watching the synchronizers, I was greeted with candy from the lift attendant. A pretty cool deal: ski, watch the synchros and get free candy. You can’t turn that down.However, the ideal spring morning ended all too quickly when the lady riding the gondola with me jinxed the perfect weather.”So many people think there is going to be a storm,” she said. “Look at the sky, no way.”The dark clouds moved in pretty rapidly after that, leaving those of us out there with about zilch visibility.Oh well, the fun in sun was great while it lasted.
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