Monday, November 30, 2009

It's all downhill from here

This is my third view of Mt Bachelor ski resort near Bend, Oregon. It is late afternoon on an overcast day, so this photo doesn't really bring out the energy and color which is typical when the place is hopping. In the background is the Pine Martin lift, which takes skiers and snowboarders up to a lodge which is hidden from view and over the bluff and at mid-mountain. From this angle the slopes don't look like they have much pitch and are, in fact, categorized as intermediate "blue'' runs. The difficulty of ski slopes really depends on weather conditions as well as its slope. I have come down by this lift countless times in deep powder or in fog or a snowstorm and have been mightily challenged. I thank my children for having encouraged me to overcome my fear and to take up downhill skiing which I did at age 46. I love this Winter activity so much and look forward to snapping some pictures for you from above.

8 comments:

tapirgal said...

I can't wait to see the pix from above. I know I'll enjoy them :)

Raksha said...

I'm also looking forward to the pictures from above, because it's probably the closest I'll ever get to actually skiing!

Jacob said...

Well, you're a lot younger than I am, Lee, so you go ahead and ski your little heart out...I'll watch, cheer you on, and take photos as you slide gloriously down the slopes!

I have to admit it does look like fun and I did ski a bit as a kid in Minnesota...but...I just don't want to break anything now...

Will look forward to your photos from "above."

Day4plus said...

Well good for you for learning to ski when you did. I don't know how and don't think I will. It all started when my brother came home with a broken leg and I had to wait on him--not really but he did break his leg and I didn't want to break anything. I love the mountains though and go up everychance I get.
Hurry and post the pics from the top. MB

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J Bar said...

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B SQUARED said...

Just don't take the pictures while you are skiing down.

cieldequimper said...

I can't wait!
Good, this means I can still learn to ski.