Skiing Day Five: Wednesday Jan 11.
Rest day today… so what did everyone choose to do? Of course, they all went skiing. Moiwa was the venue for some exceptional powder. The usual crowd was on Moiwa Mountain, so it was no surprise that the mountain staff became very excited when our 20 riders appeared. Tohsan drove his bus to Moiwa, but to ease the load, 8 intrepid riders headed over early and made first tracks! With snow still falling overnight and through the day tracks filled in quickly. The wind helped by blowing dusty powder snow in to the slashes. Of course the wind did blow so hard for an hour or so that the hooded chair closed from midday. There was more than enough skiing to be enjoyed and everyone came back to Full note suitably exhausted on our first rest day.
In summary: Mick has developed head plants into the powder to a fine art, David tried new skies and grew to love them, Tod was prepared to ditch everyone for a fresh track, Neil’s hamstring gives him no grief in deep powder, everyone visited the dark room at some stage, Hugh is loving powder – but hasn’t yet edited the camera footage he has, Grag and Quentin continue to find “secret” places, Moiwa was usual perfection, Tohsan introduced everyone to the Dairy Ice Cream shop, and everyone is asleep by 9.30pm. Please find jpegs as promised.