Thursday, January 05, 2006

Jay Peak Update

Your cheerful hostess returns with a brief note for anyone out there interested in how things are going at Jay Peak in Jay, Vermont. (Way back in my first posts you can find more info.) I spent a big part of my recent five days off work in the woods there (only once on skis, more on that in a minute) and it was magical, as usual. Having seen the new Chronicles of Narnia movie a few weeks back, I kept thinking how a tall gas-lit street lamp would make a nice addition to my favorite walk.

The Christmas crowds were not too bad. Of course, I wasn't much on the slopes, which is what 100 out of 100 people come to Jay to experience. (The only person I met in the woods was the trail groomer and, one day, two cross country skiers). I did take one downhill run with my little girl (she has to wait for me at the bottom of the hill because she goes fast and I do not). I had just had my skis tuned and the snow was wet. I fell down twice and spent the few seconds when I was not falling down almost falling down. Even though I bought myself a pass for this winter, I have a feeling I am not going to be doing a lot of skiing. I have, however, come up with a possible solution to my failure as a skier. I have decided to blame my skis. It must be the skis, right? I'll rent a pair next time and let you know if I do any better.