Looking So Fly (low)
Reping our new Flylow jackets and pants; Cory, Devon, Dylan, and I, hit the course this past weekend. In the morning we opened up our turns on the virtually empty North side, and thanks to BBTS at Waterville Valley, we were able to run gates up on High Country for the afternoon, working on controlling our turns as we navigated their swinging course. For me, this was the really the first time I’ve been able to get into the gates this season on my new skis, which was great! Finally, I had a chance to put them through their paces, and no surprise- I’m still enamored with them, so thanks again BBTS. When all was said in done, I left the mountain with a broken pole, and beginning to feel the effects of whiplash in my neck- all signs to me that the day was well worth the work.
Throughout the season, and in particular Sunday when we were all matching, my chairlift rides have sparked some interesting conversations with the locals about telemark racing, tele skiing in general, and more specifically where people can get lessons here at Waterville Valley, and whom would I recommend as an instructor? It’s great to see that alpine skiers, and yes even a snowboarder or two, are interesting in trying telemark skiing