January 1, 2012

A Bony New Year

Well, the good news is I've found a place where heavy snow is falling, but the bad news is that it's Hillroth Mountain in Skyrim. Here in Flagstaff I suppose we should be happy that the Arizona Snowbowl is at least open, but paying full price for a ticket to wreck your skis does make me a bit grinchy (memo to resort: drop the price or offer a voucher or something). I've been riding my ancient Atomic R11's, which I swore I'd never ski again, and honestly things are so bare I feel sorry for them!

Meanwhile in the Wasatch, Andrew McLean is calling for a Winter Do-Over. Is there any snow in Colorado? It can't be worse than here. Back home in SoCal, resorts with capable snowmaking aren't too bad: I had a lot of fun with my son at Snow Valley last week, and no doubt Summit is fine as well. I keep checking the 10-day for the Palisades, and there isn't a ghost of anything on the horizon. I think I'm just going to have to hunker down for a while, maybe do some winter climbing to amuse myself...

Andy Lewicky

ANDY LEWICKY is a Los Angeles-based writer and photographer who enjoys good books, jasmine tea, long walks in the rain, and climbing and skiing the big peaks of the California Sierra. email | follow

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