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Ski Bum Soul

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Sometimes life moves too fast.
Rushing and racing From home to work to the bar to the hill Trying to hold onto the reigns Of something you never had control over in the first place. Your Soul. It hides away slowly, Always ready  For a soul filling adventure One where you close your eyes, put on your skis and let the mountain take you where it will, Through the woods Through the fields Listening to your soul And for once - following it.
May You Find the Spirit of the Mountains Within You, Merisa

Dressing for Yesterday

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the frigid horror of  six degrees farenheit a severe wind-chill warning  and a not-so warming sun bright in the sky was still running through my mind.
and then the thermometer read  -20 F when I checked immediately upon waking up this morning. - 20 F?????
 So I rolled back over  and snuggled into the boyfriend's back.
 and dreamed about how cold it has been. constantly the kind of dream where you  wake up shivering constantly cold and unable to break into the warmth save for your few treasured minutes in a nice hot shower
So this time I grabbed enthusiastically  for that would make me finally be warm enough that I might actually sweat and being completely warm I do love winter, so badly it hurts, but even I hate the permanent chill in my spine.
My warmer touring gloves, with waffled warmers an extra layer everywhere and within 20 minutes I was steaming sweating warm pulling the hood off my head  feeling the steam come off my head like a chimney
Steaming Sweating Warm
I found the cur…

Make Your Own Skin Track

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The wind was howling, I realized as I stepped out the door to the house, skin covered skis in hand.  Taking a deep breathe, I hoisted my skis over my left shoulder, careful to keep my dynafit heel pieces from getting caught on the shoulderstraps of my backpack.  A big gust of wind came moving across the driveway and the reality of the wind chill advisory came to full effect.  I suspected that this was going to be a much different adventure than what I had originally set out to do. I throw my skis down at the trailhead and quickly move into the woods.  My hood is pulled tight, covering my top knotted hair with a Skida headband to cover my ears.  It’s so cold that I can feel the bite in between my eyes, even as my eyelids begin to stick together as I move further along. But the sun was glorious. As soon as you stepped into the glow of the sun, you felt warmed to your very bones.  It shone through the leaf bare trees that lined the forest, all the brush buried under the vast amount of snow.…

Yet Another Powder Day at Killington

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open my eyes,
Slowly,
It's my one day off from work
and I really, really want to sleep in.

I get up like I always do,
The first thing I always do
I pull back the window curtain like I always do...

SHIT!

It snowed.
A lot.
Again!
How is this happening to us?
It's the East Coast!

I have got to get to the mountain!!!! Sure, it's rediculously cold.
Sure, it's ridiculously windy.

But none if that matters
as I make my first turn
snow hits me in the knee
And then right at my groin.
What?
I'm not in the woods
Or in a snow drift
I am out here, on a regular ole trail
And getting powder shots up to my waist??
Holy crap --
What must the trees be like??
I can't get enough.
Every spare moment
Every spare thought
I cannot sit still
Knowing there is untracked snow
Out there
In the mountains
Waiting for me to leave my mark Sometimes it is gorgeous
A perfectly drawn line in the snow,
The leaving of a schuss on a clean, pristine white blanket.

Othertimes it is ugly.
Hooking a branch or a tree
And I end up in a tree …

Snow Moon: A Moonlit Ski Tour Up Killington

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What an absolutely gorgeous snow moon we had this week!  Had a helarious moon lit tour with a great ski sister through the Vermont woods.  Not sure what was more fun - all the giggling while breaking trail up or the sexy fresh pow on the way down :)May You Find the Spirit of the Mountains Within You, Merisa

Video: Skiing Every Day at Killington

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Ever wondered what it's really like on my uphill adventures on Killington?   Join Killington TV as they follow me up the mountain one morning!

Ever wondered what it's really like on my uphill adventures on Killington?   Join Killington TV as they follow me up the mountain one morning!
May You Find the Spirit of the Mountains Within You, Merisa