Sunday, March 8, 2009

Skiing on Gornii Vozdukh

We finally went skiing on the mountain in Yuzhno!  It was great fun, even though the weather wasn't great.  We got a storm Friday night that brought wind and snow, and that continued all day Saturday.  At some times the visibility was close to zero!  Shane and Kate got a lesson from a neighbor (thanks, Peter) that used to be a ski instructor in Canada.  They started out on the beginner slope and I went up to the top with some of my other neighbors.  The wind was blowing so hard I didn't feel like I was in control, and so I kept falling!  I fell again when I hit a big patch of snow that wasn't cleared from the run.  After that, I decided to find Shane and Kate and see how their lesson was going.  They did great!  All in all we skied for about 3 hours.  We are hoping to go back again next weekend...who knows how much for ski weather we are going to have!

One of the runs on the mountain

The clouds cleared for a bit and I was able to see the town

It was snowing pretty hard at times...just check out my hat!

It was beautiful up there...that's Shane (red), Kate (yellow) and Peter (green) in front of me

1 comment:

Kelsey said...

Looks like a good time!