MauiSkiBus2, 2015 ski season, has softly started, with its first resort, a Sat. Dec. 6th visit to Snowbird, Utah. More will take place soon, with Beaver Creek, Sun. Dec 14th, and then Vail, Wed., Dec. 17th. The first interview of the 2015 season was done with Chelsea Haviland, of Outside TV Park City. More will come and photos are on the way. First we need snow!
Ski resorts should be a model for human inter-relations, as what may seem busy and scattered, is really organized. For example, the actual drive to a ski resort when the roads are snow covered and icy. Drivers start with impaired vision, wipers going back and forth, ice bombs that fall off of cars to avoid, agressive four wheel drive trucks behind that want to pass too fast, and then getting the defrost heat working just right. Once in the parking lot, following the lot attendents directions, avoiding skier and snowboarders in the lot, and making sure to get good traction with no snow tires. From there, it is getting gear on, getting a lift ticket, getting in line, and getting on the chair lift in a order sequence that is not really spelled out correctly. Once on the mountain, what run to take, where to meet for lunch, how to avoid the numerous snowboarders sitting in an un-organized manner, usually in the middle of the run, and then the mass of all at the base getting ready to go home. This goes on at all ski resorts, especially on the weekends and one resort that seems to have a See to no eras, has boulders to ski off of scattered all over the slopes in an organized manner.
Groomers are for the grommers that like it easy. A switch to that is air, whether a little or heap of air, into the ski statosphere, high above a Rt.50, where famous emerge, famous from the five rings and the radical X. Ladies seem to be the lean of the way at Si no Era, as Teter Gold Rings H, Anderson X J., and Bowman X M., no Era’s of the Si, near the Lake of Tahoe. Boulders are scattered in an organized manner throughout the giant trees to hug, slopes are here to burn thighs, to twist, to tear apart one that drives on by, looking for a bigger name to ski. See from here, high above, a 360 cafe boasting a 360 view, white of snow capped peaks of the Sierras and blue of the Lake of Tahoe.
Sierra Tahoe, far from pineapples, but thinking MauiSkiBus is “Powered by Pineapple Juice”, as marketing Leslie posted, with marketing Lauren and Katie softly rolling happy Sierra eyes. Sir Steve of the Sierra, was off at the Games of X, supporting the Sierra X Triplets, with medals to return to share dishes of delight made just for them. What may feel on a busy weekend of scatterness is actually organized here at Sierra Tahoe. Terrain parks for little or big air, a wild west town to ski through, some Star Wars figures to avoid, creative ideas flow all over the small name ski resort that MauiSkiBus DID NOT put on the 2011/2012 official list of 104 resorts skied in one season. A scolding by many was given and a small fun ski trip of 2013 will make sure that Sierra Tahoe WILL be on the official list for 2013/2014.
Contact MauiSkiBus: MAUISTYL@MAUI.NET