Ride the Plank

Shelly on Pirates Plank

Shelly riding her plank on Pirate’s Plank

Rockin’ Ron for Hugh. What do a Pirate, a Poacher, a Knight, and a Doctor have in common? They all have glades named after them at Smuggs, and they were all enjoyed today by myself and my friend and co-worker Shelly from Treasures Child Care.

We also enjoyed runs on Upper FIS, Drifter, and Pipeline.There was POWDER everywhere! It’s not a long run, but we floated down Dan’s Ford on SWEET marshmellow-like snow! We were never cold and we were sure the thermometer was lying. Shelly’s husband Brian said not to miss these great conditions, and he was right. I’m glad we were able to poach a few hours and pillage some fun! All I have left to say is “Good Knight Pirates”.


Race training on Black Snake


blogToday started off cloudy with some flurries, but the sun made an appearance in the afternoon. The snow and frost covered trees were shining in the sunlight. I took a cruiser run this afternoon on Upper Chilcoot. Upper Chilcoot has some great turns, different pitches, and wonderful views. The new snow that we received the night before last has been groomed in and was skiing great. I took a run on Sterling next and ran into a couple of friends. We skied Upper Pipeline down to Black Snake. We got to the “pine tree start” and saw a sign that said race training in progress. We stopped and watched some of the racers. They were flying out of the race start building and down through the GS gates.


Pipeline is a GAS, naturally!

Jan 21, 2014 Ryan on PipelineRockin’ Ron for Hugh.  It helps to know people in the know.  Hugh called me this morning and told me the snow was sweet but squeaky, and that skiin’ would be freaky. Then I got the word from Eli in Patrol that Pipeline was his pick, and oh-my-my, it was sick. Eli don’t lie. Round the way I met Mark from VA. We grabbed some grub at Green Peppers then grabbed some runs with Ryan and Justin – his sons. We found some pockets of pow on Pipeline, and I found Ryan for this picture of mine. Then Patrol dropped the rope on Highlander Glades and we dropped in unafraid. Hope you haven’t found these rhymes too grating but today was crisp and clear and invigorating.