Tuesday, January 14, 2014

This Is Why We Don't Bother With Chairlifts

I mentioned in an earlier post that it was windy during our races over the weekend. How windy, you ask? This windy:

Bridger Bowl Wind on Saturday (video link)

I overheard the UAA coaches telling some of the skiers before their races, "If the wind is behind you, try to stand up tall and let the wind blow you down the trail, and if a big gust hits you from the front, don't get discouraged - try to do a double-pole / tuck kind of thing so it doesn't push you back too far..."  They weren't kidding.

In case you want to know how far Bridger Bowl is from the start/finish stadium for our races, it's this far:

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