Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Skiing like helicopter flying?

Yesterday, I had the questionable idea of skiing 9990 at Canyons. The place is only covered with natural snow and even though it's higher up and quite sheltered, there's not much of it. In fact, it's quite dangerous to ski there if you are less than a bona-fide expert skier. Today, I did my very best in terms of obstacle (read big boulders and stumps) avoidance and still managed to hit plenty of rocks that I couldn't see but definitely felt under my skis.

Just like for helicopters, the ratio of man-hour maintenance to flight time - in that case, to repairing base and edges versus on-snow fun - is likely to be between 3 and 4, which will give me plenty to do this afternoon!

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