Willamette Pass Ski Day
January 19, 2006
This year’s Downhill Skiing group included four Obsidians. Two other
hopefuls were not able to go due to a lack of snow drivers. Road
conditions were packed snow, not too icy. The day was beautiful, with
occasional snow showers. The skiing was good where the slopes were
groomed properly. Unfortunately, many of the intermediate slopes were
not groomed or only had a narrow swath of groomed trail, leaving heavy
powder on the rest of the trail! Why this was done is a mystery to me.
Also, the high speed lift to the top and backside of the mountain was
not operational until around noon. Despite these glitches, the group
had a delightful day of downhill fun. Participants were Rick Ahrens
(our most capable driver), Laurie Reed, Chris Shuraleff, and leader,
Peggy Lee Mathes.