Ski Time at Copper Mountain

Lauren and I on the mountain at CopperLauren and I are back on the OBX after a week in Colorado visiting friends and family, and of course, catching some time on the slopes. We ventured to Copper Mountain and enjoyed two days of fun packed powder skiing. Quite a different experience from time on the water, but layering up to protect against the 15+ degree air reminded me vaguely of suiting up in the 5/4 full wetsuit. It has been about 6 years since my previous skiing experience, but it came back pretty quickly. I did not snowboard on this trip, but perhaps when we return in March, I will try it!

Here are some photos from the trip!

Lauren next to our borrowed CO ride. Thx Kat and Mike!

Heading up Sierra Lift to hit the summit

A view of snow, sky, and mountain

Lauren bundled up at the summit

Lauren in form skiing along Andy's Encore trail

A fellow OBXer, Ride Hatteras Luke was out at Copper working for the winter. We were surprised to run into someone from the OBX we knew out there!

Women dancing on the bar at Jack's Slopeside Grille!

Two New Hatteras Windsurfing Blogs!

There are two new Hatteras windsurfing blogs on the menu with perspective from deeper down on Hatteras Island. First up is Andy McKinney's Lost in Hatteras. Started a few days ago, Andy has some great posts about sailing and surfing over the past few days, and is amped up for the Hatteras winter windsurfing scene in Avon. He and Stewart have been hitting it near daily! Check out Andy's latest post noting his first 2008 goal to complete a Spock 540 has been accomplished!

Next on the menu is Ride Hatteras' Outer Banks Windsurfing Blog. Started around the first of the new year, the OBWB provides additional perspective on Hatteras wavesailing, speed sailing, freestyle, and happenings at Ride Hatteras!

Both new blogs have been added under Local Stuff. Look for the "new" icons.