Sunday, December 16, 2007

Stowe Ski Trip

Emily planned a ski vacation to Stowe, Vt before I came home over break. She happened to choose the same day as a massive Nor'Easter as well. Emily and her friends Kim, Champs, Po-Po and I all spent Saturday night at a very nice motel at the Base of Stowe before skiing all day on Sunday in nearly 2 feet of fresh, fluffy powder. On the way to Stowe on Saturday afternoon we stopped to take a tour of the Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory in town. It was a very quick tour that ended with a sampling of ice cream at the end. Camera's weren't allowed on the tour so I couldn't get any photos inside the building. We learned that over 60 flavors have been retired because they didn't appeal to the public enough over the years. Saturday night we went out to the Shed for dinner and then another bar before heading back to the motel with booze to play card games and watch ski videos. We all got pretty damn drunk. The next morning we had a terrific free breakfast with the deal and headed to the mountain which had already received nearly a foot of powder overnight. We had a great day skiing powder all afternoon and I even got to jump a few pretty decent sized ledges in the trees. Emily loved her new skis and even tried to ski backwards a few times with her new twin tip K2 True Loves. The ride home was slow going and slippery. I had the peddle pegged at 60mph going up over the pass at Killington but the Emily's car was only going about 40mph. We stopped for pizza in Rutland and made the 2.5hr trip in 5 hours with the storm. It was great to actually ski powder in the Northeast on the one time I got to ski over December while home. Thanks Emily!

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