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Sunday Jan 6 #

10 AM

Skiing 1:30:00 [3]

Took the opportunity of a spare day in Vancouver to take to Cypress Mountain - first time I've been skiing in a few years (other than my not-very-successful outing into cross-country in Norway last year). Originally expected to have company but my potential companions pulled out for various reasons, so I was on my own.

I've actually been here before, on a previous occasion with a spare day in Vancouver. That was a weekday, this wasn't, and it was predictably crowded, with fairly long lift lines and, by the afternoon, quite crowded slopes as well. (I got the bus up so didn't have to deal with the traffic jams getting into the car park).

The locals didn't think the snow conditions were great but they seemed OK to me (there's been some fresh snow after the big storm during the week, which partly fell as rain at this elevation). Felt my way back into it on the first few runs, and generally spent the day on a couple of longish but fairly easy runs that I liked - did a few blue runs to prove to myself that I still could, but found them hard work (especially on the quads). No crashes, which some would suggest indicates that I wasn't trying hard enough.

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