Hitting the slopes at Mt Rose …
What a difference from yesterday. The wind had gone, the sun was out, Mt Rose was open and the slopes looked great.
Met up with Chief Brown. He had already had an incident with a small child going headlong into a tree. I followed one of the ambulances up to the Resort.
After that was sorted, he organised a ticket for me and off I went to hit the slopes. His parting words were, “be careful out there – it is icy”.
It was only 10 minutes and I felt just how icy it was.
Coming off the first chair, I headed straight down to the second chair and as I headed over an edge, my right ski came off (still dont know how) and down I went, hard onto my right knee – Owwwww.
Scrambled up and continued, afterall, it was strapped up already so the strapping should hold it in place.
I continued skiing until 1:00 pm but then it hurt too much when on the chair lifts with bending the knee to 90 degrees and the extra weight of the boot and ski.
Oh well, it was great skiing while it lasted.
Went back to the hotel to return the skis, put the leg up for a bit before returning to the Resort for a beer with the Ski Patrol guys and give Mike a MFS cap and shirt.
As the sun set, it was time to pack up my room as I am heading out to LA tomorrow for a series of meetings with various Fire Departments.