WildSnow Has Landed

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | March 17, 2008      

Well, that was one smooth trip. We left Carbondale at about 6:30 AM and drove the I70 passes to Denver. Some icy roads kept it interesting, but we blasted over the snowy asphalt like we were high score in a video game, and parked with time to spare. The Lufthansa flight was 100% on schedule. We’d decided book a direct flight rather than a slightly cheaper on that transferred. Thus, after just one 10 hour seat torture session we’re in Munich and points beyond. More after the jet lag wears off, and we get in the rhythm of regular trip reports.

Dynafit backcountry skiing.
Above, that’s the maggot wagon loading up our Lufthansa jet on the tarmac in Denver. We experimented with our food orders. Lisa got kosher, I got low sodium and Louie got Hindu. I highly recommend the low sodium meal if you’re trying to eat healthy. Dinner was baked salmon along with a veggie and fresh fruit selection. Kosher also seemed more healthy than the normal fair. World traveler Louie was less than impressed with eating Hindu, I guess that trip to India will have to wait. Signing off now for jetlag recovery.

P.S. Blogster going by the name of AT Fred was on the flight, headed for ski mountaineering in St. Anton area. Have a great one Fred, and good to meet you in person!


5 Responses to “WildSnow Has Landed”

  1. Jeff March 17th, 2008 1:34 pm

    Hey Lou, Are there any dynafit compatible ski crampons for a 99mm ski?

  2. Marc March 17th, 2008 7:26 pm


    Check out http://www.bndskigear.com. They make all sorts of ski crampons that work for almost any set-up.

    Cheers, Marc

  3. Lou March 18th, 2008 11:33 am

    What Marc said. BND works hard to keep a very nice aftermarket ski crampon out there. We use a bunch of ’em.

  4. Njord March 18th, 2008 11:52 am


    I’ve found Lufthansa to be the best airline for Denver-Germany. New aircraft, good food, and some of the best on-time/service in the industry…. and also sometimes the cheapest deal!

    (Right now stuck in Dubai on my way home from Nepal… nothing like 12:45 time difference!). Should be in Frankfurt in 16 hours and home in Carbondale in 28!

  5. Lou March 18th, 2008 12:21 pm

    Njord, I will never whine about jetlag again, promise!

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