It doesn’t get much better than starting another Valhalla Mountain Touring ski day with Louie’s hazelnut pancakes, pepper bacon and just the right amount of chai tea.
Day two snow report: eight new inches of dry light Canadian powder erased our tracks, dense spruce trees are covered in snow — a magical winter wonderland just begging to be explored.
As the energy builds for yet another dreamy day skiing cold smoke, I feel angst and struggle with the need to take a rest day. After three days of perfect turns in endless powder, my legs and new knees beg me for a day of stretching, relaxing by the fire, and a hot sauna to top off another beautiful day.
So hard to recognize self, ignore peer pressure, and slow the mind down enough to listen to what’s going on inside. But when we take that moment, step back and listen to what our hearts tell us, letting go usually works best.
There is always tomorrow!
(Guest blogger, Julie Kennedy, former owner of Climbing Magazine, founder of the 5Point Film Festival and terrific skier — WildSnow Über Girl!)