When Kir’s email came through asking if Christy and I would like to join her and Anda at her Chair Mountain cabin for the weekend, you could hardly describe the thought process as a decision– I knew instantly we were going. Having spent nearly every day of the past three weeks working/skiing the thin coverage of Aspen Mountain, I really wanted to getaway and go somewhere. And after our ski experience on Chair last spring (see post here), I also knew Christy would be game, even if the big snows that typically bury this area hadn’t yet arrived.
It was a great weekend for all sorts of reasons– to finally see Penn and Kir’s cabin, to log some hut quiet-time and skinning miles, and even for the skiing. The snow, though heavily faceted and only about a foot and a half to two feet deep, proved to be pretty good in parts, at least in a consistent, sugary sense. Adding to it all, we had an unexpected rendezvous with Al and Ruthie and the five of us skied, and then apres-skied at their cabin into the night. Thankfully, Al gave us all a sled tow back to Kir’s, which was about a mile and a half away and would have proven pretty challenging, or at least not very fun, in the dark and after a couple of beers. The one regret was that Anda had to cancel at the last minute to stay home with little Zala who was sick. I guess it just means we’ll have to plan another trip for later this year. Count us in.