Usually, I’m not kind of nervous and very excited at the same time, but now is one of those exceptions. The reason for that is that I am going skiing this week! On Wednesday, January 2, 2008, my class (all of 8 people, including our teacher) will be driving up to the Catamount ski area in Upper New York and Massachusetts (on the state border).
This year, I have a number of new pieces of ski apparel, listed as follows:
- Rossignol ski pants
- Under Armour ColdGear mock-neck
- Falke ski socks
- LL Bean 3-in-1 parka
- The North Face Thresher hydration pack (hopefully the one-half hour I spent washing it out got rind of the nasty chemical taste)
This trip is really supposed to be a snowboarding trip, where my classmates will learn to snowboard (possibly without professional instruction). However, I opted to continue skiing, for two reasons:
- Skiing is usually significantly cheaper.
- Since I already know how to ski, why waste a trip on trying something I might not like?
In conclusion, I have a strong feeling that this will be one of the best ski trips of my (very young) life, based on the current weather forecast and my experience with skiing.