Saturday, March 29, 2008

Spring Break at Timberline

Once again Team Kettle members were blest with late season powder. We, Verelle and Travis rode at Timberline ski resort on Mount Hood for our spring break vacation. We were able to ride for two days. With 13 inches of freshy on Thursday and 3 (a lot more during the day) on Friday we had endless runs of untracked lines.

We did our usual late night drive from Ashland on Wednesday and stayed at our Aunt and Uncle's house in Newberg. Kyle, Verelle's step-brother, met up with us for our first day of riding. Kyle is new to the sport of snowboarding and this was only his second time riding a lift, but he is picking it up quickly and by the end of the day was flying down the hill and having a blast. We primarily rode the newest lift at Timberline, which is also the longest lift in the state. Jeff Flood offers access to the largest portion of terrain on the mountain and we tried to ride all of it. We got hooked on one run and completed it a good 10 times. After riding Mt. Ashland it is a treat to ride long runs that offer so much variety in terrain.

Snow so deep he can't see his feet!

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