Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, February 22, 2016

Another Ski Day

I went skiing again on Saturday - it's been wonderful to get back into this sport that I love. I felt comfortable enough this time to go into the trees.
I love the views from the top.
Here's an old chairlift I rode up. There's not even a safety bar on this one; it's on the advanced side of the mountain so anybody riding it would presumably be comfortable without one. (These days most chairlifts are detachable high-speed lifts, but there are a few older ones at the resorts.)
And more views, this time as the wind was kicking up and some weather moving in.
My GPS watch shows exactly where I went and gives me statistics. Total distance covered (trails and lifts): 28.73 miles (46.24 km). Maximum elevation above sea level: 12,275 feet (3.74 km). Highest speed: 35.27 miles per hour (56.76 kph). I can even see an online map with full details.

14 comments:

  1. Hello Al,

    These are some beautiful pictures. I would be afraid to get on that lift. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

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  2. Sun and snow is a lovely combination!

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  3. One of my friends has a app on his phone called "skitracks" that does the same thing. Congrats on getting back on the slopes!

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  4. Hi-tech skiing with your smart watch! Beautiful up there...glad you could go and glad you had time to take the pictures.

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  5. Beautiful snowy scenes and views, I am the skiing was a lot of fun! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  6. Wow! What a great time you must have had ~ Great photography ~

    I used to ski both downhill and cross country ~ now enjoy walking ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  7. Beautiful snow scenes! Wow, that's a lot of skiing! Technology is so fantastic these days. Looks like it was a wonderful day!

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  8. Whoa! Incredible place.
    The chairlift ride must be fun.

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  9. Oh, yes!! Beautiful, snowy scenes indeed!! I love them!! It does look like you had a great day, Al!!! Thanks for sharing the fun!!

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  10. Just great pictures, Al!
    Congratulations! "Total distance covered (trails and lifts): 28.73 miles (46.24 km)". Wow!

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  11. Al, I was surprised by that mileage! I guess I don't think about how many miles I might be covering. Is that including riding up on the lifts? I recognize some of those runs. Glad you're back enjoying it. I hope to downhill again before the end of the season.

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  12. Nice photos! I'll never get back into snow skiing again. That is because I've never done it before. Not even once.

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