jamie goode's wine blog: Burning up the beginner slopes

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Burning up the beginner slopes

Just come back from a day on the slopes here in Trysil, and we're all exhausted. I'd forgotten the little I'd learned about skiing from three previous (and short) forays onto the slopes; the boys had only been once before - so we were all taking it easy at first.

I don't think I'll ever be a good skier, but it is fantastic fun. I guess the key bit is making sure you are on slopes where you feel confident, yet still a little bit scared in places. There's nice fear and nasty fear - I really hate the terror of standing at the top of a slope you know you can't do at all, but I quite enjoy the adrenaline rush that comes from taking on a slope just a little out of your comfort zone.

We may reward ourselves with a glass of wine at dinner - even though it will cost what I normally spend on a good bottle of wine at home. This trip will turn out one of our most expensive ever, but I don't think we'll regret it. Life is short and it's there to be experienced.

Pictured is me on a nice big easy piste.


At 7:43 AM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

You've got to do a chalet holiday, Jamie!

At 9:32 AM, Blogger Ole Martin Skilleås said...

You should have gone to Voss! Park Hotell Vossevangen has an amazing wine list at great prices - DRC from ages back, for instance. It is a treasure trove indeed. The skiing is good, too, apprently. I don't indulge in that sort of thing, though. Comes from spending nine months with the white stuff every year when I grew up.

Also: Voss is close to Bergen, and we could have met up. Next time, Jamie!

At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you look a bit like bode miller on that picture. maybe skiskills will increase with knowing that...

At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Jamie,
I just would like to say THANK YOU for an absolutely fantastic site. I am studying for the MW and dont know what I would have done without it.


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