Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Skiing in April!

One of the things I love about living in Portland is that we have great skiing about an hour away and often, if the snow keeps falling, the ski season runs into late Spring.

My sister, Dad, husband and I all headed up there this past weekend to take advantage of what's left of the snow. It was a beautiful day with sunshine and some of the warmest temps I have ever skied in.

I took these pictures with my iPhone, so they are not amazing, but even still - there is something so breathtaking about looking up and seeing the top of a mountain.

This is one of my favorite spots. Every direction you look is beautiful and you do feel like you are on top of the world.

I do believe this was my last chance to experience this until Thanksgiving rolls around, and the mountain once again becomes a winter wonderland.

Aside from the ridiculous goggle sunburn marks I had the next day, it was a great time. Thanks to my sister and Dad for forcing me out of bed at 7am Sunday to go - I know that wasn't pleasant for them. And thank you to Mother Nature, for once again reminding me there is so much beauty around, if you just take a moment to realize it.


  1. I absolutely love spring skiing. Warm weather, soft snow, what could be better?

    Where did you go skiing? Have you ever skied anywhere in Washington?

  2. Thanks so much for visiting my blog Mudpuddle today! Yours is an absolute joy to read. About a year ago I visited one of my sons in Seattle - my first trip to the Northwest! I thought it was just beautiful!I'll check in here often!


  3. Remember when you fell over while standing?


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