I went to Crystal Mountain with my family for the weekend. Crystal Mountain is located in the Cascade Mountains, south-east of Seattle. When we got there, it was snowing and didn’t stop until we left. The visibility on the mountain was poor but the conditions were amazing. I have never seen so much snow!
On my honeymoon, I skied with my husband in Switzerland. Zermatt was great. The skiing was perfect and we had an amazing time. But St. Moritz’s conditions weren’t as good. There was a lot of ice. As we were skiing down a steep vertical slope, I tripped and slid down the mountain. I was hurt so bad that a helicopter had to medivac me off the mountain and take me to a local hospital.
After a skiing accident at Keystone, Co., which tore my meniscus, I was out for a year. After that, my husband broke his knee, so it has been more than two years since I was last on skis.
On this weekend in the Cascade Mountains, we skied in thick white powder with the Douglas Firs all around us. The trees were beautiful. I have never seen such large trees except when I went to the Redwood Forrest (Muir Woods).
For skiing, the weather was great. There was the steady fall of large fluffy snowflakes. There was little wind and it wasn’t too cold but it wasn’t at all warm. I was dressed right and being cold was not my issue. My biggest complaint was the back of my legs and my shins. They were burning as I skied some of the harder stuff on the mountain. The resort is located at the foot of Mt. Rainier and the one disappointment was not being able to see its dramatic peak because it was so overcast.