Skiing Adventures 2005-2006
Minnesota Ski Slopes
|Minnesota Map||MN Ski Resorts - about.com|
|Buck Hill, Burnsville, MN||310 ft.||Coffee Mill Ski Area, Wabasha, MN||425 ft.|
|Hyland Hills, Bloomington, MN||175 ft.||Welch Village, Welch, MN||360 ft.|
|Powder Ridge, Kimball, MN||310 ft.||Andes Tower Hills, Kensington, MN||275 ft.|
|Lutsen, Lutsen, MN||808 ft.||Buena Vista Ski Area, Bemidji, MN||230 ft|
|Spirit Mountain, Duluth, MN||700 ft.||Ski Gull, Nisswa, MN||280 ft.|
|Wild Mountain, Taylors Falls, MN||300 ft.||Afton Alps, Hastings, MN||350 ft.|
|Giants Ridge, Biwabik, MN||500 ft.||Mount Kato, Mankato, MN||240 ft.|
2005-2006 Ski Season
This season, I hope to ski in Japan, Vermont, and Minnesota.
Next season, maybe South America and all of the western US.
11/18/05 Wild Mountain was open! Two lifts and 3 runs. Skied about 35 times. It was warm and sunny like spring-time skiing. The St. Croix river, unfrozen, was flowing across the road. Found a new shortcut to get there.
11/25/05 Buck Hill had one lift and one run open. It was icy on one side, but mostly ok on the other. Had a freeway event on the way, sliding down I-35 sideways. Four-wheeled out of the ditch, changed a tire and proceeded to ski! Ski-wear works well for changing a tire when the temp is 15F and you need to be crawling around on the ground looking for jack-points.
Japan: Feb 1-18, 2006. Skied again at Yonezawa Ski Park, Tengendai, and Zao. Saw another snow monkey, and the Yonezawa Lantern Festival.
California: Feb 23 - March 3, 2006. Final project tasks were in San Diego and Gilroy. Skied on Thursday at Heavenly at South Lake Tahoe. Got a tee-shirt that says "If it's too steep to ski, you're too old."
MN March 6, 2006. Early bird special at Buck Hill: $10. Skied 3-1/2 hours non-stop.
Skied twice a week at Buck Hill in March. My final visit was on Tuesday, March 21st. Near the end of my visit, I tried a snowboard jump next to the half-pipe. It happened fast. Not sure exactly how it happened, but I think I landed ski heel down. By the time I stopped sliding down the slope on my back, I had 1 ski pole left. Had to walk half-way back up the slope to recover my skis.
March 26, 2006. Most MN resorts are scheduled to close 4/2. That's all for the 2005-2006 season for me.
My skiing in the US
- Recent Skiing
- 2006-2007 Skiing - US & Japan
- 2005-2006 Skiing - US & Japan
- 2004-2005 Skiing
- 2003-2004 Skiing - US & Japan
- 2002-2003 Skiing - Tahoe area resorts. First time ever skiing!
My skiing in Japan
- Tengendai, Japan - Pictures, data, and bus schedule
- Yonezawa, Japan - Yonezawa Ski Park
- Zao, Japan - Pictures, data, and bus schedule
- Zao Mountain web site - in Japanese
- Tengendai - in Japanese
- Snow Japan
- Skiing in Japan
Other Ski Links
- Ski Central - search and index site for skiers and snowboarders
- GoSki - definitive guide to the world's snowiest spots
- SkiMaps - trail maps
- United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) - home of the U.S. Ski Team
- International Ski Federation - official site
- Ski.com - resort and weather information, live cameras, equipment, and more
- Ski Magazine - skiing lifestyle publication
- Away.com Ski Guide
Jack Heggie Links
Jack Heggie influenced my skiing style in positive ways. Jack Heggie died recently, and it is time to move on. Also, the Jack Heggie links don't work anymore.
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