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Once again, on January 26th, we went down for Mt. Bachelor's annual "ski free day," which is a canned food drive where each skier donates three cans of food in exchange for a free lift ticket. This year we had a total of 16 people in our group – nine from our church and seven other Christian friends from the area. We car pooled in two vehicles. Thanks to Jon and Christina for driving.

We left the park-and-ride at 3:30 a.m. for the 4 to 5 hour drive down to central Oregon.  Conversations on the trip down helped the ride go faster.  The day dawned bright and clear, the perfect day for skiing! We arrived at the mountain at 8:30, greeted by bright, white snow contrasting beautifully with the amazingly blue sky. Lifts were scheduled to open at 9 a.m., so we scrambled to get everyone ready to "shred Mt. Bachelor." 16 people is a lot to get organized with skis, boots, poles, snowboards, coats, snow pants, goggles, helmets, gloves, 2007-02-mountain.jpgcanned food, cameras, and more everywhere.

We all had a wonderful day of skiing/boarding with awesome views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. We had one first-time skier and several second-time skiers, who were all doing awesome. I did go over a big jump a little TOO fast and busted my goggles from the resulting face-plant, but nobody had any serious accidents. There were some comments from other skiers about the "crazy-hat-guy" and the"skier in a skirt." :-)

We arrived back at the park-and-ride at 9:30 p.m. and all headed our separate ways. It was an awesome trip once again. You all should join us next year! 

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By Published On: February 8, 2007Categories: Outdoors, Skiing1 Comment

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  1. Carolyn Ford February 9, 2007 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Thank you for the excellent pictures and interesting write-up. It sounds like everyone had lots of fun.

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