I’m back up alpine skiing with the fantastic organization, Outdoors For All up this year at Snoqualmie pass. I skied with them two years ago up at Stevens Pass. That year was one of the dryest, awful years for snow we’ve had in a long time with sheets of ice to ski on at best. But, it was so little time after my stroke I still had most of my muscle mass and I was surprisingly able to ski decent. I never fell once, mostly able to keep up with my instructor at a good rate of speed. Counter-intuitively since I have lost the majority of that muscle along with learned non-use, its lead to greater difficulty now. With my tenacious, competitive, go-getter personality, it’s very tough mentally for me! But I’m still up there giving it a go, having fun, and enjoying the mountain air!
Wouldn’t at all be the same experience without my great volunteer instructor, Keith Felton (left in pic below). He has the patience of a saint really caring to anticipate every need making sure I enjoy myself up there! In addition, we had Kyle (right in pic below) up there who is a ‘cadet’ future instructor. Fantastic valued volunteering guys! I’ll be up there every Saturday through the 18th of Feb.