Wear late brother’s clothes, too big but cozy feeling:
Savor the peaceful resort before opening:
Write Halong Bay, Vietnam blog post in the lodge:
while husband joins skiing clinic.
Pause for mindfulness (see http://vinaire.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/more-on-mindfulness/) in preparation of fully enjoying this little knob.
See this sweet spot (Beaver Bowl Ridge) and desire it but will have to climb.
Prepare to hike the ridge, encounter this sign:
Let’s see, skiing alone, high winds, will be hiking in ski boots on an icy ridge, sign warning of possible death or worse… Turn back.
The front of the ridge, inbounds, should be good enough.
Missed upper sweet spot but this looks plenty good. (Lower Beaver Bowl.)
Back at the lower levels, discover untouched corduroy (skier term for groom lines) on closed Kangaroo lift.
Lay down tracks.
Don’t forget to look at Lake Tahoe from top of Wolverine Bowl.
Skier’s left of Wolverine Bowl, off-piste, very tasty.
Drive to Reno to pump iron with awesome stepdaughter.
Observe beautiful pregnant woman doing Bulgarian split squats with 50 pounds of weights.
Work on novel until midnight.