Everyone had to be up at 4:30am today to climb sleepily into our snow gear. Taxi into Federation Square and then onto the bus to Mt Buller. Happily, I slept much of the way. We stopped at Mansfield to collect skis and snowboards. It's a lovely drive through the Yarra valley and then up the steep winding Mt Buller road which snakes its way between tall straight gum trees. It was rainy and a bit windy and we were driving through clouds by the time we reached our destination.
By the time we reached Mt Buller, the weather was rather miserable and we were greeted with the news that only 1 lift was open. Despite this rather poor start and the misery of being rather cold and wet by the end of the day, I think everyone has some fun. We got in about 10-12 runs down the slope just in front of the village called Burke St. The drizzle continued all day so it became increasingly slushy and icy and by 2pm skiing was actually quite difficult. There were a few inglorious falls made by everyone except Amanda. J and I took top prizes in this competition. Several trips to the café for hot chocolate, hot chips and hot spiced cider provided relief. We filled out the day with pizza back at the village and then the bus ride home again.
Another adventure. There is a high probability of soreness tomorrow.