I went skiing for the first time this season yesterday at Ski Liberty. My company had a semi-official trip (they subsidized the cost of the bus) there, and I had a blast. We did night skiing, which I hadn’t done before, and it was also my first time using a helmet. The first couple runs I did were on green trails and I was pretty sloppy, but started getting my form back. The goggles I had to take off as soon as it got dark because I couldn’t see the snow well enough to carve turns, but the helmet was nice – kept me warm, and didn’t affect my balance. I spent most of the night on the back side of the mountain, Heavenly is still my favorite trail there. I skied a little over three hours before I couldn’t hold my form anymore, and I knew I was done. I went to McKee’s Tavern for a bowl of chili and some refreshing muscle relaxants, all of our group coming in before we headed back. I’m tired today, a little sore, but it was worth it (including having to make up the hours I missed).