Today I got back in the saddle.
Almost two years ago, on Saturday, April 23, 2011, I got spectacularly hurt in a rather mundane skiing accident. Just a couple weeks before, Boreal had offered a special: buy a season pass, and it would be good for the remainder of the 2010-11 ski season and all of the 11-12 season. I bought one, and was using it for only the 4th time when I had my accident. I was unable to use it the rest of that season (which ran until the 4th of July!) and was out the 11-12 season as well.
Working with the general manager at Boreal, I was able to get the pass reissued for this season--and today I went up there, skiing for the first time in almost 2 years.
I only skied for 3 hours, deciding that that was enough for a first time. To be honest I thought I'd be able to do more than I did, but at least I got back up on the mountain. I've got the rest of the season to improve.
Update: On the way home I stopped at my aunt and uncle's place in Auburn to visit with them and grandpa, who will be 101 in a few weeks!