Simply the Simmonds Life

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Skiing at Powder Ridge December 12, 2009

Filed under: Boy Scout Bluster — Angie S. @ 3:24 pm

Saturday Dan V., Heidi and I took the Boy Scouts in our troop skiing at Powder Ridge’s Boy Scout Day.  Every December Powder Ridge picks a couple of weekends for the Boy Scouts to ski as a group with reduced rates. 

We left Trinity at a little after 8am and arrived in Kimball at 9:30.  It took us about 35-40 minutes to get the boys checked in, paid for, and equipment rented.  The boys were eager to hit the slopes right away but Heidi made them all wait until we could get a group picture.  As it was, a few slipped by us and headed for the hills anyway!

Even though the highest the temperature got was 22 degrees (with a windchill of 12) we hardly saw the boys all day.  They came in a few times but it wasn’t to warm up.  It was to…you guessed it EAT!  Dylon got a chili dog that he had to use a spoon to uncover from the mound of chili piled on top of it.  Some had cheeseburgers, packed lunches, soup or chili.  Some of us had also brought snacks from home since the food at the diner there was pretty spendy.

Heidi and I played ski police and made sure everyone kept their helmets on.  Nobody wanted to wear the helmets but it’s a Scout rule that we rigorously enforced.  We watched the boys come down the hill gracefully only to sprawl out on the ground at the very bottom.  We also watched the snowmobile bring down an unconscious man on a stretcher.  They had the oxygen on him and everything.  Word was he had been laying there by the trees for almost an hour before anyone saw him!

Luckily our crew stayed safe. 

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