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Perisher 25th of July 2010

This weekend I had two Masters Training early starts at Blue Cow and we were treated to two great sunrises as we started training. We trashed Zali’s before the public were allowed to ski it on Saturday, and I was much less of a gumby than I was in the gates last year. In the afternoon I joined up with Tony Nicholson and we quickly hiked Olympic. It had become firm and crusty since Thursday, but it there was still some nice turns to be had.

On Sunday it was GS training. Once again I didn't feel like a total gumby in the gates and my GS turns improved a lot by practicing setting up my hip angulation before the turn really started. All of the groomed areas at Blue Cow are in great nick and there appeared to be a decent line down both Kamikaze and Rock Garden.

  Saturday sunrise before training  
Saturday sunrise before training
  Slalom training on Zali's  
Slalom training on Zali's
Stubbies at the top of Zali's Side Saddle skiable
Stubbies at the top of Zali's Side Saddle skiable
We made a mess of Zali's before the public got to touch it The traverse from Guthega is open
We made a mess of Zali's before the public got to touch it The traverse from Guthega is open
  Accelerator is in great condition  
Accelerator is in great condition
  Tony getting ready for a run down Olympic  
Tony getting ready for a run down Olympic
  Me enjoying the crusty mank on Olympic  
Me enjoying the crusty mank on Olympic
  I'm a hot skier!  
I'm a hot skier!
  Burnum Burnum reveals how little natural snow there is  
Burnum Burnum reveals how little natural snow there is
  The sunrise was amasing on Sunday Morning  
The sunrise was amasing on Sunday Morning
  Frosty sunrise on Early Starter  
Frosty sunrise on Early Starter
  GS Training on Zali's  
GS Training on Zali's

I hope we come out of the next system with a net gain in snowpack, rather than the loss it looks like we will suffer

Richard Hocking