I per primera vegada vam esquiar de nit, sota la llum potent dels focus que s’intercalen amb els canons de neu en totes les pistes de Liberty. A partir de les cinc de la tarda la muntanya es converteix de nit. La foscor del cel puntejada per milers d’estels contrasta amb la blancor enlluernant de la neu en les pistes d’esquí. I aquesta metamorfosi de la naturalesa atrau un perfil d’esquiadors i snowboarders ben different del de la resta del dia. Quina experiència, us la recomanem!
I ara a esperar impacientment la propera oportunitat de visitar Liberty Mountain, que desitgem que sigui ben aviat.
Aina i Montse Puig
Liberty Mountain – preparades per agafar el tele-cadira.
Remontant la pista blava , al davant de la muntanya
L’Aina espera el torn per a tornar a pujar amb el
telecadira I fer una altra baixada abans d’anara dinar.
We say goodbye to 2009 while skiing at Liberty Mountain
On Wednesday, December 30th, we skied with fresh snow at Liberty Mountain resort, in Pennsylvania, together with our friend Connie Lawn. Due to the exuberant snowstorm that hit the Washington DC area last week, the ski lovers were able to enjoy a great skiing time before the New Year. Liberty Mountain, previously known as Ski Liberty, is a local resort that allows people living in the metropolitan area of the USA capital, the experience of “one-day skiing”. At this time of the year, usually Liberty Mountain makes its own snow. However this year the skiers have enjoyed the natural snow, which attracted more than 5,000 visitors a day to the mountain. Although it is a small resort, the slopes and installations, as well as the personnel working there make the experience memorable and fun. The front of the mountain is sanctuary for beginner skiers and snowboarders. At the back, the more adventurous can find runs of all difficulties. All the chair lifts are 4-sitters, and that speeds the flow of the people to the top of the mountain and makes the waiting at the bottom of the slope short enough to establish sporadic conversations with strangers that share the same hobby that we have. The ski instructors are there for the students punctually each hour, and make the experience of the lesson something that is worth trying. There are 8 different difficulty levels for the students, and this brings the class to an intimate number of participants, sometimes mimiquing a private lesson.
And for the first time, we skied at night, under the bright light of the lamp panels that are intercalated with the snow cannons in all the slopes at Liberty. After 5pm the mountain is putting on her nightdress. With the darkness of the ski spotted with thousands of stars contrasting with the whiteness of the snow on the skiing slopes. And this natural metamorphosis attracts a skier and snowboarder profile quite different from that earlier that day. What an experience, we strongly recommend it!
And now, we will impatiently wait until the next visit to Liberty Mountain, that we wish it would be very soon
Aina and Montse Puig