Lorrie Tomlinson reports from Appalachian Ski Mountain:
Cold temperatures have returned and snow making has resumed. Wednesday afternoon, at App Ski Mtn, I overheard Grady Moretz tell an employee, "It is winter again." He could have just as well said "windy again".
The blustering wind reminded me of a tornado as it twisted and twirled the fresh powder from the guns. Vision was limited as you blindly skied into white clouds of snow.
The fierce wind was a destructive force for this one guy. I watched
him move his goggles on top of his head like people sometimes rest their sunglasses. He was trying to light a cigarette! Not sure why he needed to remove the goggles to light a cigarette, or why he wanted to smoke and ski, but neither seemed to work very well for him. A gust of wind ripped the resting goggles from his head. Those are probably lodged in a tree, somewhere in TN, by now.
Added note: “ I visited a local ski shop and when I gave them my credit card to purchase something two of them recognized my name from skinc photos!!! They asked if I would take their pictures on the slopes. I told them I would love to get some shots. Hopefully, we will make turns this weekend. They gave me a 20% discount!!! How cool was that???
We will keep a log of the best reporter’s submission, photos and reports. Trust us it is way to time consuming to post every pic…but send them…because we are tallying the scores. The winner of the Best On Snow Reporter for 2005-2006 will win $1000 in cash, a FREE Getaway Vacation and more. The contest will run from now through March 1st and we will choose the winner. Our choice will be based on the following and IN THE ORDER of importance.
Quality of Photos
Quality of Reports (well written, informative, unbiased)
Number of Photo Submissions
Number of Reports
Extra points will be given for getting smiling faces in the photos and including names and cities where you can.
Extra points will be awarded for creative ideas.
We will choose the winner based on how helpful and informative the reports have been.
As of 01/26/2006 here are the top vote getters. (We will only document the top three to five here throughout the season…and we may begin posting the top ten, depending on how close results are.)
1. Lorrie Tomlinson
2. Kent Jackson
3. Mark McKelvy