So I am 9 months in to living at 6500 ft. I am mostly acclimated and trying to drive to the base and spend time at roughly 8000-9000 ft daily just to make sure I am doing OK. I still feel pretty weak but am starting to feel like I am getting back where this could be a good year. My skis are from 2009. They are like brand new and still solid technology but I am thinking of upgrading to some Icelantic Nomads. I have dropped down to close to 200 lbs and am 6’2″ so I just have this awkward weight distribution that I don’t have the same drive through things that I did so I don’t feel my legs under me right.
So far, limited headaches. Like I get them and all, but lots of water and doing OK.
Biggest issue–my vision is 20/50 now and I have never had to ski with glasses or contacts. I haven’t had to wear contacts in two decades. So the combination of the skis being a little stiffer and bigger than I probably feel comfortable on and, you know, feeling blind plus the occasional migraine is still a trip.
Just waiting for Wednesday’s storm to get on the hill.