We got to the bottom of the run right after the lift stopped running.

I looked over at my brother Ben through my goggles and then looked up at the mountain we just rode down.

I did not want to unstrap and hike all the way up there. So I looked around and saw an “out of bounds” rope to our left in front of a forested area.

I “knew” the lodge was in that direction, so I said, “Hey Ben, let’s take a shortcut through the woods. If we ride down that way we should pop out right by the lodge.”

So we ducked under the rope and headed out.

After about 10 minutes of riding through the woods I started to get a little concerned we may be off track. But we just kept going. We crossed a couple frozen creeks and it started snowing hard.

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