well. the coffee got me on my feet and outside, and now that pg's got the basics she's down with decent hills. the late afternoon was significantly cooler (still open-shirt, though) and the snow conditions were just shy of perfect.
i had so much fun! in particular, i challenged myself with a short off-piste mogul run which went invigoratingly well.
i'm really, *really* glad i dragged myself out of bed this morning ^_^