Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Resorts are opening or re opening locally...Sunburst was open Sunday;Wilmot is set to open Wednesday; Cascade Mountain Friday; Alpine Valley and Little Switzerland will open soon. Granite Peak opened Sunday and will open again for the weekend. Ski brule has been open. Marquette opens Friday.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
We ordered the 4-Pack of ski classics from the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame & Museum: The Blizzard of Aahh's, License to Thrill, Groove: Requiem in the Key of Ski and finally P-Tex Lies and Duct Tape.
If you have not watched these classics you may want to watch them.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Wow. What a weekend. Presidents Day. Traditionally a busy and profitable stretch for resorts.
We managed to teach three ski classes at Cascade Mountain as well as rip a few NASTAR runs without any lasting physical or emotional scars.
The next day was a different story. For some reason my snowboard was calling me. A voice from the basement whispered "take me out." Or was that my wife. Wait. Is she in the basement?
Actually it was visa versa. It took me out. The board did. Ouch. I prefer standing now. But I think I am getting the feel of it, again.
Sometimes it is good to try something new and feel like a beginner again. Not sure if this was one of those times. Arriving at the local Highlands of Olympia I received a hero's welcome, a place I toiled as an ski instructor some years ago.
But riding the Board made me feel like a novice.
Get out of your comfort zone. Try something new!
But be careful. Ouch!