So I went on this ski trip to Big Sky, Montana. Aside from endless stupidness at all airports, including only 1 agent checking people in at the Montreal airport, members of the group not getting their ski gear at Bozeman, fighting with a stupid woman who took my seat at Minneapolis, and weather delays throughout. Other than that it was a fabulous trip. Great people, great food, great booze, and of course, great snow! Check out my GoPro edit.
Oh ya. I almost died too…
Less than 1 month now and I’ll be skiing here! Can’t wait.
The Way I Ski It: Opening Week
Week one at Big Sky Resort has been a solid week of awesome skiing. Just prior to opening week I heard my first avalanche bomb of the season go off (thanks to our awesome Ski Patrol) while sitting in my Huntley Lodge office. It’s like the racer’s starting gun signaling the start of a great season.
After Opening Day almost twice as many runs at Big Sky Resort opened up, which gave me the chance to do a few Lobo, Calamity Jane, Crazy Horse, and Tippy’s Tumble laps on my lunch break. I used to be frustrated by the amount of time it took to change into ski gear and carry my skis and poles to the lift just to turn around in an hour and get back to work. My sentiment has changed drastically after a winter season like 2013-14: We are meant to be skiing and I’m lucky enough to have a job where I can do that every day of the season. It also doesn’t hurt that I have my quick change into ski gear down.
With one week of skiing under my belt I look forward to watching the snow accumulate, Challenger Lift opening, Uncle Dan’s Cookies at the Tram, and taking my first Liberty Bowl leg-burner of the season.
The feeling of waking up to fresh snow on the ground and hearing bombs from my house in Town Center is how the first week back on skis feels. We may only be skiing Mr. K and Calamity Jane for the first few days, but that feeling never gets old.
I know it’s still July, but… I have plane tickets reserved for a ski trip to Big Sky Montana from Jan 3-8 2015. It can’t get here soon enough! lol
Details to follow.
For the last 10 years or so, I’ve felt that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to shred at a large resort/mountain again, while I can still ski the way I want. What I mean is, my knee degeneration is going to force me to stop skiing so aggresively. It’s a done deal. Currently, there aint no going back. Before long I’ll be stuck cruising down groomed beginner runs, and aventually, nothing at all with the plastic joints. It’s coming. Also, I don’t really have any friends so if I was going to take a trip, it would be by myself. I can’t afford that. It would be great to go with my wife and kids, but they are not strong enough skiers to go where I want. So I would be skiing alone… Also, if I can’t afford to go by myself, I definately can’t afford to take 4 people.
I was lucky this past season to join up with some guys around here that are in to big production trips. Not necessarily my thing, but they like to go to places that have fabulous skiing. It seems that they are impressed with my skiing ability, so it looks like I will be invited on future trips. It’s only May and we’re already planning the next trip. lol. I guess we must be addicted. I must admit, it’s all I think about. I’m like a junkie. I get all warm and tingly inside when the planned trip comes to fruition. And when I’m coming down, ie summer, I feel like shit. So far it looks like we’ve locked up Big Sky for early January. Also, Chile or Argentina is looking to be a go for summer 2015. Oh man! I’m excited! lol