|Tae getting in the "Fast" position|
I have been fortunate in my life to have skied a great many places and with a great many folks. My former boss, John Schweizer told me once that after 50 years of skiing he can only remember a few distinct ski days, that they all sort of started rolling together. I did not agree with him then but now, many years later I have to admit that after so many great trips, tours, powder days and resort days, they do start to blend into one another. However that said, I do remember a few key days (not all here obviously). Here are few images to support those memories but if I could add a few I dont have pictures of...
First is skiing in Garmisch, Germany with Josh Mac and watching him throw one of biggest hucks that I have ever witnessed off a wind lip just to shame the shit out of "Rudi" the German ski instructor we happened (not by choice) to be skiing with.
Second is skiing with John Zeigle and Doug Coombs in Lagrave, France. We skied Doug's famous Couloir to Bar line. 7,000 vertical feet and at the bottom I watched in amazement as Doug pounded on some boarded up, building deep in the embrace of a huge snow drift. After a few knocks an old woman opened up the door and gestured us in for the best Rabbit Stew and beers I have ever tasted.
Third is skiing in Fernie, BC with the indestructible Tyler Merrit and watching as he jumped into a huge, scary chute without attaching his left tele cable to his boot....
|Just another day in Norway|
|The pirates negotiate their share of the booty|
|Me-happy winner of paper scissors rock....|
|Craig Hatton AKA the Reverend about to marry Kass and Elmo|
I hugged Tae and I asked him if he wanted to turn or go fast. He looked up at me with his big assed helmet on his head and a very, very serious face and said, "go fast dad" and my heart just about burst...........