logs for 1996
(5th calendar year of non-stop skiing)
Dec 1996: Got to ski with my Dad for the first time in my life.
He hadn't skied since he was a young man, some 45 years ago.
My brother Jay and I rented some shapes for Dad. He said he picked up right where
he left off. We had an absolute blast and plan to do it a lot more!
Hit Vail, Keystone, Arapahoe, Copper, Beaver, and Arrowhead just right.
According to the Denver Post, this was the second biggest week of snowfall
in the history of these resorts. Man I'm lucky!
Nov 1996, 50th Month: Al Greene and I caught it just right at Alta.
It snowed all day--non-stop. We skied till our dogs barked, and then skied some more.
Oct 26th, Solitude had a good amount of snow this morning.
Was able to make as many runs as I wanted under Moonbeam II.
This looks like it will be a great snow year with this early start.
Snowbird, Sept 17th:
Skied a couple of runs on new snow today at the Bird.
All of this new stuff started out of the blue
with a 4 inch snowfall a couple of days after Labor Day Monday.
It's looking good!
Gotta love skiing Timberline in the middle of August!
I'd say this was my best trip up here so far--wore myself out.
July 21, 1996:
Skied Pipeline Bowl, it is going fast! Got a few good action pics I hope to
post if the quality turns out.
June: The 14th was the stand-out day this month at the Bird.
It turned out to be my last chair day until I go to Oregon in a couple of months.
Got more than a dozen runs--savoring each turn as if it were the last.
May 1996:I don't want another May like this any time soon--at least for skiing.
I had so much work and travel that I think I skied two days!
But I made sure they were good ones....
I really like it when I get 27 runs in a day. Had one of those
"pour it on" days this month. I felt the burn and the burn was good.
Sun Valley, Dollar, and Bogus Basin were primo.
154" base this last week of March. Oodles of pow this month and we skied a lot of it.
These are the kinds of days that you're glad you skied the not-so-good days--
so you can handle hours of leg-thrashing bliss on deep powder days.
Took the kids a lot this month.
We've had some breakthrough days where they really
get psyched about what they've learned.
January '96- Alta already has a base of over 140" before the
end of this month--really incredible powder days so far this year.
Also skied Camelback in the Poconos while near there on biz. Very fun.