I've been riding for sixteen years. Skied for six years before that and still trying to forget those days.
Yeah... so I'm 3/4 of the way up the hill!!! But still learning new stuff every season.
I've got the whole family thing going on, a wife and three kids. Two of the kids will be hitting the sn*w for the first time this season.
I'm from upstate NY.
I've hit up just about all of the big mountains
in the northeast and many of the smaller ones.
I've never been out west
. That pilgrimage will definitely come in the next year or two.
This is my fifth season with a pass to Killington. It's not my favorite mountain but they have a long season and it's only about an hour away.
I've had season passes at Gore Mountain, Whiteface, and West Mountain (a small mountain with night skiing) all of which are in upstate NY.
My favorite northeast mountain... Sugarloaf USA in Maine.
I worked at a ski/snowboard rental shop for seven years during high school and college.
I've got plenty of experience, knowledge, and stories to share.
On most days I spend about 60% of my time out on the trails or in the glades and 40% of my time in the park. That's most days. Powder days it's more like 90% trails/10% park. But, so far, this season it's been 20% trails / 80% park.
I and the crew I ride with go to ride, and that is what we do. We do not stop and sit down in the middle of a run. We go full speed, top to bottom, pretty much all the time.
to ride at least once a week or I'll go insane and it usually works out to be twice a week.
I've been to Killington twice since opening day last friday (11/16/07).
Last day there my favorite trail was Reason. The early season park they have set-up there is sick. I think my favorite feature right now is this quarter at the bottom with an oil drum thingy on top. It's kind of like the one at the bottom of the run in my signature pic... only better!!!
Happy to be here. Time to see what's up on these boards. Pun intended.