This isn’t really a secret, but it’s possible it could be.
Turns out Nike might be on to something with, Just Do It.
And, if I didn’t know better, I think I would think it was just a joke. But it seems to be a theme running through things – look into something impressive, and usually somebody did just go out and make it happen.
Somehow it only seems fitting that the season finale for collegiate skiing should be accompanied by blue skies, sunshine and spring conditions. And despite the snow falling on either side, that’s what the 2012 NCAA Skiing Championships got. If you missed the action, the stories are here: – Day 1 – Day 2 – Day … Read more
Here’s a few recent pieces from print media. Starting with three from the January issue of the Chronicle’s Carve magazine. Seneca Boards - CRVp.04 Backcountry ski guide – CRVp.14 Mt. Ellis classic line – CRVp.15 And, after a bit of confusion, here’s another ski story, which found its way into the page of Outside Bozeman. Skiing … Read more
Catching an edge and becoming a lawn dart are not likely to ever become a thing of the past on skis. But, the pain of slamming face first into whatever rock, ice, hard pack or even powder might be underneath might be.
Like many good stories, this one starts with what most of those effected jokingly refer to at some point as an “addiction.” It’s not that they can’t stop, though few of them have probably ever tried, but that the passion’s influence extends far beyond the time they spend on the slopes. With an especially high … Read more
Usually in December, in Bozeman, the landscape looks a lot like winter. This year, not so much. Here are a few images from AP’s skiing coverage from around the world – proof that it still snows, somewhere.
I saw a sticker on a car the other day that reminded me of a priest I hung out with in Italy. The bold letters read, They still hang bike thieves in Montana.
So, the price of the ski pass I bought this season went up about $25, I think, from last season. And I was thinking that was a lot. Then I read about Aspen’s offer. Whether for charity or not, that is an expensive pass. Aspen offers $25K ‘ultimate ski pass’ for charity By The … Read more
Doing some background reading about poets and peaks – like Kerouac and Desolation – I stumbled across this essay credited with labeling the Beat Generation. Reading through the words of John Clellon Holmes reminded me of a conversation from an English class in college. Someone had asked, what makes literature? The answer, more or less: … Read more