(Last Updated On: June 18, 2012)
It’s true that this season has been one of the worst on record. Record low snowfalls scoured the west, except for Alaska of course. On top of this, the season was overshadowed by a negative vibe with the many skiers that died in accidents this season. From famous skiers like Jeremy Jones and Sarah Burke, Teton blogger Steve Romeo, and well-known compatriots like Jim Jack and Rob Lieberman – it seemed like everyone who knew someone who lost their lives tragically and far too early.
While Coloradans complained incessantly about our non-winter, Frank and I decided to grasp what we DID have. Instead of starting to ride our bikes in March along with everyone else, we kept on doing what we do best, and we skied. And as it turns out, the skiing was just getting good. No joke. We had some of the best spring skiing we’ve ever encountered in April and May.
That being said, I was able to pull off 120 days of skiing this season – which is a record for me. In a year that will be deemed forever as having a non-winter, I still had a pretty darned good ski season. So, I put together a little slideshow video to highlight the season’s goods.
My season won’t stop at 120 days. As I write this, I recently skied Mt Shasta, CA and I am gearing up for my next skiing adventures in Oregon and Washington.
Here’s to the season that was only as bad as your attitude- and a reminder to appreciate the season’s that ARE good 🙂