making the most of a crappy winter

February 7, 2012

Skiing is fun. And while skiing deep powder is the pinnacle of fun skiing, that doesn’t change the fact that skiing is fun.

I remember a long time ago, riding the lift at Alta with my brother Dave, and him talking about his dream of one day skiing with his wife and kids and having his kids be faster and braver than him.

Through some twists of fate, my kids are older than his, but the sentiment remains, and I share it. My kids are faster and braver than I am. And I love skiing with (behind) them.

And that’s just the places I managed to get there in time to “film.” They did their best work off camera.

I can’t keep up. And it’s awesome.

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17 Responses to “making the most of a crappy winter”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    That Little Cloud ridge/ramp jump is one of my favorites ever.

  2. jonrobjames@gmail.com Says:

    Uh how do I “Like” this thing?

  3. slcsamurai Says:

    Cool. Is red guy wearing a one piecer? Please say yes.

    • dug Says:

      yes. yes it is. it was his grandpa’s and it’s like 40 years old. it’s a little short so it doesn’t cover his boots, so i told him he could have my old gaiters. he’s very excited.

  4. steve Says:

    “like”

  5. jruss Says:

    i have found that my bravery is inversely proportional to the cost of my insurance deductible.

  6. KanyonKris Says:

    It took me a while to recognize the first scene – the conveyor belt through the tunnel connecting to Mineral Basin. I like the boys laying down style – pseudo planking?

  7. Brandon Banks Says:

    Pure, unadulterated, awesomeness……………

  8. Mary from NC Says:

    Doug
    given that last year your winter was 2x as long as normal (did you ski in May) it seems only fitting that this winter is a bit of disappointment…on another note, am headed to SLC (actually Ogden) in late March. Know of a bike shop that might rent me a bike (prefer road but would ride mtn) for a day or two? I believe you are S Ogden but if you happen to know of a store plz let me know. thx.


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