it’s not much, but it’s sumthin

January 22, 2010

The Fam and I, sans Maddy, who is now gainfully employed at Zuppas (and comes home smelling of soup–isn’t that weird? I would think she’d smell like zoup), headed up to Park City to outfit Ian with some new ski boots, since we just found out that my old Tecnicas that he’s been using for the last two years are two sizes too big for him.

You can’t make me feel any worse than I already do, so stop shaking your heads already.

Turns out, the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place largely in Park City, just opened. Also turns out, Cole Sport was hosting some kind of hoity toity ski fashion party, with hired dancing models, open bar, live DJ, drunken cougars, the works.

cole fur coat

We fit right in:

ian holden kim cole sports party

cole dug smirk

Future glitterati of Park City, right there.

Anyway, the snow has been falling, and we’re so hyper to get out, nothing can stop us. We had to test out the new boots, right?

But on high avy days with 50mph winds, we go a bit soft, so short Mill D North fit the bill. The big blue bird day lines will come later.

This video is lame in about 6 different ways, but when your boy is loving the powder, well, what’s a proud pappy gonna do? Post it, that’s what. We can’t all be the Powderwhores.

And if you’re wondering, no, we didn’t have dogs with us in Big Cottonwood Canyon–that would be wrong.

17 Responses to “it’s not much, but it’s sumthin”

  1. KanyonKris Says:

    Ian made good turns there. The boots were totally worth it.

    Few things make a father more proud than when one of your kids takes up something you enjoy. My daughter is taking a rock climbing class and loves it, and I couldn’t be more pleased.

    dug, every time I see your skis I smile. They look so big. Just an involuntary response, I know it’s the current evolution of skis.

    Of the Park City glitterati you listed, which one is Kim going for? (Just making trouble, as usual.)

    I know you said the video isn’t great, but still, what’s with the music? It sounds clipped and distorted. Even so, good song.

    Given your bold statement about wanting to eat at the bathroom table at 712 I thought you take me up on the free dinner, but still no reply. OK, this is the last reminder. Anyone else want in on this? Perhaps if the pot were big enough dug would go for it.

  2. kim Says:


    You spelled Zupas wrong. Just thought you should know. 🙂


  3. Rachel Says:

    Poor Ian. It didn’t look like he had any fun. You shouldn’t torture him like that.

  4. mark Says:

    I know he didn’t care for those skis, but he doesn’t seem to be struggling with them, either. Nice to see the youngster out with us again.

  5. bikemike Says:

    and the winter wonderland jealousy starts again.
    my own fault, really. i’m just sayin’.

    hi dug’s daughter, welcome to the insanity.

  6. Jonnie J Says:

    Dug – The not so little fella is making some very respectable turns. Good to see him out this morning. I’m pretty sure my dad could not have pulled me from my bed at 4:30 am on a school day….or any day for that matter.

    Let’s do it again tomorrow.

  7. evilbanks Says:

    pure, sweet, sweetness…….

  8. Grizzly Adam Says:

    That first picture… that has to be a parody. That guy can’t be serious, can he? It’s like every Sundance stereotype all wrapped into one, faux-fur laden dude.

    Did he know you took that picture?

  9. jruss Says:

    She smelled like soup. Like beef-vegetable soup.

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