Category Archive: Skin and Ski

If You Don’t Like the Weather, Wait a Minute

Mark Twain famously said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” Never has that statement felt truer than over the past few weeks, as we… Continue reading

Losing My Mind

It’s been a busy winter, and while I haven’t been missing time in the mountains, the more hectic nature of life has had me missing other things, most notably key pieces of gear.

Sunrises, Sunsets, and Why the Golden Hour is a Lie

In years past, racking up an abundance of ski days was easy; with my days off occurring on the resort’s slowest days, I would commonly show up once the sun had risen, letting… Continue reading

The Dirt and Ice Training Program

So far, this ski season has been a little disappointing. After a fast start with a big storm bringing us over a foot of snow and fresh powder runs to begin the season,… Continue reading

Sick Tim(e)

I hate being sick, and while not a revelatory statement—as I suppose it is a fairly universal feeling to prefer being healthy to being ill—I believe it applies particularly to me. One of… Continue reading

Gimme A Break

Read any book on training or “how to” article in Outside magazine, Runners World, etc. and you will likely come across an article about the importance of rest days. The articles will stress that… Continue reading

Dawn Patrol

“Live to ski” is a quote attributed to deceased Jackson Hole ski mountaineer and backcountry advocate Steve Romeo. While I love skiing, and probably prioritize it more in my life than I should, I am… Continue reading

Balancing Act

Perhaps getting older has softened me? I recently survived another birthday and my priorities of late have seemed to shift. In the past, I mostly concerned myself with getting up north and doing things… Continue reading

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Slightly graphic)

It’s hard to say exactly what happened. All I know is that I was enjoying what were easily my best runs of the early season. I had just finished my second run through boot-deep… Continue reading

Let Me Know When The “Real” Skiing Begins

Ski season has started out phenomenally–with cold temperatures at night being great for snow-making and mild days being great for getting on the mountain, I have already amassed a fair amount of days… Continue reading