when in colorado, ski you must

When I was in Colorado back in January, my friend Paul mentioned that he'd be having an end-of-season party to celebrate his first year of sobriety. He said I should come out and have some fun - not a tough sell, right? So I booked my tickets back to Colorado,…

easter skiing in utah

I spent a lovely Easter weekend out in Utah, visiting my mom and skiing the Wasatch. It was fun to ski back in the hills where I learned the sport - and this year was especially great, as the snowfall in Utah has been record-setting this year. So I brought…

pics from the rockies

I made it back to DC with nary a fuss - though, as John Denver once mused, I guess I'd rather be in Colorado. Click on the picture to see the whole set from the mountains. Click here to see pictures from the International Snow Sculpture Competition in Breckenridge -…

that rocky mountain high

I've spent the past three days skiing in Colorado, which has been a super adventure: great snow, great people, and a welcome break from DC. I met up with friends on Friday morning at Copper Mountain. Between all of the ability levels, we had 22 people on hand to take…

go west, young man

My bags are packed, and I'm heading to Colorado for a little bit of skiing. Should be a good time, and a welcome respite from the lack of winter (or at least the lack of snow) here in DC. Besides, it'll be a good place to drown my sorrows after…

the great white north

A quick post from Stowe, Vermont, where it's currently snowing. Spent a lovely day on the slopes - a bit painful with the new boots, but that's the usual song-and-dance with new stuff. But the conditions were excellent. Saw a fellow Conn alum while shopping in town a while ago…

workout log: 24 november 2007

Activity: alpine skiing Location: Mount Snow, VT Vertical Feet skied: 16,000 (approx.) Weather: sunny, windy and cold, 14-26 degrees Avg HR: 140 (max 165) Type: anaerobic First day on the slopes for the 2007-08 season. I'd brought my boots and poles with me to sprite's folks' place for Thanksgiving, hoping…

giving thanks

It's been a great Thanksgiving. Granted, the drive up here was hellish. Traffic in Maryland was very, very slow, and the flow didn't really clear until after the Delaware toll plaza. From there, it was smooth sailing, though we'd lost a lot of time by then. We arrived in Connecticut…