Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another year.

New Year's Eve 2008. It's been another year already...why didn't anyone ever tell me that the older you get, the faster the years seem to click by. I had a great holiday here in WI with my mother and my sister. It's great to get the family together and I'm thankful that we were all able to do it.

I spent the entire day today giving lessons. The hill was packed with families and it never fails to make me smile when I see some 3 year old rippin'. I'm stoked for next winter as the daughter will be old enough for her first set of skis. She already is getting a love of the outdoors from her dad and I cant wait to see her on a bike and on the slopes.

Happy New Year everyone and may the promise of a new year bring you everything that you seek.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Good friends and good snow.

Wow, what a great past couple of days. I spent the most part of the past two days on the slopes. We got some "freshies" today and no one was schussing the east side. I had a friend come up from Madison and we had a blast. If it was ski-able and wasn't roped off, we skied it. Fresh pow is the best...I almost forgot I was in the midwest for a moment or two.

...this sounds like a draft for a beer commercial.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Skills.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Out for a walk.




It was a beautiful day here in Wisconsin. The daughter and I, got to get out and enjoy some fresh air. I loaded her up in the Kelty and away we went. Snow was only about 5 inches deep, so I decided to just hike it instead of strapping on snowshoes. I'm going to xc ski on this route tomorrow and see what lies on the other side of the river. It would be nice to blaze about a mile loop to help with the off-season training and xc skiing is one of those total body activities. I'm working at the hill all weekend, so tomorrow will be my only opportunity to give it a go.

Sunny winter day



The daughter and I are going to head out and do some snowshoeing. It's turned into a real nice day with bright blue skies and lots of sun. Hopefully we'll run across an animal or two as this makes her point and let out a curious "s'at?"

Monday, December 8, 2008

Winter Storm Warning

The first big storm of the season is on its way.




Forecast
Snow conditions

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Holiday cheer.

Saw this on CNBC and it made me laugh.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Being sick sucks...

No bueno today...up all night with the pukes and the poops.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Skiing in the Midwest

So there I was, riding a lift at another one of Wisconsin's finest. I always remember the first lift ride of the season. Partly because you don't want to be that guy that falls getting off the lift and mostly because it only takes a moment or two to get that sudden rush of, "wow...I love to ski!"

There were 10 open runs, and 2 open lifts. All of the 15" inch base was man made but it was 100% skiing bliss. Sure I'd rather be in Steamboat drowning in powder or knocking back a beer at Eric's in Breckenridge, but for the time being life has me here and I might as well make the best of it. Here's to the start of a great season. Slainte!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Common Sense

Todays bikesnobnyc say's it all.

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2008/12/partys-over-derailed-by-economy.html