Category Archives: Skiing

A life-long passion and means of employment

Verbier, Switzerland – April, 2000

Kathy and I had yet to ski in Europe, although I was familiar with the Alps, having spent two seasons climbing in France, Switzerland and Austria a few decades prior. I knew for sure how much great terrain was available … Continue reading

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Yellowstone N.P. Backcountry Ski Tour, 1980

The snow coach from the South Entrance dropped us off at the Heart Lake trailhead, and we skied into the Witch Creek and Heart Lake thermal areas. On our last night coming out, we set up our tent on some … Continue reading

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Ski-Bum Winter #5 – Aspen, 1964/65

Aspen, Colorado. David and I arrived around Thanksgiving, 1964, and found an $80/month room with the Snyders, at the end of E. Hopkins Ave. He got a job as a breakfast cook at the Skillet, while I resumed work as … Continue reading

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Ski-Bum Winter #4, Sugar Bowl, CA and Aspen, CO – Winter ’63/’64

My voyage around the world had been thwarted. Had I reacted in time, I would  have been able to avoid being inoculated with a needle that had just been removed from the arm of a person carrying serum hepatitis! Now, I … Continue reading

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Ski-Bum Winter #1, Winter Park, CO – 1959/60

Making a second stab at getting a college education, I enrolled at the University of California – Berkeley, for the fall semester of 1959. Also enrolled was Deanna Forbes, who I had met that summer, when we were both employed at the Manzanita … Continue reading

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Taos Ski Valley, Last Day of 2014

On March 24, Kathy and I headed to California, to visit the grand-kids while they were on Spring Break. We returned in time to catch the last day of the season, much of which was spent at the Bavarian. The … Continue reading

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The “Bav”

Throughout the many years that Kathy and I taught skiing at Santa Fe Ski Basin, we always enjoyed having an Optimator beer at Totemoffs, in the company of our skiing friends and fellow instructors. Then we moved up the road, … Continue reading

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