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Kid Stoke; Stephen McDonald (Skiing-in-Jackson) Family Skiing Jackson Hole Out of Bounds 2-6-2012

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We've been experiencing a high-and-dry (and cold) period the last several days, so the snow has evolved into smooth, chalky, edgeable skiing almost everywhere.  On Monday, I hooked up with Stephen McDonald (Skiing-in-Jackson on EpicSki) and his family and we all went out of bounds to Rock Springs canyon.

 

Stephen and Christy's four kids are all great skiers and a riot to hang around with.  This was the kids' first time OB at Jackson Hole, so it was a real honor to introduce this group of little rippers to some terrain that will be home field for them in a few short years.

 

Here's the whole family at the top of the tram.  Left to right, Eden, Liberty, Demaris, Stephen, Blaze, Christy:

 

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Blaze in the little treeline pines:

 

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Eden carvin' it up while stylin' in her retro stretch pants (and expedition parka):

 

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Liberty - the youngest person ever to ski 100 days in a season at Jackson Hole... when she was SEVEN:

 

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Demaris slicing the chop on North Bowl:

 

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Christy obviously enjoying herself:

 

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Blaze looking super SMOOTH:

 

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Liberty scratching her ski edges across nature's chalkboard:

 

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Demaris, me and Blaze in the trees on the way back to the resort:

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Lots of fun with a cool family.  Stephen took the photos (with my camera) while I was playing around with a camcorder.  If I get ambitious, I'm going to make a little video.

 

 

 

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Wait a minute - what happened to Blaze?  Looks as tall as Mom & Dad (maybe taller?).

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Sweet! If you can't have new snow, gotta love the chalk!  smile.gif

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Thanks for the great day. Any day we spend with The Sage is top notch.

Thanks Bob!
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THAT makes me smile!

 

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Wait a minute - what happened to Blaze?  Looks as tall as Mom & Dad (maybe taller?).



Yeah SIJ. What are you feeding that young man? Wheaties and Rocket Fuel?

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awesome,  

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I think this was the year when our kids grew up. ;-(

Blaze is just a few inches shorter than me Blaze went from a 26.5 in November to a 28.5 in January! Eden is just an inch or so shorter than Christy. Eden, nearly 16, is working for JHMR in the Wrangler Day Care this winter. She's had a blast.

Eden & Mono board pics and video coming soon.
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