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post #61 of 64
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W-O-O-W! Mr. P, if not for the equipment...you look amazingly like your son!

 

P.S. this is my 40th to 40something season (memories are fuzzy about when exactly I first put skis on, anything from age 4 to 7, first picture of me on the snow shows me at age 4, albeit withouth skis, and first bill for a ski vacation is at that same age...)

 

You think? (I calculate that that little dude's already skied more than I had at 30 years old).

 


 

 

post #62 of 64
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Thanks!

 

One of my colleagues came up to me today and asked about learning to ski and taking her kids to go skiing, how to get started, etc.

 

And so the torch gets passed.  icon14.gif

 

During the past season, I accompanied my colleague (and her kids) to the magic carpet area and went "skiing" with them for an afternoon (yes, they had previously had lessons, I was just there to safeguard them).

 

And I have now learned that while I was at the Big Sky Gathering my colleague did something she said she had no interest in doing -- she rode the beginner hill chairlift.  She even has video!  She looked really good!  Making turns, staying in balance, nice stance, smiling, giving a wave to the video guy, etc.

 

She even asked me about buying gear of her own today!

 

Another ski bum has been born.  icon14.gif

post #63 of 64

Wildcat, February, 1969 (been looking around for this pic ever since I saw this thread months ago). Note the bamboo poles and wooden skis with cable bindings. Also the abundant soft snow - this is still remembered as one of the snowiest winters in the last 50 years. Not sure if the meteorological facts support this, but I stand by the statement as true regarding what people in the region believe.

 

post #64 of 64
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post
 

Wildcat, February, 1969 (been looking around for this pic ever since I saw this thread months ago). Note the bamboo poles and wooden skis with cable bindings. Also the abundant soft snow - this is still remembered as one of the snowiest winters in the last 50 years. Not sure if the meteorological facts support this, but I stand by the statement as true regarding what people in the region believe.

 

1969 was by far the snowiest winter I am aware of in N.H. Mt. Washington across the way recorded close to 60 feet of snow that winter. 

 

My folks house in nearby Madison had snow up over the roof in places. All you could see of the house was the chimney and part of the roof sticking up out of the snow.

 

Nice picture!

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