I guess it's my turn.
I got directed here a couple of weeks ago from Fodors (www.fodors.com
This is a great forum! Lot's of topics, lots of knowledge, and for the most part, lots of respect. Trolls and tangents don't appear to be too common here.
Anyway, I've been skiiing for over twenty years...leather boots and Kneissel White Stars first time out...seriously (>20 days/season) for the last 4. We've got a place at Loon Mountain in NH and enjoy summer and winter in the New England version of mountains ("You call that a mountain??!! That's an anthill!"
: ) For those of you with more hair, better knees, less weight and younger kids than I...figure out a way to get a place in the mountains. It is by far the best thing we ever did as a family. As a matter of fact, we all work on the mountain part time for yucks...and it's neat to get an insiders view, so to speak, of mountain operations.
We need to get to Jackson Hole, Sun Valley and Whistler sometime, and maybe Europe...we'll see.
That's about it. Ski the steel baby, point 'em downhill and ski out of it, and remember, if you know what's gonna happen next, it's Boring!