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MattS, somehow I failed to pick up on the fact that at Aspen last year you were in the middle of that fantastic, multi-month trip.  Even more ambitious than the one I did the previous year.  I started to look at your word press account of it, but need to take time to get through the whole thing.  Great that you got to ski with your Dad on that trip! 

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MattS, somehow I failed to pick up on the fact that at Aspen last year you were in the middle of that fantastic, multi-month trip.  Even more ambitious than the one I did the previous year.  I started to look at your word press account of it, but need to take time to get through the whole thing.  Great that you got to ski with your Dad on that trip! 


Hi Jamesj - Thanks for the reply post.  Participating in the Aspen Gathering was one of the highlights of the trip, no doubt.  I'm working on Whistler.  Gotta get a flight booked. 

 

Anyway, I wanted to write back and reinforce how lucky I was to ski with my Dad last year.  He's a 5+ year survivor of pancreatic cancer and that's a pretty rare occurrence.  I'm sharing this in support of all the "dads" out there who share their love of skiing with their kids.  It's a rare opportunity to spend that amount of time together, "forced" into conversation because there's no other entertainment on the chair lift.  My Dad and I didn't always see eye-to-eye and had some straight-up standoffs over the years.  Even when we were mad at each other we'd still find common ground on the snow.  It didn't take to many runs until whatever was annoying us melted away and we'd be talking technique or gear or the route for our next run down the hill. 

 

So keep up the good work dads (and moms too!).  Ski and ride with your kids when you can, as much as you can.  You may find it forms a bond when all else fails.

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