Originally Posted by mudfoot
I have more or lesss devoted my life to skiing, can generally ski anything in any conditions, and thought I was pretty good. A couple of years ago I was skiing about 15" of crud under the Wildcat Lift at Alta when a guy came flying by me that made me stop and actually exclaim out loud to no one "Shit, that guy can ski," which is something I have never done in 45 years of skiing. I caught up to him at the lift and discovered it was Jeremy Nobis. When he had passed me he was just free skiing by himself and not performing for the camera. I attempted to follow him the next run, for about 10 seconds. I have skied over a thousand days in my lifetime and thought I had seen it all, but I have never witnessed anything remotely close to that caliber of "area skiing." It made me realize that no matter how much of an "expert" you think you are you undoubtedly have only scratched the surface of possibilities. Level 9 doesn't even come close to covering it.