Been lurking for a bit and finally decided to drop in and test the conditions. Lifelong skiier (20 yrs plus) but took some time off and have come back with a vengeance in my mid 30s.
Last 5 years I've been lucky enough to ski the Alps quite a bit (St. Anton, Zermatt, Grindelwald, Kitzbuhl) and lots on the west--to include mogul camp at Whistler in the summer. Just like everyone here, skiing takes me places I never thought possible--both literally and metaphorically. I've caught the gear bug bad--3 new pair of skis and counting (3 more on my mind as we head into this season). Trying to learn from all of you to really understand all the nuances of maintenance and tuning so I can enjoy and maintain my skis for a long time.
I live in DC, but my posse and I have rented a house in Park City this winter and will be making frequent trips out West...would love to hook up with Bears who want to make some turns and chase hidden stashes....just let me know.
I leave you with a quote from one of my ski instructors (make sure you picture this with a french accent)..."There are no bad skis and there is no such thing as bad snow....there are only bad skiiers"!