"Wow. What rock were you under?"
I was under the rock comprised of live music, lottsa booze, and endless streams of pop culture trivia.
Basically from the end of college up until a few years ago I let free beer and free music rule my life (I'm a music journalist). Living in SF it always was easier to go out to the bars and indulge in some music than to pack up the truck and drive 4 hours to the snow. My priorities have changed drastically and now I'll blow off free beer and a show in favor of long drives and fresh snow.
so yeah, I was out of the loop/under a rock in terms of skiing for quite some time. Back in the game now, though, and making up for lost time, which is what counts, right?