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post #1 of 18
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You know which ones!

(I figure this goes here as well as anywhere else...)
post #2 of 18
This video has been posted a few times and all I can say is......it never gets old!
Thanks for the reminder.

And.............yea, you need those pants
post #3 of 18
I remember this one from this time last year. Yeah, good stoke.
post #4 of 18
The Bird is the word!
post #5 of 18
Had not seen that before, nice stuff, Guy with the pants looks like Rutger Hauer, Can't wait to get out to Alta this year, hopefully get some pow like that
post #6 of 18
Pink pants... sweet.

That is one awesome video. 1974 though... WOW!!!! that's pretty darn old
post #7 of 18
Skinny skis in powder: They must not be having any fun!
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by skugrud View Post
Skinny skis in powder: They must not be having any fun!
Or, they're just gapers who think they're having fun.

Seriously, I love that video. I have it on my iPod and probably watch it several times a week.

I have never skied outside of New England. Somehow, that western ski trip always stayed in that "someday" category. I can't tell you how many times my best ski buddy and I, over many a post-ski beer at many a ski lodge, have hatched plans for that epic ski trip out west. Because of mortgages, jobs, kids, college tuition, it was always "well probably not next year... but definitely the year after that".

Near the end of last season, watching a beautiful sunset from Saddleback's Swig-N-Smelt Pub, we were reflecting on an absolutely glorious day of skiing. Bluebird skies, soft snow, and a total of maybe 40 other skiers on the mountain. "It just doesn't get any better than this".

But, of course we knew it does. So, in our typical fashion, we formulated our plans for our "February 2010" trip. By the 5th PBR tallboy, we had it planned to the last detail.

A few weeks later, I saw that video for the first time, and it struck a note in me. I knew I had to go to Alta...and I knew I wasn't going to wait 2 years to do it. I immediately fired of an e-mail to my buddy with a link to that video, and a message: "Screw the 'year after next' February 2009. You in?"

Well, with 3 kids in college, he said there was no way he could swing it for at least a couple of years. I've got a kid in college myself, another who soon will be So, yeah, there are probably more "important" things I should be saving for, as well.

I watched that video again, and suddenly realized the most important "saving" I needed to do.

I immediately booked myself a flight as well as 7 nights in a Peruvian dorm bed. I told my (nonskiing) wife about my plan. "You're going alone?!?! I thought you guys were planning to go in 2 years"
"My priorities changed"
"Priorities?"
"Yes. You don't deserve to be married to a miserable old bastard, which I slowly feel myself becoming. I can't do much about the "old" part, so I decided to focus on the "miserable" part. This is something I need to do"

So, sometime in the last week of February, 2009, I'll be standing at the top of a slope, getting ready to take my first Alta run. Trying hard not to appear the gaper I am, I'll be wearing modern ski clothing and gear. But, on the inside, I'll be wearing skinny skis, rear-entry boots... and, yes, THOSE pants.

And, just before pointing my skis down the hill, I'll hit the "play" button on my IPod. "Wash away my troubles...."
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by DropKickMurphy View Post
Or, they're just gapers who think they're having fun.

Seriously, I love that video. I have it on my iPod and probably watch it several times a week.

I have never skied outside of New England. Somehow, that western ski trip always stayed in that "someday" category. I can't tell you how many times my best ski buddy and I, over many a post-ski beer at many a ski lodge, have hatched plans for that epic ski trip out west. Because of mortgages, jobs, kids, college tuition, it was always "well probably not next year... but definitely the year after that".

Near the end of last season, watching a beautiful sunset from Saddleback's Swig-N-Smelt Pub, we were reflecting on an absolutely glorious day of skiing. Bluebird skies, soft snow, and a total of maybe 40 other skiers on the mountain. "It just doesn't get any better than this".

But, of course we knew it does. So, in our typical fashion, we formulated our plans for our "February 2010" trip. By the 5th PBR tallboy, we had it planned to the last detail.

A few weeks later, I saw that video for the first time, and it struck a note in me. I knew I had to go to Alta...and I knew I wasn't going to wait 2 years to do it. I immediately fired of an e-mail to my buddy with a link to that video, and a message: "Screw the 'year after next' February 2009. You in?"

Well, with 3 kids in college, he said there was no way he could swing it for at least a couple of years. I've got a kid in college myself, another who soon will be So, yeah, there are probably more "important" things I should be saving for, as well.

I watched that video again, and suddenly realized the most important "saving" I needed to do.

I immediately booked myself a flight as well as 7 nights in a Peruvian dorm bed. I told my (nonskiing) wife about my plan. "You're going alone?!?! I thought you guys were planning to go in 2 years"
"My priorities changed"
"Priorities?"
"Yes. You don't deserve to be married to a miserable old bastard, which I slowly feel myself becoming. I can't do much about the "old" part, so I decided to focus on the "miserable" part. This is something I need to do"

So, sometime in the last week of February, 2009, I'll be standing at the top of a slope, getting ready to take my first Alta run. Trying hard not to appear the gaper I am, I'll be wearing modern ski clothing and gear. But, on the inside, I'll be wearing skinny skis, rear-entry boots... and, yes, THOSE pants.

And, just before pointing my skis down the hill, I'll hit the "play" button on my IPod. "Wash away my troubles...."
Great choice , you will never regret it. One thing you can never buy is time. Do it , do it now.
post #10 of 18
Oh yeah... and the shiny jacket to go with it, with the slippery plasticized finish. Perfect for sliding into trees at high speed.
post #11 of 18
If that doesn't get you excited for skiing..bowling might be your sport.
post #12 of 18
Cool song. I don't think I've heard that since 1980! Boy, I wish I could ski in powder like that!
post #13 of 18
Well, even though they are skiing in the back seat (look at their hand position), that is some mighty fine skiing.

Mike
post #14 of 18
Dropkickmurphy. You won't be alone. Trust me!

Can't wait for your TR!
post #15 of 18
Dropkickmurphy - - you won't regret your trip. Am 61. Been skiing 15 yrs. Of those 15 yrs, been to Utah or CO 12 times. I have NEVER,NEVER regretted it. I'm not a powder skier but have heard Alta and Snowbird are the best . Usually ski PCMR, Canyons, SnowBasin and Deer Valley. We are now putting our trip together for mid - late Feb. '09 too. Like someone said....one thing you can't buy is time. Have fun.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by exracer View Post
Oh yeah... and the shiny jacket to go with it, with the slippery plasticized finish. Perfect for sliding into trees at high speed.
That's called the 'wet look'. I had a down jacket in red and people would put it on and show it to their friends in the bar. They loved it. Gerry. Wish I still had it.
post #17 of 18
DKM......THAT is a great post.

When east meets west you learn quickly that the west wins. But, if you're anyone like me, you will continue to love the east but, you will always have that memory of the west.

The west is BIG and you will love it. It's a dream come true once you finally make it out there.
post #18 of 18
Cool video, first time I've ever seen it.
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