One of the threads below that encoraged funniest moments of the year included mishaps triggered by helpfulness. So what did you do this year that made the ski world a better or safer place?
I moved a buddy into the 21st century. He is 65 years old and a long time skier. He had access to a place in Deer Valley so I mooched a week with him for my first trip to Utah.My revelation was getting into the Daly Chutes. His was even more of a epiphany.
I was shocked to see that he was skiing on these mini Salomon skis (like 30" or so) and in white Salomon rear entry boots from another epoch. And no helmet. He made it down the hill in remarkable fine style but was clearly limited to carpet groomers. More troubling, he told me that he would give up skiing if he could no longer meet his own expectations, which I interpreted as a decision he was working on. I worked him on him the entire week. And by the end of it, he walked out of Coles in Park City with a new pair of Blizzard 8.1's, some Nordica boots and a Giro helmet all at half price. He told me that the next week was one of the best he ever had in his life. I saved a ski soul. My work is done.