Goshdarnit, it's Springtime Again!
The Vernal Equinox is a day of mourning for skiers north of the equator, for then the clock starts ticking out the dwindling days of the ski season. Is that why JimmyP posted the soothing sounds of Ella Fitzgerald's "Summertime" on the Community forum?
For those who were wondering where he'd turn up next, Philpug writes that he's having a great time at Tahoe!
Those venturing into the backcountry should beware, we've had some deadly avalanches this spring. As reported by manchester81, "Another fatal slide in BC. This time it was a heli ski operator near Valemont. It buried 3 and killed 2. What an awful week."
Where's the Best Spring Skiing?
Looking to head out west or to Europe to ski at the end of March, woofcyn wants ideas of where to go, with small crowds and snow conditions of more importance than terrain. NYSkier55 says, "Utah is getting hit as I type. 8-14" called for PC through Wednesday. They are also calling for snow on Saturday. I am flying out tomorrow afternoon. WOOOHOOO!" mbaird added his endorsement to ski Utah, "I was out there 3 weeks ago when they only had 97 inches. I was concerned about the lack of snow. I was wrong to worry! And they have received alot since then. We get some pretty decent snow up here in Idaho, but nothing like the quality of powder they get at Alta." "We are having a great season in the Sierras," says liv2 ski, whose suggestion to go to Mammoth is seconded by eastskier27, "My vote goes to Mammoth. Looks like they have a huge base."
Prepare now to combat the summer doldrums later! Submit one of the things that you do during the off-season to keep yourself mentally and/or emotionally stoked about skiing and/or physically fit for skiing to be entered in a random drawing to win a copy of the Nancy Greene On the Edge dvd. We'll make a wiki from the tips: "How Diehard Skiers Do Summer."
On The Edge of Always Contest
- Go to the contest thread <link>
- Reply with your Diehard tip and submit
- Send us your shipping address if you win!
Who is Nancy Greene, Anyway?
"Never in Canadian skiing has there been such an inspiring woman who has done more for the world of skiing than Nancy Greene," says the promoter of this recently re-released dvd. Besides winning silver and gold medals at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics, Nancy Greene won the World Cup in 1967 and 1968, and went on to found the Canadian youth ski league named after her, where virtually all Canadian ski racers get their start. Learn more about the woman who helped bring us Whistler and Sun Peaks, and helped make Canada synonymous with great skiing.
Edited by nolo - 3/22/10 at 8:07am