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Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Big into family skiing. Wife and I have brought four skiers into this world.
I enjoy writing about recreational skiing for www.dcski.com and www.epicski.com.

What I do for a living:

Retired Navy civilian, now part time Defense Contractor.

Home Mountain (where I ski most often):

Mid-Atlantic US (single resort I have skied most lifetime is Blue Knob, PA).
Personal trivia - I've skied at ~60 different ski areas since January 2008, mostly in the US East, two in Quebec, eight in Utah, two in New Mexico, one in Oregon, one in Wyoming, seven in California, and ten in Colorado. I have visited close to 90 different ski areas lifetime.

Number of days I ski in a year:

More please?
What I lack in frequency, I make up with in persistence. I've been fortunate enough to ski every winter since 1967:-)
2015 was a good year, I skied ~45 days, mostly in Colorado.

Terrain or conditions I like to ski the most:

Powder: you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find you get what you need.

Gear I use:

Nordica Vagabond 177cms/107mm
Nordica Burner Evo 170 cms
Fischer RX8, 175 cms
Volant V2 CHUBB, 175 cms
Lange Blaster 90 boots

The regions where I typically ski:

Mostly mid-Atlantic, some New England, some US West, rarely Europe

Jamesj's Recent Activity

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Laurel Mountain Video Update
Jamesj posted in this thread in Skiing News 6/26/16 at 6:04am | 11 replies | 374 views
Ski Center in DC calls it quits as of June 2016
Jamesj posted in this thread in Skiing News 6/23/16 at 5:14am | 1 replies | 119 views
Budget ski tips for young family skiers
Jamesj posted in this thread in Family Skiing Discussions 6/16/16 at 7:12am | 9 replies | 360 views
What, no hockey fans?
Jamesj posted in this thread in General Sports 6/10/16 at 11:39am | 5061 replies | 89320 views
The "Park City Effect": UT Records Best Skier Visits
Jamesj posted in this thread in Skiing News 6/5/16 at 7:11pm | 11 replies | 547 views
Can older ski instructors pass the highest levels of certification?
Jamesj posted in this thread in Ski Instruction & Coaching 6/4/16 at 7:04am | 354 replies | 10047 views
Stephen Strasburg
Jamesj posted in this thread in General Sports 5/30/16 at 5:15am | 283 replies | 4952 views


Jamesj’s Photos

Jamesj's photos in Snowbird friends 1/31/16
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Latest upload: May 30, 2016
Jamesj's photos in UT & CO Jan 2016
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Latest upload: Feb 14, 2016
Jamesj's photos in Canaan Valley 1/21-24/2016
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Latest upload: Jan 25, 2016
Jamesj's photos in Bryce
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Latest upload: Jan 15, 2016
Jamesj's photos in whitetail
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Latest upload: Jan 10, 2016

Jamesj’s Embedded Photos

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Jamesj's photos in Has Anyone Skied Aggressively on a Total Knee-Replacement, a relatively modern one? Jamesj's photos in The Bunkhouse, Vail's first and only boutique hostel opening May 26th. Jamesj's photos in Stein's Lodge West?
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Latest upload: Apr 30, 2016
Jamesj's photos in Little Cottonwood Canyon, late Mar, early Apr 2016
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Latest upload: Apr 9, 2016
Jamesj's photos in Most MEMORABLE photo from 2015-2016 season
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Latest upload: Mar 17, 2016

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