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EpicSki Travel Correspondent
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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 and other websites/publications.
|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, also first place in 1967).
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:
What I lack in frequency, I make up with in persistence. I've been fortunate enough to ski every winter since 1967:-)
2015&16 were good years, averaging close to 40 days each, mostly in Colorado, Utah, and mid-Atlantic.
|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 Nrgy 80, 177 cms/80mm
Volant V2 CHUBB, 175 cms/94mm
Lange Blaster 90 boots
|The regions where I typically ski:
||Mostly mid-Atlantic, but increasingly US West, some New England, rarely Europe but love it.
Jamesj's Recent Activity
Deciding between staying in Alta or Park City area - Family Trip
Jamesj posted in this thread in Resorts, Conditions & Travel Today at 2:13 am | 1 replies | 8 views
It's been a long time, looking for some logistical help [staying in Dillon Dec. 18-22]
Jamesj posted in this thread in General Skiing Discussion 11/28/16 at 12:45pm | 19 replies | 337 views
Jackson or Steamboat
Jamesj posted in this thread in Resorts, Conditions & Travel 11/28/16 at 8:48am | 9 replies | 328 views
Mt. Bachelor good blue groomers?
Jamesj posted in this thread in Resorts, Conditions & Travel 11/27/16 at 10:27am | 15 replies | 257 views
Jamesj posted in this thread in Trip Reports 11/26/16 at 4:26pm | 6 replies | 85 views
Whistler 2017 Gathering- General Info, Questions and Advice Thread
Jamesj posted in this thread in Getting Together, Gatherings and Let's Go 11/26/16 at 7:19am | 381 replies | 7299 views
Best and Worst Airports for Skiing
Jamesj posted in this thread in General Skiing Discussion 11/21/16 at 12:54pm | 61 replies | 1632 views
Whistler/Blackcomb 2017 Roll Call
Jamesj posted in this thread in Getting Together, Gatherings and Let's Go 11/20/16 at 6:12pm | 60 replies | 1911 views
What do you NOT save money on when traveling to ski?
Jamesj posted in this thread in General Skiing Discussion 11/18/16 at 6:40pm | 90 replies | 2493 views
TAKING MY SON FOR FIRST TRIP OUT WEST - WHERE SHALL WE GO?!
Jamesj posted in this thread in Family Skiing Discussions 11/16/16 at 6:39pm | 26 replies | 523 views
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