One day while surfing the web, I found a list of 100 things every skier must do before they die, and seeing that im only a teenager now, I should start. I have all ready done at least 5 of the things on the list, but I will redo them. For every one I complete, I will post either a video, or a picture if I dont have one. Here's the list:1. Call in sick on a powder day.Extra credit for using one of these excuses:"I fell asleep in the tanning booth and was seriously burned over 96% of my body. It's imperative that I remain naked" (This explains your tan)"Okay, since you asked: It really hurts when I pee...""I don't know what it is. The doctors are saying it's an airborne Ebola variant... Yes, I'm sneezing. Should I come in anyway?'"The plate in my dog's head froze last night. Right now I'm holding him upside-down in lukewarm water with bendy straws in his nose so he can breathe""My great aunt from Vermont just had a nervous breakdown and is picking off squirrels with a .357 Magnum. I've got to get up there; I'm the only one who can talk her down.2. Ski these classic runs:Corbet's Couloir, Jackson, WYHigh Rustler, Alta, UTCouloir Extreme, Blackcomb B.C.KT-22, Squaw Valley, CAGoat, Stowe, VTKant-Mak-M, Telluride, CO3. Ski runs just as good, but less well known:Steep'n'Deep, Monashees, B.C.Pas de Chevre, Chamonix, FranceBig Couloir, Big Sky, MTCambodia, Red Mountain, B.C.Red Square, Vail, COSkydive, Fernie, B.C.4. Rent ski flicks in July5. Do a heli6. Rack up 10,000 verts at a ski area with less than 500 vertial7. Be the first one into an untracked bowl as patrol drops the rope8. Give first tracks to someone else9. Put your boots on in August and walk around the yard10. Get countless faceshots11. Tune your mom's skis12. Ride a T-bar on a snowboard to reaffirm you love of skiing13. Take a nonskiing friend skiing14. Ski naked15. Drive through a raging snowstorm on a lonely road at night not go skiing16. Know how to make a hot toddy17. Flirt with a lift op18. Hike for your turnsAnd here's why:10. You didn't buy a lift ticket with a fine print warning about the skiing at your own risk.9. Nobody is cell phoning his broker in the lift line.8. Everybody you ski with has nice big thighs.7. You can eat brie and burgundy al fresco for the price of a greasy burger in a crowded cafeteria.6. Parts of your lungs get air for the first time in years.5. It isn't nearly as disfiguring when you run into a tree going uphill4. If you take a big spill, nobody yells insults from the chair above.3. Fun tickets in your wallet don't keep changing into lift tickets on your jacket.2. After a while you learn to really love the pain.1. You get to ski flawless, untracked powder in solitude, at your own pace, without the rabid feeding frenzy of inbounds.19. Go to FranceRide two trams to the Aigulle du Midi, a huge rocky pinnacle at 12,604 feet on the legendary Mont Blanc. Then spend the day skiing the crevasse-strewn Vallee Balance back down into Chamonix. Eat a jambon sandwitch along the way.20. Paint your face red white and blue and go to a World Cup Downhill and scream your bloody head off21. Own a chainsaw, cut your own line through the woods. Name it. Ski it.22. Ski under a full moon23. Ski at Aspen wearing camouflage pants, a fluorecent orange knit hat, and a hockey jersey24. Ski at Pine Knob, Michigan, wearing real fur25. Dance in your ski boots26. Lose both skis, gloves, goggles, and all your spare change in a spectacular yard sale under the chairlift27. Take a huge biffer on ice in the parking lot28. Get a letter published in Skiing magazine29. Master the one-finger farmer's blow.30. Ski with Billy Kidd in Steamboat and with Stein Eriksen in Deer Valley31. Ski on a volcanoCotopaxi, EcuadorOrizaba, MexicoMount Ruapehu, New ZealandMount Mauna Kea, HawaiiMount Shasta, CaliforniaMount Bachelor, Oregon32. Take a road trip33. Do the Utah InterconnectOn this granddaddy of accessible guided off-piste adventure, you ride slopes and lifts at Park City, Alta, Snowbird, Brighnton, and Solitude and ski the untracked backcountry in between. In a single day34. Get snowed in at a ski resort35. Ski a full day, from first chair to closing bell...all on high speed lifts36. Use a rope tow to reaffirm your appreciation for padded chair-lifts37. Every year, catch a flake from the first storm of the season on your tounge38. Ski until you are over 70 so you can ski free39. Ride around the bullwheel, on purpose or not40. Go to the Winter Olympics41. Get risque in a gondola, preferably with someone42. Do a grab43. Ski at night44. Click into your skis, set at max DIN, and ride on the roof of a moving car45. Go to a Warren Miller movie46. Steal some of those little plastic trays from the resort cafeteria and slide down the mountain after the lifts closeAn aside from personal experience; this is illegal, and the ski partol yells really loud if you do it.47. Donate clothing, equipment, money, or your time to a ski program for disadvanated youth48. Write to NBC and insist they devote more airtime during the 2002 Olympics to skiing, preferably at the expense of figure skating49. Take a hut trip50. Win one of those stupid little NASTAR pins51. Pack 10 people into a one-bedroom condo52. Sleep in your car in a ski-area parking lot53. Scam a lift ticket54. Memorize Squirrel's lines from Hot Dog...The Movie55. Ski a long bump run without stopping - and nail it56. Ski alone all day, telling outrageous lies about yourself to the people you meet on the chair57. Ski all day with a group of ripping locals. Tell them what you really do58. Own a classic wool ski sweater59. Rely on duct tape to keep something essentail together60. Be a ski bum61. Hike and ski a fourteener62. Ski across a borderSwitzerland to france in the Portes du Solei,Massachusetts to New York at Catamount,Nevada to California at Heavenly,bonus points for India to Pakistan63. Make as few turns as possible in a single run64. Make as many turns as possilbe in a singe run65. Jump a cornice66. Ski perfect California corn snow in the spring67. Wear a helmet68. Pond skim during a spring fest; make it only half way across69. Ride down the mountain in a ski-patrol sled70. Later, tell war stories about your injury in the bar71. Cartwheel in deep powder. Get up laughing hysterically72. Ski in a halfpipe, without looking stupid73. Go heli-skiing74. On a sunny June day, hike and ski Tuckerman Ravine on New Hampshire's Mount Washington. Have lunch on Lunch Rocks like thousands of skiers have done since the early 1900's.75. Skin in summer in the Southern Hemisphere76. Keep a gummi stone in your pocket77. Try telemarking78. Ski something that scares the holy bejesus out of you79. Wear sunscreen80. Fart in a crowded gondola and blame it on your friend81. Bobsled at Lake Placid; ski jump at Park City82. Ski the Sierra High Route from Mount Whitney to Sequoia park83. Drag a snowboarder on the flats while skiing84. Go on a winter camping ski trip85. Know how to make killer chili86. Do the Haute Route in the Alps87. Do a slalom shot at NYC's Ski Bar88. Ski a vintage trail: a narrow, windy, Eastern run cut in the '30;s89. Learn how to avoid dying in an avalanche by taking a backcountry safety course90. Ski in denim...and rip91. Help a stranger find a lost ski in deep powder92. Take a really good lesson93. Ski south of the Mason-Dixie line94. Ski north of the Arctic Circle95. Find a copy of Ski Party. Buy it. Read it. Live it.96. Remain standing while watching eight hours of the 24 Hours of Aspen downhill race97. Transport your skis via public transportation - subway, bus, train (bonus points fro doing it during rush hour)98. Take the "MAD RIVER GLEN: SKI IT IF YOU CAN" sticker off the car of someone you know has never dkied there99. Buy a patch from the ski area you grew up skiing. Sew it on your jacket. Be proud100. Be grateful, everyday, for snow, mountains, gravity, and skiingI've also added a few of my own:101. Ski once in every 12 months102. Go to a summer camp.103. Jump into an airbag or pool.


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