Last season was terrible for me. Well, as terrible as a good season can be, really.
I'm an east coast skier in a shitty area (just outside Philly) and spend the majority of my time skiing the pocanos, which barely count as a bunch of hills. Upside? I get to spend a lot of time traveling, be it new england or out west. This year tho, my trip to colorado was spotty, some good skiing, but not the best company, and my trip to utah couldn't have come at a worse time. no snow, 60 degree weather and horrible lighting lead to one of the worst broken wrists ever seen (shattered the articulating surface of both bones) 3 concussions, and a lot of disappointment (especially since I took three guys out west for their first time).
I came home, it got warm and I was ready for some slushy park skiing, which is normally where I see some progression as I'm less afraid to get hurt. A broken tailbone, severely bruised ribs and sternum, 3 missing toenails (fuck toe bang) later, my season was officially over with 30 mediocre days in. I took a break from NS and spend all my time on my bikes (racing mountain, exercise on the road).
But as product rolls into my shop and I'm starting to see customers come in and talk skiing, and I'm getting ready for Masterfit and indemnification and all the hours of work that comes with it, I can't help but get antsy. I watch trailers and a old movies, my posting gets more active and I just feel like I smile more.
So that said, here's to a swift start to ski season, I really hope it comes quickly to everyone, and its a happy and healthy one, with tons of progress and fun and enough snow to make every day a damn powder day.