I just come back from a skiing trip out with co-founder of JBoss, Inc. Scott Stark. Scott decided to move to the mountains about 3 years ago and has been living there ever since. He works his ass off as most of the company knows, but Scott also skiis every day if he wants to and there is "powdah". See, Scott LOVES to ski and he is also very good at it. I love skiing too but I am a bit worse at it. When I asked Scott if I really needed a “work” excuse to do this, he mentioned that “skiing” was excuse enough for us to get together in the name of the company.
The mountains where he lives (Summit, WA) are good fun. There are basically many small mountain peaks each with devilish runs. It was good fun to ski them with Scott as he basically knows them by heart. Other bonus is the lines were small or empty. He took me the first day to this run called “international” which basically looks like a toilet bowl full of moguls. It was frankly scary to me, specifically that cliff start that Scott wanted me to do without thinking. I managed to go down without really thinking about it and Scott did this double diamond without even breaking style. Wow, I was impressed. He uses this new technique of “phantom moves” on parabolics and he masters the move. He was fun to watch.
So I decided to buy myself good skis (already splurged on boots earlier this year). BTW, if some of you care about equipment, first thing Scott taught me is that now is the time to shop and buy the end of season stuff as you probably already know. Store wide was 50% off where Scott took me. Second I want to mention that my foam injection boots are the SHIZZLE. I wouldn't take them off after the runs, they were so comfortable.
Anyway, it was good fun skiing with Scott for 3 days. I am sad that at least *my* season is over.