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12/22/08 11:04 A

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Glad to have you on the team!!

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12/6/08 11:01 A

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If vicarious skiing is what you want, we will do our best to provide that thrill! Unfortunately, out here (I'm in Sacramento, but "live" in Reno on the weekends) we have no snow! The only place I know to be open right now is Boreal at the top of Donner Summit, and that's only because they made some snow! We are hurtin' out here!

I did enjoy your story, and sorry to hear about your injury/disability...

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DIVER200's Photo DIVER200 Posts: 480
12/3/08 10:07 A

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Even if I could get back to skiing, I'm not able to afford going back out to Colorado, or anywhere else, really. Lets just suffice it to say that my skiing career is significantly delayed. I'd need a lot of training before I did; and training that wouldn't really be available here.

But thanks for the welcome!!

Frank

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12/2/08 11:10 P

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Hello DIVER200
You didn't say your injury is bad enough to keep you from skiing.
So you should check out Challenge Aspen. Maybe skiing is not done yet. Any way welcome to the group.

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Hi, ya'all,

Sadly I am stuck in Texas, and worse yet South Central Texas, where the closest thing to a mountain is the Hill Country, aptly named....

Okay, about me. I started skiing when I was 11 years old. I literally forged my dad's signature on the permission slip for school trips all the way until I was 15 or so. Back then, a lift ticket was about $5.00, so it was fairly easy to do on what I saved from mowing lawns....etc. I was inspired to ski by the Olympics and movies such as "Downhill Racer," starring Robert Redford. Anyone remember it? Okay, by the time I was graduating High School i was doing one week long trip a year, and several day trips. Where? The mountainous (heh heh) hills of Maryland (where I grew up) and Pennsylvania, with longer trips to Maine and Rhode Island and New York. Skiing in the East for those that don't know, is more aptly named ice skating down hills (not mountains). When I was in college, i got a bug to go work a ski resort job. My uncle owned a little store at the base of Crystal Mountain, so I went out to help him out. What a life. Well when I graduated College, I moved to San Francisco, then moved to the Central Valley. We (my wife and I) were young, in shape, childless and avid skiers. We had a cabin in the north shore of Lake Tahoe, and loved to ski Northstar. Of course we skied other resorts, Heavenly, Mount Rose, Alpine Meadows, Squaw...hell, we even skied Sierra Ski Ranch, which I think has changed names. In fact, I helped with special olympics there. Then, i joined the USAF and moved to England. Not exactly the best ski resorts known to man in the UK. But we did get up to Scotland to ski, and to Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In fact, my son, who was a toddler then, learned his first cuss word from the babysitter we used on one of our European trips. Before we left, my son did his first skiing, in Scotland.

From England, we moved to Montana. We had season passes to a nearby small, but nice resort. It was small enough of a place that we got to know the owners, the grandaughter of the owner was even a student in my son's kindergarten class AND was my son's first kiss!!

After Montana came the hardship tour. We moved to Colorado. We were in heaven. By this time, my son was skiing with me on blacks, and my daughter, who learned when we were in Montana was moving solidly into the blue. We skied at least once a month, and really loved Keystone, Winterpark, Copper Mtn., Breckenridge; oh the good ole days. I moved to Wyoming next, but was close enough that we could go to Colorado now and then, and also skied a local resort...small and flat, but we had boards on our feet, and that was all that seemed to matter.

Then the dark days descended on us. I moved to Oklahoma, and then Texas where they think skiing has something to do with boats and water. Sadly, for the past six years, i have not once been skiing. Partly because of location, but then tragedy hit and i ended up partially disabled (Don't panic--nothing so serious as to take me out of all the fun stuff, I still scuba dive although i gave up teaching because of the strain on my body. It is just enough that I'd hesitate before I strapped boards on my feet), to the extent that I was even kindly asked to pack my bags and leave the Air Force. Sad, sad days.

Okay, so why am I joining this group? so i can live vicariously through you all. Before I had my last ski trip I had skied for 32 years. I felt comfortable in all terrains, but man did I love the long cruising runs, or powder over bumps. I'm getting goose pimply just thinking about it.

I know I have prattled on, but I figure i have a pretty interesting story to tell, so someone may enjoy it. If not, I'm sorry; If so, i'm ever so glad if it raised a smile.

Other than that, ya'all enjoy, and I'll see you around!!!

Frank

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