The Wealth

A foot of new powder.  People howling in rapture through the tree-runs.  More hoots heard throughout the mountain.  Snow bliss.  Powder smiles.  One skier blasting by me at about forty mph, giggling to herself.  Audibly giggling.  Storm delirium.  For me, a leisure hour or two of skiing.  Four solid, sometimes transcendent runs.  Deep.  Not skiing... Continue Reading →

The Illustrious Room 99

Landing at number 34 in Outside Magazine’s Editor’s Choice 2010 is the Alta Peruvian’s Room 99.  This is the same room that was featured in a Ski magazine article last year.  This Outside blurb seems to capture the spirit of things pretty well: "34. Room 99 There's nothing particularly remarkable about the Alta Peruvian Lodge's... Continue Reading →

Fishing Bells and Imaginary Books

“Such a long, long time to be gone and  a short time to be there” - Robert Hunter “Box of Rain” Somehow the cold wisps of snow lacing across the back of my neck and cheeks will lure my mind to thoughts of fishing.  For whatever reason, these towering mountains will lapse into thoughts about... Continue Reading →

Stellar Dendrites

Below is a picture of Jesse, a gnarly snowboarder who is not afraid to eat some snow.  Here he is about to enjoy a lot of snow.  Of course, Jesse was uninjured in this spill.  In fact, after crashing into the ground after sailing through the air upside down some forty feat, Jesse retained his... Continue Reading →

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