|Ancient skiing circa 1990-something|
This photo really made me laugh. I'm wearing a huge, boxy, ugly coat that's at least five sizes too big. My gear is ancient by today's standards - long, straight skis and rear-entry boots. And not a helmet to be seen anywhere. Boy have things changed since then!
|Enjoying last season's powder (photo by Grant Myrdal)|
Fast forward nearly 20 years. The technology has changed. Wide, short, shaped skis are the norm. Ski clothes are much more fitted (and warmer!). And nearly 75% of snow-riders at resorts wear helmets. I'm still skiing, but not crashing nearly as much. Now my friends are struggling to keep up with me. And my favorite day? Skiing powder during a storm either in Mt. Hood Meadows' bowls or Heather Canyon.
It's finally time to ski again! I'm planning on hitting the slopes tomorrow for the first day of the season. Rest assured I'll have photos and stories to share - coming soon to a blog near you.