A Skier’s Dream Car
I’ve been looking into new (to me) cars, because mine is rugged and sturdy, but I want something that is actually fun to drive. Mine is going on 110,000 miles and I think now might be a good time to sell.
This one looks like a lot of fun, but unfortunately its top speed is 40 mph because it is meant for driving on ski slopes…
That one is out for practicality purposes.
Which brings me to these beauties, which unfortunately are also out for financial reasons, and possibly because they aren’t the best for commuting to work everyday.
And my car is pretty good in the snow, but no way could it ever do this.
I’ll probably settle for something a little less flashy and look into something a little sporty, a little practical, and a lot more fun to drive than my clunky old CR-V.
Who else is looking forward to some powder over the holiday weekend? I remember skiing small, crowded resorts on holiday weekends as our yearly family ski vacation. While it is nice to have the mountain to yourself, nothing beats having some friends stay for a long weekend, and skiing in a group, regardless of ability, or crowds. The ski bum life isn’t for everyone, but it’s nice when everyone can get together and ski bum it for a weekend!
Some more cool skiers to follow on Instagram:
Scrolling through my feed in the morning helps get me through a long day of work by pumping me up for the lines I’ll make on the mountain on the weekend.
Cody Townsend has got some sick pics that will make you crave the slopes. Check him out here.
Living out west was the best decision I ever made. Well, maybe second to asking my girlfriend for her number…
Mostly because I don’t have to carefully save my vaca days to get a nice week of skiing in.
But I have plenty of friends on the east coast. Heck I’ve been skiing out there quite a few times over the years. Mad River Glen is always an adventure.
But when you don’t live nearly as close to the slopes, a ski weekend isn’t always doable. I know a few of my buddies who moved to the Mid Atlantic are struggling to figure out how they are gonna get their powder fix. I tell them to visit me all the time! But travel and work and spending time with your family can be a tough balance. We all have our priorities.
How many days on the slopes do you guys normally get every year?
Stumbled upon this fantastic article about Paralympians starting an adventure camp for people with disabilities. A lot of people experience the world in a different way, and extreme outdoor sports haven’t always been the most accessible to them. It is great to see these champs creating exciting and accessible opportunities. Bringing more diversity and different perspectives to extreme sports can only enrich the experience for everyone involved.
With sports like waterskiing, downhill biking, kitebuggying and kayaking, this is a great step toward supporting everyone in following their passions.
How do you think we can make the world of extreme/outdoor sports more inclusive?
This article makes me want to plan my next trek to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota to explore their trails. I always love seeing new places, even though Colorado never gets old. Never thought I’d want to leave CO to get my mountain fix.
The article also mentions how mountain biking in Minnesota may bring even more people than downhill winter sports. I love both equally – but it’s pretty cool to see mountain biking catch on as a more popular outdoor activity that everyone old and young can enjoy.
Where are you going for your next outdoor adventure? Where should I go? Suggestions?