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Confession of a winter enthusiast

I am a winter enthusiast.  There, I said it.  I still wake up excited to see snow.  There is a good chance that I am more excited for a snow day than my three school-age kids.  As a kid, I spent most winters outside soaking wet and sled riding.  At 14, I learned to alpine ski and my appreciation for winter grew from there.

I am lucky enough to have lived and skied in Europe as well as the western United States.  Now, don’t get me wrong I appreciate the mountains any time of year.  But, covered in fresh powder is how I like my mountains.

Here is a small list of the ski mountains I have made tracks upon:

  • Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania
  • Seven Springs, Pennsylvania
  • Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania
  • Nemacolin, Pennsylvania
  • Wisp, Maryland
  • Kissing Bridge, New York
  • Timberline, West Virginia
  • Canaan Valley, West Virginia
  • Bryce Mountain, Virginia
  • Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Steamboat, Colorado
  • Copper Mountain, Colorado
  • Winter Park, Colorado
  • Arapahoe Basin, Colorado
  • Vail, Colorado
  • Beaver Creek, Colorado
  • Angel Fire, New Mexico
  • Kitzbuhel, Austria

Hopefully I can double the size of this list in the next few years.  We can always dream…

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