Ski more? Well…sure.
But, come on. If we’re going to play the whole resolution game on the dawn of the new year, perhaps we should challenge ourselves to come up with a few more ambitious ideas when it comes to our skiing and boarding pursuits. If we’re simply dedicating ourselves to getting out on the hill more, we might as well resolute to something equally as obvious, like eating more pizza. Or taking deeper breaths every now and then.
Maybe it’s about making more practical decisions. For instance, this is my sixth season in Lange RX 100 boots, which I have loved for their performance, if not so much for their fit. It’s taken years to break these boots in to the point where things do not result in mid-day, corporal pain. But perhaps it’s still about time I seek out more pain-free options. Alas, when a good day consists of the agony simply not impacting the enjoyment, perhaps a change is finally needed.
Skiing someplace new is always a goal of mine when the calendar turns, a goal that always brings with it a fun list of never-evers to consider. I recently wrote a piece for the January issue of New England Ski Journal (coming soon) about the revival of New Hampshire’s Tenney Mountain, a place I’d love to pencil in once the next powder day arrives. A colleague recently gave a glowing review of Berkshire East, the Western Mass. locale that always seems to garner great reviews. I’ve never skied at Gunstock, Mt. Abram, or…dare I say it, Mad River Glen.