Archive for April, 2006


Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

I didn’t have much of a plan on what to do after my winter at the South Pole. An innocent conversation in the Galley, followed by a couple of hours of surfing on the Internet, made me the proud owner of two season passes. Without any planning I was set to become a snow bum for a season.

I wound up spending time in St. Anton, Copper Mountain, Mary Jane, Homewood, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Kirkwood

I managed to get about 70 days on the mountain, which is not bad considering the price I paid. This was a great experience. Having a lot of time allows you to board Monday through Friday and to avoid the weekend crowds. I spent the weekends on little side trips or hooking up with friends along the way.

Below is a season of snow bumming compressed into 33 seconds: