Tuesday, January 10, 2012

No snow for Joe Blow

As everybody knows the last 2 months have been nothing but dry, sunny, warm days. December in Salt Lake City was the driest its ever been! In fact, we actually had more snow at the end of November than we do now. You really can only do so much skiing on groomers before you want to rip your hair out. Yes, I have reached that point. Today was the best day of the season so far and I never touched more than 3 inches of powder. My only powder shot was me falling into a pocket of powder in between two rocks. I cant even count the number of rocks I hit on the way down. I haven't been skiing for a very long time, but even I know that this season is awful. Last year was my first year skiing. Going from the best to the worst has been depressing. Not having any hope for snow this season is really depressing. Looking at the weather report for the next 10 days and not seeing any snow doesn't help my attitude. One person joked that they always put snow 10 days out, They dang the snow like a carrot in out faces. I haven't given up on skiing quite yet this year, but if it doesnt come soon I am not sure what I am going to do.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Snow and Anxiety

Most people get anxiety over work or school, they get it from stressful situations. I get most of my anxiety just waiting for it to snow! I sit on my laptop and or phone and watch the weather wondering it when it is going to snow. I will get so anxious that I start pacing my around my kitchen wondering where the snow is. At that point I can focus on anything else, all I can focus on is WHERE IS THE SNOW?! I dont really know if I am the only one with this problem or why I even have this problem. I look at this problem and laugh right now, but I believe it is a serious issue. I feel like the weather is always exaggerating how much it is going to snow. I get excited for the snow and excited to go skiing... until it doesn't snow. I am not sure if this "problem" is going to be worse this year or maybe better but it is something I am dealing with, especially right now.

If you have any solutions let me know!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Opening Day at Brighton!

Today I had the opportunity to ski Brighton on the opening day of the resort! Obviously It was the best day of the season but getting out there for the first time in 5 months felt very good! Getting back on my skis I realized how out of shape I am in and how much it is going to take to get back into the groove. Its a wake up call every year in November, one of these years I will remember to get into shape before the season starts. This year though I will just do it in the first few months of the season. I am very excited to start skiing but no excited for the pain that comes with it. Anybody have any ideas on keeping yourself in shape or getting use to the pain of skiing?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mix of Emotions

This website has been harder than i thought to get up and running. Its been a challenge and I am learning a lot in doing so. But I can hardly explain how excited I am to get this website up and for this season. The website is coming up and the snow is starting to fall. A lot is going to happen this winter and I want all of you to be involved!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Getting off the ground

After a few months of thinking, pondering and stressing. I am finally getting my website off the ground. It has taken a while to get here and it will take even longer until I get the website to where I want it. I hope to have this website up and running in 2 weeks or maybe even sooner! I really need everybody to participate and build this website. I really look forward to meeting new people and exchanging ideas with other skiers out there. Thanks for your support and ideas!