A page of semi-evolving, mostly useless stuff...
Below are some nice photos from a few of my travels.
Or go to the ski section.
Coming soon(well, someday, anyway): a hiking section.
It's sort of safe. As long as you don't make a mistake and ski into a crevasse and die.
This is a quote from my buddy, Paul, who is one of my ski partners
in crime. He told me this as we were planning the trip pictured at
right. Yep, that's me telemark skiing in the powder in the Vail,
We stayed at the Fowler-Hilliard Hut, one of the 10th
Mountain Division huts, which I highly recommend if you're looking
for some adventure. If you look really hard, you might see the hut (rebuilt in 2009)
we stayed at in this picture. It
was a tad bit stormy that day. I've done similar skiing near
Telluride, Colorado, staying at the more rustic (you can ask me
what was rustic about it) Ridgway Hut in the
San Juan Hut System.
Some Recent Ski Pictures
Photos © Michael B. Gousie and Jim Teresco; used by permission
Town of Breckenridge, CO, with ski area in background (3/2013).
Some of the bowls at Breckenridge (3/2013).
Me skiing amidst the crowds in one of the bowls (3/2013).
A favorite trail through the trees at Breckenridge (3/2013).
Got snow? (3/2013)
Jim making his way down some steeps during a snowstorm (3/2013).
Got oxygen? (3/2013)
Views from one of the peaks of Copper Mt., CO (3/2013).
The double-black Resolution Bowl at Copper Mt., CO (3/2013).
Jim struggling down the lower portion of Resolution (3/2013).
Stratton Mt., VT, in mid-winter form - in April! (4/5/2013)
Perfect snow down a black diamond at Stratton (4/5/2013).
I Like Lists
Here is a list of areas I've skied at. How does your list stack up?
|Massachusetts||New Hampshire||Vermont||New York||Colorado|
Mt. Tom (closed)
Ski Valley (closed)
Mittersill (the original)
Mad River Glen
Round Top (closed)
| Arapahoe Basin
| Alpine Meadows
Park West (now Canyons)
| Banff Mount Norquay
Schwarzsee (Lac Noir)
Ski hard, ski fast, and get a lot of air.
Wait, wait! I know this band. I know this band. I know this band...
-- Michael K. in the first aid station at Jackson Hole, suffering from a concussion after a spectacular fall
I would rather have seen the sport of skiing die than have
snowboarding be developed.
-- a disgruntled Paul
I was thermally disregulated.
-- Dean after a tough day at Breckenridge, CO
We're taking your ticket and we don't want to see you here ever again.
-- Ski Patrol to Paul at Gore Mt. in NY, after Paul led newbie skier James down a closed trail
It's black. How bad could it be?
-- Jim at Copper Mountain, CO
Michael, geh nicht zu schnell! (Michael, don't go too fast!)
-- My mother, just before I broke my leg at Schwarzsee, Switzerland, in 1967
If it's not blue, it's not ice.
-- Brian Maynard, a Cannon Mountain local
In the end you will be judged
not by your wealth, your knowledge,
or your contribution to mankind,
but by how hard you skied.
(We could be wrong about this, but ski hard anyway, just to be safe)