Michael B. Gousie - Wheaton College, MA

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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.

Photos from Here-n-There

All photos © Michael B. Gousie, unless otherwise noted

London, UK, 2018

Philmont Scout Ranch, NM, 2017

Yellowstone National Park, 2016

Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, 2015-16

Europe, 2007-12

England, 2005



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Skiing


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, Colorado, backcountry. 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.

If you don't want to hike all the way up, you can go heli skiing. I've done that at Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

Here's a of me skiing at Kirkwood, California, in January of 2002 (© Jim Teresco; used by permission). The conditions weren't very good, but it beats work!


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
Butternut
Jiminy Peak
Mt. Tom (closed)
Wachusett
Watatic (closed)



Rhode Island

Ski Valley (closed)





Attitash
Bretton Woods
Cannon
Cranmore
Gunstock
Loon
Mittersill (the original)
Pat's Peak
Ragged Mountain
Sunapee
Tenney (closed)
Waterville Valley
Wildcat



Bromley
Burke
Haystack (closed)
Killington
Mad River Glen
Magic Mountain
Mount Snow
Pico
Round Top (closed)
Smuggler's Notch
Stowe
Stratton
Sugarbush



Gore
Hunter Mountain
Whiteface





Maine

Sugarloaf





Arapahoe Basin
Aspen
Aspen Highlands
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge
Buttermilk
Copper Mountain
Crested Butte
Durango
Keystone
Monarch
Snowmass
Steamboat
Telluride
Vail
Winter Park
California Utah Canada Austria Switzerland
Alpine Meadows
Heavenly
Kirkwood
Squaw Valley

Montana

Big Sky

Nevada

Mount Rose
Alta
Park City
Park West (now Canyons)
Snowbird
Solitude

Wyoming

Grand Targhee
Jackson Hole


Banff Mount Norquay
Blackcomb
Lake Louise
Mont Tremblant
Sunshine Village
Whistler
Whistler Heli-Skiing





Kitzbühel
Kitzbüheler Horn
Lech
St. Anton
St. Christoph
Zürs






Charmey
First
Grindelwald
Schwarzsee (Lac Noir)









Ski hard, ski fast, and get a lot of air.
-- Paul

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)

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