Readers Respond to Revelation On Fear of High Lifts

Readers Respond to Revelation On Fear of High Lifts

Four weeks ago, I posted a Revelation and attendant podcast titled, “Fear of Flying.” In it, I divulged that I have developed a syndrome that it turns out is not all that uncommon, at least among skiers old enough for membership in AARP. Several readers responded to...
On Taking What the Mountain Gives You

On Taking What the Mountain Gives You

Or The Many Shades of Perfect Americans tend to treat all athletic endeavors as metaphors for war.  Our most cherished spectator sports are either grounded in a military ethos (football) or are brutally confrontational (NASCAR, cage fighting) and this winner-moves-on,...
The Ski Price Matrix Explained

The Ski Price Matrix Explained

The snow-clad skis in this rack will one day adorn a similar rack inside a tent at a ski swap.  If you can’t stomach dropping a grand on a new pair of skis, the secondary market offers an abundance of options to buying new.  Fall is ski swap time, as well as...
Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

What’s wrong with this picture of the Peruvian lift at Snowbird, gateway to idyllic terrain? Not a damn thing, unless, like your esteemed Editor, you suffer from FOHL.  Photo by “Guru” Dave Powers. I don’t remember the first time I felt it, at least...