The Skiing Minority
Big Air at Brighton
Nov 25 2013
The last two times I've been out (STILL can't believe how many lift serviced days before Thanksgiving this is) I've been outnumbered.
I have been hanging with some of my new coworkers and every single one of them snowboards. I've had a blast learning from them, being impressed by their mad skills, and watching them just be all around awesome.
What is the demographic of your group? I learned to ski at Deer Valley and knew mostly skiers, mostly racers. As I've expanded my social network I've noticed a few things about my 'crew' that I really like:
*Many locals that have lived here have tried skiing, snowboarding, and something else - be it tele, snow surfing or mountaineering. So adventurous.
*Everyone I know is wearing a helmet. Super happy to be with people smart enough to wear a brain bucket. So important.
*I now ride with more snowboarders. I love their style, and yes since I love Brighton so much that's usually where we are.
*We're pretty techy. Everyone has a smartphone. I love how we all use them for tracking, photos. panoramic pics, yelling at each other...
*We love good gear. It seems the average skier/rider is becoming much more savvy to the effects quality clothing, equipment, and accessories can have to your ski day.
*We take video. And then? I see people filming all the time. Then I ask what they do with it, and it's not much. Ha!
What about you - have you noticed any interesting trends in your ski posse?
Enjoy the photos of my friends!
*Let it snow*