Après Adam here with step 5 of my 12-Step Program for Après-Ski Conditioning. I’m here to help you have the best après-ski season of your life!
After a beautiful weekend, it's currently snowing, but accumulation probably won’t be enough to ski. And since you can't après-ski without first skiing, it's a great time to instead take care of some life-maintenance activities, aka Basic Training.
A quick recap and preview of this week's après-tunities in bullet points because I’ve been known to get carried away with my words:
The Teton Gravity Research premiere of Tight Loose was last Thursday at Red Butte. The event was delayed a week due to snow and Mother Nature delivered a perfect night. While the crowd was a little mellow for my liking, the event was nearly sold out, the movie was awesome, the snacks were on point, and the beverages were flowing. Apparently, most everyone read Step 2 and practiced proper ski movie premiere survival techniques.
Sunday night was the Global Premiere for Travis Rice’s two-year project, The Fourth Phase. It was my first ever snowboard-specific premiere and I managed to blend in with the rowdy snowboard crowd. My snowboarder following must not be as strong, because more than a few people failed to follow my steps on surviving premiere season and got a little carried away. This movie is an absolute must-see for any snow sport enthusiast.
On Monday, I got a Pumpkin Spice Latte (#PSL) and my first-ever pedicure. The #PSL was for research as I envision using it as a starter for après-ski cocktail this season. The pedi comes highly recommended by skiers in order to avoid ingrown toenails, cracked heels, and other ski boot ailments. It was Basic Training, but the whole experience was divine.
Personally, I made an appointment to see a Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) specialist this week to get rid of some lingering aches and pains before après-ski season starts. Because you can’t après-ski in the ski patrol aid room. I’ve tried.
It’s also a great week to work out and detox via hot yoga. I’m headed to Tadasana Yoga Studio in Park City for some Power Vinyasa. It’s a great way to increase flexibility and build strength for ski season. It’s also a great place to meet single guys and girls while learning some yoga buzzwords to sound enlightened. I’ll also be looking to master some basic poses for the next time I’m asked to do a backcountry yoga photoshoot for the boys.
This weekend kicks off with the Utah premieres of MSP Films' latest, Ruin and Rose. This one looks amazing! Catch it Thursday night in Salt Lake City and Friday night in Park City. I’ll see you at the Park City premiere. Pre-après-party at High West Distillery and Saloon for a Dead Mans Boots. Après-ski-film party at No Name. Après-après dance party at Bistro 412.
Second Tracks Sports is hosting a ski swap this weekend (October 7-9) in Salt Lake City. The deals look legit. Get in there and pick up some new and used gear.
The Locals Pro-Sale is being held on Saturday the 8th at the Wasatch Brew Pub in Park City. The event is billed as both a ski swap and a party, two of my favorite things. Help support local pros by rocking their old gear and clothes from last season. Who knows? Someone might mistake you for their favorite pro and buy you a drink this season. It could happen.
That’s about it for this week’s lesson. Take care of some Basic Training while there's still time. Winter will be here before we know it... I mean, #WinterIsComing
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