July 19, 2005
Ski Blog mission
Ah, so many things that I want to do. Ever read the ski report and find it leaves something to be desired... like information. Most are cheesy templates that have time, temp, and new snow. But they leave much to be desired about the real conditions.
Ski magazines are published monthly and may have a gear review or an article about a trip one of the writers took last month. But it is a month old and by the time you read about last month's conditions, it is too late to do anything about it.
This blog is dedicated to real time information. And useful information. And aside from that, it is dedicated to following me and several of my buddies on our winter adventure to get out of the Southwest Desert and our lives in cubicles and actually live. I am probably more passionate than most of my buddies since, well, I am the guy springing for a condo and starting a blog about it. But I most certainly am not the best skier. We run a mix of about half snowboarders and half skiers.
The site will be organized with topics that are primarily categorized by state, then by resort. We may not hit all of the resorts out west, but being as the condo is centrally located, we are within good proximity to most of the major Colorado, Idaho, Utah, California, and New Mexico and Wyoming Resorts. This year we will spend several days at Wolf Creek, Telluride, Jackson Hole, Alta, Snowbird (for my two plank challenged friends who cannot get into Alta--suckers!), Park City, and some of the Summit county resorts of Colorado. But most of all I will be rolling out of bed five minutes before the lifts start running at Brian Head.
Right now, I am enjoying the summer and dreaming about three foot snowfalls over night with clear 20 degree days. And on a weekday of course since it keeps the riff-raff off the mountain. =)
Posted by Justin at July 19, 2005 03:48 AM
Now this is my kind of blog. It's about time you started a blog that has some importance to it. I mean the GWOT, Politics, Liberal vs. Conservative, all that pales in comparison to a blog where people can communicate about skiing and snowboarding. I hope you don't mind if I end up staying as much time in the summer with you as I do in the winter mountain biking, hiking and fishing.
I look forward to seeing pics of the place when you get them.
Posted by: Jake at July 19, 2005 05:58 AM
Great effort Justin. Look forward to reading more as the winter approaches.
Posted by: Luke at July 22, 2005 02:55 AM