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February 28, 2006

Wil at 120 Days is About to Call it Quits for 2005-06

Wil at 120 Days of Powder is talking about calling it a season after hurting himself yesterday.

It was a pretty killer day, but once again it was a day that ended in me getting hurt. This time I injured my right elbow pretty severely when I landed a kicker, amid our double-black tree run, with my arm behind my back being slammed into the mountain…
With work, injury, and life all calling I couldn’t help but feel that yesterday could be goodbye until next winter. With 39 days left in the season I’m sure that my mind could be changed pretty quickly with a little healing, some re-stocking of my savings, and a big storm front, but for now the hat is hung up.
Bills, work, and responsibility call, but, strangely enough, I’m not really dreading it. Work is the price you pay for money, and being broke is the price I’ve paid for powder. In my estimation it’s been worth it. A little irresponsibility now and then goes a long way toward making life worth the price we pay for living it comfortably.

Wil's site is probably my favorite read on the net about skiing. JP over at Colorado Backcountry is a close second. Wil is from Phoenix (go Suns) and has kept me from going insane from the lack of snow down south with his daily entries about how sick Steamboat has been this year.

The sad part is that the demise of 2005-06 is setting in for all of us. Today is the last day of February and with it, the start of higher temperatures and dreaded Corn and Spring Conditions. There are another several good days of skiing and a monster storm tracking through Brian Head this week and next, but I am starting to see the finish line.

I am going to try to head to Steamboat and get at least a day in this year with Wil before he completely calls it quits and still need to head up and hit Big Sky and say hey to Dax as well as meet up with John at Sunlight Mountain. I was hoping to meet up with JP while I was in Colorado.

I am not writing my swan song just yet, but there are so many people I met this year through the blog that are winding down their seasons. It is almost depressing. I just keep thinking November is just a few months away. Good news is that the condo is done at Brian Head and I am moving there full time this summer to finish my MBA at Southern Utah University.

Posted by Justin at February 28, 2006 10:08 AM


If you know anyone looking for some web work have them knock on my door, lol!

I'm just too beat up and broke to keep going at the moment. But, a week or so can change that pretty quick. ;)

Posted by: Wil @ 120 Days of Powder at February 28, 2006 11:13 AM

i heard wil is heading out to the hills tomorrow.. boooyaka. hope all is well w/ you justin. when are you out in colorado???

Posted by: JP @ at March 3, 2006 08:10 PM