|How I got started skiing year-round: I was inspired in 1992 to ski 60 months, b/c our friend had completed this much. Passed 60 months with my husband. He said keep going until 10 years, past that mark and have now skied 179 months continuous.|
Criteria for what counts as a ski trip: I must make 20 turns. In the summer months this has been a challenge and sometimes I have to climb a patch multiple times to achieve this, as I am not a steep skier (you get old, lots of fear kicks in).
Biggest threat to my streak: Body parts keep rebelling with age.
Type of equipment I use: Winter months, twin tips. Summer months 5 year old rock skis.
Strategy for skiing through the low season: I only have to hike for my July thru September days, so I just have traditions. Like the Erwin Rommel Desert Ski Classic in August. Yes, I ski Sand Dunes, but am using alpine equipment and I really have to hike for these turns.
Worst and best backcountry ski trips: Best: Heli skiing in BC - sell your first born and go.
Skiing activities in the past year: I ski about 65 days per year.