Tree Skiing


  Jessica Cruises The Aspens 
  Originally uploaded by fredwilson.

My friend Pete taught me to ski the trees when I was in college. Up to that point, I had always skied the runs on the trail map. We had one particularly amazing day in the Aspens at Snowbird that I will always remember.

Anyway, as my skiing has become more family oriented, I’ve tended to stick to the trails, but as my kids have gotten better, I’ve taken them into the trees and they’ve gotten bitten with the tree skiing bug.

Today we woke up to 9 inches of fresh snow which was pretty quickly skied off. But not in the trees. So we spent most of the day in the trees and had a blast. Nobody got hurt although Josh did do a 360 flip when his snowboard hit a tree stump that was not visible under the snow. Too bad I didn’t videotape that one.