backcountry skiing with the foothill freak

Ski Bum Turned Weekend Warrior Check List

Check off as many boxes as apply to your lifestyle. If you check more than 50% of the boxes, I've got bad news for you....

  • You actually buy ski poles.
  • You use duct tape for emergencies instead of keeping your pants together for another 5 years.
  • You do all your chores and errands monday through thursday.
  • Your legs aren't tired right now.
  • You count a 3 hour morning "dawn patrol" as a ski day.
  • You finally have people to ski with all the time.
  • You buy new skins before wearing all the fur off your old ones.
  • On ski vacations you sleep in hotels instead of parking lots.
  • All your vacation time and sick days are used by the end of May.
  • You have a ski quiver, rather than something that still slides.
  • Your gore-tex still works.
  • You feel like you should be getting back to work as you read this.