I Love to Ski

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I’ve  been a ski lover for years. During my first marriage I hardly got to ski at all. My first wife wasn’t interested NOR were my boys. We tried, but they didn’t take to it and if there’s one thing I’ve learned from being a dad it’s that you can’t nor shouldn’t push your kids to do what you like vs. what they like. You can introduce them to your passions, but they get to make the choice – or you’ll suffer in the end!

When my marriage ended, I vowed I’d never give up skiing again. My boys were now older and I was able to get baby-sitters for my ski trips. When I was blessed to meet my second wife, it turned out she was a better skier than me. We’ve enjoyed skiing together ever since.

In fact, we are going on our second heli-skiing trip next month…below is my favorite photo from our last one to The Adamants in British Columbia.

What a view - Look at our ski tracks in the distance

Below are some of our ski videos, taken this season, with our new GoPro camera. We are practicing for our forthcoming heli-ski trip…most are short and most are fun and have fun music. I hope you enjoy them:

Oh, did I happen to mention that I am the oldest DUDE in the park – the terrain parks – where people jump, do rails and boxes, and go in the half-pipe. I love it, but my wife says I’m way tooooo old and should stop that silliness NOW! The photo below is of me, in the Super Pipe at Mammoth, where the walls are 22-feet high. I am above the lip, in air, turning and heading back down. That means I’m about 25 feet high. The photo was taken by a professional photographer, who was laying down on the top of the pipe and got this shot with a single push of his shutter!

High in the air above the lip of the Super-Pipe. Yee-Haw!

 

 

 

  • http://twitter.com/janetcallaway Janet Callaway

    Bruce, aloha. Your skiing videos/photos are also so great to see. Loved the shot by the professional photographer. Look forward to your videos from you heli-skiing trip  Have fun.  Aloha. Janet

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Ever skied in Hawaii, Janet?

  • http://www.amberrisme.com Amberr Meadows

    I love the photos, but I am always a sucker for fantastic photos. Great ski footage, too!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Thx Amberr…I’ve been going a bit crazy with my #GoPro for both still and video! #DadChat starts soon!

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