Archive for February, 2010

Gordon’s ‘View’

February 12th, 2010

     The February trip promised a weekend of fresh powder for some great riding. This fact coupled with my new mid fats should have made me very exsighted. Some logistical issues that cropped  up at the last minute, made me unreasonably upset and disturbed my mindset. I had arranged with Kat and Christine for transportation. Picture1

      The famous Ton sisters certainly add some new blood to our group. By the time we left LA they had me laughing so hard, the stresses of my crazy life slipped past us like the many miles on the way to Mammoth Village.

      For almost twelve years, I have participated on every monthly trip like a zealous faithful devotee. I almost began to take things for granted. I would show up on Saturday morning and get myself ready and simply go skiing. Things have run so smoothly that I forgot just how much organizing, planning and hard work go on behind the scenes to bring this all about.

     The newsletters inform and remind me of the upcoming events. The condo assignments, equipment and lessons are coordinated. A special thanks to the board members "retreads" for accomplishing all this for each one of us. My sincere gratitude to each person who has gone out of their way just to say hello to me, or give a word of encouragement. Lastly, the pinnacle of thanks goes to those who have taken up the challenge of guiding me. We have overcome my general lack of conditioning, altitude issues, temperamental headsets and some clueless riders to carve out some great fun. Looking back at the past decade, the Achievers have been an integral part of my life. I have met some truly kind and some fun loving people. I hope to see, I mean hear you guys on our upcoming ski trips. If I can do this, I can do anything!

Humbly,

Gordon

DSUSA-OC February trip

February 10th, 2010

GabriellaWe had a great time on the February trip to Mammoth, there had been a series of storms over the previous weeks & it was still snowing for the 3 days we were there….made for nice soft landings. We had 5 students on the trip this time, Mary, Daryl, Isaiah & Gordon were out roaming the hills while Gabriella was back to try her hand at snowboarding this time….& did an awesome job.Gordon

We also had a great turnout of instructors, many of whom were able to attend a continuing education clinic on Friday that is required by PSIA to keep up individual Instructor Certifications. Karey & Brent rotated all the instructors in & out of our own clinics throughout the remainder of the weekend.

We all got together at the Grace Community Church on Saturday evening to tell tall tales of our day on the hill & enjoy a great potluck dinner.

Thanks to Nick for the great picture of Gordon in action.

 

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