Staying Young Forever

Its a funny moment in life when you realize that you may be part of the “older” crowd, although we still think young,act young, kinda look young we might actually be ageing. But hey if we are the 30 something crowd that is still active then I can accept being the mid thirties crowd.

With no plan we headed up to Rogers Pass and decided on Young’s Peak, we had attempted this on monday but avalanches on all aspects made us turn around. But with time things are somewhat more stable and we aimed our skis towards Young’s peak.  On the way I headed up Lookout mountain and had a direct view into a line I have wanted to ski for awhile.

I knew that Joey,Danielle and Christina were dreaming of the Forever Young couloir (A) but I had such a  great look into option B that I was probable not going to ski the couloir for the 15th time but ski this new line for my first time. Looking down it I could not believe that I had never ventured down. We headed up to the summit of Young’s and I kept getting excited about the prospect of skiing this line. Small shots of adrenaline made me ski over and look down it again while the gang skied the couloir. Looking down I knew that today was the day and I carved into the slope, a couple of ski cuts got my slough moving but overall nothing so I let go and enjoyed the line.  A little deek around the waterfall at the bottom and I rejoined the group. 

Always inspiring to be able to ski new lines.

  1. John Yarington March 20, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    My wife and I topped out on Youngs just as you were dropping in ….. Thank you to you and your friends for the excellent skin track!

  2. Jack March 21, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Skiing does keep one feeling spry. Being in the older set ain’t so bad; I should know because I’ve been part of it for longer than I want to admit.

    I’m really enjoying the Stokes. Curious about your binding suggestion for the Stoke – I’m 175 lb riding 173 cm Stokes.

  3. randosteve March 22, 2010 at 12:01 am

    yo g!

    all the slides i’m hearing about up there have me worried about you. be careful out there man!


  4. jim April 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm


    loved the comments on being part of the active ‘mid thirties crowd’….wait til you are part of the active ‘fifties’ crowd….guess what, it’s still great…park the pain and discomfort and keep punching upwards…life is good

    keep it up g


  5. henry April 16, 2010 at 2:43 am


    i skied forever young for the first time this year and instantly noticed the "B" line as soon as we were at the bottom

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