by snowmystr - Sep 13, 2009
Pros: Find untracked snow days after a snowfall
Cons: You feel like you are on a cruise ship - hope for good weather
Source: Ski Portillo
Name: Randy Rogers
Alpine, snowboard (hard boot), tele, XC, Alpine Touring, road biking, mt. biking, hiking, soccer, serving friends fresh bbq salmon, albacore, dungeness crab....not having to sit still for long.
New places, new challenges. Continuing to discover great powder stashes. Wine tasting in Chile, beaching it at Coquimbo. Diamond Peak in May. Dungeness crab fishing on shitty days when you can't go skiing. Home grown potatoes for breakfast. Snow Cap Ale!
Downhill Racer, anything by Matchstick productions and Oregon grad - Murray Wais
Jimmy Buffett, Nickel Creek, The Wailin Jennies, Neil Young, Jann Arden. Pink Floyd of course
Skiing has affected every aspect of my life. My first venture was to start a ski club at my Jr. High School. Soon after I was dining at home with Warren Miller, friend of my parents before he MC'ed his movie at our high school ski team fundraiser. Broke my neck in my senior year of high school, led me into coaching. Joined USSCA at 19, coached college for 8 years, USSA for 8, four years with the US Speed Skiing Team. Head coach for the 1992 Olympics. Chief of Course for the 2002 ski and snowboard events at Park City for the SLC Winter Games. FIS Technical Delegate since 1996, has led to opportunities to ski all over North America, Chile, Argentina. I thank the sport and the people who have confidence in me for the opportunities.
Best day skiing? Elbow to elbow with my son Ketchum in knee deep powder at Willamette Pass. The place I took my first turns in 1958.
What a life.
To my dear comrade of the sport Gene Landsmann. You taught me many things...humility and graciousness are the two things I still strive to emulate my friend. Miss you everytime I put on my ski boots, or head into the mountains seeking "wistas."
Jan 8, 2008
Jan 13, 2011