UPDATE on Skier Morgan and Gus:Taking the winter off in 2011 has come to an end. Morgan made it back to Stowe Vermont on Friday, March 18th. She started working off her massive pile of debt on Monday March 28th. In 75 days she hit up 35 different ski areas, from East to West. Mostly West. Check out the Trip Wrap Up Page, for the highlights and all the stats.
Gussie is elated to be home.

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Ski East to West

Take the Winter off in 2011

It all started with a pack of cards...
Step back into 2008-2009 winter season. It all started with the 'Ski USA' deck of cards and a collection of skiers from Stowe sitting around a living room fire, beers in hand. The game was a modified version of kings. All the cards were upside down on the table, and the players would pick a card, read the resort named on the card out loud, and all players who had not been to that card's ski mountain would have to drink.
I have done my share of skiing in the East, and some out West...But I did not end up sober at the end of the game. And that filled me with sadness. The next day, after I read the note I had written myself apparently after or sometime during the game (so I would not forget of course!) I resolved to broaden my horizon.
That resolution lead to one solution. This is where the theme for my winter season, 2010-2011 cross country drive originates from. Ski from East to West. (hence, you have to read into it a little....I know, it sounded good at the time...I should have gotten Sam Zerg's puninion before doing this....)

My dog Gussie and I are going to depart from our point of origin in the east, and ski as much as we can, (hit up as many mountains as we can) until we reach the west coast and we have had our fill. Or I guess until we run out of money. We will be car camping, moteling, couch crashing and cooking canned beans on the car radiator. Whatever it takes.
Side Note: The pack of cards says 'Ski USA' but I can't drive all the way out west and not do B.C., so count BC in as well. So if you have a valid passport, consider it....

Ski East to West

Whats this trip all about?
Where I will be: trip calander
The Skiing

What I'm driving

Zoe getting ready for the big trip, packs the essentials. Had to drop her from the trip because she can't carry her own
skiis. She also burns  me on the hill, and I don't want to look bad.
Picture by Skiershop's Mike Thomas.

"I can't believe we drove around all day, and there's not a single job in this town. There is nothing, nada, zip!" -Harry
"Yeah! Unless you wanna work forty hours a week." -Lloyd
-Dumb and Dumber
'People let me tell you 'bout my beeeest friend....' Gussie pictured here wanting out of the non-backseat of To-The-Max's Tacoma in Newport, RI
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