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Keystone Powder Day 8 January 2010

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You’ll have to wait just a bit longer for a substantive entry — the one in which I was thinking about covering Vail’s crackdown on underground instructors — because I’m just too tired tonight. Jelly legs and a jelly mind after four and a half hours of skiing and 8 hours of work. It’s a hard life, I know, but you make more money than I do and go to sleep knowing your job won’t evaporate in a few months.

On the other hand, mornings like this one force out every worry. Bluebird skies. Knee-deep powder. Untracked runs and the silence of an unpeopled slope. For hours and I at a time I wallow in the comforts of solipsism. Well, maybe not true solipsism because my skis and the snow exist as well, but this moment-to-moment lifestyle departs in every respect from my singularly success-focused trajectory in college. Colorado offers possibilities like these. It’s hard to avoid taking advantage of them.

To be sure, real life will follow all this, hopefully complete with a more fulfilling day job, but as so many people on lifts and in bars have told me, now is the time for dalliance, to pursue powder and pleasure without regard for consequences. My resume, of course, is the consequence, yet I’ve chatted with so many corporate types who began life after college just as I have and so many who say they wish they had. At any rate, as the march and real world draw closer, I find myself wondering more and more often exactly where I should go and what I should do. Boulder? Seattle? D.C.?

Whatever may come, tomorrow morning will arrive first, and I’ll once again hit the slopes, set to ignore reality for just a few hours more.


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