Friday, January 28, 2011

The Monkey and the Expert

I've just spent the day skiing with Fat Charlie. On our first real run (i.e. not traversing to get to the far side of the mountain) we discovered a freestyle course that had been marked out on Ray's Ridge (Purgatory) but hadn't been skied enough to create large bumps so we tried to ski it a few times trying to create those bumps.

My friends often tell me that I ski like a monkey. Fat Charlie (aka Jim) was kind enough not to make that comment. Here is how the monkey skis the freestyle course:

And here is the expert doing the upper section of the same course:

And if you're still reading then here is a shot of Jim doing that same section but caught from the bottom of the run looking up:


Fat Charlie the Archangel said...

Dang, I ski purty : )

agiraffeinthemaking said...

Hilarious stuff Guy - Great Blog, like your style of writing - seriously witty, with a hint of sarcasm and smidgen of contempt. Is Chris your Dad - read some of his travel writtings too, had me in fits of laughter - the apple hasn't fallen too far from the tree :-)
Skiing like a Monkey...You have long arms, your hands were rolled in only showing knuckles - your skiing technique was good in general -the overall picture did have hints of our distant cousins in the animal world...(she writes with tongue in cheek)Piper