I used to ski down my front yard in southern Maryland when it snowed... in the rain.
Shredded a pair of skis in Patuxent River State Park one year trying to "ski the glades".
Shredded a pair of skis at Blue Knob State Park one year trying to "ski the glades."
Made a ski run in the woods behind my house in Crownsville. No damage involved to the skis though. It did involve a half mile of "cross-country skiing" through two feet of snow caked with an inch or more of ice. My chins have never burned so much.
Got myself involved in a project at work largely because it entailed some winter "business trips" to New Mexico (yes, I worked though, so it wasn't a COMPLETE boondoggle).
Come to think of it, I did that more than once in Seattle, too.
Spent a long weekend with JohnL. That counts, doesn't it?
Actually, I skied a no-fall zone on that trip just to hit some relatively fresh tracks. JohnL was there to witness it. He was yelling from the bottom of the run (along with my other friend Brian) to bail. I held on for two more turns and was ready to take two more after that but I decided to listen to him, just in case. Maybe he was right that I should have gotten out of there when I did, but I still think I could have gotten two more turns in without going over the cliff. Someday I'll prove him wrong or die trying (maybe literally)!
I ditched a girlfriend once to get first turns in the morning. And it wasn't even a powder morning. That could explain why she dumped me after the ski trip. Maybe she should have used some more feminine persuasions to convince me to ski with her instead of just crying about how I didn't love her, blah blah blah, something like... oh wait this is a PG website, sorry.
I also found a potential backcountry run at a state park just north of Kansas City. Natural gas line that just got bushwhacked (let's here it for the pipeline companies for creating all sorts of backcountry opportunities!
). If we ever get a eight inches or more of snow, I'm all over it.
So nothing particularly big. BUT... I don't love skiing enough to try to the local hill. Well, since they just replaced their largest ski slope with a snow tubing park, maybe I should say... I love skiing too much to give any money to the local hill.