SKIING through LEAVES in OCTOBER

Crazy it’s October 12th and I’ve already skied three days! After the St George marathon, I posted “Done with running and now I’m ready for winter and skiing!” I had no idea I’d be skiing great powder three days later. It was fun and as we were hiking up it was cold, snowing and windy. I would have thought it was the middle of winter, not the first of October. Teton had fun one day with me but looked was covered with snowballs.

 

A recent article was written about the influence of social media and backcountry skiing and the decisions people are making. You can read it HERE. I found it interesting in the US  27 people die in avalanches a year. At a conference last weekend, attendees not only heard from physicists but neurologists, behavior scientists, and psychologists. More focus during backcountry ski training, they say, needs to go towards decision making. It is a skill that needs to be taught. Some food for thought as we enter the ski season.

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#mountaincrushmonday

The season’s are changing and fall is definitely in the air. We had the first snowIMG_0640 fall of the season last week. I had to drive up into the mountains to see it for myself. It was a dusting but I was as excited as a kid on Christmas morning. So begins my Mountain Crush with white fluffy stuff on them. #mountaincrushmonday.

Most people are sad to see the long summer days dwindle away but it makes me excited to put on my puffys and pull out my winter gear and get ready to bundle up! I may even start sporting my favorite beanies just because I’m so excited for winter! 

Don’t miss the great sales going on right now! Stock up on fall and winter gear now during the sales because they won’t last long!

I love this Puffy coat by Patagonia. It’s great to wear around town this fall as the temperatures start to drop at night! And it’s on sale with an additional 20% right now!

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