Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness: Romantic love is a verb
Altitude Sickness
March 9, 2016

Altitude Sickness: Romantic love is a verb

This has been a strange winter for me, weather notwithstanding. This is the winter where, maybe for the first time ever, and certainly for the first time since my divorce, I let someone in.

More than let her in, I saw her, met…

Binding control
Altitude Sickness
February 17, 2016

Binding control

I think I am at 93 days of skiing now for the season; 88 lift service, five uphill.  All in all, with a season as occasionally dismal as this one, I have to say, once again, that the skiing has been great….

An ode to snowmaking, and good equipment
Altitude Sickness
February 3, 2016

An ode to snowmaking, and good equipment

By Brady Crain

My old workhorse boots are Scarpa T-2 (a three buckle duckbilled telly boot); my new boots are Scarpa TX-Pro boots (Scarpa’s four buckle NTN/AT boot — it has a telly bellow, but it also has the…

The skier responsibility code
Altitude Sickness
January 21, 2016

The skier responsibility code

This week I am grateful for some very nice powder turns — it was unexpected, and much appreciated. Grateful for the awesome groomers and snowmakers — I have been skiing every morning. Thankful for my new stationary cycle trainer so that I can keep my…

What almost killed me made me stronger
Altitude Sickness
January 8, 2016

What almost killed me made me stronger

To follow up on the post-injury introspective I wrote about in my past column, here is a comparative study with a different injury, more comprehensive but slightly less acutely catastrophic.

On Thursday March 22, 2012, I finished a contracting job at 3 a.m., got about…

Of injuries and addictions
Altitude Sickness
December 22, 2015

Of injuries and addictions

Dec. 11 was a day for reflection. It was a day where I left behind my usual psychotic musical diet of Beatles and metal, and cranked up Desmond Decker and the Aces, The Specials, English Beat, and even some Rancid and Timebomb Tim. It was…