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Skiing Utah’s Suicide Chute

Skiing Utah’s Suicide Chute is a rite-of-passage for any Wasatch backcountry skier. The chute, located off the south ridge of Mt. Superior stares at you from Alta and beckons you to ski it. About this time last year, I watched…

12/21/2015 Adventure, Ski Tours

Being Thankful After Loss

I suppose I’m a few days late on my post, but Thanksgiving (the being grateful part, not necessarily the eat-til-you-pop part) is a way of being that I aspire toward as much as possible, so consider this the start of a…

Farewell Halfpipe, I’ll Always Love You.

Last February, when I went to help my dad while he was in the hospital I told him I was going to announce my retirement from halfpipe skiing at the Park City Grand Prix. I could tell that he was…

My Father, A Dynamic Man

Dad was a dynamic man, a man of few words who always managed to teach so much. He was a man of great intellect—a genius, or gen-yi, as our family would say. I always knew this about my dad, but…

06/21/2015 Live, Uncategorized

Dear Failure, Thank You.

Dear Failure, Thank you. Thank you, failure, for giving me the opportunity to truly find my potential. Thank you for exposing me to my most vulnerable side, so that I could make it stronger.  Thank you for breaking me down…

11/15/2014 Live, Self-Help

Strike A Balance

Life is all about balance.  In the sport of halfpipe skiing, quite literally, balance is the key to success. Finding center on my skis not only makes what I intend to do possible, it allows me to carry my speed…

09/18/2014 Thrive, Uncategorized
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