23. March 2016 · Comments Off on OMG! People really are doping for STRAVA! · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, doper loser shitbags

The link below will drop you, gentle reader, into a world so fucked it is hard to even comprehend. You’ve all heard of pro cyclist Lance Armstrong who doped his way to millions and glory but behold the pathetic tale of Thorfinn-Sassquatch, a L.A. guy so lame and fucked that he dopes for STRAVA KOM’S! Click thru and and let this tale from our friends at cyclingtips.com make you feel great about your meager but clean athletic achievements……..(click right on that rider in the pic)

22. March 2016 · Comments Off on Tweener season here in the Wasatch. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Real mtn life, roadiefuckbiking, ski touring

Maybe we do some of this;
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Or Maybe we do some of this today…….
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This is what my friends do all spring while I am stuck on the keyboard;12798829_1065141556841669_1450162589611789389_nPhoto credit; Gary GSAX Saxlehner

29. February 2016 · Comments Off on Perfect Light. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Real mtn life

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26. February 2016 · Comments Off on Shit you hear at a Wasatch Citizens Series Race. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Enduro as fucking fuck!, Park City Tourism, Real mtn life, Skate Ski

The Wasatch Citizens Series is Utah’s preeminent Nordic Race series. Consisting of two classic and 3 skate events, The WCS gives non USA Ski team members a chance to slip on the skin suit and race in either open competition against seriously badass people or in age group graded competition where people actually have jobs and that sort of thing. Your humble Editor has been involved in this foolishness for at least a decade and a half with no signs of slowing down(well other than on the track…)

Since I race I cannot take photo’s and race simultaneously so Action Wife is usually tasked with photog duties. Action Wife might be the worst sports photographer in modern history and usually can’t even be trusted to get a decent shot of the Editor in action. Last weekends 20k was no different.

The PPPC staff thought it would be fun to add some funny comments to the most recent batch of Action Wife pics. Here we go;(the humorous caption will appear below the photo so continue scrolling downward)

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WHAT!? 2 More laps on this bitch?!

 

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God I wish I hadn’t decided to race in my pajamas!

 

 

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I will crush EDITOR like bug!(Editor is the red suit waaay back at the end of the train)

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“Oh hey it’s not my husband, the Editor, but I am going to get another picture of this guy”(thinks Action Wife as she gets yet another picture of Jeff Minema)

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“Oh Hey! It’s another guy kicking my Husbands, The Editors, ass! Lets get a sweet pic of him crossing the finish line!”

Wait a minute! Here is a action shot of the Editor!

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Another pic; Of course there is no action involved and I crossed the finish line like 10 minutes ago…..

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“Hey Nick; Do you think I look fat in my race suit?”

(BTW; Action Wife has officially been fired as Team PPPC photographer immediately following the 2016 WCS 20k!)

23. February 2016 · Comments Off on Full moon over the SLC. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Real mtn life

2016-02-22 19.24.16Moonset over the SLC.

19. February 2016 · Comments Off on Daily Glow. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Real mtn life

2016-02-18 19.33.59Yep, some days things just glow.

(Speaking of glowing; I have known the guys who own and founded Kuhl clothing since they were making fleece hats in the mid 80’s up in the LCC. Now they are in the global icon business! Take a look; )

2016-02-16 19.42.56All that crystal clear vis means one thing; Storm time!

11. February 2016 · Comments Off on The Foundation of a Ski Life. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Real mtn life

I often think what my life would have become had a 11 year old Editor not been exposed to skiing through Mt Pleasant‘s after school ski program. Mt. P as it has been long known to locals, is located on rt86 just outside of Edinboro, Pennsylvania and I was lucky enough to only live 5 miles up the road from it’s 340 vertical foot access t-bar. On weekends it was not uncommon for my brothers and I to ski all day and into the night session on Saturdays and 9a-5p on Sundays.  On a recent trip back to the motherland I stopped by Mt. P just to see what was going on and the place is looking better than ever;

Attention to detail at the new Mt. P is through the roof! Check out the upcycling of the old rental skis into cool light fixtures. The boardwalk is also a great addition and eliminates muddy spring walks up and down the driveway.
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Definitely the most radical change is the one season old Highlander chairlift! Huge upgrade compared to the old T-bar!(though it was always fun popping airs off the t-bar ruts)
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Behind every home mountain are the people making it happen! Despite facing harder odds than farming, Doug and Laura Sinsebaugh are fully committed to running Mt P well into the future. It is also pretty cool to that when they hand out a business card it only has phone numbers not a email address where your email might never be opened. Hey look; on the computer is the PPPC!
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A pair of the iconic Olin Mark 4’s(the had to have ski when I was coming up) adorn the entry into the rental shop.

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This is a big upgrade; Family ski lockers! They are available on a seasonal/rental basis.

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Still the same killer view from the loft but now you get WIFI with the price of a lift ticket!

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Mt P in all it’s snow covered glory! Fire up the Highlander boys!

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Mt Pleasant; affordable family focused skiing just minutes from Edinboro, Pa.! Stop in, get your shred on, and say hello to the Sinsebaughs!

09. February 2016 · Comments Off on Mtn. Dell; World Class Nordic minutes from the SLC! · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Here comes the fuck weather!, Real mtn life, Skate Ski, Utah Tourism

Mountain Dell Nordic; World Class Nordic Skiing less than 10 minutes up Parley’s Canyon from the Salt Lake valley! Not only is Mountain Dell close to the city it is also very inexpensive and a great option for people looking to get away from the apocalyptic traffic of the Cottonwood Canyons. A season pass for a typical season that averages 90 days a year is only $55 for TUNA Members and $80 otherwise and a day pass is only $7!

The first thing you will see as you head down to the track at Mountain Dell is a volunteer collecting the day pass fee. Below is Eric who happened to be doing his volunteer shift this past weekend. These volunteers pull a couple of weekend shifts a year and get a free pass for their efforts. So when you show up to ski just give up the $7 and don’t hassle the volunteers or offer excuses as to why you don’t have a measly $7!
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Once on the track the highway fades away and you are completely surrounded by killer track and equally killer views!
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As soon as the base is sufficient, classic and skate lanes are groomed daily.

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Granduer Peak is always in the background no matter where you are on the track.

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More killer views and more perfectly buffed skate lanes! This section below follows a small stream and it is not uncommon to see moose, elk, and mule deer by the water.

2016-02-06 00.20.48-2Mountain Dell Nordic; easy access sliding just minutes from the valley!