Barb, 78 And She Probably Skis Faster Than You
By. Kevin Palmer
I rode the lift today at Vail with a 78 year old woman. She blew me away with her passion and zeal for skiing. Barb drove 5 hours up from Santa Fe because they had yet to open her local resort! She told me she just had to get on snow. She was as quick as a whip to name off all the good runs of the day and even where a couple of powder stashes were. She said that Santa Fe is usually open by Thanksgiving but they had barely gotten any snow. So she hopped in the car and made the drive. Today was the beginning of what looks to be a stellar week in Summit County. They are expected to have 2 feet by Wednesday. It snowed lightly all day and it's expected to pick up tonight. Unfortunately I have to go back to the real life and work with ski equipment and just dream about skiing pow for a couple more weeks. I just hope that when I'm 78 I can still drive 5 hours in search of powder like Barb.