I am off to Park City, Utah to hit the slopes with my family next week. Skiing is a hobby and something that global warming has seriously affected. Out west, they have crazy amounts of snow right now. But, along with the awesome pow, it seems that there are some awesome lift ticket prices too.

I know that it is an expensive sport and a tough business for the ski operators, but still, the prices are rather surprising.  $120 to ski at camelback in the poconos is a bit painful. At least they have snow out west.

Skiing is a bit like golf without the practice. it is a lot of fun under the right conditions, but unless you live out west or in Vermont, it’s a very expensive day or week.

To me, there is nothing more fun than dropping in on a challenging black diamond, meeting your kids at the bottom in one piece with a good sweat going, followed by a cold beer and a nap after about ten runs.