It was the perfect day to go to Burke Mountain. It was completely empty until about noon,when some families showed up. They mainly stuck to the lower mountain, so the upper mountain was practically empty. Today was one of those rare days, that I was able to ski with other people. I met up with my friend Jena and her Burke Co-workers and I had blast trying to catch up to them on the groomers. After taking some runs I went with them to the Bear Den and had my first beer at the mountain.
Building My Leg Muscles
I’m finally able to ski down the entire mountain without my legs hurting. Typically I’ve had to stop shortly to give my legs a rest. Now I’m able to just full send it down the whole mountain.
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About “Stoked! Jan’s Ski Blog”
I’ve spent my entire life living in cities, where I was able to urban, distance and aggressive skate all year long. In December of 2017 I moved to rural Vermont and found myself in the dead of winter, with snow all around me. Winters in Vermont are long and harsh, making skating nearly impossible 4-5 months out of the year. I live 2.5 hours from the nearest city and an hour from the nearest trails, making skating even in the summer much less frequent then I was used to.
Something needed to supplement my skating during the off season, so I took up skiing on January 2nd of 2019. From the moment I put on skis, I was hooked! Skiing gives me the exact same feeling I get from urban skating. Through skiing I am able to replicate the feel of carving around on city streets and playing on whatever obstacles catch your eye. This blog chronicles my stoke on skiing during my skating off season.
– Jan Eric Welch (Founder of bigwheelblading.com)
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