In the sweltering heat of July one fantasy overshadows all others. Granted this fantasy is surely of the " the grass is greener" variety. Questions like " What would this look like with 2 feet of snow?" How would i get here, " "who would come with to ski this with me?" parade around in my mind as the sweat runs down my face. Take a look at this video, I think that these guys probably do the same thing. Most of this is a couple of guys using Pittsburgh as their private terrain park- going down stairs on rails and shit like that. Essentially just like Skateboarders do- which further solidifies my own tenuous link between the two pursuits. Granted i cant ollie on to a railing, nor could i get my skis to do that- but it is rad none the less.
I have been searching out these places on trips to Lake Michigan, and on skates along the Kalamazoo River trailway.
|" why are you taking a picture of this hill "|
|Sweltering desert in summer, steep hill to ski on substandard gear FTD!|
|This glade is easily accessed fromt he Kalamazoo River Trailway|
|another bad pic of the same glade.|