Skiing like Mike: Returning to skiing as an adult beginner brings back the fun.

There are a lot of reasons not to ski. But Mike Cotfas’s excuse is one of the better ones I’ve heard. In grade 6, Mike went skiing with his school. Somehow, he went A/T (that’s A over T, as in ass over teakettle) and wound up lacerating his head—this was in the days before ski helmets. He had to go to the hospital for six stitches, the first three or four of which he felt as they were being done because the local freezing hadn’t quite taken. “I think my dad’s hand had some crushed bones,” … [Read more...]