Noob skier, bon vivant, occularly suspicious.
Welcome to the site! As you can tell by the name, we are all here because we want to encourage you to take a ski vacation! Why? ‘Cuz skiing is a great way to be active, interesting, and involved in the world. What’s not to love?
Admittedly, I came to that revelation later in life. I mean, not super late (I hope!). I started skiing in my 30s. And I’m still in my 30s! Despite growing up in a snowy tundra clime, I (the MONOCLE) didn’t start skiing until 2016. Funny, isn’t it: even though there were ski resorts nearby my hometown, I wasn’t drawn to the slopes. I mean, it always sounded cool, but I didn’t came from a snowsports family. That plus the general idea that I have no sense of balance kept me away! Sigh. What a missed opportunity.
“If this site helps to encourage you to hit the slopes, I will feel like I’ve done some good in the world!”
Well, let me tell you, readers — especially those of you who are considering skiing for the first time — I love to ski! LOVE it! And I am so looking forward to telling you about skiing, the sense of freedom, adventure, friendship, and creativity that comes with my favorite thing about winter. Please just try it — follow our tips, enjoy our stories, and share your questions, experiences, and tips of your own in the comments section (or guest post!). If this site helps to encourage you to hit the slopes, I will feel like I’ve done some good in the world!
But really, about me: Great Lakes guy, with professional degrees. Fencer, rower, SKIER, swimmer. Speak Italian, play piano, trying to become a better cook. Passionate about classical music and art…are you starting to get the MONOCLE moniker? Yeah, that was given to me by the rest of the suspect characters who post on this site. Ne’er-do-wells, all of them!
I’m sure you’ll learn more about me in my posts. In the interval, let us know what you like about our site, what you want to see, and give us tips on the freshest power around! And be on the lookout for a bunch of gorgeous colleagues toasting the memory of “Operation SNOWCHASE” at an après near you!