I sat near Simon Dumont once. Honest. But I didn’t learn much about the X Games hero that way.
Instead, I’m learning Dumont’s inside story from my copy of The Ski Journal that arrived yesterday. Same for the origins of “free ride” in a small Swiss village where Mark Shapiro, Ace Kvale and John Falkiner laid foundations for things such as Glen Plake and Greg Stump. And Greg’s in there too, and so is Dick Barrymore. And so is a big article about chasing the origins of skiing. What’s with all the history? Is it hip now? Better dust off the old chromes, boys. Yeah, Ski Journal is a WildSnow supporter. But I’d prop them no matter what. Incredible.