After a park crash, Roy Tuscany was wheeled into a hospital as a paraplegic. He walked out. The experience led him to launch High Fives to help injured athletes. He hasn’t stopped moving since.
SKI » How did you get injured?
R.T.» In 2006, I was a coach with the Sugar Bowl Academy, and we were in Mammoth. I made a mistake that morning and didn’t do a speed check. I ended up overshooting a feature and coming down from 30 feet in the air. The impact felt as if my hips went through my shoulders. The crash resulted in a T-12 burst fracture, causing me to be incompletely paralyzed from the belly button down.
Traveling with your skis is not only a drag, it can be pricey. But renting is no picnic, either. Black Tie Rentals offers an easy alternative.
A common question: To schlep your skis or to rent once you get there? As editors, we travel a lot, so it’s a dilemma we’re faced with a dozen times throughout the ski season. Quick weekend jaunts, business trips with a side of skiing: Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to take your skis along.
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These days, it’s not unusual to see a Starbucks on every other street corner in America. In some cities, you’ll find two or more on a single block. It’s a rare ski resort base village that doesn’t have at least one Starbucks handing out everything from standard drip coffees to elaborate lattes, teas and cocoas. So it was really only a matter of time before one popped up right on the ski slopes. That time has come in Squaw Valley, which opened the world’s first ski-in/ski-out Starbucks earlier this month.