Ski 100 days a year
Ski every month of the year
Move to a ski town. Find a job you can sustain yourself on that requires you to work as few hours as possible, preferably at night. Ski your face off for the rest of those hours.
Wear a helmet. All the time. Need to believe? Read this.
Dawn Patrol. If the weather girl can be up and in full makeup by 5 a.m. so can you.
Drive through a raging snowstorm on a lonely road at night to go skiing.
Do a BN lap
Hike for your turns.
Top 10 reasons why you should:
10. You didn't buy a lift ticket with a fine-print warning about skiing at your own risk.
9. Nobody is cell phoning his broker in the lift line.
8. Everybody you ski with has nice big thighs.
7. You can eat brie and burgundy al fresco for the price of a greasy burger in a crowded cafeteria.
6. Parts of your lungs get air for the first time in years.
5. It isn't nearly as disfiguring when you run into a tree going uphill.
4. If you take a big spill, nobody yells insults at you from the chair above.
3. Fun tickets in your wallet don't keep changing into lift tickets on your jacket.
2. After a while, you learn to really love the pain.
And the number-one reason why you should hike for your turns: 1.You get to ski flawless, untracked powder in solitude, at your own pace, without the rabid feeding frenzy of inbounds lift-served skiing.
Ski at Aspen wearing camouflage pants, a fluorescent orange knit hat, and a hockey jersey.
Ski at Pine Knob, Michigan, wearing real fur.
Loose both skis, gloves, goggles, and all your spare change in a spectacular yard sale under the chairlift.