On the Hill: A burger for Glenn
We can kiss Glenn’s arse goodbye.Glenn Maddocks has spent most of the last 10 seasons teaching people how to ski at Snowmass and Aspen Highlands.Glenn’s an Aussie who trained as a racer at Mount Hotham and as an instructor in Aspen. He is one of the best skiers I know. If you follow him down G8 or Ozone or through the North Woods, you’ll get better with each turn.Too bad for freeloaders like me and the many paying customers of the Aspen Skiing Co. that Glenn recently moved to London to resume his career in advertising. No doubt he’ll excel at convincing middle-aged guys to buy adidas or whatever else the teen set deems cool. (I know I feel younger and cooler every time I lace up mine.) But, I must say, too bad for Glenn, too.He’s one of those guys who loves it here so much that he would consider pitching a lucrative career for winters in Aspen and summers anywhere in the world. It’s probably a good guess that on some cold, rainy day next fall he’ll look out his office window and wonder if it’s snowing in Aspen. Of course it will be snowing here, but he’ll still log on to the Skico’s or some other website that will reveal our snowpack.No doubt he’ll then wonder what the hell he’s doing pent up in an office in one of the biggest cities in the world trying to trick me into spending money on his client, when he could be riding up Loge Peak for a hike up the bowl. If common sense prevails, Glenn will stay right where he is, with a weekend or two respite in the Alps, working on ad campaigns and his future.Meanwhile, I’ll do my best to avoid the temptations that Glenn and his client throw my way, and instead spend my money on a cheeseburger in his honor, right after my first big powder day at Highlands.
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