Sunday, January 30, 2011


"The Canyons" ski resort has pretty much become our "home" resort. That is where the kids have all learned to ski for the most part. Since the young age of 2 or 3, they have all decided that graduation from the Watkins family ski school means you are ready to take on the terrain of the famous and gnarly "9990 chairlift". There is truly no easy way off this part of the mountain.

Jonas At Graduation

94 Turns, A+

Fright Gully, A+

Lower East Fast, A+

Getting ready to tear it up with Dad

A little hike to our secret powder stash 7 days after the storm

Monday, January 17, 2011

My Favorite Christmas Gift

Christmas 2010 was of course over the top. The kids were spoiled (as usual) with more things than they could ever need (1/2 of which they've already forgotten about). My wife surprised me with a few piano books. My favorite was the Bruce Hornsby Book "Spirit Trail". The photo is supposedly an old picture of his uncle. I always thought Hornsby was quite a pianist, but after learning a few of his piano solos, I have a new respect for his rich chord voicings and unique style. Here is my best attempt to cover his "Song C".