Pro deal: When you fill out the pro form, your qualification is you volunteered at a running race feeding station last summer.
Bro deal: You used the word “Dude” within the last three hours, and have more than 2,000 songs and 3 TGR films on your iPod. You know another person who has these same attributes. He works at Armada. The rest is history.
Under the table deal: You wake up to the sound of a vacuum cleaner. You look around. Wow, I’m under a table at a pub in Whistler! Never mind how you got here, snoring next to you is a guy who works for Volkl, your favorite ski company. You wake up your tent mate before the cleaning person can sweep table scraps into his beard. In return, he agrees to sell you some skis at wholesale.
Anyone have more definitions and ways to get those skis on the cheap? Comments on!
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.