This is me on Wednesday, March 21, 2011. It was in the high 70s to low 80s all day. I'd received an eMail from my son Jeff, who lives in Colorado, telling me that his ski season and ended and he was now focusing on mountain biking. He even included a photo. So, I asked my friend, T. Lane, to snap a photo of me, with my iPhone, outside our patrol station, which I sent right back to Colorado. Just about every patroller skied all day in a T-shirt!
The Chartis 2012 Winter Summit, benefiting Disabled Sports USA’s (DS/USA) Warfighter Sports Program is underway at Stowe Mountain Resort, having started on Tuesday, and ending tomorrow Yesterday, some of my fellow patrollers and I rotated through short shifts at the top of the race course, keeping a patrol and EMT presence on the hill, from start to finish.
Here are 3 photos I shot with my iPhone shortly before the race began.
While on the slopes, event attendees were able to participate in practice runs with celebrity ski host and Olympic gold medalist Tommy Moe. ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff is serving as the event’s keynote speaker.
In its 24th year, the Winter Summit is a business-building event attended by a number of participants across the insurance industry. The event combines Chartis-led panel sessions with ski and snowboarding races, forming a fundraising platform on behalf of DS/USA whose Warfighter Sports Program offers sports rehabilitation for those wounded in combat. Mr. Woodruff’s remarks on the closing evening of the Winter Summit will address efforts to assist injured service members, veterans and their families -- including those involved in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars – along with related issues. Read the complete press release here.
As I left the office last evening, not only was I struck by the Spring-like temperature, but also by the color of the sky, and the rising and almost full moon over Stowe.
All of these photos were shot with my iPhone 4 January 11, 2012 | 7:26 a.m. | Starting my ski-patrol day -- I've got the best commute!
January 11, 2012 | 1:20 p.m.
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January 25, 2012 | 8:17 a.m.
Today, December 14th, I began my 9th season at a ski patroller at Stowe Mountain Resort. Once on the hill with my fellow patrollers, it felt as natural as an uninterrupted continuation from my last day, last season. Here's a panoramic photo I stitched together from 2 photos I took this afternoon:
Fran and I toured the Dream Home at Stowe Mountain Resort this afternoon. It was designed by architect Paul Robert Rouselle, and built by Brendan O'Reilly, owner of Stowe's Gristmill Builders. The tour price-of-admission benefits Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy.
With the winner's identity having been leaked earlier this week, it felt a bit wierd knowing in whose home we were together with a bunch of strangers, without the new owner who doesn't know any of us. I'm sure you've seen the home on HGTV and an abundance of photos taken by the more than 2,000 visitors who've already toured it.
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Here are 3 iPhone (horizontal) photos I took at the Mountain, from the top of West Run, last week. I took the middle shot first -- you can see how it doesn't convey the reality of Mt. Mansfield's presence. So I shifted left for another shot; then, I shifted right for one more.
Then, I used the iPhone App, Autostitch, to create a panoramic photo. From my iPhone's Camera Roll, I selected the 3 photos above, and pressed "Stitch." In seconds, it produced this panoramic photo:
Season 7: Last day -- and what a beauty it was. We had lunch on "the beach" at our patrol station: hamburgers and hot dogs on our charcoal grill. With that wonderful grilling aroma wafting between our station and the top of the Sensation lift, we were the envy of our guests!