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13March 2020

For Those About to Send: Three Mistakes We Make in Unfamiliar Terrain

Before I got into skiing, show jumping was my sport. I learned to ride as a wee kid, feet barely reaching the stirrups, and spent my teens training and traveling to competitions to see if I could score the fastest time over a course of fences on horseback. The horse I spent[...]

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28February 2020

Do it for the kids

When I was twelve years old, I dreamed of having the power to upend every routine in my life. Bedtime? Watch me sail past it. Pajamas all day? Talk to me. Breakfast for dinner? Don’t care what you say. Feels so right. How about skiing on a school day? Well, I didn’t ski as[...]

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14February 2020

Bonus Pitch: Ski Lessons for Life

I keep a running Word doc with all my potential Yodel ideas. It’s a strange file, not readable to anyone but me. It’s fragments and half-finished thoughts – messages that could be a fit for some issue in the future. Or sometimes they’re bookmarks in stories from our lives. A few words[...]

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1February 2020

Nothing but POW: A high-speed moment of clarity

Before there were drones, there were stuntmen with cameras between their knees. Big, expensive, old-fashioned, suitcase-sized cameras. That was Rudi’s job on the 1969 movie Downhill Racer, starring Robert Redford and Gene Hackman. Despite the star power, it wasn’t exactly a box office hit (so you’re forgiven if you’ve never heard of[...]

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