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The willingness to look like a geek is a noble trait indeed. Silly people should be rewarded.

Skiing, for all its funky winter carnivals and springtime goofiness, is a darn serious sport. Lots of Type As, striving for achievement on the boards. Lots of macho men, looking down in the liftline to see if your skis are shorter than 205 or your DIN is less than 10. But hey, to each his own. I’m not slamming anyone—my only point is that there aren’t enough goofs.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to hit you with some Barry Manilow love ballad about acting like a dork to create a one-love kind of world. Nor am I suggesting we fill the slopes with Jerry Lewis clones. But I do think skiing would be a lot happier place if we stopped taking it—and ourselves—so seriously.

That’s it, that’s all I have to say. Enjoy the mag, and have a nice day.

First published in Powder Magazine, issue 22.3, November 1993. Copyright Steve Casimiro 2001. All rights reserved.

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