This weekend is the biggest fundraiser the UNR ski club: the UNR ski swap. Yesterday the UNR ski club helped set it all up. I enjoyed working with about ten other gray-haired guys to put together racks for ski and snowboard boots. The same set of boards are used every year, but each year they are put together a little differently and re-drilled, resulting in a bunch of plywood and pine boards that look like swiss cheese from all the holes in them. It was fun to watch each of these 60-something guys bark at each other trying to make the jigsaw puzzle of planks fit just right. “Now, I told you, those wide boards can’t go in that way!!” Too many cooks in the kitchen. Pretty incredible amount of stuff for sale, though. If you want a screaming deal on just about any kind of ski-related gear, it’s the place to go. I’m hoping to score a retro one-piece that I can rock up at alpine meadows – after training for nordic skiing of course.
Hi. I live in Reno, NV and just completed my masters degree in hydrology at the UNR graduate school. I competed in three NCAA skiing championships for Colby College from 2008 to 2011, where I majored in geology. Originally from Boise, Idaho, I’m pumped to be skiing and racing in the Sierras. I like mountain biking, running, eating salmon, walking on my hands, dumpster-diving, and playing guitar.