The Luckiest High-Schoolers Around

This past weekend I went with the North Tahoe Nordic teams to Mammoth Lakes, CA to help coach at the high school race, and- in the process- have a really, really, really, good time.

First we raced on Klister (which I like for the good kick and glide it provides):






Then we ice skated:





















Then we alpine skied at Mammoth Mountain:







Then we came back home to a beautiful Tahoe sunset:






















Which has me thinking that these guys, and myself as coach, are the luckiest people around.


Music: This song came on in the van, and I was a little afraid that the guys wouldn’t know who Weezer was. I was glad to find out that some of them did.

About Gus

My full name is Gustavo, though I go by Gus. I was a member of the UNR NCAA Ski Team from 2008-2010 and a founder of the UNR Winter Sports Club. I have been a Far West Farm Team member for 2 seasons so far and am looking forward to my third year. I’m working my way toward being a ski coach and english teacher, while still trying to be as fast as I can be. I love mountains and canyons and rivers. My favorite place to be outside of skiing is in the Grand Canyon, though I don’t get to go there as much as I’d like. I’ve started a collaborative project called #summitsunday this year. Check it out and join the movement at