Nick, Old Man River Harlan, Bjorn, Nick’s Mom Leah and step-dad Mark and I headed to Portillo, Chile for a week of skiing in August. What a week was had by all! Nick was teaching a clinic through NASTC and the wonderful Chris Fellows, and Bjorn, Dad and I took the clinic. Loved the time with Leah and Mark. They saw more late nights out than any of us. Pops is always fun to be around. Bjorn absolutely ripped in his skiing, and I got a bit better when I wasn’t complaining about my stupid helmet or sitting down in the snow. I loved seeing Nick in action as an amazing ski instructor, he is so very patient and so very knowledgeable. We had the most epic day of powder after a storm cloud came in and dumped a couple of feet. Wow. Portillo is quite a place! Nick and I headed straight back to Colorado but the rest of the family stayed a couple of days in Santiago and saw the sights.
The journey up to the hotel involves a lot of switchbacks!