It’s a bittersweet thing when a close friend moves away. Bitter, of course, because grabbing a beer with your buddy is no longer as easy as just picking up the phone, and because that couch you could always crash on is now a lot harder to reach. Sweet, though, because you know that wherever that couch went to, you can still always crash there. And, while making your way to that cushioned comfort might not be easy, it’s a hell of an excuse for a trip.
When Cole—my good pal, college radio cohost, and recent best man—moved to Colorado, I knew I needed to visit that couch ASAP. Staying an hour away from some of the best skiing in the country, I got to spend a week living the mountain lifestyle and enjoying the snow.
Armed with a GoPro and a much-needed helmet, this video is a sample of my time hitting the slopes… and a tree or two.