backTurns All Year year-round skiing                

Year-round skier:  Jackson McGrath




How I got started skiing year-round:  My Dad asked me to go camping at a spot in Bridgeport, California. There is a glacier a few miles away that he skied. Ever since then we've gone there for dry months here in Reno. I was ten years old and I didn't think it was weird to go skiing in the summer because my Dad does it all the time. The glacier was big and intimidating but it really wasn't scary. I remember most hiking up it and thought it was cool to ski in the summer time. I didn't know I was starting a streak but I wanted to go again and that started the streak.
Criteria for what counts as a ski trip:  At least ten turns.
Biggest threat to my streak:  School, friends, playing music with my band, and my girlfriend. All of these things take up time and I have loyalty to them as well as the ski streak. Everything as to come to an end eventually so I know the streak can't go on forever.
Type of equipment I use:  Strictly alpine, carried on a back pack.
Strategy for skiing through the low season:  Driving to Bridgeport, California. My Dad is always down to drive there, he's a ski freak.
Worst and best backcountry ski trips:  Worst: Blue Lakes, California. Minimal turns and my Dad yelled at me because I wasn't using my backpack right. Best: The first month of my consecutive streak in Bridgeport. It was a whole new experience to me and I thought it was pretty fun.
Skiing activities in the past year:  The usual.





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