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Congrats!

Also, kinda want to hear more about these five novels.....

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I have only been with The Storm a few months but I’m glad You started this and glad I found it. Your writing and coverage of skiing and it’s places and people are the best I have found since Snow Country closed up. Your articles are really engrossing and are giving me a great deal to think on as I try to sort out the next phases of my life. Keep it up and hope all continues to go well for you!

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Oct 14, 2022Liked by Stuart Winchester

Congrats Stu! 5 novels! Impressive. Don't remember when I first signed up for the newsletters but I know it was pre-COVID. Love the insights into your motivations and influences. Keep up the great work.

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Congratulations on 3 years! Your content has been an inspiration. You're an icon in the ski industry

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Oct 14, 2022Liked by Stuart Winchester

It means the world to me and so many other skiers to finally have someone who can be our voice and ask the questions we have always yearned to get answered, and even questions we never thought of asking. Keep up the great work.

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Oct 13, 2022Liked by Stuart Winchester

Great write-up. Alas I wish I could claim to have been here since 2019, but sometimes you just find things or they find you. The husband of a coworker tipped me to you and I’ve enjoyed it since! Happy anniversary!

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Oct 13, 2022Liked by Stuart Winchester

Thank you Stuart, the skiing community is lucky to have you and The Storm. Truly creating something out of nothing. Very glad that it is now sustainable!

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Stuart, what a great and revealing tale of Storm skiing and so much more. Thank you. I will respond with my earliest memory of the always intimidating MRG. It was 1954 (wouldn’t bet my life on it but it’s ball Park) I was six years old and very small change. My dad piloted the Oldsmobile over the Lincoln Gal and down into the MRG parking lot where we gazed up at the singles path up the mountain shining in the full moon. It looked beautiful and benign. One of the two was true. The next day I my parents left me to my devices as they went off to ski together. I could never imagine doing this to a six year old and I was arguably over protective of my daughter’s skiing (except we skied Great Scott through the low entrance and Rats nest when she was 8 and lotsa Filthy Socks) before she decided no more skiing and remained velcroed to a horse six to seven days a week. Four decades later she’s still but now with the added joy of mucking stalls etc six to seven days a week and driving tractor to smooth the riding surface. To her credit she is one of the most accomplished dressage riders in the country as well as a full professor of history at CUNY. Did I mention she’s a perfectionist? Without persistence courage and drive no one would accomplish much - in medical school I encountered another motivating factor - fear of sadistic professors who I managed with extreme caution and avoidance. Always dreaming of the next opportunity to ski and the perfect turn. Namaste! Dick

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Oct 13, 2022Liked by Stuart Winchester

Happy Storm birthday, Stuart. As always, thank you the hard work, insights and humor. As I impatiently await ski season, I have taken to listening to the podcasts most evenings and am already mentally planning next season. I very much enjoyed the Brundage and Smuggs interviews and am looking forward to skiing those mountains in the near future. I wouldn't have even considered Idaho prior to listening to the podcast. Keep up the excellent work!

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As an Idahoan skier, I can 100% confirm it would be worth your time. Very easy to rack up a ton of powder days driving though Idaho with an Indy Pass. Don't overlook the smaller spots like Soldier Mountain or Pomerelle, they're actually a ton of fun too!

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