The sport of skiing consists of wearing three thousand dollars’ worth of clothes and equipment and driving two hundred miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and get drunk.
~P.J. O’Rourke, Modern Manners, 1984.
One would wonder what the venerable Mr. O’Rourke would have to say about backcountry skiing, wherein one wears thousands of dollars worth of clothes and equipment and then walks up the damned mountain he intends on skiing.
Picture Credit: Kendall. Days Headwall, on that most Brilliant Day.