I was born in Japan and my grandpa there got me on skis when I was two. I’ve been hooked ever since. When I was 5, my family moved to Canada. Medicine Hat, Alberta has been home ever since. There’s a small ski hill with about six runs 45 minutes away but the closest mountain is 3 hours away. I’m about to finish my second year of college in December and I can’t transfer my credits to the University of Calgary until next fall. Knowing this, I worked my butt off this summer in a carbon plant so I could save some money and move to the mountains in the winter. It looked like I was going to have an unreal season but then the health of my grandpa in Japan started to deteriorate so I took the money I saved for ski bumming and bought a flight to Japan to spend three weeks with my grandpa instead. Since I no longer have the money to be a ski bum this winter, I will probably just end up working so a trip to Retallack to shred with Seth would be a truly unreal and appreciated experience!
Added by James Donnelly (30 months ago )