Living The Life: Tales From America's Mountains & Ski Towns
Living the Life: Tales From America's Mountains & Ski Towns
Skiing--like surfing, fishing, sailing, mountaineering and climbing--is an environment sport. It doesn't come to us--we must go to the places where it happens. The ones who are most committed to these places, who fall deeply in love with mountains and the alpine life, are not only athletes, but rather people who have chosen to live their lives in a particular way. This is a book for all those people--for the skiers, the climbers, the alpinists and the people who love mountains and live in them, for all those who have ever lived that life or who dream of living it. In thirty-eight tales of adventure and self-discovery, adrenaline and honesty, Rothman reveals the soul skier's raison d'être: to find exhilaration, faith, grief, laughter, love, and everything else that truly matters in the heart of the mountains.
It s a select few who let their passion dictate their lifestyle. Doing so requires the sacrifice of a certain sense of normalcy, but the payback is tenfold in experiences that are extraordinary. Rothman is one of those few, and he articulates the highs, and lows, of that life choice...