You take pictures on your way to the mountain, because the incredible beauty of it takes your breath away.
You take pictures of yourself on the lift with your goggles on
With your goggles off
With your beloved awesome skis
You get a HILARIOUS sunburn like this...complete with the helmet and goggle line, and you still go to work the next day. I am not talking hide in your office all day, I am talking out and about meeting all sorts of people!
You are skiing against all doctors orders, but hey, the knee really is getting better fast.
You are grinning more than your daughter is on her first day on the slopes.
You cheer every time there is a snow storm...even in April.
You are willing to act silly in front of any and all co-workers in order to win a lift ticket.
You read the same ski magazing over and over and over and over....
You get ski wax in your stocking for Christmas, and you really appreciate it.
You know the terms: powder, corn snow, crud, park skiing, chute, packed powder, ice, daffy, kicker, half-pipe, table-top, fat skis, powder skis, phat turns, 540, rodeo, ect.
You ski stuff like this (Big Jims) when you are 17,and live to tell the story. Seriously, check it out. AAAGGGHHH!!!! (sometimes this picture comes up, and sometimes it doesn't)
You are on a drive through the mountains, and all you see are ski lines all over the place..snow or no snow.
You work out to ski, you mow lawns to ski, you skip work to ski (did I say that), you drive hours on end to ski, when you can't ski you are dreaming about it.
And the list goes on and on and on.
Needless to say, Ben is a die hard skier, and a DANG good one at that!