The Beauty of a Dawn Patrol
Many of us have other commitments in life beyond skiing, be it a day job, taking care of loved ones or just doing the dishes. So as much as we’d like, it can be hard to fit skiing in a busy schedule at times. The way some of us increase our weekly vertical without bailing on our responsibilities is by sacrificing sleep. If you happen to live close to a backcountry ski area, it’s completely reasonable to get in a solid lap before most people have started their day job. There is nothing quite like watching the sunrise over the mountains, skiing some fresh powder then going home and getting down to work. Don’t forget your headlamp for the way up!