Jon Hood and VIP Bill
I’ve been guiding for about 17-years with Foresight. I love to ski and I love to volunteer. I saw a volunteer recruitment ad for Foresight in a Denver weekly newspaper. I went to the informational meeting, was hooked, then spent the ski season learning how to guide.
Guiding is a lot of work, not the least of which are the unpredictable roundtrip car rides to Vail leaving Denver at 5:30am in a snowstorm, hoping the road remains open and that our VIP can ski that day. But is it worth it to me? Absolutely. Does one ache a little for a powder day with 8” of new snow sitting outside the Golden Peak door on a guiding day? Maybe a little. But those missed powder days don’t bother me because of the enjoyment I get from being on the slopes until the final download of the day with amazing, courageous VIPs. When VIPs like Bill or Larry tell me that the day we just finished was among their favorite days of the year, that drive up I-70 becomes a distant memory.