“We can travel a long way and do many different things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. It is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home. True happiness may not be at all far away, but it requires a radical change of view as to where to find it.”

Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness

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Life has been pretty darn good out here at home in Crested Butte, Colorado. Like many places in the mountain west, we’ve started the season off with some weak and unstable snow and a generally terrifying avalanche cycle. The good news? That cycle is over– And we are skiing powder, and plenty of it. For me, I’ve been succeeding at conquering my FOMO, a dreadful ailment of the modern mountain enthusiast.

I’ve had the opportunity to re-explore some of my favorite local backcountry tours and have been reminded that you don’t have to travel half way around the world for world class ski touring. In fact, I only have to travel 2 minutes by car to some of the best ski touring in the country! The last week I have had the pleasure of having a relatively open schedule and made the most of it by enjoying the brilliant blue Colorado sky, the freedom of backcountry skiing, and the best ski community in the universe.   Check out the “short” below for some of the action from the past week-

this week in the CB BC from mikebromberg on Vimeo.

Having FOMO? I often use this space to write about where you should join me for your next adventure, or where the “best” place to be right now is; this holiday season I’d love to ‘spray’ about re-kindling that sense of exploration around your own regular haunts. Go do that tour that you’ve “always wanted to do”!

I’ll be away from the CB area for the next week or so for some family time, ice climbing, and even a little bit of work- stay tuned for more and please have a

Happy Holidays!

MB