Dan Durkin was living the American Dream; a job with the State Department in Washington DC, followed by business school and a lucrative finance job on Wall Street. But to him, it never felt right and he was haunted by memories of snowcapped mountains, from his college years in Colorado. Then, on a whim he signed up for a Doug Coombs ski camp in La Grave and after spending time with someone who embodied the idea of living life to its fullest, he returned to the city with a clear path: he gave his notice at work, packed up his apartment and a month later had arrived in Jackson, WY.
Westward Series: Season 6
What is it about Vermont? There are places with bigger mountains that get more snow and less subzero temps. But there is no place with a more committed core of skiers. Raining? No problem. Bulletproof? They invented bulletproof. Negative 20 and 30mph wind? Better be ready at 6am so you can get first chair at Stowe.