Stoked! Jan’s Ski Blog [S02, Day 17] – Skiing Upper Lift Line to Rerun Burke Mountain (1/07/20) (Jan Welch)

Jan WelchStoked! Jan’s Ski Blog [S02, Day 17] – Skiing Upper Lift Line to Rerun Burke Mountain (1/07/20)
from Jan Welch on 17 Feb 2020

(1/07/20) Today was my first time skiing down Rerun this season and only my second time to go down it in my short career. My leg muscles were getting super sore and I was having trouble on Lower Rerun with cramping. I found someones season pass while skiing it and handed it off to the lift operator at the end of the run.

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I’ve spent my entire life living in cities, where I was able to urban, distance and aggressive skate all year long. In December of 2017 I moved to rural Vermont and found myself in the dead of winter, with snow all around me. Winters in Vermont are long and harsh, making skating nearly impossible 4-5 months out of the year. I live 2.5 hours from the nearest city and an hour from the nearest trails, making skating even in the summer much less frequent then I was used to.

Something needed to supplement my skating during the off season, so I took up skiing on January 2nd of 2019. From the moment I put on skis, I was hooked! Skiing gives me the exact same feeling I get from urban skating. Through skiing I am able to replicate the feel of carving around on city streets and playing on whatever obstacles catch your eye. This blog chronicles my stoke on skiing during my skating off season.

– Jan Eric Welch (Founder of

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