It is impossible to put the Down Home Tour in words. It's a LIVE Show! Instagram would have to be called Hourgram. Those of you that have been part of it know what we're saying. "Big Red", God bless it, has 9000 more miles, but that’s nothing compared to the millions of smiles and memories made along the way. We cannot talk about the "best, biggest, etc ..." categories. We have never had "the best day" or skied "our favorite". And we never will. Every skiing experience is unique and cannot be measured to against another.
In the days before social media I received a lot of fan mail, letters, cards, pictures etc. from people expressing appreciation and admiration of various aspects of my career. This correspondence usually came from a town or a ski area that I was unfamiliar with, or had never heard of. My curiosity of where my fans lived and skied began to grow. A brief encounter with a skier from North Carolina and some dressed skiers while doing a promo in Minnesota “yeah, the ski hill is just down the road’’... All these got me thinking I would love to go ski these local hills with the people who ski them. Would it be a “Thank You” for the career I’d been given? Goodwill? A little, but no, not entirely No, I genuinely wanted to go do this! I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to sign posters in the ski lodge after taking a run together at Your Local Mountain.