Ski Video Induces Retirement

Yep, that's right, I'm calling it quits. Maybe I'll take up fly fishing...picture me with the sun way down low on the horizon, light all golden and sparkly, wading out in my waders in some remote mountain stream and casting in that poetic way they did in A River Runs Through It. Sad movie, that, but otherwise Mighty Fine fishing. Oh—the video that has induced my early retirement? It's Cody Townsend skiing the Terminal Cancer Couloir in Nevada's Ruby Mountains (via The Goat).

Flashing Hallways from Cody Townsend on Vimeo.

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents

Dan Conger September 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Inspire, not retire! That looks pretty nuts. His legs must have been torched by the bottom.

Andy September 27, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Inspire, not Retire -- Hey, that's pretty catchy! I might have to make that my new motto. :)

Scott September 27, 2009 at 8:56 pm

What frightens me most about that video is how easy he makes it look. Then, at the end, he looks back up and you realize how steep it is. Crazy.

Definitely makes me want ski season to get here sooner.

CodyT September 29, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Well I sure as hell hope you don't retire cause you put up some amazing stuff on your blog. Keep it up man, I'm an active follower and love your work. Otherwise thanks for the nice words. Cheers.

Andy September 30, 2009 at 7:11 am

Hey thanks Cody! Okay, no retirement here. But that is some crazy-crazy skiing you put in on that line. Very memorable stuff!

FYI, Cody is a professional freeskier who took 1st place in Mammoth's Freeride World Tour Quest '08. To get more of Cody's exploits straight from the tap, check out his blog, The Ski Life.