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World's 'most prolific ski bum' racks up 7.5 million vertical feet
EpicMix is a Vail Resorts program that tracks vertical feet of skiing through your pass. This skier is not only the leader but he could break the record for feet skied in a season.
From the Vail Daily:
VAIL — Charles Alexander says “yes” to himself every day.
“I wake up and decide whether or not to go skiing. That choice is simple,” Alexander said.
Alexander is the EpicMix leader in vertical feet skied with more than 7.5 million so far. Arapahoe Basin is still open, so he's still skiing all day every day and will be until A-Basin pulls the plug.
When he retired four years ago, (he taught electrical engineering at the State University of New York), he decided there would be no wasting away on the beach or sitting in a condo watching TV.
He promised himself he'd be outside exercising at least four hours a day, skiing, mountain biking, scuba diving — anything he felt like doing. Most days he feels like skiing.
“I was completely surprised to find out he could ski 11 and a half hours a day, from the time the lifts open in the morning until they shut off the lights for night skiing at Keystone,” Alexander said.