Ten Years ago today, I published my first trip report on the FirstTracksonline ski forum :
It was MadPat’s start in my personal account on the slopes. I had started keeping track of my ski days after finding out that a ski friend Jean-Pierre in High School kept a detailed record of his seasons. In 1981-82, I started my own. My track record wasn’t a detailed diary, it just touched at the basic “When, Where, Who”. A coincidence? But for that MSA May 2003 day, I was skiing with that old high school friend Jean-Pierre.
The participation for trip reports and various discussions on FTO spilled over to various ski forums. I would also write from French TRs in the first few years of Zoneski; the Quebec ski forum. However my participation on the skiinternet dates back to the rec.skiing newsgroups days back to the early 1990s.
I’ve gotten many of my pre-Ski Mad World TRs reproduced on this site, but they are still many left to add, including a many of my favorites. I intended to, eventually, get them all up on the site and continue writing current and not so current trip dairies.
It will be officially 3 years in September that Ski Mad World has come online. Now Ski Mad World has it own Facebook page and Tweeter site.
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1963 – parents meet skiing.
1973 – After a few season as a skiing toddler, MadPat is making regular turns.
1983 – Finished second season of Ski Days record keeping.
1993 – The Rec.skiing newgroup days
2003 – Started writing on ski forums
2013 – After the Blog is now connect to Facebook and Twitter.