“On a typical day, I taught farmers how to snowplow and chased foreign exchange students through the parking lot as they careened toward diesel pickup trucks,” Tyler Neese remembers from his winters in college at an Iowa ski hill. “While skiing is never a bad way to earn a buck, at the end of the day I found myself dreaming of powder days and places where Carhartt overalls were not standard ski attire.”
So when Tyler and four friends loaded up the truck for a spring break ski vacation in Colorado, the stoke was high. Until, just minutes from the base area of Keystone, black ice and a distracted driver flipped their trip–literally–upside down. But, sometimes, it’s not about what happens to you, it’s about how you react to it.
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