Tag: Ron Watters

The Winter’s Night Sky

By Ron Watters Every so often the heavens give you a reminder — and it can happen at the oddest times. For me one of those reminders came while grooming a course for a cross country ski race. It had been a long day. I had been out manhandling an […]

Jack Meissner and His Remarkable Ski Journey

  By Ron Watters Things had been going well for the 28year-old Jack Meissner. He had been moving along, making good mileage on his wooden Splitkein skis. He liked being alone. He liked the freedom of making his own decisions. Camping when he was ready. Moving along at his own […]

Real Men and Wooden Skis

By Ron Watters I am a pocketor of old ski stories. You know, the kind of folklore that comes from the days when all skiing was cross-country skiing: no crowds, no high-speed quad lifts, no thousand-dollar plastic boots. It was a simple time when skiers used their own strength to […]