Pico, VT 12/25/26 and Okemo,VT (12/13)

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Skiray Skiray
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Pico, VT 12/25/26 and Okemo,VT (12/13)

Guys, not going to sugar coat it too much, but this one hurts...

We hope you like this edit. Really do.


Wishes -

With blurred vision
We are not sure how this happened
It was the perfect day with close friends
Sam
Sarah
And Winter
The skiing seemed perfect
Our winter has only begun and sadly it may now be lost


Having a ski house and holidays brings no shortage of great company
Celebrating the birth and the lights
With song, laughter, and endless food
These distractions were welcome.


With snow in the forecast
And our friends in town in from the Big Apple
We met up with Tony, Seneca, Lyra, Brigit
And set out to play at PICO
Kyle dropping knee
Jen hitting bumps
The kids and I
And Chris hitting Pike
We skied till dark then went to celebrate New Years Eve…
Needless to say, we were all in rare form


On New Year’s Day
Alicia, Nevada and I set off to Ludlow
To see the town and take our minds off skiing
With Okemo in the backdrop
We can only remember our great day there just 2 weeks ago
The mountain was just delightful and we had hoped to go back there this season.


We return to our winter home
And prepare to make way back to NYC
Heartbroken, afraid, unsure
One wishes for things
One wishes for money
Our wishes are for health
And for Alicia to recover quickly
So, we can all ski as a family again

The family that skis together, stays together.

AlbaAdventures.com
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Re: Pico, VT 12/25/26 and Okemo,VT (12/13)

Ray so what is wrong with your wife?  assume a knee issue but the brace didn't look all that big in the video and she was walking without crutches.
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Re: Pico, VT 12/25/26 and Okemo,VT (12/13)

Torn ACL... We just got the verdict a couple of days ago and the MRI...

So, a long recovery if she needs surgery. Doc wants to wait another 5 to 6 weeks..

Ray
The family that skis together, stays together.

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Re: Pico, VT 12/25/26 and Okemo,VT (12/13)

Sorry to hear that; hopefully the recovery goes faster then you're anticipating
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Re: Pico, VT 12/25/26 and Okemo,VT (12/13)

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Depends on what her goals are.  She can ski the rest of the season with a brace, actually the rest of her life with a brace.  I know people that don't have them and lead normal lives and do a lot crazier stuff with there legs than I do.  If the family really enjoys skiing together get it done the week the season ends.  The Dr's love doing that surgery and sometime I wonder whether it is for monetary reasons, like dentists and wisdom teeth.  They will scare you that someday you will need a knee replacement and I assume they are true.  But is that really any worse the an acl replacement that could rip again at any time.
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Shit, man, sorry to hear it.

Nice production value on the video.  Good to see she was up and about, good luck evaluating her options.
We REALLY need a proper roll eyes emoji!!
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Re: Pico, VT 12/25/26 and Okemo,VT (12/13)

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tjf1967 wrote
Depends on what her goals are.  She can ski the rest of the season with a brace, actually the rest of her life with a brace.  I know people that don't have them and lead normal lives and do a lot crazier stuff with there legs than I do.  If the family really enjoys skiing together get it done the week the season ends.  The Dr's love doing that surgery and sometime I wonder whether it is for monetary reasons, like dentists and wisdom teeth.  They will scare you that someday you will need a knee replacement and I assume they are true.  But is that really any worse the an acl replacement that could rip again at any time.
Oh, I have no ACL in my left leg and brace both legs.. Our doctor is not big on doing the surgery - he says that we can live without the ACL - just need to be aware of the risk. So, we are also looking into bracing - though we have to wait a few more weeks. She also might heal up on her own - which can happen (25% of ACL cases apparently).

I need a knee an eventual knee replacement in my right leg.. No doubt that will happen.
The family that skis together, stays together.

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Re: Pico, VT 12/25/26 and Okemo,VT (12/13)

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JTG4eva! wrote
Shit, man, sorry to hear it.

Nice production value on the video.  Good to see she was up and about, good luck evaluating her options.
Thanks man. I will for sure relay it to Alicia.

As for the production value - we are getting better, but we are thinking our equipment is really holding us back.. Little things that I keep trying to correct and I think it might be the software we are using.

Alicia is up and down, but generally we are fairly up people..  Sorry this one was video that made one feel bummed.. It is just how we felt and kind of still feel. Alicia actually cried when she saw this edit. She didn't know what I was up too.

Also, we really appreciate the fact that you watched a 10 minute video (maybe)..
The family that skis together, stays together.

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Re: Pico, VT 12/25/26 and Okemo,VT (12/13)

Watched it.  The skiing and narration are always very good in your videos.  Poignant.  The injury and impact to fam and vaca added an extra dramatic human interest element that had me hooked.  Yeah, slightly melancholy, but it's real life stuff, portrayed well.  Nothing wrong with that.  Probably slightly cathartic to put it to media.

Of course now we know you guys have been through this before, and you know how to persevere!  Hope she heals up enough to brace it and get out there soon.Lots of ACL-less skiers out there.  Just gotta gauge risk to the meniscus and other structures, and determine tolerance for bracing....and move on from there.  

Good luck!
We REALLY need a proper roll eyes emoji!!
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JTG4eva! wrote
  Probably slightly cathartic to put it to media.

.Lots of ACL-less skiers out there.  
Good luck!
Ha.. Yes, VERY CATHARTIC...  I just happened to take the video, a moment in time - its I guess my way (or our way) of coping with this. Not that it makes it less real, but takes the edge off a bit. The phone call message - I heard that hours after - though knew something was up when Alicia didn't come up the lift - then all of us bolting down to find her - already in the sled thankfully under the care of PICO ski patrol.

As for ACL-less skiers (I am one)..

Thanks for the good vibes. I hope we can make turns with you one day.

The family that skis together, stays together.

AlbaAdventures.com
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