Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta. developer.okta.com

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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Spectacular Weekend at Whistler

This past weekend, some friends and I headed up to Whistler Blackcomb for a weekend of great skiing. We have a college buddy who's getting his PhD in Vancouver, so that's what motivated the trip. I've never skied in a place where the mountains were so huge. I've skied Jackson Hole and Mammoth, but apparently Whistler has a lot more elevation gain. This was proven when we skied the "Peak to Creek" run on the last day. We didn't do the 6.5 mile run because one guy was on a snowboard.

It snowed 8" on our first day and a few more on our last day. There was plenty of powder and lots of really steep runs. I highly recommend it - especially if you want to spend some money. It's not a cheap place to visit and it'll likely get more expensive since it's hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics. The good news is I got a 50% discount on lift tickets with my Winter Park pass. Whistler Blackcomb is owned by Intrawest - the same folks that own Winter Park and Steamboat.

Double Black T-Bar

Long Lines The Longest Run

For more pictures, see Whistler 2008 on Flickr. This weekend's destination? Vail for day #19.

Posted in General at Mar 05 2008, 10:19:38 PM MST 3 Comments
Comments:

Hey dude,

I don't want to be rude, but I come to your site for AppFuse and Java news, not your personal life. Can you focus on that?

Dude

Posted by Dude on March 06, 2008 at 08:52 AM MST #

I write this blog to document my life. When I browse through the archives, my personal posts are often much more enjoyable than posts about Java or AppFuse. The best solution to avoid the personal stuff is 1) unsubscribe 2) bookmark or subscribe to the Java category only or 3) subscribe to AppFuse News and Javalobby (I generally cross-post Java-related entries to Javalobby) instead of this site.

Posted by Matt Raible on March 06, 2008 at 01:46 PM MST #

I enjoy all the Colorado and Denver posts. I used to live in Colorado, my kids are Colorado natives, and my wife is a DU alum. So it is great to hear how Colorado is doing. And since I am a Java guy. You really keep me aware of where the industry is going.

Also.. Intrawest doesn't own Winter Park, it just manages it. Winter Park is owned by the City of Denver. Its one of the things that keeps Denver property taxes less than those in the suburbs. Denver owns a lot of things outside of its city limits. It owns many of the reservoirs on the western slope and pumps the water through the mountains into the south platte river.

Posted by Jeff Dodd on March 06, 2008 at 06:02 PM MST #

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