Mike Arnold and I share a fairly similar early life. We were both born and raised in Maine, we both began skiing in Maine (though he ski raced, I did not), and we both, eventually, moved to Colorado. Mike, however, is living a much cooler life than I am nowadays. While I continue to live in Colorado and write about the ski industry, he lives in Italy, working as a professional mountain guide in the Aosta Valley.
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