Busy little bee...

It has been some time since I've last updated. I have been getting after it lately and am short of much free-time. I've been skiing and shooting every day with the crew. A bunch of good new pow turns and a few big lines, which is a new development up at the Basin within the last few days. The upper elevation bowls are open and we are getting our fill. Snow is thin yet and sketch wind pack in areas. However, the upper elevation southeast faces are best right now for bigger lines and we have some cold snow in the middle elevation northys. Still getting into shape, but lugging around the heavy camera gear is kicking it into shape. Then, I come home, eat and rip off a 20 minute nap so I have some juice left to throw luggage bags all night down at the airport in SLC with Delta. Good job, with good folks, and being able to fly for free anywhere in the world is a perk that will come in handy on more than a few occasions. Finally starting to get into a bit of a routine now after the move and the new job and the beginning of the season. Stoked on the progress. New full page pic in Telemark skier mag, check it out in a resort profile of Alta. Steve Lloyd took the picture at Rocky Point, Alta. Alls well.

Big Snows, Big Shows

Utah is getting pummeled with new snow right now. Some three feet or so by the end of it all on Wednesday night. Rode Brighton today and the accumulation was beginning to add up. I am throwing a premiere party on Friday, December 8th @ 7:00pm for the new Tough Guy Productions television show that I am appearing in, "Open Windows". Blues on First will be playing some blues music for the crowd at The Wine Cellar in downtown Ogden, Utah. It should prove to be a good time. Tickets are $9 at the door or with me. Come and check it out, you won't be disappointed. The season is beginning to take off now, so here's to it.

Latest Greatest

I've been skiing Brighton in SLC the past few days getting the legs back underneath me. Mark Teizen stopped by last night and chilled in Ogden for the night. Hung out and talked skiing for the night and checked out some ski flicks. PBR was the night's official sponsor. Mark and I stopped in with DNA to get Mark all decked out for the season and he hit the road back to Tahoe. The Bird and Alta open tomorrow, and we'll hit that up. Hopefully hook up with the SecondLong crew and Stratton to make some turns with the masses.

First day on Snow

I finally got up to Alta to skin for some turns. Ben Geiger, Zach Houston, Jon Gurry, Paul Story, Dave Stratton, and myself met up early Sunday morning in Little Cottonwood to do some skin time. We hit up East Greely bowl at Alta in some early season sugar. The day was bright and sunny and we had us a great day of skinning, talking smack, and some good turns too. It was a good chance to knock the rust off and make some early season tele rolls. I was feeling pretty rusty for sure, but I was flowing better by the end of the day. Good to get out, and I am glad to have my first turns under my belt. Looking forward to a stellar season, and here's to it.

Big News

Big news in the freeheel world as Jon Gurry, athlete and photographer, picks up sponsorship with Descente DNA. This is fresh from the horse's mouth as Gurry called me yesterday to confirm that his meeting went well and was donning a brand new blaze orange and light green DNA setup and a bunch of swag. Sick! I am excited to invite Gurry to the team and the Ogden Freeheel Family. Check out Jon and Paul Story's website for their photography company, Secondlong Photography. It is linked to in my links section on this page. Congrats Jon, you earned it.

Also, I have just viewed the new teaser for the TGP television show with a stellar starring class including yours truly. Keep your eye out for it. The show is going to be sick, and I am excited to share our experiences from last season with everyone.

Getting it done.

I have been offline for sometime because of the move, but I am all hooked back up and getting it done. A lot of new stuff coming online for me with my Tough Guy Productions projects and the Freeheellife.com projects. By the way the party was off the chains on Friday, hope all who could made it out. It was good to see all the folks. Salt Lake City is quickly turning into the center of the Freeheel universe with rumors of Nick Devore, Will Cardimone, and Chris Erickson coming to town this winter with a buddy of their's Dan Brown. Maybe a new seggie, "Aspen Extreme Comes to Utah". I like the sound of it and I am looking forward to those cats coming here. Also found out that Austin Corry and Cody Smith will be bunking in SLC as well. I love it, and I am digging the vibe that is reverberating around these mountians with all this buzz. Salomon and Atomic just announced that they are moving to the HUB in Ogden, Utah. This is big news for us up here in the north. A bunch of ski companies are coming and will be providing something like 230 new jobs for the folks of Ogden. Kudos. Sleepy Ogden is on the move in a big way. I am stoked on the progress.

Settling In

I have arrived in Utah and am begining to settle into the new pad. Christine and I are spending money like water to get everything we need to set up a new home, but slowly the empty place is starting to take shape. I am chomping at the bit for some skiing and soon enough I will have my way. The new place is great and the temperature continues to drop. It is only a matter of time now. So for now I will work with Gieger & Wood Stone Masonry, and continue to work on the new place to ease my mind while I wait for snow. Big party this weekend in SLC for the Freeheellife.com crew. Check out the site if your in the area and wish to attend. It should prove to be a good time for all. Keep your tips pointed downhill.

Moving day

Tomorrow is the big day. Long, long hours of driving acrossed flat, flat land. Before the sun rises in the east I will be underway. A caravan of two Jeeps, and one Uhaul trailer will be heading acrossed the great plains of America towards the Wasatch Front. I am anxious and ready to get the road under my tires. I hope the trip is safe and sucessful. Two days alone in a Jeep can be great therapy for the soul, and also make you think about all that is going on in your life at the time and in the near future. I have a lot of things going on now and very soon in this coming winter. I am looking forward to thinking up a lot of new plans and travels for the season, and even more so looking forward to undertaking them once I arrive. Onward and Upward.

Last day of plumbing, first day of something new

Today was my last day plumbing in the Mid-west for Professional Plumbing. As I left the site after exchanging handshakes with Cooch and the crew I was a bit set back that I would not be returning next summer as I have for the last five years. I am moving to Utah year-round now, and I am packing up and heading out on Tuesday with my bright-eyed and beautiful girlfriend who is also leaving all family and friends behind to be with me as I pursue my goals as a pro freeheeler. It is a trip filled with uncertainty and excitment for two people as we load up our Jeeps and run from the rising eastern sun only to chase it as it sets into the western horizon. We may be uncertain in our future, but realizing that this adventure is one that we will never forget and god willing will look back on and reflect on as though we were two young crazy kids doing something that filled our hearts with zest and appreciation for our all to short time on this earth. For me it is just another journey back to the west for another season of snow, but for her it is a whole new experience. I hope she loves it as much as I do, and together we will build ourselves a little home in the shadow of the Wasatch.

Sick day

Not the sick day in the sense of the word as a "great" day, but the literal sense, sick. My pops passed his cold on to me that has been ravaging its way through the community. Thanks for that one Pops. Sat on the couch all day on a friday after missing work with my weiner dog Max. He is a good buddy on a day like today. TV, chicken soup, and half gooned up on cold medicine. Watched the pre-press release of the TGP television show that I am appearing in, which is due to run on RSN come this November, check it. It gave me the ski porn stoke I needed to take yet another nap for the day in hopes of fighting off coldman. I guess it is best to get it out of the way now before the ski season starts up. Still snowing in Utah, bring it on.

First Snow

I received a voicemail on my cell, yesterday. It was an exstatic voice screaming about the first snow of the year in Utah. "Ben Lomond and Mt. Ogden have snow, you better get back out here. It is on!" My ski bro Zach Houston could barely contain himself as he yelled over the phone. I pictured him on our first snow two seasons ago with a beer in hand and his skis on his shoes in the front yard of our ski bum house last fall getting pulled around by a variety of other beer toting hollering maniacs. The snow was falling and spirits were as high as the peaks. Ullr blessed our party and turned an average friday night into a memory most of the participants will never forget. Skiing is all about these kinds of memories and the like minded people that create them. I am chomping at the bit to pack up my Jeep and make the long drive from the Midwest back to the Wasatch. Only two more weeks and one rowdy Midwest wedding left until I am back there. Zach may not be drinking and skitching in the front yard when I get there, but I am sure there will be more memorable moments just like it real soon.

The Ski Dream

It is still September and I am jonesing for snow. I watch the new movie trailers and work on my own projects for the season, but nothing can feed my need. Every night I lay down to sleep and hope that I can have a ski dream because that is the closest I can come to the reality. Last night I had one of those dreams. I was skinning a remote area near my home in Ogden, Utah that was not exactly the same as it is in reality, which is what dreams are all about. I ran into some friends along the way and an epic day ensued, or should I say, night. When I woke I actually felt refreshed, and charged for my day of digging trenches in the midwest because it is all part of what allows me to make days like my dream a reality in the months to come. The dream may not have been true reality in the traditional sense of the word, but it was real enough to ease my mind as head to work at sunrise on a chilled September morning.....one day closer to the real feel.

Allow me to introduce myself

What is up, I am J.T. Robinson. I'm a pro Freeheel skier living in Ogden, Utah. My roots extend from out of Wilmot, Wisconsin where I was born and raised. I prefer to live for the moment with an eye to the impossible.

A very wise man once told me:
"It is what it is."