In the Friday before this issue went to press, John Winsor, the president of Womens’ Sports & Fitness, Inc., called a mandatory company meeting at Berthoud Pass ski area. Topics of discussion included The Learning Carve, Sliding Compensation, Long Turn Projections, Short Radius Initialization and Overall Whahooness. In other words, we were going skiing.
Twenty of us met at Berthoud Pass, the oldest ski area in Colorado, with downhill skis, telemark skis and snowboards in tow. It was a great day not only for letting off steam but for reconfirming why we’re all in this business out of a love of sports and fitness.
For the same reason, a month ago we held the annual Women’s Sports & Fitness sales meeting on wheels. We had brought in our sales reps from New York and Los Angeles and were all converging for the first time at our new offices in Boulder. After two days of marathon meeting sessions, we all laced up in-line skates and went out to the Boulder bike path. It was the first time any of us had tried it except publisher Priscilla Macy, who had to endure several people hanging on to her at a time. Our philosophy now is to try a new sport each time we get together. Continue Reading