Weekly High-Five Report: “Vintage” Skier Ross Gregg

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Ross Gregg is a legend at Crystal Mountain. He’s been skiing here since the beginning, and he’s just as stylish today as he ever was. Ross is a retired Crystal ski patroller. His truck can be found in the parking lot on any given midweek day. He’s a constant presence here. Most recently I’ve seen him cycling the gondola and laying out his fluid turns on the groomers. But on a powder day, you might see Ross on fat skis. It’s been known to happen. However, he recently told me he’d grown tired of fat skis. He prefers his 205s. They’re 66mm under foot and that’s plenty wide for Ross.

His technique might be “antique” but Ross isn’t. He’s a kid at heart. Just watch him. He’s graceful, stylish and artful. As Ross claims, “It’s a thrill to go fast, but it’s an art to turn.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself. High-five Ross. You will always be my favorite ski bum.

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7 responses »

  1. I miss seeing Ross skiw/ his buddy Garry Morrison they are pair of characters. Garry looked like Lawrence of Arabia w/white towel for ski hat !!

  2. Ross also spent many years as a pro at Jackson Hole. One of Crystal Mt.’s early avalanche chutes on the front side is named after him (you have to take a ride for that to happen). And, he is a master crane operator.

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