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5 Years and Counting: Images from the Most Dedicated Ski Bum

If you'd have been skiing every day for five years, you'd have some pretty interesting pictures too.

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Rainer Hertrich kicks back at Loveland Ski Area one day before his five-year anniversary.

Rainer Hertrich kicks back at Loveland Ski Area one day before his five-year anniversary.

To ensure that he skis one million vertical per month, Rainer averages 33,000 feet per day. Here he maintains his record at Loveland on October 30,…

To ensure that he skis one million vertical per month, Rainer averages 33,000 feet per day. Here he maintains his record at Loveland on October 30, 2008 by taking a final afternoon run.

Arguably the world’s most dedicated ski bum, Rainer Hertrich shows off his season pass to Loveland.

Arguably the world’s most dedicated ski bum, Rainer Hertrich shows off his season pass to Loveland.

Rainer adds more vertical to his record while skiing off of Lift 1 at Loveland early season.

Rainer adds more vertical to his record while skiing off of Lift 1 at Loveland early season.

Before the snow flies, Rainer gets to the mountain on his BWW GS motorcycle.

Before the snow flies, Rainer gets to the mountain on his BWW GS motorcycle.

Soaking up the Colorado sun during while taking early season runs at Loveland.

Soaking up the Colorado sun during while taking early season runs at Loveland.

Rainer prepares for his first ever Helicopter-Telemark ski tour in Valle Nevado, Chile September 2008.

Rainer prepares for his first ever Helicopter-Telemark ski tour in Valle Nevado, Chile September 2008.

Rainer Hertrich smiles as he takes off on his first helicopter adventure in Chile, September 2008.

Rainer Hertrich smiles as he takes off on his first helicopter adventure in Chile, September 2008.