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Smug after you take two Fridays in a row away from the office to ski? Amateur. Here’s a look at the big leagues, pal.
Orange County, Calif.
Skied six continents in 12 days
190,000 fewer frequent flyer miles
Has skied the backcountry every month for 25 years, bagging up to 300 days annually, from the Alps to the Appalachians
Well-versed in avalanche safety, topo maps and GPS use
Skied 365 straight days across 13 countries in 1994
Landed in the Guinness Book of World Records
Name Paul Schipper
Hometown Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Streak Has skied every day Sugarloaf, Maine, has been open since 1980 season
Payoff His own parking space at Sugarloaf that reads “The Ironman of Skiing”
Name Charles Eldridge
Hometown Seattle, Wash.
Streak Approaching his 100th-straight month of skiing
Payoff Maintaining a website he founded (turns-all-year.com) for obsessive-compulsives like himself