Ten years of birthdays on the fly and competition dates.
Sunday River, Maine; Copper Mountain, Sugar Bowl and Squaw Valley; Tamarack, Crystal Mountain, Bad Gastein, Veysonnaz, Daemyung Vivaldi, Saas-Fe, Yongpyong, Mont Blanc, Sun Valley, Stoneham, Sochi.
Gas station cupcakes and matchsticks for candles. A planeload of passengers singing ‘Happy Birthday’. Dinner at the Crab Pot in Seattle on the way back from the Canadian Consulate’s ‘one-year-to-the-Olympics’ celebration.
Mysterious cakes delivered by ladies in Russia.
A 19th birthday marked by Shaun Palmer and a Jeep, but no driver’s license.
A forgettable birthday having surgery.
The 21st with Auntie Helen and cousin Willie in a dark downtown Vancouver pub, and the Alaska girls at Cypress.