If you want the ultimate, you’ve got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. That’s what Uncle T tells himself before he does a 10am shot of vodka and drops in from a helicopter onto Squaw Valley’s steepest mountain just to avoid lines, chairlifts, ski passes and whiny children.

Anyone who enjoys shredding down the mountain needs to experience a helicopter drop-in, or what locals call a “chop-drop”. What inspired TNUC to finally take the plunge was this video from a 1983 ski video that shook me to my core and launched my adrenaline over the edge. Please watch.

This one goes out to all the veteran ‘doggers still seeking the ultimate ride. The peak…The dream…The ultimate test. 

Oh, and the song used in the video is Rik Fox’s band SIN that formed after he was dropped from an early version of W.A.S.P.

2 Comments on “ONE LAST RUN.”

  1. Is that a photo of of a certain Jerry Dandridge having a quick shot of vodka (before menacing some teens on the ski slope)?

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