October 2014

Tuck Dynasty: Three Generations of Pucketts Make a Mark on Junior Ski Racing

Peggy, matriarch of the Puckett dynasty, grew up skiing at Snowbasin in Utah and was an Olympic hopeful for the 1968 Games. She went on to raise two Olympians of her own. Chris, her oldest, raced giant slalom in Albertville in the 1992 Games and graduated from Dartmouth in 1998. Younger brother, Casey, raced in four Winter Games, before switching to skiercross. He took gold in the 2007 X-Games skiercross and competed in the event at the 2010 Games.

Early Winter and the Waiting Game

In the early season, anticipation is currency. We gather it around us, share it with friends. We become high on it, sometimes ill with it. Anticipation is half the fun of skiing. And when it finally happens, whether on a single white ribbon at some high, cold resort, or in the deepest powder of the season, delivered by a freak October storm, our first turns of each season are always some of the best.