Because skiing powder is absolutely critical to your health
When Kim and Dave Klopper couldn’t get their rig to start after a day of skiing, they didn’t bother calling for a tow. Instead, they unfolded two camp chairs, cracked open a couple beers, and watched the sun set over the snowcapped peaks. The ski area parking lot was as good a place as any to spend the night. They’d figure out the rest in the morning.
For the Park City-based couple that met skiing while in college in the Northeast, being able to park it anywhere for the night was a big part of the draw for buying a decommissioned ambulance off Craigslist last winter. After removing almost 600 pounds of superfluous electrical wire, they converted the medical supply cabinets to their pantry and closet, and turned the hose storage into their ski locker. Kim, a real estate agent, and Dave, a sales rep, found a way to keep their day jobs, hit the road with their two dogs, and have now skied for 14 straight months.
Emergency response time is key when chasing first tracks. Photo: Tal Roberts