Urban skiing = love

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you The Awesome?

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A few things here.

Whoever these guys are, they are my new fake YouTube boyfriends, joining my fake Twitter boyfriend @sween, my fake TV boyfriend James Roday, and my fake gay TV boyfriend Neil Patrick Harris.

My fake boyfriends are not to be confused with my very real self-united husbands.

The reason these guys are my new loves?  They saw the snow storm and instead of doing what I did, which was WAH! [moan] [bitch!] I’m dying alive! (tm Jaromir Jagr) [moan] [shiver] [whine], they went out, saw the beauty of the storm and they made a lasting memory.

I got the same feeling watching this video as I did when I first saw the Point Park students dancing.  Inherently, they were doing the same thing — interpreting an event in a way that made me love my city more.

They’re the next Awesome Burghers and their crowns are in the mail and by crowns I mean a letter in which I invite myself to go with them next time so I can show them how much I rock at sucking at skiing, n’at.

(h/t my butler who found it via Christina Schulman)


  1. PA Girl in VA
    February 19, 2010 10:44 pm

    So. Freakin’. Awesome. !!!!! Does anyone know the name of the song that plays throughout most of that video?

  2. annietiques
    February 20, 2010 4:20 am

    WOW!! Now that’s cool!

  3. Cathie
    February 20, 2010 6:16 am

    to PA Girl – the last couple minutes give credits to the music, skiers and support.

  4. Bojack
    February 20, 2010 6:58 am

    You’ve done it!! Well, they’ve done it!!

    I NEVER, EVER, EVER in my life thought I’d see dudes
    in full powder suits skiing Mt. Washington!!!

    I’m speechless!!

    LMAO @ guy in the credits with the full Burgh accent-
    “…for the safety of the these young broads aht here tryin’
    to walk thru the woods at night.”

  5. buttercup
    February 20, 2010 7:56 am

    My daughter reports that one of her roommates was skiing down Main St in L’ville but there was, sadly, no video that I know of. The Mt. Wash. bit was amazing.

  6. berthescot
    February 20, 2010 8:21 am

    Thanks – I sent it to all my buddies living outside the Burgh. Luv it.

  7. PA Girl in VA
    February 20, 2010 8:31 am

    @Cathie – I didn’t see credit given for the music. I’ll watch them again.

  8. cmd_45
    February 20, 2010 9:04 am

    That was so great. What a way to turn around a less than ideal situation for the rest of the city. They have some pretty impressive skills.

  9. missing the burgh
    February 20, 2010 9:41 am


  10. Beatrice
    February 20, 2010 9:43 am

    This is so freaking awesome. I cannot believe they went down the Mount — that is crazy. It’s literally a cliff. What fantastic shots of the city with the train, incline, bridges, etc. Awesome.

  11. Noe
    February 20, 2010 9:55 am

    I seriously think I’m totally in love. Oh, to be 10 years younger. Ok, maybe 15… sigh……

  12. plexxer
    February 20, 2010 9:57 am

    Wonderful action and a wonderfully produced video! If the guys that shot this are reading this, and you ever get the chance to do it again, one word: helmet-cam.

  13. HollyT
    February 20, 2010 10:00 am

    Wow. That is so cool. Well, one of them must be from my area for them to ski at the Joe Montana Bridge. I get blank stares whenever I mention Rt 88 or the bridge in directions.

    That is one crazy mother of a hill they had to climb there. I wouldn’t climb it on a day with no snow let alone 17 inches of snow on the ground.

    Those boys are awesome.

  14. Sooska
    February 20, 2010 10:55 am

    Now THAT’s how to be. Kudos to them for seeing the possibilities where the rest of us see IMpossibilities.

    Lukey will want to tax it, Public Safety will try to arrest them for not paying $7337 for a permit, and Parks and Recreation will demand they stop recreating.

    Step OFF, Ginny. James Roday is my self-united husband.

  15. Bojack
    February 20, 2010 11:36 am

    YouTube comment-

    markbonbu (12 hours ago)

    Olympics? we don’t need no stinking Olympics. We’re from the ‘burg, n’at

  16. Brenna
    February 20, 2010 12:09 pm

    Amazing. I want to hang out with those guys.

  17. HA
    February 20, 2010 3:24 pm

    I used to go to school with Bill. he’s pretty rad

  18. Beth
    February 20, 2010 4:00 pm

    I think the song is Cult Logic by Mike Snow. Go on youtube click on download this song.

  19. arasa
    February 20, 2010 5:27 pm

    i wonder if Lukey was skiing with them the other day.

  20. redram1
    February 20, 2010 7:04 pm

    Over @ benstonium they have this, http://www.benstonium.com/snowmageddon/
    The surprise ending will have you on the floor!

  21. rickh
    February 21, 2010 4:49 pm

    Awesome. I wish I was still young. And cool.

  22. CarolineFB
    February 21, 2010 7:21 pm

    Word @rickh.

    Good stuff. Thanks for sharing it!

  23. Joe K.
    February 21, 2010 7:42 pm

    This is the sort of thing that makes me jealous of those with athletic ability, and why I’m fascinated by the winter olympics. Good find!

  24. Mary Beth
    February 22, 2010 9:36 am

    This is GREAT!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

  25. Benson
    February 22, 2010 8:54 pm

    @redram1 awesome!

  26. Carol
    February 22, 2010 10:04 pm

    Sent to all my skiing children (4: ages 18-26). All learned to ski at Hidden Valley in Somerset. As my true ‘burgher daughter at Syracuse University would say- “that video was sick!”.

  27. cO pGh gyrl
    February 23, 2010 12:28 pm

    nice work but helmets, please, boys!!!

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