Our Trooper dog has been very sick – the vet says he’s dying. TNT, who adopted him as a pup and taught him to ‘ski’ the steepest slopes, is beside himself. We need to send them both some positive vibes today — pray for Trooper dog. So many of our readers have come to know Trooper and enriched his and our lives by sharing in our adventures on snow. A year ago, TNT posted this short conditions report from his backyard, Summit East (aka Hyak). Always accompanied by Trooper, he did a night skin up the ski area. It was a typical deep January day having just received over 12 inches in the past 24 hours at Hyak and 3 feet in the last 72 hours at Alpental. The kind of day that we and Trooper live for. I’ve often said that TNT is super intuitive – note his choice of music from Lionheart and the lyrics toward the end of this video: “we got 1 life to live, never know when it’s over. fight ’til my last day but i still fight to keep my composure”. Thanks for being a part of our lives and for helping to keep Trooper alive. Feel free to send a personal note to TNT using the mail icon link at the top right of this page.