Skiing with moe. Guitarist North Face Women's Soft Shell Pink Jacket Al Schnier
Posted Jan 08 2013 8:58am
When I graduated from college in 1990 (SUNY Oneonta), I always thought Id end up moving out west to ski. Id already had plenty of years of experience in both pizza making and delivery so I was primed for a life of scraping by and dawn patrols in a town like Alta or Jackson Hole. I also figured, at some North Face Women's Soft Shell Pink Jacket point, Id end up taking the requisite post-graduate cross-country trek with some of my buddies -- likely coinciding with Dead tour -- and see the country before settling down. Editor’s note: We’re grateful to the band and management of moe. for being one of the first artists to join the Patagonia Music Collective. Not only are they fantastic musicians but they have a long cheap north face for women history of philanthropy, they’re always up for trying new things (check out the All Good Challenge) and … they love to ski. Today, guitarist and singer, Al Schnier, gives us a peak into life on the road during moe’s 2011 winter tour. Photo: Jim Shaw Id always been passionate about music. Ive played music since I was a little kid and settled on guitar when I was in my teens. Ive played in bands ever since I could play a few chords. Almost immediately after college I met Rob Derhak and Chuck Garvey, whod already started the band moe. in Buffalo, NY. I joined the band a mere few weeks after moving to Buffalo and weve been together for over 20 years. While I never got to take that initial cross-country trek Id set my sights on, Ive crossed the country probably a hundred times or more with these guys and its been nothing short of awesome. I never got to settle down out west and do the ski bum thing either, but my job allows us to tour some of the finest skiing in the country. This year was a banner year for skiing, and I was lucky enough to ride some of the finest vertical in the USA.