15 minutes with … a Sunlight Mountain Resort skier

Timekeeper: Pete FowlerGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Name: Tom McIntoshAge: 52Occupation: Meat department manager at City MarketPlace of birth: West Park, New York

How was the snow at Sunlight today (Tuesday)? Not bad. It’s good. It’s hardpacked. There’s no new snow really, but it’s good considering the amount we’ve gotten so far.How did you manage to get a day off for skiing on Tuesday? I generally work weekends, so I’m usually off during the week.When was the first time you skied at Sunlight? Probably close to 20 years ago – around the time I moved to the area.What do you think is the best thing about Sunlight? It’s a local’s ski resort. It seems like it’s just a down-home ski resort.What do you think is the worst thing about Sunlight? Slow lifts. But still there’s probably less wait time than Vail.When did you move to Garfield County and why? About 20 years ago just to get out of Denver. I ran an interior plantscaping business, an opportunity came up here and I took it.First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery? Probably a nice house.

First job? Bus boy at the Flagstaff in Boulder. That was like 50 cents an hour.Best vacation ever? I’d have to say just because of circumstances and how much fun we had, Mazatlan, Mexico. It was just a real good time.What do you like to do in your spare time? Ski, try to golf, fly fish.Greatest accomplishment? I built a house.Ever had a book, movie or news event change your life? I’m sure they all do to some degree. But some of the bigger ones – Vietnam, wars, Sept. 11.Best piece of advice you’ve ever received, or a cliché to live by? The old, “Life is short, live it fully.”

Any tattoos? No.What’s the greatest invention of all time? I’d have to say the computer.FavoritesRun at Sunlight: Today (Tuesday) it was Dawson.Sport to watch: Football.Food: Steak.Website: I like the NASA website.

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