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Looking Back: A Roundup of Cyrus Hurley’s Ski Blogs

Looking Back: A Roundup of Cyrus Hurley’s Ski Blogs

Cyrus Hurley is an IT specialist who lives and works in Jefferson, North Carolina. In his professional life, he serves as the CIO and President of HitsTech, an IT firm offering tailored solutions to medium to large businesses, schools, and hospitals. In his personal...
A Friend, A Stranger, and A Mountain: An Unforgettable Story of Skiing in Chile

A Friend, A Stranger, and A Mountain: An Unforgettable Story of Skiing in Chile

I strapped on my first pair of skis at 13 years old. Like most hard headed middle schoolers, I wasn’t about to take lessons. But when I went with the youth group from North Beaver Baptist church, I was bound and determined to show everyone my awesome skills, experience notwithstanding! That first night I rode to the very top of Big Apple and pointed my skis towards the bottom. I failed, horribly.

Why You Should Make Travel a Top Priority

Why You Should Make Travel a Top Priority

I make it a point to travel often and far. Nothing breaks you out of your tired old thought processes and jump starts your creativity and like seeing the world from a different angle — literally. Traveling allows you to define yourself as a person, establish the difference between wants and needs in your life, and problem solve like you never have before. The places I’ve visited have been an education far beyond the one I received in school, and the people I’ve met around the world have taught me as much as I’ve ever learned in a classroom. Here’s why you should break out of your rut and jump on the next plane.

Everything You Need to Know for Summer Skiing in Argentina

Everything You Need to Know for Summer Skiing in Argentina

As the summer days get longer and hotter, who doesn’t start to pine for some fresh now and mountain views? If you just can’t wait until winter to get back on the slopes, good news: You don’t have to! Our friends to the south, Argentina, are currently in the depths of winter and home to some of the best skiing around. It’s the perfect way to break up the summer and trust me — that overnight flight is well worth it. Here’s everything you need to know to plan an awesome summer ski retreat in South America.

The Golden Rules of Fantasy Football: Winning Tips and Tricks

The Golden Rules of Fantasy Football: Winning Tips and Tricks

We’ve been waiting with baited breath, and the season is finally here! It’s time to brush off your game plan and choose your fantasy football league. We might not be on the field, but fans of the game know that drafting your team in the living room takes a deft strategy, a steady hand, and an extensive knowledge of the sport. Whether you’re an old pro or new to the scene, the game can still surprise you and there’s always more to learn. Here are a few of the most important rules to live by when it comes to fantasy football.

Gryon, Switzerland

Gryon, Switzerland

One of Cyrus’ favorite vacation spots is Gyron, Switzerland, which he visited back in 2009. He enjoyed skiing in the Alps with his friends and family.
Future Plans

Future Plans

Cyrus hopes to eventually visit every continent. He balances his busy work schedule with an ongoing “bucket list” of places he’d like to ski.
An Avid Traveler

An Avid Traveler

Over the years Cyrus, an avid skier, has explored parts of the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. His next trip will be in Argentina and he ultimately hopes to see New Zealand, Australia, Africa, Antarctica and...
Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

Cyrus visited Santiago, Chile for a skiing trip in August 2008. He has since explored other parts of South America with his family.