Snow Trax | Chasing the Dream of Speed: Doug Bell
“This fall I decided that it was time for me to get back into ski racing again and dig into it with gusto. For many years I’d thought I had the ability to keep up with the very fastest skiers I faced, like those who grew up in Colorado skiing every day. Growing up in Santa Fe, I was more of a weekend warrior, and lacked a certain edge. Now is the time, I felt, to close the gap, to ‘live the dream.’”
So Doug Bell said to me recently as he was preparing to head off to a multi-week ski-racing program in Utah. Though now in his early 60s, the competitive fires of the former high school and college racer still smolder. The speed bug bit him early and bit him hard.