As a quick background; I've only skied once DH and once XC. Although I would like to consider myself an advanced beginner 'cause I'm that good.
Anyway, I am an unemployed student gettin' ready for college. That's one of the main reasons I got into skiing in the first place because you can get so much out of it for a very low cost. Compared to motorcycling (which is my other hobby).
So one of the downsides to not having a job is not having money (believe it or not!) I simply can't go and pay $100 for gas, food, tickets, etc. for a couple days of a skiing.
That said, there is this "fire road" (if you're not familiar with the term, it basically means a small two lane dirt road into the mountains. Think "firetruck accessible") roughly a mile from my house. In the winter it's closed off about half way up to vehicles, so generally no one goes up there at all when there's snow.
This road is also at a decent downwards angle, and on skis you could probably get going at an enjoyable cruising speed.
So my plan is to tie my skis to my scooter (already done, it works perfect), take a full 3 minute drive over to the bottom, hike up for maybe 20-30 minutes and ski down.
Anyone think this is a good idea? It'll get about 6-10" of snow before I'd consider going. And I know as a fact that it's not illegal by any means whatsoever.
What do you think?