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How many consecutive ski seasons? No prizes here either!

post #1 of 39
Thread Starter 

In the spirit of the How Many Ski Days thread, I thought I would ask this question.  How many consecutive ski seasons have you skied?  A sub question is how many ski days do you think you have averaged over your consecutive seasons?

 

I am proud to say that this is my 40th consecutive ski seasons.  I started skiing at the ripe old age of 17 when I joined my high school ski club during my senior year in 71/72.  My best guestimate of my average is about 25 days per season.  For the first 10 years it was about 10-12 times per season and about 30 - 35 for the next 30 seasons.

 

So how about you?

 

Rick G

post #2 of 39

Surely it's not consecutive if you don't ski in the summer? Either way, good job on the 40 years of skiing.

post #3 of 39

I'm on my 28th consecutive season (I'm 30). Thank you to parents who decided to raise me in ski country.

post #4 of 39
Had consecutive seasons until 2006-2007 from..oh 1969-1970 I guess...Then one season stop, then started again...
post #5 of 39

Started in 1968-1969 and haven't missed one. So that's 43 seasons.  Most years when working for a living (retired now) I would average about 25 days.  A few seasons were higher when I had a sabbatical (college professor) and since retiring six years ago have skied at least 50 days a season (61 last year). 

 

 

 

 

post #6 of 39

I started skiing in 6th grade which would have have been 1990/1991 and have been skiing ever since.  My best years I skied 50-60 days.  My worst year (when we moved to our current location) I skied just 3 days.  I think on average I've skied 30 days a year.

post #7 of 39

I'm at 45 consecutive and I thank God for it and don't take it for granted.  

A tip of the hat to Rickg, Cstreu and probably many others here who have accomplished their streaks while living in a not particularly ski-friendly location.

 

I just spent a very enjoyable day skiing with a friend who's got 60+ years of skiing under his belt including scheduling a triple bypass heart operation a couple years ago for the off-season so as not to interfere with his ski addiction.icon14.gif

post #8 of 39

I hate to think about how many miles i drive to ski 400 +/- vertical feet of Indiana hillside.  In a good year I bet its probably 10-11K miles between 12/1 and 3/15.

post #9 of 39
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I just spent a very enjoyable day skiing with a friend who's got 60+ years of skiing under his belt including scheduling a triple bypass heart operation a couple years ago for the off-season so as not to interfere with his ski addiction.icon14.gif



Now that's an Outdoorsmen.  I've got 34 years.

post #10 of 39

50 yrs old and have skied every winter in Ut since I was 14 I guess that makes 36 yrs now. 27 of those years I worked at a couple of resorts here in Utah and would put in 120 plus days a year skiing.

post #11 of 39
My first ski experience was riding on my dad's toes in beartrap bindings in 1945. I have done some sliding on skis every North American winter since.
post #12 of 39

1975-1999 with several 100 day seasons in the early 80s.  The last 10 years of that pretty scarce.  Took 1999-2007 off (did click in one spring snow day for a couple little runs down a little hill at a local park, don't recall which year/day). 
Back on track late 2007 to present averaging about 10-12 days/year.  I expect retirement to yield closer to 20/season.

post #13 of 39

1979-80 to present, although one season was one day long as a result of torn ACL at first ESA Stowe in December. I was 38 when I first skied, so 32 seasons isn't too shabby. Best year was 25-30, again not bad for living in Philly. Would've been better had I had the guts to follow through on my plan to move to VT after retirement.

post #14 of 39

Haven't missed a year since 1958.  Skiing more days now than any time since college.

post #15 of 39

Great Thread. Wish I would have been able to start as early as my kids did.

post #16 of 39
Thread Starter 

Keep them coming!  I am particuarly impressed with Kneal Bronson, Choucas and the guy with the bypass.  I had a scare this past summer when I had a motorcycle accident when a deer jumped on my back as I was riding past at 50+.  Had multiple broken ribs, collapsed lung and major bruising but I wear proper gear and did not need any surgeries just a couple of months of rest and rehab.

 

Rick G

post #17 of 39

This is my 40th season.  Not consecutive though because one season I was pregnant, otherwise I'd have 41.  

post #18 of 39

41 consecutive seasons, and I'm 45.  Averaged about 25 days per season, more since moving to New England.

 

Not a bad day yet.

post #19 of 39

at 42, even in injury years I have always managed some days. Now my daughters have 25+years on hill. Hate to say it but this confirms what I have always suspected about this site, an awful lot of us are getting to the best before date. On a similar note who has the longest consecutive years of taking multiple  major ski road trips or ski destination vacations with the same ski buddies ? I'm at 41.  

post #20 of 39

This season is 48 or 49

post #21 of 39

I went 35 years (1973 to 2008) and took the 2009 season off due to not having a full time job.  My average is around 15 days per year.

 

I plan on skiing each season until my doctor tells me to stop.

 

Dennis

post #22 of 39

Currently on my 20th.

post #23 of 39

48th.

post #24 of 39

This is my 49th season, I'm 58.

post #25 of 39

Damn, I am seriously behind here.  Started at 22 in December 1992.  20th anniversary coming up!

post #26 of 39

50,  thanks to my very nice parents.

 

 

 

 

 

RIP

post #27 of 39

57 seasons, Alaska 1955. early trend adopter.

post #28 of 39

47 years, and I was fortunate to have parents that went out of their way to make sure I was skiing 

post #29 of 39

Including 7 years of snowboarding I am at 16 seasons in a row.

post #30 of 39

44 seasons now. Still pushing a little harder every year. Awesome quivers in 3 locales, so it's not going so bad

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