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How far do you live from your local Mt.?

post #1 of 97
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Curious to see what distances people live from there regular ski location. I would also would like to here how often you travel to that skiing?

post #2 of 97

220 miles.  Weekend warrior, 10-15 trips, 20+ days/season.

post #3 of 97

Places I ski on a regular basis are 45 minutes to 2 hours away. I did this about 3 times a week this winter.

post #4 of 97

Home mountain = 16.3 miles (about 15 minutes), average 20 - 30 days per year. 

Also spend multiple days per season at LCC/BCC resorts (about 1 hour away).

post #5 of 97

Local: 45 minutes.


Where I usually go; 3 hours.

post #6 of 97

I'm about 25 - 30 minutes from two local resorts. I like to get around 25 to 30 days a season, but that's down below 20 this year (hard to justify taking a day off work when it's 60 degrees at the top of the mountain). My brothers are visiting for a week starting this weekend, so if conditions are decent, maybe I'll get up to average yet.

post #7 of 97

225 miles.  A dozen trips each season.  Trip takes anywhere from 3.25 to 9 hours.

post #8 of 97

Resort can be seen from kitchen window. 62 days so far.

post #9 of 97

Little local hills: 25 to 40 minutes.

Big resorts: 3 to 5 hours.

About 40 days this year.

post #10 of 97

Closest: Mt. Spokane, 35-40 minutes 22 miles

Where I ski: Schweitzer, 1:45 door to door 85 miles

post #11 of 97



We live a couple of blocks from the resort. Try to ski 4 or 5 times/week.

post #12 of 97

I live 50 miles from the closest ski area, and I will go around 35 times this year.  It's not over yet here!

post #13 of 97

1 hour 30 minutes  - every Saturday and Sunday + holidays, etc.  Approx 50 days this year.

post #14 of 97

1:45.  Usually once a week, 20 times so far this year.

post #15 of 97

I hate to brag, but it ain't bragging if'n it's true.


I live a block from a run to the bottom of the bunny chair, but my shop is two blocks from the Gondola.


It is nice to have it so easy, I'm lucky to ski everyday possible, and live in gratitude that I am truly living the dream.


I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't ski so easily every day, I could not imagine my habit if I had to drive to the hill.

post #16 of 97

10-15 minutes. About 8 miles.

post #17 of 97

55 miles, 1.25 hours to Baker

120 miles, 2.25 hours to Stevens, but I always do multiple days there and stay 16 miles from the pass.

post #18 of 97

40 km/35 minutes from Fernie. 100km/75 to 90 minutes from Castle

post #19 of 97

8.3 miles, garage to parking lot.  16 minutes if the road is okay.  Skied 83 days this year.  

post #20 of 97

8 blocks to Ajax

3 miles to Highlands

post #21 of 97

2 flights and about 7174 miles from São Paulo to Vancouver,

and then another 235 miles driving from Vancouver to Sun Peaks... th_dunno-1[1].gif


Well, Valle Nevado, Chile is only around 1600 miles away from home, but I don't feel as much at home there as I do in Sun Peaks.

post #22 of 97

about 20 minutes to the local hill with one or two 3 hour trips for a total of 20 to 25 times a year.  on the lower side thos year with the warm short season in PA

post #23 of 97

"Local" hill is about 1 mile away. That is used for mostly weekday night skiing.


For regular weekday skiing, 2- 1/2 hour drive each way, which happens 1-2 days a week.



post #24 of 97

7 minute walk to my locker room in Niseko, 5 minute walk to my locker room in Portillo. Ski almost every day, 8 months a year.


However, from my home (the UK), these destinations are a bit of a trek!

post #25 of 97

I have the good fortune to live 5 minutes (2.1 miles) from Wachusett Mt in MA.  Not the biggest hill, but I was there an average of 4-5 days per week all winter.


Yes.  It is pretty sweet. 

post #26 of 97

3,000 miles.(WB)


6th trip coming up, ummm, today.


Number of days there so far this season -  28


Total number expected there this season- 37-40


Oh well, the diving last weekend was pretty good, and the spousal unit and I went paddleboarding last night, so it's not all bad.

post #27 of 97

About 32 miles from our local hill 35-45 minutes depending on traffic. Usually get there 4-5 times per week in the season.

post #28 of 97
Across the valley from the slopes, have to drive a couple miles to the Gondola base. I used to drive 60 miles one way on rural two-lane roads in N. MI six days a week for 500 ft. of vertical.
post #29 of 97

22 miles.  How often do I travel to get there?  Ummm, every time?  J/K.


60 days so far this year.

post #30 of 97

i live in vancouver bc and while we often ski whistler on the wkends (1.5-2 hr away, give or take)

midweek we have access to 3 local hills, all an average of  a 30-40 min drive (or closer if you live on the north shore)

grouse mtn and mt seymour.


but the best of them all (host to 2010 winter olympics) is easily cypress mtn (see link/pic below)..

(but if we're lazy or hungover to make the 'arduous' trip to whistler wink.gif then cypress is also a great 'default' mtn 


when you're atop cypress mtn 'sky chair' on a clear sunny day, with the 360 view of

the mountains and ocean, howe sound, and vancouver harbour

(some of the pics taken from various viewpoints below, despite lovely, just don't do it justice)

it's jaw droppingly gorgeous and just about everyone is taking it all in with their cameras, iphones etc.


I usually get up 30x or so per yr to cypress, being so close.

 with the rest at other resorts take me to 50 or so outings/yr









Edited by canali - 4/11/12 at 7:35am
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