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post #61 of 97

5.5 to 6 hours, unfortunately.  Although we did have a heavy hail storm one year allowing this kind of behaviour above Bondi Beach.

 

http://www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2004/09/05/1094322636948.html

 

 

post #62 of 97
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I hear you Midwestpete. I live about the same distance from your hill. But that is going to change.

post #63 of 97
16 miles from local ski are (Bogus Basin), mostly uphill so about 30 to 40 minutes from my garage to the lift line. Other areas are between 2h to 3h... usually go 2 to 3 times a week to Bogus Basin, day trips on the weekends to the 2hrs ski area about 100 miles, and holiday/weekend trips to Sun Valley (3hrs drive).
post #64 of 97

I live right outside of Boston. I have my Kids in the Juinior progarm at cannon Mt in NH so we are there every weekend and both Xmas week and Feb. vacation. 1 hour and 50 minutes up to the condo rental on friday night and then about 10 minutes to the hill. Ironically the bulk of the seasonal rentals are down by Loon, yet it is so crowded over there we never even consider skiing there, unless there are windholds at Cannon. Jay peak is another hour further north from the condo and I will go there on a weekday if I bag in sick or take a personal day (ski day) from work. all the major VT and Maine resorts are well over 2 1/2 hrs from my home, so for now we are content with Cannon and Mittersill until the kids get older. Then we will probably take annual trips out to Alta, Big Sky and Tahoe. The kids are still too young to appreciate Big western mountains and with the expense of seasonal programs, and the hassle of air travel, it makes sense for us to stay local for a few more years.

post #65 of 97

20 minutes

post #66 of 97

The closest ski hills for me (too small to call mountains) are about an hour and 45 minutes away.  Some bigger hills (big for Mid-Atlantic skiing) are 3 1/2 to 4 hours away.  I'll hit the close hills 5 - 8 times a year depending on the season.  This year I only went 5 times due to the short season.  I had three weekend trips to the bigger hills this year.

 

During the ski season I wish the ski areas were closer, especially the bigger ones, but the rest of the time I enjoy living close enough to where the jobs are to have a 20 minute commute.

post #67 of 97

Weekend warrior who goes up about 10-15 times a year.

 

80-90 minutes door to door from my house to Stevens Pass. I go there most often, 3/4 of the time.

 

2+ hours to Baker. Once or twice a year.

 

2.5 hours to Crystal, go there 2-3 times a year.

post #68 of 97

1176 Miles.

 

If everything works with the airline, 4-5 hours door to door.

 

post #69 of 97

1.5 hrs to Crystal.    15-20x per season. 

post #70 of 97
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I hear you Midwestpete. I live about the same distance from your hill. But that is going to change.


 

Where are you moving?

post #71 of 97

That sucks -- for the rest of us...
 

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6.2 miles to the one out my back door

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& 18 miles to the one out my front door.

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JF



 

post #72 of 97

 

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That sucks -- for the rest of us...

redface.gif Yeah, but I've never even been to Nebraska...

post #73 of 97
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redface.gif Yeah, but I've never even been to Nebraska...


Oh - it's not so bad -- just flat...

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my wife

 

post #74 of 97

160 miles each way, a little over 3 hours to get there.  I go between 6 and 12 days a season.  The ocean is a little under 3 hours in the other direction.  We go there 4-5 times a season.  I really like living in a town plenty of jobs here and access to both real 5K+ mountains and beautiful beaches reachable by sunrise/first chair leaving around 6 am.

post #75 of 97
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I know  midwestpetes view,  I will take yours 4ster. Petes commute to real skiing is long.

post #76 of 97

Wow. Some of you guys are really fortunate to live so close. My life as a skier is so bad that I am excited that I am going to live 280 miles (5 hours) from the Canaan Valley WV which has 3 ski areas with 850-1000 feet of vertical and average 150 inches of natural every year. 

post #77 of 97
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redface.gif Yeah, but I've never even been to Nebraska...



It can't be worse than Ohio.

post #78 of 97
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It can't be worse than Ohio.


I need to move.  In Ohio, about 50 miles/1 hour to the local resort with 300 vertical feet.  Canaan Valley in WV is about 5 hours/275 miles.

 

post #79 of 97
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It can't be worse than Ohio.


I guess I am fortunate in that at least Nebraska borders Colorado. It's a fairly mindless 8 hour drive to Denver if you don't mind blow'n through gas money. I can practically point my car west--turn on the cruise control--wedge a stick in to hold the steering wheel steady -- and then wake up 8 hours later in Denver.

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post #80 of 97

I'd be OK with 8 hours to the Rockies that beats 7+ hours to Snowshoe, WV for the same prices.

post #81 of 97
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redface.gif Yeah, but I've never even been to Nebraska...

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It can't be worse than Ohio.


Look on the bright side, neither one can in no way be worse than Texas!

 

post #82 of 97
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Look on the bright side, neither one can in no way be worse than Texas!

 

 


A ski resort in Texas?!?!


If God had wanted man to ski in Texas, he wouldn't have made the place so damn hot. Texans, however, have a long history of doing what they want even if it means monkeying around with the natural order of things. 

And so it will come to pass that Texas skiers sporting large belt buckles and cowboy hats will be hooting and hollering their way down the state's first manmade ski resort just two years from now.

That's when investors hope to finish building a 250-foot artificial mountain and 650,000 square feet of skiing area. While moving so much earth around to create the perfect slopes is hardly a challenge, circumventing Mother Nature's 90 degree temperatures is another story altogether. 

Unlike other manmade ski resorts, however, the engineers at Bearfire Resort won't be making snow in the traditional way--Texas seasons are far too harsh for this to be possible. Instead, the creators of Bearfire plan to introduce an entirely different type of snow that is actually made from a patented, lubricated plastic known as Snowflex. I'll let the creators describe it in their own words...

Snowflex is a polymer composite consisting of a monofilament fibre and impregnated carrier layer. This sits on top of a unique shock layer, giving a responsive and reactive feel. Manufactured in tile form, Snowflex forms an homogeneous surface that can be made into complex features and shapes.

Hmm. I guess if you live in Texas, it's better than nothing.

 

post #83 of 97
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A ski resort in Texas?!?!


If God had wanted man to ski in Texas, he wouldn't have made the place so damn hot. Texans, however, have a long history of doing what they want even if it means monkeying around with the natural order of things. 

And so it will come to pass that Texas skiers sporting large belt buckles and cowboy hats will be hooting and hollering their way down the state's first manmade ski resort just two years from now.

That's when investors hope to finish building a 250-foot artificial mountain and 650,000 square feet of skiing area. While moving so much earth around to create the perfect slopes is hardly a challenge, circumventing Mother Nature's 90 degree temperatures is another story altogether. 

Unlike other manmade ski resorts, however, the engineers at Bearfire Resort won't be making snow in the traditional way--Texas seasons are far too harsh for this to be possible. Instead, the creators of Bearfire plan to introduce an entirely different type of snow that is actually made from a patented, lubricated plastic known as Snowflex. I'll let the creators describe it in their own words...

Snowflex is a polymer composite consisting of a monofilament fibre and impregnated carrier layer. This sits on top of a unique shock layer, giving a responsive and reactive feel. Manufactured in tile form, Snowflex forms an homogeneous surface that can be made into complex features and shapes.

Hmm. I guess if you live in Texas, it's better than nothing.

 

 

Nope, because you'll still have the hoot'in, holler'in, hubcap-sized belt-buckled, cousin-kiss'in Texans themselves.

Plus, to mention 90-degree days is soft-soaping things; day after day of 100+ is more like it.....unless they're talking about winter, I guess. 

 

Give me Nebraska and/or Ohio and a long drive over that misery any day!

 

 

post #84 of 97
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Nope, because you'll still have the hoot'in, holler'in, hubcap-sized belt-buckled, cousin-kiss'in Texans themselves.

Plus, to mention 90-degree days is soft-soaping things; day after day of 100+ is more like it.....unless they're talking about winter, I guess. 

 

Give me Nebraska and/or Ohio and a long drive over that misery any day!

 

 


Speaking of 90 degree plus days -- we went out to Breck last month, and it was in the 90s for a week when we returned home. We headed out on St. Patrick's day, and even then I had my home air conditioning running...pretty freaky.

 

post #85 of 97

http://www.bearfireresort.com/#

 

Does any one know if this actually came to fruition?

post #86 of 97

  37 km or 45 minutes drive to the nearest place

110 km or about 2 hrs to my former (sigh) "home mountain"

130 km or about 2.5 hrs to my actual "home away from home" and then 11 km or 6-10 minutes drive to the nearest chairlift and something more to the bigger cable car.

 When both shuts down due to end-of-the-season I still have the option to drive a bit further and reach the same place the cable car would have brought me to and ski there ("Glacier" skiing, opened for business until june 3rd, this year)

 

post #87 of 97
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Speaking of 90 degree plus days -- we went out to Breck last month, and it was in the 90s for a week when we returned home. We headed out on St. Patrick's day, and even then I had my home air conditioning running...pretty freaky.

 

 

Yeah, weird weather this year.  My folks live in Topeka, and I have a sister doing time in N. Texas, and they've had much the same.

I think all you guys may be in for a wicked summer.

We hit 70 for the first time the day before yesterday.  biggrin.gif  Try not to hate!!!
 

 

post #88 of 97
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Yeah, weird weather this year.  My folks live in Topeka, and I have a sister doing time in N. Texas, and they've had much the same.

I think all you guys may be in for a wicked summer.

We hit 70 for the first time the day before yesterday.  biggrin.gif  Try not to hate!!!
 

 


Yep -- we need to move. I started mowing my lawn in mid March. The disgusting thing about it all is that a cold and snowy winter was predicted -- maybe it's still coming...

 

post #89 of 97
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Yep -- we need to move. I started mowing my lawn in mid March. The disgusting thing about it all is that a cold and snowy winter was predicted -- maybe it's still coming...

 

It has here.  Since Monday 30 to 60 cm of snow everywhere, in some places more than that. The mountains can see from my home are all whitecapped, down nearly to their base!

And 3/4 of the lift operations closed down for lack of snow in the previous weeks!

Snow falls expected to happen as "low" as 800 mt a.s.l. during this week end.


 

 

 

post #90 of 97
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It has here.  Since Monday 30 to 60 cm of snow everywhere, in some places more than that. The mountains can see from my home are all whitecapped, down nearly to their base!

And 3/4 of the lift operations closed down for lack of snow in the previous weeks!

Snow falls expected to happen as "low" as 800 mt a.s.l. during this week end.


 

 

 


Ahh - Italy. I've been to Courmayeur in the summer: SPECTACULAR!

 

Maybe you can send some of that snow my way! 

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