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post #31 of 40

Also ditto what Mr. Crab said. I'm pretty much up for reading about sking, whatever form it's in. Not as good as actually sking of course, but a good way to get psyched for sking. 

post #32 of 40

I am sorry & feel sorta ashamed, but I like them all. Powder, Ski, Skiing & Freeskier.

 

Am I a bad person for this? I sure hope not. My only regret is that Freeskier's last issue is the January issue. What? The season isn't even half over & Freeskier is done for the season....but yet their first issue arrives in my mailbox in August. This is just wrong.

 

As for Ski & Skiing, whatever, I enjoy them for what they are. As for their actual ski reviews, I feel they give an adequate overall impression of the ski. It certainly does matter year to year who is doing the testing, racers, ex-racers, shop employees,etc, what the terrain & when the last dump was. This is always going to be changing year to year.

 

I can admit that I've actually wanted to try out a ski based on magazine reviews eek.gif

 

I've been fortunate enough to ski a fair number of resorts in North America, Europe & Down Under, but I still get excited when a certain ski area that I have been to is being featured in the mag. I guess its having to do with wanting to see what another person's perspective is on a resort. The average person isn't going to go to a lot of these places, so it gives them a chance to "see" what another resort has to offer.

 

 

 

So I am with OP in defense of Ski.

post #33 of 40
Last weekend I went skiing. It was a beautiful day, the birds were chirping and the deer were singing. I was riding up the chairlift when all of the sudden the guy sitting next to me pulls out a SKI magazine. I said nothing. I lifted the footrest and pushed him off the lift. He fell about about 60 feet. When I got off the lift I skied down to him, removed one of my skis and broke it over his head. Reading SKI magazine has consequences, remember this.
post #34 of 40
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Last weekend I went skiing. It was a beautiful day, the birds were chirping and the deer were singing. I was riding up the chairlift when all of the sudden the guy sitting next to me pulls out a SKI magazine. I said nothing. I lifted the footrest and pushed him off the lift. He fell about about 60 feet. When I got off the lift I skied down to him, removed one of my skis and broke it over his head. Reading SKI magazine has consequences, remember this.

Hey!

 

That was me.

 

My head hurts now.

post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by Chaos View Post

Last weekend I went skiing. It was a beautiful day, the birds were chirping and the deer were singing. I was riding up the chairlift when all of the sudden the guy sitting next to me pulls out a SKI magazine. I said nothing. I lifted the footrest and pushed him off the lift. He fell about about 60 feet. When I got off the lift I skied down to him, removed one of my skis and broke it over his head. Reading SKI magazine has consequences, remember this.

 

I want to hear those singing deer.

post #36 of 40

"Grandma got run over by a reindeer."

post #37 of 40
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To me, the constant bashing of Ski Magazine reeks of being the new "wannabe core" thing to say.  I'm such a good skier that it's simply beneath me and only for gapers, right?

 

Whatever.

 

Do they over-emphasize the resort and culinary stuff?  Sure, probably.  But there appears to be a consensus that it's only for casual skiers and tourons, yet much of the info they provide mirrors many of the threads and questions I see on this forum.

 

When I'm going somewhere new, I already know where most of the good terrain is located, and beyond that you need to ask or follow a local to find those secret stashes anyway.  Typically what I do want to know is where's the best place to grab a beer afterwards or a bite to eat, or maybe where it's most convenient to stay in the area.

 

Do I prefer reading Powder?  Of course.  But both mags definitely have their place and purpose.  Enough already.

 

I have been feeling the same way for a while. Skiing is a fun sport and you see so much wannabe bullshit on this forum, way more else where, but still so much here. Its kind of weak sauce when someone pisses on something that others draw alot of fun and joy from just so they can look cool. And I don't think it serves much purpose. I mean I can hardly remember a discussion about any park city area with out the place being denigrated by people who probably spent one day of their life skiing there and still can't shut up about how much it sucked? All that happens as a result of this spray is that beginners and intermeds (who do read this forum) get confused and decide to go ski  SNOWBIRD instead (it's the radest!). 

 

I think ski mag has a completely valid point of view. And I think there are many people (skiers?) out there who identify with that. Its people like my wife. And its the ski vacation crowd. I think the mag knows their audience and I think their message is appropriate for that group. Their much maligned resorts top 30 is on point as far as their audience is concerned. 

post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

I have been feeling the same way for a while. Skiing is a fun sport and you see so much wannabe bullshit on this forum, way more else where, but still so much here. Its kind of weak sauce when someone pisses on something that others draw alot of fun and joy from just so they can look cool. And I don't think it serves much purpose. I mean I can hardly remember a discussion about any park city area with out the place being denigrated by people who probably spent one day of their life skiing there and still can't shut up about how much it sucked? All that happens as a result of this spray is that beginners and intermeds (who do read this forum) get confused and decide to go ski  SNOWBIRD instead (it's the radest!). 

I think ski mag has a completely valid point of view. And I think there are many people (skiers?) out there who identify with that. Its people like my wife. And its the ski vacation crowd. I think the mag knows their audience and I think their message is appropriate for that group. Their much maligned resorts top 30 is on point as far as their audience is concerned. 
I will cage fight you if you don't stop hyping that worthless rag.
post #39 of 40

Current issue of Ski has a "Learn From the Pros" section with Plake, Moseley, Rahlves, and Ingrid Backstrom. That alone seems like a good defense, especially when many get the rag for free. Good bathroom reading.  ;-)

 

Nacho - Bow down before Zod!!

post #40 of 40
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I only look at it for the pictures, not the articles.

 

And look at the Page 63 photo; is that Glen Plake or a photo of his SKINNY Grandfather? Is he ill? On a super weight loss diet?

 

The photo on page 61 looks like the real Glen Plake. Love that "Tommyhawk" !

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