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post #241 of 282
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"Notice that I am not among them.  Best I ever placed was 25th and that was the season I slammed into the tree.  I saw that as indicative of the effort in general."

    But did the tree survive the collision?

Still there, along with the pile of logs, which you would think they would have moved.
post #242 of 282
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post


Still there, along with the pile of logs, which you would think they would have moved.

 

Nah, that's supposedly the inherent risks of skiing. wink.gif

Glad you're back on the slopes. Nice to see your area tracks days and vertical.

post #243 of 282
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Today was closing day at Schweitzer, and it was also 70 days for me...Woo-Hoo!!!

Today was nice, but yesterday was probably the most fun storm-skiing of the year, so we went out with a Bang!

 

I guess I'll shoot for 80+ next year...


Edited by Skierish - 4/15/13 at 9:46am
post #245 of 282

Go for it, Skierish!  Glad you got a storm at the end.

 

Today was my last day, 72 total.  It snowed all day, although the temps were in the high 30s and 40s.  

I had a two-hour newbie lesson to teach in the afternoon on mashed potatoes, with no beginner terrain available eek.gif.  

A disconcerting way to end the season.

 

Turned in the jacket, blasted my way through bumps after the lesson, then spent time at the employee party.  

And now it's over.   Transition will take some time.....

post #246 of 282

I finished the season on 80. In the last week I competed in two super-G races, with one win and one second place. That was fun :-)

 

post #247 of 282

 I can now submit a official number: 32. Thirty days at Blackjack in Bessemer, Michigan, one day at Keystone and one day at A-Basin. I also ended up logging one more day than my previous best. I guess next season the goal is 33....................

post #248 of 282

58 days is the final total for me. On to mountain/trail biking, the lake place and all the chores I've neglected during ski season.

post #249 of 282

52 and out via lifts. Might get a heli day this weekend and the odd touring day, but lifts closed yesterday. Was a great one to the end.

post #250 of 282

I would have topped 60 days, easily, if I didn't knock myself out of the best and longest spring season in many years. Still, it was a great year. My season pass had paid for itself before New Year's Day, so all my skiing -- except for six change-of-scene day trips to other hills -- was free in 2013. Total ski days: looking back, I estimate 55.

post #251 of 282
61 days and its a low # due to a vehicle commiting suicide on the way to ski. Usually I hit 80, still 2 Silver Saturdays at a minimum and a couple more BC days.
post #252 of 282

77 days as of yesterday when Sun Valley closed.

 

Planning a few trips to Snowbird so hoping to hit 90.

post #253 of 282

123 days this year 3 Telluride, 3 Powder Mountain, 5 Jackson, the rest in Taos. 

post #254 of 282

At 29 right now, and will hit 30 or 31 on Baker's closing weekend on Saturday/Sunday.

 

Not too bad for a full-time college honors student who also works, eh?

 

Although I have a feeling that some 100+ day seasons are in my not-too-distant future wink.gif

post #255 of 282
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Might get a heli day this weekend and the odd touring day...

 

Oh, to be able to just casually decide to go for a day of heli skiing! 

post #256 of 282
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Go for it, Skierish!  Glad you got a storm at the end.

 

Today was my last day, 72 total.  It snowed all day, although the temps were in the high 30s and 40s.  

I had a two-hour newbie lesson to teach in the afternoon on mashed potatoes, with no beginner terrain available eek.gif.  

A disconcerting way to end the season.

 

Turned in the jacket, blasted my way through bumps after the lesson, then spent time at the employee party.  

And now it's over.   Transition will take some time.....

 

Doesn't have to be over, as you will have seen if you're following the trip reports. Just saying. Unclear if I have a 42nd day still lurking in the dispenser, since this weekend is out for "other life" reasons. But at this point I'm presuming that even if Saddleback closes due to poor ticket sales, the Loaf will still be open in two weeks. In any case, we will definitely have to ski together next year, whether it be at Cannon or elsewhere. Meanwhile, no serious injuries and a smile at the end means it was a success, right?

post #257 of 282

Zero. Didn't even pick up the season pass I bought this time last year. Sad, but true. Plan on making up for it next season.

post #258 of 282

after a nice little hike Saturday, 52 so far.

post #259 of 282

150 yesterday......

 

to be honest I am tired and I am taking a dew days off this week to chil.

post #260 of 282

Ha lots of people look at me funny when I say that. I'm working 3-4 days a week and the rest of the week at my real job ;) all winter. It is kind of nice when you get to roll over for the first time after ski season ends.

post #261 of 282
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Originally Posted by Skierish View Post

Today was closing day at Schweitzer, and it was also 70 days for me...Woo-Hoo!!!

Today was nice, but yesterday was probably the most fun storm-skiing of the year, so we went out with a Bang!

 

I guess I'll shoot for 80+ next year...

 

That Saturday was epic! Did you get the 8:00 opening times? No people, untracked....epic. I had 10 runs in by 10 to 10 that day then headed to the back and hit Big Timber where I not only didn't cross any tracks, I didn't even see any tracks. Wound up with 44,000 vert in 31 runs. Sunday was awesome, also. We had 6 runs on the front then went off the top of the triple for a couple back country runs in the sun, outside the gate. Not another skier in sight other than the three of us. The down side was having to set our own skin track but once in, it was easy peasy.  All in all, a great closing weekend.

 

Right now at 61 days with another couple probably coming with hiking. There's still 139" of snow at the Snotel station. Lots of spring skiing left!

post #262 of 282

Yesterday was 74. I will end up with 80 after A-Basin and a couple of days of skinning. 

post #263 of 282

A very disappointing 25 for me.  And I still have plenty of vacation time left to use, there just weren't enough storms in Tahoe after the new year.

post #264 of 282

I think next season we need to have a vert contest.  Counting days is one thing, yeah it is impressive you got 1843823 days, but how many of those days were 20k+ vert?  Vert separates the casuals from the dedicated in my opinion.

post #265 of 282
SMJ and I could give you that data for the last twenty years.

However, it just gets into the groomer vs. off piste wars.
post #266 of 282

Both day and vert count history for me are here: http://173.193.223.192/~bestsnow/vertfeet.htm

post #267 of 282

70 days so far this season, and hopefully not done yet.

post #268 of 282
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However, it just gets into the groomer vs. off piste wars.

 

Exactly.  I'll take 18k of off piste powder in the trees over 40k of groomer zoomers every single time.

post #269 of 282
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Both day and vert count history for me are here: http://173.193.223.192/~bestsnow/vertfeet.htm

 

Sweeeeet! (I'm such a geekette!)

post #270 of 282
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Originally Posted by GoldMember View Post

That Saturday was epic! Did you get the 8:00 opening times? No people, untracked....epic. I had 10 runs in by 10 to 10 that day then headed to the back and hit Big Timber where I not only didn't cross any tracks, I didn't even see any tracks. Wound up with 44,000 vert in 31 runs. Sunday was awesome, also. We had 6 runs on the front then went off the top of the triple for a couple back country runs in the sun, outside the gate. Not another skier in sight other than the three of us. The down side was having to set our own skin track but once in, it was easy peasy.  All in all, a great closing weekend.

 

Right now at 61 days with another couple probably coming with hiking. There's still 139" of snow at the Snotel station. Lots of spring skiing left!

 

Nah, I got a late start and didn't arrive until 10:30ish, but I stayed until last chair.  I thought about skating over to the Big Timber/Siberia area, but North Bowl from just left of Misfortune (Shot 8, 9? ...not sure) all the way down the divide to Toomey's was just so awesome I couldn't be bothered to take the time to venture any further afield.  The most fun was Shoot the Moon, straight through the trees, cross Vagabond, drop into the glades skier's right of Vagabond and cruise those low-angle glades to the cat-track that leads out of Glade-I-Ator....repeat.  Lot o' fresh lines!

Hung around the Triple the next day.  Had to leave early to get someone at the Spokane airport.

 

It wasn't the deepest day, the nicest day, or the clearest day, but Wow, I do believe it was the funnest day of the season!  ...and hardly any people!  I wish I knew you were there...we could have met up for a run or 2.  Hell, we probably crossed paths unknowingly.  Maybe next season. 

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