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post #121 of 125

Skiing alone really helps you polish your skills, too.  You can go to any chair lift you want, or the same chair lift all day long just to ski on the same terrain over and over again until you become a master at it.  Skiing with group or with other people, you always have to worry about catching up and when you or the group lose you, it's no fun.  So, skiing alone is better than being left out of the pack.  I ski alone a lot and get very lonely, but I don't think anyone would like to ski with me because I like to go over the same terrain many times in one day.  I'm boring that way.  Every run is a great practice on skills for me.  When I'm sick of skiing alone, I usually take more advanced lesson and ski with instructor. :-)

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Originally Posted by SkiB2011 View Post
 

Skiing alone really helps you polish your skills, too.  You can go to any chair lift you want, or the same chair lift all day long just to ski on the same terrain over and over again until you become a master at it.  Skiing with group or with other people, you always have to worry about catching up and when you or the group lose you, it's no fun.  So, skiing alone is better than being left out of the pack.  I ski alone a lot and get very lonely, but I don't think anyone would like to ski with me because I like to go over the same terrain many times in one day.  I'm boring that way.  Every run is a great practice on skills for me.  When I'm sick of skiing alone, I usually take more advanced lesson and ski with instructor. :-)

 Same here but never have time to get lonely! I talk to people on the chairlift and then down I go! The only time I wish to be with someone is after for the beer... Noooo, its when I want to got out of boundary where the untouch snow is... :-(

post #123 of 125
Yeah, I used to be a proponent of skiing alone until I got hit by someone and he and his buddies ended up being "truthful" witnesses on ski patrol reports. I now ski with my acquaintances such racers in my local masters if/when I run into them. I lose a little bit of freedom but at least get taken care of if something were to happen.
post #124 of 125

Haha...that's funny.  It's probably easier to find somebody at the bar area to have beer with than at the chair lift :-)

 

Anyway, same here, I love the untouched areas.  I go to Loveland Ski Area this season, and there are so many wild terrains that hardly anybody go to.  It's always only me, or once in a while there will be one ski patrol following me.  I feel safe when ski patrol is around; they watch from afar and then leave me alone when they're sure that I can ski alone, which is nice, and then they would be so sick of seeing me again about ten more times on the same terrain--hehe.  Though, I pause a lot when I ski: 7-10 turns and then pause to look at where I'm going, but if I ski with somebody who is a strong skier who could keep going forever, I can always keep up, too. :-)

 

I spent the past two seasons at Eldora, and since it's a small mountain that the local people go there, it's always crowded at every lift line on the weekend, and they make people share the chair lift together.  Many skiers weren't so friendly and such a snobs, they acted like they owned the chair lift--made me feel out of place.  People who go to Eldora are kind of mean.  When I started to go to Arapahoe Basin in spring of 2013, it was a whole new world for me because people were super friendly and nice everywhere; everyone wanted me to share the chair lift with them even though it wasn't crowded.  I felt so welcome--what a nice feeling.  Loveland Ski Area never has a crowded lift lines because they have about 9 lift lines, and so, people don't tend to share the chair lift even though, often time, there would be some dude(s) come ski up to me to get on the same chair lift (when no one's in line at all--lol), which I thought it was nice that they wanted to chair the chair lift and have a nice chat with somebody.  I usually wait for them to say 'hi' first before I start talking to them because couple of times in the past, people just ignored me completely, which made me feel stupid :-(

 

Though, I absolute hate when there's no line at the chair lift, and people would point at me and say, "Single?"  I really want to reply, "None of you business!"  LOL!!!

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Haha...that's funny.  It's probably easier to find somebody at the bar area to have beer with than at the chair lift :-)

 

 

 

There's a "Mohammed must go to the mountain without a beer buddy" aphorism hidden in there, I'm sure of it. 

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