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Definition of EPIC

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ep·ic

[ep-ik] 

adjective Also, ep·i·cal.
1. noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style: Homer's Iliad is an epic poem.
2. resembling or suggesting such poetry: an epic novel on the founding of the country.
3. heroic; majestic; impressively great: the epic events of the war.
4. of unusually great size or extent: a crime wave of epic proportions

 

Except when used with EpicSki.com, IMO epic has become an overused word.

 

But an epic day of skiing is special. What does it mean to you?

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Epic:

 

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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post

ep·ic

[ep-ik] 

adjective Also, ep·i·cal.
1. noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style: Homer's Iliad is an epic poem.
2. resembling or suggesting such poetry: an epic novel on the founding of the country.
3. heroic; majestic; impressively great: the epic events of the war.
4. of unusually great size or extent: a crime wave of epic proportions

 

Except when used with EpicSki.com, IMO epic has become an overused word.

 

But an epic day of skiing is special. What does it mean to you?


5. Affiliated with Vail Mountain Resorts.

 

Or

 

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I think we need to fill this thread with epic stuff.

 

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Thanks core2.  That was an epic video (post #2) to watch over lunch!  Some crazy skiing at the beginning around those t-bar riders.  If they didn't die of fright, they sure got a nice show.  Big flip over three people at around 2:50 and another over the ambulance at the end.

As for the definition of Epic in the context of skiing:  Number 3 above is pretty close.  Also, I'd say "unforgettable" in a good way.

 

 

A couple of epic situations I've been around in recent yearssmile.gif

 

Sierra at Tahoe

 

Blue Knob, PA

 

 

 

Alta:

 

Sugar Bowl

 

Mad River Glen:

 

Mt. Bachelor:

 

 

Wildcat

 

post #6 of 6
Nice images, JamesJ--surely worthy of the "epic" adjective!

But I agree with you, rx2ski--"epic" has become way overused, everywhere, and especially in skiing (what with Vail Resorts applying the term to pretty much everything from passes to races to seasons (ie. "EpicSummer").

Oh well. We had it first, and we were "epic" way before epic was cool (and even more before it started to become uncool).

Best regards,
Bob
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