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Pick a Chair and Fill it

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

We've done this on EpicSki in the past 

 

Three skiers you want to ride a lift with?

and 

One chair to ride, and with whom?

 

Lets do a new twist on the old idea and see what this does during the heat of the summer. 

 

Pick a chair at any place you ski or want to ski and fill it with people that you'd like to share chair chat with. 

The Chair can be a double, triple, quad or six pack.

The people you fill it with can be anyone (dead or alive) but needs to be someone who skis or rides. 

And, What would you want to talk to them about? 

 

If you want to have some fun with it, fill the chair twice.  Once with Bears and once with anyone else. 

post #2 of 18
Thread Starter 

I'll go first with my 'Anyone' Chair. 

 

I'd pick any Quad at Jackson Hole, probably Sublette, and take a ride with Doug Coombs with Emily and David Coombs.  I wouldn't want to ask any questions, but I'd love to eaves drop on them.  I have a feeling it would be an inspiring conversation to hear. 

 

It was a toss up for me between this chair and KT22 at Squaw with Shane, Sherry, and Ayla McConkey.  I've done yoga with Sherry a couple times and am inspired by her peace and patience.  On second thought..... Maybe ride the Headwall chair instead and fill it up with Rob Gaffney and his son.  


Edited by Trekchick - 7/30/13 at 10:00am
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

The people you fill it with can be anyone (dead or alive) but needs to be someone who skis or rides. 

And, What would you want to talk to them about? 

 

I don't want anyone dead on my chair.

Aside from the unpleasant odor, they also wouldn't be very talkative.  wink.gif

post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Skierish View Post

 

I don't want anyone dead on my chair.

Aside from the unpleasant odor, they also wouldn't be very talkative.  wink.gif

lets just imagine that we have Epic powers to resurrect them for your chair lift ride.......I have a good imagination. biggrin.gif

post #5 of 18

I always liked the Deep Temerity chair at Aspen Highlands.  Yeah, I know it isn't a quad, but I get a surprise every time I go up it and find something else to ski.  It beats anything in Utah or Lake Tahoe.

 

1) Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts, to understand where the industry is heading. 

2) Sasha Rearick, to find out two things: 1) The critical few objectives behind getting his skiers to go fast without all the overly analyzed and beat-to-death stuff we normally read; and 2) How he manages the egos of both racers and USSA management.

3) Robin Williams, so I stop taking anything too seriously.

post #6 of 18

Coombs, McConkey, and Plake.  I wouldn't talk to them about anything, I'd just listen and bask in their epic-ness.

post #7 of 18

Magic chair:

Son, daughter that doesn't ski yet, wife with medical limitations that prevent her from ever skiing.

 

Ordinary chair:

Billy Kidd, Wayne Wong, a Mahre twin.

post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Magic chair:

Son, daughter that doesn't ski yet, wife with medical limitations that prevent her from ever skiing.

 

Ordinary chair:

Billy Kidd, Wayne Wong, a Mahre twin.

 

I thought you meant Magic Mountain at first. Now I get it.

post #9 of 18
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I thought you meant Magic Mountain at first. Now I get it.


I'd take a magic chair at Magic Mountain.  But, it may actually be a blessing that the daughter hasn't really taken to skiing yet and the wife has an excuse not to go.  If the girls always wanted to come along there'd certainly be more drama and delays between 6am and 9am getting to the resort.  Guess I'd have more first world problems hahaha. 

post #10 of 18

My two sons and a guide, in Chamonix.

post #11 of 18
Just off the top of my head: La Grave, Andrew McLean, topic - whiskey.

I may amend this later.
post #12 of 18

Chair: Any place with snow and decent vertical

 

Chair Riders: Sondre Norheim - the father of downhill skiing

                   Pope John Paul II - he snuck away from the Vatican over 100 times to go skiing

                   Ingemar Stenmark - nothing needs to be said

post #13 of 18

Mineral Basin at the Bird.  Must be a sunny day.

 

Snowshoe Thompson, would love to see somebody straight-line that on 12' skis and leather boots.

Hans Metz, you have never heard of him but he was one of my mentors and loved the mountains.

Plake, in a full on rainbow mohawk.  

 

To hear the stories between 3 guys who lived for the mountains, in different parts of the world, at different times, on a pair of skis would be good.  Very curious what line they would pick.

post #14 of 18
Alright I'll be the guy - ill take John Paul Express, empty chair, along with all the others. Powder mor.. Nope afternoon, cause it doesn't matter.

As to the other question, I go Xavier de la rue, Shaun Palmer and Terje. Maybe throw in a writer with epic travel stories - Hemingway sounds about right. We'll take the gondola.
post #15 of 18
I'm going to be a bit greedy by not filling up my lift.

My choice would be the big cable car in Alagna (number 30 on the map, Pianalunga-Cimalegna-Salati). My cohorts would be Eric Pollard, Pep Fujas, and three of the mountain guides that I've skied with in the past (one from Champoluc, and two from St. Anton). Stunning views, great terrain, and five good skiers who are also laid back, funny guys (plus me).

Come to think of it, that's a bit of a sausage fest and there's still space in the cable car. So, let's throw in Julia Mancuso, Lynsey Dyer, and Elyse Saugstad of TGR Co Lab fame.
Edited by CerebralVortex - 7/31/13 at 4:33am
post #16 of 18
Deep T's opening day I caught third chair with Kim Riechelm.
I shared KT with Ingrid on a nuking pow day.
Maybe riding up Marta with Julia, Elyse or either Lynsey would nicer?
I have a weakness for chicks that rip.
post #17 of 18

Here's my chair. If I can fit the family on, great. If not, I guess I'm riding on my own.


post #18 of 18

Paradise Lift at Powder Mountain with my 3 oldest ski buddies.  On a midweek powder day, of course.

 

It's a slow lift so there's plenty of time to chat, to recover, and appreciate the excellent scenery.

 

This scenario has played out before, and I couldn't imagine anything better.

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