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post #31 of 54

if you are riding up a chairlift it is always a beautiful day.

post #32 of 54
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Originally Posted by Alpenglow View Post
 

 You know, that could be the powder cloud from the skier just out of frame....

post #33 of 54
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post
 

 You know, that could be the powder cloud from the skier just out of frame....


What! A crowded mountain? Would only sip cocoa in the lodge.

post #34 of 54

They sent me here from the helment/vegertable thread to see if I could help.

 

Has there been any discussion as to whether or not bluebird could be used as a verb?

post #35 of 54

I have always called a sunny, powder day a bluebird day, regardless of if the storm occurred the day before, as long as I skied some untracked or at worst lightly tracked snow.

 

I think RAP defined this term in one of their ski movies and I have accepted that definition since then.

post #36 of 54

Don't let the bluebird of happiness fly up your nose,

Or the jolly old elephant step on your toes...

post #37 of 54

It sure was nice of the OP to join the forum, bring this most critical of skiing issues to light, then disappear, probably forever. 

post #38 of 54
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It sure was nice of the OP to join the forum, bring this most critical of skiing issues to light, then disappear, probably forever. 

 

You gonna miss him, Joe?

post #39 of 54
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You gonna miss him, Joe?

I was really itching to get his thoughts on ski terms like "jong" and "gaper." 

post #40 of 54
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LOL! Nice one.

post #41 of 54
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Originally Posted by Powderblue View Post
 

I did some online research in an attempt to answer Jamesj‘s question and what I discovered is that there are a lot of different ways in which this term is used.  In the corporate world it is used to describe a profitable sale.  Apparently fishermen are the ones who coined it as a clear blue sky.  But most reputable sources do in fact use it as I do-

 Definition: A blue bird day is a beautiful sunny day after an overnight snowfall. It's a perfect skiing day with a clear blue sky, bright sun, and fresh snow.  (About.com/skiing)

I found a lot of these.  However, the Oxford dictionary simply defines it’s slang use as “Happiness”.  That works for me!

 

 

I'm confused:confused....Happiness and "perfect skiing day with a clear blue sky, bright sun, and fresh snow"....aren't they exactly the same thing.  If you look up the definition of happiness in the UGASkiDawg dictionary

 

Happiness - noun

1.    perfect skiing day with a clear blue sky, bright sun, and fresh snow

post #42 of 54
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I'm confused:confused ....Happiness and "perfect skiing day with a clear blue sky, bright sun, and fresh snow"....aren't they exactly the same thing.  If you look up the definition of happiness in the UGASkiDawg dictionary

Happiness - noun
1.    perfect skiing day with a clear blue sky, bright sun, and fresh snow

Well, I've been known to be happy when it's snowing.
post #43 of 54
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Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
 

They sent me here from the helment/vegertable thread to see if I could help.

 

Has there been any discussion as to whether or not bluebird could be used as a verb?

Sure. Go bluebird yourself. :D

post #44 of 54

why bluebird?why not greenbird, or redbird?

post #45 of 54
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why bluebird?why not greenbird, or redbird?

 

Because when the sunny sky turns red, no one is left to ski.

post #46 of 54
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Because when the sunny sky turns red, no one is left to ski.

 

Haha, got you !!

 

That means blue color sky, and bird fly, right ?

post #47 of 54
It's really not anything to do with flying, it's the depth of blue in the sky.

Mountain_Bluebird.jpg

This:

IMG_0237.JPG

Not this:

Feb-7-2006007.jpg
post #48 of 54

"May the Bluebird of Happiness fly up your place where the sun don't shine"

 

(see I worked three different colloquialisms into that phrase).

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Blue skies, all around me,

nothin' but blue skies do I see...

post #49 of 54
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

It's really not anything to do with flying, it's the depth of blue in the sky.

Mountain_Bluebird.jpg

This:

IMG_0237.JPG

Not this:

Feb-7-2006007.jpg

So, Bluebird is just a Definition for blue color Saturation, right ? 

 

Just like: the sky color is same with the color of bluebird....

post #50 of 54
Strictly speaking, yes, but has a lot to do with the perfection of the day as a whole. Things don't always translate well when it comes to the full sense of a thing. ;-)
post #51 of 54
you must also see an actual bluebird during the day as well.
post #52 of 54

What you're referring to is actually called BlueBalls...though a bluebird morning could be an excuse for BlueBalls if a guy skips morning sex to ski pow :)

post #53 of 54
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What you're referring to is actually called BlueBalls...though a bluebird morning could be an excuse for BlueBalls if a guy skips morning sex to ski pow smile.gif

What is this "morning sex" thing to which you refer?
post #54 of 54
Snow Ghost on a Bluebird day.
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