jen do you not like the sensation of skiing? or is it a chore? do you only like groomed flat terrain? if so why do you only like groomed flat terrain? do you like finding better snow?
I can ski the same mountain for years with literally 1000s of runs a year over literally 100s of days and not get bored like ever get bored. but you ski a new mountain for 3-4 days and are bored? I am just saying that maybe its time to find what you actually like about skiing and getting even better at it and start skiing the mountain like your kids would ski the mountain and I promise borderm even on the smallest hill will go away.
Initially I asked on the thread if Jay was too long for a week of skiing for someone who likes to ski on the trails. And the answer I received from this board was a pretty resounding yes, it is too long if I am not going to ski the woods. So then I asked where can I go for a week or so in the east and ski the trails and the answers were: 1. Sugarloaf, 2. Lake Placid and do other stuff in the area, 3. Bretton Woods and ski the woods, and 4. stay in a good location and visit different mountains. These were the suggestions from the people on this board. There wasn't a suggestion for a single resort where someone could ski just blue/black trails for a solid week, and most people advocated visiting different mountains. My post above was to explain one reason why we like to stick with a particular place during our longer ski trips.
Just to respond to the questions--Usually our schedule is: put the kids in ski school, have a cup of coffee and eat some oatmeal, ski, take a break, ski more especially through lunchtime hours, take a break and eat some lunch, get a couple of runs in before ski school is over, pick up the kids and ski with them, have hot chocolate and a snack when the lifts close and then go home. On longer ski trips we usually wind up at Killington/Pico or Stowe, along with half of NYC. These are great, challenging mountains but in terms of the blues and single blacks on the trail map, none of them take very long and even if you do a trail over and over (which we do), by the end of day 4 we are looking for a change. Every year I take a couple of lessons and I am always trying to improve my technique, but I am realistically never going to be an expert skier at this point and I do not want to risk injury in places beyond my ability.
The people on this board are mostly expert skiers and obviously having a different experience than I do. However, I really do enjoy it even with my more limited participation.
Also--I know people are tagging things on this thread. Can someone tag the reference to Plattekill? I had never heard of it before and was excited to learn about it.
Edited by jenfromNYC - 1/10/14 at 7:31am