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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

I've skied a lot of places, big and small, and I've never been anywhere that there's patrol going around all day.  I ski at a local area and rarely see patrol except when I get off a couple of lifts and they have a little shack there, but on the runs?  Almost never.  If you're at some tiny place like Buck Hill south of Minneapolis, then how you're dressed is not a big deal.  If you're at a larger area, maybe it isn't a matter of life and death but it can be a matter hypothermia or frostbite.  Never underestimate winter weather.  And never assume there'll be someone around to save your butt.

I understand what your saying. I have to admit I don't often see ski patrol that often but I have saw them. I'm not an instructor like you so I'm not aware if whether or not I'm making a poor assumption but thanks for the tips anyways.
post #32 of 43

Dear Billz--you didn't just get back from a Snowbird trip with your girlfriend and her family, did you?

post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post

Dear Billz--you didn't just get back from a Snowbird trip with your girlfriend and her family, did you?

No why? Also I only ski.
post #34 of 43
Reference to another thread.
post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by Billz367 View Post

Haha I just felt that pajama pants would be nice as they are very warming on the legs.

I'm skiing in temperatures that range mainly from -3 to -10 degrees Celsius.

At that temp you don't need any insulation other than your ski pants. I wear a thin wicking layer, and my ski pants has no insulation over quad area, and I don't feel I need any additional insulation until it's close to -20. I do wear a knee pad to keep my knees warm while riding the lift though.
post #36 of 43
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Originally Posted by Billz367 View Post

No why? Also I only ski.
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post #37 of 43
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

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How is that funny?
post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by Billz367 View Post

How is that funny?
Pay no attention, Bill. There's some kind of delirium going around where these guys just spontaneously get the giggles and decide that a thread starter is just joking.

I think if you described where you ski and what kind of weather you're running into you'd get more useful information.
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by litterbug View Post

Pay no attention, Bill. There's some kind of delirium going around where these guys just spontaneously get the giggles and decide that a thread starter is just joking.

I think if you described where you ski and what kind of weather you're running into you'd get more useful information.

Okay thanks for the info! I was abit confused there lol.
post #40 of 43
Billz357, I think that mtcyclist was laughing because you accidentally read "Snowbird" as "snowboard". Which anyone can do if they read anything quickly, so just disregard the laughing.

And there was another thread where someone brand-new to skiing was going with his girlfriend and family to Snowbird and unfortunately thinking that no one would realize that he had never skied before, so he was getting a lot of angst from posters, too - that's the reason for the Snowbird Resort question.

You sound like a very polite person, so don't let the online rough chatter deter you. I hope that you are getting some good tips which will be helpful to you, and that you continue to have lots of fun in this sport!

BTW, at our little hills in Ohio, we always have lots of patrol hanging around on the slopes.

Kitty
post #41 of 43
Kitty, thanks for the elucidation. I was totally confused about what he was saying and why as well.
post #42 of 43

No problem, sib. I enjoy elucidating, a skill with which I am very experienced due to my work and parenthood roles. Often, the latter also involves translation skills.   :D 

post #43 of 43
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Originally Posted by kittygal View Post

Billz357, I think that mtcyclist was laughing because you accidentally read "Snowbird" as "snowboard". Which anyone can do if they read anything quickly, so just disregard the laughing.

And there was another thread where someone brand-new to skiing was going with his girlfriend and family to Snowbird and unfortunately thinking that no one would realize that he had never skied before, so he was getting a lot of angst from posters, too - that's the reason for the Snowbird Resort question.

You sound like a very polite person, so don't let the online rough chatter deter you. I hope that you are getting some good tips which will be helpful to you, and that you continue to have lots of fun in this sport!

BTW, at our little hills in Ohio, we always have lots of patrol hanging around on the slopes.

Kitty

Thanks the heads up haha I really read that as snowboard instead. I'm awful for misreading words fast. I also think your a very polite person as well! I just kind of felt a bit odd as some people on here weren't taking me seriously or something but I totally understand now.
I love to ski and it's gotta be my favourite sport. I've been getting some great tips from this forum and I'll be sure to stay!
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