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post #91 of 161

36 at Breck (so far), 5 or so at Loveland, 8 or so at Cooper.

 

Not a huge number given where I live, but the days were always fine.

post #92 of 161

This season, about 33 up to now.

post #93 of 161

Finished with 101 at JHMR this year.

 

49, tune skis for a ski shop 12 hours a week for peanuts and a locker at the hill. Also small business owner, leaned on my 2 employees a lot in February!  Usually schedule work for afternoons in the early season for the pow, and mornings in the spring so I can ski the corn.  

 

Only missed one 6"+ powder day-  March 30th, the day after my birthday, definitely over served on the 29th!!

 

Usually closer to 115-120 but also was renovating living room, kitchen and dining room in new (old) house we bought

last year.  Also business is brisk in December, I work for a lot of second home owners so a lot happens right before X-mas.

 

Hopefully will get another few days at Targhee, Sun Valley and maybe Squaw or Alpine.

post #94 of 161

47 days so far, split between Sunday River, Shawnee and Sugarloaf here in Maine.  I'm hitting the Loaf this coming weekend and a few more times before the end of the season.  I expect to hit at least 50 and maybe even 55 if I'm lucky.  Most days I've ever skied.

post #95 of 161

37 days so far 25 in East , 12 at Alta -Snowbird

post #96 of 161
Ended with 60. 902,000 vertical feet.
post #97 of 161
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Originally Posted by otnavuskire View Post

Caught an edge, fell, and my skis didn't come off. They held my feet in place while my body twisted. Lucky I didn't wreck my knees at the same time. Rehab's been a long road. Finally went from two crutches to one this past Wednesday, ten weeks after the break.

Just curious, when did you have the last testing of those bindings. When I was in rehab from the tibia plateau fracture several years ago, there were two gals rehabbing from the same surgery who both were using skis several years old that had not been tested since new and did not have releases. My bindings released, but my fracture was from the guy running into me from behind like a football chopblock.
post #98 of 161
14 total:

7: Mammoth
7: Big Bear
post #99 of 161

12 this season. All at Squaw, all only 1-2 hours, and all but one teaching my three year old to ski. 

 

One glorious three hour morning of actually skiing in early February before the first major storm hit. I don't care how bare it was, I was actually skiing with poles and at over 15mph!

post #100 of 161

Hit 70 today.

 

6 more days until Sun Valley closes.

 

Planning a trip or two to Mt. Bachelor after that. My usual go-to late season place is Snowbird, but they have been cutting back late season operations the last few years, whereas Mt Bachelor has announced that Northwest Express will be open until May 10th and the Spring Pass is conisderably less expensive as well.

post #101 of 161
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post


Just curious, when did you have the last testing of those bindings. When I was in rehab from the tibia plateau fracture several years ago, there were two gals rehabbing from the same surgery who both were using skis several years old that had not been tested since new and did not have releases. My bindings released, but my fracture was from the guy running into me from behind like a football chopblock.

 

About a month and a half before the crash. Instructors have to have their bindings checked every season at Stowe. Had a couple normal releases from the bindings earlier in the season. Just one of those freak things.

post #102 of 161
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Hit 70 today.

 

6 more days until Sun Valley closes.

 

Planning a trip or two to Mt. Bachelor after that. My usual go-to late season place is Snowbird, but they have been cutting back late season operations the last few years, whereas Mt Bachelor has announced that Northwest Express will be open until May 10th and the Spring Pass is conisderably less expensive as well.


I'm a bit jealous. I'm at 66 right now. I figure that 70 is a reasonable goal if the weather cooperates.  Maybe, just maybe, in the low 70s if the stars align. At this time of year liquid precip events and rapidly melting snow create a real problem.

post #103 of 161

Down year for me.  23 days so far, but going skiing this weekend.  Not done yet.

 

Mostly northern VT, but got 10 days at St. Anton am Arlberg :)

post #104 of 161

today was day...... 130..... :)

post #105 of 161

Today I hit 80.  Retired (at least for ski season -- thinking about new zealand).

 

Mike

post #106 of 161
Somewhere north of 100 this year. Didn't keep count of all of them but had 85+ at mt rose plus 15@ mammoth + ~15 at other races.
post #107 of 161
Finished with 14.

Live in the SE US. Full time inflexible job, wife, kid.
Doesn't look like I'll get that many days next season as wife wants a beach trip for spring break '15 but there is always hope.
post #108 of 161
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They should serve beer on that chair. Spring is good. wink.gif

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post #109 of 161

I think the season is now over... 30 days is our new record and it basically means we ski slightly more than one day a week plus a trip out west.

We both have full time jobs and live 1h45 form where we generally ski.

 

 

Here are the charts to compare our skiing evolution over the last 3 seasons. This year we took 558 lifts and skied 1000 km for an average of 6000 m vert per day.

 

 

first, ski days: started earlier, skied more and finished later.  It was a good year in Québec.

 

 

second,  vert (highly approximate): this year we have a pass to tremblant wich generally means more vert than the smaller hills we used to go to plus we had a longer western trip... so we ended up skiing more than twice the vert of two years ago.

 

 

and yes before the comments fly that you shouldn't judge a ski day on vert. The actual vert makes no difference in my enjoyments of the day, i just like keeping track of it and makings stats and graphs out of it.

post #110 of 161

Final Count 46 days.. Down from 59 last year :-( I guess I need to take some longer trips next year!

post #111 of 161
Quote:
and yes before the comments fly that you shouldn't judge a ski day on vert. 

I have some of those graphs too, but haven't updated them in the last few seasons.   Individual days can be low vert and memorable, backcountry most obvious, but also some lift served where you're rooting around for powder, hiking something like Highlands Bowl or Baldy Chutes, etc.  But high vert days are rarely bad or even average.  If I'm limited to yoyoing groomers I could rack it up, but generally am not interested in doing that on repetitive terrain. 

 

For a season as a whole I think vertical is a quite good indicator of quality, better than day count unless you're in the backcountry a lot.  I refine that total with an estimate of how much of the vertical was powder.  Vertical + powder vertical is an even better quality indicator IMHO.

 

Top Seasons:

1. 2010-11: 72 days, 1,318,300 vertical, 191,000 powder,  1,509,300 total

2. 2011-12: 71 days, 1,151,600 vertical, 291,000 powder,  1,442,600 total

3. 2012-13: 59 days, 1,114,000 vertical, 160,000 powder,  1,274,000 total

4. 2009-10: 53 days, 1,078,600 vertical, 173,000 powder,  1,251,000 total

5. 2004-05: 48 days, 965,300 vertical, 147,000 powder, 1,112,300 total

6. 2008-09: 45 days, 930,600 vertical, 125,000 powder, 1,055,600 total

7. 2005-06: 41 days, 816,300 vertical, 195,000 powder, 1,011,300 total

8. 2006-07: 45 days, 839,900 vertical, 167,000 powder, 1,006,900 total

9. 2007-08: 38 days, 664,000 vertical, 145,000 powder, 809,000 total

10. 1981-82: 41 days, 742,100 vertical, 31,000 powder, 773,100 total

 

2013-14 currently stands at 55 days, 999,500 vertical, 209,000 powder, 1,208,500 total with only 2 more ski days likely.  In a normal Sierra season I'd have 4-5 days after May 1, and in 2011 I had 14.

post #112 of 161

It'll be 47 for my season after this weekend.  On the lower side for me, but January was awful so I only went 8 times that month.  The season was OK, but a bit forgettable though I had one fantastic powder day and four others that were nearly so. I should count my blessings.

post #113 of 161

The tail end of my back surgery recovery, "meh" conditions most of the season, and a sick doggie kept me to a mere 41 days.

I'm toying with the idea of heading up to Lake Louise for a few days before their season ends in mid-May, but that wouldn't add more than 3 or 4 days to my total.

 

Pretty puny compared to my ski days the 2 years before...  :(

post #114 of 161

I've been retired four the past 4 years but work part time at a on mountain demo centre/ski shop. This year the shop decided that I would be the only part time employee and I had less than 50 hours work all winter, mostly during the Xmas Holidays, so for most of the rest of the season I was their on hill ski shop ambassador. I got a staff pass which also gives me half price or complimentary skiing at a number of ski resorts in B.C., Alberta and Wash. as well as below wholesale prices for purchasing skiing equipment and clothing.

 

As to the skiing, I got in 40 days (not all full days) at Sun Peaks as well as 2 month long ski trips in my truck camper with my dog.

 

The ski trips totaled another 35 days at:

Whitewater

Jackson Hole

Snowbasin

Snowbird

Alta

Solitude

Castle

 

and trip number 2:

Mammoth

Alpine Meadows

Squaw

Bachelor

Crystal

Whistler

 

75 days is slightly below my 80 days/year average.

 

Here is something for Josh and other high days/season guys to shoot for: I have averaged 80 days/season for 40 YEARS. I did this by being single with no kids and working seasonally in resource extraction industries.

 

I mostly worked as a Occupational First Aid Attendant for a logging contractor in logging camps on B.C.s West Coast. We would get our quota in by late Nov. or early Dec. and then not go back to work until mid or late Jan. I usually took holidays in Feb. or lots of times there was no work all winter. It helps that Canada has a generous Employment Insurance program.

 

In addition to a truck camper, I've had a 26 foot 5th wheel trailer as my ski chalet for the past 23 years. Marketed as a four season RV the trailer was built in Canada with an R20 floor and R12 walls and ceiling and a heated belly pan under the floor for the holding tanks and dump valves. I use to park my trailer on the mountain for the winter until the mountain grew too much. For the past 10 years I've parked my trailer year round at a friend's place overlooking Heffley Lake about 20 minutes from the mountain. I have a power pole with the electricity in my name, a underground valved water line, a septic system, and a view of the lake.

post #115 of 161
I'm fascinated by alternate metrics, both qualitative and quantitative. A few random ones coming to mind... How many powder days with 6+ inches of freshies? How many falls? How many old friends skied with and new friends made? How frequent ear-to-ear grins? How much improvement over past season? Which day was most memorable and why?


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post #116 of 161
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Retired. Live ten miles from the ski area driving, two miles if you bushwhacked.
 

 

Sounds like a great summer project, perhaps an Eagle Scout opportunity to forge a decent trail from your home to the resort boundary assuming any neighbors won't object or even know about it hahaha..  Seriously though, I'd bushwhack a trail in the off season if possible if I lived that close..

post #117 of 161
49 days and counting. I'll break 50 this weekend.
post #118 of 161

I grade my days. It comes from being a retired teacher, I suppose.

 

Here is my scale:

 

A  The day is perfect.  Ample (deep), consistent, cold powder, good visibility (at least some sunshine), beautiful views, low crowds.  Mind blowing.

 

A- Usually the difference is that the visibility is not quite as good as the A day, but otherwise it's amazing.

 

B+ A fantastic day but maybe it gets cut up a bit quickly, there is a minor bottom to the snow, it may be a bit heavier than perfection would require.

 

B  A great day!  Fun, good skiing, maybe not much or even any new but the snow is good and there is little to no ice or crap to deal with.

 

B-  Still fun, but can be crusty or icy in places, probably no new.

 

C+  Snow like the B range but visibility is suspect, or maybe older snow that is hard, some ice.

 

C  Overall it was a fun day, but I wouldn't post about it on Epic

 

C- Getting a bit sketchy.  Poor visibility, large crowds, icy, very heavy wet snow, kind of marginal.

 

D+ Beginning to wonder why I came.

 

D  Skiable, but I should have stayed home.

 

F  I don't have any of these because I don't go out on a day like that.

 

Here is my count of graded days for this year:

 

A   1

A-  4

B+ 5

B   7

B-  12

C+ 5

C   3

C-  2

D+ 0

D   5

post #119 of 161
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post
 

I grade my days. It comes from being a retired teacher, I suppose.

 

Here is my scale:

 

A  The day is perfect.  Ample (deep), consistent, cold powder, good visibility (at least some sunshine), beautiful views, low crowds.  Mind blowing.

 

A- Usually the difference is that the visibility is not quite as good as the A day, but otherwise it's amazing.

 

B+ A fantastic day but maybe it gets cut up a bit quickly, there is a minor bottom to the snow, it may be a bit heavier than perfection would require.

 

B  A great day!  Fun, good skiing, maybe not much or even any new but the snow is good and there is little to no ice or crap to deal with.

 

B-  Still fun, but can be crusty or icy in places, probably no new.

 

C+  Snow like the B range but visibility is suspect, or maybe older snow that is hard, some ice.

 

C  Overall it was a fun day, but I wouldn't post about it on Epic

 

C- Getting a bit sketchy.  Poor visibility, large crowds, icy, very heavy wet snow, kind of marginal.

 

D+ Beginning to wonder why I came.

 

D  Skiable, but I should have stayed home.

 

F  I don't have any of these because I don't go out on a day like that.

 

Here is my count of graded days for this year:

 

A   1

A-  4

B+ 5

B   7

B-  12

C+ 5

C   3

C-  2

D+ 0

D   5

Last year my GPA would have been LOWWWW. This year I would have been happy to show my report card to my folks. :D

post #120 of 161

I forgot to add that the other reasons my count was lower than usual this year was due to the fact that I had a rock in my shoe.

Oh, and the sun was in my eyes, too!

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