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post #1 of 29
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My first case of skiing jones of the summer earlier today.  Was reliving some moments from last season in my mind and it sure triggered a bout of that old recurring ski fever of mine.  Sometimes it doesn't happen for me until August.  A whole notha month to suffer through this year...


Edited by crank - 7/3/14 at 4:19am
post #2 of 29
I got some today, too. Was stuck at my desk until almost 7:00 pm, so no outdoors at all. Only been 2.5 weeks.........
post #3 of 29

Due to a 3 week jaunt to the Philippines to visit the wife's family our season was only 2 weeks total in 13/14.  I've been researching rental cars/hotels for the 14/15 season a few days a week ever since our 13/14 season ended.

 

I just wish this tropical storm heading our way was a winter storm warning instead.

post #4 of 29
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Due to a 3 week jaunt to the Philippines to visit the wife's family our season was only 2 weeks total in 13/14.  I've been researching rental cars/hotels for the 14/15 season a few days a week ever since our 13/14 season ended.

 

I just wish this tropical storm heading our way was a winter storm warning instead.

 

Jim,

 

Did you buy a MCP for 2015?

 

One alternative is something that a German guy told me about while sharing a chair ride last season at JH, is a "15 day Pass" for JH. He said it goes on sale every August for 500 Euros (about $750 US, I think). He quoted me the price in Euros because that was what he was familiar with, but he said that he has been doing a two week plus one day trip to JH annually for years and gets his pass on line every August.

post #5 of 29
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Jim,

 

Did you buy a MCP for 2015?

 

One alternative is something that a German guy told me about while sharing a chair ride last season at JH, is a "15 day Pass" for JH. He said it goes on sale every August for 500 Euros (about $750 US, I think). He quoted me the price in Euros because that was what he was familiar with, but he said that he has been doing a two week plus one day trip to JH annually for years and gets his pass on line every August.

 

 

Yeah Dano MC again.  I'll likely only be doing 7 or 8 days at JH with 4 or 5 in Aspen and 6 or 7 in Utah plus 2 at Targhee.  Wish I could go to sleep and wake up in February.

post #6 of 29

We went to the movies this afternoon.  Kids noticed that something they read was coming to the big screen November 21st.  I told them we might go see that sometime over Thanksgiving break.  Then I said guess what else we may do Thanksgiving break?  One kid says "get a Christmas tree"?  I said we'll do that but we will also try to go skiing if the slopes are open.  Both kids lit up like the aforementioned Christmas tree.  :D

post #7 of 29

I've been hiking like crazy but it only just takes the edge off my withdraws.

post #8 of 29
Every time I walk out of the upstairs bathroom I see all my skis in the third bedroom. Can't wait to get back on them. Even sitting in the bathroom I can look over and see them, or is that TMI....smile.gif
post #9 of 29
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TMI. lol. Gonna pick up a new MTB Saturday, maybe that'll cure my early onset ski fever.

post #10 of 29

So it's 10:19pm and I'm on this forum. Got'em. Steep trail runs every day, hot, historic drought, and all I usually think about while running is skiing.

post #11 of 29

Today's busy body think snow project.  When I got the 900s for my K2 PEs a couple of years ago they came with riser plates and long screws.  I didn't have any shorter screws handy and was too lazy to grind them so I just mounted them :nono: with the risers.  Today I dug through my tuning supplies and collected all of the loose binding screws I had, took the bindings off and removed the risers, then squirted the glue in the holes and remounted them flat.  I did have to cannibalize a couple screws off some old skis I have on the fence out back but the PEs are now mounted flat.  I bet they will ski much better that way.  I'd been regretting skiing them with too much ramp angle on them so they should be better now..

post #12 of 29

It seems like skiing is on my brain more the hotter it gets.  Road trip up to  Mt. Hood seems less crazy by the day.

post #13 of 29
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It seems like skiing is on my brain more the hotter it gets.  Road trip up to  Mt. Hood seems less crazy by the day.

It wouldn't hurt to take a summer road trip to see some of our amazing country, right?  

And while you're loading the car, you may as well throw a pair of skis and boots in, right? 

post #14 of 29
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It wouldn't hurt to take a summer road trip to see some of our amazing country, right?  

And while you're loading the car, you may as well throw a pair of skis and boots in, right? 

 

Yes, yes, you don't need to convince me.  Convince my girlfriend?

post #15 of 29

Am pricing flights to places.  Crazy how it's cheaper for me to fly to Lima Peru from the Maritimes than it is to Kelowna, Calgary.  What's really crazy is that SLC and Denver are cheaper.  We need a Ryanair or something in Canada, this is bat@#$t.

 

I'm scared to look but at least 150 days to go.

post #16 of 29
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Yes, yes, you don't need to convince me.  Convince my girlfriend?

If she needs convincing......

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Perhaps she's not the right girl 

:duck:

post #17 of 29

Still plenty of snow up there.  Beats any Oct. WROD in Colorado.

 

post #18 of 29
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If she needs convincing......

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Perhaps she's not the right girl 

:duck:

 

I try to save my skiing credit for the winter when she doesn't see me for a month or two.

post #19 of 29
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I try to save my skiing credit for the winter when she doesn't see me for a month or two.

I'm happy to say @Philpug can't relate :D

post #20 of 29

Got my skiing Jones kickstarted today.  Booked an Incline Village condo for the second week in Feb.  The Tahoe snow gods better not hose me again this year.  I'm going a whole week later than last year's aborted trip was set for, so I know this will work out.

post #21 of 29
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Still plenty of snow up there.  Beats any Oct. WROD in Colorado.

 

Jeebus, that's insane.

post #22 of 29

We've had a weak-- cold/overcast-- summer so far in Southern Germany, which means I'm putting in far less river/BBQ/biergarten time than I'd like. I mean, I have a very strict pre-season training regimen that mainly involves moderate to excessive inebriation and superfluous, post-midnight, riverine nudity. And I'm just not hitting the numbers I need to hit at this point in the year to be ready on opening day. Also, we had one of the worst ski seasons in recent memory in the Northern Alps last year...

 

Which is to say that the snow-fever has hit early. I had that first moment recently when I "feel" about a foot of powder under my ski-- in my head, obviously-- and it sent shivers of pure pleasure down my spine. Once that happens... it's generally an exponential building of need that results in rabid drooling on that first gondola ride up the mountain.

post #23 of 29

Had them off and on the past week or so.  We're tearing down the walled in porch where all my gear has been residing and adding an additional bed and bath in its place.  So, my climate controlled gear storage space is evaporating down to just closets and hidden corners here and there.  So, I won't be able to stand and stare at skis nearly as easily as I've been able to do over the past several years.  Also, I'll have to go through quite a bit more set up to tune gear this season.  Good thing we don't get a ton of days and the skis are all tuned and just need scraping. 

 

Longer term plan is to build a climate controlled workshop/studio at the back of the yard once the main construction is complete.  But, for now things are very tight and hard to get to.

post #24 of 29
Ive started wearing my ski boots around the house....you know, to get broke back in, its not the joneses setting in or anything
post #25 of 29

I booked a flight to SLC for January.  Nothing else yet ... just the flight.  I bought new skis during the blem sale though I don't get to look at them for another week.  They are a B-Day president from my hubby so they are stashed.  I'm looking at a lot of pics from Chile and hubby keeps asking if it's time to watch Aspen Extreme yet.  Almost!

post #26 of 29
I got my boots out of the gear room and the kid strapped into his board and we watched Steep last night on demand....I'd say we're in full swing jones mode.
post #27 of 29

Three months until Copper's opening day.  Saw a nice tweet reminder this morning.

post #28 of 29

Got some turns in this morning.  Anything helps.

 

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/473755

post #29 of 29

We got some turns on last weekend.  It was fun, but not much vert at this resort..

 

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