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Poll Results: How many days do you usually ski per season roughly?

 
  • 7% (15)
    More than 100
  • 19% (39)
    50-100
  • 32% (65)
    25-50
  • 30% (62)
    10-25
  • 7% (15)
    5-10 (or a week or two)
  • 2% (5)
    0-5 (once in awhile)
201 Total Votes  
post #61 of 80

I've been tracking at 30-40 over the last few years. I'm sitting at 27 so far this season, and will probably end it at 35. 

post #62 of 80

My college ski club made it easy to average over 20, most of which in New England but also a week-long spring break trip out west each year.

 

The past two seasons (since I graduated) are more like 10-15 days, but still squeezing in at least 5 of those days out west!

post #63 of 80

My goal is 20 days per season.  With the terrible weather in the northeast this year, I got to 15.  Was lucky enough to get one day with 10 inches of fresh.  So it wasn't all bad.:D

post #64 of 80
27 this year so far, been working at 30 days the past five years. Hoping to finally get in 30 days this April, but it's hard to achieve living in the mid-Atlantic and flying everywhere to ski! Airline travel days really eat up work and ski days at the same time...

Quality, not quantity they say...

post #65 of 80

Have been averaging 25 days over the last 4 years in the mid-Atlantic/VT.  2015/16 was horrible, I retired the boards last weekend, and I don't think that I'm the only one who's bitter about the El Nino weather pattern here in the east.  Good for those who can consistently fly to the freshies but for the rest of us financial and social mortals, this year was wayyyy below average.  

post #66 of 80

I aim for 20-25 at my local field, Turoa ,on Mt Ruapehu which is a 3.5 hr drive away,and managed 27 days last season. 

And I hope  to hit the slopes in The States for 18-20  each year .This years trip to The States we did 15 resorts in 23 days.And 2700 miles.

post #67 of 80

18 so far this year, and will do 5 more last week of March. Most days ever. Last few year have been averaging 10 - 15. Pretty good for someone who lives in South Florida.

post #68 of 80

Ok, I will bite. Friday will be 65 so far this season. This is possible because I live in the center of the ski universe......Michigan.

post #69 of 80
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Originally Posted by thefortrees View Post

27 this year so far, been working at 30 days the past five years. Hoping to finally get in 30 days this April, but it's hard to achieve living in the mid-Atlantic and flying everywhere to ski! Airline travel days really eat up work and ski days at the same time...

Quality, not quantity they say...

Right.

 

I am at 44 now but I cheated because only 5 were in Colorado. I skied 8 days in WV that were knee deep, in admittedly a bad year. Not quite waist deep like your picture, but still every day I ski is a Quality Day, does not matter if I got on an airplane or not. I do have 6 moar days scheduled April in SLC and five or six in May at ABasin. Considering the crew that will be with me these will be quality days no question.

post #70 of 80
Article on the local nutcase (the article makes him sounds okay, though.. Haven't met him.) shooting for 7 million vertical feet. He hadn't been on skis in 24 years!!
http://flatheadbeacon.com/2016/03/15/first-time-pass-holder-surpasses-6-million-vertical-feet-and-counting-2/
post #71 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Article on the local nutcase (the article makes him sounds okay, though.. Haven't met him.) shooting for 7 million vertical feet. He hadn't been on skis in 24 years!!
http://flatheadbeacon.com/2016/03/15/first-time-pass-holder-surpasses-6-million-vertical-feet-and-counting-2/


Doesn't sound like a "nutcase", just a ski nut who didn't have a chance to ski for a long time because of other life priorities.  Good for him to figure out a way to be a 51yo ski bum this winter.

 

"Jones was wholly unaware of the vert program when he arrived in Whitefish and bought a pair of Dynastar skis at the local ski swap this fall. He purchased a season pass and began skiing regularly with the sole goal of enjoying and exploring the mountain.

“After I’d been skiing a couple weeks, a friend of mine said, ‘Dude, you’re No. 22 in the vert.’ I asked, ‘What is the vert?’” Jones recalled last week in between turns.

Jones learned about the program and thought it would be fun to see how much mileage he could pile up. Pretty soon, the longtime construction worker and former member of the Air Force was motivated by a grand ambition.

“I felt pretty good on skis again even though I hadn’t skied in 24 years. I thought I was skiing pretty well,” he said. “Once I committed, I just went full on.”

post #72 of 80

I try to ski my age, or at least my decade.  Have done the latter since I turned 50 (13 years ago)  so far this year I'm at 53,  60 is likely.  63 will be hard.

post #73 of 80
@marznc, he skis the same two runs again and again and again. Prior winners have been disparaged as "hamsters", even though they skied off piste and ate lunch. Really, you can have no conception of what it takes to lay down this kind of mileage. There's enthusiasm, and then there's this.
post #74 of 80

This would bore me to death.  I'd quit skiing before putting myself through the torture of skiing the same two groomers for 6.5 - 7 hours a day, day after day, without any breaks.  Ugh.

post #75 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by Posaune View Post
 

This would bore me to death.  I'd quit skiing before putting myself through the torture of skiing the same two groomers for 6.5 - 7 hours a day, day after day, without any breaks.  Ugh.

 

It's a sliding scale.    Two groomers, OK, what about the same 5 groomers?    With maybe 2 20 minute breaks per day?

It doesn't take much to enter "This is What A Regular Season Looks Like for A Lot of Folks" territory.

 

post #76 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by Posaune View Post
 

This would bore me to death.  I'd quit skiing before putting myself through the torture of skiing the same two groomers for 6.5 - 7 hours a day, day after day, without any breaks.  Ugh.

 

 

What ever floats your boat.  Guy has a lot of catching up to do.

post #77 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

 

It's a sliding scale.    Two groomers, OK, what about the same 5 groomers?    With maybe 2 20 minute breaks per day?

 

Sounds like a recent day at Roundtop to me. :) But things get more fine grained in my head to keep from getting bored... like "I haven't skied the far left side of that groomer yet"... or "what if I made all long radius turns this time?".

post #78 of 80
Anyone else averaging over 200 a year? That does include both hemispheres though.
post #79 of 80
There is a Japanese couple at my local mountain in Vancouver that ski every day in the season from December - April, then move to Whistler till end of May before departing for New Zealand. I reckon they ski 230+ days per year.

Oh, and they are in their 70s. Hats off. Just fantastic.
post #80 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post

...here's where I should be after my trip next week :

2014-2015 : 13
2015-2016 : 17
Average : 15

I'm going to set a goal of 20 for next year!

So I missed one of my planned days on this trip and only wound up at 16 for this season. Still gunning for 20 next year.
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