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post #31 of 57
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Originally Posted by Bill Miles View Post
 

They have a plaque for him in the base lodge. He also had over 7M vertical for the season. He was over 70 and died of cancer the next fall. It was before my time, but somebody told me that they let him cheat a little bit on opening and closing. I don't think 100k is possible otherwise unless maybe you are skiing at racing speeds with the mountain to yourself.

 

My high a Sun Valley is about 76,500, determined by both my Vertech and lift ride count. Caught both an upper mpountain lift and the gondola about two minutes before closing.

Phenomenal story.  Thanks for passing that on!

 

I have to admit that my last run was allowed only because the Thunder lift supervisor was a friend.  I theoretically "missed" closing by less than a minute.

post #32 of 57
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Originally Posted by Hoontasan View Post
 

At Mammoth in 1983 I skied with 3 other buddies midweek with nobody on the mountain and we estimated our vertical was about 70,000 feet. Young legs going fast on 210 cm Atomic GS skis.


This is an amazing feat in the pre-high-speed-lift era.  I do wonder if that estimate might be a little high (perhaps with age).  The lift rides alone would have taken close to 90% of the time.  You'd also need to have a lot of things go right: very few lift stops, not only no lines but an ability to ski onto the lift, no lunch break, very brief bathroom break, getting up to speed immediately upon unloading, skiing very fast, only riding one or two lifts all day, etc.

 

With high speed lifts number exceeding 100k are possible but there are major downsides such as the safety of others, not as much fun due to repetition and you spend nearly all the time on the lift.   Also, such vert number favor fast groomer skiing instead of more challenging lines.

 

I also recall the guy that skied the most vert year one of the EpicMix tracking.  He skied nearly every day at keystone, skied 1 run on North Peak all day and skied one run on the front side all night.  I think he had the biggest number by far but I'm not sure I'd want to do that for 150+ consecutive days even if someone paid me.

 

Personally, skiing by myself I'm typically 40-65k/day.  Skiing with friends and family often takes that number down to the 20-40k/day.

post #33 of 57
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Originally Posted by nathanvg View Post
 


This is an amazing feat in the pre-high-speed-lift era.

I guess that makes me wonder something.  I wonder how much vert I racked up in a day and night of lapping a 300 foot bump ripping up the rope tows?  100 runs would be 30K.  You could pretty easily do a a run a minute of you skied right up and grabbed the rope and zipped back up.

post #34 of 57
I logged ~6000 feet in one day, all self powered, on Mt. Moran in the Tetons. That was pretty epic/brutal. I find 5000 feet/day of skinning/climbing to be near my max comfort level.

Never counted lift-served.
post #35 of 57
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

I logged ~6000 feet in one day, all self powered, on Mt. Moran in the Tetons. That was pretty epic/brutal. I find 5000 feet/day of skinning/climbing to be near my max comfort level.

Never counted lift-served.

 

Wait... it's possible to go skiing without a lift?!?! :eek :D 

 

I set the highest number I've ever tracked yesterday at Whitetail in PA. About 18,500 feet in 26 runs. 

post #36 of 57

Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post

Wait... it's possible to go skiing without a lift?!?! :eek :D 

 

 

http://www.theclymb.com/stories/interviews/greg-hill-the-man-who-skied-2-million-vertical-feet-in-a-year/

post #37 of 57

I'm never big on vert.  I am sitting 22nd and I don't even try.  The leader as you can see has over 800,000 in his 28 days so far.

 

http://track.mtbachelor.com/tytleaderboards.asp?leaderboardtype=top100vertconsumer

post #38 of 57
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I'm never big on vert.  I am sitting 22nd and I don't even try.  The leader as you can see has over 800,000 in his 28 days so far.

 

http://track.mtbachelor.com/tytleaderboards.asp?leaderboardtype=top100vertconsumer

Vert. is one thing. How many turns you make is another.;)

post #39 of 57

For the first time since I added the Ski Tracker app to my phone I actually remembered to turn it on this past Wednesday. After 3 hours is showed about 800ft. I'm pretty sure this thing doesn't work thru my jacket or the reception just sucks. Need to find another way to track data.

post #40 of 57
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For the first time since I added the Ski Tracker app to my phone I actually remembered to turn it on this past Wednesday. After 3 hours is showed about 800ft. I'm pretty sure this thing doesn't work thru my jacket or the reception just sucks. Need to find another way to track data.

 

That's too bad... do you use any other GPS apps on your phone? I know my old phone had trouble with my golf yardage GPS app (didn't run any others on that phone). But Ski Tracks, MapMyRun, and my golf app (SkyDroid) work well on my newer phone (Galaxy S4) even in a pocket in my jacket.

post #41 of 57
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Originally Posted by Jacques View Post
 

I'm never big on vert.  I am sitting 22nd and I don't even try.  The leader as you can see has over 800,000 in his 28 days so far.

 

http://track.mtbachelor.com/tytleaderboards.asp?leaderboardtype=top100vertconsumer

Vert. is one thing. How many turns you make is another.;)


As for actual turns on a turn......Jonny don't turn!  His ski are slow as_______.

post #42 of 57
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Originally Posted by Jacques View Post

I'm never big on vert.  I am sitting 22nd and I don't even try.  The leader as you can see has over 800,000 in his 28 days so far.

http://track.mtbachelor.com/tytleaderboards.asp?leaderboardtype=top100vertconsumer

Top 25 here. I am not among them.



However, one name there is a Bear.
post #43 of 57
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Originally Posted by Jacques View Post

I'm never big on vert.  I am sitting 22nd and I don't even try.  The leader as you can see has over 800,000 in his 28 days so far.

http://track.mtbachelor.com/tytleaderboards.asp?leaderboardtype=top100vertconsumer

Top 25 here. I am not among them.



However, one name there is a Bear.


Everyone I see at the top of the vert. stats where I ski seems to not be having any fun at all.  For me it's fun above all.  49th day today and only one turn in the pouring rain!  Fun? Sort of.

 

Last season the two vert. leaders were both suspended for reckless skiing!

post #44 of 57
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Originally Posted by HRPufnStf View Post
 

Just over 59,000. Fourteen trams and one Thunder Chair at Jackson Hole.  Young legs are good legs! 

 

Bob Peters has no doubt demolished this by now, but back then (1981) it was a modestly big deal.

 

There was no initial intent to log big vertical, just a desire to catch the same tram box every time, since it was being run by the Girl of My Dreams!

 

I remember reading an article in Powder years ago about somebody that logged over 100,000 at Sun Valley, doing laps on Warms Springs.  I'm pretty sure I had more fun on the Hobacks!

 

I've gotta say I'm very impressed.  Even back then when you didn't have to ride the Union Pass lift to get back to the base of the tram, it was a big deal to be able to "beat your own box" back down to the base while skiing the Hobacks.  It can't be done now because you have to ride Union Pass and that takes too long to make it back in time to catch "your" tram car.  In any case, well done!  I'll bet we may have shared a tram at some point that day.

 

And yes, I once did a little more vertical but not that much.  One spring day in '85 or '86, I did 17 trams but one of them was cheating because I got to go up an early tram before the first public car at 9am.  Anyway, I think that works out to 70,363 feet.  I remember that I skied mostly the center of the mountain rather than venturing out to the Hobacks (although I did do a couple of trips down Corbet's).  

 

I also remember being extremely tired at the end of that day, so my hat's really off to anyone who does a hundred k in one day.  Wow.

post #45 of 57
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

I logged ~6000 feet in one day, all self powered, on Mt. Moran in the Tetons. That was pretty epic/brutal. I find 5000 feet/day of skinning/climbing to be near my max comfort level.

Never counted lift-served.


6000 self-powered is ridiculously huge.

 

Did I actually read once that some freak of nature did something like 15k of self-powered in one day?  Even if I'm off by a factor of 2x, that's just other-worldly.

post #46 of 57
Fred is having fun. He's a Super Senior, so skiing for free. Doesn't ski Saturdays and only goes to 3 PM every day. But he does it day after day. He goes off piste, even does Elephants Graveyard. But rarely takes lunch. And forget stopping to chit chat half way down.

Tony is skiing fast, but does take breaks. Not sure he skis every day. He's the one that got the five million two years back, and is not trying to beat himself, but I guess it's a habit he can't break.

Jay actually arrives pretty late, goes off piste plenty. But skis every day. He doesn't go that fast and he does ski with others. Fred skis with people who don't talk much. Tony skis alone for the most part.

Big gap before the next bunch.
post #47 of 57

I'm not big on vert, being a quality over quantity guy, but pretty sure I set my record last week at Alpine Meadows.  20-ish summit chairs (about 1800 per lap), 2 roundhouse (around 1k per), 5 sherwood (1500-ish per), 2 scott (1k-ish per?).  So somewhere in the 40 - 45k range.

 

I would say 6k touring is even more impressive than 100k riding lifts.

post #48 of 57
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post
 

 

I would say 6k touring is even more impressive than 100k riding lifts.

That's definitely more impressive.  Just about any tour over is more impressive to me. 

 

I've only toured a few times with my biggest day at 5.5k.

post #49 of 57
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
 

 

I've gotta say I'm very impressed.  Even back then when you didn't have to ride the Union Pass lift to get back to the base of the tram, it was a big deal to be able to "beat your own box" back down to the base while skiing the Hobacks.  It can't be done now because you have to ride Union Pass and that takes too long to make it back in time to catch "your" tram car.  In any case, well done!  I'll bet we may have shared a tram at some point that day.

 

And yes, I once did a little more vertical but not that much.  One spring day in '85 or '86, I did 17 trams but one of them was cheating because I got to go up an early tram before the first public car at 9am.  Anyway, I think that works out to 70,363 feet.  I remember that I skied mostly the center of the mountain rather than venturing out to the Hobacks (although I did do a couple of trips down Corbet's).  

 

I also remember being extremely tired at the end of that day, so my hat's really off to anyone who does a hundred k in one day.  Wow.

17 trams in a day is astounding.  I did manage to sneak in the first 11 on the Hobacks, BUT that was when the Ski Patrol still ruled them with an iron fist.  Moguls were basically NOT allowed to form, and the Hobacks were often closed by noon.

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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
 

 

I've gotta say I'm very impressed.  Even back then when you didn't have to ride the Union Pass lift to get back to the base of the tram, it was a big deal to be able to "beat your own box" back down to the base while skiing the Hobacks.  It can't be done now because you have to ride Union Pass and that takes too long to make it back in time to catch "your" tram car.  In any case, well done!  I'll bet we may have shared a tram at some point that day.

 

And yes, I once did a little more vertical but not that much.  One spring day in '85 or '86, I did 17 trams but one of them was cheating because I got to go up an early tram before the first public car at 9am.  Anyway, I think that works out to 70,363 feet.  I remember that I skied mostly the center of the mountain rather than venturing out to the Hobacks (although I did do a couple of trips down Corbet's).  

 

I also remember being extremely tired at the end of that day, so my hat's really off to anyone who does a hundred k in one day.  Wow.

Thanks for the props, Bob.  What a cool "small world" story that we probably shared a tram that day.  It was a challenge to beat the tram back down on the Hobacks, flying down that crazy trail through the village, and I'll never forget doing it 11 times in a day. 

 

But back them, the patrol ruled the Hobacks with an iron fist, closing them every day as soon as it got warm enough for moguls to start forming.  It made them tough to nab at times, but when you hit them, they were typically SMOOTH, and you could really fly down them!

 

And nice work yourself bagging 17 trams! 

post #50 of 57

Regarding the Ski Tracks app, I ski on small Midwestern hills. Based on real elevation numbers from top to bottom, my app seems to under count vertical by a fair margin [over 1/3]. The app seems to blend runs together and under count runs made by a similar margin. On small runs like we have I make many small radius, aggressive turns to maximize the available terrain. When turning laps on my favorite runs, I can turn 1 lap per 5 min. without fail. Is it possible that the app. has a difficult time processing such short lift rides and verticals? The hill is an honest 427ft, with Ski Tracks giving credit for 368ft. on some runs. Last Saturday I hit it hard all day with minimal breaks and the app. gave me just over 17,000ft. My calculations are a bit over 26,000ft.  Any thoughts ?

post #51 of 57
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Originally Posted by John B View Post
 

Any thoughts ?

 

Yeah, slow down and take time to enjoy your tea.  (c:

post #52 of 57

Quick check on my Ski Tracks from Whitetail last Friday... Listed vertical is 935, "true" vertical from http://www.mountainvertical.com is 895. My Ski Tracks app shows between 899 and 910 for most runs on that lift... and a few a bit higher, but I assume those are when I went back to the lockers or lodge, which are lower than the lift base.

 

Seems pretty accurate to me (or at least more accurate than I need it to be). Perhaps the GPS receiver in your phone is losing the signal at times? Or maybe the vertical is less than you think? Or perhaps Ski Tracks calculation is off - does it use a topo map database to actually calculate vertical based on the GPS location? (That's what I assumed it did, but don't really know...)

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post #54 of 57
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Originally Posted by nathanvg View Post
 


This is an amazing feat in the pre-high-speed-lift era.  I do wonder if that estimate might be a little high (perhaps with age).  The lift rides alone would have taken close to 90% of the time.  You'd also need to have a lot of things go right: very few lift stops, not only no lines but an ability to ski onto the lift, no lunch break, very brief bathroom break, getting up to speed immediately upon unloading, skiing very fast, only riding one or two lifts all day, etc.

 

With high speed lifts number exceeding 100k are possible but there are major downsides such as the safety of others, not as much fun due to repetition and you spend nearly all the time on the lift.   Also, such vert number favor fast groomer skiing instead of more challenging lines.

 

I also recall the guy that skied the most vert year one of the EpicMix tracking.  He skied nearly every day at keystone, skied 1 run on North Peak all day and skied one run on the front side all night.  I think he had the biggest number by far but I'm not sure I'd want to do that for 150+ consecutive days even if someone paid me.

 

Personally, skiing by myself I'm typically 40-65k/day.  Skiing with friends and family often takes that number down to the 20-40k/day.

 

Sorry you couldn't be there. 

post #55 of 57
On skis, probably about 40K at Aspen or Jackson Hole with plenty of stops to take pictures, eat, etc. Getting vert in 3000 foot chunks is pretty nice
post #56 of 57
I skied loveland from 9-4 without any stops (even lunch) earlier this week. There was 9 inches of snow, and granted, I did have to hike to the tunnel from east ropes twice, but I managed only 26k of vert.

Loveland has no high speed lights. Just shows to confirm that snow conditions and types of chairlifts make a huge difference.

post #57 of 57

From yesterday at Snow Summit:

 

11,033 vertical

12.8 miles

14 runs

Max slope 34 degrees

Max speed 28.8

Duration 3:59

 

I can't imagine climbing half of that, then skiing down.  You people are machines.

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