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post #31 of 42

This is a critical issue in my family, where we have a bit of a competition over number of days. I give my kids a day pretty much anytime they go out, as it's never less than two hours (time of younger one's course). 

I give myself a day if:
-I do at least one off-piste circuit at the top of our hill (3,000 meters down to about 2,000). It would have to be very poor visibility, eg, not really skiing to get down, to not credit myself for one of those
-I ski powder anywhere on the mountain
-I make a reasonable number of self-powered (eg, toured-for) turns

Otherwise, it's kind of subjective. Five, six runs, something like that. If it feels like a day, I'll take it. Otherwise no day, even if I've suited up and skied. 

My wife, who skis less than me and the kids these days, gets a day pretty much anytime she's on the hill. 

post #32 of 42

I find it interesting how much thought and effort some of you put into this. So what happens if the day falls below your imaginary threshold? Did the day never happen? Do you calculate it as a fraction of a day? Does standing in long lift lines count, or does the the clock stop unless you're actively skiing down the hill?

 

Guys, a ski day is a day on which you skied. I don't see why you'd put more time and effort into it than that. Did you put your skis on and slide down a hill? Yes? Its a ski day. No? Not a ski day. 

post #33 of 42

Maybe it would be better terminology to say "a day I skied", rather than a "ski day".

post #34 of 42
Because it's so important to use more syllables. Are you a lawyer?
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by hunter7 View Post
 

The time on skis equals the time traveling both directions to make "ski day".


Wait. So I drive 3 hours to the mountain in the morning. It dumps heavy, wet snow all day. My legs are toast after 5 1/2 hours so I hit the traffic home for 4 hours. No ski day?

post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by hunter7 View Post
 

The time on skis equals the time traveling both directions to make "ski day".


Wait. So I drive 3 hours to the mountain in the morning. It dumps heavy, wet snow all day. My legs are toast after 5 1/2 hours so I hit the traffic home for 4 hours. No ski day?


It doesn't even qualify as a traffic day ;)
 

You really need to get a COMPEX type muscle activator in that car :D 

post #37 of 42
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Wait. So I drive 3 hours to the mountain in the morning. It dumps heavy, wet snow all day. My legs are toast after 5 1/2 hours so I hit the traffic home for 4 hours. No ski day?

 

I stand corrected. It wore we out just reading your post.

post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by freeski919 View Post
 

Guys, a ski day is a day on which you skied. I don't see why you'd put more time and effort into it than that. Did you put your skis on and slide down a hill? Yes? Its a ski day. No? Not a ski day. 

 

Good enough for me.

post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Because it's so important to use more syllables. Are you a lawyer?

No.  But I'll argue with anyone ;)

 

OK.  Hows this:

"I had 30 days skiing this year"

 

instead of:

 

"I had 30 ski days this year".

 

Oh damn.  That's still one more syllable.  OK, you win.  :hissyfit:

post #40 of 42
Half the time someone tells me the number of days they had I assume they're guessing anyway, because most people aren't keeping spreadsheets like I am. So it's just a ballpark number anyway. Then you get to the fact that when they guessed, they rounded it up. So, is it worth worrying about whether it was really a "full day" according to the hearer's definition? "Years" is even worse.
post #41 of 42

I'm lucky if I hit double digits each year, so I need to maximize my time.  5 hours minimum.

post #42 of 42
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