He is not done yet, but I don't think anyone can beat him for vertical feet this year. See the stat. in the video description. Give it up for the "old man"!
Fat ladies sing it! Every time they predict 3 to 7 we been getting 2!
I sometimes wonder if Mt. Bachelor is in cahoots with the National Weather Service!
Some impressive stats. there. Johnny is not done yet though. He still has many days to go! Be good Sibhusky.
So what IS your total?
(Just curious... Personally, I hit about 170,000 this season, which is probably about 120,000 more than I've ever done in a season before.)
Actually, if you run a GPS tracker, it gives miles of distance covered too. My 170,000 vertical covered about 180 miles (or 950,400 feet). So my average slope for the year was about 10.3 degrees. Too much time on the greens and cat tracks! (Or, you know, the GPS or my quick math could be wrong. )
The Skyliner chair at Bachelor provides only 1,306 ft. Johnny's skis are slow so he just goes down without much turning as you could see. He is the wadel king!
As I did the video I had to wedge a plow to stay even with him!
Johnny is a friend of mine so maybe a bit of funning, but no dis. I have real respect for him as I do all my elders. The guy has skied over 1000 more runs than me and I have way more days than him!
That sounds strange by my experience. Subpar snow year = lots of days where ungroomed snow is crappy = more time spent on groomers = more vertical per day skied. My day count (now 49, probably 6 more coming) will be lowest since I retired but vertical per day will be highest. Powder is half of next lowest season since I retired, and most of that came in 3 snowcat and 2 heli days.
Bachelor is an exceptional mountain for racking up vertical. I average 19K vertical per day lifetime but 25,600 at Bachelor. My only 50K day was there, along with 2 of the other 6 days over 40K.
I did read it. I still think if you wind up skiing groomers a higher proportion of the time (for whatever reason), vertical per day is more likely to increase than decrease. I didn't interpret," being a bit less conditioned," as in the same league as an injury or illness in terms of cutting back one's ski time. Some of the snow we had to ski this season would make anyone feel "less conditioned."
I fear my disintegration! Until then.........I've been getting air time this season for the first time in seven years or so since I did a complex tibial plateau fracture. I feel young again! Some of the kids could not believe it when they saw me flying spread eagle! Rock on all!