I was looking at my stats from alpinereplay (now known as trace snow), and I see that I have almost 69 hours of skiing this season. This stat is determined by Alpine Replay as time spent actually SKIING (over 5mph), not time spent waiting in line, on the lift, eating lunch or waiting for your posse at the bottom of a trail. I've got 50 days this season, except for early season (which I define as Oct-Nov), I ski at least half the day.
If you think about all the time we spend on this site, shopping for skis, spending money on lift tickets, bargain hunting, driving in very poor road conditions to chase the latest storm, it seems so insignificant. Don't get me wrong, I love to ski but I looking at that stat almost makes it seems like this sport has very little rewards for the effort put into it.