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post #31 of 44

If skiing had never been invented I would have been richer ! I spend  a fortune on gear !

post #32 of 44

Perhaps I would have been a bit richer in money, but I would have been poorer in life experience ;)

post #33 of 44
I think God invented seasons so skiers wouldn't be homeless.
post #34 of 44

Spending more quality time with my favorite bartender...

post #35 of 44

My life would be about the same as it is now when I'm not skiing. The main difference would be that I'd be far less experienced at winter driving. 

post #36 of 44

Th comments about depression ring true for me. If I didn't ski, I likely wouldn't get outside enough during the winter. Friends tell me my widest smiles always involve snow. I likely would never have discovered how beautiful the mountains are in the summer, either.

 

Then again, I would have a lot more money, a lot more time to relax, and I probably wouldn't be dragging with exhaustion quite so hard all winter. I'd like to think my house would be cleaner, but that's just wishful thinking.

post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by bounceswoosh View Post

Th comments about depression ring true for me. If I didn't ski, I likely wouldn't get outside enough during the winter.

That's definitely me as I'm surely one who suffers from sun/light deprivation. It was an accidental pleasant surprise just how much skiing helped my winter mood when I first started. In the winter any time I get grumpy my wife now says "you need to go ski". How do you beat that? lol
post #38 of 44
I would be an overweight insurance salesman living in a New Jersey suburb. I would be married to my high school girlfriend that got pregnant on our prom night. We would have two kids but cap it at that because of the financial stress. At work I would go on cig breaks hourly and consistently be sneaking nips of mint shhnaps from a flask I keep hidden in my jacket I bought at JC Penneys, it's the only way to survive my miserable existence. My wife drives me nuts, I can't stand being around her, I never could but she had sex with me in high school. Weekends are spent doing yard work or some home improvement projects my wife thinks have to happen. We would fill other free moments with trips to the mall, spending any extra money from the weeks work in an attempt to fill the hole of that some thing missing in life but we don't even understand that because the consumer culture has completely consumed us. Ya, thank god I'm a skier
Edited by raisingarizona - 5/3/15 at 10:41am
post #39 of 44

Now that I'm back skiing, I wonder how I went without it for a dozen years. Those years were definitely not a good time in my life.

post #40 of 44
After thinking about it some more, if skiing had never been invented, I wonder what I would be daydreaming about instead. During the 18 year gap when I wasn't skiing, my daydreams would still be primarily about skiing, and all other subjects were just random, in-and-out thoughts.
post #41 of 44

If skiing had not been invented I would have been a full time fisherman or maybe a kayak guide for trips on Barneget Bay NJ. But they are just dream jobs that would not pay the bills and we all have to pay the bills.

post #42 of 44

I would be risking my life and the lives of others on a crotch rocket motorcycle driving too fast on public roads. On second thought, I'd probably be dead for doing exactly that. It's amazing that I made it through that high speed addiction before I finally committed fully to skiing and gave up motorcycling 26 years ago. I often think about getting another bike but I know I'd get stupid again and dead too soon. 

post #43 of 44

Sounds like there are some here who really rely on skiing. I can't fathom life without it but I have plenty of other hobbies that I could invest more time and money into if the winter didn't involve snow sliding. Fly fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking/camping, hell I would still probably be playing ice hockey competitively if skiing were not a thing. 

 

 

Thus far in my lifetime I don't think much would have changed other than where I go to school.

 

 

Great idea for a thread, makes for some good reading.

post #44 of 44

Travel to warm, exotic places to surf in the winter. Pretty good alternative really. 

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