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it's like the old saying goes, you want to be funny? Hang out with people funnier than you. In my mind the same is true for skiing. I love skiing with my buddies that have been at the sport for 20 years and here I am skiing alongside them with 30 days under my belt. I really ski my best with them. I'm on a never ending quest for improvement, skiing with people is instrumental in my growth as a skier.

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In regard to climbing, I believe that you mean "soloing."  Free climbing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_climbing  There's often confusion about this.  

For various reasons I ski solo (including trees and stashes) more than I ski with someone, which is probably offensive to some.  I usually ski with someone backcountry, though not always.  
I live in an extremely remote area of Colorado up North near the Utah border, and in terms of skiing, hiking, mountain biking, general adventuring, I often ask myself, "Are you willing to die out here?" That's my criteria for determining whether or not to do something alone. Coming from the deep south, that question never really entered my mind because of population density, in the event of any kind of outdoor injury you're fairly likely to be found before dying of exposure, but it's simply not the case in many parts of the west. I personally am okay dying in the wilderness. But I think it's a question that must be taken seriously before embarking on any kind of quest into the lonely places of the world. Even if one of those places is just beyond a ski rope.

I grew up in the west, and lived in Alaska for a number of years, and I have a somewhat different approach. The question I always ask myself is "What do I have to do so that I don't die out here?"
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I grew up in the west, and lived in Alaska for a number of years, and I have a somewhat different approach. The question I always ask myself is "What do I have to do so that I don't die out here."

 

of course that's the plan, but not everything can be accounted for.

post #274 of 294

I was in the parking lot at this small ski area in PA and some guy pulls in to the empty spot next to my truck.  He gets out of his car (a high profile import) opens the ski rack on his car and takes a ski out of the rack and rests it up against my truck as if I was not even there.  I was in shock that someone would do something so rude.  I asked him what he was doing and he said that he did not see me and he moved the ski.  What does not seeing me have to do with it, when I looked at the car he had NY plates on it.  All I can say is he must be from "the city".

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I was in the parking lot at this small ski area in PA and some guy pulls in to the empty spot next to my truck.  He gets out of his car (a high profile import) opens the ski rack on his car and takes a ski out of the rack and rests it up against my truck as if I was not even there.  I was in shock that someone would do something so rude.  I asked him what he was doing and he said that he did not see me and he moved the ski.  What does not seeing me have to do with it, when I looked at the car he had NY plates on it.  All I can say is he must be from "the city".

You should have just set your boots on his hood. Or tossed them onto it...
post #276 of 294
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I was in the parking lot at this small ski area in PA and some guy pulls in to the empty spot next to my truck.  He gets out of his car (a high profile import) opens the ski rack on his car and takes a ski out of the rack and rests it up against my truck as if I was not even there.  I was in shock that someone would do something so rude.  I asked him what he was doing and he said that he did not see me and he moved the ski.  What does not seeing me have to do with it, when I looked at the car he had NY plates on it.  All I can say is he must be from "the city".

 

He is not from "the city", If he was from "THE CITY", he would have left his skis on your truck. :D

post #277 of 294
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I was in the parking lot at this small ski area in PA and some guy pulls in to the empty spot next to my truck.  He gets out of his car (a high profile import) opens the ski rack on his car and takes a ski out of the rack and rests it up against my truck as if I was not even there.  I was in shock that someone would do something so rude.  I asked him what he was doing and he said that he did not see me and he moved the ski.  What does not seeing me have to do with it, when I looked at the car he had NY plates on it.  All I can say is he must be from "the city".

It's crazy what people will do. I came back to my truck once at the end of the day to find a pair of skis leaning against my truck with not a vehicle or person in sight. They obviously leaned them there, forgot them and left. I hung around a while, then turned them into guest services.

Same ski area different day, I had just booted up when a lady and her kids pull in beside me. She jumps out in a fury to get her kids going asap. She grabs both sets of skis frim her hatch, notices me standing there, hands them to me and says "hold these"! About 30 seconds later she grabs them back and says "thanks" and moves on. I was speechless. I'm thinking WTF I'm out skiing taking orders from someonelse's wife! lol
post #278 of 294

Be hitted, on your first day at the mountain,by a drunk extremely fast snowboarder, just out of the piste, in front of a "slow down" banner at a slow family area. And, see your dreamed ski vacation just fading out...

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I was in the parking lot at this small ski area in PA and some guy pulls in to the empty spot next to my truck.  He gets out of his car (a high profile import) opens the ski rack on his car and takes a ski out of the rack and rests it up against my truck as if I was not even there.  I was in shock that someone would do something so rude.  I asked him what he was doing and he said that he did not see me and he moved the ski.  What does not seeing me have to do with it, when I looked at the car he had NY plates on it.  All I can say is he must be from "the city".

It's crazy what people will do. I came back to my truck once at the end of the day to find a pair of skis leaning against my truck with not a vehicle or person in sight. They obviously leaned them there, forgot them and left. I hung around a while, then turned them into guest services.

Same ski area different day, I had just booted up when a lady and her kids pull in beside me. She jumps out in a fury to get her kids going asap. She grabs both sets of skis frim her hatch, notices me standing there, hands them to me and says "hold these"! About 30 seconds later she grabs them back and says "thanks" and moves on. I was speechless. I'm thinking WTF I'm out skiing taking orders from someonelse's wife! lol

 That's hilarious. I give her points for that. Look at it this way, your truck didn't get scratched from falling skis.

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Uncle A, be nice...  i'm from the city, born and raised, and i wouldn't have done that.

imo, he was probably a lawyer  (ouch, lol)

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 That's hilarious. I give her points for that. Look at it this way, your truck didn't get scratched from falling skis.

 

I eliminated this concern by doing it to my own car.  Set them there for some reason + gust of wind = not my smartest moment.

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 That's hilarious. I give her points for that. Look at it this way, your truck didn't get scratched from falling skis.

Yep it was funny. She meant no harm for sure. I just took it as a mom on cruise control.

Heck I've had guys (more than once) set right up on my tailgate with me standing right there. They never even looked at me or said a word. Come to their car, grab a snack and a drink and set on my tailgate. lol
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Yep it was funny. She meant no harm for sure. I just took it as a mom on cruise control.

 

 

They can spot the married and well trained ones from a mile away.  :D

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I eliminated this concern by doing it to my own car.  Set them there for some reason + gust of wind = not my smartest moment.

Sugar Bowl last year, I was parked by the railing on the gondola lot. This railing is a cable which feeds loosely through several uprights. Hand the skis down which one of the kids leans against the railing. I get down just as somebody 30' down grabs their end of the cable which of course sends the cable swinging. I got to the rail just in time to catch both of my skis (brand new, never skied on believe it or not) and prevent them from crashing down to the asphalt, bindings first. I'd warned them not to lean them against the car, but never had thought to cover moving cables.

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They can spot the married and well trained ones from a mile away.  biggrin.gif

Yep. When I told my wife she said I had "dad" written all over me. lol
post #286 of 294


A lawyer for sure, I wonder if he knows about the Second Amendment? 

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A lawyer for sure, I wonder if he knows about the Second Amendment? 

The part we quote or the part that got erased?
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Someone needs to invent a device that attaches to the roof rail and sticks out to the side just enough to lean skis against without touching the paint. The driver's side of my Suby is pretty scratched from leaning skis. (For you guitar players, I saw Bill Kirchen one time when he had a device that looked like the upper end of a guitar stand that plugged into the spare input of his Deluxe Reverb, so he could lean is Tele against the amp without it falling over. I looked for one online but I guess they don't make them any more. Guitar player equivalent of a ski tote?)

 

I love it when someone parks too close to the tailgate of my car. Their hood makes a nice place to rest my feet as I take my ski boots off. And I do my best to load my skis in through the back without scratching the front of their car but I'm not always successful.

 

I love it when someone parked in the resort lot is too lazy to shovel the snow off the roof of their car when it's snowed three feet. (Someone was killed on 267 outside Truckee a few years back when snow came off a car roof at 60MPH). I'm always a good citizen and get out the little collapsing shovel I keep in my car and shovel the snow off the roof for them--onto the windshield and the hood.

post #289 of 294
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I love it when someone parks too close to the tailgate of my car. Their hood makes a nice place to rest my feet as I take my ski boots off. And I do my best to load my skis in through the back without scratching the front of their car but I'm not always successful.

 

 

This bugs me too, but is often the fault of the parking lot attendants who try to pack the cars in a close as they can. If you try to create a little room, they just pack the next vehicle in even closer. It's all good as long as some jerk doesn't deliberately scratch your car out of spite.

post #290 of 294
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Someone needs to invent a device that attaches to the roof rail and sticks out to the side just enough to lean skis against without touching the paint.

 

Like this? http://sportbumper.com/products/new-ski-bumper

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Must post in this important thread.  Carry on.

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I love it when someone parked in the resort lot is too lazy to shovel the snow off the roof of their car when it's snowed three feet. (Someone was killed on 267 outside Truckee a few years back when snow came off a car roof at 60MPH). I'm always a good citizen and get out the little collapsing shovel I keep in my car and shovel the snow off the roof for them--onto the windshield and the hood.

Reminds me a much funnier, less tragic, story: Two seasons ago, came out to the car after about 8" of fresh had fallen. My daughter threw her jacket and helmet in the back of my SUV and headed for the back seat on driver's side. Meanwhile, I opened the ski box.  You know, the one that opens sideways from the passenger-side?  Yup, dumped all that nice fresh snow right on top of her.  She wasn't nearly as amused as the rest of us. Now if there is fresh snow, she will stand there and glare at me until I open the box. 

post #293 of 294
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I love it when someone parked in the resort lot is too lazy to shovel the snow off the roof of their car when it's snowed three feet. (Someone was killed on 267 outside Truckee a few years back when snow came off a car roof at 60MPH). I'm always a good citizen and get out the little collapsing shovel I keep in my car and shovel the snow off the roof for them--onto the windshield and the hood.

 

As a short person, I can't get to the middle of my roof box even with one of those longish brushes. I can normally get rid of it by opening the box and letting it fall on the other side a la @afterburn , but if it were really piled high, I would probably need to enlist a tall person. If my husband is around, he fills the role admirably.

post #294 of 294
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As a short person, I can't get to the middle of my roof box even with one of those longish brushes. I can normally get rid of it by opening the box and letting it fall on the other side a la @afterburn
 , but if it were really piled high, I would probably need to enlist a tall person. If my husband is around, he fills the role admirably.

At least you have a tall husband. My wife doesn't, though I'm the tallest in the family (not for
Long, I hope).
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