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post #61 of 76

Now that the season is underway, I thought it might be a good time to bump this thread. For me, more of a 2016, it's hoping to add a South American ski resort to my list. 

post #62 of 76

Bucket list for 15-16? Really???

 

NOT, repeat, NOT TO KICK THE BUCKET in 15/16 season!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As for plans, I plan to go to the Aspen Gathering. Have MCP and hope to use it for more than one trip. 

 

But I'm starting a new job come Monday, which means I had to start my vacation accumulation from zero again. So I don't know if I can swing the second trip...

 

My other goal is to get a lot of time on my new tele setup. But I don't know what to expect so really no clear goals, just see how it goes. 

 

So this is a season of fluid. Lots of unknown and lots of potentials. 

post #63 of 76
post #64 of 76

funny you should bring this up. I just kicked the bucket this morning; thankfully it was empty at the time.

 

I am working on a project far away from ski country, 4 hours one way minimum so day trips are pretty much out of the picture for this winter. This is bad.

 

I am not going to take the vacation time for a destination trip, people who do that in this field often come back to find they have no job. So I don't know if I will even put on a pair of skis this winter; having a couple of thousand ski days in my past, I can pull it off. This is bad.

 

The job is interesting steady and pays really well, get to live in kind of a cool town in a shabby chic kind of way. The seafood (and beer) is just about as good as it gets. This is very good.

 

I intend to ride this train till it comes off the tracks and bank the proceeds, it could be my last go-round for work if I choose. This is good.

 

I am less than 20 miles from 4 golf courses on pretty much any golfers bucket list. It is the golfing equivalent of having to work in Aspen for a few years. (My putting is actually getting better it is a miracle). This is very very good.

 

So the bucket list item for this winter for better or worse is to straighten out the drive.

Maybe 16-17 will bring better skiing like live at a mountain again.

post #65 of 76

4 Hour day trips out of question? On a Saturday (or first day off assuming you have consecutive days off) get up 4:30, on the road by 5:00 you are at the resort by 9:00.  Ride until 4:00, you are on the road by 5:00 and home before 10:00.  You'll have one hell of a night of sleep, and rest a bit the next day as well.  I sometimes do it on Sunday and at work on Monday.

post #66 of 76
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Originally Posted by Lofcaudio View Post
 

1) Visit an area I've never been before (Sun Valley and/or Squaw are most likely contenders);

2) Aspen; and

3) Utah (in order of preference: Snowbird, Alta, Snowbasin, Park City).

 

Now that the season has started and I have already booked the above trips, I need to expand my bucket list a tad:

 

4) Feel comfortable in powder and crud; and

5) Taos (haven't been since 2002).

post #67 of 76
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Originally Posted by breilly View Post
 

- ski 25 days (live in TX and have full-time job, so this will be challenging)

- Buy custom-fitted ski boots (done as of Oct 13)

- demo skis and buy a pair by end of season or at end-of-season sale

- BC and Vail (never been) replaced this with Winter Park

- Steamboat (never been)

- skiing blacks by Steamboat trip in late Feb

- improve on the bumps

- ski powder

- skied 16 days, so far, with two trips left on schedule

- bought custom-fitted boots

- have been demoing skis and just waiting for end-of-year sales before buying

- skied WP for first time

- skied Steamboat for first time

- skied blacks at Steamboat

- am improving on bumps

- skied powder

post #68 of 76
Goal=Meet or exceed last year's vertical, as 1) I've been having real problems getting going the last two seasons due to the weather. If I don't have a goal, I let myself get lazy. And with "groomers and more groomers" being the theme in warm winters, it's a goal that is consistent with conditions. 2) It brings home to me that you can't sit around all summer bitching about the heat if you're going to have skiing goals. This year's goal is 1.1 million feet and 75 days. Not as big as some years, but better than recent years.
Goal=Be ready to ski with most who show up. This excludes younger "I was a pro snow boarder" types. This will force me to push myself harder so I can at least ski stuff I've skied in the past.
Overriding goal=Stay out of the hospital. Do not get sick. Do not incur more damage to my body. Establish routines that minimize those possibilities. Get sleep, don't ski exhausted, leave if it's a "no chair" day real early. Leave if the loonies have taken over the hill. Don't gear my speed to someone else's, let them go. Remember it's a long season and I don't want to miss it strung up in some hospital and I don't want this to be the last season, either.
post #69 of 76
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Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
 

I've got a few :

 

-- Take at least a couple more lessons, and continue to get better 2 lessons taken 

-- Get to at least one new place nearby (Timberline, Wintergreen, Showshoe, or Blue Knob most likely) - Skied a day at Blue Knob 

-- Attend the Gathering in Aspen - I was definitely there! 

-- Make one other trip to ski, place and time TBD Heading to Mammoth and Squalpine in two weeks! 

 

:yahoo:

post #70 of 76
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Originally Posted by breilly View Post
 

almost (next trip will get me to 23) - ski 25 days (live in TX and have full-time job, so this will be challenging)

 - Buy custom-fitted ski boots

 - demo skis and buy a pair by end of season or at end-of-season sale

 - BC and Vail (never been) replaced this with Winter Park

- Steamboat (never been)

 - skiing blacks by Steamboat trip in late Feb

 (still WIP) - improve on the bumps

 - ski powder

post #71 of 76
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Originally Posted by UllrIsLord View Post
 

Finally taking a trip to Jackson Hole this year, so, Corbet's, obviously.

 

I'd like to get in 15 days of race training.

 

Expand into Super G, so I can suck in 4 disciplines instead of just 3.

 

For once go into a season having stuck to my pre-season conditioning program.

1. Jackson was amazing, but Corbet's was closed. Technically that's still on my bucket list.

2. 10 days so far, I'll probably fall a little short. Looked like I'd make it easily but a couple days cancelled for too much powder (not complaining) another missed due to illness (that stinks) but lately a couple days cancelled due to not enough participants, which is really a shame.

3. Did a Super-combi at Ski Cooper. It was a blast, but, yeah, I suck at Super G too.

4. I actually did. It was great. But now I'm out of shape again. We weekend warriors have to keep up the conditioning during the week through the season and I haven't.

post #72 of 76

Since you asked, here is my top ten ski bucket list:

 

1. Getting on the chair between two beautiful women complaining that their bf’s don’t ski. Check

 

2. Stealing the first tracks promised to an olympic disabled skier. Check

 

3. Spending the night stuck in a tree well with a pocket full of crack and a windproof lighter. Check

 

4. Have my gf’s naked body lying under my skis to catch the melted wax. Check

 

5. Waking up to the crack of dawn having maintained possession of that windproof lighter. Check

 

6. Cleaning up after a good tune ;) Check, check, check, check, check, check ...

 

7. Leaving ski patrol lost in the spin drift of my poached line, again. Check

 

8. Having a puppy with me on the chairlift and ditching it for the next run. Check

 

9. Spending the night in a snow cave hiding from frustrated ski patrol, again. Check

 

10. Extolling the virtues of a skier’s hidden priorities on a ski forum. Check

post #73 of 76
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Originally Posted by doin1 View Post

Comfortably ski double blacks at Big Sky.

Got over 60 days in,so far. The snow is still getting better. Very close to skiing the fall line on double blacks. A very good year.
post #74 of 76
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Originally Posted by Stev View Post
 

Ski at least as many days as I am years old (I'll be 55 in October.)

Ski every month (I am currently at 141 consecutive months.)

Ski at least one resort that I have not skied before.

Ski at least one new backcountry location and/or line that I have not skied before.

Ski outside of the United States.

I'm happy to report that I was able to check off every item on my list this season.

 

I exceeded skiing as many days as I am years old. I am currently at 59 days and still going.

I continued my consecutive month streak. I am currently at 150 consecutive months and still going.

I skied three resorts that I have not skied before. Taos, New Mexico, Hlidarfjall, Iceland, and Skalafell, Iceland.

So far I have skied two new backcountry locations/lines. Dunderberg Glade in the Eastern Sierra and Lower Horse Run in Iceland.

I skied outside of the United States when I took a trip to Iceland (3 days of heli, 1 touring, and 2 resort days.) Here is a link to the TR: http://www.epicski.com/t/146752/iceland-march-april-2016-trip-report 

 

I'm already thinking about next season's list.

post #75 of 76

Hmm.. I want to take a few lessons and get out of the intermediate level.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
 

I've got a few :

 

-- Take at least a couple more lessons, and continue to get better

-- Get to at least one new place nearby (Timberline, Wintergreen, Showshoe, or Blue Knob most likely)

-- Attend the Gathering in Aspen

-- Make one other trip to ski, place and time TBD

I can only speak for Snowshoe, but I love that place! It's the largest ski area close to NC. I went this Feb and when we got there it was pouring rain, not a flake of snow in sight. It switched to snow overnight and snowed for the next 2 days straight. Woke up to over 8" on the ground and awesome conditions on the slopes, first time really experiencing powder. Seriously better conditions than when I went to Telluride in Jan! Though we got unlucky and didnt see any snow at Telluride, it snowed 17" in the 36 hours AFTER we left. Of course. 

post #76 of 76
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post
 

Bucket list for 15-16? Really???

 

NOT, repeat, NOT TO KICK THE BUCKET in 15/16 season!!!!

 

 

 

 

As for plans, I plan to go to the Aspen Gathering. Have MCP and hope to use it for more than one trip. 

 

But I'm starting a new job come Monday, which means I had to start my vacation accumulation from zero again. So I don't know if I can swing the second trip...

 

My other goal is to get a lot of time on my new tele setup. But I don't know what to expect so really no clear goals, just see how it goes. 

 

So this is a season of fluid. Lots of unknown and lots of potentials. 

 

I managed NOT kicking the bucket. So my year was a success! :)

 

Went to Aspen. Tacked on Taos to the end of that trip also. Plus a whole bunch of other places. Turns out I got a lot of vacation that's not "on the book", by working hard and long while in the office (and working weekends). So I managed 4 trips to the west! I really got the most out of my MCP! Life is good. :D

 

Local skiing in the northeast suck big time this past season, as everyone now admits. As a result, I didn't get much snow time to experiment with my new tele setup. Only took it out once at the end of the day. Zero touring day. Zero cross country day. 

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