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What are your season goals for this year?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

As some can tell, I must have the ski bug again since I"m posting on Epic Ski.

What are your goals for this year?

 

Mine are:

 

1) Organize the gear. Purchase / build an appropriate ski storage system. Find a dedicated place in the house for the gear (helmets, clothes, etc).

 

2) Take better care of my gear this year than last. I left my skis in the ski bag between days up last year and that caused the edges to rust. Not a appropriate way of taking care of gear.

 

3) Ski lots. Weather dependent.


4) Ski with my 5 year old at least once this year.

 

5) Lose 10 pounds before first tracks.

post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by Crystal Mtn View Post

As some can tell, I must have the ski bug again since I"m posting on Epic Ski.


Some of us don't stop posting just because it's not "ski season".

Goal 1: Survive.
Goal 2: Ski better than last year.
post #3 of 13

Same as every season.   To not get hurt.

post #4 of 13
1) Stay safe
2) Do a couple of road trips
3) 40+ days this season
4) Lose 10 pounds
5) Don't ski a single Vail resort
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by offpiste View Post

1) Stay safe
2) Do a couple of road trips
3) 40+ days this season
4) Lose 10 pounds
5) Don't ski a single Vail resort

....Ha!

All the above ! Then add:

Haul A.... ..... Carve Deep ....Be careful and Smile ! smile.gif
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Crystal Mtn View Post

As some can tell, I must have the ski bug again since I"m posting on Epic Ski.


What are your goals for this year?

Mine are:

1) Organize the gear. Purchase / build an appropriate ski storage system. Find a dedicated place in the house for the gear (helmets, clothes, etc).

2) Take better care of my gear this year than last. I left my skis in the ski bag between days up last year and that caused the edges to rust. Not a appropriate way of taking care of gear.

3) Ski lots. Weather dependent.


4) Ski with my 5 year old at least once this year.

5) Lose 10 pounds before first tracks.

What the heck is the second sentence in number three there for? read Sibhusky's signature then delete it.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Crystal Mtn View Post

 

3) Ski lots. Weather dependent.

 

Me too.

 

Hoping for more storm and pow days than clear days this winter. :yahoo:

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post


What the heck is the second sentence in number three there for? read Sibhusky's signature then delete it.

 

Sibhusky lives in my hometown. They're pretty much guaranteed to get snow each year, only question is whether it's fogged in or too cold to ski.

 

I don't live in a guaranteed snow area. Last year we got skunked on snow. Crystal Mountain was a terrible most of last season. I went skiing one day and, whoops, skied off of the snowy part of the slope and onto a big dirt patch. I'm not picky about what kind of snow I need to have fun but I do need snow. I don't have the right gear for skiing on dirt.

post #9 of 13

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Originally Posted by Crystal Mtn View Post
 

 

Sibhusky lives in my hometown. They're pretty much guaranteed to get snow each year, only question is whether it's fogged in or too cold to ski.

 

I don't live in a guaranteed snow area. Last year we got skunked on snow. Crystal Mountain was a terrible most of last season. I went skiing one day and, whoops, skied off of the snowy part of the slope and onto a big dirt patch. I'm not picky about what kind of snow I need to have fun but I do need snow. I don't have the right gear for skiing on dirt.

 

Well most years up there it is pretty much guaranteed you'll have a decent season or at least a full length season.  Last season was pretty unprecedented.

post #10 of 13
Sure you do. Dirt just needs to be a little steeper.
post #11 of 13

I count my vertical. Made 940,000 feet last season during the worst conditions in the history of Whistler.

This year i absolutely MUST break the 1,000,000 barrier, although i would like to break 1,500,000.

 

Second, i want to ski more days. I only got in about 38 last season and i would hope to have over 50.

 

Third is to experience more of the mountain.

Due to conditions, huge swaths of the terrain were never really accessible.

Excelerator was out all year, Solar Coaster's black runs were a wash, Glacier express never got up to level, Jersey Cream only really had the groomers, the glades over on Crystal were a mess. Garbonzo zone had huge holes in it. The whole whistler bowl was very rarely in good shape and peak to creek was closed all year. Big parts of Harmony were also rarely doable, as was Robertsons.

 

In all, the Glacier had its good days, 7th heaven did too. Emerald was OK, and Symphony got pretty great towards the end of March, but at least half the mountain and then some was a no go most of the way, so hoping for a bit more of a snowpack this time around.

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

What the heck is the second sentence in number three there for? read Sibhusky's signature then delete it.

Sibhusky lives in my hometown. They're pretty much guaranteed to get snow each year, only question is whether it's fogged in or too cold to ski.

I don't live in a guaranteed snow area. Last year we got skunked on snow. Crystal Mountain was a terrible most of last season. I went skiing one day and, whoops, skied off of the snowy part of the slope and onto a big dirt patch. I'm not picky about what kind of snow I need to have fun but I do need snow. I don't have the right gear for skiing on dirt.

It's never too cold to ski. It apparently IS too cold to be a liftie, however.

Cold was not a problem last season and looks to be even less of a problem this coming season. Last year, you all came here. This year I may have to head to New Mexico.

@ChristopherCall, I'll see your 940,000 and raise you another 137,000. tongue.gif
post #13 of 13

1) Get up to Mammoth twice instead of once (supplemented by regular trips to Snow Summit & Bear Mnt).

2) help my 8YO daughter get from green runs to blue.  Last season skiing clicked for her and I am excited to see her progress.

3) help my 4, 6YO sons get enough time on the snow that skiing clicks for them. 

4) learn how to do a couple tricks in the park.  Last season I started figuring out how ski backwards so I could help my kids learn, and I want to figure out how to do a jump or rail or something this season.

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