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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by fatbob View Post
 

The concept of a day's skiing would become redundant - simply put on your gear and teleport to wherever in the world is in daylight before or after work or during lunchbreak and snag an epic pow run.  Plus avy and line  safety kinda becomes redundant - find a remote peak where you're not going to hurt anyone and then tele the heck out when stuff goes sideways.  Kamchatka, AK, Himalayas whatever.

Much better plan. 3 or 4 runs where there is fresh snow sunshine and no other people. Then spend the rest of the day doing something productive in a place where shorts and flip-flops are considered semi-formal. 

post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

If there were teleporters I wouldn't bother with 'ski areas' at all.

 

this^^  Pretty much eliminates the need for SAR, beacons, etc.

 

Assuming the teleporter is small enough to carry with you and activate merely with a thought ....... ;)

post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by Paul Lutes View Post
 

 

this^^  Pretty much eliminates the need for SAR, beacons, etc.

 

Assuming the teleporter is small enough to carry with you and activate merely with a thought ....... ;)

post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post

I think I'd be a lot like Dr. McCoy was about transporters. He was often skittish about using the things, given that they would occasionally burp. He was never convinced that he would rematerialize on the other end in one piece, or in the place he thought he was going. If the coordinates were even a tiny bit off, one could materialize embedded in a tree, or waist-deep in the rock of a mountain top, or twenty feet in the air above the ground, etc. I think I'll take my chances with the chairlift.

That isn't the main concern. Say we can Star Trek transport...ie, we can at any one time map with 100% accuracy the configuration of every atom in your body and then send that info somewhere. 

 

The Problem: That isn't you about to ski fresh turns on the top of the mountain. "You" were turned into energy (better described as killed) at the bottom of the mountain. On top of the mountain is some ahole that only looks like you that is about to get your turns. I think they left that part out of the Star Fleet signup waivers on orientation day. 

 

I'll take rocket boots.

post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by DesiredUsername View Post

Why are limiting ourselves to the transporter? How about utilizing holodecks to recreate ideal conditions at whatever mountain you want?

"Computer: North America, Jackson Hole, mid- winter, location top of the tram. Now add 20cm of fresh untracked powder snow, 7% water content. Computer, eliminate snowboarders and reduce the number of skiers by 90%. Excellent, run program."

"Computer: revise program. Eliminate all skiers, insert Julia Mancuso, Lindsay Vonn and Mikaela Schiffrin as my ski buddies. Run program."

post #36 of 38

Even with lifts it's hard to find fresh tracks after 10 AM.

post #37 of 38

I think the transporter would affect how I skied more than how much I skied.   As it is, I don't get enough time on snow, so every chance I get I'm pushing it harder and faster and tighter and close to the edge.   If I could continually beam myself to the top of some empty mountains, I imagine after a while I would need a rest and start cruizing for a while, then revert to hard turns, and so on.

post #38 of 38

I'd most likely ski about an hour or so, three or four days each week just for the exercise and to improve my technique. Then ski as long as I could on the epic and powder days. It would be a great way to keep in shape.

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