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post #31 of 34
27 or so days was I think the most I managed post college (5 years ago now). I rounded up. I seriously doubt I'll get there again, last 3 year run rate is probably closer to 14 on average. 1 week ski trip (7-9) plus 2 long weekends (2-3 each) and one or two random "social" days. 30 is more of an aspirational goal I suppose now, but I prefer to think of myself as a "maybe, possibly" 30 day a year guy (even if it's slightly self deceptive).

The reason is that I don't live that close to anywhere I'd like to ski (nor did I in the past). To get to the higher numbers I would wake up at 6 am, take no doze, drive 3 hours and ski from 9 or 9:30 to closing then drive back home a lot of Saturday's. Then, if I wasn't too hung over or had a friend to go with, I'd do it again Sunday. Thankfully I never passed out and crashed on the ride home, but there was definitely some risk of that. Took a few random vacation days during blizzards too etc. (fun times driving home as you can imagine).
post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by AngryBadger View Post

To get to the higher numbers I would wake up at 6 am, take no doze, drive 3 hours and ski from 9 or 9:30 to closing then drive back home a lot of Saturday's.

Up at 6am?? Hah, that's is sleeping in. 3 hours drive is a drive around the block for me. :)

 

Last year, I got up at 3, drove 5.5, skied 6 hours, left and ate lunch, then drove 5.5 home to go to work next day ;)

 

To OP, at the end of the day, remember, it's all about having fun. Ski 4 days or 40 just remember to have fun

post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by lott42 View Post

Up at 6am?? Hah, that's is sleeping in. 3 hours drive is a drive around the block for me. smile.gif

Last year, I got up at 3, drove 5.5, skied 6 hours, left and ate lunch, then drove 5.5 home to go to work next day wink.gif

To OP, at the end of the day, remember, it's all about having fun. Ski 4 days or 40 just remember to have fun

You are far more of a morning person than I am. I realize this sounds crazy, but I honestly feel pretty crap for the full day if I wake up much before 7 no matter when I went to sleep.
post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by jasonmiller74 View Post
 

30 days a year?  you must live close to a mountain. also gets expensive skiing that much lift tix aint cheap :)

 

Well, I live in south Florida and today was day 36. SLC, WB, Yurp etc. If you're a skier, you're a skier. Lift tickets - simple - a mountain collective pass and an epic pass. For $1k, the season's essentially covered.

 

Anyway, best advice here was RENT. You can get really good skis at good areas without any problem, and maybe you find something you fall in love with, but anyway, in a year or two they'll be something else that you'll love more. With the number of days you're talking about, get great boots and rent skis. No brainer.

 

I have two major quivers, one in SLC and one at WB - common between them are hard skis (Kastle MX-88's, and in between skis Kastle MX108's, and soft snow skis - Nordica Patrons). You want a great all-around - get a Kastle FX94 - over and done.

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