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Are you thinking a weekly rental or season rental? I've been contemplating the latter for my first year of retirement whenever that actually happens. For my wife, she doesn't like the 4+ hours of driving for our day trips to the Poconos.
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Are you thinking a weekly rental or season rental? I've been contemplating the latter for my first year of retirement whenever that actually happens. For my wife, she doesn't like the 4+ hours of driving for our day trips to the Poconos.

Weekly for now, maybe even just a long weekend. Even at that, if I get 3 days on the mtn it would be half of the total days I skied all last season. Long term goal is ownership, but that's a ways away. A seasonal rental is probably a good idea in the interim though to get a taste of whether the lifestyle is a good fit for the family.

4 hour long drives are each way or round trip? The 2.5 hour ride to So VT is about my max for a day trip. Especially when I'm trying to make it home for dinner.
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Are you thinking a weekly rental or season rental? I've been contemplating the latter for my first year of retirement whenever that actually happens. For my wife, she doesn't like the 4+ hours of driving for our day trips to the Poconos.

Weekly for now, maybe even just a long weekend. Even at that, if I get 3 days on the mtn it would be half of the total days I skied all last season. Long term goal is ownership, but that's a ways away. A seasonal rental is probably a good idea in the interim though to get a taste of whether the lifestyle is a good fit for the family.

4 hour long drives are each way or round trip? The 2.5 hour ride to So VT is about my max for a day trip. Especially when I'm trying to make it home for dinner.


With young kids, getting a place with a kitchen for a long weekend works out very well.  Obviously ski in/out is ideal, but even if the slopes are a short drive, it still beats doing a day trip.  When my daughter was little (ages 4-8), if she wasn't in ski school then we would ski for a couple hours in the morning, go back to the condo for a leisurely lunch, then head back to the slopes around 3:00 or 3:30.  By then most people were gone so lift lines weren't bad.  Of course, it helped that our home mountain has night skiing, so we could ski until 5:30 or 6:00, or even 7:00 when she and her friends were older.

 

My drive from central NC is 4 hours to our "home mountain" in northern VA.  Did three trips the first few seasons: week before Christmas and the two holiday weekends.  Still doing the holiday weekends with friends who have kids who are learning to ski (ages 6-9).

post #64 of 70
4+ hour round trip to Blue, JFBB. Elk Mountain for the best skiing in eastern PA is more like 6+, which I've done on local day bus trips so I don't have to drive.

We've done the long weekend trips with family and friends to Killington and Mt Snow condo rentals. If on the direct bus route, in/out access is not necessary. Weeklong trips for two have been ski in/out hotels.
post #65 of 70

I have 4 kids...15, 12, 5, and 2.  My wife doesn't ski.

 

I live in FLORIDA.  The closest ski area is 8 hours away.

 

I've managed to ski 21 days the last two seasons.

 

How?  I take the older two kids with me.  On one trip, the entire family.  One trip, I flew out to Utah to ski with a business acquaintance. 

 

Also, I have a lot of vacation days as I own my own business.  But really, it's just four weeks or so during the winter and one of them is normally the week after Christmas.

 

If I lived in Connecticut I'd be skiing 30+ days a season.


Edited by Hitman - 8/13/16 at 10:08pm
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I'm just here to pad my post count.
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I'm just here to pad my post count.


Have you ever skied less than 20 days a season as an adult?  If so, where were you living?  :rolleyes

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If you are a skier, Florida is a slow death. :(

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If you are a skier, Florida is a slow death. frown.gif

You're telling me...

I'm working on moving somewhere closer to skiing. It may happen by the end of this year.
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Have you ever skied less than 20 days a season as an adult?  If so, where were you living?  rolleyes.gif
Define adult.

In my 20's I was all about the bicycle. I could have skied more, but it wasn't a priority. In my 30's I commuted 250mi each way to Vermont from NY/NJ every weekend from Nov-June and averaged about 80 days/yr.

Ultimately I couldn't care less how much people ski, but if they want to increase their day count, I can speak from experience about several ways to accomplish this. (none involve having children, but I can reference at least a few adults who have accomplished this as well)
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