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anyone else cave in yet this summer

post #1 of 42
Thread Starter 
I broke down and watched Groove this weekend while sweating in my apartment enjoying a beer... I can usually at least make it until early fall before I become obsessed with skiing for the upcoming season.
post #2 of 42
I caught one of the Warren Miller movies on cable just the other day, couldn't help but watch it!
post #3 of 42
Walking out the door of my new home in Summit County Co., I can visualize what the mountains will look like when they are filled with snow. I can also take joy in the fact that I will be within 20 minutes to 2 hours from most Colorado Ski areas!
post #4 of 42
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie
Walking out the door of my new home in Summit County Co., I can visualize what the mountains will look like when they are filled with snow. I can also take joy in the fact that I will be within 20 minutes to 2 hours from most Colorado Ski areas!
Geez, Lisa. You haven't been in Colorado for a month and you're already sounding as obnoxious as the rest of us that live in the Rockies.
post #5 of 42
I work out to old World Cup races and other videos, so I guess I never was that strong. I've started to prep my skis for a camp in September, and I've been conditioning skis for next season. For me there's only two seasons- ski season and preparing for next ski season.
post #6 of 42

this is your brain

This is your brain-
This is your brain during winter-
post #7 of 42
I wish!

post #8 of 42
i already have been on the whistler webcams multiple times looking for snow, have started planning my 1st trip to utah next season and broken that to be ready to hit anyplace that gets dumped on 1st and hit the brakes every time i see a car with the colorado mountain range plates.

btw, pikes peak got snow last week.
post #9 of 42
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Originally Posted by Rio
Geez, Lisa. You haven't been in Colorado for a month and you're already sounding as obnoxious as the rest of us that live in the Rockies.
LOL, I was wondering who was going to pick up on that! But seriously, folks, the best remedy for all this "lack of snow angst" is to just be in the mountains. Kind of makes you realize that our love of skiing is also a love of mountains! So get away from the urban sprawl, and come out where you can breath the fresh air! No ac needed, the mountain breezes will suffice! No stair master or elliptical needed, a walk uphill is all the butt work you need!
You like Mexican food? Come out to where its made by real Mexicans, a opposed to a yuppied up city version! Don't feel like driving? You can take the FREE Summit Stage and view the awesome scenary. Sure beats paying $1.25 to be in an underground filthy subway system!

This post was paid for by the Summit County tourist board!
post #10 of 42
I have also started to plan my first trip of next year and thats not till december, alta, snowbird, powder mountain, deer valley and the cannyons... its gonna be a great 10 days. See I live in maryland so i only get to really ski a couple times a year, the rest of it is all crap the biggest vert we have around here is 900 feet or somthing. But only another couple years till im off the jackson hole to be a ski bum. im counting the days
post #11 of 42
true confession-I put on my boots to train on my bosu
also, I keep my skis in the kitchen so i can see them
also, sometimes i stroke the sleeve of my uniform jacket
Had enough?
post #12 of 42
Obviously Lisamarie hasn't been there long enough to develop the attitude that everyone should move away because it's getting too crowded around the mountain. It may take awhile, but it will happen... unless she gets into real estate sales.

Tourists are fine, because they bring in money and provide entertainment/something to complain about.
post #13 of 42
Started watching WM movies in the beginning of June. I have 5 so I rotate them. I was in Big Sky a few weeks ago, rode the gondola up to lone mountain and played in 4" of fresh snow! RIO can probably still do this! I already booked my first ski trip so the planning helps ride out the time. I have back surgery the first week in August so I should be able to start to train by September; and of course looking at new ski's and other toys! Can't wait until the shops put out the gear. Probably won't buy anything (maybe skis if I can sell my two other pairs) but fun to look
post #14 of 42
Punched in the World Cup and U.S. Nat'l's vids last week, and watched Ski Bums again (fast-forwarding through the J. Thrash stuff, which is entertaining enough, but not the third time through). I have Aspen Extreme, which I cannot watch again. If anyone wants it, let me know and I'll put it in the mail.

Four months until first turns at Mammoth.
post #15 of 42
dying for the go ahead from my ortho to start full weight bearing. Then I can start walking!
post #16 of 42
Dave puts it all into perspective.

So, LM, I was thinking...........What took you so long to get out of Boston?

Aren't you in nirvana?

We found a small ski area Monday when we went for a drive. It's called Maple Valley, between Brattleboro and Bennington in Vermont. Anyone know if it's a working resort? We didn't see snowmaking....
post #17 of 42
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Originally Posted by Bonni

We found a small ski area Monday when we went for a drive. It's called Maple Valley, between Brattleboro and Bennington in Vermont. Anyone know if it's a working resort? We didn't see snowmaking....
I used to ski there as a kid, but I think it's been closed for a few years now. For a small family area, they had some decent terrain, although I don't remember if they had snowmaking - I think not. I suspect that's what did them in.
post #18 of 42
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Originally Posted by Bonni
Dave puts it all into perspective.

So, LM, I was thinking...........What took you so long to get out of Boston?

Aren't you in nirvana? ...
I don't see what you are complaining about. You live within minutes of all the ski areas in Sothern Vermont, and a couple hours from 90 % of the ski areas in New England. If you get any further out in the country you will have to shear your own sheep to get the Vermont Flannel.

The only difference is where you live and Colorado is the mountains are a lot smaller and you don't get as many tourists. As far as mexican food, you will have to live on maple syrup products and organic veggies.

I must admit that although I'm essentially a neighbor or yours, I too, got jealous of the LM post. Sometime I wish I never left Colorado.
post #19 of 42
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Originally Posted by Ron
Probably won't buy anything (maybe skis if I can sell my two other pairs) but fun to look
Read quickly, thought you wrote "---sell my two other kids!"

As Bonni said, we went on a drive the other day and I saw the merton (sp) line at a ski shop somewhere around Stratton---someone coined the phrase "Clown Shoes" in another thread---it seemed to fit!

Now you would need to sell the kids to buy those suckers! Well in excess of a grand per pair and I don't believe that included bindings. Might be wrong on the binding part--I don't even pick up skis that expensive.

Sorry,, but seeing an $1,100 plus price tag in the summer kinda of soured my enthusiasm for the next week or so!
post #20 of 42
Thread Starter 
just go search around at Cupolo and brighten your mood (and possibly lighten your wallet) then...
post #21 of 42
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Originally Posted by Bryan
Sometime I wish I never left Colorado.
SOMETIMES???

I wake up every day and dread that I made that decision.
post #22 of 42
"Sell the kids"? Well, If I had any, I would consider. I do have a couple of nephews that I could probably sell! Honestly, Skis are getting out of control. I live in the NY metro area and last year, you couldn't find a pair of Five Stars or any other hot ski in the most popular sizes well before Christmas. People will pay full price or maybe 10% off and think nothing of it. So someone's buying this stuff. A lot of the people will buy new skis every year or every other and ski 10 days if that. I figure that if I can get a good deal on a pair I will keep them for atleast few years. I am finally at a skill level where I really know what I want; and know how to use them. I started late in life at 29!
post #23 of 42
My wallpaper is on me dropping off the cornice at A-basin. Self absorbed? maybe...so what.

Got the in lines out, rubber tips on some old ski poles and I am carving up the trails on skates.
post #24 of 42
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Originally Posted by Bryan
The only difference is where you live and Colorado is the mountains are a lot smaller......
You mean to tell me all those stories I've heard from New Englanders about boilerplate and blue meanies are a lie?
post #25 of 42
I am the rare person here that does not wish summer away. Summer passes quickly and I never seem to get in all the fun summer things I want to do. I am lucky enough to get to the mountains most weekends so maybe that is why. I know that mountain biking season will end before I am ready for it. Come November though the snow can fly!
post #26 of 42
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Originally Posted by Rio
You mean to tell me all those stories I've heard from New Englanders about boilerplate and blue means are a lie?
Boiler what? and blue who?

However, we hear the guy who founded "Edges are overrated anonamous" now lives in Utah somewhere!
post #27 of 42
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Originally Posted by Bonni
Dave puts it all into perspective.

So, LM, I was thinking...........What took you so long to get out of Boston?

Aren't you in nirvana?

We found a small ski area Monday when we went for a drive. It's called Maple Valley, between Brattleboro and Bennington in Vermont. Anyone know if it's a working resort? We didn't see snowmaking....
First I thought I'd never leave N.Y.C.
Then I thought I'd never get married
Then I thought I'd never want to learn to ski
Then I thought I'd never leave Boston
Then I thought I'd never learn to drive....

And you may ask yourself, "How did I get here?"

In answer to your question, it took me so long to leave because I thought I'd be giving up the job securtiy that I never had in the first place. Even if these plans fall apart, I'd rather find work as a Walmart greeter than go back to the urban filth and crime!
post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie
I'd rather find work as a Walmart greeter than go back to the urban filth and crime!
Somehow I truly doubt you will ever need this but just in case----

-
Practice this line for 2 minutes a day!

"Welcome to Wal Mart!" "Have a nice day"
post #29 of 42
Honey, I thought that was YOUR dream job! Isn't that what I hear you mumbling in your sleep?
post #30 of 42
[quote=Ron...Skis are getting out of control. I live in the NY metro area and last year, you couldn't find a pair of Five Stars or any other hot ski in the most popular sizes well before Christmas. People will pay full price or maybe 10% off and think nothing of it. So someone's buying this stuff. ....[/QUOTE]

You've got to drive up to CT or Mass. There are plenty of ski shops looking to sell this stuff at discount for good mark downs, even the Volkl's. Just start looking in September for the good sales. Besides Western Mass is only a little over 2 hours from the city and it's a decent drive.
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