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Poll Results: When you go skiing, where do you boot up for the day?

 
  • 36% (45)
    In or at my car.
  • 41% (51)
    In the lodge.
  • 7% (9)
    At home.
  • 14% (18)
    It differs from area to area.
123 Total Votes  
post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Where do you boot up for the day?

I know, this one is flawed too.
post #2 of 23
Too much trouble.
I just leave mine on at night!
post #3 of 23
When...the day I bought them, haven't taken them off yet!
post #4 of 23
Haha, who is the dude that does this at home? My boots don't even fit in the footbox of my car, or my Jeep. They do in the van.

Seriously though, lodge only if its a race. Otherwise, car. I rarely stay anywhere in the Northeast for more than four hours anyways. I carry everything I need on my person. Stone, straps, helmet, gloves, hydration, done.
post #5 of 23
FLAaaaAWWED!

(Sorry, teachskiljp, you're not allowed to call flawed on your post. Thems the rules. )

How about -- Gondola?
post #6 of 23
Lodro,

You boot up in the gondola? Isn't that kind of inconsiderate to those on the gondola with sensitive noses?
post #7 of 23
If I'm skiing with someone who needs to rent equipment, or if I'm renting a demo ski I do it in the lodge. If all I need is a lift ticket, I do it at the car and skip the lodge. (I voted at the car before I thought it through).
post #8 of 23
When I boot up in the car, (I have a small Saturn), I buy big carpet samples and toss them on the ground to stand on. When they get all crappy, I spend a coupla bucks and buy new ones. There's more room outside the car.

Beats hopping around on one foot, cause sometimes I'm tossing on the pants, too, rather than roasting in the car on the way there!
post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by skiingman
Haha, who is the dude that does this at home? My boots don't even fit in the footbox of my car, or my Jeep. They do in the van.
Um, probably someone that lives SLOPESIDE! E.g., someone luckier than you or I.
post #10 of 23
I do it at home, and yes, I have a cottage slopeside
post #11 of 23
I boot up in the tune shop or in the locker room.
Don't forget about the folks that tune your skis or put your smelly, flat feet in rental boots or put you on the sweetest demo ski you could ever want on a pow day. We put our boots on one boot at a time, just like you guys that have to walk from the parking lot.
We want a catagory too.:
post #12 of 23
I have booted up at home and driven to the local area. Not much feel to the gas and brake pedal that way, but it can be done. Thought about trying it in a stick shift once, but just couldn't get enough movement for the clutch.
post #13 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colossus178
Lodro,

You boot up in the gondola? Isn't that kind of inconsiderate to those on the gondola with sensitive noses?
Ah, bunch of whiners ;-). I have had a few unfriendly comments when changing base layers..

..actually I usually only do final adjustments. When its crowded you do have to be careful not to put an elbow in someone's face. Now, that would ruin the rest of the ride!
post #14 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lodro
Ah, bunch of whiners ;-). I have had a few unfriendly comments when changing base layers..
Woman to my buddy as he stands in lodge in boxers, putting ski pants on for short evening skiing session: "You know, they have restrooms here"

My buddy: "You don't like what you see? Don't look lady."

He lives in Texas now.
-Garrett
post #15 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by skiingman
Woman to my buddy as he stands in lodge in boxers, putting ski pants on for short evening skiing session: "You know, they have restrooms here"

My buddy: "You don't like what you see? Don't look lady."

He lives in Texas now.
-Garrett
If God had wanted Texans to ski, he would've made ******** white.
post #16 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni
When I boot up in the car, (I have a small Saturn), I buy big carpet samples and toss them on the ground to stand on. . ..
I like this! I'm the Queen of Hopping Around Outside the Car, trying to get my boots on!

Kristine
post #17 of 23
Hey B40! I hear you! I did that for 2 years!

I keep the carpets in the trunk. I used to use the car mats, but some parking lots are really muddy/dirty. With the carpets, you can lay them mud to mud side and toss them in the trunk.

Keep your boot in the front while you're driving too. That way they'll be warm and more comfortable to put on. When you travel with boots in the trunk, they get cold and are hard to get on sometimes. Plus, your feet get cold instantly.

I keep mine, when I have a long trip, right on the floor up under the dash. Toasty!
post #18 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by retiredat40
I have booted up at home and driven to the local area. Not much feel to the gas and brake pedal that way, but it can be done. Thought about trying it in a stick shift once, but just couldn't get enough movement for the clutch.
Seen...
Seen Instructors in the Dolomites do exactly that, drive a car (we all have clutches, gearboxes and sticks in 97% of our cars here) actually it was an Audi 80 of old...
Seen instructors waltz to the tune in a mountain hut, and not miss a step.
Seen a racer (young one) coming in from school with trainers and proceed to exctract his boots from backpack and boot up in the gondola...
No one said anything, we all thought it normal somehow...but there's a good explanation for that trainers...
That particular area is served by a gondola but there's no run which allows skiers to ski down to the base, and if there's enough wind then the gondola is shut down and customers have to...walk down, that's a 40 minutes hike, not really comfortable with ski boots...)
Ah, yes, I forgot "dog's" nose, we all smell here, so we wouldn't have noticed anyway
post #19 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni
If God had wanted Texans to ski, he would've made ******** white.
If you don't finish the sentence, you don't have any ****s!
post #20 of 23
I'm one of the one's that boot up at home during the main season. Okemo has a free shuttle bus that stops at our driveway. When I'm working I boot up in the employee's locker room. After getting off the employee shuttle, which stops next door. I know it's rough but someone has to do it.
post #21 of 23
I'm going to start taking the bus somedays this year. Its free and it stops half a block from my house and lets you off a hundred feet from a lift. So when I do that, I just realized that I will be in the "boot up at home" category!
post #22 of 23
I'm one of the lucky guys who has an office at the local resort. As the clubs head coach, I get to boot up in my office and warm my boots there as well. When I travel with the team, I usually boot up outside the van and go straight to the lift!

Marbleman
post #23 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by rayl1964
If you don't finish the sentence, you don't have any ****s!
I'm sorry, but if I say ********, it's bleeped. I'll pay deference to AC thanks.
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