Originally Posted by jlb
Mary Jane. Outhouse, first thing in the morning, top to bottom, nonstop. Babam!
Outhouse is near my upper limit of enjoyment. If the snow's old... I start to feel likewise. Gandy Dancer and Drunken Frenchman are more my level.
At 41, I find myself enjoying bump skiing more than ever. My oldest boy has long since surpassed me, and my middle (10 yrs. old) boy is typically waiting for me at the bottom anymore as well. Hey, at least I can still outski my 8 yr. old boy.... until next year
Once you get hooked on bump skiing, groomers become soooooo boring. I could NOT ski Keystone again in my life and be happy.... loaded with big, wide groomers..... yuck!
To learn to ski bumps (and there are many much better than me) is probably more mental than physical. You have to get over the natural fears and learn to "just ski" them before the enjoyment comes. Sometimes I wish I could roll back the clock 20 years with my current mental attitude toward the bumps, as I feel I would have the strength/guts to zipperline them more often. Now, I can only zipperline if they're soft and I'm feeling frisky
If you've never earned your confidence in the bumps, I'd urge you to make it a personal mission. Before you know it, you'll become obsessed, spending the whole darn day trying to improve and "master" them. I know I'm still a work-in-progress.
If you see a dad catching his breath with three boys waiting downhill for him on Gandy Dancer.... that's prolly me!