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post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by DrFRAU
Hey, if "I" can swing med school at my age, then so can YOU -- lotto notwithstanding.

My only goal is to get the loans paid off before I go into the nursing home
"Afford" and "find someone with a big bat willing to lend me just enough cash at a high interest rate" are two different things!
post #32 of 52
First off, $30 million of it would go to inventing some sort of device to augment current Avy training. Then, a 60' Trimiran in the Keys, a large fund to live off of, unlimited demos, and lots of plane tickets.
post #33 of 52
All of the above. With the exception of.....
Buying hotels at every decent hill for the free use of all the members of this forum. First come first serve aproach. Lifts on me too
post #34 of 52
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz
I found multiple references on Google to Newcastle-on-Lyme, just for the record.

Wolstanton – (northwestern Staffordshire, England).* Incorporated into Newcastle on Lyme in 1932.**43 miles north 340° from Birmingham, *53°2N 2°13W
OK, since you mentioned it twice, try looking for Newcastle under Lyme.

Don't believe everything you read on Google.
post #35 of 52
firstly a personal teacher for my kids, a motorhome thats not too big but nice to travel and stay in for a few days. start at the west coast and hit every ski hill in BC and Alberta, then all the way down south zig zagging east and west until you ask where is the snow and they say huh? when we arrive at the ski hills I would rent a nice condo and cook meals etc.. to keep the kids grounded and remember what reality is.

after a year of that I would buy a Husabergh 650 Dual Sport motorbike and ride from Alaska to Baja through Mexico to the keys then up the east coast and back across Canada to home, at the end I would burn the bike and have a party. I would be so sick of the bike by this time I would be happy to burn it.

then I would take the family and travel the world to find a place to call home. Somewhere of their choosing that they are happy with.

after that I would concentrate on what to do with all that damn money, all of the above would be done simply on interest and profit from stocks of course.

then some travel to far away ski destinations to find a nice winter home. Likely somewhere in Europe or Austria. Followed by another Husabergh and another mind boggling distance bike trip. Rinse and repeat.

Mark
post #36 of 52
hehehehe I never thought I'd see the phrase "If I won the lottery ..." used in the same sentence as "... I'd move to Utah." While the skiing and concentration of areas there make it the best ski city I've lived in, surely there must be a place as good, yet without it's ... well, let's say "quirks."
post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by Latchigo
OK, since you mentioned it twice, try looking for Newcastle under Lyme.

Don't believe everything you read on Google.
Hey both names must be real places. It's not believing what I read on Google, it's following the links to places that reference that town. I never said there isn't an Under Lyme, just that there is an on-Lyme. What I definitely won't do is believe everything I read on epicski.
post #38 of 52
I'd probably keep teaching skiing untill the money was all gone.

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post #39 of 52
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Originally Posted by jonnythan
"Afford" and "find someone with a big bat willing to lend me just enough cash at a high interest rate" are two different things!
Federal student loan rates are below 3% right now. Pretty much anyone can get them unless your parents are fairly wealthy. Its a great time to finance an education.

As far as winning the lotto... Id take a year or two and ski every resort in the US, pick a favorite and buy house as close as possible to the slopes
post #40 of 52
I'd buy a Gulf Stream 550 and chase the powder in the northern hemisphere. Probably buy 3-4 pairs of ski a year. Make my base somewhere in Summit County, have another place out east in VT. In the summer I'd have a place in Marin County, CA and have a place in Turks and Caicos as my getaway. Then invest the rest in low risk stocks/mutual funds.
post #41 of 52
Lets see since we are dreaming! I have had my eye on 70 arecs east of Park City the views take in The Canyons PCMR and Deer Valley. I would build a nice home maybe 3000 to 35000 sq foot. That would be my base camp. Ski all the places i have ever wanted to ski and do some heli skiing. Next find a 45 to 50 Trimaran. Something nice with shallow draft. Do some Island hopping in the South Pacific. Naturaly I would have a quiver of Skis and Surfboards. Maybe buy into a Ski Shop and a Surf Shop. Fund a program to get inner city kids into the mountains and by the sea.
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz
Hey both names must be real places. It's not believing what I read on Google, it's following the links to places that reference that town. I never said there isn't an Under Lyme, just that there is an on-Lyme. What I definitely won't do is believe everything I read on epicski.
'Must' be then. The Lyme is one of the great rivers of the world. It is right up there with the Nile and the Amazon. It could easily accommodate two similar sounding towns along its length. Especially when it rolls through the vast plains of Staffordshire.

Google never allows poor spelling or incorrect use of a preposition. Any similarity with Newcastle upon Tyne is purely coincidental.
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by Latchigo
'Must' be then. The Lyme is one of the great rivers of the world. It is right up there with the Nile and the Amazon. It could easily accommodate two similar sounding towns along its length. Especially when it rolls through the vast plains of Staffordshire.

Google never allows poor spelling or incorrect use of a preposition. Any similarity with Newcastle upon Tyne is purely coincidental.
Latch, give it up.
post #44 of 52
First, If I won 100m, I would put approximately 20m in stocks and bonds, mutual funds. Then spend around 20m on building three homes, one around southern Colorado somewhere with lots of land, one in Montana with lots of land and one in Alaska. Then ski till my hearts content whenever, wherever I wanted. Have a couple of nice 4x4 vehicles to get around. Update ski accessories whenever I felt like it. Buy a plane of course and learn how to fly. (planes and helicopters) Go to Veterinarian school and become the skiing vet, build a nice building for my practice and make house calls, preferably working with horses and cattle and just enjoy Life to the fullest. Dreams do happen..........
post #45 of 52
Well if I was getting the full 100M, (after taxes), that's be easy.
1) Buy my GF the biggest engagement ring possible
2) Buy WRX STi
3) Go back to school
4) Set up a nice college fund for my downstair neighboor's new baby boy.
5) Buy a medium sized modern-log-cabin in the boonies somewhere next to a mountain.
6) Invest the rest and mainly live off the profits. I'd still have to have a part-time job though, otherwise I'd go nuts.
post #46 of 52
Thread Starter 
You last two need to go read the original post. Then let's talk skiing.
post #47 of 52
After getting over the shock, I would give some of the money to my 4 grown boys. Then we would go on a long vacation. Skiing if in the winter, golf and hiking in the summer.

I would spend the next year finding the place or places we want to live. Ideally, a mountain home, probably in Colorado, and another on the pacific coast, probably southern Oregon. Has to be close to golf and good areas to hike.

Then we would take 2 long vacations. 1 to Scotland and Norway and the other to Australia and New Zealand.

The greatest part of winning a lottery at my age is the security it brings and the ability to help the younger generations. Overall, we would not go crazy and would not live like we were crazy rich.
post #48 of 52
This thread pretty much demonstrates why none of you all are going to ever win the lotto. Everybody here has pretty good ideas on how to spend the booty, and I'm pretty sure that's what triggers the gods of random chance to pass you buy.

If you really want to win the big one, you have to be willing to spend the money on diamond-studded fanny packs, monogrammed ski suits that sport air-brushed scenes across the back that rival anything that can be seen on rear end of a class-A motorhome, a solid-gold silk-lined car-top ski carrier, gasoline-powered turtlenecks, thigh-top alligator-skin apres-ski boots lined with alpaca wool...you know, all the really good stuff.
post #49 of 52
I sometimes think if I'd still teach skiing if I won the lottery. Here's my conclusion.

Suppose I won enough to support the current house, cars, etc. put the kid through college, had to keep the day job but had a fair amount more disposable income. I'd buy a ski house (or seasonally rent) within a few hour drive of home (VT or ME), get season passes for the family every season and ski vacations and weekends all seaons but drop the teaching. I'd still keep up my PSIA membership and probably do at least one or two clinics a year.

Now suppose I got enough to have the home, car, kid thru college but could afford to quit the day job. I had enough money to comfortably live without working if I didn't waste money. In this case, I'd quit the day job, get the ski house, teach skiing a few days a week to make the whole skiing thing cheaper.

Now the third case, I got enough money, like the $100M, to just be stinking rich. In this case the day job would go. The ski teaching would go. I'd then fly around the country and do many many weeks at various resorts all season. Of course the family would come and I'd pay for some friends to come along to. If, while my kid was in school years, I could only travel during vacations, then I'd have the ski house in VT or ME for those years. Oh and I'd still stay PSIA and do a few clinics a year and do some of them in other divisions.
post #50 of 52
I would not be trolling this forum I would be searching for fresh pow
post #51 of 52
I would go to work, with an attitude, LOL.

Ski, Tuna Fish, Watch sunsets, and see who I might help along the way.
post #52 of 52
Since I have been confined to the East Coast for ~17 years of skiing I would travel all over the world to various ski areas and take note of ones I like the best. I'd particularly like to follow around the world cup, get some good seats at the races, and cheer like a madman for my hs ski teammate jim cochran.

I agree with the ski bum trust fund idea too.

I'd probably keep a 1/2 or 3/4 load college schedule for part of the year and work on some undergrad and post grad stuff that interests me.
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