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post #31 of 52
I have SDS (Snow deprivation syndrome) so bad I'm seriously considering robbing a 7-11 so I can slide on the contents of the slurpee machine.
post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by Bugski
I have SDS (Snow deprivation syndrome) so bad I'm seriously considering robbing a 7-11 so I can slide on the contents of the slurpee machine.
Can you tell me before hand so I can use it after they cart you off?
post #33 of 52
Reasons I won't go skiing:
1. Death (although I believe in heaven, and I KNOW there is skiing there)
2. Imprisonment (well, any time that I am unable to leave a building due to restraints, so that may include psychiatric hospitals, etc)
3. Hospitalisation. To be more precise, if I am in a coma.

but the scariest one is:
4. If it no longer becomes fun.
post #34 of 52
I've skied in all sorts of bad weather, but the worst so far has been misty, drizzly fog. In the early part of the season this year at Sunday River, we had some days when the upper part of the mountain was really socked in, and I had some of my worst runs ever coming down in that stuff. I don't want to ski in something if I can't see where I'm going.
post #35 of 52
I have to agree that lack of visibility is what is most likely to make me want to pack it in -- although not on terrain I am more familiar with.

Although there was a day in December at Whistler that had the worst ice I have ever skied on. I mean, this was basically like a mountain-wide homemade ice rink, but with inclination. I had never seen so many people take two turns down Upper Whisky Jack (a green near the top of Whistler), and then just pop out of their skis and attempt to walk back up (no mean feat). I was in a class, or I might have just given up, too.
post #36 of 52
If it's too cold I say no. 5' is cold if there is any wind and no sun.

I go to the mt and take a run most days. I usually find that the conditions are better than I expected. Season pass helps. If it sucks I leave.

If its cold - I go in. No rain for me for the most part. Nasty ice is a no go too. There are too many good days to mess around with crapy conditions!
post #37 of 52
A wet butt on a rainy day kind of takes the fun out of it for me anymore. I don't care how cold it is, you can always get warm inside. Probably need to buy a pair of the neoprene short things that cover your back side for rainy days.
post #38 of 52
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Originally Posted by roundturns
A wet butt on a rainy day kind of takes the fun out of it for me anymore. I don't care how cold it is, you can always get warm inside. Probably need to buy a pair of the neoprene short things that cover your back side for rainy days.
Anybody know where you can get those "neoprene short things" :
post #39 of 52
do you mean wetsuit shorts? I use them jetskiing, but never skiing.
post #40 of 52

hot buns

Say again slowly

"HOT BUNS"!

Google it "HOT BUNS"

Smile while you say "HOT BUNS"

They work! and that's an endorsement

CalG
post #41 of 52
The only conditions that will stop me are "HEAVY" rain or rock-solid snow conditions. I love the slush, and with sticky you just wax up a bit more and stick to the steeps.
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by skichick70
When you have warm slushy conditions (which I love to ski in) that flash freezes at night and does not get groomed, then the NEXT day it does not warm up enough to soften again, THAT sucks. It feels like skiing down a flight of stairs.

Did that make any sense?

Yeah, those are death cookies. I once took a nasty spill when I hit a chunk of snow frozen in place like a boulder. Death cookies and heavy rain are the only two things that keep me off the hill.

I skied in light rain and fog a couple weeks ago. Rain wasn't bad, but the fog was thick enough to boost the difficulty rating of all the trails. All of a sudden, the greens were quite a challenge

CRaig
post #43 of 52
Another thing I avoid-weekend crowds. Especially on our small midwest hills, it's just insane. : Too many newbies on runs they should'nt be on. I am lucky in that I am self-employed, so if the boss says Wednesday is a ski day, I have to ski.
post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by delta888
I have to agree that lack of visibility is what is most likely to make me want to pack it in -- although not on terrain I am more familiar with.
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But low-visibility can have an up-side: http://forums.epicski.com/showpost.p...3&postcount=26
post #45 of 52
Rain does it for me, but fortunately I use frequent flyer miles for western trips so I go where conditions look good which most times ends up being Utah or Tahoe
post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by wbroun
But low-visibility can have an up-side: http://forums.epicski.com/showpost.p...3&postcount=26

that happened to me when i was first learning!!!
i did not know where i was and i found i had gone down a black by accident

i had one run down killington's boilerplate new year's day and packed it in.
i don't mind rain, or cold.
i hate trying to ski on an ice skating rink
post #47 of 52
no snow = no go

snow= go
post #48 of 52
Slab possible, no go. : Everything else is good.
post #49 of 52
We usually have to drive a bit to get to any decent slopes. Since time is usually of the essence we have to take what we can get. My wife and I will both ski on just about anything except dirt. We both learned on East Coast evenings in the spring with hardpack and ice. What doesn't kill you makes you tougher (or kills you later).
post #50 of 52
The condition of my wallet. No money = no more skiing.Any actual trail conditions it doesn't matter anything is better than working , which leads back to 1st statement, don't work much because of skiing anything = no money!
post #51 of 52
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Originally Posted by OldSchool
What are you're personal minimal conditons? When won't you ski because of conditions?
Too many rocks to find a complete strip of snow to ski on.

I've skied St. Mary's glacier late summer prior to the first early season snow.
post #52 of 52
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Originally Posted by Snowbowler
The condition of my wallet. No money = no more skiing.Any actual trail conditions it doesn't matter anything is better than working , which leads back to 1st statement, don't work much because of skiing anything = no money!
Take thee to Tucks!
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