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This year I turn 60 years old and have been skiing for 50 years.  I also just got laid off from Intel and have decided to retire as soon as the snow falls.  So I'm embarking on "The Oregon Ski Safari"     Every Area.   Every Lift.   Every Run.

 

There are 15 areas 70 lifts and about 450 different runs.   I plan to do them all.

 

post #212 of 227

Nice!  what a great goal with a great set of skiing accomplishments over 50 years to match.  Go get it done!

post #213 of 227
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Originally Posted by pchewn View Post
 

This year I turn 60 years old and have been skiing for 50 years.  I also just got laid off from Intel and have decided to retire as soon as the snow falls.  So I'm embarking on "The Oregon Ski Safari"     Every Area.   Every Lift.   Every Run.

 

There are 15 areas 70 lifts and about 450 different runs.   I plan to do them all.

 


Sounds like a fun way to start retirement.  I turned 60 this year too.  But opted to retire a while back.

 

Hope you'll consider an ongoing Trip Report.  I haven't skied in the PNW yet but hope to at some point.  Have good friends who are in southern OR near Ashland.

post #214 of 227
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This year I turn 60 years old and have been skiing for 50 years.  I also just got laid off from Intel and have decided to retire as soon as the snow falls.  So I'm embarking on "The Oregon Ski Safari"     Every Area.   Every Lift.   Every Run.

 

There are 15 areas 70 lifts and about 450 different runs.   I plan to do them all.

 

 

 

You might want to consider joining us at the EpicSki-PugSki Gathering at Whistler March 5-11. Whistler 10 and 5 day Edge Cards are still available until November 21.

post #215 of 227

At 73 I buy my Mt Ashland season pass for $30. Of course if you read the brochure carefully, over 70s are free.

Mt Ashland is a community and having that pass lets me feel like a part of it. I only skied 4 days there last year but still got my money's worth.

Since my wife came back to Wisconsin our home on Mt Ashland sits vacant most of the year. The Central competition season doesn't allow me much time off before April.

"Every lift, every run, every day" is the motto of the Mt Ashland Ski Patrol my wife told me when she was patrolling there.

After years at Devil's Head in Wisconsin, her first day there she asked "where are the cravats?". "In the cabinet next to the explosive cabinet" was the reply.

Welcome to the mountains!

Mt Ashland is the best deal in skiing. A full day ticket is less than at Tyrol Basin in Wisconsin and about half of what Granite Peak charges.

Mt Ashland is 1200+ vertical feet at an average pitch of plus or minus 30 degrees while Tyrol is 250 feet at 16 degrees.  

post #216 of 227

My picture is the full moon coming up across the mountain from my front porch on Mt Ashland.

Wish I were there.

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Originally Posted by SLATZ View Post
 

At 73 I buy my Mt Ashland season pass for $30. Of course if you read the brochure carefully, over 70s are free.

Mt Ashland is a community and having that pass lets me feel like a part of it. I only skied 4 days there last year but still got my money's worth.

Since my wife came back to Wisconsin our home on Mt Ashland sits vacant most of the year. The Central competition season doesn't allow me much time off before April.

"Every lift, every run, every day" is the motto of the Mt Ashland Ski Patrol my wife told me when she was patrolling there.

After years at Devil's Head in Wisconsin, her first day there she asked "where are the cravats?". "In the cabinet next to the explosive cabinet" was the reply.

Welcome to the mountains!

Mt Ashland is the best deal in skiing. A full day ticket is less than at Tyrol Basin in Wisconsin and about half of what Granite Peak charges.

Mt Ashland is 1200+ vertical feet at an average pitch of plus or minus 30 degrees while Tyrol is 250 feet at 16 degrees.  

 

In all likelihood Mt. Ashland is the second best deal in skiing. If you are over 65 and are ever in southern British Columbia:

 

https://skibaldy.com/passesandtix/

 

Less than $15USD at Mt. Baldy for a season pass.

post #218 of 227
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Originally Posted by SLATZ View Post
 

At 73 I buy my Mt Ashland season pass for $30. Of course if you read the brochure carefully, over 70s are free.

Mt Ashland is a community and having that pass lets me feel like a part of it. I only skied 4 days there last year but still got my money's worth.

Since my wife came back to Wisconsin our home on Mt Ashland sits vacant most of the year. The Central competition season doesn't allow me much time off before April.

"Every lift, every run, every day" is the motto of the Mt Ashland Ski Patrol my wife told me when she was patrolling there.

After years at Devil's Head in Wisconsin, her first day there she asked "where are the cravats?". "In the cabinet next to the explosive cabinet" was the reply.

Welcome to the mountains!

Mt Ashland is the best deal in skiing. A full day ticket is less than at Tyrol Basin in Wisconsin and about half of what Granite Peak charges.

Mt Ashland is 1200+ vertical feet at an average pitch of plus or minus 30 degrees while Tyrol is 250 feet at 16 degrees.  

 

Does she know Rich666?  He posts here and teaches there.

post #219 of 227

She know a patroller named Rich.

post #220 of 227
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Originally Posted by pchewn View Post

This year I turn 60 years old and have been skiing for 50 years.  I also just got laid off from Intel and have decided to retire as soon as the snow falls.  So I'm embarking on "The Oregon Ski Safari"     Every Area.   Every Lift.   Every Run.

 

There are 15 areas 70 lifts and about 450 different runs.   I plan to do them all.

 

 

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Originally Posted by pchewn View Post

This year I turn 60 years old and have been skiing for 50 years.  I also just got laid off from Intel and have decided to retire as soon as the snow falls.  So I'm embarking on "The Oregon Ski Safari"     Every Area.   Every Lift.   Every Run.

 

There are 15 areas 70 lifts and about 450 different runs.   I plan to do them all.

 

 

Outstanding. Hope to see occasional updates on your experiences with Intel of another sort ;-)
post #221 of 227

Yes she does know someone named Rich.

She patrols Friday shift.

post #222 of 227

Amen to a "Senior Skiers" forum...most of my skiing buddies are gimped-up or have left the planet. but there is hope for us "seasoned seniors". However it does require a commitment to stay in shape for skiing with a nice payoff when you're on the slopes. I'm 83 and consider myself a pretty good skier. It might be worth your while to check out my video: ski-z-rider youtube video.

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Amen to a "Senior Skiers" forum...most of my skiing buddies are gimped-up or have left the planet. but there is hope for us "seasoned seniors". However it does require a commitment to stay in shape for skiing with a nice payoff when you're on the slopes. I'm 83 and consider myself a pretty good skier. It might be worth your while to check out my video: ski-z-rider youtube video.

I put it in YouTube twice can't find it
post #224 of 227

Try searching with google...let me know if you can't find it    Bruce

post #225 of 227
Yes I search with Google couldn't find it Bruce
post #226 of 227
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Late to the party.  I noticed the statin bashing.  I've been taking them for over 25 years and I have experienced no side effects at any time.   They do the job for me.  And just to highlight what they can do for one, I should mention that my grandfather died at 42 and my father at 47 from heart attacks due to blocked arteries.  I have the same condition they had, and I'm 62 with no sign of arterial sclerosis.  For me statins are a wonder drug.


​Statins usually help people but some have either a statin induced myositis or trigger polymyositis, dermatomyositis or inclusion body myositis.  Rare but you don't want any of those diseases.

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Yes I search with Google couldn't find it Bruce
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