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Is there something wrong with me?

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
I started skiing 2 years ago and was hooked. I'm 25 living in a big city has a prof. career a great family+friends but since the snow melted here in the N.East everyday I think about going back to skiing and starting learning snowboarding more than any of them. Do I have a problem?

Family says I'm crazy. friends says I'm nuts and may be just a one or 2 night stand thing. People at work think I have an addiction.
post #2 of 27
Fortunately there's an easy solution for all this. Quit your job and move to a ski town. If you leave now, there's still a few places you can make turns before summer. Then it's just a simple matter of getting a bartending job in Portillo.
post #3 of 27
ctown, I feel your pain.
I started when I was 26, I think. The best thing is to stay in a therapy group, such as EpicSki. Together we can encourage our addiction.
post #4 of 27
Wanting to learn (eeew!) SNOWBOARDING?! : Yes, there most certainly IS something wrong with you. It can be cured, though, by sticking around here, talking SKIING incessantly, and then skiing your A$$ of any chance you get. Skiing is not an addiction - we here can stop any time we want, and when we want to stop, we will. Until then, skiing is a CURE, and its curative power is magnified when followed by the imbibing of copious quantities of malt beverage. Wear The Fox Hat knows this very well and was sure to tell you sooner or later. Sometimes, he even combines the consumption of malt beverage with apres ski stretching exercises - there's proof of it - and LOOK AT HIM NOW!!
post #5 of 27
at 25 i would quit job and go west ....money is the root of all evil and you can be cured....get a seasons pass to a large area "one that stays open past april/may and get a shit ass job for the ski season"second shift" ski 5 to 7 days a week until you are cured"may never happen but its worth a try..

good luck
god bless
post #6 of 27
If there is something wrong with you, you are in good company.

post #7 of 27
You obviously didn't ski enough. You have to ski more! Start checking prices on flights and packages for Las Lenas and Portillo and the myriad other ski areas at the southern end of your continent. Ski season starts in June.
post #8 of 27
There's always Milton Keynes!
post #9 of 27
We need to start SA, skier anonymous.
post #10 of 27
Better to go through this at 25 than in your fourties, which is when most people realize all their efforts and achievements haven't made them happy.
post #11 of 27
I hear the next 12 step program is scheduled in the PSIA event schedule, starting with Mad River.

JoeB
post #12 of 27
Skiing for some of us is a life style, Or in my case a life force. Not skiing is like not getting any sunshine. You don't miss it right away, but not skiing or not getting any sun will have a negative affect on my self image well being. Skiing is the best and safest place for an adrenaline junky (like me) to get my weekly fix.

MTT
Now I have to get on another boring conference call. (working to ski)
post #13 of 27
You are A OK. Learn to board. Keep on skiing. Move to snow country, if you can. It's not easy, but it is possible.
post #14 of 27
ctown:

Yes, there maybe something wrong with you. Your toying with the idea of snowboarding suggests that your fixation with skiing has lost it's charm..... Perhaps an obsessive compulsive disorder?

How long do these obsessive episodes usually last? What was the subject of your last fixation?

If I were you, I'd take up rollerblading (cuz it can feel like skiing) and learn more about skiing than everyone else combined during the summer months-- but don't tell anyone! Then surprise them all that you've stuck to it for so long, and become a ski instructor next year!

And so the journey begins.....

Hope this helps!


Bwahaha!
post #15 of 27
Go south young man. Go South
post #16 of 27
Thread Starter 
The problem is I really do think about it few times a day. I don't even think about my love ones that much. Sick!
post #17 of 27
The bug has struck again!
post #18 of 27
Move to Tacoma or Seattle, Washington. We are within easy drive to several ski areas. And... Mt Rainier has snow on it all year around. So you can work your profession and get in your turns. Hey! check out this site about all year around skiing... http://www.turns-all-year.com/index.html
post #19 of 27
Check out airfare deals to Mt Hood!
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rio
Better to go through this at 25 than in your fourties, which is when most people realize all their efforts and achievements haven't made them happy.
Rio is right!. Look at me. It hasnt snowed where I am from for 6 months and I am reduced to getting my fix from reading about skiing in these forums. Even my ski loving kids reckon I'm obsessed. In the words of the great Warren Miller "if you dont do it now, you will be one year older when you do!"
post #21 of 27
Think about this...

Scenario A: You read about a two week stretch during which it snows every day but two with a typical overnight snowfall of 12"-24". You know that skiers aren't even finding their tracks on the next run.

Scenario B: You write back to your friends in big city about all of the face shots you've gotten over the past two weeks and invite them to come visit. "We may not have the biggest place, but there's room to crash and the snow is just unbelievable!" They are probably too busy making a living to come, anyway.

Now, which would you rather be for the rest of your life?
post #22 of 27
You say "great family + friends". If this means your single it's a do what "YOU" want thing ( if your not single it's a whole different game). If your serious the only good excuses should be coming from yourself , some will put you on a guilt trip over a thing like this (often out of jealousy). If you have all your ducks in a row go for it.
One thing to note , if your in a location that makes it easy to ski you won't have to worry about not seeing your friends , you'll be asking them to move over so your family has room to sit.
post #23 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leeroy
You say "great family + friends". If this means your single it's a do what "YOU" want thing ( if your not single it's a whole different game). If your serious the only good excuses should be coming from yourself , some will put you on a guilt trip over a thing like this (often out of jealousy). If you have all your ducks in a row go for it.
One thing to note , if your in a location that makes it easy to ski you won't have to worry about not seeing your friends , you'll be asking them to move over so your family has room to sit.
I'm a 1/4 single 25 there were only 2 days I went out on a date and it was a night before Valentines days and next day on V-day. Every other small or big holidays I have found excuses to not goto work or spent time with friends and family and went skiing Even on V-day I wanted to bring my girl to skiing/boarding whatever she prefer but shes an newbie airline stewardess so she had to be on constant oncall schedule. I was forced to be around the city close by the airport with her. The reason my friends think I'm nuts is that I spent more them with snow the past season than my girl.(I can't help it she on a plane 1/2 world away all the time)(luckily she off more in summer than winter) The reason my family think I"m crazy is that I spent more time skiing than studying for my prof. licensing exam. Well I spent all of the time skiing actually

I just hope I can go back to my regular life now for 6-7 months sad sad sad
hopefully this won't lead to me being a 45 year old fully single guy without a career using a expired lift pass getting caught running(skiing) away from the patrols on my out dated gears accidentally losses a ski because of old broken binding and running into a tree and dies: ....I think I better hit the books from now on till winter
post #24 of 27
I did the 'ski bumming' thing for 15 years,(learned at 25 yrsold) before giving it up at 39 years old. I skied on averege 100 days a season for 15 years.. I'm now lucky toget 5days a season in. Website like this and watching ski movies helps me get the fix.

You do what you want to do. Be it a lawyer or a ski bum. Do what makes you happy, what your enjoy. Don't let the norm tell you what you have to do , be this do that,etc.
I made alright money in 15 winters, summers were somewhat tough, hard to find a employer that would only hire(non constructtion trade) 6 months. and none would buy you a season's pass. I was lucky with a couple of summer jobs, that let me cut y hrs down to 2 nights aweek /on call.
I do not regret those great years. the job i have now takes me all over the USA. I wouldn't be able to be stuck behind a desk on the 60th floor with no windows to look out.
And yes i do carry the ski gear in my truck, so if by chance i can get lucky and lay over near a resort.
Even today i have still have life long contacts in the industry, that will hook me up when i want to make turns. You will b surprised what a 12 pack of beer will get you

You say your girlfriend is a flight attendant. I say marry that women now, so you can get the family flights benies,,, then you can fly to to where you want to go skiing.
post #25 of 27
tahoetr:

I always wondered if truckers & skiing were compatible. Seems like there would be plenty of times a truck drives by ski areas, but tight schedules must make for frustrating situations where you're in the area, but can't stop for turns. I would think though that you could hike early or late on a shift for a few quick turns.
post #26 of 27
It's possible, more so for the owner operator, cause they pick the loads and routes where they want to go. Us company drivers are , for most part at the mercy of of our dispatcher. If i know i'm going to going to Salt Lake and have a day extra to play with, i'll stop in Park City, call my friends to pick me up, and get a few runs in.
I-90 in Wa State is another great place to park for the night,,, Snoquami is right off the side of of the road.
post #27 of 27
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posted by ctown:

I just hope I can go back to my regular life now for 6-7 months sad sad sad
hopefully this won't lead to me being a 45 year old fully single guy without a career using a expired lift pass getting caught running(skiing) away from the patrols on my out dated gears accidentally losses a ski because of old broken binding and running into a tree and dies: ....I think I better hit the books from now on till winter
You have vision and are wise. You can do both.: Summer school and winter quarter/semester off!
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