Originally Posted by sibhusky
I have to wonder why anyone would WANT to wear themselves out two hours after arriving.
Some of us like to ski hard stuff that is mentally and physically fatiguing. Some of us have jobs that don't allow full ski days every day. If I'm going to go out for two hours after work, I'm going to do my best to get the most miles I can under my feet.
|My goal frankly is to maximize the value of my lift ticket expense.
Hah, maybe since I'll be paying for lift tickets this year I'll do that too.
Why does skiing being tiring make it sound like work? Makes it fun if you ask me. I enjoy lollygagging around as much as the next guy, but when I go out with the buddies its usually ski-ski-ski and ski some more. We don't stop mid run, we don't use those "lodge" things to put our gear on, warm our toes, eat, whatever.
My peer group has more to do with that than myself. My peers just don't lollygag. And by "peers", I'm not necessarilly speaking of age. When I lived in Utah I used to ski the Bird with a couple 50+ guys who would routinely beat the tram on bad snow days. Nothing like 10 or 12 laps of 3200' vert to get the cobwebs out. Those crazy old dudes would often do more than that, but I get bored after a while.
Essentially I go to the mountain, get on the lift, try and make the sweetest turns I can for as long as I can, then I go home and have a beer.
I really don't think anything pisses me off more than seeing the hordes of gapers standing in the middle of a perfectly good ski run.