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post #31 of 53
We skied tonight, and it was 58 degrees for a high today. There's about a foot of snow (I use the term loosely) on the thickest parts, with dirt showing through in lotsa places.

It wasn't bad! Soft, spring corn.....I had a good time because there were a total of 20 people out there. Empty mountain........yessssssss.

When the fog sporadically drifted away and you could see more than 30 feet, it was pretty nice.:
post #32 of 53
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Originally Posted by oboe
Skiing in the rain sucks.
You say that like it's a root canal or something.

Skiing in the rain is great fun!

The alternative for me would have been to stay home to vacuum and dust.


Just looked around.....Yep, the dust is still there!
post #33 of 53
To me, a root canal is preferable to skiing in the rain.
post #34 of 53
I grew up on the coast of Oregon and if you wanted to do anything outside it would be in the rain. We have at least 8 different names for rain. I was water logged by the age of 12. I lost my little brother to a rather large mud puddle in '57. Ha! You haven't seen rain till it's bouncing back up off the ground. It would rain for 5 months straight 24/7. I've seen it rain upside down. Yeah I've skied in the rain and like it.:
post #35 of 53
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Originally Posted by slider
I grew up on the coast of Oregon and if you wanted to do anything outside it would be in the rain. We have at least 8 different names for rain. I was water logged by the age of 12. I lost my little brother to a rather large mud puddle in '57. Ha! You haven't seen rain till it's bouncing back up off the ground. It would rain for 5 months straight 24/7. I've seen it rain upside down. Yeah I've skied in the rain and like it.:

Big fat rain, little sting-ing rain...

When I was younger and stupid (about age 41), I used to ski in the rain, without waterproof pants. I know, really stupid. But I was a poor person, and couldn't afford good gear, so I paid my money and went no matter what weather, and I stayed out all day to get my money's worth. I'd be soaked through to the skin, and I'd leave a huge puddle of water at lunch. But this was huge.

Funny....now that I have good gear, clothes, etc I'm more selective of the times I ski. What the fook is that all about? Totally backward.
post #36 of 53
Yes. The snow can be fine when it's raining, but it is never truly good enough to warrant being out there. I've skied in the rain many times when I had to, but I would never do it of my own volition. Anyone who would actually look forward to skiing in the rain or claim that they had a wonderful time doing so has a serious problem.
post #37 of 53
Yes, I think I'll have that root canal now, thank you. Sure beats skiing in the rain!
post #38 of 53
Candyasses.
post #39 of 53
I don't mind skiing in the rain, its riding the lift that I don't like.
post #40 of 53
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Originally Posted by Bonni
Candyasses.
What she said!!!
post #41 of 53
No question, it would be more entertaining to watch trekchick and Bonni face off in a nude mud wrestling event than to ski in the rain. Now, the mudwrestling AND a root canal - WOW! It doesn't get much better than that!
post #42 of 53
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Originally Posted by oboe
No question, it would be more entertaining to watch trekchick and Bonni face off in a nude mud wrestling event than to ski in the rain. Now, the mudwrestling AND a root canal - WOW! It doesn't get much better than that!
Not nude but maybe in a bikini! All of this sense of humor and can you believe that I've never drank alcohol in my life! Imagine if I were a drinker:
post #43 of 53
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Originally Posted by trekchick
Not nude but maybe in a bikini! All of this sense of humor and can you believe that I've never drank alcohol in my life! Imagine if I were a drinker:
1. It always starts with the bikinis on.
2. Can a skier be a skier and not drink? I s'pose so.
post #44 of 53
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Originally Posted by Lostboy
I remember skiing in plastic garbage pail bags in the rain though it's been some time. Just cut a hole in the bottom for your head and two slits on the side for your arms. A lot of locals used to do it. "Gar-barge" fashion.
So do I put the garbage bag over my Carharts?

I could probably wear the garbage bag with my camo hunting outfit, but not my blaze orange outfit. The orange and dark green would probably clash.

As long as you look good, it doesn't matter how you ski!
post #45 of 53
Trust me, Obes, you don't want to see 50 year old wimmin naked, even covered in mud.:
post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by Bonni
Trust me, Obes, you don't want to see 50 year old wimmin naked, even covered in mud.:
Then how do you explain all the pornography web sites featuring "Mature Women"?
post #47 of 53
Hey Trek,

What a Hoot I guess my son and I were not the only crazy ducks at Crystal this weekend!! We Got there Friday had great skiiing Friday and Saturday Was really hooping it would stop raining by sunday morning but to no avail so we skiied in the rain for about an hour. Then headed for the sunday buffet at lakeside Charlies!!
post #48 of 53
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Originally Posted by OldSchool
Then how do you explain all the pornography web sites featuring "Mature Women"?
Bad Taste?
post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by SCWVA
So do I put the garbage bag over my Carharts?

I could probably wear the garbage bag with my camo hunting outfit, but not my blaze orange outfit. The orange and dark green would probably clash.

As long as you look good, it doesn't matter how you ski!
When I was a girlscout we learned a lot of things. Two that I remember are Garbage Bag Rain coats, and Smores.

How can you go wrong with a girlscout idea!
post #50 of 53
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Originally Posted by Bonni
Bad Taste?
Yep.....Bad Taste!
post #51 of 53
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Originally Posted by kcmcleary
Hey Trek,

What a Hoot I guess my son and I were not the only crazy ducks at Crystal this weekend!! We Got there Friday had great skiiing Friday and Saturday Was really hooping it would stop raining by sunday morning but to no avail so we skiied in the rain for about an hour. Then headed for the sunday buffet at lakeside Charlies!!
Good skiing! Good Company! Good Food!
What more could you ask for?

Have you ever stopped by at McGuires Resort for their Sunday Brunch? They are awesome. Not that there's anything wrong with Charlies.
post #52 of 53
We were not looking for a buffet just stumbled in to it at Charlies. Usually we stay skiing longer on sundays. Hopefully thats the last rain out for the year!!
post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by kcmcleary
Usually we stay skiing longer on sundays. Hopefully thats the last rain out for the year!!
Agreed.. I really do enjoy the traditional Snow skiing, but I embraced the moment when it was raining and had a ton of fun! I'd do it again!
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