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post #91 of 98
Around 650 miles each way (Southeast of Austria) as a drive.
Longest flight was from US mainland to Valdez (Alaska).
post #92 of 98
I've made many trips for 2 days of skiing, from the DC area to northern VT, NH, NY. 2 days at whiteface/Lake Placid - About 11 hrs each way. Have done that 2 or 3 times. I've also done the drive from DC to Cannon for 2 days of skiing (an exam). Then there was the drive to Wildcat for 2 days back in my sr year of high school (also an exam). I drive to Killington every year, but that's for week long event, and have driven to Jay for a week long trip. The most memorable drive was the trip to Wildcat, when I left the ski area at 5pm and drove all the way back to school in one shot after a full day of skiing/stress at an exam, by myself.

But my longest drive for skiing would be the 1700 mile trip from DC to Summit County CO. But I stayed there and got a job (as a ski instructor - so it was for the sole purpose of skiing). I did the drive in 2 days, at about 13 hours per day, by myself! (did the return trip in 2 days as well)

I almost forgot to mention... my longest drive for one day of skiing was a few early season trips to Hunter. About 6.5hrs. We'd leave in the evening, stay at a hotel about an hour short of Hunter, then ski the next day and start the drive home at about 5pm. Get home around midnight.
post #93 of 98
I load the family (including the dog) in the car for a 4 day trip to Vermont every year. We leave Chicago at 4:30 PM and arrive in Vermont for breakfast. This year we slept in my daughters dorm room at Marlboro College. About 2800 miles in 5 days.

This kind of behavior keeps me young.

Cheers,

Michael
post #94 of 98
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I would think it wouldn't be all that much further if you drove west to CO instead of east to Vermont.
post #95 of 98
Looks like I won!
post #96 of 98
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Originally Posted by Utah49
I would think it wouldn't be all that much further if you drove west to CO instead of east to Vermont.
I've done that too! I have also driven to SLC alone for a 4 day trip! I would sleep for an hour at a road sop anytime I got tired. I was ussually good for another 3 hours after each cat nap, and I was a lot younger then...

A trip to Vermont offers a chance to visit friends and family, Colorado would be a ski only trip. Also 850 miles can be dine in 14 hours without stopping. Much more difficult to do Dillon in one stretch.

Chicago to...

Vermont -850 miles
Dillon CO.-1070 miles
SLC-1400 miles

Cheers,

Michael
post #97 of 98
This season I drove from San Diego to Whistler.Of course I stopped along the way and did a few turns at Mammoth,Snowbasin,Bachelor,and Crystal.It took me almost 4 weeks and over 3500 miles by the time I returned to SD.Great trip!
post #98 of 98
11 hours drive to Mt Bachelor Friday night after work. Got there in time to ski Saturday morning. Three good days. 9 hours drive back Monday night after skiing to work Monday morning. By myself.
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