Originally Posted by tarkulich1
don't you get bored? I guess not. No insult intended, but I'd much rather spice it up with a variety of places. Then again, I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is....
There are people who call themselves hardcore who only ski 1 or 2 weeks a year. A lot of people with passes ski 30 days+ at their local hill, and also ski another 20+ elsewhere.
I worked for a ski tour company for over 10 years, hotel, meals, lift ticket and sometimes bar tab for free, and come home Sunday night with a paycheck. I also skied other areas on my own and got lift tickets for free/discounted through the ski company. Averaged 65-80 days a year.
When I quit the tour company, I rented a group house in the mountains and bought a seasons pass. For $1600 or so, 70 days of lodging and lift tickets were paid for. I also bought a spring pass at Killington when available, and took 2 or 3 weeklong trips out west and/or northern Vermont for an average total of 120 days a year. I did that for an additional 10+ years.
I joined ski patrol several years ago. still get a pass at ASC, still travel several weeks a year with a discounted/free lift ticket wherever I go, and still average 120 days a year.
Not counting my 75 or so days at my local hill, I get 20-30 days at Killington, and 20-30 days at mountains that I rarely or never ski at. All that adds up to 3+ seasons for a lot of people every year. I've skied in every noteworthy (for skiing) state in the U.S. multiple times, Europe and N.Z.
Plus the fact that my local hill has challenging terrain, and being in the northeast, every day is totally different. So, No, I don't get bored.