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Total exhaustion's a good thing

post #1 of 15
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Looking back are there any ski days you can still vividly remember when at day's end you've been the most absolutely drop dead exhausted ever?
Remember where, the conditions and the painful (but stiil fun) last run? Were the boots tough to get off?
I was a mess at the end of these four but remember them still like yesterday..

MRG....last run was Paradise...eastern hard pack/bony
Heavenly....Gunbarrel....corn
Jackson Hole...N Hoback...corn
Tuckerman's...Left Gully...corn... most tiresome "one day/one run" ever!

Now where's the Motrin??
post #2 of 15

moguls to close by

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Heavenly....Gunbarrel....corn
same here. last run of the day a few aprils ago.

cousin had taken the long way home, freeing me up for luscious spring bumps on a glorious tahoe day.

same story more recently at sugar bowl, in the heaviest snow i've ever skied.

determined to finish the days on a bumpy note and to not stop til the bottom.

gotta love that feeling of thighs made of cement.

it makes the beer taste better.
post #3 of 15
only after 7 days in a row on a heli.....the last day I was toast!
post #4 of 15
After every day of skiing I'm exhausted.
post #5 of 15
my last day at jackson last year. 9 hours of hiking ans skiing powder. I was so tired that i passed out standing on the start bus on the way back to snow king. I got back to my room, after being woken up from the bus stopping and me falling on my face. I got back to my room and passed out face down on my bed with my boots, helmet, and all gear still on.
5 hour nap then we got to drinking.
That was one of the most tiring days of my life
post #6 of 15
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Tuckerman's...Left Gully...corn... most tiresome "one day/one run" ever!

Yup, Tucks is the most tired I have ever been. So hot too. 35 degrees up at the snow, but 70 degrees at the parking lot. There were naked people everywhere. :


-nerd
post #7 of 15
One time at Mt. Snow. It was a spring day, huge bumps and sunny. Lola had to pull me off the slopes because as she said I was talking jibberish and could hardly stand, but I could still ski. IIRC she grabbed my poles, I fell and someone took my skis. I was done for the day.
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One time at Mt. Snow. It was a spring day, huge bumps and sunny. Lola had to pull me off the slopes because as she said I was talking jibberish and could hardly stand, but I could still ski. IIRC she grabbed my poles, I fell and someone took my skis. I was done for the day.
You should always listen to Lola
post #9 of 15
The only bad thing about being exhausted at the end of the day is having to drive home without falling asleep.
post #10 of 15
2 years ago at Snowbird. I had skiied 7 days in a row, which isn't that big a deal except that it snowed 2 feet a day/night. We had 87 in. in one week. It was our last day skiing. No visibility at all. I feel 2 bad just because I was so tired I started making mistakes and not having that strong of turns. I didn't get hurt, but it did sting my knee both times- we ended that day an hour early.

That deep (I mean dee) powder will sure kill your legs.
post #11 of 15
Last year at MRG started right at 9:00 am lift opening on the single chair, did not stop, only skied Paradise, Fall line, chute/lift line, Catamount-Lynx/beaver and Catamount to Lower antelope, stopped maybe once per run to catch my breath, skied right onto chair , (mid week no one there), got to thinking at 6 runs , wow lets see if can get 10 runs, that equals 20,000 vertical, feeling good at 7 runs, started to feel pain at the 8th, severe pain at number 9, total cement quads for the 10th run on Paradise / canyon to finish up, at 12:15pm. those last few runs I couldn't believe how fast the single chair was moving, felt like a high speed quad, just seemed to be no break. The ride home wasn't too bad but for the next 3 days my whole body ached, I could barely stand up on skis for the next few days, skiing wasn't so good either. This year I think I'll try for 15 straight. I love the feeling of being exhausted after a great day of skiing, whether its powder, bumps , crud , trees etc.
post #12 of 15
We got 3' in about 36 hours last year, and friend and I went over to the hill when it opened at 3. It was us and a pair of patrollers, all alone in about 2' (at the time) of fresh with absolutely whiteout conditions. By the time we left at 9 we were absolutely dead, but it was the most epic day I've ever had. We still had enough in us to go hike for turns on Brockway Mt. the next day- but since it was further north on the Keweenaw, it had received far more snow that we had in Houghton and we ended up postholing all 1000' feet of the climb in pow up to our waists. It was rough going past the tree line on the way down, with the tight trees keeping our speed down to the point where flat spots were to be avoided at all costs. At the bottom I barely had enough in me to track back out to the car, parked maybe 400' away.

Its the midwest only by geography.
post #13 of 15

killing me softly?

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That deep (I mean dee) powder will sure kill your legs.
hurts so good.
post #14 of 15
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The only bad thing about being exhausted at the end of the day is having to drive home without falling asleep.
me and a buddy slept about 3-4 hours and then had a long, tough day of skiing at copper mountain. we got in the car and started driving back on i70. 5 minutes down the freeway, in a momentary break of conversation lasting no longer than 30 seconds, i look and realize we are heading off the road towards the median.

Confused, I look over at my buddy and his hands are off the wheel, he's passed out with his head against the head rest. I had to grab the wheel and shake him to wake him up.

hopefully that wont ever happen again.
post #15 of 15
I think everyone is off on this one. Personally, I recommend to my ski buddies that they quit before they are exhausted. In my 40+ years of skiing I have had more friends seriously injure themselves at the end of the day than any other time. I'll ski even when my thighs burn & I'll feel it once I sit down for a while but I never ski to the point that I feel exhausted.
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