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post #1 of 25
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About 6 months ago, I saw a standup comedian on Comedy Central talking about his first experience skiing. It was one of the funniest standup performances I have ever seen, but I can't remember who it was. Did anyone else see it? The most I can remember was the catch phrase "...and then you meet women" (this being the only way his friend convinced him to ski).

I'm dragging a first timer to CO this winter and have been desperately trying to find out who this comedian was so that I can show it to my friend before we go. Any help would be great!
post #2 of 25
I'm like you, I saw it and don't know who he is. I do know he is very
popular. I think he was on an HBO show. Oh yes(and then you meet women.)
post #3 of 25
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SUCESS!!!!!

It was Larry Miller in a special called "Just Words".
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Eazyrider View Post
About 6 months ago, I saw a standup comedian on Comedy Central talking about his first experience skiing. It was one of the funniest standup performances I have ever seen, but I can't remember who it was. Did anyone else see it? The most I can remember was the catch phrase "...and then you meet women" (this being the only way his friend convinced him to ski).

I'm dragging a first timer to CO this winter and have been desperately trying to find out who this comedian was so that I can show it to my friend before we go. Any help would be great!

Especially in ski school. That's how I inadvertantly picked up my biggest tip of the 05-06 season. I taught a morning Level 1 snowboard lesson with about 6 adults containing both men and women. They all came separately to the lesson. Throughout the class everyone offered each other encouragement. During my afternoon class I noticed two of my AM students working together practicing on the bunny hill. As they left together at the end of the day when my PM class ended, the guy ran over and gave me a tip. The gal seemed like she had a great PM practice session. I'd never played cupid on the bunny hill before that. :
post #5 of 25
i'd sure love to know what mountains Larry Miller is skiing at!

granted this is a gross generalization, but out here in Tahoe hitting the slopes tends to skew heavily toward the guys. Most (again with the GG) women you meet on the slopes are either 14 or married with a full brood in tow. The ones you do meet that are single are usually of college age and rolling with the proverbial boyfriend. even the single women whom i work with who claim to ride, never pony up and perhaps hit the slopes once or twice during the season, opting to pass up on good snow for the San Francisco social scene instead. many a day last season i ended up riding solo or with my old college buddy who lives in Truckee because the ladies would say "Dude, it's St. Patrick's Day this weekend, why would I want to ski when i can get drunk on green beer in SF?"

needless to say, i've been branded a mildly psychotic social outcast from November to July (try getting people to ski Mammoth in July when the weather is finally sunny in SF...it's even harder than dragging somebody up to the hill on St. Paddy's!)



post #6 of 25

Tip from many moons ago

Dookey - During the summer/fall find the women who ride bikes, run trails, play volleyball, etc. by the Bay & you'll find one who skis. If you do that, then you'll be the dude bringing his GF to the slopes.

Failing that, hit the Balboa or Plaza Bar at Squaw, or River Ranch for apre. I'm old, but not that old. What's the worst that could happen? Some cougar hunts you down?...
post #7 of 25
Nice.

Though I have to say all the women I know who bike/run/play volleyball don't ski. If they do ski, then they invariably opt to only ski when the weather is warm and sunny as opposed to when the snow is great. Nevermind trying to get them to go out of state for a week. I'm generalizing somewhat, but most of the ladies I've skied with recently are totally fair weather and ultimately would rather spend their $$$ getting drunk in SF than riding. Go figure.

I'll try your spots though and report back...
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
Though I have to say all the women I know who bike/run/play volleyball don't ski. If they do ski, then they invariably opt to only ski when the weather is warm and sunny as opposed to when the snow is great. Nevermind trying to get them to go out of state for a week. I'm generalizing somewhat, but most of the ladies I've skied with recently are totally fair weather and ultimately would rather spend their $$$ getting drunk in SF than riding. Go figure.
You're in the wrong state for sure. So sorry about that.
post #9 of 25
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i'd sure love to know what mountains Larry Miller is skiing at!
Or (not having seen his routine) maybe the comedy arises from the utter failure of reality to conform to his friend's promise?

Skiing's a pretty awful way to meet women, I think (not that that's what I'm doing it for!). As noted, the typical ski area population is heavily skewed toward the male side, plus -- notwithstanding the presence of a certain number of us old boring guys -- a disproportionate percentage of male skiers are younger and (so far as I can tell) better looking than the average schlumpf.
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by sjjohnston View Post
Skiing's a pretty awful way to meet women
It didn't used to be. Unfortunately, those days were about 30 years ago. :

If you want to go back even further in time, check out Ott's great posts about "Sigi" http://forums.epicski.com/showpost.p...5&postcount=33



YOT
post #11 of 25
Nice!

I wonder what happened to Sigi?

Again, perhaps I'm coming from a messed up ski family, but I don't ever recall skiing with girls growing up. Mostly with other boys. Even in college is was a chore to get the girls to head up to the mountains. Go figure.

Do you think a female comedienne somewhere has a "...and then you meet men" routine (for the ladies, that is)?
post #12 of 25
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Skiing's a pretty awful way to meet women
I couldn't disagree more
post #13 of 25
Skiing's a pretty awful way to meet women

But it's a great way to meet men!!!!!!
post #14 of 25
Hmm...
I ski with all guys, and they're all on boards.

Dang, I must be doing something wrong! LOL
post #15 of 25
hey, i ride with all guys and they're mostly all on boards, as well. we're both doing something wrong!



actually i managed to spark the snow bug under my cousin's hiney last season. He bought a new pair of Salomon Foils and new boots, so he's ready to rip. He's recently divorced, as well. He's found that most of the singles ski groups he's managed to find have great people in them, but tend to skew considerably older. we have a couple of organizations here in SF, SnowPals being a predominant one. They're just now getting under way for the season, so maybe I'll uncover a hidden stash of like-minded souls in the area, who knows?

i do have one board bunny that I ride with, but i'm way beyond her ability and her friends go riding with her once and then never come up again (maybe i should tell her not to teach them and for them to get lessons?). i will admit that i'm not in the least romantically inclined toward the aforementioned snow bunny, however. at any rate, i usually end up riding with her brother more often as he and i are pretty well matched.

it might help if my buddy in Tahoe weren't gay. We're not very good wingmen for one another.

post #16 of 25
Dookey,

Yeah I hear ya, not many of my skiing friends go when I go. Like the guys were saying they are "fair weather" skiiers. Not good snow skiers, unless you count my "boarder buddies" but I'm not complaining. They are all great guys and gives me a place to crash when I want to hit Big Mountain.

Besides not many men understand my "addiction" to skiing. Oh well their loss anyways.

The wingman thing tho, gotta agree not very much help there! lol
post #17 of 25
I think the "addiction" is the killer. I still consider myself on the low-end of the addicted spectrum, especially when I'm running into people who are skiing/riding in excess of 60 days a season. But compared to the folks at my work who came out of the woodwork last year claiming to ride, I am quite "mad." I think the average person here at work maybe logged in 6 days, tops, all at Tahoe, all at either Squaw or Sugarbowl. I, on the other hand, logged in a measly 39 days spread out between KW, Heavenly, Northstar, Alpine, Squaw, Sugarbowl, Utah, JH, and Colo (plus one day on astroturf in Scotland). I have a short attention span, so I like to rotate resorts as much as possible.

Anyway, here's to women, wine, and snow (or men, beers, and snow, depending on your orientation)!
post #18 of 25
It'll get up into the high end eventually!

Anyways back to our normally scheduled discussion
post #19 of 25
maybe we should combine this thread with the "Skiing or Sex..." thread?
post #20 of 25
I met one a while back at Mad River. I don't remember how we met but we skied together alot. She was a fantastic skier and easy around guys. She wasn't single but acted like she was. When the snow melted, she was gone.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
I met one a while back at Mad River. I don't remember how we met but we skied together alot. She was a fantastic skier and easy around guys. She wasn't single but acted like she was. When the snow melted, she was gone.
That's a sad story Paul. It has drama , hope and and an ending that stares into a mirror reflectiing the face of reality.
But I bet is sure was fun while it lasted. In skiing we live for the moment and like turns we hope to connect a few together.
post #22 of 25
She was so fine.
post #23 of 25
[QUOTE
granted this is a gross generalization, but out here in Tahoe hitting the slopes tends to skew heavily toward the guys. Most (again with the GG) women you meet on the slopes are either 14 or married with a full brood in tow. The ones you do meet that are single are usually of college age and rolling with the proverbial boyfriend. even the single women whom i work with who claim to ride, never pony up and perhaps hit the slopes once or twice during the season, opting to pass up on good snow for the San Francisco social scene instead.
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This pretty much parallels my own 50 yrs of experience and observations relating to the ski scene.
post #24 of 25
I need to find this article that SKI ran a few years ago about a 50ish ski bum in Tahoe and his trials and tribulations with trying to meet women interested in an older ski bum. I want to say that his ratio of men-to-women in Tahoe was like 25:3, but I'm probably making a gross exaggeration...
post #25 of 25

Spring 'Scenery'

I would not know about the 'pick up rituals' at Tahoe.
However, I have been at Heavenly, Sugerbowl and Alpine Meadows several times over the years for Spring skiing and the 'scenery' has been fantastic.
I have no problems with a hefty lift ticket when the weather is warm, the snowpack is deep and the slopes are adorned with young honeys in bikinis and body suits. Talk about the best of everything?? That is about as good as it gets!!

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