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Where Do You Ski Poll

Poll Results: Where Do You Ski?

 
  • 39% (77)
    Eastern North America
  • 54% (106)
    Western North America
  • 3% (6)
    Europe
  • 2% (4)
    Australia / New Zealand
  • 0% (0)
    South America
  • 0% (1)
    Asia
  • 1% (2)
    Other
196 Total Votes  
post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 
In a recent thread it was supposed that members of EpicSki represented an Eastern skiing demographic while TGR members are predominately Western skiers. I doubt that there is actually a significant difference. So, a simple poll to find out where we ski. The poll asks you to simply associate where you spend most of your skiing days within a broad geographic area. So, you can live the East but if most of your ski days are in Western North America, check West. If you mostly ski in the East but take a trip for skiing, select East.

West means anything from the Rockies to the Pacific Ocean or west of longitude 100 degrees. 100 degrees longitude is approximately the border between Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada, and just just East of Colorado in the U.S.

North America East
North America West
Europe
Australia /New Zealand
South America
Asia
Other
post #2 of 41
Notrh America West (so far)
post #3 of 41
Work and family are in the east...and that is where I ski.

I honeymooned at Whistler.
post #4 of 41
West now. Midwest & east coast in a former life.
post #5 of 41
My home mountain is Okemo in Vermont, and my pass allows me to ski at Stratton and Sunapee, too. I also try to hit Sugarbush and Killington during the season. Most years I take a trip or two out west, too.
post #6 of 41
Interesting...i basically thought that EpicSkiers were <84 waisted and TGR skiers were >84...
post #7 of 41
Note the poll is FLAWED!

It doesn't ask where you board, only where you ski.
post #8 of 41
Started in the northeast.

Moved to the west.

Married a western gal.

Moved back to the northeast.:

Western gal likes the west.

Will be moving back to the west.

But have to wait until the kids are out of high school.
post #9 of 41
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
Note the poll is FLAWED!

It doesn't ask where you board, only where you ski.
But all polls are inherently flawed; therefore this is perfect :

Our East / West division is really running close here. Maybe the westerners are just getting home from work.
post #10 of 41
Soooo, have you posted this on TGR as well? Hard to judge whether this board is more east-centric without their responses as well.
post #11 of 41
Live East and ski West

Note to self "move west"

Other note to self "consult wife before moving west"
post #12 of 41
Mostly on the flats I guess. Rest of the time I let gravity do the work, and use my poles for balance and turns.

(Had to get that on before someone else did)
post #13 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgiddyup View Post
Other note to self "consult wife before moving west"
You must be a newly wed. Remember that asking forgiveness is more certain to get you desired results than asking permission.....Just remember to call once you get west, then you'll be OK....until you return.
post #14 of 41
Flawed, no multiple localities. This year skied equal number of days in Japan and Oz. Next year trip to Europe...
post #15 of 41
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taxman View Post
Flawed, no multiple localities. This year skied equal number of days in Japan and Oz. Next year trip to Europe...
Another statistical outlier....live with it :

Anyone who has skied multiple hemispheres is welcome to post under "Other" Now if you skied on another PLANET, its flawed!
post #16 of 41
Flawed, out of about 60 days, I ski About 70% east and 30% West, but live for the West, the rest is just training, so I can't answer the poll.
post #17 of 41
Maybe you should ask where we prefer to ski.
post #18 of 41
I'm really curious about where "other" is.

Don't we have a member who skied in Dubai?
post #19 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
Maybe you should ask where we prefer to ski.
I prefer the east based on accessibility and value. Easterners who can afford to ski only in the west, often do so. I agree with MangoJazz that some time spent practicing locally can make the destination ski trip a much greater experience.
post #20 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
I'm really curious about where "other" is.

Don't we have a member who skied in Dubai?
How about the Midwest?
Hmmmm, don't we count?
post #21 of 41
FLAWED McFLAW, from FLAWsville, FLAWrida.

Last season I skiied:
Eastern North America
Western North America
Europe

This season I intend to do similar.

Trying to think where "other" is - I guess Africa or Antartic as I can't see where else is missing in terms of continents/regions
post #22 of 41
I marked "western north america" but I'll probably get 15-20 days in the east this year as well.
post #23 of 41
Live in the Midwest, did 20 days last year out West, most in Colorado.
post #24 of 41
I think that I was the poster of the offending comment, which was a gross generalization to be sure. Note, however, that I've also voted here, which admittedly messes things up, but I post both here and on TGR (albeit in a 1:10 ratio).
post #25 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taxman View Post
Flawed, no multiple localities. This year skied equal number of days in Japan and Oz. Next year trip to Europe...
I'm with Taxman....
in the last 12 months I have skied pretty much equal time in
Europe
USA
Australia

we need to be able to select multiple answers
post #26 of 41
With all due respect, this poll should be for locals only. Real skiers have a home mountain and they know where it's located. If you don't know the answer, maybe there isn't one for you in this poll.
post #27 of 41
telerod - almost all advanced aussie skiers i know make trips OS for skiing.... they pretty much need to do so....

I may have a "home mountain" but that does not mean it is where I do all(or most of) my skiing in a year....

My friends back home would tend to have a trip every year or two... and if we are going to sit in a plane for nearly 20 hours to get to the USA/Europe then we are not going there for a weekend! (japan is closer hence more popular, NZ even more so)
post #28 of 41
Fine, but I still think this poll is not for you. "If you don't know the answer, maybe there isn't one for you."

If I had the money, I would spend 4 months in Nelson, 4 months in Portillo and 4 months in Chamonix and I would be hard pressed to answer this question, too!
post #29 of 41
I'm still looking for the dark handsome millionaire to fund that lifestyle
post #30 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

If I had the money, I would spend 4 months in Nelson, 4 months in Portillo and 4 months in Chamonix and I would be hard pressed to answer this question, too!
When you do that don't forget to invite me along
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