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post #1 of 79
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anyone else bothered by this?! first of all if looks stupid, second it cant be comfortable or warm. Just gets on my nerves when i see it.
post #2 of 79
I have no problem with it...as long as you spray them with scotchguard.
post #3 of 79
I used to ski in jeans many, many years ago when the only other alternative was stretch pants (the 70s). So on a warm(ish) day a few seasons ago I thought I'd try it again. Ugh! You're right -- uncomfortable, cold, and wet. The wind comes right through -- even if it isn't windy.

My take on it, a BIG
post #4 of 79
Most of us did it when we were young and poor. An old pair of jeans with a freash coat of Scotchgard actually are warm, don't let the wind or wet through, and the can of spray is a lot less than a pair of ski pants. Let's not be elitist, folks.
post #5 of 79
When I was young, jeans and a hooded college sweatshirt was the cool ski outfit. No hat either.

As I got older, warmth and comfort became more important than being cool.
post #6 of 79
Jeans? Or waterproof-denim ski pants?
post #7 of 79
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anyone else bothered by this?!
hell yes, and i'm sick and tired of pretending that i'm not.

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Originally Posted by ecamiel89 View Post
first of all if looks stupid
i have no problem illegalizing it for just that reason, or at least slapping a fine on anyone caught skiing or boarding in jeans.
hell yes, i'm serious. looking stupid on the ski hill embarrasses us as a country. (and don't give me anymore of that commie crap about "rights" to this and that and blah blah blah.) how's this for a compromise? if you're going to wear jeans, you damn well better wear a tie.

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second it cant be comfortable or warm
that i don't know about, since i've never done it, but that doesn't really matter.

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Just gets on my nerves when i see it.
i knew someone else out there could relate to my on-slope agony.
i'll get this ball rolling in the west while you get yours rolling back east.
together we can stop this insanity and finally put and end to a casual attitude on the slopes, 'cause the goodlord knows, that's about the last place we need it.

amen.

can i get a witness.
post #8 of 79
Jeans are only supercool if you're Highway Star and they're wet to the knees.

I am, however, very fond of retro pants, blue in color, with white icicles stalagtiting from the knees.
post #9 of 79
I loved bumpskigirl's leather-looking (or were they real?) ski pants at ESA Snowbird last year! Those would be perfect for Aspen.

How about Carharrts? They seem to be always in fashion at Montana ski resorts...(Can we call 'em resorts in Montana? That does stretch the definition a bit.)
post #10 of 79

Pete's dirty secret.

I've skied with Jeans. That was before I bought ski pants. But I wore, black Gortex rain pants over the jeans. For all appearences it looked like I was wearing ski pants.

Two seasons ago we went to Mt Bachelor (sp?) and my wife forgot her ski pants. However I did have my black rain pants. Rather then spend $100+ for ski new pants she wore the rain pants over her jeans. :

And for all appearences it looked like she was wearing ski pants.
post #11 of 79
i would like to add...

Leather is fine.

post #12 of 79
Like most everyone else here I used to ski in jeans, in fact I believe in the mid to late 70's it was considered rather fashinable by the young crowd. For me it was simple ecomonics rather than an attempt at being fashionable.

Unlike most everyone else here, these days I prefer skiing in stretch pants ! They are comfy, and in the west usually warm enough, as it never rains in Whistler I do not worry about getting wet: .

On very cold days, or when it is dumping I have the dreaded 'fartbag" (the things I've learned on epicski)....Bogner no less!

I hate skiing with multiple layers of clothes, fanny packs, back packs, helmuts whatever. When I ski I want to feel free, not like I am going for a seven day trek in the Himalayas.

At the age of 48 I think I am getting truly stuck in my ways: .
post #13 of 79
When I joined ski club in 7th grade and ski my first five times, I skied in jeans sprayed with Scotchguard. I think my Mom&Dad bought me ski pants for Xmas for my second season.

Now-a-days, you can get really cheap snowpants for like $20 at the discount store but for a kid first-timer, whatever.
post #14 of 79
skiing in jeans seems dreadful to me. I don't even like jeans when I'm not exercizing, I can't imagine skiing in them. They are stiff, tight, and not waterproof. They take a while to dry, but I would imagine skiing they would stay wet all days, especially around the bottom. My dad used to ski in jeans a long time ago with waterproof outerpants- still don't understand the concept.
post #15 of 79
For people who lived in Denver in the early/mid 80s, remember the western-style steakhouse chain called "Traildust"? If you walked in with a tie, the waiters would gather around you and cut it off with scissors.

Maybe lifties could do something similar at a ski area.
post #16 of 79
Umm... We call people like that gapers. Not to their face, of course. That would be mean. But behind their backs. We're nice like that.
post #17 of 79
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anyone else bothered by this?! first of all if looks stupid, second it cant be comfortable or warm. Just gets on my nerves when i see it.
As no one has acknowledged the irony in Ryan's post I will put it more bluntly: if it gets on your nerves either wear blinders or find another activity. Why the hell should someone wearing jeans get on your nerves? I am bothered by the trendy and overpriced fashions I see at Vail...but I certainly don't let them get on my nerves. LewBob
post #18 of 79
So are you guys opposed to the jeans' presence inside the boundaries of the ski resort, or to the look of jeans as lower-body outerwear?

Because I drive to the mountain in jeans, and put my gore-tex on over them when I suit up. Is it safe for me to ski around you?
post #19 of 79
Jeans are great for everything EXCEPT skiing. Driving to and from the mountain, at the bar, passed out in a snowbank (not advised, but acceptable), those are all fine. It's when they're tucked into your boots... or over them, or scrunched above. Unless it's April 1 or closing day, in which case I'd advise wearing Jorts. (jean shorts cut so short the pockets show)
post #20 of 79
I think bellbottom jeans will be the new rage on the slopes this year but I'll have to pass......
post #21 of 79
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Originally Posted by ritmusic2k View Post
So are you guys opposed to the jeans' presence inside the boundaries of the ski resort, or to the look of jeans as lower-body outerwear?

Because I drive to the mountain in jeans, and put my gore-tex on over them when I suit up. Is it safe for me to ski around you?
my new and improved health, fashion and safety laws will allow you to wear jeans in the parking lot. you may even wear them as far as the ticket window.

i asked admin to post a BEHEAD ALL JEANS WEARERS sticky-thingy. i guess they're still mulling which font to use to best get the message across.

alas, LewBob, if you only knew how serious i am.
pm me for a pamphlet or brochure.
post #22 of 79
Back before I knew what a "gaper" was (thanks, EpicSki!), we used assume that they were just new to the sport. Of course, to travel further down the road to gaperdom, the jeans must be tucked into the rear-entry boots from the rental shop. The addition of an "Officially Licensed NFL Team Jacket" and a hat shaped like an animal's head completes the look.
post #23 of 79
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I think bellbottom jeans will be the new rage on the slopes this year but I'll have to pass......
I don't know about bell bottoms, but i'm pretty sure that punky brewster is working for burton these days:

post #24 of 79
I've skied in jeans in the Spring when it gets really warm during the day and ski clothes are just too much! My boyfriend skis in shorts! This is ONLY when the sun gets so warm that the snowboarders are boarding in tee-shirts and pants and some of the girls in tee-shirts and hip-hugger pants with their midriffs bare - now THAT looks cold!
post #25 of 79
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I've skied in jeans in the Spring when it gets really warm during the day and ski clothes are just too much! My boyfriend skis in shorts! This is ONLY when the sun gets so warm that the snowboarders are boarding in tee-shirts and pants and some of the girls in tee-shirts and hip-hugger pants with their midriffs bare - now THAT looks cold!
but it also looks hot.
post #26 of 79
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Originally Posted by HookedOnWinter View Post

do we need further proof that the return of one-piece suit is inevitable?
post #27 of 79
inevitable? the return is behind us already!

post #28 of 79
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
I have no problem with it...as long as you spray them with scotchguard.
Yes, if you're going to have jeans that don't work as ski pants, you might as well make them less comfortable as normal pants too.
post #29 of 79
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Originally Posted by ryan View Post
my new and improved health, fashion and safety laws will allow you to wear jeans in the parking lot. you may even wear them as far as the ticket window.

i asked admin to post a BEHEAD ALL JEANS WEARERS sticky-thingy. i guess they're still mulling which font to use to best get the message across.

alas, LewBob, if you only knew how serious i am.
pm me for a pamphlet or brochure.
Ryan, You funny! lewbob
post #30 of 79
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i would like to add...

Leather is fine.


Its not the leather thats fine. Drool.
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