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post #61 of 79
I once saw someone on the slopes dressed like Pip from Great Expectations.

He wasn't a very good skier either. It had me laughing all the way up. It was a pretty cold day too.
post #62 of 79
When I tried out for a job teaching skiing, I wore blue jeans and a cotton lined nylon windbreaker purchased specifically for the event ($15). I could have worn my denim jacket, but I wanted to look more like a skier. Nobody raised an eyebrow and I got the job. Skiing seemed terribly conformist and commercialized in those days...
post #63 of 79
btw - met Catherine in her prime (I was 14 . Got to shake her hand and I didn't wash mine for a week. I kind of stalked her around the state fair then realized she had like 3 bodyguards who were getting annoyed so I stopped. Ahh teenage memories
post #64 of 79
I didn't bother to read this thread, but I have to admit......when I first started skiing....it was in jeans. That's right, I rocked the jeans and the rental equipment for my first entire season. I wore a pair of green jeans that I wouldn't wear anywhere else along with a Michigan starter jacket. I was the gaper of all gapers. It's not something I like to talk about, but it's good to have someone to share it with.
post #65 of 79
Never skiied in jeans. Sure looks cold, uncomfortable and a good way to get sick.
Maybe in the spring and with the sun out but I see all sorts of nuts wearing them in the dead of winter and I bet they go home early. Me, you gotta stop the lifts and I still get one more run if I time it right.
post #66 of 79
My husband and I never ski in jeans, but one day last spring, he had to work most of the day and barely made it out to ski with me and our friends. That day he showed up and skied in his work jeans. Totally cool that he made it out there to ski with me, jeans and all.......Work jeans with grease and dirt no less!:
post #67 of 79
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Originally Posted by ryan View Post
i would like to add...

Leather is fine.


give the girl a sandwich. i do like her outfit though. but not being a spice girl, i can't afford to skin in my leathers.

there is no way i would ski in jeans. i spend too much time on the slopes. literally ON the slopes...yee haw!
post #68 of 79
I say let them wear jeans. Encourage it, even.

Last season, I had a very near high speed miss, and the dude was wearing jeans, so that helped explain the situation before the collision took place. It certainly would have been painful (unlike the two actual times I got picked off).

So the jeans maybe saved me an injury. That, and the guy's high pitched girlish scream!
post #69 of 79
I once saw a long blue streak in the snow on a steep run, where someone had fallen and slid on his jeans. The name of the run was Blue Streak!
post #70 of 79
There was a time long (long) ago when choices in ski gear were much more limited - the idea of a ski pant being a "synthetic shell" was new to the scene. Then, stretch pants, knickers (usually wool), and the much maligned blue jeans were common for the day.

On a non-precipitating day, sporting a pair of jeans and a windshirt was "cool". As long as you didn't spend time on your butt, there wasn't much of a downside. I say - dare to be different when you feel like it.
post #71 of 79
you guys think skiing in jeans is bad??? try boarding!!!

i had to once this last year (i generally ski but i was with my girlfriend who doesn't ski so i boarded). she forgot to bring any ski wear at all so i gave her my pants and i used jeans (she looked like a thug it was pretty amusing seeing that i'm 6'4" and shes 5'6"). that was onnne coollllld day! thats the only time i've ever done it and hte last time i will do it!
post #72 of 79
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
My husband and I never ski in jeans, but one day last spring, he had to work most of the day and barely made it out to ski with me and our friends. That day he showed up and skied in his work jeans. Totally cool that he made it out there to ski with me, jeans and all.......Work jeans with grease and dirt no less!:
Did he ride up on his motorcycle too? :
post #73 of 79
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
My husband and I never ski in jeans, but one day last spring, he had to work most of the day and barely made it out to ski with me and our friends. That day he showed up and skied in his work jeans. Totally cool that he made it out there to ski with me, jeans and all.......Work jeans with grease and dirt no less!:
your husband is gnar, like super gnar.
post #74 of 79
Question from a noob!

If your doing the three layer system, what do you wear as your second layer on the bottom? I guess I always had long underwear then jeans then ski pants (obviously tried to pull them over...but it is very unsuccessful).

Help out a noob?
post #75 of 79
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Originally Posted by wasatchskier View Post
...They take a while to dry, but I would imagine skiing they would stay wet all days..
Not really.

Forgot my ski pants last year for the first day of a 3 day new hire clinic. Had to wear jeans that day. 'bout 3 seconds after telling a friend that falling was not an option for me that day, right into 2 feet of freshies. Once you fall, the pants freeze, then they're pretty toasty until you've been inside for about 30 seconds.
post #76 of 79
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Originally Posted by MontanaSnow View Post
Question from a noob!

If your doing the three layer system, what do you wear as your second layer on the bottom? I guess I always had long underwear then jeans then ski pants (obviously tried to pull them over...but it is very unsuccessful).

Help out a noob?
Usually two layers will do. Longjohns and ski pants. I have some loose fitting synthetic tights that could be added as a middle layer. I also have Gore Windstopper N2S tights that are very warm and could substitute for the long underpants, but I never used them for skiing. I just use long underpants and ski pants.

Lightweight fleece pants could also work as a middle layer. Avoid cotton and stiff materials (ie. jeans) unless that's all you have.
post #77 of 79
Thanks alot telerod!
post #78 of 79
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Originally Posted by MontanaSnow View Post
Question from a noob!

If your doing the three layer system, what do you wear as your second layer on the bottom? I guess I always had long underwear then jeans then ski pants (obviously tried to pull them over...but it is very unsuccessful).

Help out a noob?
Base layer underwear and insulated ski pants if it is cold. If conditions are not too cold, i do without the baselayer. If they are spring-like, I have non-insulated pants.
post #79 of 79
I like to wear chilly's then ski pants.
On a really cold day, I will wear my fleece pants as a second layer.
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