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Early Season Skiing - Am I Obsessed?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Well since I live in Eastern Ontario I am pretty much limited to Blue Mountain as my sole resort to skiing. That right, 700 vertical feet and 34 runs. It's pretty good actually and maintained quite well so I have no big complaints. Ok here's my question....it is still low season here and the mountain (hill) opened up today with 3 runs. The price is $12 to ski from 9-4. Would anyone consider this to be rediculous to take advantage of and go ski or rather wait another week or so to test out the ol sticks. I am more excited primarily because i have yet to test out my new skiis.

What would you do? Any Ontarians out there? :
post #2 of 17
$12.00 to ski that's insane, Okemo is $54.00 per day, Killington must be in that same price range. They're are not at full price yet.
Even on opening day I think they want like $30.00.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Yeah $12 is pretty good but there are only 3 runs open - one easy and 2 intermediates. Last year at this time almost all runs were open and the lift ticket was $7!! But only for a limited time....
post #4 of 17
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Originally posted by Max Capacity:
$12.00 to ski that's insane, Okemo is $54.00 per day,
And keep in mind that's $12 CDN too!
post #5 of 17
Sooooo, what's your question?

Go skiing.
post #6 of 17
Heck no, get out there, remember one thing, a bad day skiing beats a good day at home. My 7 year old daughter and I are heading to Wisconsin first thing in the morning for some early skiing. It looks like a 6 inch base but it's better than nothing. The funny thing is I don't know who is more excited about going, me or my daughter.

Have a good time! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #7 of 17
GO SKI!!!

I'm 2 hours away from blue, so I'll probably be at horseshoe or mslm tomorrow. $25 for 300/500 feet and 4/5 runs
post #8 of 17
Would you pay $12 to go see a movie that by current averages has a 50 - 50 chance of sucking badly? The movie would at best last 2 hours and would be in less than a healthy environment. Skiing, 3 or 4 or maybe more hours of execise outdoors in the sun possibly meeting like minded people you likely wouldn't meet in a movie theatre. Getting to do something now you've been dieing to do for months. Yea, sounds like a lot of money and it is Intrawest..... better not you could get hurt and Georgian Bay looks like hell this time of year.
post #9 of 17
There is no question!!! Go skiing. I live in Massachusetts and my closest mountain is Wachusett (2 trails open and the ticket is $25USD). Even with the huge storm today (12-20inches) I don't think it will be worth going just to be in a huge crowd. Maybe if the weather is still crappy tomorrow I will head out there and hope people stay away because of the weather.

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post #10 of 17
The only cautionary note I would offer is that if you plan to try out new skis is to make sure the resort's base is deep enough to bury those nasty rocks. Otherwise have fun. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #11 of 17
Lange_guy:

No. You are not obsessed. If you were obsessed, we would have never seen this post.

Before you get too carried away, never take you new skis out on the first outings. Those groomers they push the whales around with churn lots of small stones in with the first foot or so of cover and a few inches of fresh snow on top only hides them.
post #12 of 17
>>> Those groomers they push the whales around with churn lots of small stones in with the first foot or so of cover and a few inches of fresh snow on top only hides them. <<<

A good time to rent a set of demoes from base lodge and try something different.
post #13 of 17
Last year my first turns where on 1/2 a trail, pure moguls. Then you had to walk through mud to the lift. All that for $19.00. It was great. This year, one trail, a good one though, $19.00. It was great. Always choose the skiing, no matter what.
post #14 of 17
My first turns were on a season ticket with 2 runs open and 160' vert. My first turns on full MTN, the moguls reminded me of coffins, and that was what you ended up in if you tried to ski them, they had ski mat laid down in the loading area for the lift, and what wasn't melted was ice. It was the most satisfying experience of my life. GO SKIING!
post #15 of 17
To fill you in on Okemo's weekend. We were skiing in 18 to 20 inch's of light powder. If you knew where to go we were in mid thight powder at times. Sunday was a Powder ski day.
11 day's on skis and counting.

[ December 08, 2003, 03:22 AM: Message edited by: Max Capacity ]
post #16 of 17
Hey, I blew of a job interview to go skiing yesterday at Mt. St. Louis.

First day out of the season, got to try out my new skis that I bought at the end of last season.
post #17 of 17
Good to see you know what realy matters in life. Glad you had a good day. Good Luck on the next interview.
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