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The Skier's List (from Skiing Magazine)

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
I posted this last year, as a link, here it is as a poll. All yes/no questions, feel free to comment.
post #2 of 26
Thread Starter 
Tried my best, this was a pain in the ass, slow day at the office.

Here are the runs in 2 & 3:

2. Ski these classic runs
Corbet’s Couloir, Jackson, WY
High Rustler, Alta, UT
Couloir Extreme, Blackcomb, B.C.
KT-22, Squaw Valley, CA
Goat, Stowe, VT
Kant-Mak-M, Telluride, CO

3. Ski runs just as good, but less well-known
Steep ’n’ Deep, Monashees, B.C.
Pas de Chèvre, Chamonix, France
Big Couloir, Big Sky, MT
Cambodia, Red Mountain, B.C.
Red Square, Vail, CO
Skydive, Fernie, B.C.
post #3 of 26
I'll call in sick but not if the sun is gonna be out.

- Rocky

post #4 of 26
In addition to a few others I've got:

Question 27 of 99: Get a letter published in a ski magazine.

In Skiing, actually.

[ September 26, 2002, 01:31 PM: Message edited by: Lodro ]
post #5 of 26
"Now that's the kind of girl I can take advantage of."

--Squirrel Murphy.
post #6 of 26
I'd forgotten about that list.

I've added two since the last time I saw the list; went to the Olympics and hiked/skied a Fourteener (Castle Peak, CO).

I still don't have any idea what "Ski Party" is.

I wanna know who in this group has skied Aspen in camo clothes and a pink knit ski cap.

Bob
post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Bob.Peters:
I wanna know who in this group has skied Aspen in camo clothes and a pink knit ski cap.
Bob
That was me Bob. I skied there on a ski trip from college just after the list came out. Remember my friend from the BBQ? We were there on a college trip, all decked out in camo getting on the gondola when he starts making fun of the people in the gondola behind us who are wearing fur. Know how the back three face the three facing forward on those? Well he didn't realize that the woman sitting to his back was also wearing fur. It was the quietest gondola ride ever! Didn't have the hat on though. Got those from truck stops. He had on one of those hats with the fish passing through it (head in the front, tail in the back), I had one on that said something about a woman sending a picture of her boat to me. That trip came out with many storys to be shared in the lodge some time.

I've also skied at Pine Knob, Michigan (my old home ski area when I was in high school) wearing real fur (who was the other?), and naked.

[ September 27, 2002, 07:49 AM: Message edited by: AltaSkier ]
post #8 of 26
Are these "did you" or "would you" questions? Makes a huge difference in the answer
post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by marta:
Are these "did you" or "would you" questions? Makes a huge difference in the answer
Did you questions.

There is a huge list of supermodels that I would sleep with, if I bring that up, nobody really cares. But if I bust into a room with my friends in it and say, "Guys, your are never gonna believe what happened last night..." People will listen.
post #10 of 26
Another question:
Have you ever been unable to get a taxi, so hired a double-decker coach (and drunk driver) to take you and two others into town for late night apres ski?

S
post #11 of 26
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Hold the Press! Almost forgot, bonus points towards [i]The Ryan[/] for the first person who knows what question of the 100 that I left off to make it fit the poll size!
post #12 of 26
Points toward The Ryan? You may have just significantly decreased the chances of anyone speaking up.
By the way, TWO letters to ski mags (Ski and Freeskier). I award myself two points away from The Ryan.
post #13 of 26
AltaSkier:

I'm proud of you. Camo at Aspen... well done!

That brings up another question:

Does anyone know where the Mason Dixon Line stops? In other words, is New Mexico north or south (or west?) of the Line?

If New Mexico is south of the line, then I get to check off another one.

Reading the list did remind me of one I've not done and really want to - ski across a border. If I remember the original message correctly, I believe it may have applied to state borders as well as national borders. I've racked my brain and can't think of anywhere I've done that. I'm going to find one to cross this winter.

Thanks,

Bob
post #14 of 26
Heavenly (Nevada/Calif).
post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
I was wondering about the border thing as well. I've got the entire list in a word document if anybody wants it, PM me if you want it. It lists out borders, runs, volcanos, explains some things better, etc. Things that I was not able to get into the poll format.

The Mason-Dixon western edge is West Virginia. Sorry Bob.

http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa041999.htm
post #16 of 26
Quote:
Originally posted by Bob.Peters:
Reading the list did remind me of one I've not done and really want to - ski across a border. If I remember the original message correctly, I believe it may have applied to state borders as well as national borders. I've racked my brain and can't think of anywhere I've done that. I'm going to find one to cross this winter.
"Ski across a _border_"? I thought it said "Ski across a boarder". LOL I was thinking..."yea, turnabout is fair play!"
post #17 of 26
OK, after reading this, there are two things I want to know:

1. Who's been skiing on the roof of a car? I've alrawys wanted to try this, but the risk is just too high.

2. Who are the people who claim never to have yardsaled (that is a verb, right?) under a chairlift. If you haven't done that, you haven't been skiing hard enough.
post #18 of 26
Never YS'd under a lift, have fallen, hit a tower, but never a YS.
post #19 of 26
Quote:
Originally posted by CAPBOY:
Never YS'd under a lift, have fallen, hit a tower, but never a YS.
CAPBOY:

Well, that's one more thing you have to look forward to.

Bob
post #20 of 26
Quote:
Originally posted by SoCalSki:
OK, after reading this, there are two things I want to know:
2. Who are the people who claim never to have yardsaled (that is a verb, right?) under a chairlift. If you haven't done that, you haven't been skiing hard enough.
The key issue here is that you have to have lost a glove. That's a little more rare. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #21 of 26
Quote:
Originally posted by Bob.Peters:

I still don't have any idea what "Ski Party" is.
Bob
Here you go Bob:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...lance&n=507846

(Not to be confused with the lame-O beach movie in the snow "Ski Party" with Frankie Avalon. Hot Dog the Movie is Citizen Kane compared to this)
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0059726 )
post #22 of 26
On the last question I want to know who answered no. Anybody who isn't grateful, everyday, for snow, mountains, gravity, and skiing shouldn't be on this site. And I know there are 2 of you who did answer no. So be a little more grateful or find a new sport and website! I am not really sounding as mean here as it may seem, imagine me saying that while laughing and that is how I mean it. But still c'mon guys, have a little more pride for the sport of skiing!
post #23 of 26
I'm glad I've been to France by public transport. That's 2 yeses immediately for me - and some of those qns are going to take me a very very long time!

Confused by the sunscreen question - I've very rarely been skiing without putting sunscreen on and even then it's in my pocket ready. Even when it's snowing on the way out, the sun often comes out later. It's so easy to get burnt why on earth wouldn't you?

Questions from stupid limey:

What is the one-finger farmer's blow?
What is the Utah interconnect?
What is a grab?
What is a fourteener?
What is a gummi stone?
post #24 of 26
Juat reading through the poll brought back lots of memories.

Flying under the chair at Mt. Sutton (Quebec Eastern Townships),
over a rise, then double ejecting in a 'graceful' arc. Climbing back up to tremendous cheers from those above.

Night skiing one ski in my pre-teens at Mt Gabriel.

Hiking up over the rise and looking down High Rustler. THen skiing it.

Taking the early gondola up from Whistler village. Starting in pouring rain, ending up in sunshine. Skiing myself and wondering where everyone was. (My first day at Whistler)
post #25 of 26
Quote:
Originally posted by Frances:
I'm glad I've been to France by public transport. That's 2 yeses immediately for me - and some of those qns are going to take me a very very long time!

Confused by the sunscreen question - I've very rarely been skiing without putting sunscreen on and even then it's in my pocket ready. Even when it's snowing on the way out, the sun often comes out later. It's so easy to get burnt why on earth wouldn't you?

Questions from stupid limey:

What is the one-finger farmer's blow?
What is the Utah interconnect?
What is a grab?
What is a fourteener?
What is a gummi stone?
Frances:

Allow me...

A. Blowing one's nose without the benefit of a handkerchief or tissue. You just lean over, close one nostril with a finger, and blow your brains out the other nostril. Like at least one other bodily function, this one is best performed downwind. Hey, you asked.

B. When capitalized (Interconnect), it refers to a commercial enterprise that will take you on a tour on which you can ski Park City, Brighton, Solitude, Alta, and Snowbird in one day. When uncapitalized (interconnect), it means you did it yourself and didn't pay a guide.

C. An aerial maneuver in which the skier (or boarder) grabs his ski or board with his hand(s) while in the air. Many variations exist.

D. Fourteener is a mountain whose summit elevation is above 14,000 feet (for us metrically-challenged Americans.)

E. A gummi stone is a base-sharpening/smoothing stone made of a particular kind of material that seems somehow softer and slightly more "tacky" than a regular sharpening stone.

Bob

I couldn't understand the sunscreen question either, so don't feel bad.
post #26 of 26
Bob; you can ski across the Alberta / BC border at Sunshine Village on the Great Divide chair.
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