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Mtns where you ski better?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I typically ski 3 areas. There is one that I always seem to have a harder time at than the other 2. Not just the trail designation, i.e I can ski a black at area A but not B. Just an overall harder time skiing well.

Anyone else have a nemisis mtn? Any reason for this, other than I am just a piss poor skier?
post #2 of 13
Kima.
There's a danger of subjectivity here, but I think we can deal with it.
You need to ski all these places blindfolded.
Let's be sure that we screen the psychology out of it.

Please report back.
post #3 of 13
Hey K, The color guides only refer to the Mtn. that you are on. A blk on one Mtn may be
a blue on another. Don`t worry--just ski. :
post #4 of 13
Maybe the quality of skiers you're around? The "look" of the place might be more intimidating here as opposed to there?

For instance, the "average" skier at Arapahoe Basin seemed to me, for whatever reason, to be maybe a little more skilled than the "average" skier at Breckenridge.

Would you say you're a self-conscious skier?

Are you nervous in crowds?

How many fingers am I holding up?

post #5 of 13
Kima,

Your a great skier and fun to ski with. Stop being so critical of yourself !

Every mtn is different, I tipping it depends somewhat on the cross section of runs they want to advertise. Pretty sure there was a thread on that not long ago. Ski what you enjoy, what challenges you just enough to improve.

I also find sometimes I just have a bad day nothing seems to flow and I'm better off in the bar

Cheers

Miss Jane
post #6 of 13
Kima, back away from the keyboard! Stand up. Take a deep breath. Visualize yourself skiing very well at X mountain. Have fun.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ryan:

Would you say you're a self-conscious skier?
Yep
Are you nervous in crowds?
Yep
How many fingers am I holding up?
12 without my glasses on.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Not so much the trail designation, I understand that it refers only to the mtn you’re on. On similar terrain, steepness, etc, I just am not skiing as well at this particular mtn. Not sure if it is the fall line. The approaches to the runs or whatever.

Just wondering if anyone else has a mtn that for no apparent reason they have a more difficult time?
post #8 of 13
ok so I'll own up. I have been to Whistler 7 times in 2 1/2 yrs, not really sure why I keep going there as I've never had an epic day. I've always been struggling with the snow conditions or trying to learn something new.

Something just keeps me going back in the hope that one day I will be the boss and not the mtn.
post #9 of 13
There IS a local spot, which I'll call Boarderland, and I DO ski a bit tentatively, as there are boarders everywhere, a lot of them fairly clueless. So, not so much to do with the mountain as the conditions (wall-to-wall snowboarders).
post #10 of 13
Kima,

Some things to consider (some already previously stated):

Number of skiers around you
quality of skiers around you
conditions du jour (weather)
quality of grooming
double fall lines on trails that seem similar in steepness
width of trails
price of the lift ticket (the more $, the harder it is to focus on skiing )
Who you're skiing with (if he's too cute, you may be too self consious)
Equipment (you're not on rentals, are you?)
post #11 of 13
There's only one resort in the LA area like that? Very funny. The only resorts that don't fit the description of "boaderland" are Baldy, Sunrise, Krakta, etc (ie the resorts that fit the description of nosnowland).
post #12 of 13
well, i didn't want to name names as a certain Bear here is also SSD at aforementioned "Boarderland." (and you're too right about NoSnowLand. although this morning is bright and clear and i can see the snow atop baldy. but we're still a real good storm away from pretty good conditions.)

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 31, 2002 10:00 AM: Message edited 1 time, by ryan ]</font>
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JohnH:
Kima,

Some things to consider (some already previously stated):


double fall lines on trails that seem similar in steepness

Maybe this


Who you're skiing with (if he's too cute, you may be too self consious)

My hubby is very cute,
and sometimes when he is WATCHING me I am self consious.

Equipment (you're not on rentals, are you?
nope, only operator error here. )
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I appreciate all the input. Hope you get some snow soon!

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