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Is the World Really That Bad for Skiing?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Seriously, what's with the "bad" conditions posts? Just go skiing and enjoy instead of worrying about it so much.
post #2 of 15
People are just wondering if they are wasting alot of $$$ to travel to skiing that is no better than where they already are.
post #3 of 15
It depends on whether you define skiing as an athletic outlet or a luxury good. Soccer on a muddy, torn-up field can be fun, but if my chai mocha latte frappuccino isn't frosted smoothly it's a bit of a downer.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by CTKook View Post
It depends on whether you define skiing as an athletic outlet or a luxury good. Soccer on a muddy, torn-up field can be fun, but if my chai mocha latte frappuccino isn't frosted smoothly it's a bit of a downer.

For many people it is both. For most people taking a trip to ski in an area a considerable distance from their home is a significant expenditure, probably a once a year thing. I think its perfectly valid to worry about whether they're spending several thousand dollars for their family to ski in marginal conditions where they may want to save their money for more frequent local trips, a trip in the summer, two trips next winter, whatever. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a pass or be near the mountains.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yes, but......

For *most* people, the conditions at the places asked about are better than where they locally ski. The larage majority [even on this site] would consider the resort, snow and terrain an upgrade and throughouly enjoyable. That's all I'm sayin'...

Powdr
post #6 of 15
SLC during the recent past being a perfect example relative to the east coast, say.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Powdr View Post
Seriously, what's with the "bad" conditions posts? Just go skiing and enjoy instead of worrying about it so much.
Yeaaaaaaahh! You said it mister!! As long as it's sunny, and even if it's not, well, who cares! That's what I say too!

post #8 of 15
Dude, yeah we got the Pollyanna allusion the first time. Vaguely humorous. 87 posts with the same allusion and snarky emoticons (and almost exactly the same language) becomes something of a Hayley Mills movie itself--the drollery is severely mitigated by lack of range.

How about picking a new film or literary figure to use as a leit motif for your incisive wit? Lassie always seemed a little irrationally optimistic to me. So did Timmy, for that matter. Papa Smurf--now there's an a-hole. How about Polonious--not very optimistic, I'll grant you--but obtuse enough to deliver what appears to be your message. Just some ideas.
post #9 of 15
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"Last edited by pcskier : Today at 06:52 PM. Reason: used a naughty word "
I don't think I want to talk to you. :
post #10 of 15
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I don't think I want to talk to you. :

Oh, it wasn't about you, it was about Papa Smurf. Specifically, I included the letters that the dash now serves as a substitute for.
post #11 of 15
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Dude, yeah we got the Pollyanna allusion the first time. Vaguely humorous. 87 posts with the same allusion and snarky emoticons (and almost exactly the same language) becomes something of a Hayley Mills movie itself--the drollery is severely mitigated by lack of range.

How about picking a new film or literary figure to use as a leit motif for your incisive wit? Lassie always seemed a little irrationally optimistic to me. So did Timmy, for that matter. Papa Smurf--now there's an a-hole. How about Polonious--not very optimistic, I'll grant you--but obtuse enough to deliver what appears to be your message. Just some ideas.
Now *that* was funny.
post #12 of 15
OK. I'll be a man and admit that he got me. I humbly apologize for all my stupid Pollyana posts.

I was out of control today. I admit it. I couldn't take any more "stop whining, get out and ski, every day with or without snow is a great day posts."

I'm irritated. After a month and a half of no snow in the East, I book a family trip to Utah, where it suddenly appears to be going dry. Then, I wake up today to my big side-by-side refrigerator/freezer gone completely dead.

Meat juice and melted ice cream leaking out the door and onto the floor. Everything inside thawed out, melted and warm. A $1,300 refrigerator only 4 years old and filled with warm meat. :

I had to take the day off work to scrounge up coolers and ice to try and salvage things.

OK, so then I just sort of went nuts on all the "happy people."

When I get the freezer fixed, if I can, I'm going to stuff Pollyanna inside it.
post #13 of 15
Got that right!
Get out & enjoy the Day!
"Its all Good!"
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post #14 of 15
I suspect that living in a ski town and having a season pass makes it easier to "just go ski". When you have to shell out quite big bikkies to get that few days skiing, the poor conditions are more of an issue.
post #15 of 15
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Meat juice and melted ice cream

I think I just swallowed my own vomit.

Sorry about your travails. And seriously, you and your family will have a "swell" time in Utah. At least it's stayed cold, so they are making snow like nobody's business. Now I'm being irrationally optimistic. Just call me Papa Smurf.
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