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post #31 of 40
Just realized I digressed on my previous posting to this thread, pardon.

Days skied: 14

Resorts: Keystone, Vail, Beaver, Breckenridge (all done before).

Highest High: seeing my not quite 5 yrs. old boy ski faster than Mom (oops!), progress tremendously to the point he CARVES albeit unknowingly, falling (me, not him) in the glades, following Him in this mother of a Pipe at Breckenridge. Besides him being the overall highlight, REDISCOVERING Vail and Beaver under fanatstic conditions, swimming in the outdoor swimming pool while it was lightly dumping. A GREAT vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!

Low: only skied that one time this season after 6 yrs. of 2 vacations/season and 24+ days every one of those years.

Best regards.
post #32 of 40
Well, another amateur...

1. Days Skied

I got in 5 days this year.

2. Resorts/Areas Skied

4 days at Heavenly and 1 day at Hawksnest.

3. New places skied

These were both new to me.

4. Great discoveries

That even a rank amateur like me, at the mountain for the first time, could find lots of powder scattered about Heavenly days after a storm.

5. Breakthroughs

It finally clicked in my head not to be afraid of the fall line. I quit rushing my turns, I picked up a little speed, and the skis just seemed to turn themselves. I had much more control, more stability. Slick patches didn't bother me. Little piles of snow that formed during the day could just be powered through or over. Could out run a lot of the maniacs.

6. Highest high

6a. When I have been skiing in the past I have never felt I had the ability to ski well enough to venture out on any of the black slopes. But with things feeling much better I took a few steeper, short pitches at Heavenly to see how I felt. I felt good so I rode up and went down Ellie's. It was the thrilling. Nice big fast turns all the way down. May not be much for many of you, but I was on cloud nine. I don't know how it compares to other trails but the top section seemed pretty steep to me. But I felt in complete control the whole way.

6b. Non skiing, but Heavenly was also our honeymoon!

6c. Non skiing, but on the way back from Hawksnest, got a call that my (first) nephew was about to be born. Made it back in time, too.

7. Lowest low

Finding all that powder without much of a search and realizing that I just could not handle the Sierra Cement that had set up for a few days. The first day, it was fine. Oh for the light powder of Steamboat the season before...

8. Goals for next season

Improve, see somewhere new, and try to figure a way out to get more days in on the snow. Anyone ever been to Cloudmont?
post #33 of 40
1. Days Skied

48 or so

2. Resorts/Areas Skied
W/B
SunPeaks
Baker
Chief Pascall
Rohr
Marriot Basin
SingingPass
Blackcomb B/C
Paul Ridge
Zoa

3. New places skied

None - weather messed us up for whitewater, Red, Kicking Horse and Phelix Creek

4. Great discoveries

That a fat tele ski doesn't necessarily make me a better tele skier
That a fat powder ski makes me a better alpine powder skier

5. Breakthroughs

That I can get aggresive on teles in steeps and be competent

6. Highest high

Singing Pass waist deep turns



Chief Pascall waist deep turns



7. Lowest low

Come on! Was a good season!

8. Goals for next season

More pow!
post #34 of 40
1. Days Skied - 15 outdoors, 2 indoors
2. Resorts/Areas Skied - Snowbird/Alta, Jackson Hole, Leogang, Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Zellam See, Hintermoos, Hinterthal, Dienten, Muhlbach, Grossarltal, Drofgastein, Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein
3. New places skied - Jackson Hole, Zellam See, Hintermoos, Hinterthal, Dienten, Muhlbach, Grossarltal, Drofgastein, Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein
4. Great discoveries - that moose outside Bob Peter's house in Jackson.
5. Breakthroughs - getting it all to click at the Academy
6. Highest high - loads of them, but I'll select these: New skis (Seth Pistols, and 3Vs), doing 29 peaks, 72,000ft of vertical, 100 miles of skiing in Austria in 2 days.
7. Lowest low - not getting more skiing in
8. Goals for next season - 1. Getting more skiing in. 2. Doing something "special" in Montana. 3. Having as much, if not more fun, than this season.
post #35 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gpaul
Hi davidoff, late Feb-early March 2002 we skiied (for the first time in EU) all the mountains in Andorra, plus Baqueira Beret and La Mongie. We were very dissapointed with La Mongie: too easy and not-too-modern lift system. Is that still the case?
La Mongie seems to have a great capacity to dissapoint. I've skied in some miserable conditions there... ice, rocks, and fog. Rocks seem to be a big problem. The off piste can be fantastic in the right circumstances, here is a guide:-

http://www.pistehors.com/resorts/pyrenees/bareges.htm

Incidently the snow is good at the moment! (although lifts closed 1 month ago).
post #36 of 40
Ok, here goes...

1. Days Skied
About 35 or so

2. Resorts/Areas Skied
Mt. Hood Meadows (Oregon)
Brundage (McCall, Idaho)

3. New places skied
None

4. Great discoveries
The headaches were from dehydration. The hydration pack solved this!

5. Breakthroughs
Tired several new trails
Gained more confidence in tough conditions

6. Highest high
End-of-the-season snowfalls combined with no liftline made for a lot of fun.

7. Lowest low
Too much snow blocking the driveway thanks to the snowplow causing a missed day on the hill.

8. Goals for next season
Have fun!
Learn something new!
Don't get hurt!
post #37 of 40
1. Days Skied: 17

2. Resorts/Areas Skied:

Spirit Mountain, MN
Afton Alps, MN
Wild Mountain, MN (home hill)
Whistler/Blackcomb, BC
Whiteface, NY
Jay Peak, VT
Mont Tremblant, Que

3. New places skied

The three in the East.
4. Great discoveries:

The three in the East! Whiteface rocks! We had great corn snow and beautiful weather. Tremblant was fun too. I was first to ski Soleil chair after it had been groomed.

5. Breakthroughs:

Getting comfortable on my new shaped skis (Head ic200).

6. Highest high:

Cranking out perfect carves on freshly groomed runs.

7. Lowest low:

Not getting my kids out enough with me. My younger daughter broke her elbow early in the season (broke it skating, not skiing).


8. Goals for next season:

Ski more, be in better shape before the beginning of the season.
post #38 of 40
1. Days Skied
48 (Never enough)

2. Resorts/Areas Skied
Loon, Breckinridge, Mt. Sunapee, Storrs Hill, Killington, Ski Bradford,
Dartmouth Skiway, Okemo, Attitash-Bear Peak, Bretton Woods

3. New places skied
Ski Bradford, Attitash-Bear Peak

4. Great discoveries
When they say get forward they mean GET FORWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. Breakthroughs
Getting forward more and becoming smoother. Initiating turns with the inside
leg. (Better tipping and initiation.)

6. Highest high
Coaching a woman with a traumatic brain injury and getting her to ski
independently for the first time since her injury. (She was an expert skier prior.)
Passing Alpine Level II Skiing!! Hooyah!

7. Lowest low
You don’t want to know, believe me.

8. Goals for next season
Pass Alpine Level II Teaching and Technical
Get better in the bumps
Get better all around
Ski more days!!!
post #39 of 40
1. Days Skied: 14

2. Resorts/Areas Skied:

Wintergreen, VA
Winterplace, WV
Snowshoe, WV
Seven Springs, PA
Whiteface, NY
Mont Tremblant, Que

3. New places skied

Tremblant
Seven Springs

4. Great discoveries:

The Ski School at the Springs, all were great.

5. Breakthroughs:

Finally feeling comfortable on my short shaped ski's that I bought last year.

6. Highest high:

Watching my 4 & 5 year old ski blue runs!!!!!

7. Lowest low:

Not spending more time skiing.

8. Goals for next season:

Take a lesson. My last one was in the late 70's. I need it.
post #40 of 40
Davidoff, gracias! I guess spending more time in Lourdes rather than in La Mongie was a good idea after all. In fact, Lourdes was inspiring (inside the complex, not the tourist-traps outside.

All the best.
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