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post #61 of 78
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR BETTERN THAN THEM?: Ok I will be taking a trip out with my dad to slc to ski alta snowbird for three days. I am ten times the skier he is as he is only a beginner. I don't know what to do because this is the first time for me out to a REAL resort, and I don't want it to be remembered by me waiting 15 minutes to get down the hill and what not. What should I do?
post #62 of 78
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Originally Posted by jclay2 View Post
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR BETTERN THAN THEM?: Ok I will be taking a trip out with my dad to slc to ski alta snowbird for three days. I am ten times the skier he is as he is only a beginner. I don't know what to do because this is the first time for me out to a REAL resort, and I don't want it to be remembered by me waiting 15 minutes to get down the hill and what not. What should I do?
dont take your dad.

FYI 15min is pretty damn fast for a beginner old man at snowbird. I have helped misguided souls down from the top of tram on days off and it can take hours to get down. These guys come here and there friends tell them its going to be easy, and just take them right to the top. Very bad idea.

Seriousally I wouldnt even plan to ski with him much, and when you do make sure its Alta on the sunnyside lift. book him in a lesson if you can swing it a private is the way to go and he will learn alot more than you constantly over terraining him.There are 2 guys on here that can help you, me and lonnie, we can both teach at alta or snowbird.
post #63 of 78
Thanks BushwackerinPA: I am definatly going to look into getting him into a lesson. Yeah I would agree 15 min is pretty fast to get down the hill. Besides the sunny side lift, I think he could handle a blue groomer or two. What trails would you suggest besides the ones off the sunnyside lift. Also, is there any better advice then just seperate. Honestly, even though my appatite for skiing is pretty insatiable, I would feel pretty awful leaving him like that. Is there any day programs for a 50 year old beginner at alta? After checking alta's website it appears that they have a green/blue intermidiate program for 45 dollars. Would this be a good recomendation.
post #64 of 78
Here's my son (from the previous page) now 10, winning the M5s at Killington on 12/23. I had to put it in Google video so I can't embed it.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...86245839063171
post #65 of 78
Another 2 M5 wins over the weekend at Sugarbush

Here's his runs on Saturday

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...50670000&hl=en
post #66 of 78
Wish I could ski bumps like that! Nice job!
post #67 of 78
Well, If you don't want to ski with your old man, just don't. But remember,
it's all time you'll be spending with him. When you'll get older you'll have fond memories of the time spent toghether. I think that it's called "quality time" for us parents. Why shouldn't it be the same for you "children" ?
I'm a better skier than my mom and uncles, always been, even now that I'm 43, but that did not stop me skiing with them, on the opposite, I was the "example" to follow for them, and for me it was a joy to spend time with them. It still would be, I miss skiing with them.
Beyond that, my mother did invest a lot of time and money, money she could have sepnd to improve herself, sending me to ski school. She deserved something back.
My son is a better inline skater than me (he's a racer) but this doesn't stop me from wanting to skate with him and his brother.
Same for the other son, we go to the swimming pool and swim toghether, he soon will be better and faster than me, but I hope he still will want to come with me.
As for skiing, I would love to see them both become better than me!
post #68 of 78
Heres a couple from this year

post #69 of 78
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

My son is 17..and I am fighting him and he is pushing me me to ski better and faster. I think it was Warren Miller who siad. "You kids skis the same as you for one day, then the next day they are better than you"

Skiing-in-Jackson's thread inspired me to bump this one, and repeat the Warren Miller Quote:
"One day your kid will ski as good as you do.  The next day, and for the rest of your life, they will ski BETTER than you do."
Warren Miller.

post #70 of 78
I wonder how the OP's trip turned out.  My strategy when my son was learning was to split the day -- ski part of the day with him, and really be with him (not trying to get away to harder terrain).  But guess what?  Worse skiers get tired sooner, so let your dad quit early or take a break or whatever, and go ski a run or two where you want to.

This advise is obsolete for me -- the Warren Miller quote applies to me now.  My son is 17 and has been skiing "my" terrain for the past two seasons.  Overall, he is probably a better skier than me, but I'm still better in some ways.

It was pretty freaky the way he went from being 70% as good as me to 99% as good as me in ONE single three hour lesson at Crested Butte the season before last. 
post #71 of 78
I am looking forward to the day my boys can ski/board better than me.  I just hope that they will do for me what I have to do for them...wait!
post #72 of 78
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Originally Posted by Pwdrhnd View Post

I am looking forward to the day my boys can ski/board better than me.  I just hope that they will do for me what I have to do for them...wait!
If they are like my son, they will wait, but NOT patiently.  
post #73 of 78
got some footage from ramp camp last week - he's now doing inverts.

http://www.vimeo.com/5961588
post #74 of 78
 Wow, that's pretty cool
Not at all like the TR PaulJones posted last year of a middle aged man trying the same thing.
Kids are amazing!
post #75 of 78
how do you embed vimeo?  I tried and couldn't get it to work. 
post #76 of 78
 You click on the little movie strip box next to the image box, and then paste the embed code to the text box that pops up. 
 If you want to hide text, you click on the black balloon next to the quote box

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Like if I want to call you a doodie head
post #77 of 78
I've got a long way to go...my daughter just turned 4, but I'll embrace the day when/if it happens...it'll be a very proud parent day. 
post #78 of 78
I'm just now getting to the point where my older kid (will be 7) should be able to ski greens with me for a couple of hours this winter.  I've got the deck stacked against them for getting better than I am in any short period of time because we don't live close enough to a ski area for them to get the laps in it takes to get really good quickly.  I'm no fortune teller, but if comparable opportunity for Mrs crgildart and myself presents itself in a mountain town or metropolis with a little night skiing bump we won't throw the idea out.  Her company is based in Bloomington MN and I work from home via VPN so it isn't that crazy to think it is possible.  But, although we go where they pay us to, I know she would hate Minnesota just as much as my mom did.  The kids and I would LOVE it!
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