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post #1 of 10
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So here it is. Probably the end of my ski season due to below average snow conditions. I am left hanging. (After a great weekend at Kirkwood)

I made progress with speed, technique(took lessons) and faced realizing that I CAN ski those very steep blacks(for an advanced intermediate). So at the end of the season I have all this new knowledge and budding skills and I want to work on them. But..........I have to wait till next season. :

It's like this huge "hold that thought" for 7 or 8 months. Is it just me, because I am progressing? Or does everyone/anyone else feel that frustration?

With mountain biking this is never an issue as where I live I can always drive down the hill and ride in winter. In other words MTBing is a year round sport for me. Not so with skiing.
post #2 of 10
I understand totally. When the season ends for me, I have 7-8 months of "exile" with no skiing at all. It's frustrating. Then the season rolls around and I have to cram a buttload of ski days in 4-5 months, fretting over weather the whole time. It's a lousy balance. I seriously would ski year round if it was feasible.
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I understand totally. When the season ends for me, I have 7-8 months of "exile" with no skiing at all. It's frustrating. Then the season rolls around and I have to cram a buttload of ski days in 4-5 months, fretting over weather the whole time. It's a lousy balance. I seriously would ski year round if it was feasible.
Portillo.
post #4 of 10
No it’s not just you

This Sucks

I just got back from Utah on 3/31/07. Great trip, sun and spring for two days, powder and snow for three days.

Does the last run of the year bum you out as much as it does me? Sitting in the parking lot and talking off my boots is the worst felling knowing that it will be 9 months until the next chance. For me, no other activity gives me the satisfaction both mentally and physically that skiing does.
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No it’s not just you


Does the last run of the year bum you out as much as it does me? Sitting in the parking lot and talking off my boots is the worst felling knowing that it will be 9 months until the next chance. For me, no other activity gives me the satisfaction both mentally and physically that skiing does.
I have made the last run of the season be the most challeging for me. Did an on the edge black (for me) at Kirkwood-Zackery.Yes I did feel a little sad after that run, but....

Have you considered Mtn biking? That is my first love, sportwise. By mid April I am ready to switch. Maybe an alternate, 3 season sport can ease the pain? :
post #6 of 10
I feel the same way about the end of the season. I find myself improving a little every season, but much of the improvement is in my own understanding of what I do wrong and what needs to change. Unfortunately that understanding needs months of practice to become instinctive and the end of the season interrupts all that. I do hate it.

But I am a mountain biker too and I am looking forward to a great season, including some racing. I am training real hard now to prepare for the first race on April 29. I consider myself infinitely fortunate to be able to enjoy winter and summer equally.
post #7 of 10
Maybe you just need some TGR time. They'll let you know in a hurry, the season's not ending - just the lift-served season.
post #8 of 10
yeah I find progress is kind of a 3 steps forward one back by the beginning of next year. Happens in every sport I do though - beginning of the season is always a struggle to attain midseason form which usually happens around ... midseason. (ironically Spring skiing sometimes is a little misleading since there's more "hero" snow around which makes you seem like you're better than you really are. So it's magnified in skiing more than other sports at the end of the year.

Good idea to get to the mountains in the summer though to enjoy some hiking or biking or whatever suits you. Just skip mud season - hate the next month or so up in Vt - too many muddy roads!
post #9 of 10
this year I started off and in one week I felt as if I was skiing better than the year before. then I only wait 6 months max if even that.
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Maybe you just need some TGR time. They'll let you know in a hurry, the season's not ending - just the lift-served season.
Good point. Maybe I'll breakout the backcountry XC skis.

But my bike is calling.
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