Blow out the mice!!
...old snowgun joke...might make an Eastern skier laugh before a Western skier.
Since someone bumped this thread and I still apparently haven't replied to it:
"As in any alpine region, the weather is changeable, protection questionable, route-finding bewildering, rockfall frequent and descents tedious. In short, it's everything you could ever ask for." -- from the Canadian Alpine Journal, 1993
It's not about position, it's about transition.... Theo Meiners RIP!
Fat skis are like mopeds and fat chicks, fun to ride but you don't want your friends to see you.
My next skis will be like my next girlfriend, shorter, fatter, and sporting more high performance curves! TPJ
You date your skis, you marry your boots
Just because I slept with you last night doesn't mean I'll ski with you this morning!
If there are more inches on the ground than under the sheets.... See Ya.... I'm going skiing! June Bug
You got to skin to win
All options are on the table except this one.... We all come home and we ski another day! Theo Meiners RIP!
All Day, Every Day, Until the Dirt! Theo Meiners RIP!
I CAN see Russia from my window.... Guess what, they're coming and we're ready for them! Theo Meiners RIP!
It's all about the down
Just point your pussy down the fall line... (oh crap) J. Anderson
I love the smell of cordite in the morning (sniff) it smells like... Faceshots!
I never in my wildest dreams ever thought that I would be 65 yo and wearing a helmet to work! Peter Steigler
My favorite ski quote which happens to be one that I made up and use as my sig line is:
"Ski what you got or you don't ski!"
This saying has to do with all the cry babies here in the East who will only ski when there is perfect conditions or when when they travel out west asking me how I can ski the crappy eastern conditions after I have been to nirvana out west? I got news for you folks, Conditions are never perfect in the East and I am able to rip it when I do get out west because I am in ski shape from skiing every week here in the East.
Which brings me to my 2nd favorite ski quote, one that I did not make up:
"A day skiing bad conditions on the slopes is still better than having good conditions at the office."
I will have to agree with this one. I was an OK skier in my 20's and I was a much better skier in my 40's and now I am even better as I near 60! Well at least I ski smarter and crash less often while still having as much fun as I did when I was younger.
Just thought of another little gem that I made up that I use when I try to convince people to take lessons in order to get better. Their ususal response to taking lessons is on the order of "I am good enough and am having fun so why take lessons?" I then reply with, "The better you get, the more fun you will have. And the more fun you have, the better you will get!" Sometimes it works, sometimes it don't.
One of my own:
& I will always like the David Fehrety quote in my signature.
I love it! I will have to remember to pull that one out at some point this season.
I said to an attractive young lady that kept folding at the hips while skiing as she went by -
"Ali - If you keep sticking your a$$ out, we'll keep looking at it!"
For the record, it wasn't a class. It was a friend from work that a few of us were coaching after beer league. Nothing motivates a young lady to stand tall while skiing like knowing three middle aged men are staring at her butt.