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post #91 of 119
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
I was really surprised to see that PC, and Deer Valley had 3000 feet of vertical, I was like there is no way in hell that continous.
Deer Valley is slightly bogus cause you can't really get from the top to the bottom without having to take a connector chair (unless you count little bald, which is hardly "the top." Park City, though, it totally top to bottom (actually, several bottoms). I can start at the top and ski down quittin time to within spitting distance (but I am a really good spitter) from our place.
post #92 of 119
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Originally Posted by pcskier View Post
Park City, though, it totally top to bottom (actually, several bottoms). I can start at the top and ski down quittin time to within spitting distance (but I am a really good spitter) from our place.
Yeah, you can do the same thing from Killington Peak all the way to Route 4. Both involve several miles of flats. I don't dispute you can do it, but it is more of a commute than it is skiing. As opposed to Snowbird, where you can ski that same vertical in <5 minutes.
post #93 of 119
Snowbird bottom to top to bottom on a average day takes 16mins.

if you had legs of still just riding the tram you could do 25 laps in one day assuming you got on every tram you wanted to. 2900 feet x 25 = 72500 vertical feet in a day.

My personal best in only 20 trams in one day, its tough life somebodies got to do it.
post #94 of 119
That is sick. I just saw that in 2002 a team of women set the record at 30 which was every blue car for the day. January 7, 2002. Legs of steel indeed. Beat out JH by an inch too.
http://www.powdermag.com/news/pr10703/
post #95 of 119
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
That is sick. I just saw that in 2002 a team of women set the record at 30 which was every blue car for the day. January 7, 2002. Legs of steel indeed. Beat out JH by an inch too.
http://www.powdermag.com/news/pr10703/
yeah I dont know about jackson but 7-8 minuntes to the top is what the tram normally operates at. Even with the benefit of the doubt at 7min(its actualyl takes 7:45) that still only means 28 trams runs.

What the article didnt say is that snowbird can run their tram at 5minutes to the top. They almost never do this except when their is a crowded liftline on a powder day or an emegency sitution. or in competion. in theory if you can ski down in 5 minutes(not hard straightlining chips) you could do laps in 10 mins. Giving you 41 laps in one day.

I wonder if I could get snowbird to let me do this?.
post #96 of 119
Woody Creek to Snowmass/Aspen Mountain/Aspen Highlands 8-9miles= 15 minutes most days.

17th and Adams(Ogden) to Snowbasin(my other home mountain) 18miles= 25-30 mins. on average. Ogden to Alta/Bird 75-90 mins.

Woody Creek to Ogden 420miles= 7.5 hours
post #97 of 119
4 miles to 500 verticle
post #98 of 119
About 25 minutes to my local speedbump, once a week.
About an hour and 20 minutes, No WAIT with Ontario's new $10 000 speeding tickets, I'll need about two hours to get to Blue Mountain Collingwood or Tallisman Markdale (just slightly more often than I can afford to).
post #99 of 119
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
3274 feet.

Some work required.

edit: this is sort of a BS vert figure in the way Killington's is, or Park City's, etc. Not many places like Snowbird with 3000+ feet you can lap.
the Blake's must now be counting the hike-to terrain for figuring vert, to reach the magical 3,000 + figure. In the 90's (have an old ski area guide book at my desk) they reported 2,600.

when driving from 'querque, DO NOT drive into SF and take St. Francis. take 599 (the WIPP bypass 1 exit before Cerrillos, comes out between SF and Tesuque, saves beaucoup time on the trip.
post #100 of 119
10 hours to our condo in Santa Fe, 17 miles to Ski Santa Fe and 85 miles to Taos, will get about 30 days this year.
post #101 of 119
Daily drive of 24 miles, to the home hill, times 2, times 140 days, crap thats alot of miles. Hey BushwackerinPA, were from in PA? Have you run into Justin S. from Erie, PA?
post #102 of 119
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Originally Posted by Brownie View Post
Daily drive of 24 miles, to the home hill, times 2, times 140 days, crap thats alot of miles. Hey BushwackerinPA, were from in PA? Have you run into Justin S. from Erie, PA?
if you mean semurau then yes. Great guy to work with I rally dont get to ski with him much but we bike togethe sometime.
post #103 of 119
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
No, not Utah.
No of course not, now that you've said so. Silly me.
post #104 of 119
75 minutes to Sunshine--3500 vertical--46.7 ft/min. By midseason I usually try to ski about 25,000 ft before driving home. Most of my meetings are after 4:30, and I teach online in the evening so I get a lot of full days in.
post #105 of 119
About 45 Minutes, however with last years crummy winter, we made weekly trek to Tremblant which is about 2 hrs. Was definately worth the trip.
post #106 of 119
about 16 hours I'm danish
post #107 of 119
Go Easy on me, I'm stuck here in the midwest!

2 hours or 100 miles for about 300 vertical

3 hours or 200 miles for about 500 vertical, this is our usual trip every weekend starting Thanksgiving weekend.
post #108 of 119
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Originally Posted by IL_Skier View Post
2 hours or 100 miles for about 300 vertical
I once had a car like that. It used two quarts of oil per tank of gas.
post #109 of 119
About 18 miles (25 minutes) to Bolton Valley, and to my home mountain (Smuggs) about 25 miles (half hour or more, depending on traffick).

Forty miles each to Stowe, Sugarbush and MRG (about 4 minutes) and fifty miles to Jay (about an hour).

Ask WTFH about his mileage, not including the Milton Keynes Snow Dome. You gotta hand it to folks who travel by air to almost all of their skiing.
post #110 of 119
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I once had a car like that. It used two quarts of oil per tank of gas.
And I take it this wasn't a Saab on premix?
post #111 of 119
39 miles almost every day (50 min. each way).
44 miles to hunter (hour).

RW
post #112 of 119
[threaddrift]It was a '69 Chevy Nova I picked up for cheap when I was a starving student (just a six cylinder though). I think it was on it's third time around the clock. Every now and then the hydraulic lifters would sound like a sewing factory to let you know it needed oil. Due to oil consumption I rarely drove it over 65 mph. It was also haunted by the ghost of it's former owner who would grab the wheel and attempt to steer you into the ditch. Fortunately I was always the stronger ghost, but I'm sure he could have killed my wife. [/threaddrift]
4500 kms /45 hrs to Mt. Washington BC.
post #113 of 119
Bushwacker, that's the Justin, he used to work at Peek'n Peak with me, what a great guy. Tell him that Brownie said hi. I was his trainer, and Supervisor, Snowbird was luckly to get him.
post #114 of 119
38.5 miles to either Windham (45 mins) or Jiminy Peak (55 mins).
a little over two hours to either K-mart or Gore.
post #115 of 119
Less than 2 mins from my highschool, I ski daily after we get out. No more than 10 mins from my house.
post #116 of 119
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
Ontario's new $10 000 speeding tickets,
you are like, kidding, right?
post #117 of 119
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Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post
you are like, kidding, right?
No kidding. It's Ontario's new money-grabbing in the name of safety law, apparently brought about after some drunk making a left turn in front of some speeder who might have been racing (but was found not to have been in court).

If you are caught going 50 kph over the limit even on an empty straight road, you are automatically "racing" according to the law. You get an on-the-spot license suspension and have your car impounded for 7 days (you pay fees) without trial, on top of that you are subject to a maximum fine of $10 000 if found guilty of doing 50 kph over the limit (eg doing 80 mph on an empty 50 mph back country two-lane blacktop, or doing 95 mph on the Freeway). Damn, I gotta fix that cruise control!
edit: Oh and the MINIMUM fine is $2000.
post #118 of 119
I drive 53 miles, in 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hrs to Baker almost every day I'm not at work. It's 130 miles to Whistler Creekside, + or - 3hrs.
post #119 of 119
8.8 miles to an average per run vert of 1747 or a max per run of either 2300 or 2200 depending on who you believe. My altimeter puts it nearer 2300 feet or more, but that takes into account trails where you gain and lose and regain feet. So, 2300/8.8 = 261 ratio
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