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post #91 of 118
I want to ski more days than bushwhacker this season. He has the advantage of not being a student. But we have a longer season out here so we shall see.
post #92 of 118
My goal is always 50. I've made it twice over the last ten years. I'm on 20 days so far this season, which seems like a pretty good start.
post #93 of 118
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
It is absurd that they would ski so few days! Fie on them! Get thee thy asses to the mountains slackers!

Seriously though, I won't be playing your tracking game, but do you really believe that people DON'T ski that much, or much, much more?

Where are you from, Kansas?
Either from Kansas or have a real job. I am lucky if I can get in 30 days anymore. Not a slacker, just have lots of bills to pay and a Monday-Friday, 8-6 job. The days of 50-200 times on the mountain have disappeared for me, and I may never see that again.
post #94 of 118
Its not looking good so far for me. Bought a 5 day pass, got sick and had severe boot issues, ended up skiing only 2.5 days. East coast weather is looking real bad lately so skiing at the closer mountains is simply not worth it. I was shooting for 20, not seeming realistic at this point.
post #95 of 118
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Originally Posted by Knute View Post
Either from Kansas or have a real job. I am lucky if I can get in 30 days anymore. Not a slacker, just have lots of bills to pay and a Monday-Friday, 8-6 job. The days of 50-200 times on the mountain have disappeared for me, and I may never see that again.
I have a real job too. I work M-F and ski Sat-Sun. Last season I skied every single week from November 1 to May 15 when an injury ended my season early.

Santa Fe may be better than Kansas, but you can find places where the season is longer and the mountain is closer.
post #96 of 118
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
I hope to make it to 20 this season, that will be my best ever. Hard for me due to time and the expense.
Haven't I seen you bragging about a hummer and a gazillion dollar ring for the little woman?

Seems to me it isn't the expense as much as the priorities...
post #97 of 118
I have averaged 125 days per season for the last 16 years.
Granted, some of those days were just riding lifts to go through the BC gate for one or two big laps. My personal best was a 164 day season back in '92. (missed only 4 days of operation)
This might skew the average, but you must understand... I revolve my whole life around skiing!
post #98 of 118
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Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan View Post
Haven't I seen you bragging about a hummer and a gazillion dollar ring for the little woman?

Seems to me it isn't the expense as much as the priorities...
If you call making foolish financial decisions bragging then.... but no never bragging....but a balanced budget is needed for sure. At this point conditions and time are the biggest problem.
post #99 of 118
16 so far. Assuming I'm on track for 50+.
post #100 of 118
How ever many I ski it wont be enough


Usually I get 40-45 though
post #101 of 118
So far I'm already up to my 1th time (today). Practically pulled a muscle putting my boots on:. Feet screaming in my new boots by noon:. Totally spent by 2:30:- and yes I did work out-run stairs with anke weights 4x/week.
But, I attacked everything beyoned blues with only the bottoms of my skis touching the snow and quit before I got stupid tired. I'm up for at least three more trips: .
I can't wait to get my little kids goin' ::
(we only live 180 miles away from the resorts).
post #102 of 118
I expect 50-55 this year. I skied 54 last year and 51 the year before. I have 16 days so far this season, with 3 weeks scheduled for Colorado next month and 3 weeks in March/April at my Killington condo. I have 2 season passes - Killington/Pico and Breck/Keystone/A-Basin. Not bad for a 61 year old in his 40th ski season!
post #103 of 118
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
I always find it humorous when someone counts 3 hours of night skiing at some cheesy place as a ski day, using the same scale as someone else who does Jackson or Whistler for a day. 75 days at a glorified, lift serviced garbage dump in PA just isn't the same - really.

In order that there's some semblence of commonality among the days listed, I propose a multiplier scale -

.05 x = south of VT (with limited exceptions - Jiminy?)
.1 x = woosy VT - Stratton, Okemo, Bromley, Ascutney, etc.
.4 x = OK VT - Mt Snow, K-Mart
.5 x = decent VT - Sugarbush, MRG, Smuggs, etc
.6 x = woosy Western - DV etc
.7 x = moderate Western - Steamboat, Breck
.8 x = good Western - Vail,
1 x - gnar Western - JH, Whistler, A Basin

No doubt there's some discussion of the catagories, but a couple of hours at a place in PA, or zapping the insipid groomers at Okemo doesn't deserve a ranking like a day at JH or Whistler in the "days I skiied" catagory.
Man, am I bumming. I'm only gonna get in 18.2 days this year.:
80 days at Hunter NY = 4 days
a week at Tahoe or Jackson Hole = 7 days
4 days at Silverton = 4 days
3 days at MRG = 1.2 days
about 5 spur of the moment powder days to Northern Vermont=2.0
post #104 of 118
I'm up to 20 days so far this season, and I only count days when I make lots of tracks in untracked powder ( ie, groomed run only days don't count, IMHO ).
post #105 of 118
Unfortunately, I am running at about half of previous years, but I am cutting myself some slack this year and will settle for 45-50.
post #106 of 118
25 days last year. Hoping for 50+ this year. So far, 14 days.......could have had more if only snow/weather in Tahoe would cooperate!!! Just got back from a 5 days of skiing and now it seems abnormal not to be skiing.....
post #107 of 118
Today was day 55, all in a row so far. I'll probably need a day off sometime, but still going strong at this point. It was quite cold & windy today.

The season has been spectacular to this point, hope it continues.

Here is a shot from last week:






JF
post #108 of 118
Let's try and work this out:

7 days: Whistler (pre-Christmas)
6 days: Wengen (March)
13 days: BUSC Saalbach-Hinterglemm (March/April)
8 days: Val Thorens (April)

34 days. Perhaps plus another 6 days for English Alpine Champs in Bormio, but that's looking unlikely at the moment. Still, over a month on the slopes isn't bad for someone stuck in dreary, rainy (flooded again) England.
post #109 of 118
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
I always find it humorous when someone counts 3 hours of night skiing at some cheesy place as a ski day, using the same scale as someone else who does Jackson or Whistler for a day. 75 days at a glorified, lift serviced garbage dump in PA just isn't the same - really.

In order that there's some semblence of commonality among the days listed, I propose a multiplier scale -

.05 x = south of VT (with limited exceptions - Jiminy?)
.1 x = woosy VT - Stratton, Okemo, Bromley, Ascutney, etc.
.4 x = OK VT - Mt Snow, K-Mart
.5 x = decent VT - Sugarbush, MRG, Smuggs, etc
.6 x = woosy Western - DV etc
.7 x = moderate Western - Steamboat, Breck
.8 x = good Western - Vail,
1 x - gnar Western - JH, Whistler, A Basin

No doubt there's some discussion of the catagories, but a couple of hours at a place in PA, or zapping the insipid groomers at Okemo doesn't deserve a ranking like a day at JH or Whistler in the "days I skiied" catagory.

It probably shouldn't count as "skiing" if you are at work. Maybe we should add a negative coefficient for working or volunteering at a resort even/especially if the compensation is a season pass.

I'm SOOOOOOOO jelous of you folks that still live that life! (and I sincerely appreciate the volunteers, patrols, etc)

I'll be lucky if I get past 10.

I think my record was 110 days, be it that most were working at a dump 10 minutes from where I lived at the time.

Let's see who can hit 120, might need to cross hemispheres to do that?
post #110 of 118
The number of days I will ski this year I will be NOT ENOUGH!!!

Most I've gotten in is 38 days one season, now with two kids it's down to 20-25. More the 50% of those on week ski vacations.
post #111 of 118

Tedhead

I live in baltimore and i'm 13 so it's hard to get as many days as i would like but my goal is 20 i already have 6 and i'm getting 9 out west and 50-60 is not obsurd my cousin got 108 days one year which is twice as much as that


Remember the only way to get hurt skiing is if you fall

Warren Miller
post #112 of 118
Careful college selection and a few years on ski school have let me get 100+ days each season for the past seven years, with the most being 124 in 04/05. That being said, I moved to the flatlands last summer and will consider myself lucky if I can hit 50 this year. I'm off to a bit of a slow start for a number of reasons, (16 so far) but with some good April snow like we got last year I think I still have a shot at it.
post #113 of 118
I'm at 26 days. I should be in the 50 to 60 range by May 1. If it gets good again in New England, I'll burn some midweek vacation and mental health days. I'll probably go to Chile again this summer and get another week there.
post #114 of 118
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Originally Posted by Knute View Post
Either from Kansas or have a real job. I am lucky if I can get in 30 days anymore. Not a slacker, just have lots of bills to pay and a Monday-Friday, 8-6 job. The days of 50-200 times on the mountain have disappeared for me, and I may never see that again.

Um, I was kidding when I said "slackers", I thought the "get the thy asses to the mountains," part sort of indicated that I wasn't entirely serious.
post #115 of 118
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
Um, I was kidding when I said "slackers", I thought the "get the thy asses to the mountains," part sort of indicated that I wasn't entirely serious.
I figured Volantaddict. I would like to get my behind to the mountain today to tell you the truth. I try to save my calling in sick at work days for the powder, which almost happened today. With any luck we get a bit tonight and then I might be developing a *cough* *cough*...I don't feel so good. Part of the reason I love Santa Fe is I can look out my door in the morning and see powder, and get to the mountain in about 30 minutes.

I am a skiing slacker though Volant, and I will work harder to get more time on the mountain. I guess I'm paying for the time I spent going to the University of Utah. I usually took the winter off and worked at a ski area, so it took me about 8 years to graduate. I majored in powder, and minored in backcountry.
post #116 of 118
Who cares if it is at a crappy location or cheezy night skiing. Bottom line is getting out in the mountains and enjoying the sport.

That is what keeps it going and what i hope we all have in common.
post #117 of 118
14 days so far - but another 7 in france coming up in February and then 9 days booked in March in Austria and a further 7 days in April to catch the Spring snow and last of the season

so that'll be 37 days - not too bad for a 38 year old in employ.Especially as my nearest slopes are about 650 -700 miles away in France (scotland doesn't count)
post #118 of 118
Absurd claims? 45 in 2005-6; 43 in 2006-7; 29 so far in 2007-8. My goal is to ski my age (ski days/year), which gets harder every year and is a tough goal for somebody with a serious job.
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