<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TomB:.....I go skiing to ski. The less I wait at the lift and the faster I get to the top, the happier I am. I don't buy that purist notion about earning your turns. I earn my turns with long hours at the office. When I get to a mountain (and I only get there about 25-30 times a year) I am there to ski not to hike. [img]smile.gif[/img]
That's a great statement, TomB. I feel the same way.
Everybody thinks that because I've skied year round for years that I must love to hike. I HATE hiking. I only do it because of where they put the snow in the summer.
I started skiing at age 29. I started late and I'm making up for lost time. Every time I go skiing I feel like I'm improving just a little bit more-while having a blast.
My ski buds know how hard it is to get me to hike when chairs are running. If I'm hiking, I'm obviously not skiing. It didn't take me too long to figure that out.
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