Originally Posted by Elistan
Just how many vertical feet can a person do at JH in one day? Both with casual skiing, and with the intent of maximizing the vertical? 100,000 feet can be done if you ride the tram 25 times.
Most I ever did was 17 trams, which I think is barely over 70,000 vertical.
That was only possible in the "old" days when there were no lines and you could ride up a tram, get off, ski back down ahead of the same tram car and get back on it at the bottom. It's been many years since that was possible because of the liftlines for the tram.
A few years ago, there was a "contest" between two teams, one at the JH tram and one at the Snowbird tram. The trams were held at the bottom for each team and then run as fast up the mountain as possible. The teams were four people each and I believe the Snowbird team was all female. The JH team included Tommy Moe.
Snowbird won by, if I recall, the eqivalent of one tram ride for the day. I think the Snowbird team got just over 100,000 vertical feet.
Now back to the original question.
If you wanted to do maximum vertical at JH, the way to do it is to ride the Apres Vous high-speed quad all day. A little over 1,800 vertical feet per ride and you can do about 8 rides per hour if you ski quite fast back down. 7 hours X 1,800 X 8 = 100,800 vertical feet. I think it's possible.