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post #91 of 109
I was 53 when Tag started this post in 2001.

Who dredged this post out of the sediment of the lagoon of time?

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post #92 of 109
I'm 53, and by garsch, I'm gonna' make Squaw cough up that free pass some day!
post #93 of 109
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post
I'm 53, and by garsch, I'm gonna' make Squaw cough up that free pass some day!
53 or 59?? which is it?
post #94 of 109
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Who dredged this post out of the sediment of the lagoon of time?[/size]

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Aahh, that would be me. Actually mucking about in the archives for a different thread, got sidetracked on this one and thought that there have been enough new people on board that it might be fun to give it a bump.


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Do you count hiking up the local hill (when I was 10) and skiing with skiis that had leather straps over the toes of my overshoes as start?
Of course!

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Started skiing 17 years ago but only spent 8 of the past 17 years as a skier. I spent my adolescence snowboarding . Does that mean my growth is stunted?
No, it just means you'll need a few more years in therapy than the rest of us.
post #95 of 109
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......and you get 25 in Ski-dog years...
So, if it's 1 dog year = 7 people years, what would one ski year =?
post #96 of 109
Thanks for digging this up! When this thread was first born, I had just turned 30. Today, then, I'm 36. Nice!
post #97 of 109
31, but had I been born 3 hours earlier (on 29th February), I guess I'd be 7 now.
post #98 of 109
49 in human years. Started skiing in earnest at 31.

Wow, this is an old thread.
post #99 of 109
I am 13
and i am going on my 11th year skiing
post #100 of 109
have been skiing for 40 seasons - started at age 30 - STILL have not grown up
post #101 of 109
38... 39 on January 4
First day skiing was January 4, 1973.
post #102 of 109
Started skiing 37 years ago. Time flies.
post #103 of 109
16.

Started skiing....3 years ago.
post #104 of 109
Looking over the posts I haven't noticed anyone older that I am. I'm sure there is someone out there that is older. I can remember thinking that 40 YO was ancient but how about 81. Still log in 125 Days a year with the exception of last year with such a late start & a injury in early March. Up to 14 days so far & hope to reach my 125th day again this year. Looks like we are going to get a DUMP early Sunday in Up-state NY. Let's hope so.
post #105 of 109
I am 33 now. I started skiing professionally 12 years ago. Good times.... still rollin' with it!
post #106 of 109
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Looking out at the snow (OK, the heavy, wet slush) outside my window today, reading about the 20" that fell a little north of the Twin Cities, browsing the snow reports for the CO resorts, thinking about the coming ski season, it occurred to me that this season marks my 40th anniversary skiing. It was about this time 40 years ago that my parents took me up to Porcupine Mtn in Michigan's UP and introduced me to this most wonderfully sublime sport and passion. I have been very fortunate that I haven't missed a single season, although in some lean years, I only got out once or twice. Even the winter I had a cardiac arrest and bypass surgery, I still managed to sneak in a few turns. Hope this doesn't jinx me here for this season (the sound you here is me vigorously knocking on wood )

Without getting too nostalgic or waxing to poetical (besides, Ott does it so much better than I do), I cannot help but smile when I think back on all the memories, good and sometimes painful, of the many experiences I have had over these years. From the thrill of getting my first pair of ski boots that had buckles instead of laces (still leather boots then, mind you) to my first encounter with the Ski Patrol: sitting the in middle of a ski run, crying my eyes out because of the pain in my frostbitten fingers because I wouldn't wear mittens on a sub-zero day (gloves were cool - mittens were for dweebs!)- Patroller got me down the hill, helped me get my fingers thawed, and settled me in the lodge with a cup of hot chocolate. To this day, I can't stand to have cold fingers (but the gloves today are sure better than the ones they had out 40 years ago!).

I'm sure this has been asked before (and I suspect that Ott is the hands down winner here), but how long have you been skiing? I'm "40 years old". How "old" are you?

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 28, 2001 07:39 AM: Message edited 2 times, by Tag ]</font>
if I were to post one the date after this post I would be barely 17, and a snowboarder for 3 years.

but now 24 years old start of my 6th season on skis.
post #107 of 109
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Looking over the posts I haven't noticed anyone older that I am. I'm sure there is someone out there that is older. I can remember thinking that 40 YO was ancient but how about 81. Still log in 125 Days a year with the exception of last year with such a late start & a injury in early March. Up to 14 days so far & hope to reach my 125th day again this year. Looks like we are going to get a DUMP early Sunday in Up-state NY. Let's hope so.
that's impressive.

" Bushwhacker: but now 24 years old start of my 6th season on skis."

that too. I'm 54.

"If you didn't know how old you were, how old would you be" Satchel Paige
post #108 of 109
mrski00 is indeed "Mr.Ski"! He's the unofficial Mayor of Bristol Mountain and can be seen there just about every day. He still rips too! Keeps us mid '50s "kids" on our toes!
post #109 of 109
I'm 16.
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