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post #61 of 80
Windsurf, Montain bike, hang out at the beach, go for a jog.
post #62 of 80
post #63 of 80
Watch Warren Miller films, work, eat, sleep, play, paint the old home's exterior (what a way to work out in the heat--shaggin arse up and down a ladder), garden, and hope next winter is a Mother Bear in terms of snowfall (no pun intended...)
post #64 of 80
Change Hemispheres
post #65 of 80
John 11,

Ski area closings in the western US usually have more to do with permit durations with the US Forest Service eg. Kirkwood (and a lot of other resorts on Federal land) or because skiers are turning to other activities and the resorts cannot turn a profit even if they have a lot of snow or some combination of both.

That said Mt. Bachelor has lift serviced skiing usually until July 4th, Timberline at Mount Hood through the summer on the lift serviced Palmer Glacier. Arapahoe Basin, Mammoth, and Alpine have late lift serviced closing dates usually around the end of May or so with Mammoth often extending into June. Last summer was a poor snow year for the Northwest and things closed early. This season looks to be a regular long one. There may well be others that I'm not aware of.

I almost always ski at Mt. Bachelor the first week in May and have skied at Timberline in July. At Bachelor the lifts start running at 7:30 AM. By lunch you are free to do other things which works well because the snow often gets pretty slushy by then. On the other hand I've been there in May when it is still snowing.

I've never been to Are, Sweden but understand that April is usually a great great time to ski there. Hopefully next season I will be able to check it out. I have skied on the glacier at Whistler in the summer but IMHO Bachelor and Hood are both better at that time of year.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ March 31, 2002 06:50 PM: Message edited 1 time, by Lostboy ]</font>
post #66 of 80
Lost, I was up in LAX last year when they had a big dump around Easter, nevertheless Snow Summit closed a few days later because nobody wanted to go there. Quite bizarre that even a city the size of LA can't generate enough people to keep this mountain open. Apparently after Easter people just don't want to think about skiing anymore, and it seems turn their minds towards baseball (an “interesting” game … and people say cricket is boring. he he)
post #67 of 80
>>Arapahoe Basin, Mammoth, and Alpine have late lift serviced closing dates usually around the end of May <<

Actually I've never seen A-Basin close nearly that early!

Something I did just notice on their site though, they claim "With a summit elevation of 13,050 feet, A-Basin offers the highest skiable terrain in North America." Thats of course not at all true, it is the highest *lift served* terrain, but not at all the highest skiable terrain!
post #68 of 80
Buy the fastest clothes you can, then talk skiing like a man. :
post #69 of 80
Going to NZ for another ski season! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #70 of 80
Ooops. I stand corrected. Arapahoe Basin lists July as their expected closing date.
post #71 of 80
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tom@cham:
Going to NZ for another ski season! [img]tongue.gif[/img]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey, do you have a girlfriend???

post #72 of 80
Tom, where in NZ do you ski?
post #73 of 80
I do all the household chores I was supposed to do during the winter weekends.

I also find some time to pedal the dirt donkeys around some singletrack, add some asphalt miles on my road bike, play some soccer or ultimate frisbee, search the lake in my folks' neighborhood for largemouth bass, and work in my yard.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ April 02, 2002 10:36 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Gill ]</font>
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post #75 of 80
"I sit here on the stairs, if I can't ski alone
If there ain't no powder right now, then I'll wait here.
Sometimes I get so tense that I can't give up the time,
Without snow there's nothing left to consider."

As you can see, I'm not very good at being patient.

post #76 of 80
You're dating yourself with that one
Chad Mitchell who?
post #77 of 80
Tennis, swimming. I play tennis all winter, too, and if I work at it and take lessons, by the time spring is here and the outdoor courts are open - I STILL suck at tennis. Same with skiing, but I haven't yet tried doing that all summer. My motto: If something's worth doing, it's worth doing poorly [or mediocre-ly on a good day] if that's the best you can come up with. It's something like Dudley Moore in the movie "10" - lusting after this beautiful woman who's WAY outa my league. Fortunately, it doesn't work out that way with women: My wife happens to be a beautiful woman . . . but she has this really strange affinity for older intellectual types. Lucky me.
post #78 of 80
Thread Starter 
this is too good and i felt the need of putting in a popular thread, for u too see, and I took the liberty considering that it is my thread even though it has nothing to do with the topic.....
AUDI : Another Ugly Deutsche Invention
> BMW : Brings Me Women
> FIAT : Failure in Italian Automotive Technology
> FORD : Fix or Repair Daily
> SAAB : Shape Appears Ass-Backwards
> HYUNDAI : Hope You Understand Nothing's Driveable
> And Inexpensive...
> SUBARU : Screwed Up Beyond All Repair Usually
> VOLVO : Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object
> PORSCHE : Proof Of Rich Spoiled Children Having
> Everything

post #79 of 80
my favorite one for FIAT is...

Fix It Again Tony
post #80 of 80
When I worked at the dealership we used to say "Fix It Alla Time"
Matteo had a good one but the words were Italian and aren't as funny translated to English.
I own several FIATs. They're fun cars. The X1/9 drives like my HCXs ski. I have one for street and one for autocross.
FIAT is the parent company for Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, IVECO trucks and Allis Chalmers tractors. The Russian Lada and Yugos are also FIAT based. One of the reasons Ferrari has been successful in F-1 is its RELIABILITY, Mercedes and BMW have been faster.

Getting back to the topic, as you can see, cars are one of the things that keep me busy in the "off season".

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ April 05, 2002 09:01 AM: Message edited 1 time, by SLATZ ]</font>
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