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What have you done on skis that would break the norm.

post #1 of 31
Thread Starter 
Lets see what people have done on skis that is out of the ordinary.
My examples:
- jumped off many MRG cliffs
- skied the top of Mnt. Mansfield (Stowe)
- jumped "over the road" (normal street size)
- skiing off my parents porch
- skiing off a water falls
- skiied(toed) behind a 4-wheeler, while going up the hill.
post #2 of 31
Who is Norm?

If he thinks he has deep pockets we could rent a whole floor at the Chalet in Whistler, invite all the Epicski.com dudes and dudetts. Free airfare, rooms lift tickets and meals (drinks too) for a month + invite the STRIPPERS up to the SUITE for a party every night. THAT SHOULD BREAK OL' NORM!
post #3 of 31
I ight, sounds good over here..when we leaving.
post #4 of 31
Thread Starter 
I think its past your bed time Dr.GO. You're starting to act SILLY.http://www.epicski.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
post #5 of 31
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lbrother1:
I think its past your bed time Dr.GO. You're starting to act SILLY.http://www.epicski.com/ubb/biggrin.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey Lbrother1 - the grin aint workin!

Needs a bit more code, an IMG or some thin!
post #6 of 31
returning hastily to the subject.......

.....I once skied across the frozen waters of Whitestone Pond, Hampstead, which is the highest pool of water in London (at a breathtaking 400ft above sea level).
A policeman saw what I was doing and told me very sternly to desist, because there was a danger I'd break through the ice and drown.
The waters of Whitestone Pond are approximately 2 feet deep.
post #7 of 31
When I was 15 I was being towed behind a snowmobile on my Head Standards down the steets in town eh!. I was trying to empty the vapors from a bottle of Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill with my left hand, holding onto the tow rope with my right hand when I proceeded to hit the back of a parked car. [img]redface.gif[/img]
post #8 of 31
Skied down a flight of stairs
Skied the T-bar...while it was running
Skied with 2 different size skis on
built a kicker in my back yard
Took out a ski patrol in mid helicopter
Jumped from a chairlift
Skied 36 hours straight ((regular day of skiing..then an All-night ski, then back to a regular day)OK.. I wanted to, fell asleep after the all night ski, but the intention was there!)

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 03, 2001 06:10 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Phil Pugliese ]</font>
post #9 of 31
Hmmmn,

-Passing cars on all the steep snow covered streets of my town....

-Skiing dunes....

-Being towed behind a pickup truck in a blizzard with 1 ft of fresh on the streets, in NJ no less!!

Still in the 60's out here...harumph...
post #10 of 31
Jumped off a chair lift

Jumped over a snowboarder

Took a flying shortcut over a melted off drianage ditch, onto a pile of topsoil, back in the air and onto the snow on another slope (not on my feet)... felt that one the next day.

I snowboarded once...

Played chicken with the snow cat... it was coming up, i was going down, it won...

Later
GREG
post #11 of 31
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lbrother1:
Lets see what people have done on skis that is out of the ordinary.
My examples:
- jumped off many MRG cliffs
- skied the top of Mnt. Mansfield (Stowe)
- jumped "over the road" (normal street size)
- skiing off my parents porch
- skiing off a water falls
- skiied(toed) behind a 4-wheeler, while going up the hill.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Man, I go up to MRG a LOT...
(we have a lodge up there)

I gotta hook up with you and get some schooling.
post #12 of 31
Ski Journing. Behind a Horse,a car,dog,ATV,a Snowmobile,and a speed boat. Don't try the boat. Skied off a restaurant roof at Mt.Bachelor. Skied down Timberlines Resort Road(about 5 miles)and Mt.Rose Highway. Skied through a number Resort parking lots. Skied down some stairs once. Skied away from 1 wife and into another. Use to ski the sand dunes as a kid on the coast and a rather large Wood Chip pile. Skied in a number of Sit-Skis. Skied on 1 ski and 2 different skies at the same time. Planning on skiing to Hell when the time comes.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 03, 2001 07:12 AM: Message edited 1 time, by slider ]</font>
post #13 of 31
Clipped into the skis on top of a ski rack and had a buddy drive me over a mountain pass at night.

Dune skiing (sounds like its not really all that unusual!)

Attempted waterskiing on alpine gear.

Friendly "liason" in woods with a lady friend . . . both staying in our skis.

Layed down in woods on side with skis on and taken a nap.

And . . . lots of stupid things when I was drunk enough that I don't remember them all I'm sure! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #14 of 31
Attempted waterskiing on alpine gear.
Aqua Alpine Skiing.
Todd I thought I was the only one that was, whats the word I need here. Ah brave enough to try a stunt(boner)like that. A guy could drown doing that.
post #15 of 31
Thread Starter 
nakona- me, CeraF, and HarryO will be in that neck of the woods in early February. Sometime around the 4th. Will be staying on the edge of Waitsfield, actually in Moretown at a buddies place. We will be skiing MRG, Jay Peak, Sugarbush, and Stowe. (i think) We're going to Stowe so CeraF and i can hike to the top and ski dirrectly above where the gondola ends! If you've seen it(directly above the gondola), its quite wild there.
-if you don't catch us at the mountain maybe will see ya at the Mad River Tavern! for a few relaxing Long trails!
post #16 of 31
#1. I can't tell you. [img]redface.gif[/img] [img]redface.gif[/img] :

#2. Cross-county skied to work and was going down a hill when I realized some business owner had shoveled and salted his sidewalk. That salt really stings when mixed with road rash.
post #17 of 31
Midnight runs down Loveland Pass under a full moon.

Towed by snowmobile making laps on Buffalo Pass.

Skiing the North Chutes at Berthoud Pass on one ski because you can't climb down and your other ski preleased somewhere under waist deep powder.
post #18 of 31
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Todd Murchison:
Friendly "liason" in woods with a lady friend . . . both staying in our skis.

Layed down in woods on side with skis on and taken a nap.
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Did the second one immediately follow the first?
[img]smile.gif[/img]
post #19 of 31
-Dune Skiing
-Full Moon Runs at Loveland
-Tandem skiing - A pair of 210cm Dynastar Courses mounted with two sets of bindings.
-Skied off the Top of Mt. Stewart down Ulrich's Coulior.
-Broke off a 30' fracture 2' deep INSIDE the boundries at Stevens Pass. That'll freak you out.
post #20 of 31
Cracked my fibula trying to impress some girls on the Bend Ski Team by doing a Snidely in 2 feet of mash potatoes at Warner Canyon in 1973. (A Snidely is a jump where you kick your legs over your head and land on you back).

Skied through the Oregon State University campus towed behind a 1966 Dodge Dart.

Started at the Channel 10 transmitter on Mt. Ashland and shot the Chute.
post #21 of 31
I skiied on the Kleiner Matterhorn in Switzerland with the Swedish womens ski team during the summer. No joke. The gondola ride up was like a beer commercial for my friend and I. You can't beat being flanked by super hottie ski ladies that beat ass at skiing!
post #22 of 31
Warm day and bright sun......

Fell asleep with my feet propped up on a chair. Had to ride back down.
post #23 of 31
I did exactly the same thing. I woke up as the chair contacted the bullwheel. I could have gotten off safely, but the liftie yelled "STAY ON". I thought he was going to reach for the switch, but he broke into a big laugh and hollered, "see you again in a few minutes". My buddies were in the chairs still coming up.

Who sez skiing isn't a relaxing sport?

[img]redface.gif[/img]

Tom / PM
post #24 of 31
OK, so we began preparing for winter carnival. ( several years back) the instructors has worked all day on the jump.

We had a "Personality" to join us the next eay and show off her stuff. (chapstick person) She shall remain annymous for now.

We were all in the LOUNGE replenishing our bodily fluids when she arrived and joined us for a drink. It started drizzeling.

She decided that sh would like to see the jump. I took her up to see in on our Artic Cat.
She told us that there was no way that jump is ready for the event.

Having fully replenished my fluids and the level of them being probably a bit high. I gunned the Cat and with HER on back we jumped it.

Broke the bogie wheels right off the thing. Both sides BOING parts all over.

I still have marks on my back, from those claws, Honest!
post #25 of 31
Had the pleasure of skiing with two greats. The first was the late Diana Golden, on a bump run out at Sun Valley 15 years ago. Her leg was as thick as my waist. The second was a few runs with Glen Plake at Stratton about 11 years ago. Too cool...I was, I mean ;^)

Does getting towed around behind a Wrangler inside a refrigerator with no door last winter count? In a foot of snow in Hartford, CT no less.

Done lots of skitching...only once with skis though...and sober too that time.
post #26 of 31
This is going to sound a bit like bragging but to do something unusual isn't easy as there are a lot of great skiers out there.

My area has some steep groomed with winch cat slopes that skiers tend to have a difficult time holding an edge on such that they skid awkwardly through the end of their turns. Good skiers keep an edge hold by making fine medium or long radius turns which allow them to gradually change their edging. Of course they also pick up a lot of speed which of course can be loads of fun but often for some that ends up having to be dumped ahead somewhere in order not to get too out of control. Note the snow there is actually usually quite good firm packed powder.

On the steepest slope which is sometimes groomed, the chair lift is right above so one has an opportunity to show off. Being a bit of a show off with fast feet of a bumper, I will occasionally crank a bunch of ridiculous short swings right down the throat hardly getting much speed up just to show it can be done.

Another thing not at all odd is I like tree skiing. On one of our regularly groomed slopes the groomers will leave a NARROW strip of ungroomed snow after a storm which is against a row of fir trees. Of course again a chair lift is right above that section. Well I'll go bouncing right along the trees ducking my head under the branches as they come along and all the way just inches away from major embarrassment. The thing is I do the same thing often when I'm out in the boonies alone where no eye see it. Yeah basically I'm just having fun. -dave

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 04, 2001 09:24 PM: Message edited 1 time, by dave_SSS ]</font>
post #27 of 31
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dave_SSS:
This is going to sound a bit like bragging but to do something unusual isn't easy as there are a lot of great skiers out there.

My area has some steep groomed with winch cat slopes that skiers tend to have a difficult time holding an edge on such that they skid awkwardly through the end of their turns. Good skiers keep an edge hold by making fine medium or long radius turns which allow them to gradually change their edging. Of course they also pick up a lot of speed which of course can be loads of fun but often for some that ends up having to be dumped ahead somewhere in order not to get too out of control. Note the snow there is actually usually quite good firm packed powder.

On the steepest slope which is sometimes groomed, the chair lift is right above so one has an opportunity to show off. Being a bit of a show off with fast feet of a bumper, I will occasionally crank a bunch of ridiculous short swings right down the throat hardly getting much speed up just to show it can be done.

Another thing not at all odd is I like tree skiing. On one of our regularly groomed slopes the groomers will leave a NARROW strip of ungroomed snow after a storm which is against a row of fir trees. Of course again a chair lift is right above that section. Well I'll go bouncing right along the trees ducking my head under the branches as they come along and all the way just inches away from major embarrassment. The thing is I do the same thing often when I'm out in the boonies alone where no eye see it. Yeah basically I'm just having fun. -dave
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????

colin
post #28 of 31
Thread Starter 
CP- Sure that counts! If we're going to talk about things like that then i'd have to include the 1st anual ski/board sled race at Toggenburg. Last season at the end of april many of the employees built sleds to race down the hill. These sleds were all different, but had to include skis or snow boards. Many of the sleds were chairs with skis attached to the legs, recliners with snowboards under them, bicycles with skis, 4-wheelers w/skis, and other wild and crazy contraptions! It was a ball! Half of the sleds, "if they made it down," were in pieces. We all had a good time and hope to make the 2nd anual ski/board sled race better than the first.
post #29 of 31
I have a story. This one time I went skiing with the Ludke brothers. We got to the top of Stowe on a beautiful blue bird day. We were skiing with a bunch of friends and having a blast. The brothers decide that they wanted to hike the chin and ski down it. So they left the group for a couple of hours. They came back saying it was awesome and that we should have seen the stuff that they did. As it turns the two of them got half way up the chin, got scared and wetted themselves.
post #30 of 31
My last reply was aimed at getting a rise out of Lbrother1. In truth he and his brother are two of the best skiers that I have ever poached freshies with. I am a better skier just by skiing with them.
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