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Long trip or short jaunt?

post #1 of 10
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2008 was the year that I finally gotten Mr TC to take a couple long weekends away. YAY ME!
Prior to this past season, he was not open to getting away for any kind of vacation unless I could guarantee that he'd be back to work on Monday.
While one part of me is extremely grateful that I am not married to a lazy man, another part of me really wanted to see him "chill" for a bit.

You can imagine that I was/am thrilled that I got him to get away for two long weekends(Thursday-Monday), which was extremely fun for us, but I'm hoping for more in the future.
I see, the .........
Bumpfreaq Co Bounce, Yay Bumpfreaq!
Bklyn's Chillin with da likes of us and dem!
Philpugs Wild West Tour!
............among others :

While I would love to take a long ski vacation, I really appreciate the fun short jaunts I am blessed to enjoy.

How about you? Are you a long tripper or a short jaunter?
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post #2 of 10
I mostly do one day up n backs. But, I typically do that ON MONDAY with my chruch pastor since he takes Mondays off-works Sunday ya know. That way we don't have to deal with lines and crowds. My wife can't ski due to medical issus but is cool with couple of weekends in the mountains as long as there is an internet connection in the lodge. Kids are too little to ski without clse guidance so It's not "really skiing" when I take the family except the few hours when they will be in lessons or waiting in the lodge with mom. But, I get a LOT of jazz out of seeing the kids get excited about putting around on the bunny hill. I'm hoping next year they will be able to ski some on their own::with me close by to pick them up when they fall. Last year it was ride daddy all day:

Bumphest is certainly on the table for next year. Last year it fell right afgter my company fiscal end of quarter so I got slammed at the last minute with a bunch of reports and work: I'm really hoping this year the planets will align better for it:

Give it two years and the kids will be ready for a big trip during school holiday week.:
post #3 of 10
For me it's either very local (within 5 minutes) night skiing after work, up and backs to Okemo on week days or full week stays out west or in central/northern VT.

A lot depends on who's got the good snow, how busy I am at work, etc.

The lift ticket prices and gas I can deal with...it's the hotel rates that kill me.
post #4 of 10
Since I began skiing I've always had multiple one day trips throughout the season and one or two week (5-6 days of actual activity) long ski trips...
Only occasionally I've had a long weekend (2-3-4 days) ski trip...
And only once I booked a two weeks ski trip...both my sons decided to get sick at that time, one the day before leaving and the other while, after 5 days of delay, we were on the on the road to the place. Needless to say, we, the parents, got sick a couple of days after arriving. We managed to ski, but only barely.
I never, ever booked a multi week long ski trip since (but I'd love to, now that that nightmarish experience is long gone water-under-the-bridge)
post #5 of 10
Flying is one of the biggest burners, it's damned uncomfortable and a royal pain in the ass, especially when going here-vancouver-copenhagen-geneva-alps-geneva-copenhagen-vancouver-home, so I've decided to keep out of the air as much as possible. I would rather save up and travel less frequently for longer. Next trip to europe will be a whole season minimum, preferably a year or more.
post #6 of 10
My lifetime 869 ski days are composed as follows:
215 one-day trips
86 two-day trips
31 three-day trips
33 four-day trips
13 five-day trips
15 six-day trips
9 seven-day trips
1 eight-day trip
1 nine-day trip
2 eleven-day trips

There are a few long trips where I took a day off in the middle, so it would show up in my spreadsheet as 2 four-day trips for example rather than a nine-day trip with a day off.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Tony Crocker View Post
My lifetime 869 ski days are composed as follows:
215 one-day trips
86 two-day trips
31 three-day trips
33 four-day trips
13 five-day trips
15 six-day trips
9 seven-day trips
1 eight-day trip
1 nine-day trip
2 eleven-day trips

There are a few long trips where I took a day off in the middle, so it would show up in my spreadsheet as 2 four-day trips for example rather than a nine-day trip with a day off.
holy detailed dedication to tracking ski days! :
post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony Crocker View Post
My lifetime 869 ski days are composed as follows:
215 one-day trips
86 two-day trips
31 three-day trips
33 four-day trips
13 five-day trips
15 six-day trips
9 seven-day trips
1 eight-day trip
1 nine-day trip
2 eleven-day trips

There are a few long trips where I took a day off in the middle, so it would show up in my spreadsheet as 2 four-day trips for example rather than a nine-day trip with a day off.
Ok boys and girls, the letters for today are O, C, and D.
post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony Crocker View Post
My lifetime 869 ski days are composed as follows:
215 one-day trips
86 two-day trips
31 three-day trips
33 four-day trips
13 five-day trips
15 six-day trips
9 seven-day trips
1 eight-day trip
1 nine-day trip
2 eleven-day trips

There are a few long trips where I took a day off in the middle, so it would show up in my spreadsheet as 2 four-day trips for example rather than a nine-day trip with a day off.
Change the word in bold and it resembles an old friend of mine's DEAD HEAD DIARY. Didn't someone here keep a table of verticle feet skied per season broken down by day?
I can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday (and I only saw the Grateful Dead once):
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
Ok boys and girls, the letters for today are O, C, and D.
Beat me to it!

I love the idea of week-long or longer ski trips, but the problem is that my legs get tired and I need some time to recover. Don't most skiing injuries happen on the third day? I seem to recall reading that somewhere.

And given the number of decent local hills in the PNW, weekend and day trips make the most sense.
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