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1 Year Anniversary On the Slopes

post #1 of 18
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It's kind of funny. I went out today and had a great day of skiing with my 2 boys and some friends. Afterwards, we were sitting around having a beer when one of the guys commented that I skied pretty well, and ask me how long I've been skiing. He was surprised by my answer and that's when it hit me. One year ago today at the age of 42, I went skiing for the first time, and had my first lesson. What they say is true, time does fly when you're having fun.

I've come a long way in a year, with about 40 days on snow. I've had some frustrating moments, but I've never left the slopes without a smile or the desire to get right back out. I've learned a ton and my excitment to further myself in the sport is unmatched by anything else that I've undertaken. Much of my learning experience, I attribute to those of you who post here, and this great community. I am indebted to those that have helped me along the way.

Here's to my first year, and the many more to follow.
post #2 of 18
Congrats

My third season anniversary is this week.

I wish I skied 40 days a year like you. I'll be lucky to get 20 days a year.

I blew my knee out last Feb but I was out at Kiilington on the second daythey opened this season.

I will ski as long as I can.

post #3 of 18
Congratulations Coach!
I just passed through my 1 year anniversay a month ago and I'm loving it more than ever. It's great you get so many opportunities to work on the skills. I'm trying to log anywhere between 20 and 30 days a season and I've gone "all in" by going to work at a local ski shop so I can help defray the cost of this sport. Anyhow, all the best to you and as always, pray for snow!
post #4 of 18
Congratulations, Coach13! I've been skiing for 12 years, and I'll bet you STILL have more skiing days under your belt than I do. :
post #5 of 18
Congratulations on the first year, Coach. I hope we can get together at 7S this season.
post #6 of 18
Congrats Coach13. You are lucky that you have discovered this site and you are getting good information and good instruction. Come to think of it, you are smart, not lucky. I never took a lesson (until last year's ESA) and it took me 12 years and some 300 days on snow to become a proficient skier.

I hope to meet you at the ESA, assuming that you are coming there.
post #7 of 18
Coach,

Your enthusiasm for the sport is an inspiration.
post #8 of 18
Now I owe YOU an anniversary beer next time you're up. Hell with it, let's just get a pitcher...or two [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
Guys

Thanks for all the best wishes, I've truely enjoyed the last year and I'm hooked for life. I'm sure I'll ski as long as I'm able.

Rob...You're right, we do need to get together up at SS this year. I'm sure Matt would be up for a get together.

Matt...If I knew that all I needed to get a beer out of you was an anniversary, I'd have come up with one earlier. BTW, it's the 3 day anniversary of this big ass bruise on my shoulder I got skiing the black bump run at Whitetail on Sat., that should be good for a 3rd pitcher, right.

Rusty...Thanks for all your help.
post #10 of 18
Steve, you're confusing the ritual here. We don't buy beers for guys who bust their ass, YOU buy the beers for having a yardsale and getting caught!
post #11 of 18
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Originally posted by Taylormatt:
Steve, you're confusing the ritual here. We don't buy beers for guys who bust their ass, YOU buy the beers for having a yardsale and getting caught!
Matt

If that's the case (no pun intended), I can see this sport being quite expensive for me in the future.
post #12 of 18
Why do you think it's widely known as such an expensive sport?
post #13 of 18
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Quote:
Originally posted by Taylormatt:
Why do you think it's widely known as such an expensive sport?
No kidding! I'll call the broker and tell his to sell some of my stock so I'll be ready next time I come up your way.
post #14 of 18
What about a beer for the guys that haul you off the slopes?
post #15 of 18
Man, all the pros are trying to cop a free beer, lol.
post #16 of 18
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Quote:
Originally posted by SpringsRegular:
What about a beer for the guys that haul you off the slopes?
I'd be glad to meet up and have a beer with you at SS. But I'd just as soon skip the sled ride, if possible. Hopefully, this is one skiing experience that I'll miss out on.
post #17 of 18
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Originally posted by Coach13:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by SpringsRegular:
What about a beer for the guys that haul you off the slopes?
I'd be glad to meet up and have a beer with you at SS. But I'd just as soon skip the sled ride, if possible. Hopefully, this is one skiing experience that I'll miss out on.</font>[/quote]Besides, my man needs a XXXL sled and a couple guys on anchor :

Of course I'm sure 7S Ski Patrol is used to bringing down Steelers linebackers right?
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Taylormatt:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Coach13:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by SpringsRegular:
What about a beer for the guys that haul you off the slopes?
I'd be glad to meet up and have a beer with you at SS. But I'd just as soon skip the sled ride, if possible. Hopefully, this is one skiing experience that I'll miss out on.</font>[/quote]Besides, my man needs a XXXL sled and a couple guys on anchor :

Of course I'm sure 7S Ski Patrol is used to bringing down Steelers linebackers right?
</font>[/quote] You're too much.
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