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post #31 of 48
When skiing groomers for the first time, get on really, really fat skis--like 120mm underneath and extra long lenth (with rocker). Point the tips down the trail and ride it out till you get to the lodge.
post #32 of 48
Make sure you have wintersports insurance. And also make sure your insurance covers off piste - if it doesnt then add it for an extra cost! Just saves all the hastle when you wipe out and you then have to worry about the cost of being lifted off the mountain!!!
post #33 of 48
Don't take anything too seriously. This post for example.
post #34 of 48
Take your shoes off before you put your ski boots on.
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by CanuckInstructor View Post
Learn how to put skis together using the bindings, and carry them properly (over the shoulder with tips forward, toe piece behind shoulder).
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Originally Posted by UtahPowderPig View Post
OK, why is that carrying them properly?

I've been hit many times by people carrying their skies like that when they decide to turn their upper body for some reason. Smack, skis hitting the big 6'8" guy behind them ( ie me ). URG! Please don't do that.
I agree. Get yourself a ski tote!!!
post #36 of 48
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Originally Posted by SkiNebraski View Post
Don't Ski. Its not fun. There are these new sweet things called snowblades. Only wear Carhart clothing because it is the best. Skiing in Iowa and Nebraska is very similar to the front range.
Here's your sign.
post #37 of 48
Bring lots o' money.
post #38 of 48
Ski Often
post #39 of 48
Don't eat the yellow snow.
post #40 of 48
Buy low, sell high.

Always wear your seatbelt.

Never take candy from strangers.
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by NYSkier55 View Post
Don't eat the yellow snow.
lol, good one
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
. Nothing has helped me progress more than doing and or trying to do as those who ski better than me.
Just curious but give me a ballpark of out of 100 hundred people on a legit difficult mountain... how many people can you honestly say can out ski you??? I'm talkin free skiing on everything??
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by Treewell View Post
Just curious but give me a ballpark of out of 100 hundred people on a legit difficult mountain... how many people can you honestly say can out ski you??? I'm talkin free skiing on everything??

Wouldnt know, never met any.
post #44 of 48
Originally Posted by Treewell
Just curious but give me a ballpark of out of 100 hundred people on a legit difficult mountain... how many people can you honestly say can out ski you??? I'm talkin free skiing on everything??

Are we just considering the bunny slope or the whole mountain?
post #45 of 48
Go really really fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!
post #46 of 48
Wear sunscreen. Trust me on the sunscreen.

-Wrinkled Ol' Ski Instructor
post #47 of 48
Why isn't this in the Beginner forum ? That's what it was made for .
post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
Go really really fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!
Bahhhhhhhhh! Love that movie.

Also: Never take advice about skiing from someone wearing a top hat.
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