But I cheat -- skiing here is worth while until mid August.
(Anybody sking in September has a problem! )
Isn't a big number response to this a form of hubris? like asking a cyclist how many flats he'll get this century season. I don't think a cyclist will answer that question. And I'm not f'ing with Ullr or the snow gods with the presumption of precipitation.
My seaon is over.
I was hoping to be skiing through this coming weekend but Mother Nature wasn't having any part of that. I think I ended up with about 35 days. Thats not too bad by my standards but I really hate the abrupt end to the season. On 3/2 we had single digit low temps and on 3/7 we had a high temp of about 78 degrees. As if the warm temps weren't bad enough we had an inch or so of rain and lots of wind. I was a little down yesterday after realizing it was first weekend since Thanksgiving that I had not been skiing. At least it looks like its going to be warm enough this coming weekend for the local race track to be open.
Got out the calendar last night. 17 times with my oldest (5 now 6) and about 14 with my little guy (3-4).
Around 30 for me.
More than I hoped for with the kids. Less than I wanted for just me.
Good season! Not quite done but the fat lady is warming up.
I think I got in 66 last season, but this year should be better. My kids are now 4 and 5 and are pretty good skiers now. Last season they were a little too small to ski with us until the very end of the season.
Forgot about this thread... I don't think I'll hit 80.... I'm at 63 right now. Maybe 10 more??? I'll be happy with 70 or so....
I got 52 this year. Next season I'm hoping for around 45. Anything over 40 is good, if I hit 50, great! Also pondering the possibility of 2+ weeks somewhere south in July/August next summer (maybe NZ), so that would bump up the number by a chunk depending what I count as my "fiscal ski year end."
Well, I surpassed both my expectations and made a personal best, so certainly a strong season for me. Would have liked some April skiing to top 70, but doesn't look like that's going to happen.
Finishing out my 2008/09 Winter season with 68 days. With a little luck I'll get some southern hemisphere turns come July.