I guess that I could reply to this thread seeing as I started it.
Looking back, this is going to be a record season for me, not in the number of days, but overall accomplishments. I didn't realize this until I went home and thought about it for a while. Life is good...
As of today, I have 43 days under my belt on skis. This is nothing to the 120+ I used to ski when I was younger, but well, becoming an adult brings adult bills, which requires an adult job. Damn, I messed up somewhere. I am going for about 60 this season, which should be no problem, as another board member (Bob.Peters) has inspired me to ski at least once a month, for the rest of my life.
My resort list this season:
Alta (of course)
Snowbasin – Which, I had not skied for 2 years, and was surprised at how much I enjoyed the terrain!
That should quiet any yelping that I only ski at Alta.
Major breakthroughs this season: Last year I started working on skiing bumps, and I feel like I am starting to get them. On a bad note, I tore an edge out of my skis that were used for bumps, so my Volkl G4's have become my main bumpers. Nail a bump line on those, then going to a damper/softer ski makes them easy (ok, I still get ejected often). Someday, I hope to clean a zipperline without stopping, but need more time in the bumps/gym first. Also, there have been some lines that I have been looking at since I moved to Utah. I have hit many of them this year, I have two more to go, but am worried about the consequences if something goes wrong. I've also picked up the pace of my skiing this season, and begun skiing faster than I used to.
This season, I have also started to venture into the backcountry. Thanks again Bob.Peters for taking me under your wing and showing me the ropes, it’s been inspirational following/learning from you. I can see this as being the future of my skiing.
An old friend showed me that its just skiing, stop and enjoy the mountains, the sun and smile. To bad I learned this lesson too late.
My powder skiing has been lacking this season due to lack of snow in the Wasatch. At Alta, we are hoping just to break 400", let alone reach the last two seasons of above the average 500" of snow. So, when the storms have been hitting, my boss has been more than nice about letting me go see the Dr. for the White Flu. But April is still in front, which can be a huge snow month!
This season my home turf played host to the Bears at the Gathering and Academy. Seems that most people liked it, some didn't, but everybody had a great time. It was a pleasure meeting a lot of you, and skiing with you. The Fox slept on my couch for 2 weeks, and was one of the best houseguests that I have ever had. I look forward to hanging out with him again!
I've become a miracle worker with the p-tex gun!
To date, its been a great season, and I look forward to the ending (the regular) it strong! I hope that all of you enjoy your seasons as much as I have!
EDIT: Forgot one ski resort in the list; Powder Mountian[ April 03, 2003, 01:28 PM: Message edited by: AltaSkier ]