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post #1 of 62
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What is on your list "to do" every season. Is it hit a particular area that is not your home mountain? Is it learn something new? Is it that you will buy something? What is yours?
post #2 of 62
Wildcat for me. Talked about it for years. Gotta happen this season.
post #3 of 62
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Wildcat for me. Talked about it for years. Gotta happen this season.Oh, and ski into Phil
Fixed for you.
post #4 of 62
Make it to Contractor's day at Holimont and bring as many friends as possible for free.

Think I got 10 in free last year. Who's it gonna be this year?
post #5 of 62
Try to ski at least one mountain I have never skied before. Last season it was Berkshire East. This season possibly Le Massiff
post #6 of 62
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Try to ski at least one mountain I have never skied before. Last season it was Berkshire East. This season possibly Le Massiff


Good idea !!! Stay in downtown Québec city, but you might wanna chose your days, it can be real icy sometimes. But if you get the good stuff, it'll be awesome.
post #7 of 62
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Try to ski at least one mountain I have never skied before. Last season it was Berkshire East. This season possibly Le Massiff
Good idea !!! Stay in downtown Québec city, super nice. If you can, don't plan in advance and wait for the good stuff, it can be real icy sometimes. But if get the right amount of snow, it is really awesome.
post #8 of 62
I try to get skiing! Some of us live a 3hr flight from the snow and, what with the credit crunch and the price of fuel and all that... ;-)
post #9 of 62
I like to try out a new pair of skis every year And if I can I'll try a new resort.
post #10 of 62
For a long time, it was ski the Palisades at Sugar Bowl. I did and it was fun. The middle one isn't particularly hard if it fills well.

Hopefully this year I'll find some waist deep powder and not flail like I did last year.
post #11 of 62
I like to increase my capability on skis more every season; I have done so noticeably, both to myself, and to others who frequent my home mountain, for the past several years, since I returned to the sport.

I also seek to use skiing to move toward becoming more physically fit every year, which includes doing more sidestepping/bootpacking to reach the goods, and also doing progressively more alpine touring.

I want to ski steeper, more challenging terrain each season too.
post #12 of 62
Try to ski at least one day more than the year before, not doing so well on that. Oh and win a platinum in NASTAR...getting closer.
post #13 of 62
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What is on your list "to do" every season. Is it hit a particular area that is not your home mountain? Is it learn something new? Is it that you will buy something? What is yours?
None of the above.

Each season, I need to get out of the ice-coast at least once. Otherwise, it's not a "real" season!

And if I don't get to x-c ski at least one full weekend, it's only half a season.
post #14 of 62
I watch as many ski movies as I can, read as many ski magazines as I can, see my GPA drop drastically, and then have what seems to be the most euphoric 2 weeks of my life every year. Try to just let it flow and play it as it goes, it always works out.
post #15 of 62
Skiing more days than last year, and buy new skis.
post #16 of 62
Every year I say I'm gonna "ski around" more, there being so many great mountains in a 2-3 hour arc around Milan. Last year I only skied at my home hill.
post #17 of 62
Hello Mr Prickly. Let's plan a day trip to Alagna/Gressoney/Champoluc then...
post #18 of 62
Every ski season I ski with Bears I've never skied with before.

Yeah, well maybe it's not one of those 'long held' traditions but I did it last year and sure hope to do it for years to come
post #19 of 62
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Hello Mr Prickly. Let's plan a day trip to Alagna/Gressoney/Champoluc then...
Weekday????
post #20 of 62
I always buy a pass.

I keep in shape to avoid injury. (moreso to avoid reoccurring injuries.)

I constantly remind myself not to get hurt.

I never fall.

I thank my wife, and my own hard work, for having the ability to ski 2-3 times a week.

Anything else is a bonus.

This year's bonuses so far include a new pair of pow sticks soon to be in the mail. My only fear is that they will be so easy in the trees that I'll end up going even faster in an area that will cripple you if you take a beater.

Every season I learn more and more that as one becomes more and more relaxed on skis, the danger of a fatal mistake increases more and more. Skiing trees at the speeds that are currently comfortable on modern pow skis is fricking dangerous.

Every year, I aim to remind myself that what has become exceptionally easy... is exceptionally dangerous.

"Just... don't hit a tree." = the voice in my head.
post #21 of 62
Fall down really, really hard at least once.
post #22 of 62
Thread Starter 
To do a helicopter, 30 years straight with doing at least one a season.

Ski Mad River Glen, it is like "coming home"

Ski someplace I haven't skied before

Fight to try to keep ahead of my 19 y/old son, this has been a failing attempt and he is skiing better than me more than I have been skiing better than him at this point, and he sure as hell been skiing faster
post #23 of 62
You've done well to hold out for 19 years. My kid's five. I give him another ten years tops to be outskiing me.
post #24 of 62
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Fall down really, really hard at least once.
Surely you jest.
post #25 of 62
Every year my 1st day out is horrible. My muscles hurt, my skiing sucks and I pretty much fall asleep as soon as I can. Two years ago it was a 2 day trip to Smuggs, last year it was at ESA Stowe.

I tell myself every year I am going to be in better shape at the start of the season. This year my GF has really been on me to keep working out though, so hopefully I'll be ready for skiing in 2 months...
post #26 of 62
Go someplace in the BC interior, I usually don't know where until a couple of days before I go. Last year we decided to go on the day we left.

Ski Whistler a couple of times.

Make it to the last day party at Mt. Baker.

AND the biggest every year tradition for me is to meet my high school ski buddy for two days of male bonding and ski fun. We're over 20 years in a row for this one.
post #27 of 62
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Every ski season I ski with Bears I've never skied with before.

Yeah, well maybe it's not one of those 'long held' traditions but I did it last year and sure hope to do it for years to come
I hope to ski with more bears this year, as well.........but more than that, I hope to be able to follow you down a bump run, and not have to make you wait too long.

I also want to nail the Helicopter. I did some practice last year and was >this< close to doing it, but I came away battered and bruised. This year Success!!!
post #28 of 62
This ski season I plan to ski Schlasman's, hike the Ridge, and build on what I learned from my gurus in the steeps at ESA Big Sky. I HOPE to ski a lot more than last year, get in better shape sooner, and manage my fear (I find that the older I get the less I want to die).

[TC, be careful--I was with a guy when he blew apart his patellar tendon trying 360s and we both about barfed to see his kneecap had slid up his thigh. This didn't stop me from working on the trick, but it did give me serious second thoughts.]
post #29 of 62
Injure Myself!
post #30 of 62
I always remind myself that between low snow conditions and the holiday crowds, the first month of the season will suck; that the first half of the season will be a mixed bag, due to variable snowfall and temps; and that after President's Week, the gapers stay home and the fun begins.
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