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Is EpicSki Your Home Mountain?

Poll Results: Is Epicski Your Home Mountain? (private)

 
  • 67% (25)
    No way. I ski plenty.
  • 2% (1)
    Maybe, but I'd never admit it.
  • 24% (9)
    Definately. Unfortunately I won't get to ski nearly as much as I would like.
  • 5% (2)
    Flawed. All polls are!
37 Total Votes  
post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
We've had threads about where we learned to ski. We've had threads to describe our home mountain and why we like it best. We've even had threads about who posts x times more than they ski. This made me think that since my circumstances dictate that I will spend a lot more time posting on Epic (or posing) than actually skiing this season it is

I'd say if you ski less than once a week when your home mountain is open but post here several times a week duiring that time you might just be an EpicSki local. If not, keep the stoke coming, I need it!
post #2 of 20
It certainly is in the off season . In the winter it's more like a friendly local establishment of conversation and mental gaming.
post #3 of 20
I don't think I spend more time on here than I do skiing at my home mountain. Maybe more than some other places, but no where near close to my home mountain.
post #4 of 20
I definitely post more off-season than on. As someone who doesn't have a feasible source for summer turns, my posting correlates heavily with my bouts of "ski fever" which seems to crop up in August or so, and builds steadily through to late Nov/early December. My winter postings tend to be limited to World Cup discussions, gear threads in Feb/March when we get to see some new stuff, and the odd foray into the technique forums if something truly interesting pops up (usually followed by regret that I stuck my head in there).

Ski fever can be managed in the short term by doses of summer trip reports and gear purchases, but it is important to note that these are simply palliative measures, and the only real cure for ski fever is to make some turns. Furthermore, these treatments can in fact trigger acute attacks of ski fever in chronic sufferers who are in remission.
post #5 of 20
Guilty as charged
post #6 of 20
Flawed. This poll needs something differentiating between summer posts and ski season posts... and how are we counting, days or hours? Because while epic may get more days out of me even in the winter, I would be willing to bet that I spend more HOURS on snow than I do on the computer.
post #7 of 20
My posting sees a drastic decline during the season, it is as it should be.
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
Flawed. This poll needs something differentiating between summer posts and ski season posts... and how are we counting, days or hours? Because while epic may get more days out of me even in the winter, I would be willing to bet that I spend more HOURS on snow than I do on the computer.

I tried to just count in general cause summer isn't summer everywhere. If you ski once a week or more when your home mountain is open than EpicSki couldn't possibly be your home mountain.
post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
I tried to just count in general cause summer isn't summer everywhere. If you ski once a week or more when your home mountain is open than EpicSki couldn't possibly be your home mountain.
Fair enough. If you can change my vote to No Way, I Ski Plenty then go for it.
post #10 of 20
I don't actually have a "home mountain" per se. So it's either my "home mountain" never open (I don't ACTUALLY live near any mountain anyway). Or my "home mountain" is ALWAYS open (like in NZ or Chile right now!).

So, I sometimes ski more, other times post more.
post #11 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post
It certainly is in the off season ...
I agree. You may not see me to much during ski season. I'm pretty busy. I've really enjoyed this place.
post #12 of 20
Naw, my heart now belongs to Perfect North.
post #13 of 20
frequency = EpicSki.com
Elaspsed time (in season) = local hill
Elapsed time (off season) = Epic Ski
Elapsed time (annual) = ?

post #14 of 20
I responded definately, although I meant to say defiantly or perhaps definitely.

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo - Cheers Lyrics


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Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.

Wouldn't you like to get away?

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Where everybody knows your name,
and they're always glad you came.
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our troubles are all the same
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Your name.

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people are all the same,
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I almost always see people who know my name when I ski at Ski Liberty or Whitetail, and I really enjoy feeling a part of a skiing community in real life, but I don't ski nearly enough to be considered a local. Recently, I have mostly skied at gatherings of Epic skiers or telemark skiers or with my 10 year old niece, who is even much more piste deprived than me. Poor kid. She lives 3 blocks from an endless network of mountainbiking trails but she only rides those trails on the mtb I bought her when I'm visiting, which is once a year. Actually, I visit twice a year, and we did ride zero impact last winter but I later found out the trails are closed to bikes in the winter. Apologies to the locals, I didn't know.

When I was up there in August, we (my niece and I) rode seven times in five days, including my travel days. The only mountain biking I've done this year too. Poor me, on my brother in law's fully rigid Iron Horse.
post #15 of 20

Poll

Definitely spend more hours skiing than on Epic in the Winter.

Enjoy Epic in the summer, spring and especially the stoke in the Fall before the lst snow.

Not really the question on the poll. But Epic has really added another demension to my winter - skiing with Bears. Example this winter JH and Big Sky. Epic is fun
post #16 of 20
I admit it - I live vicariously through others on this board. A sad truth.
post #17 of 20

Epic

Quote:
Originally Posted by brabson View Post
I admit it - I live vicariously through others on this board. A sad truth.
Youre a long way from the good stuff, understandable. Vicarious described me too when I view Bob Peters, Newfy's and others trip reports and pictures and I live right in the good country.
post #18 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
Fair enough. If you can change my vote to No Way, I Ski Plenty then go for it.
It can be changed if you tell me what you voted. I'll switch it for you.

I voted flawed, because, it is!
post #19 of 20
I ski a fair amount. I post even more. What's your point
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post
I ski a fair amount. I post even more. What's your point
There actually is a a side plot/alterior method is this. I'll share the details when/if we get around 100 votes in the poll.
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