EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › What kind of skiing do you truely do?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What kind of skiing do you truely do? - Page 2

post #31 of 52

I pretty much ski what Chaos skies, you know 80 degree slopes, 150 foot hucks.  Backwards of course 

post #32 of 52

I like to mix it up.  Whatever the day dishes out.  If it's coral reef stuff, I'll ski the groomers in the morning.

JF

post #33 of 52

It really doesn't matter what it's like, it all gets wet and sloppy before it's done.

post #34 of 52

Lately I spend about 70% of my time on groomed courses, and harder and icier they are, better it feels :) Rest 30% is devided to about 25% of xc skiing (I would love to do it more, but being on the road with alpine World Cup just doesn't give me much chances to be home and do xc skiing) and about 5% of backcountry skiing.

post #35 of 52

All in bounds and lift served, 30 - 70 groomed to ungroomed. Very little of the ungroomed is powder. It's mostly soft bumps, trees and crud. No parks, chutes or jumps. Frequently in over my head so I probably don't look good doing it but I enjoy trying.

post #36 of 52

Mostly hardpack groomers. Off piste means dirt and rocks at my local hill. A few days a year, I make it to Mammoth or Tahoe where I love trying to survive with as much "grace" as I can off trails (all in bound, lifts served).

 

I got lucky Christmas day in Tahoe with about 2 ft of new snow. Even the face plants were fun.

post #37 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckT View Post

Mostly hardpack groomers. Off piste means dirt and rocks at my local hill. A few days a year, I make it to Mammoth or Tahoe where I love trying to survive with as much "grace" as I can off trails (all in bound, lifts served).

 

I got lucky Christmas day in Tahoe with about 2 ft of new snow. Even the face shots were fun.


 

Fixed it for ya Chuck.

post #38 of 52

It's all good, sure beats a day at work.

 

I'll bet it's 30% ungroomed, bumps, trees, 70% groomed. That's just a fact of skiing in New England.

 

When we can we spend most of the day on ungroomed natural snow. How often do we get a chance to do that over the season.

post #39 of 52

On a normal day, I stick to the trees that almost nowone knows about. On average, i take one full run on a groomer per day. I love my life

post #40 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadrash View Post

I pretty much ski what Chaos skies, you know 80 degree slopes, 150 foot hucks.  Backwards of course 


 

That's too funny!

I ski all ungroomed. Bumps and jumps first then trees if need be. If they groom the whole mountain I don't ski.

post #41 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by primoz View Post

Rest 30% is devided to about 25% of xc skiing (I would love to do it more, but being on the road with alpine World Cup just doesn't give me much chances to be home and do xc skiing) and about 5% of backcountry skiing.

I didn't even count x-c skiing.

 

Depending on snow conditions, some years I do almost half of my days x-c! More average is about 1/3 are x-c.

post #42 of 52

I ski Sugarloaf 90% of the time and 90% of my runs are on packed powder fast groomers. About 10% percent of my ski day is spent in glades, off trail variable and in the parks and pipe to mostly watch the park crowd do some far out stuff. I usually choose 2 or 3 powder days a season and the depth ranges from boot top to the knee but, I do recall a day last year where I had thigh deep pow on the trail Comp Hill(black). The past 3 years the conditions have been fantastic. This year I would say we have had a lot of wind scouring on top portions of the groomers. Small areas of ice and larger areas of hard pack with granular on top. I have skied the east coast for many years and I find myself always looking for "different" conditions, meaning powder on the edge, poke around a tree and pop back on the groomer. I usually ski the most difficult line of which ever trail I am on. Love a low angle groomer to rip on edge, love to carve an arc and link them together. Love to watch others ski.

 

I too, subscribe to the crowd that chooses thier ski days. Nice weather usually means nice skiing. I like those days.

post #43 of 52

Like Chaos and Highwaystar I only ski at 90-100 mph.  The damn day goes by so fast.

post #44 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

Granular.

 

I go skiing when the opportunity presents itself, not when I think if will be good. In south central PA, wet granular (WG) is encountered more often than frozen granular (FG, ice) or loose granular (LG). I heart WG.

 

New man-made (PP) is the other  common local snow condition, which can be very nice, better than granular, but when temps are below freezing it can get skied off and icy. When it's above freezing it can get sticky. Wet granular is saturated (no air) and fast, while melted new snow has air in it and tends to be grabby (mashed potatoes). 

 

 

That sounds like 98% of my skiing as well.  The home hill in Indiana seems to have 3 months of spring skiing with a few very cold winter days sprinkled through out.  Nothing like a warm spring day with big slushy bumps.  Those are the days I live for.

 

post #45 of 52

We get fresh here in CO about 30% of the time - at least this year.  Not bad. Vails bowls are nice on those days.

 

The other 70% are mostly groomers.  Who wants to ski the bowls when they're chopped to nothing?

 

I LIKE groomers.  I love the feeling of the perfect carve; over your skis, no dead zone, and catapulting from one edge to the other.  Just feeling the steel.  Austrian's aren't wrong.

 

Bumps must be done (steep ones) at least thrice per day.  It keeps the timing, balance and quads in shape.

 

 

 

 

post #46 of 52

The first 26 years or so of my ski life, hard pack and ice exclusively.  Now moved to the Rockies.  First year had to get used to all the "excess snow" and skied the groomers exclusively.  Spent next few years expanding my horizons and was finally spending my time about 25% or more off piste, but not backcountry (too much work to get there).  THIS YEAR, back to exclusively groomed powder due to knee cap being broken and still in recovery mode.  Can't even manage little lumpy bumps from lots of people without tiring rapidly. 

post #47 of 52

90% groomers, 9% bumps, 1% powder.

post #48 of 52

50% blacks, 25% woods, 10% gnarly stuff (hike to,chutes etc), 5% out of bounds

10% other/ easy stuff.

 

 

post #49 of 52
Thread Starter 

Yup I am with you sibhusky If they don't have a chair, or take ya there in a Heli or snocat I just ain't doing it. There is no point in haveing to send a rescue team out to get the old guy having a hart attack.

post #50 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by slider View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckT View Post

Mostly hardpack groomers. Off piste means dirt and rocks at my local hill. A few days a year, I make it to Mammoth or Tahoe where I love trying to survive with as much "grace" as I can off trails (all in bound, lifts served).

 

I got lucky Christmas day in Tahoe with about 2 ft of new snow. Even the face shots were fun.


 

Fixed it for ya Chuck.


You are very kind Slider. Alas, I'm not worthy of getting face shots. To make me feel better, I blamed my short 152 cm Metron skis for the face plants.

post #51 of 52

Ah Chuck, those short carve skis make it easier to get face shots.............

post #52 of 52

it depends who i'm skiing with, but when alone, i look for anythinig soft.  groomers are just a means to get somewhere better.

 

front side steeps in taos are good, steep gladed and/or bump runs.  some of the longest and best runs at the valley are here.  i'll also spend time hiking the ridge, no matter how long it's been, there's always soft snow up there.  while some runs are short, the snow is usually worth the effort getting there.

 

i used to spend a lot of time in the the windows at breck until they put it on the trail map

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › What kind of skiing do you truely do?