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It was a Good Season

post #1 of 14
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I got a late start, but ended up with about 30 days of skiing.  Most of them for 6-8 hours.  All of my skiing was patrolling at our little hill.  For the most part the snow was good.

 

The highlights of the year were:

 

My four year old(turned 4 in January) skied on her own.  Not only is it a joy to watch, but my old legs appreciate the break from snowplowing with her between my legs.

 

My 6 year old twins skied the steepest hill in Ohio.  Seeing their excitment tops knee deep powder days, IMO.

 

My 12 year old is actually skiing very well.  My 11 and 9 year old enjoyed the season.

 

I received many compliments on my bump skiing.  I am not what I was 30 years ago, but I am getting to the point that I am happy with my skiing.

 

My wife got out about 10 times.  Much more than previous years.  No nursing babies or pregnancies.

 

Only one minor injury, my wife got a nice bruise on her hip

 

The only downside is that I fear that we may not be skiing next year.  I am really worried about where the economy and country are heading.

post #2 of 14

FMH, I hope you are skiing next season. Enertainment industries do surprisingly well in bad times so why not skiing?  If income drops and/or costs rise (gas especially) I will ski less,but will ski some.  You're on the list of Bears I'd really like to ski with someday.  See you out there

 

 

post #3 of 14

You did not directly state the most impressive highlight of all:  a family of eight (if I'm not mistaken) all getting to do a considerable amount of skiing during the season.  Bravo!  That is a great accomplishment in any economy.

post #4 of 14

what do you mean - was ?

 

this season is far from over !

 

was it over when the germans bombed pearl harbor ?

 

No ! and it isn't over now !

 

Who's with me ! AAAAHHHHH !

 

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what do you mean - was ?

 

 

Still lots of snow in houston?

 

I kid....

post #6 of 14

Season is still going well over here in the canadian rockies. I have a 3 day trip to Fernie and a 2 day trip to Kimberley in the next month and also going next weekend to Lake Louise as well.

 

I've gotten about 15 days of skiing so far this year. Some of you guys here on the board have had far more than me, but I also have to go to work every monday thru friday.  There was also a lot of weekends here when it was like -25C to -30C which is honestly too cold to go skiing. There was one weekend when it was -40C at Lake Louise.

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Still lots of snow in houston?

 

I kid....

 

i was thinking the same thing. lol i know all the rain in NY may have stopped my season as well.

post #8 of 14

I,m still planning 2 more trips. 1 short and if the snow gods are smiling down upon me one lengthy one. (paid for by work) .

fischermh.... this is exactly why Lady Salina and I started teaching meny years ago, young family lower income then we would need to ski as much as we wanted. We got as one of the perks for teaching at the hill(s) free passes for our kids, pro deals for equipment. It kept it possible to continue skiing at the lvl we wanted to. The other thing that it did for us was improve our personal skiing from all the instruction and made for a truely great family life. You may want to look into it.

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Still lots of snow in houston?

 

I kid....


 

no, but there never is any; but someone has to watch after the parents.

 

so, my ski season theoretically never ends; as every time i "go" skiing; i have to "go" somewhere. it's all in how you look at it.

post #10 of 14

I think its tremendous that your family of eight are all skiing together and you are to be commended that you have included everybody in your family to enjoy your passion for the sport and you are passing this on to your children.  When I started skiing back in the 60's, there were a lot of families skiing together. I see less and less of this every year and its a shame. Obviously, the high cost associated with a family of eight all skiing together is a huge deterrent. I am to this day very appreciative of the scarifices and efforts my non skiing parents made to allowing me to ski frequently.

 

Your kids will always have these ski memories you are making possible. Guys like you deserve to get a big break on the ticket costs and even the super over priced cafeteria food.

post #11 of 14
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Thanks for the compliments.  As a patroller, I get passes for my family.  With six kids, I am one of the higher paid volunteer patrollers.  We also have a nice family room with a kitchen, so I can avoid the cafeteria.  Even at half price(patroller discount), the food is still expensive.

 

When I was growing up, my family skied together.  In high school, my brother and I skied about every day.  I joined the patrol to be able to do the same for my kids.  I have found that I would enjoy patrolling even without the passes.

 

 

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I would love to ski with you some day.  We could discuss hockey on the lifts.

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FMH, I hope you are skiing next season. Enertainment industries do surprisingly well in bad times so why not skiing?  If income drops and/or costs rise (gas especially) I will ski less,but will ski some.  You're on the list of Bears I'd really like to ski with someday.  See you out there

 

 

 

 

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was it over when the germans bombed pearl harbor ?

 

 

 

Wasn't it the Japs that bombed Pearl Harbor?

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Wasn't it the Japs that bombed Pearl Harbor?

 

You've obviously never seen 'Animal House'.

 

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