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post #31 of 59

 

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Originally Posted by lady_Salina View Post

 

My bucket list is pretty simple.  I hope to make it to be old enough to qualify for those free season's passes and ski free.

Yup. That's number 1. 

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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post

 

To have more ski days than work days.

 

 

That's number 2. But, it's also a matter of priorities. One could quite easily give it all up to ski. 

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Originally Posted by 2meke View Post

 

Japan

Blizzard-Days in Japan trees deserves its own genre of skiing. It's like Cat-Skiing with less people and faster lifts. Wrap your mind around that one. 

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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post

 

All I want is a dumb little patch for my ski jacket like these members of the Wild Old Bunch at Alta, but it's gonna take me about 35 more years to earn it.  "90+"

 

 

See #1. 

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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

 

Valdez

 

Cham

I won't go to Cham until I'm ready to go someplace I won't leave. That's hard to muster. I know it's my paradise. 

post #32 of 59

Reading through this, I feel pretty lucky. I've heli and cat skied in BC, and skied a lot of the areas on peoples' wish lists -- Jackson Hole, Andermatt, Engelberg. I'm a lucky guy. I just want to ski more and more and more and more. Simple as that.

post #33 of 59

My bucket list :

-Ski.

 

post #34 of 59

Mine is simple:

 

1  New helmet

2  Mo' money

3  New shell

4  New skis - not sure what

5  Ski Wildcat with the boy

6  Stowe, MRG, Jay -  any an all

7  New boots - (ones that are perfect)

8  New Zealand - this summer if Matt does an exchange

 

Obviously, no. 2 is looking to be the weak link.

post #35 of 59

Mine is real simple -- to not have a "bucket list".  I want to get to the end of each season with no regrets about missed opportunities. 

post #36 of 59

 

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Originally Posted by skier219 View Post

 

Mine is real simple -- to not have a "bucket list".  I want to get to the end of each season with no regrets about missed opportunities. 

 

Best answer yet. Other than living to get the free passes.

post #37 of 59


 

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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post

 

Mine is simple:

 

1  New helmet

2  Mo' money

3  New shell

4  New skis - not sure what

5  Ski Wildcat with the boy

6  Stowe, MRG, Jay -  any an all

7  New boots - (ones that are perfect)

8  New Zealand - this summer if Matt does an exchange

 

Obviously, no. 2 is looking to be the weak link.

Bz,
 

Hell if you had an unlimted budget, you'd overspend it!

post #38 of 59

188 Fischer WC GS w/z17 or z18

165 Fischer WC SL w/z17 or z18

 

Ski at:

Jackson Hole

Revelstoke

Whistler/Blackomb

Summer Camp at Mt Hood

Summer skiing in Chile

Chamonix

 

And last but not least - become a better skier.

post #39 of 59

I plan to live forever.  So far, so good.  So I don't really need a bucket list.  But, if I did put one together:

 

Europe

 

South America

 

Heli-ski

 

Hawaii = ski in the morning, surf in the afternoon brah

 

post #40 of 59

Light Meter outside of Haines AK.

 

Pyramid Peak in the Chugach

post #41 of 59

Lets see HMMMMMMM!!!!!!! I know for sure it would be to have the skis and the skills I now have but the

lack of crowds and the lift ticket prices of when I first skied in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the early

seventies. Somehow when I think back and look at my old pictures it seems like the powder lasted all day,

not for the first hour or so and it felt like such a bargain to get a ticket at Alta for $ 12.00.

post #42 of 59

First.  Buying gear shouldn't qualify for a Bucket List.  A Bucket List if for something you want to do before you die not something you buy.  Saving your money to spend before you die is like betting on 12 three times in a row on the crap table.  Can't predict your death.  So Do It  while you can.

 

Since I am an old fart and on the downside of life, started on my Bucket list when I turned 60.

 

Ski Chile - did it Portillo in August

Ski in BC - started Fernie, Whitewater, Red (still more to do)

Ski JH - Did at Gathering this year

Ski in the Snowy Mt. Australia - did it

Learn how to powder ski - working on it

 

Still on List to Do:

 

Ski Tasman Glacier in NZ

Cat ski in BC

Ski Big Sky (in 2 weeks at ESA)

Be good enough Powder Skier to go Heli Skiing

Ski Revelstoke and Kicking Horse (next year)

Attend ESA at Stowe

Keep up with ski bud Van in Powder

 

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST:  SKI WITH TREKCHICK AT BIG SKY

post #43 of 59

I like Nobody's bucket list:  Ski

 

But if I could manage it, I would love to have one of those 90+ patches.

I've already made a date for my 90th bday -- Snowbird 9AM 36 years from

now!!! 

post #44 of 59

 

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Like BushPA said, might as well set a few high bars for the list:

 

Heli at Valdez

ski instructor

Masters

Boyne with Trekchick

 

As well as a few vaguely feasible:

 

Japan's Alps

decently handle a WC GS ski

Corbet's

Valle Nevado

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

 

First.  Buying gear shouldn't qualify for a Bucket List.  A Bucket List if for something you want to do before you die not something you buy.  Saving your money to spend before you die is like betting on 12 three times in a row on the crap table.  Can't predict your death.  So Do It  while you can.

 

Since I am an old fart and on the downside of life, started on my Bucket list when I turned 60.

 

Ski Chile - did it Portillo in August

Ski in BC - started Fernie, Whitewater, Red (still more to do)

Ski JH - Did at Gathering this year

Ski in the Snowy Mt. Australia - did it

Learn how to powder ski - working on it

 

Still on List to Do:

 

Ski Tasman Glacier in NZ

Cat ski in BC

Ski Big Sky (in 2 weeks at ESA)

Be good enough Powder Skier to go Heli Skiing

Ski Revelstoke and Kicking Horse (next year)

Attend ESA at Stowe

Keep up with ski bud Van in Powder

 

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST:  SKI WITH TREKCHICK AT BIG SKY

Wow, on two bucket lists?   I'm honored and humbled.  

Pete, I'll see you in a little over a week.

Beyond, Boyne is not Beyond the limits.  2009/2010 Boyne GTG - Doable!

post #45 of 59

Not necessarily in order:

 

Ski at La Grave with guide  I don't think lift served gets much more hardcore if you want.

Chamonix

Alaska Heli

Japan Powder. Japan Trees.-  Sushi!!  Samaurai, what's up?

Austria

Las Lenas , Argentina

Eastern Europe Somewhere

Hey, how about Morroco? You can ski there.

Turkey? What the hell.

Mongolia.  Did you see that article in the ski journal? People make their own skis from solid wood and skins.

 

 

 

 

post #46 of 59

 

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Not necessarily in order:

 

Ski at La Grave with guide  I don't think lift served gets much more hardcore if you want.

 

 

Good one. As for Austria - it should be on everyone's bucket list.

post #47 of 59

 

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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post

 

To have more ski days than work days.

 

 

 

Amen!

post #48 of 59

A winter with a backpack and whatever I can carry in Europe.  South America is a good thought.  Think about it people it is the what more than the where.

 

One of the best days ever was a group of us with a pickup truck and a cooler of beer on Valdez Pass one spring day.  Another  was playing hookie from high school at Monarch in 2'.  Have had great times at mega monsters resorts but it is really more about the company and the experience than the where.

 

Helis are way cool but so is the right drag lift.  We have all had many great times that is what this sport is all about.  May we all have many more.

 

 

Ski on!

post #49 of 59

One goal is to find a girl that will ski with me anywhere. Don't want a greens-only GF, know what I mean?

As for locations, I still have to make it to S. America, Alaska, and Japan. Also, I wouldn't mind skiing in Punjab.

 

Gear? Don't care. Skis that work with my skill level and the conditions is all I ask for.

 

(I would like a different spring jacket tho; my current one is a tight little number that would probably look better on one of those greens-only girls; and I'm not a girl).

post #50 of 59


 

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Originally Posted by notsosmart View Post

 

One goal is to find a girl that will ski with me anywhere. Don't want a greens-only GF, know what I mean?

 


 

I skied yesterday at solitude with two female coworkers and their friend.  The friend was a ripper. She was on my ski tails all day long and we did honeycomb canyon.  By the end of the day, she and I ditched my two co-workers and did laps off of Eagle Express in soft spring bumps and high speed decentns down Challenger.  So these types of women are out there.  Good luck catching one.  :)

 

On my list:

Get fat skis and be in the right place at the right time to learn how to use them.

 

Turn my kids into my ski buddies...so far so good, tomorrow's the last day of our first ever ski trip.  It's been a success.  My wife even enjoyed her lessons and skiing, so there's hope.

 

Ski into my 80s.  I've met a number of very fit looking men in their 80s on the slopes.  I'm convinced that skiing has helped keep them young looking.  That's my goal.

 

Near:

Jackson Hole

Whistler

Colorado

 

Far:

Cham

NZ

Chile

Gulmarg

post #51 of 59

Short term: Stay at and ski all the club fields in Canterbury, NZ

Mid term: Japan

Long(er) term: N. America/Europe (Big Bear territory)

post #52 of 59


 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

 

 Is it to ski some particular place?

 

Is it to ski with some particular one?

 

Is it to ski some particular piece of gear?

 

What is on YOUR list? 

If I want gear, I'll simply buy, rent or demo them. So that can't be it.

 

If it's a person, I would just do it. Or do it as often as possible. At the moment, that's not "it".

 

So it's places. New and different ones mostly. Or not "new" but not yet fully explored places. That takes time. And time is something in limited supply, limited by the finite length of winter season and vacation time I can fit in that finite length of winter season. 

 

post #53 of 59

I want basically have a good ski season every year (maybe 2, one in South America and one in North Hemisfere)

 

But there are some places I'd love to ski:

 

Telluride, Steamboat, Silverton.

Jackson, Grand Targhe, Big Sky

Snowbasin

Cat/heli in BC (could be chatter creek)

Kicking Horse, revelstoke.

Tahoe

Italian Alps

Chamonix

Zermatt

Allberg

Japan and Turkey for the cultural experience....

 

 

 

post #54 of 59

heli skiing in Alaska

 Whislter/Blackomb

Alta

Vail

Cat skiing in BC

Backcounty in Wasatch

post #55 of 59

I've "skied more days than my age" my entire adult life.  I'm 50 now.  My bucket list is to continue the streak.

 

 

post #56 of 59

O.k., I'll play:

 

- overall more time to ski

- heliski Khyrgistan, Kamtchatka

post #57 of 59

 Another on the list is... to have that moment when you realize your child skis harder than you. 

 

He/She's due in July and whenever I see kids skiing, I dream of that moment that my first child out-skis me. I can't wait for that. 

post #58 of 59
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by samurai View Post

 

 Another on the list is... to have that moment when you realize your child skis harder than you. 

 

He/She's due in July and whenever I see kids skiing, I dream of that moment that my first child out-skis me. I can't wait for that. 

Absolutely. My Son really started pushing me when he turned 17, now at 19, he is consistanly skiing faster than me. He really is pushing me though. 

post #59 of 59

If I ever can afford to heli-ski again, I would want to ski Hanging Gardens at Galena and Run of the Century at Gothics again in my lifetime.

 

I want to teach my children's future children to ski, get the free pass, ski the hard stuff easy, ski Chile, windsurf Aruba, continue the tradition of skiing as a family at least one day every year...it's fun to imagine being healthy and strong long enough to do all these great things -- thanks to Phil for the occasion.


 


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