The skis that I want sell out before they get discounted enough so that I can afford them.
Man made snow.
Icy VW beetle bumps.
Yes, a bizarre practice indeed. How silly!
Ha! T'aint nuttin' compared to a crowded surf line-up.
I hate the attitude people get on POW days. Something about the POW fever and the fact that it is a scarce resource brings out the inner jerk in people. Normally, I find fellow skiers to be really laid back, considerate folks...that's one of the things I love about skiing. This season, I got luck and hit some really deep days in UT and really ran into a lot of attitude. My buddies felt the same way...and it was disappointing. I wish people would remember that the first goal is to have fun....
The biggest dislike has to be the cost. I spend $400 on a season pass to ski a very optomistic 400 vertical feet in Indiana because I am stuck in Ohio.
Spending $2K+ on a "cheap" trip out west with my wife just to ski a real mountain.
I also dislike the end of those expensive trips out west when I realize I must return to hell on earth (aka. Ohio)
I hate that that the local ski area I frequent takes season pass holders for granted. They continue to raise prices while offering little if anything in the way of improvements.
The local ski area not making snow every chance they get. They seem perfectly content to let the hill waste away to nothing if they can make it until the first week of March.
A ski season that is only 3 months long.
Only getting in 30 to 40 days if skiing in a year.
The 12,000 miles I drive in three months to get those ski days in.
cstreu1026 - I used to ski that "very optomistic 400 vertical feet in Indiana", sometimes up to 5 times per week, so I know what your routine is like.
I can also relate to your point about returning to Ohio after each trip out west. After about the 10th trip, we decided enough was enough, and moved to the mountains 2 years ago. I don't ski 5 times per week anymore, but make up for it in the vertical skied per week. Here's a quick breakdown of my comparison:
Ohio - Average of 24k per week (400' per run * 12 runs per day * 5 days per week)
Utah - Average of 72k per week (2400' per run * 10 runs per day * 3 days per week)
not being able to ski more often than i already do.
that hot chicks dont ski in bikini tops in march and april.
that every resort doesnt give me cookies on the way to the lifts like beaver creeek.
that there's not a hot chick employees only ski wax booth or shop.
wait, what? they don't?
Saw one pulling this off in January in NY...I was impressed.
my mistake. i meant "more" hot chicks. i know some do, but not enough to cause real problems of guys skiing over their tongues.