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post #1 of 20
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I didn't set out to intentionally do this, but I was thinking about it today and I realised I didn't ski a single machine-groomed run during the entire 08/09 season. Skied zero man-made snow as well (although I've done that plenty of times in the past).

Anybody else do this without just eschewing lifts all together?
post #2 of 20
Not me, I like skiing some groomers early season, or when the off piste snow is coral reef.  I do kinda like coral reef once in awhile too.
JF
post #3 of 20
Mt. Bohemia home area answers alot of questions, still trying to decide if I am in good enough phyiscal condition to spend a week patrolling there. They advertize every year for guest patrollers, your family gets free skiing for the week. Thats the pay.
post #4 of 20
You didn't even ski a groomed run to get to a specific area or down to the base in the entire season? Good going!
post #5 of 20
Unfortunately, I live in an area where if I didn't ski on anything ungroomed or just natural snow, I wouldn't ski at all.

Given my choice, I'd ski nothing but ungroomed natural. But even so, it would be very hard to say I never skied a cat track or something groomed getting from one chair or area of a resort to another.
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by narc View Post

You didn't even ski a groomed run to get to a specific area or down to the base in the entire season? Good going!

this is Jer yer talkin bout!  he levitated over the man made/machined!...............
post #7 of 20
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You didn't even ski a groomed run to get to a specific area or down to the base in the entire season? Good going!

I forgot about a few times on the exit road at Silverton. T'anks fer nuttin', Danny!
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post #9 of 20
Shoot yes will ski the groomeres and love em.  Normally on the way to something else. 

Best enjoy all of it cause you have to ski all of it. 

Would like to give up long traverses but they are necessary to get where you want to go.
post #10 of 20
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I forgot about a few times on the exit road at Silverton. T'anks fer nuttin', Danny!
 

I would find it unpossible not to ski a groomer unless I quit going to the resort and with Mammoth as my home mtn, that isn't going to happen.
post #11 of 20
I wish I would have.
As it is, the '08-'09 season it's been the season where I've skied more natural ungroomed than groomed/man made snow in years.
post #12 of 20
Mmm, it would be tough to avoid groomers altogether where I ski. As access to some offpiste, as home runs, as runs to ski when wind or avy danger shuts main lifts, or skiing with kids. Still, my ratio must be about 90:10 or so. And I often do the home run carrying my sneakers in one hand/poles in other or something, so maybe that doesn't count as actual skiing.
post #13 of 20
H'mm to avoid gromers all day I would have to walk a bit to get to the bottom of every ski lift I usually ride on.  Every lift at Jackson Hole for example is groomed all around the lift. I guess I could take my skis off and walk across the groomers to get to the lift.  What is the point of this thread again ?  
post #14 of 20
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  What is the point of this thread again ?  
 

Ummmmm....to see if anybody went a whole season without skiing on groomers?

43?

Pick one, I guess.
post #15 of 20
Groomers for access? Anytime!
post #16 of 20
How many ski areas advertise, we do not groom.

http://www.mtbohemia.com/mountain.html

I don't think they even have a groomer.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Steve2ski View Post

I don't think they even have a groomer.

 

Rumor has it they do, but I've never seen it (or any groomed snow there at all).
post #18 of 20
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Rumor has it they do, but I've never seen it.
I've seen it, but not in action.
post #19 of 20
I can't ski anything but groomers.  I don't have any skis with a waist fatter than 91 mm so laws of physics make it impossible for me to ski anything but pure corduroy.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post

I didn't set out to intentionally do this, but I was thinking about it today and I realised I didn't ski a single machine-groomed run during the entire 08/09 season. Skied zero man-made snow as well (although I've done that plenty of times in the past).

Anybody else do this without just eschewing lifts all together?
I'm sorry you didn't get out much last year. Maybe this season will be better.
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