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post #91 of 95

Nice description!

 

I love going out solo. I've found that when I go out with others, it's all about running around the mountain, trying to pack the most into a day (maybe my friends are just ADD biggrin.gif). I personally prefer to stick to one part of the mountain when the conditions are good and just enjoy lap after lap - spend more time riding and less time 'commuting' that way. Depending on the day, I also like a good hike.

post #92 of 95

I really like skiing alone, but mostly ski with others (sidecountry). My favorite part about skiing alone is being able to just ski a line top to bottom. The sheer amount of terrain we have available makes it hard to find the same line twice, and know it well enough to ride it in one go and all end up at the same place, due to complex route-finding of downed logs, cliff bands, and close-out trees. When you don't have to keep with a group, you can just ski without wondering if your friends will pick a line that'll end in the same location (rarely does that happen).

 

If I could always get out with the same group of rippers every weekend, then I'd change my tune. For example, two weekends ago I finally found a clean line through a couple tree'd cliff bands (been looking since last year). I was with the same group on Saturday, and since we all knew how to get down to where we needed to meet, I could send the line all in one go. It felt SOOO good, and it was especially fun to have someone to share my excitement with and pass the stoke around.

 

post #93 of 95

Reading this after 3 days skiing alone in the BC, I know who I can rely on and no bad decisions due to group dynamics.  A little skiing with others never hurt but, skiing your own speed when and where you want priceless.

post #94 of 95
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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

My pace, my trail, my line, my speed, my music, my thoughts, my...


I'd add my time.  I prefer to go 8:30-4:00 (short lunch if any), and most of my ski buddies like to sleep in :(:(:(.

 

2 day+ trips are much cheaper w/ buddies...

post #95 of 95

Probably 50:50.  Like the feeling of being 1 with nature.  Also like skiing my own pace....esp. when working on skills.

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