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So are you ready?

post #1 of 28
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No seriously, I know you want to ski and have been counting the days and booked the trips etc....but are you ready?  Mind, body, soul, gear, wallet?
post #2 of 28
Hellz yeah.  Ready to pwn winter again!
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

No seriously, I know you want to ski and have been counting the days and booked the trips etc....but are you ready?  Mind, body, soul, gear, wallet?
Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes
post #4 of 28
The wallet is never ready, but has learned to live with the pain. Mind, body, soul and gear already have one day at Whistler in the bank and are hoping to notch up a couple more this coming week.
post #5 of 28
You know, I have been counting the days. Tomorrow will be 17.
post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 
17....thats just not fair.
post #7 of 28

Was there a point where you weren't ready? if so, why?  I was very fortunate to ski in Chile this summer, folks, put that on the list of things you gotta do. Sitting here with about 3 weeks till the boards are back on snow, but its only about 3 months since I skied pow lines.    makes the waitng much less difficult.

post #8 of 28
 Richie, you should come to ESA Stowe again, and bring Pop!

Finndog.....
post #9 of 28
I'm the least "not ready" I've ever been.  Wallet is screaming (not to mention the wife) but one of the last things to do is get my daguhter's boots fitted and we are doing that tomorrow.

The body could always be more ready but I'll get at least a B-

There is one thing that I don't have and I'm not sure when I'll get it and need it more than anything else...


EFFING SNOW!!!
post #10 of 28
Almost, I need to pick up the kids gear today and drop off my new Prophet 100's to be mounted.

Bags have been brought up from the basement to be sorted and prepped for the new season. We have to go through all of the kids stuff to see what fits and what needs to be replaced.

But....the heart, mind and body and ready to go!
post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

No seriously, I know you want to ski and have been counting the days and booked the trips etc....but are you ready?  Mind, body, soul, gear, wallet?

Yep!

But I'm still not planning to start till after X'mas ;-)

The wait is part of the fun!
post #12 of 28
Ready and already sliding. Wallet's thin, but that has nothing to do with ski purchases.

This year I get to convert my girlfriend's daughter from snowboarding to skiing. She has been getting peer pressure from her Summit County friends to ski. Interestingly her CU gang is all snowboard, yet she is ready to try 2 sticks instead of one.

Ought to be interesting.
post #13 of 28
 The lifts have been turning for 8 days and I've skied 7 of them.  I think I'm just about ready.

I've had two days of about 20" of new and today was about 12-15" but much lighter than the concrete of the other days so today was my first day with real, official face shots.  We have about 6-7 feet of base now.

Am I bragging?  You bet!
post #14 of 28
I am ready for the resorts to start spinning in the East. Unfortunately, the 14 day forecast looks like that probably won't be happening any time soon.

I might just head out to Colorado in December for a week of skiing. Here in the East, I think we probably are going to have another one of those late starts like we did a couple seasons ago.
post #15 of 28
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Here in the East, I think we probably are going to have another one of those late starts like we did a couple seasons ago.
Bite your tongue! We're gonna get hammered with snow! The day after Thanksgiving will be known this year as white Friday. Blizzards everywhere!
post #16 of 28
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Bite your tongue! We're gonna get hammered with snow! The day after Thanksgiving will be known this year as white Friday. Blizzards everywhere!

 

LOL.....I pray you are correct!
post #17 of 28

Day one was mostly ceremonial. we still need snow.  but it felt good to get back into the ski mode, checking weather, packing the helmet bag with all the stuff, loading skis into the car.

post #18 of 28
for anyone who could swing it, Whister is freakin' goin' off!

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Originally Posted by MojoMan View Post

I am ready for the resorts to start spinning in the East. Unfortunately, the 14 day forecast looks like that probably won't be happening any time soon.

I might just head out to Colorado in December for a week of skiing. Here in the East, I think we probably are going to have another one of those late starts like we did a couple seasons ago.
post #19 of 28
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Well physically I am the most un-ready that I have ever been.....so no speed suit for me this season...unless I can make a miracle comeback (read no more beer chocolate and pie).  Skis, they are the most un-ready they have been in years, usally I am all waxed up by now, this past off-season I didnt even store my skis, they have been sitting the the garage since my last time on them.   Wallet, well lets just say that I was very much more Richie-Rich in the past years than I am now, shit I was shopping for a Ferrrari earlier this year.....now not so much.....so Ill have to be a bit more conservative this season. Well at least I have a top notch vacation all set.   Hopefully things will fall into place once my season kicks off....but I will have to take it easy with my skiing being that I do not have the power I usually have and do not want to end up with an early season ending injury.  

Pray for snow!
post #20 of 28
My son blew off coming down to see me in south Florida for some nebulous reasons (when has school EVER gotten in the way of 80 degree temps, beach bunnies etc), so I'm making the best of it, and just finished arrangements to spend 5 days at Whistler from this Friday to next Tuesday .

My buddy out there tells me that my quiver (8k's and MR's) is all tuned, so I just have to bring up a couple of sets of base layers, charged battery packs for the boot heaters and I'm good to go. Limo comes to the house at 5:15 Friday morning.

Anybody at WB starting Sat?
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post

My son blew off coming down to see me in south Florida for some nebulous reasons (when has school EVER gotten in the way of 80 degree temps, beach bunnies etc), so I'm making the best of it, and just finished arrangements to spend 5 days at Whistler from this Friday to next Tuesday .

My buddy out there tells me that my quiver (8k's and MR's) is all tuned, so I just have to bring up a couple of sets of base layers, charged battery packs for the boot heaters and I'm good to go. Limo comes to the house at 5:15 Friday morning.

Anybody at WB starting Sat?

Bastid.
post #22 of 28
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Bastid.
 


ditto
post #23 of 28
My home mountain, Bridger Bowl, opens Friday and I'm 1000 miles away.  When I get back I still need to get my gear ready.  This will be my 10th year skiing there and this is the first year it opened in November.
post #24 of 28
I've already had a couple of 50+cm powder days :)
post #25 of 28
I just realized I never answered the original question.

Physically, I could be a little (ok alot) better. Im hittin the gym, but Im not eating the way I should and Im still going to the bars on the weekend. After Thanksgiving that'll be a little easier. I am already better, faster, and stronger than I was last year though.

Gear wise, Im set, just gotta go pickup my 2 other pairs of skis from the ski shop once they're done getting a tuneup.

Wallet wise...Ive got my season pass, a week long ,and a couple weekend trips booked already. If things pickup at work a little more, Ill be adding a few more weekend trips to the mix.
post #26 of 28
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  Mind, body, soul, gear, wallet?


Yeah, the four things I check before heading out the door every morning.

 

  • Mind, sure, after the initial disappointment of having to cancel some trip plans, I feel pretty positive about the season. Have lots of vacation days to use, so there are definitely some possibilites out there.
     
  • Body, good. Weight just about right, legs well enough tuned. Reasonable amount of cycling in offseason, ridiculous amounts of tennis. Sticking to stationary bike regimen on non-tennis days.
  • Gear. too much, WAY too much.
  • Wallet. See above.
post #27 of 28
I'm packing my boots out right now.  They hurt like hell for the first 15 minutes.  They're starting to feel OK now.  They only time they feel "fantastic" is when I'm skiing.  But, wearing them for a while today before booting up in the parking lot at 5.000 feet elevation Sundayis well worth the effort.  I've never owned a pair that felt awesome both while skiing and while sitting around.


The skis (all of them) are tuned with wax that just needs scraping.  I'll start off on the pretty used Nordica GSRs, then if the base coverage is decent I'll either go with i'Supershape WCs or PEs for the meat of the day depending on how much terrain is open.

I'm so psyched!  I think I'll crank the boots down another notch!
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

No seriously, I know you want to ski and have been counting the days and booked the trips etc....but are you ready?  Mind, body, soul, gear, wallet?


Mentally, I'm always ready to ski.
Body - not so much, but that's what the work week is for.  recovering from abuse.
soul - lives on the mountain
wallett - Nope.  And thanks to Obama, my friends on unemployment not only make more than me, but now they have an extra 520 or so days off.
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