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Damn I wish I was skiing...

post #1 of 14
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 Season has been over for me for weeks.   My last attempts to get to the mountains failed.   Mounting issues at home put skiing way back on the priority list...but now I just wish I was on the snow....clear my mind and put a smile on my face.   
post #2 of 14
How many days did you get in this season, five, six?
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Not too far off....11 I think.....very bad, lots on the plate.
post #4 of 14
 Richie, that just give you something to strive for in 2010-11 season, eh!

See you in December!
post #5 of 14
Is it too early for Joe Bastardi to issue a snow prediction for next season?
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  Mounting issues at home put skiing way back on the priority list...

post #7 of 14
 best skiing of the year going off where there still is snow. whining on the internet about not skiing is really lame, and its REALLY REALLY lame when there is still lots of great skiing to be had less than a days drive from you.

FYI your chances of finding good skiing while sitting at home complaining about lack of skiing are 0, where as leaving the house and trying to find some greatly increase your chances.



http://www.famousinternetskiers.com/trip-reports/09-10/a-completely-average-april/




post #8 of 14
I feel your pain. We just closed yesterday for good. Saturday was an 18" powday.....a great way to go out but it makes you want MORE!
post #9 of 14
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Not too far off....11 I think.....very bad, lots on the plate.

LOL, when you have very young kids that don't ski/can't ski, logging 11 days living over 2 hours from the mountain is an "EPIC" season!!
post #10 of 14
 Bushwacker, I love ya man, but not everyone is a professional ski bum like you.  Live the dream for those of us with limited ski bum time and keep posting those TR's!
post #11 of 14
It's a bitch when life's obligations intervenes and compromises skiing! Sure, there is a commitment thing , but its the rare skier that can place skiing as the top priority. And everything comes at a price right? Those that can make skiing their #1 priority no doubt do that with a sacrifice involved .

I love to ski and feel fortunate that I do as much of it as I do. My father asked me years ago if I was ever going to grow up and place less emphasis on it. I was probably 20-21 when he said this. I'm 55 now and am happy to say I never abandoned my desire to ski, and in all fairness and  appreciation to my non skiing fathther who used to drive me up to Holiday Valley every Sat. when I was a kid  and do his paperwork in the lodge and provide gas money for a neighbor who hauled me up with his familay on Sunday, I probably never would have had the opportunity. I will always feel very fortunate to have been provided this opportunity.

 I was never an every day skier, but have managed to ski probably 40 days a year for the past 30 years. Plan on making it west 4 trips next year and weekends here. Provides a basis to try and stay as fit as possible and get ready for the upcoming season.

I love golf but its something to get me through summer and fall. The skiing is really special . My hope is we all get to ski more next year.
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Not too far off....11 I think.....very bad, lots on the plate.
Well at least you have your NASTAR medals to prove you're a real skier.

I actually believe you really love skiing, but that you suffer within a mental paradigm that tells you that you can't do what you want. Scrape your plate into the dog's bowl, and go skiing; deal with the dirty dishes when you get home, after the snow has melted.

Really, do it, you'll be much happier, and I won't feel the need to heckle you for being a poser. It really is a great burden for me to play the heavy all the time.
Edited by volantaddict - 4/27/10 at 3:05am
post #13 of 14
^^^ +1.  You'll find God's will won't likely be for you to be able to ski EVERY week when you have very young children.  Go skiing now- next season while you still can.  It will be several years before you can have the bandwidth to do it frequently again assuming you are on a family track.
post #14 of 14
It started dumping here in the PNW in early November.  So I've pretty much been skiing for six months in a row.   I've lost count of how many days that is; certainly 40+.  Note that I'm not a ski bum: I work full time and live 1.5 hrs from the local hill. 

The dilemma I'm facing this weekend is whether to haul out the touring gear or go the mountain bike clinic I've signed up for. 

If you want to ski, go ski.  There are plenty of places with lifts spinning, or go for a hike.
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