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Dreaming about skiing

post #1 of 29
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So, I often find myself daydreaming about skiing in the most random places. I'm wondering where the most ironic or inconvenient place you have ever fantasized about skiing.

 

I'll keep mine short and sweet.

 

It is summertime, so being close to the Jersey shore is very convenient. I've been at the shore for at least a total of a couple weeks this summer, but when I'm soaking up rays and relaxing I can't help but wish I could go skiing.

 

My friends think I'm crazy for this. So, am I crazy? Tell me where you have been dreaming about skiing.

post #2 of 29

Where don't I think about skiing? I think about it when I'm kayaking, when I'm biking, when I'm sitting on the beach.... I'd say the only place I don't think about skiing is when I'm at the helm of a boat humming along at 20-30 knots.

post #3 of 29

I think about skiing plenty. My living room is where I keep my collection of ski memrobelia including skis, poles, boots, antique outfits, pins, race bib, googles and so on. My office is also my ski work shop where I am surrounded by ski posters. On the way to my office are my daily drivers and race skis which get a loving touch to keep them happy and fast. I don't think about skiing when I'm biking as I need to be focused. Sailing is such a fabulous experience that I don't need to improve it with thoughts of skiing. Although there is snow on the mountains around Lake Dillon and I might think about skiing just a little as I look at line I've enjoyed in the past.

post #4 of 29

I think about it during takeoff and landing at LAX and SFO.

post #5 of 29
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I think about skiing plenty. My living room is where I keep my collection of ski memrobelia including skis, poles, boots, antique outfits, pins, race bib, googles and so on. My office is also my ski work shop where I am surrounded by ski posters. On the way to my office are my daily drivers and race skis which get a loving touch to keep them happy and fast. I don't think about skiing when I'm biking as I need to be focused. Sailing is such a fabulous experience that I don't need to improve it with thoughts of skiing. Although there is snow on the mountains around Lake Dillon and I might think about skiing just a little as I look at line I've enjoyed in the past.

Well it sounds like you have the good life. I am envious and happy for you at the same time.
 

post #6 of 29

 

Are you crazy; of course you are, you are a skier.  

 

We must be nuts to be posting on a skiing forum in the middle of a really glorious summer, but it is a good nuts. 

 

A favorite thinking about skiing moment happened one August on Lake Chelan, WA.  That lake gets really rough in the afternoon normally, We were out skiing and I'm getting beat up on the tow rope when I had an AH HA moment.  The chop looked a whole lot like a mogul field; started skiing it short turns off each wave, it was a blast. 

 

Ski thoughts, that time, had a really good outcome.

post #7 of 29

as a fellow NJ resident, if you are truly a die-hard skier, don't tell your friends or discuss skiing, they won't understand. i don't really have any friends here, they all live out in CO, WY and CA.

post #8 of 29

If I am not falling off to sleep easily, I close my eyes and day dream of days in the mountains in the snow.  There are runs which although opaque remain with me-I dream of skiing them again as i did that one time.  Skiing is my most common bedtime fantasy dream. 

post #9 of 29
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as a fellow NJ resident, if you are truly a die-hard skier, don't tell your friends or discuss skiing, they won't understand. i don't really have any friends here, they all live out in CO, WY and CA.


WOW. This is completely true. No one understands how exhilarating skiing actually is. I have a few friends and acquaintances that share the same love for skiing, but most people just get annoyed because I talk about it so much.

post #10 of 29
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as a fellow NJ resident, if you are truly a die-hard skier, don't tell your friends or discuss skiing, they won't understand. i don't really have any friends here, they all live out in CO, WY and CA.


Heh, I have friends who DO ski, but who don't understand.

 

 

Edit: just to post something pertinent: On July 15th I went on a guided fishing trip, rafting down the Bitterroot River, I was at work, assisting one of my clients, as these guides specialized in adaptive fishing gear for disabled people, but I was also able to fish. My eye was caught, as I scanned the panorama of the Bitterroot Mountains, by the brightness of a large snowfield, I immediately turned conversation in the boat to how I ought to climb that mountain and ski it before all the snow was gone.


Edited by volantaddict - 7/27/10 at 10:11pm
post #11 of 29

Whjen ever I look at sloped terrain the fist thing that comes to mind is.. "wouldn't it be cool to ski that?"

post #12 of 29

had a ski dream last night, very funny, although all the pieces don't mesh well, I remember being in some place that I think was Vail (but didn't look like it) and it was the beginning of the season,  we were waiting to get into the side country areas and trying to see if they had enought snow yet, then I went into a shop and Phil was there trying to get me to buy some skis that they were blowing out for $70.00 a pair. I remember thinking, i don't need them but for $70.00???  the designs were really cool, one pair had a carbon fiber spoiler thing on the back of the ski.....  wow.....

post #13 of 29

When I was a teenager in Europe in the 60s, I took some trips to go skiing on the trains. I was around 14 and most of the kids were around 16, so I was afraid of f'ing up. It was complicated to change trains quickly and not lose anything.

 

So a recurrent dream developed for me. I would get to the ski area but had left my skis on the train somewhere. I would be totally freaking out as the lifts were about to open and I had no skis. Then I would find myself skiing, wedeln and getting air, just on my boots, glissading. The dream had turned positive to save me from devastating realizatioin of opporturnity lost. That dream recurred through most of my life, way into adulthood. Since moving to a ski region, it has abated.

post #14 of 29

I live at the jersey shroe also, and I alwasy find myself dreaming of skiing in the summer, it is when i get the biggest urge to ski

post #15 of 29

I seem to always dream about skiing areas that don't exist, but combine characteristics of places I've been. For example, the last ski dream I experienced involved riding the tram at Cannon, but the mountain was different and the liftie was a midget that got knocked unconscious by...never mind, its a weird dream. However it seems my ski dreams never involve actually skiing. They usually involve waiting forever to get a lift ticket, traversing to a lift, and then being killed by an avalanche destroying the resort. If I do get to ski it usually involves hitting a blind transition and ending up on grass, rocks, or ice--granted I ski the East so that one is kinda realistic, but why can't I dream of a powder day.

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I seem to always dream about skiing areas that don't exist, but combine characteristics of places I've been. For example, the last ski dream I experienced involved riding the tram at Cannon, but the mountain was different and the liftie was a midget that got knocked unconscious by...never mind, its a weird dream. However it seems my ski dreams never involve actually skiing. They usually involve waiting forever to get a lift ticket, traversing to a lift, and then being killed by an avalanche destroying the resort. If I do get to ski it usually involves hitting a blind transition and ending up on grass, rocks, or ice--granted I ski the East so that one is kinda realistic, but why can't I dream of a powder day.
 

 

 

Maybe you can't dream of skiing a powder day because you've never experienced one? Certainly skiing on the east coast isn't as nice.

That is weird though I often have the same kind of limitations on my dreams that keep me from doing certain things.

post #17 of 29

for sure. In a dream you are free to fly (or as free as you allow yourself to be, alter ego and super ego stuff), so missing an untracked powder run in a dream (usually due to being late or in lines or equiptment loss in my case) is akin to passionately kissing that dreamy woman and then......blowing it somehow.

 

We dream our wishes and our fears, and express our daily anxieties, I understand. There should be a powder run in there from time to time.

post #18 of 29
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for sure. In a dream you are free to fly (or as free as you allow yourself to be, alter ego and super ego stuff), so missing an untracked powder run in a dream (usually due to being late or in lines or equiptment loss in my case) is akin to passionately kissing that dreamy woman and then......blowing it somehow.

 

We dream our wishes and our fears, and express our daily anxieties, I understand. There should be a powder run in there from time to time.


Wondered about the flying/jumping dreams.  In mine I just launch off a bump/lip/cornice and just float for ever.  Always a soft landing too.  Very pleasant, had it for years, always the same but different.  Sometimes I recognize the mountain, sometimes not. 

 

Anybody else get this one?
 

post #19 of 29


The launching off a small jump and floating a long time-Yes

The soft landing-no I usually land hard.

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Wondered about the flying/jumping dreams.  In mine I just launch off a bump/lip/cornice and just float for ever.  Always a soft landing too.  Very pleasant, had it for years, always the same but different.  Sometimes I recognize the mountain, sometimes not. 

 

Anybody else get this one?
 

post #20 of 29

Ok, I'll bite on this one...

 

I'm racing on a sailboat this summer, and during long beats to windward, I have to sit on the high side, on a rail and stare out into the ocean... during that time, I try to contemplate how awesome it would be if all the water suddenly turned to snow, and I could whip out my skis, and just go to town.  In my head, the molecular formula is NaCl + H2O, so all I'd have to do is super heat the water, extract the NaCl, and then somehow freeze the water instantly, and POOF!  tons and tons of powder!  

 

I am not actually as weird as the above may indicate, and I am by no means a chemist, just a person with minutes upon silent minutes of sitting on a rail staring out into the ocean, who happens to really really love skiing.  And yes, I am aware that the above is not a possibility, but wouldn't it be cool?!?!

post #21 of 29

I like the series of ads in the ski magazines a couple years ago -- one ad shows power lines or telephone lines and you can see a chair hanging from one of the lines (I think it may have been for Atomic). The text in the ad goes something like "yeah, we see it too".

 

I do that all of the time. One that comes to mind is a huge gas storage tank a couple of miles from my house. The thing is painted white and is illuminated -- everytime I drive by it at night the thing looks like there is night skiing in the distance.

 

As for actually dreaming about skiing I probably do that a couple times a week. Last night I was going on a college ski trip but I was having trouble getting on the bus. I had my old Pacific Trails down jacket I had in high school but my ski patches were falling off. I couldn't find my boots and my goggles were missing. I was just having all sort of problems getting all of my gear together. I never did end up skiing in that dream.

 

Another dream I have quite a bit is that I find a ski area in the neighborhood that I didn't know about. 


Edited by MidwestPete - 7/29/10 at 8:31pm
post #22 of 29
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There are some great stories on here, I enjoy reading about other peoples random moments.
 

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In my head, the molecular formula is NaCl + H2O, so all I'd have to do is super heat the water, extract the NaCl, and then somehow freeze the water instantly, and POOF!  tons and tons of powder!


I would totally do this if I were in your same position, but I don't think I would have came up with the chemical formula.. Although I do wish to pursue some kind of career in chemistry. -.-

post #23 of 29
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Wondered about the flying/jumping dreams.  In mine I just launch off a bump/lip/cornice and just float for ever.  Always a soft landing too.  Very pleasant, had it for years, always the same but different.  Sometimes I recognize the mountain, sometimes not. 

 

Anybody else get this one?
 



sometimes I turn that lost equiptment dream around, and glissading in just boots on the mountain's feature run, I hit bumps and launch into the air with an effortlessness that feels wonderful. That is saving a dream that had been headed toward failure.

post #24 of 29

Last night I dreamed I was at a race, riding the lift after an inspection run. I had my tele gear on and hand't brought my alpine boots for a DH! Doh!

 

post #25 of 29
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Last night I dreamed I was at a race, riding the lift after an inspection run. I had my tele gear on and hand't brought my alpine boots for a DH! Doh!

 



I have a lot of dreams like that- mismatched equipment, my old equipment, no poles, melted snow -- so I end up not skiing in my dream.

post #26 of 29
I have ski dreams always when I'm awake, and often when I'm asleep. Like several here, my sleeping dreams are most often unsatisfying, like getting to the top of the chairlift and not having skis or boots.
post #27 of 29

I had a dream last night that I was driving by Buck Hill with a friend and we noticed they were blowing snow in August.   SCREEEEEEECH.  We were stoked about Buck Hill LOL!

post #28 of 29

I work in a hot, dirty environment and must 'dress like it's winter' to stay cool, I weld. I was sitting in the 90+ degree weather on the beach in South Carolina and I'm thinking, I'm hot, sweating, uncomfortable, and gritty and I'm not getting paid for it. All I could think about is skiing.

 

Yesterday I went for a hike on my favorite ski hill.

 

Every year about this time I have a dream like the ones above, always during the hottest spell of the year. It goes something like this; It's a beautiful winter day, conditions are great I can't wait to get on the snow but I never seem to be able to. I left my skis at home. I can't hop on the lift until some task is done, or I have to wait on someone. Maybe the lift breaks down, there is always a distraction and I can't ski. I awake bummed out.

 

I bore my friends with stories about the history of local ski areas.

 

I always look at a hill and see the skiing potential.

 

I spend way too much time on the web doing stuff like this.

post #29 of 29

I dream about it all day every day while I'm awake.  I rarely recall having them while I'm asleep though.

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