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Does anyone know what the longest time anyone has ever spent skiing out on the slope by this I mean not going into the lodge just the slope and chairlift

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You mean, bell to bell?  Would seem to be curtailed by how long the lifts run at any given resort, but I'm sure that some (or many) males would claim to have skied the full bell to bell at any resort you could name, even if it was a resort with night skiing, which would be roughly, I'm guessing 14 hours. PLUS I believe there are competitions at some resorts where they run the lifts for 24 hours to see who can survive skiing the full 24 hours.

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Does Backcountry camping trips count?  Those could go for days..

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Does anyone know what the longest time anyone has ever spent skiing out on the slope by this I mean not going into the lodge just the slope and chairlift



OK so no stopping for food or other necessities? 

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yea maybe a bathroom break but bringing all the food and such along with you

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yea maybe a bathroom break but bringing all the food and such along with you



Have you not heard of the phrase: For a male, the whole world is a urinal?

 

 

 

There is something to be said for tree skiing.

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Does anyone know what the longest time anyone has ever spent skiing out on the slope by this I mean not going into the lodge just the slope and chairlift

 

 

Does being a liftie count? - Food is with them and they ski to the bathroom, they are the first on the hill and usally the last off before the patrol.

 . . ..    Good ski days, the bathroom is used often.
 

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OK so no stopping for food or other necessities? 





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yea maybe a bathroom break but bringing all the food and such along with you


How bout skiing by the parking lot and stopping by the car for a sandwich and to grab a different pair of skis?   I usually ski all morning then go to the car for a sandwich and maybe swap skis to ride something different in the afternoon.

 

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But they're not SKIIING, they're standing. 
 

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Does being a liftie count? - Food is with them and they ski to the bathroom, they are the first on the hill and usally the last off before the patrol.

 . . ..    Good ski days, the bathroom is used often.
 

post #10 of 15

Lots of pockets is the key to not having to stop, lots of good big pockets in your jacket and pants. many of my buddies and I ski bell to bell about a hundred days a year. it's just how we roll. pb&j and a flask of water in the pockets.


Edited by davluri - 8/2/10 at 10:45am
post #11 of 15

My buddy Ed McCaffery started the 24 Hours of Aspen race.

 

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1009181/index.htm

post #12 of 15

What about those WWII Mountain Division soldiers that criss crossed the alps on skis for months at a time? The would get my vote

post #13 of 15

 

Personally?

 

25hours.

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http://www.wildsnow.com/1691/24-hours-of-sunlight-09/

http://www.24hoursofsunlight.com/

 

Of course, this is without benefit of lifts so it may not meet the OPs criteria.  

post #15 of 15

I've done the 14 hours at a place with night skiing. Full camelback, jacket and cargo pockets full of powerbars. Eat and drink on the lifts, and knowing key off trail spots to relieve myself... really not so difficult. It's not even that I've really planned to go bell to bell either. It's just when the snow's falling, I want to minimize my time off snow. So I'd be off at first bell, and go until I felt I needed to stop. If I was feeling good that day, it goes all the way through til the lifts stop.

 

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