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post #1 of 63
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Just curious.....

 

For those of you who are in a relationship....how important is it to you that the person that you are in the relationship with ski??  If you are not in a relationship....is it a pre-requisite that the person that you are going to get into a relationship with ski? 

 

Personally....the person that I am in a relationship MUST ski (at least at my level or better).  I am lucky to be in a relationship with a person who completely gets my addiction to skiing and is right there with me on the mountain (well don't tell him I said so....but he is better than me).  But I have noticed that quite a few people on here appear to be in relationships with people who don't ski. I find it quite interesting.

 

Please share your thoughts! 

post #2 of 63

Im in one of the relationships with a person who doesnt ski, to make it worse its long distance, at diffrent schools, in diffrent states. So... she freaks every time im skiing and dont talk to her during the day. Ive been accused of loving skiing more than her ect. She doesnt understand skiing, or drinking, or anything fun. Someone wanna slap me upside the head and tell me why im in this relationship lol. Its nice when were together but skiing is deffinantly going on my list of prerequisits.

post #3 of 63

1) From a guy's point of view, talking about relationships is about as much fun as digging a ditch on Super Bowl Sunday. 

 

2) Women are often times in relationships, and the guys they date don't know it.  Therefore, this is a difficult question to answer.

 

3) Married men who live in community property states will usually ski with their spouse.

 

4) It is really difficult to have sex on a moving chairlift or on a crowded gondola, so it is usually good enough if the significant other just travels to the ski area and finds something else to do during the day.

 

5) There are plenty of other experiences to share at a ski resort after skiing.

 

 

post #4 of 63

Well, for us guys, there's often no choice. Finding a girl who likes to ski (or do anything at all athletic) isn't always that easy, and it gets harder the farther you live from the mountains. It can get really lonely if you limit yourself to only dating shredders.

 

For the girls who love to ski or board, it's much easier. There are so many guys for you to choose from, and even those who have never skied can be talked into trying it. That's when their competitive nature kicks in, and they get determined to become better than their girl. Because, you know, the man is supposed to be better than the woman and blah, blah, blah.

 

That said, I used to date a girl who was a fantastic skier (as well as being really cute); it was great. She could ski all the terrain I did. I was gutted when she left me.

post #5 of 63

yes. your man should ski at the same level or better than you.

post #6 of 63

I met my new wife at University of Arizona during the summer (3 years ago now), and just fell in love with her.  Then, winter comes around and she says, do you ski?  I said, "well, yes, but I don't like to ski with noobs because I don't like waiting around, and I don't think it would be a good idea for the relationship to try and teach you.  My friends all go skiing with their girlfriends and I always have to take off at some point.  It's really annoying."  She says, "well, good, cause I grew up skiing every winter at Vail's ski school and I'm a level 7 and my brother's an 8.  Want to go skiing and stay at my parent's house in Vail?"  

"Sooooo, when are we going ring shopping?" - me

This little 4'10'' asian girl can make it down absolutely anything I can.  It's really impressive.  One of the best parts is that they kept all of their classic one piece ski suits from growing up.  Vintage day is really fun at their house.

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Im in one of the relationships with a person who doesnt ski, to make it worse its long distance, at diffrent schools, in diffrent states. So... she freaks every time im skiing and dont talk to her during the day. Ive been accused of loving skiing more than her ect. She doesnt understand skiing, or drinking, or anything fun. Someone wanna slap me upside the head and tell me why im in this relationship lol. Its nice when were together but skiing is deffinantly going on my list of prerequisits.


:slaps snowyphil65 upside head:  ( . Y . )
 

post #8 of 63
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Originally Posted by skiergirl777 View Post

Just curious.....

 

For those of you who are in a relationship....how important is it to you that the person that you are in the relationship with ski??  If you are not in a relationship....is it a pre-requisite that the person that you are going to get into a relationship with ski? 

 

Personally....the person that I am in a relationship MUST ski (at least at my level or better).  I am lucky to be in a relationship with a person who completely gets my addiction to skiing and is right there with me on the mountain (well don't tell him I said so....but he is better than me).  But I have noticed that quite a few people on here appear to be in relationships with people who don't ski. I find it quite interesting.

 

Please share your thoughts! 


I completely and 100% abide by this same rule!!!
 

post #9 of 63
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Originally Posted by CerebralVortex View Post

Well, for us guys, there's often no choice. Finding a girl who likes to ski (or do anything at all athletic) isn't always that easy, and it gets harder the farther you live from the mountains. It can get really lonely if you limit yourself to only dating shredders.

 

For the girls who love to ski or board, it's much easier. There are so many guys for you to choose from, and even those who have never skied can be talked into trying it. That's when their competitive nature kicks in, and they get determined to become better than their girl. Because, you know, the man is supposed to be better than the woman and blah, blah, blah.

 

That said, I used to date a girl who was a fantastic skier (as well as being really cute); it was great. She could ski all the terrain I did. I was gutted when she left me.



Very true.

post #10 of 63
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I met my new wife at University of Arizona during the summer (3 years ago now), and just fell in love with her.  Then, winter comes around and she says, do you ski?  I said, "well, yes, but I don't like to ski with noobs because I don't like waiting around, and I don't think it would be a good idea for the relationship to try and teach you.  My friends all go skiing with their girlfriends and I always have to take off at some point.  It's really annoying."  She says, "well, good, cause I grew up skiing every winter at Vail's ski school and I'm a level 7 and my brother's an 8.  Want to go skiing and stay at my parent's house in Vail?"  

"Sooooo, when are we going ring shopping?" - me

This little 4'10'' asian girl can make it down absolutely anything I can.  It's really impressive.  One of the best parts is that they kept all of their classic one piece ski suits from growing up.  Vintage day is really fun at their house.



This has been bothering me for some time now.  WTH is a Level 7 or Level 8?  What scale are you using?  Everytime I go get bindings mounted they axe me if I'm a 1, 2, 3 or 3+.  I always thought 3+ made me teh Shredder.

post #11 of 63

I am not into mixed marriages...skiers marrying non skiers? I am sorry, but that is just wrong. 

post #12 of 63

There are many schemes for rating skier ability levels. Here's one ("Epic Levels") that TheRusty devised that he hosts on his website.

post #13 of 63

Just because I slept with you last night DOESN'T mean I'm skiing with you this morning.

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This has been bothering me for some time now.  WTH is a Level 7 or Level 8?  What scale are you using?  Everytime I go get bindings mounted they axe me if I'm a 1, 2, 3 or 3+.  I always thought 3+ made me teh Shredder.



This is just a fairly silly, slightly arbitrary rating system that the schools use.  Personally, I've never had a lesson in my life, so I don't know what level I am, but I'm faster and do crazier stuff than my wife, but she has better technique.  She does not seek out powder the way I do, and trees make her nervous.  So, does that mean I'm a 6?  A 7? An 8?  I just don't know, nor do I care.  She told me at Vail, 7's can ski almost anything with fair proficiency, while 8's are just very good everywhere, and 9's were basically an olympic skier, in some way, shape, or form. 

post #15 of 63
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

I am not into mixed marriages...skiers marrying non skiers? I am sorry, but that is just wrong. 


Well said Philpug!!!! 

post #16 of 63
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Originally Posted by quant2325 View Post

4) It is really difficult to have sex on a moving chairlift or on a crowded gondola, so it is usually good enough if the significant other just travels to the ski area and finds something else to do during the day.

 

5) There are plenty of other experiences to share at a ski resort after skiing.

 

 

#4  Very true! 

#5  But what if you found a person who could "keep up" with you on the mountain???  Wouldn't you want to share those experiences with them??
 

post #17 of 63
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Originally Posted by guroo270 View Post

I met my new wife at University of Arizona during the summer (3 years ago now), and just fell in love with her.  Then, winter comes around and she says, do you ski?  I said, "well, yes, but I don't like to ski with noobs because I don't like waiting around, and I don't think it would be a good idea for the relationship to try and teach you.  My friends all go skiing with their girlfriends and I always have to take off at some point.  It's really annoying."  She says, "well, good, cause I grew up skiing every winter at Vail's ski school and I'm a level 7 and my brother's an 8.  Want to go skiing and stay at my parent's house in Vail?"  

"Sooooo, when are we going ring shopping?" - me

This little 4'10'' asian girl can make it down absolutely anything I can.  It's really impressive.  One of the best parts is that they kept all of their classic one piece ski suits from growing up.  Vintage day is really fun at their house.

That's awesome!  You found a GOOD thing and you didn't let her get away!    Plus, who can pass up having in-laws with a house in Vail???
 

post #18 of 63
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Just because I slept with you last night DOESN'T mean I'm skiing with you this morning.


But what IF you could have your cake and eat it too????  Sleep and ski with the person???  Best of both worlds?? 

post #19 of 63
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That's awesome!  You found a GOOD thing and you didn't let her get away!    Plus, who can pass up having in-laws with a house in Vail???
 


What if your in-laws had a house in Vail, but then you met somebody whose in-laws had a house in Whistler.  What do you do?
 

post #20 of 63
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For the girls who love to ski or board, it's much easier. There are so many guys for you to choose from

 

I do agree to a certain extent.....my issue has never been finding a guy who would go to the mountains and ski or snowboard.  My issue has been finding someone who has the SAME passion for skiing that I have!  Think I might have got really lucky with the current beau...him and I are BOTH addicted to skiing! 

post #21 of 63
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What if your in-laws had a house in Vail, but then you met somebody whose in-laws had a house in Whistler.  What do you do?
 


Hands down....Whistler!!! 

post #22 of 63

some guys/ (girls) would be cautious about having a relationship with a woman on the same mountain they ski because if things go bad in the relationship it could jeapordize their fun on the mountain, ie jealousy, grief, etc. Priorities in order, protect skiing.

post #23 of 63
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some guys/ (girls) would be cautious about having a relationship with a woman on the same mountain they ski because if things go bad in the relationship it could jeapordize their fun on the mountain, ie jealousy, grief, etc. Priorities in order, protect skiing.


Good point!  Key is to find a girl/guy who is mature enough to "protect skiing" if the relationship falls apart! 

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some guys/ (girls) would be cautious about having a relationship with a woman on the same mountain they ski because if things go bad in the relationship it could jeapordize their fun on the mountain, ie jealousy, grief, etc. Priorities in order, protect skiing.


I try and have a relationship with a woman on every mountain I ski. 
 

post #25 of 63
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What if your in-laws had a house in Vail, but then you met somebody whose in-laws had a house in Whistler.  What do you do?
 


Is that really a question - Fail vs. WB? WB wins everytime.

 

 

I met the SO at a ski club, and in recent years she's decided she doesn't like winter anymore, so she stays home while I go out to play.

 

Yes, it's terrible skiing wherever / whenever with your buddy's, and not having to wait around, or be "concerned" or whatever .

 

Does the SO have to ski? Short answer - no (but it's really nice that her relatives live in SLC and keep one of my quivers for me, that they'll also ship out to different places for me as need be).

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Picky, picky.  I know you guys all hate Vail for it being overrated, but still... amazing snow, good altitude, beautiful weather and people, nothing but high speed quads?  Try having a bad day with all that. 

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Is that really a question - Fail vs. WB? WB wins everytime.

 

 

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Is that really a question - Fail vs. WB? WB wins everytime.

 

 

I met the SO at a ski club, and in recent years she's decided she doesn't like winter anymore, so she stays home while I go out to play.

 

Yes, it's terrible skiing wherever / whenever with your buddy's, and not having to wait around, or be "concerned" or whatever .

 

Does the SO have to ski? Short answer - no (but it's really nice that her relatives live in SLC and keep one of my quivers for me, that they'll also ship out to different places for me as need be).


It is a real question, because it requires you dump/divorce the SO with the Vail in-laws.  Skiergirl says she'd divorce if it meant a Whistler house, I guess I would too.

 

And true waiting around does suck sometimes, but it's also fun to watch a girl get the guts up to jump a cliff/cornice/kicker/or natural halfpipe on the backside of Fernie, and then fall down the side of the mountain while you stand by and take pictures.  The LOL's are epic.

 

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Edited by FujativeOCR - 8/25/10 at 12:16pm
post #28 of 63
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I try and have a relationship with a woman on every mountain I ski. 
 


 What???
 

post #29 of 63
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 What???
 


He skis in Utah, where he can practice his polygamy openly.
 

post #30 of 63
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it's also fun to watch a girl get the guts up to jump a cliff/cornice/kicker/or natural halfpipe on the backside of Fernie, and then fall down the side of the mountain while you stand by and take pictures.  The LOL's are epic.

 

 


That SO is really awesome!!! 
 

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