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Originally Posted by TallSkinnyGuy View Post

I plan on getting as much use out of my Sugar Bowl weekday pass as I can. I'm also really looking forward to using my new gear this year, including Sultan 85s as my daily driver, P115s as my tracked-up bomber powder skis when I'm trying to keep up with my athletic brother (when he's on his HTs) and the new rockered Bacons on powder days with my wife (she'll be on the new Pandoras). That sentence made me sound like a rich gear whore, but I'm actually a poor small business owner who bartered for gear. I hope the Tahoe season starts early, because all this unused new gear is killing me.



I <3 Sugar Bowl.  Doesn't sound too promising on an early season though.  Heck I haven't seen it rain once this summer in Fresno.  Where's the precip?

post #32 of 48

Calling in sick any time there is a big dump on a tuesday night.

post #33 of 48

Got an all-time high of 61 days this season -- 1 at Diamond Peak, 1 at Northstar, 1 at Sugar Bowl, 2 at Squaw, and 56 at Alpine Meadows.

 

I wouldn't mind a repeat, although work may intervene.

post #34 of 48

I just moved to Denver in May...will be buying the Colorado Pass very soon...and doing a LOT of skiing at Breck, Vail, Keystone, A-Basin, and Beavercreek!

 

I cannot wait!!

post #35 of 48

My only definitive plans are to go to Steamboat in Feb. with my brother and friend.  The family ski plans are up in the air as my 14 y.o. broke his ankle and had it put back together last Friday.  The word from the ortho doc was no "impact" activity for 6 months.  That pretty much takes care of snowboard season for him which puts a damper on family trips.  Will probably get in a few days with the other kids at Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor.

post #36 of 48
Thread Starter 

Boo on the no impact!  That stinks..   A ski boot is probably the safest thing he could wear though, but if the cast is on, they wont fit...  Snowboards boots aren't nearly as stiff.

 

60 days!!!   I'm soo jealous.  One day when I'm rich and famous, i'll try and get that much skiing in.  Until then, Ineed to keep paying the bills :\ boo.

 

Keep em coming everyone, sounds GREAT!

post #37 of 48

On the plus side, my schedule is more flexible this winter than last.  On the negative, I'm still a poor grad student living in Connecticut.  I'm looking at getting a student rate pass to something in VT and considering trying to retrofit my Honda Fit for winter camping in order that I can ski two days when I make the trek up rather than having to do the 3+ hour drive up and back.  If I can figure out something workable there, I would go for the pass and double/triple my days.

post #38 of 48

I plan on skiing at least 110 days (at least 100 lift served and at least 10 post season is my rule).

 

I plan on having the best season of my life.

 

I plan on doing more back country skiing than in previous seasons, and develop uber-cardio in the process of reaching sluff-wading,  mad steep, fluffy pow lines.

 

I plan on boot packing up TV Mountain much more often than I ever have before (again building the uber cardio), and develop a solid knowledge of its treasures.

 

I plan on getting more than twice the gas mileage with my Subaru as I got in my Chevy K2500, thereby having more money for beer and pizza.

 

I plan on  smoking pot on the chairlifts when no one is looking, and sometimes when someone is.

 

I plan on meeting hot skier chicks, and saying cryptic things to impress them with my heaviosity.

 

I plan on skiing with old friends and with new ones I make on the mountain.

 

I plan on living the dream baby.

 

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post #39 of 48

And we have a winner: best response so far.

post #40 of 48

The minimalist in me : I plan to ski

post #41 of 48

I could go more minimalist than that, even. I plan to ski. With Nobody...

post #42 of 48

Maybe it would be appropriate here to just say, I am getting old and everyday is my Bucket List Day.  Realizing that I am on the back side of the mountain makes me hunt for the stashes a lot harder, enjoy the ride a little more and even the beer tastes better at the end of the day.

post #43 of 48
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60 days!!!   I'm soo jealous.  One day when I'm rich and famous, i'll try and get that much skiing in.  Until then, Ineed to keep paying the bills :\ boo.


I am neither.  But changing from working in a huge organization to being one of three partners in my own firm means I now have a lot more flexibility than ever before.  

 

Probably half of those days, I woke up before 6am, worked for a couple of hours, took the kids to ski team, skied until lunchtime (checking email on every lift ride), headed back home and worked the rest of the day.  Of course, if it was a powder day, well, work usually waited a little longer.

post #44 of 48
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I am neither.  But changing from working in a huge organization to being one of three partners in my own firm means I now have a lot more flexibility than ever before.  

 

Probably half of those days, I woke up before 6am, worked for a couple of hours, took the kids to ski team, skied until lunchtime (checking email on every lift ride), headed back home and worked the rest of the day.  Of course, if it was a powder day, well, work usually waited a little longer.


Hahhahaa..   I totally get that.  I too am self employed, but with no partners.  That has it's positives and negatives, the main negative is, I'm the only guy who can make the decisions and have no equal in the company.   I too am connected at the hip, but if I'm out on the slopes, the email takes a backseat.   I do love the flexibilty though, and am actually debating on doing ski partol as a vollie just to give myself an excuse to get out on the hill, and better yet, for free.
 

post #45 of 48

My wife and I bought our Squaw season passes in May.

 

This year my family is planning to nearly double our ski days.  Yay!

 

My 7-year-old daughter is joining Mighty Mites for the first time.

 

My 4-year-old is going to learn a ton.

 

I plan to work on  bumps and steeps.

 

My wife will come back from a torn muscle.

 

We want to explore more of Squaw's nooks and crannies.

 

We want to ski with more friends.

 

Have more fun!

post #46 of 48
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My 7-year-old daughter is joining Mighty Mites for the first time.


Nice -- it's a great program.  The only downside (other than the Squaw price premium) is that they don't have a noncompetitive team after age 8.  If your daughter wants to race, not a problem.  If she doesn't, take a look over the other side of KT.

post #47 of 48

I've got my season pretty well planned out.

60-70 days hoped for.

Weekends at my home mountain where I teach.  Season Pass free.

Tue or Thu at the 15 minute away small mountain.  $229 pass for midweek.

Thu or Tue driving further and skiing more challenging terrain up North.  Pro discounts, coupons, whatever.

That's 4 days a week.   Still running my company, be there 3 days and work remotely another 1-2.

 

2 weeks in Vail and surroundings.  Bought Colorado Passes.

 

Cert exam early February.   Possible Part II late March.

 

Skiing on Progressor 8+ 170 and Rossi S3 178.  Blizzard WC SL 165 also available.

 

Will make huge progress in my tree and bump skiing.

 

Will be closer to, or at, my second level of Certification.

 

And........ LOVING IT! 

post #48 of 48

A short 3 days of skiing trip to NH in late December. Ski the local hill if we get snow in January, One week trip to SLC to ski UT in February.

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