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post #31 of 49
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Hmmm. Lose my job and find a big pot of cash?

I wouldn't plan on loosing my day time job but as for the pot of cash...tonight is the night..€151 M at the national lottery...
Gonna leave early the office to go to bet...
Daydreaming...with that sum...
 
post #32 of 49

Cool, you can come cat skiing with me.

post #33 of 49

Bucket List this year:  Cat Skiing in BC, Whitewater, Red, Kicking Horse, and return trips to Fernie and Taynton Bowl at Panorama.

 

Ski with some Bears, some Bears I already know and ski with and some new ones.  Get to Snowbowl in Missoula and ski with the MAN OF THE MISTS - Volantaddict.

 

Was 31 degrees at my house last night (2550 ft) so winter is coming.

post #34 of 49

My goal is to ski every few weekends (gonna take lots of 4-5 day weekends), which can be challenging coming from my location, but I'm gonna do it!

 

And to mirror what many others have already stated, another goal of mine is to not injure myself. Better start hitting the gym more!

post #35 of 49

Level 3.

post #36 of 49

1) work on my jumping/droping in... I tend to let my body fall when I should be kicking my knees up and throwing my arms forward a tad.

2) Being more aggressive in the bumps, I need to ski bumps like I ski trees charging forward the entire time.

 

 

 

Biggest problem..there's very few places I can practice Dropping in and Jumping in the East around me.. The 3ft-5ft drops are too easy so I'm looking for drops in the 8ft-10ft range to get more comfy with them so that I can do them properly..unlike now where I look goofy as hell on them

 

any suggestions are welcome..

post #37 of 49

I moved to Vancouver in June. My intent was to move to Whistler and teach skiing/be a bum for the season. However, I haven't found a job here, and with ski season starting in a month, if I do find a job now I will be stuck in Vancouver. (There are worse places to be  stuck!) 

 

So my original goal was to train for the CSIA level 3... but may need to scale the goal back if I'm stuck in Van. Maybe I'll snowboard at Cypress in the evenings and work towards another snowboard certification. Maybe they even have a race league out here--that'd be a good benchmark for progress.

 

Finding the pot of cash would be nice too.

post #38 of 49
Thread Starter 


welcome to BC....Cypress is a good local hill...sure it ain't a heavy weight but it ain't no fluffball either...has some challenging blue/double black runs....it did host the Olympics afterall.
 

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I moved to Vancouver in June. My intent was to move to Whistler and teach skiing/be a bum for the season. However, I haven't found a job here, and with ski season starting in a month, if I do find a job now I will be stuck in Vancouver. (There are worse places to be  stuck!) 

 

So my original goal was to train for the CSIA level 3... but may need to scale the goal back if I'm stuck in Van. Maybe I'll snowboard at Cypress in the evenings and work towards another snowboard certification. Maybe they even have a race league out here--that'd be a good benchmark for progress.

 

Finding the pot of cash would be nice too.

post #39 of 49

My main goal in skiing is to have fun skiing the greatest snow on earth.  This year is still a little undecided because some of my ski buddies aren't getting passes at the bird, so I still haven't exactly decided what to do.  This winter may involved skiing at Solitude more than Snowbird because of it.  I've had Brighton passes in the past, but never Solitude, so it'll be something new, which is awesome, but I will miss the bird if that's what I decide.  It'll be fun no matter what.  I love living this close to what's consistently some of the best skiing in north america.  It'll be a awesome season, I guarantee it.

post #40 of 49

Ski 50+ days.

 

Ski more sidecountry and backcountry, including finally skiing Munchkins at Alpine Meadows.

 

Do a multi-day camp.  I'd love to do straightlineadventures.com, but Alpine is probably more practical.

 

Buy a house in Tahoe (a key component of my 2018-19 season goals: move to the mountains and ski 80-100+ days).

post #41 of 49

Ski more than 5 days this season. Be in shape enough so that I don't call it quits after 3 hours of skiing. Find some fellow bears to ski with so I don't have to ski alone. I already got my season pass for Wa-Wa-Wachusett. This year I WILL take a 4 day trip to K-Mart or Stowe.

post #42 of 49
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Be in shape enough so that I don't call it quits after 3 hours of skiing.


Start now.

post #43 of 49

improve skills and ski over 30 days

post #44 of 49
  1. Ski at least 75 days (even if it means early/late travel)
  2. Buy something with pow rocker and actually find the conditions to use it
  3. Keep my upper body from being so stiff during the turn - especially hands
  4. Stop bending so much at the waist
  5. Addict at least three unsuspecting, well-meaning members of society to skiing
post #45 of 49

I started early August.

 

Oh, add stop curling my toes when I turn to this year's goals.

post #46 of 49

Unfortunately, get back to where I was last year, before massive surgery in March. When your entire core has been opened up, it means work. 

 

If I can  do that, I like to learn a new area of the mountain each year, this year Light Towers.

post #47 of 49
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I want to throw a 360. Oh and not get another concussion.

Practice lots on dry land so you always know where you are in a spin and feel comfortable.  Then, when you try again be sure you get enough air to float it a little instead of whipping around a low tight one.
Won't start a helmet dialogue here
 

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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

Unfortunately, get back to where I was last year, before massive surgery in March. When your entire core has been opened up, it means work. 

 

If I can  do that, I like to learn a new area of the mountain each year, this year Light Towers.


You've probably done some off season activity to rehab, but take it a little easy the first couple days anyway just to be safe.  Glad to hear you are on the mend

post #48 of 49

Get in a least 50 days of skiing with my 2 favorite partners.  8 Year Old Olivia and 6 Year Old Alexandra.

 

Find a way to push Olivia out of her comfort zone somewhere at Copper and get Alex comfortable with all of the terrain at Copper.

 

Take a week to Big Sky with the kids.

 

Last but most important...have fun!

post #49 of 49

To improve my skills enough to win my first NASTAR gold pin.  To have a lot of fun and enjoy myself.

 

I'll probably get about 15 days this year.  Not bad considering I work a 9-5 that's 3 hours from the nearest hill, and don't have a whole lot of vacation time.

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