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2 years ago
With this years ski season almost entirely over, I thought I’d check and see how many ski days everyone managed this year. Did you have more, or less, or the same amount of days due to the lack of natural snow?

I’ll start it off by saying I didn’t even manage to go this year at all. That’s the first year I’ve never went to the slopes since I started snowboarding in 2002. The lack of wintry weather and work just took away any desire to get up and drive somewhere by myself to ride for a few hours. frown
2 years ago
Since this is always an interesting thread, I’ll chip in with my 40 days worth so far. Hope to get another 4 or five more. All local, nothing exotic.
2 years ago
Having a 16 YO son who wrestles takes up most weekends (sat)in Dec, Jan and Feb.

With that, I have 6 days in. 3 @ Hidden Valley, 2 @ Snowshoe and 1 @ Wisp.

Hoping to make the last hurrah @ Snowshoe on 3/23 + 3/24.
2 years ago
18 so far, including 7 at various places around Lake Tahoe and a combination of days at Timberline, Wisp and the SnowTime resorts.

Hoping to get a couple more days and break the 20 day mark for the season.
2 years ago
I think… I’ll break 40 ski days this year counting the 7 ski days at Zermatt in a week, 2 at Montage (Snö) and 31 at Snowshoe…
2 years ago
No idea, but I’ll try the math:
Averaged 1 or 2 times/week since the local season started (when, MLK??)
10 weeks x 1.5 = 15
That seems way low to me. Probably have 20 with another few possibilities remaining on the table.

I’ve been all about quantity over quality since starting this freeheeling thing.
2 years ago
26..20 at roundtop and 6 at Seven Springs. My quality days this season was 6 days.
2 years ago
depends on if you count an hour or so each afternoon as a ski day or not!
2 years ago
Snowbird 3
Alta 3
Elk 1
Sno 1
Timberline 5
Loveland 1
Arapahoe Basin 2

So that’s 16 so far. I’ve got another trip to CO at the end of the month that will rack up 4 more for a total of 20. Twenty is my annual target, so not bad.
2 years ago
11 big ones

3 deep pow days in Tahoe though
2 years ago
It ain’t over until the fat lady sings, but I think she’s warming up her vocal cords for me this weekend at the Snowy Luau.
2 years ago
Should come in around 15-20. 10 so far, spending a couple of weeks at Jay to end this month. Hope snow holds to earn some turns in Pinkham Notch.
2 years ago
0.

That’s right, zero. First season since I started downhill skiing years ago that I’ve had zero ski days.

(Sob!)
2 years ago
10, which is actually the most in one season for me. 3 at Liberty, 3 at Snowshoe, 4 at Schweitzer.
2 years ago
Scott,
Come to Timberline for the Snowy (slushy)Luau. Lots of fun and you won’t have a "0" day year!! Lots of DCSkiers will be there, look for red or yellow ribbons somewhere on the person!
We will designate a couple of meet-up times and place soon.
The Colonel smile smile
2 years ago
As Jim said, "it ain’t over yet"! I have 17 or so total counting the time I skied only a little due to injury:
6 days at Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in Austria; 2 days at Timberline (another 2+ this coming Slushy Luau-always a lot of fun regardless of conditions); 1 day at Canaan Valley; and 8 days at Snowshoe. Less than I had hoped for since I am now retired, but all days have seen good conditions, albeit sometimes with limited trail count. Next year I will plan for about 20-25, to include at least one trip out West or to Europe. I’ll also try to get my 71 year old body in a bit better shape so I maybe can keep up with the youngsters like JimK, Jimmy etc. I also hope Connie and Charles can help me get involved with the "Wounded Warriors" on-snow events. Also hope to find a few more friends that might want to ski during the week, makes the trip easier to have a "Snow" buddy along.
And maybe I will try harder not to fall down on snowy roads or slip in parking lots when putting on boots.
The Colonel smile
2 years ago
Scott, looks like we are in the same boat!

For everyone, does this year ski totals come to less or more than previous years? I’m curious whether this winter (or lack there of) affected those numbers. It sure did for me!
2 years ago
The weather hugely affected me. Big fat zero here as well. Main factors:

- Weather. Nuff said.

- $$$. New car, daycare for my daughter, new windows on the house, new furniture, and a move back to the DC area all ate up a lot of funds this year.

- Health. I’m seriously out-of-shape, due to a combination of factors. When my daughter was born in April of 2010, I was low 170’s (I’m 6’1). I’m 30 pounds over that right now, with way less muscle. I was seriously worried about getting hurt.

Last year we did 8 days in Park City and 4 at Baker. The year before that, only 2 days at Stowe (the wife was pregnant). I’m coming back strong next year. Will be back in shape (already started biking), and will save up for at least 2 trips out West.
2 years ago
The weather definitely affected my number of ski days.

Liberty: 5
Seven Springs: 3
Wisp: 4

Last year was at least double that number.
2 years ago
I think I’m at 15. Maybe I’ll get another 5 to 8 in. I just skied 3 days here in the Valley and I’ll be here the rest of the week but the forecast says no below freezing over night and highs in the 70s so skiing maybe doubtful until Saturday for the Luau. I’ll be in Stowe first week of April and I hope to get more days there to end the season.

Last year I skied about 25 days so I’m a bit off my pace. The weather had a little to do with it but mostly it was work as in this winter I worked and last winter I was on lay off from my job.
2 years ago
I have not been on here much. However, I managed to get something like 20 days in this season (actually managed to start the week before Christmas, when there was all of two slopes open at Massanutten smile ).

Unfortunately, I injured my knee pretty badly about halfway through the season, to the point that I am going to have to get surgery. I still managed to get a week of skiing in at Aspen/Snowmass the second week of February.

Due to my knee injury, I pretty much ended up leaving a good 8 or so additional days of skiing on the table (I really wanted to go this past weekend to finish out the season at Massanutten), including wanting to come up to T-line for the Snowy Luau (seems this year, it is going to be more Luau than Snowy, unlike that one year when I went up there, when it was more Snowy than Luau). Bummer that I cannot even ride my bike into work anymore for the time being. Depending on how the knee surgery and recovery goes, I hope I can be back out on the slopes again by next season.
2 years ago
I got in 11 days on the snow this winter. Which is a nice increase from last year’s 3 and the year priors 2 (which was the start of my skiing career). Had the winter been colder and snowier I would have gotten more days in. 4 of the days skiing were during a trip up to NY and Vermont when my wife and I hit Gore, Whiteface, and Killington. 5 of the days involved fresh snow. I would have had one more powder day except a treacherous mountain road covered in snow and ice totaled my pickup (no one was hurt we were going slow, though obviously should have been going slower) resulting in a loss of what could have been my best powder day of the year at Timberline. I might get one more day out in Colorado in April, we’ll see.
2 years ago
Checking back, I think I got 44 days LAST winter.

So I can’t complain too much about my 3 days so far, with 2-3 more to come at T-Line. (Injury from an accident being the reason, not the weather.)

I squeezed a lot of fun into those 3 days that it almost feels like a full season.

50+ next year…
2 years ago
Good to see you on the planks, John. since you will be at t-line again this weekend, it’ll be slushy luau this year.
Conditions have been….. variable…

I can’t complain though. Life has been good to me and the Mrs. since we got through our PSIA level II, part one this season. Lots of days committed to training with Mike, our TD who really knows his stuff. I tell folks to request upper level (8) lessons with him. You can’t go wrong.

We will finish out strong this year with 40 + days.
2 years ago
Originally Posted By: SkiBumMSP
Unfortunately, I injured my knee pretty badly about halfway through the season, to the point that I am going to have to get surgery.

Really sorry to hear that. JohnL observed earlier that it’s been a tough season for DCskiers.

I managed to get one day at Massanutten with my 6 year old pre-Christmas. My first day out by myself in early january I broke my leg on my second run. So I guess you could call that 2 days. My son skiied 3 days - I knew at some point he would be skiing more than me, I just didn’t expect it to happen when he was 6 cry
2 years ago
Brad
Obviously I have been asleep or something!?
Married, baby, moved!!!
Where do you now live?
Whatever happened to your lawsuit?
Inquisitive (nosy) minds want to know!
Sure explains why you have not posted as often.
The Colonel
2 years ago
About 25 - a bit less than my usual target of 30. No holiday trip or nearby openings caused a late start in early January, as it did for many of us.

However, still got 4 days in the Park City area in mid-January - but open terrain was worst than I’ve ever seen over 9 - 10 Christmases spent there.

Days at Whitetail got the bulk, but a mid-February trip to Mad River Glen produceed a few challenging but rewarding days that seriously underlined the "IF" in their famous slogan.

Thought the season a bust until I jumped in the 4Runner to catch some friends already heading up to S. Vermont as the Leap Day storm was approaching. An 8 hr drive well rewarded! 18" of fresh snow over four days at Stratton and Magic Mt. "Best days of the season" was said by many a local. Made some new friends up that way and uncovered the possibility of many return trips in the future.

A few days back in Park City may still happen, but at this point, I’m fine if I’m just swinging the clubs and a paddle.

Final comment - friends in Vermont and Utah are all lamenting the poor season - they’re no different than us. There, however, they can’t blame snowmaking and resort management - just mother nature. In my opinion, that’s our chief complaint too.

Will hope for a cold and snowy one next year.
2 years ago
Well compared to my triple digit days, living the life, last winter, this winter is pretty weak. If the weather was better, I would have probably skipped some classes and skied a total of 5-10 more days this season, but considering trying to juggle skiing/snowboarding with my first year of grad school, I think I fared okay:

Big Sky 1
Great Divide 1
Timberline 8
Bridger Bowl 30 (with at least 8 more to go)
Loveland Pass 1 day of earning my turns!
Brighton 1
Solitude 1
Alta 1 (yeah, I had to tele smile )
Snowbasin 1
__________________
Total 45
2 years ago
Zero so far, got four days in Utah coming up. I usually aim for 20 as well. No Whitetail, No Timberline, No Whitegrass for me this year.
2 years ago
I had many more 3-4 hour days than not. I only live an hour away and the conditions and crowds this season keep me from yearning to stay longer.

In total I’d say: 15
2 years ago
oh and look at the webcams for 7springs and HV, aint no way they are opening for the weekend. The fat lady has sung.
2 years ago
Colonel - I think you have my and Reisens posts mixed up. smile Definitely no new wife & no new children. Tho I did move to Lincoln, NE for two months back in 2010 in pursuit of the first two, I’m still back in Lost River.

The pending eminent domain court cause is before a Federal Appeals court with an expected ruling sometime in May regarding the eminent domain as well as right of involved groups to build the dam.
2 years ago
Brad,
My bad!
The Colonel
2 years ago
Originally Posted By: Sincraft
oh and look at the webcams for 7springs and HV, aint no way they are opening for the weekend. The fat lady has sung.


Open today and tomorrow for sure.
2 years ago
Wisp- 1
Liberty-8
Roundtop- 1
Mammoth Mountain- 4
Gee I wonder where the best snow was. LMAO! Usually I get 40+ days in. This year stunk. Did get to meet Jossi wells and Bruce Wells. Helped tune u the New Zealand freeskiing teams planks with Bruce Wells for the USSA Grand Prix comp. stoked. Pics on www.mantisskis.com or follow on twitter www.twitter.com/MantisSkis try me on Facebook www.facebook.com/MantisSkis . Sorry shameless self promotion.
2 years ago
Nine, about half my normal season.
3- 7S
3 - Timberline
3 - Smugglers Notch
Best days of the season; Smugglers Notch, 1st day, 24" new snow, next day, groomed and ungroomed Vermont cruisers. Great trip!!
2 years ago
13 in VA, WV, mostly at Mnut, 9 in Montana at Big Sky and Bridger with Ski Divas, 6 coming up at Alta. Many of the days in the southeast were just a few hours, although Mnut had the ParaDice and DJ open from Jan. 8 on. With normal weather, would’ve been more like 18 at Mnut.
2 years ago
You all are making me jealous. With this year having 0, last year I had 1, the year before I had 1, and the year before that I had 2. Four days on the slopes in 3 years, running this business is killing my snowboarding mojo!
2 years ago
I will not say a number… wouldn’t want you guys to look at me funny, plus: the season’s not over YET.
2 years ago
Vic, it’d probably be easier for you to count how many days you didn’t ski this season…as for me I don’t know, 2-3, 3-4 hours sessions a week w/ a lot of single evening ascents/descents on top of that…definetily spent more time in the leather 3 pins than the snowbaord boots this season…all in all for what it was it was a fun season…if ain’t gonna be pow might as well be blue bird and spring conditions..
2 years ago
Total number of days: 25
(including one day when I skied 2 areas: Roundtop and Spring Mtn.)

That works out close to normal for me; lately I’ve ended up skiing 20-30 days per season. An early March trip to MA-NH added 6 days; without that I’d be pretty unhappy.

Woody
2 years ago
With my skis officially put away for the season, I can say I ended up with 19 days on skis. My goal was 20, but I’m happy with 19 given the way the season has been. Plus, I think 12 days was the most I’ve done in past seasons, so I got a lot more skiing in than previous seasons.

Lets hope next season is better and actually starts in December for the mid-Atlantic area!
2 years ago
50 days for me this year and maybe a few more at at Copper during their last week if the snow holds up (attending a conference there.) I skied some very marginal days this year - but only because I was working - not days I would have chosen to ski.
2 years ago
Originally Posted By: mwg
…….maybe a few more at at Copper during their last week…………………….


NSP conference?
2 years ago
Originally Posted By: SCWVA
NSP conference?


Yes!
2 years ago
Here is a link for a video of my 3 day trip to Mammoth Mountain, CA the last weekend of February to test out this years model of Mantis Skis, (The Snallygasters) My website is almost finished [censored] well. www.mantisskis.com You can also follow me on www.facebook.com/mantisskis or twitter www.twitter.com/mantisskis Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oITZEQhOmI
2 years ago
Originally Posted By: Girlboarder247
Well compared to my triple digit days, living the life, last winter, this winter is pretty weak. If the weather was better, I would have probably skipped some classes and skied a total of 5-10 more days this season, but considering trying to juggle skiing/snowboarding with my first year of grad school, I think I fared okay:

Big Sky 1
Great Divide 1
Timberline 8
Bridger Bowl 30 (with at least 8 more to go)
Loveland Pass 1 day of earning my turns!
Brighton 1
Solitude 1
Alta 1 (yeah, I had to tele smile )
Snowbasin 1
__________________
Total 45


The question is how many SKI days you had. If I’m reading you right, you had one, only because you weren’t allowed to ride your snowboard that day. I skied twice this winter, so I beat you. laugh If you count snowboarding, I have three days, so you beat me on that count. You’ve spent a lot of your "ski" days at nice places! smile
2 years ago
actually, I win on both fronts because 4-5 of those days at Bridger were Tele-days cool
2 years ago
Beat up on a guy who skied two days this year if it makes you feel good. I can take it.
2 years ago
haha sorry, had to get my story straight!
2 years ago
Originally Posted By: JamieGrose79
Here is a link for a video of my 3 day trip to Mammoth Mountain, CA the last …


That was very "interesting" but actually didn’t show anything about the performance of the ski; I think I can probably take a pair of 2x4 from Home Depot, put wax on the bottom of them and straight-line them thru beginner terrain at Ski Liberty just like that.

- nice video production … was the Final Cut?!
2 years ago
Looks like I ***MAY*** have a slim margin of chance to hit Sugarloaf on the weekend of the 5th if they are still open so as not to break my streak. But, their site shows trails closing left and right all over the place. We shall see!
2 years ago
I’ve been reluctant to say knowing that few on this forum have the good fortune to be retired and able to do it but I have managed about 50 days this season. I don’t count so that’s an estimate. The first year of retirement I got about 80 and had knee pain for half the summer. This season the knees have held up better with fewer days. I am getting close to bone on bone in both knees, so I think that quality over quantity is the future.
2 years ago
Originally Posted By: mwg
50 days for me this year and maybe a few more at at Copper during their last week if the snow holds up (attending a conference there.) I skied some very marginal days this year - but only because I was working - not days I would have chosen to ski.


"skied some very marginal days" Nice. Sounds like a lot of weekdays to get fifty.
2 years ago
Quote:

"skied some very marginal days" Nice. Sounds like a lot of weekdays to get fifty.


Roads were open. wink
2 years ago
I definitely envy you Denis with those amount of days! Although with the winter season behind me, I’ve decided to get an *EARLY* start on next years ski season. I’ve started training for a slew of 5K’s I want to run throughout the summer to not only loose a few pounds, but get the legs in shape come Nov/Dec.
2 years ago
Quote:
I’ve been reluctant to say knowing that few on this forum have the good fortune to be retired and able to do it but I have managed about 50 days this season.


I’d say you’ve earned it. And you give us something to aspire to while working. Retirement doesn’t sound so bad. smile
2 years ago
Originally Posted By: Crush
Originally Posted By: JamieGrose79
Here is a link for a video of my 3 day trip to Mammoth Mountain, CA the last …

I think I can probably take a pair of 2x4 from Home Depot, put wax on the bottom of them and straight-line them thru beginner terrain at Ski Liberty just like that.


Let’s do it. Videographer needed.
2 years ago
Originally Posted By: djop


Let’s do it. Videographer needed.


like Roy Orbison said - "you got it". heh on another note will post my impressions of the Palmer P01 Titanal skis (yes I am a Palmer-freak now) that I rode in Park City. Got a great deal from these guys and they delivered right to my condo there.

http://www.levelninesports.com/
2 years ago

In an odd convergent twist of fate, I will be off Ogasaka and on P02s next season.
2 years ago
Originally Posted By: djop

In an odd convergent twist of fate, I will be off Ogasaka and on P02s next season.


no way! outstanding! ok fast 20 second summary:

1) even tho a twin-tip, not a park ski; i think they gave it a kick tail to release easy, which it does.

2) good (for me) in up to 1 foot of pow; any deeper, go wider.

3) Titanal construction is not overly "heavy" and makes it good at speed.

4) I can link turn putting my inside hand down on the snow just as good as the P01’s - it’s the sidecut.

5) Good western ski for poking around a lot like the old Dynastar Inspireds I had but more sidecut and no upper speed limit.

6) Don’t force it - like all Palmers they are not race skis. Just tip over with full body inclination. If you can turn your chest slightly into the hill so you eliminate any hip angulation. Be patient and end your turn going across the fall line.

7) Most of all have fun!!!!
2 years ago
56 days for me — down from 66 last year, with the decline due to injury recovery and really bad snow conditions.

My last day was April 29 at Breckenridge where I actually enjoyed the best ski conditions of the previous 3 weeks.

Vail and Beaver Creek were disaster areas.
2 years ago
I didn’t break 50… Opted for a tour and visit to Bern on my trip to Switzerland on our last day…
2 years ago
For keeping track of your ski days, I’m developing an application on Facebook for that. Here you also can follow your friends ski days, and add additional information like photos, videos, GPS track etc.

I hope you will try it, all feedback and suggestions on improvements are very welcomed.

You can find the application here: http://apps.facebook.com/snowlog/

An example of a ski day with GPS track and photos: http://apps.facebook.com/snowlog/view.php?day=497

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