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2 years ago

I’m at 15, and probably will not get any more.  I’m sad I did not make it into West Virginia this year.

3 - Winter Park, CO

6 - Clearfork

1 - Snow Trails

5 - Mad River Mountain

Those last three are all crappy ohio ski places.  But that is what you get when you live nowhere near a mountain.

2 years ago

There is still time to make it WV don’t give up yet.  

We’re going tomorrow for the weekend.

4 days at Winter Park

So far 10 days at Snowshoe

I wish I could get in 20-30 days but this thing called work gets in the way…

2 years ago

1-Wintergreen

1-Homestead

1-Bryce

1-Snowshoe

1-Massanutten

1-Blue Mountain

and possibly another 2 at Snowshoe this weekend.

So, 6 so far.

2 years ago

Not enough and all local. Didn’t even make it to T-line and doubt that I will.

2 years ago

Good season for me that should end up at an even 20 days (counting 3 this weekend at SS)

8 @ Snowshoe, WV

3 @ Telluride, CO

2 @ Stratton, VT

2 @ Peak n Peek, NY

1 @ Magic Mtn, VT

1 @ Blue Knob, PA

1 @ Seven Springs, PA

1 @ Wisp, MD 

1 @ Ski Apache, NM

9 different resorts in 7 different states is pretty cool

(HV is on my radar for Sunday, March 29 to get me to 21 if they stay open that long.)

2 years ago

16 Liberty, 1 Whitetail, 2 Wisp, 2 more at Liberty this weekend, and 3 at Snowshoe for Easter.  And got my son into it- he picked up 6 days in 4 weeks.

Not shabby for my 1st season back since rear-entry boots were sexy and Alberto Tomba was a god.  Needless to say it was a steep learning carve…

 

2 years ago

Was wondering myself. Here’s a try.

18 - Whitetail

4 - Park City

3- Taos

2 - Ski Santa Fe

2 - Magic Mt.

1 - Plattekill

1 - Blue Knob

…and a projected 4 more days over WT this weekend and a final trip to Vt next weekend. So at 31 - possibly 35. First local day in November; ones still to come in March - five different months. Definitely helps with the count. I’m ready for Spring.

2 years ago

15 @ Bryce

3 @ Snowshoe

2 @ Whitetail

1 @ Liberty

Total 21

2 years ago

3 Blue Knob

1 Wintergreen

1 Appalachian

1 Beech

1 Local snow day

2 years ago

20 - Whitetail

4 - Stratton

3 - Mt. Hood Meadows

1 - Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

1 - Mt. Bachelor

2 - Liberty

2 - Whitegrass (never enough at this awesome place)

1 - Roundtop

34 days, but man am I jealous of some of the awesome places the rest of you have been!  Its never white long enough, and the wallet is never green enough to accomplish what my heart desires.

2 years ago

Bryce 1

Whitetail 10

Liberty 9

Roundtop 1

7 Springs 3

Wisp 1

Snowshoe 3

I think that adds up to 28. I’ve got my eye on Friday and Sunday at Liberty or Whitetail for this weekend. So if all goes well I’ll end up with 30 between 11/22-3/22. Had a great season, finally got around to picking up snowboarding , got my sister to ski for her first 3 days ever, and a friend out snowboarding for 4 days, as well as a few runs at the local high school on a snow day. 

2 years ago

57 times so far….

42 at Mount Sunapee NH

6 at Killington VT

4 at Okemo VT

2 at Ragged Mountain NH

1 at Pat’s Peak NH

1 at Pico VT

1 at Bolton Valley VT

2 years ago

Hummm 24 so far…

21.5 Seven Springs

0.5 Hidden Valley

2 Boyce Park

~10 Walk up the hill local riding.   I should get like 5 more days in before it’s over…hopefully

2 years ago

1 - Liberty 
1 - Liberty
2 - Timberline
1 - Liberty
1 - Massanutten
1 - Loveland
1 - Copper
1 - Bryce
1 - Timberline 

10 days 

2 years ago

1 - Whitetail

Pathetic season, I know.  But at least I got one day in.

2 years ago

12 and counting….I will likely end up near 20

2 years ago

1 Montage

1 Roundtop

1 Elk

1 Massanutten (first time, loved it.  with my son and new skier/new daughter-in-law)

2 Liberty

8 Whitetail

14 total, hoping for 1 more

Not my best year but definitely not my worst.  Too bad spring break for my lad is after Easter, might have had a few more.

2 years ago

36 so far.  I don’t think I am going to hit 50, but I might get close.  This is the most I have skied since 1976.  Skied with my three daughters today for the first time in a year.  Very fun and beautiful day at Keystone, CO.

 

2 years ago

Not sure,

About 2-2.5 times/week since beginning of December (plus one day before T-giving).

So, 2.25 x 16 weeks = ?

It’s helped to have many weeks with local XC options, and it looks like tonight/tomorrow might be another one of those.

2 years ago

I will be right at 39 after 2 days this weekend

24- Whitetail (Mostly instructing days)

2 - Snowshoe (Plus 1 this Sunday)

3- Jackson Hole

1- Grand Targhee

5- Stratton 

2- Loveland Pass

1- Timberline (This Saturday)

2 years ago

Having a good season since includes Mid-A, northeast (driving early Dec, early Mar), and out west.  Got in 21 days at Massanutten, which was more than expected.  Ended up with 11 at Alta/Snowbird in late Jan/Feb after extending to catch some fresh snow.  Have the annual April trip to Alta coming up.  Other days listed below.

* exploring for the first time

Whiteface - 1

* Mount Sunapee, NH - 1

* Loon, NH - 2

* WIldcat, NH - 1

* Sunday River , ME- 2

Snowshoe, WV - 1

* Timberline, WV - 1

Solitude, UT - 1

Snowbasin, UT - 1

Whitetail, PA - 1

Roundtop, PA - 1

* Hunter, NY - 1

* Pico - 1

* Sugarbush, VT - 1

* Mad River Glen, VT - 1

* A-Basin, CO - 1 upcoming

* Aspen/Snowmass/Highlands, CO - 3 upcoming in late March

 

2 years ago

Beautiful pictures Jim.  Glad you got the family together.

 

2 years ago

Got a descent season in. went to france during the worst Christmas+years. Going to vt on Easter. Got in 30 Some moco faceshots, 2 k vert in southern pa and backwards skiing in a four lane street.

Whitetail- 6

Roundtop- 3

Liberty- 3

Blue knob- 2

Pa pow-2

Moco faceshots- 2 days (20 runs)

Tigne (savoix france)- 1 day

Val’disere (^ - FIS race) -7days

Vermont- 8 days staying near bolton, MRG, The bush’ AND… Ben and Jerry’s

 

2 years ago

after so many +100 day seasons back in the day i gave up counting - this time each turn was worth a lifetime - and I get to do it again thankfully. i don’t count how many days anymore as long as each one involves one turn like these (Mary’s photoi courtesy of Jim Kenny Photography) ..

Crush

 

Mary

2 years ago

34 or so.

16 Mid Atlantic - T-Line, Blue Knob, Whitetail, Elk

2 Plattekill

2 Mad River Glen

6 Utah

8 Jackson/Targhee

Still 4-5 more in Colorado and maybe a few more elsewhere.

No where near 100, so I can sorta keep count. ;)

2 years ago

Did pretty good this year just missed out on 20….19 total

7-Wisp, MD

3 - Gore Mountain, NY

3- Snowshoe, WV

1- 7 Springs, PA

1- Snowmass, CO

1 - Aspen Highlands, CO

1 - Aspen Mountain (Ajax), CO

1 - Copper Mountain, CO

1 - A-basin, CO

 

2 years ago

11 - Timberline, WV

2 - Warth-Schröcken, Austria

4 - Lech, Austria

1 - Zürs, Austria

18 total. 

one year ago

Wow, you guys make me jealous! I only got about 10 on this year. Work $uks!  

6 - smugglers notch 

2 - Breckinridge 

2 or 3 whitetail

every unusual year that I did not make it to snowshoe, timbeline or elk! Making up for next year, already bought snowshoe season pass, going to buy whitetail pass before April sale ends, and really really debating epic local pass wih Breckinridge as base….

one year ago

I’m at 15 days, hoped for 10 more but…?  However, what I lacked in quantity, I made up for with quality!

I skied:  Snowshoe 7 days with extended family; Park City 3 days with UVA alumni club, and in Colorado I skied with JimK 1 day each at Beaver Creek, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Vail and Keystone (first time for me at Beaver Creek and ABasin).  Best days for me were at Breckenridge and Beaver Creek, but anytime one skis with JimK is a great day!  I am 74 years young, Jim is 13 years my junior; I greatly appreciate his putting up with my slow and less adventursome skiing.  But when I would take a rest Jim would head to a couple of the gnarliest runs before returning.  That man can SKI!!! 

I am finding that as I age I appreciate half days more, skiing with friends more and driving  by myself to local slopes less.  I always vow to get in better shape before my next ski season; maybe next year I will.   Oh, did I not mention that skiing at 12,000+ feet altitude can really tucker you out!

Have a great off-season and I am looking forward to skiing with you in 15-16!

I must not forget to thank my tolerant wife who puts up with my ski trips, etc.  Thanks Honey!

The Colonel

one year ago

Today was Day 25 for me.   Pretty sure that’s it for my season

one year ago

When I retired I vowed to stop counting days.  Being of a certain age (73) this isn’t as difficult as expected.  As near as I can recall the count is,

carson Pass, CA, backcountry, 2

mt. Lassen CA, backcountry, 1

mt. Hood OR, 3, more to come

Heavenly, 3

northstar, 6

kirkwood, 15-20

anticipated, Mt. Shasta, CA.  80” depth at the 6800 ft trailhead right now.  Normally good thru June, this year ?

mt. Hood, annual climb and ski trip first week of May, staying in the Silcox Hut at 7000 ft.  4 days or more.

 

one year ago

Blue Don 1982 wrote:

Good season for me that should end up at an even 20 days (counting 3 this weekend at SS)

8 @ Snowshoe, WV

3 @ Telluride, CO

2 @ Stratton, VT

2 @ Peak n Peek, NY

1 @ Magic Mtn, VT

1 @ Blue Knob, PA

1 @ Seven Springs, PA

1 @ Wisp, MD 

1 @ Ski Apache, NM

9 different resorts in 7 different states is pretty cool

(HV is on my radar for Sunday, March 29 to get me to 21 if they stay open that long.)

Tacked on 3 more days at SS this past weekend.  23 and done.  Some of you folks had FANTASTIC seasons with great places local and a far.

one year ago

2 @ Telluride

1 @ Copper

2 @ Loveland

3 @ Breckenridge

6 @ Jackson Hole

1 @ Wisp

5 @ Holiday Valley

8 @ 7 Springs

28 days total. Not, too shabby I wanted to try and make 30. But, it looks like I’m going to fall a little short.

 

one year ago

I put in maybe 3-3.5 hours per outing.  I’m not 20 nor am I at retirement age - nestled in between… however, I do ride constantly with nothing more than a quick bathroom break in between when I go it myself.

Most of this year though I spent with people much slower than I, including half of my season spent with begineers or teaching people.  So while we are at the very end of the season, my legs feel as if I’m just starting out.   I spent 3 hours yesterday at 7Springs and thought my legs were going to melt.  I had to stop halfway down , take a 30 sec break then finish the hill.  Pretty sad.

The Colonel wrote:

I’m at 15 days, hoped for 10 more but…?  However, what I lacked in quantity, I made up for with quality!

I skied:  Snowshoe 7 days with extended family; Park City 3 days with UVA alumni club, and in Colorado I skied with JimK 1 day each at Beaver Creek, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Vail and Keystone (first time for me at Beaver Creek and ABasin).  Best days for me were at Breckenridge and Beaver Creek, but anytime one skis with JimK is a great day!  I am 74 years young, Jim is 13 years my junior; I greatly appreciate his putting up with my slow and less adventursome skiing.  But when I would take a rest Jim would head to a couple of the gnarliest runs before returning.  That man can SKI!!!

I am finding that as I age I appreciate half days more, skiing with friends more and driving  by myself to local slopes less.  I always vow to get in better shape before my next ski season; maybe next year I will.   Oh, did I not mention that skiing at 12,000+ feet altitude can really tucker you out!

Have a great off-season and I am looking forward to skiing with you in 15-16!

I must not forget to thank my tolerant wife who puts up with my ski trips, etc.  Thanks Honey!

The Colonel

 

one year ago
Finished up with day number 18 today. The rest of my family also made it into double digits.
one year ago

3 days on alpine gear, 8 days on XC gear…    What’s up with that? 

one year ago

I’ll break 60 this weekend…

59 times so far….

42 at Mount Sunapee NH

7 at Killington VT

4 at Okemo VT

2 at Ragged Mountain NH

1 at Pat’s Peak NH

1 at Pico VT

2 at Bolton Valley VT

This weekend we’ll be in Killington and I have mountain ambassador volunteer duty at Sunapee.    Total 61.  And Killington is now open until JUNE.  So I may break 70. As well, skiing for a total of eight calendar months.  

one year ago

 hit 57 days yesterday, and will get in 4-8 more days — all in Colorado, where 50+ degree days is causing the snow to vanish before our eyes. it better start snowing again or Loveland won’t make it to the first Sunday in May and A-Basin won’t make June for only about the second time in the last quarter century.

one year ago

Bob, you can always try New England.  Killington, Okemo, Stratton and Mt Snow have snow by the bucketful.  With possibly more this weekend….

one year ago

lbotta, thanks for your suggestion, but I’m about ready for the season to end. I’m a bit burned out.

one year ago

bob wrote:

lbotta, thanks for your suggestion, but I’m about ready for the season to end. I’m a bit burned out.

” … Never surrender, never give up! … “

one year ago

Bumps wrote:

Wow, you guys make me jealous! I only got about 10 on this year. Work $uks!  

6 - smugglers notch 

2 - Breckinridge 

2 or 3 whitetail

every unusual year that I did not make it to snowshoe, timbeline or elk! Making up for next year, already bought snowshoe season pass, going to buy whitetail pass before April sale ends, and really really debating epic local pass wih Breckinridge as base….

+1 snowshoe :) not a good year unless I get to WV at least once!

13 days ago

As of this afternoon, I broke 60 days for the ski season.  Started on the first day of skiing in October at Killington.  My new goal is now 70 days, which is fairly easy considering the great 2 footer storm we’re about to have and the weekend ahead with another foot.  And family coming for two weeks.

11 days ago

10 and got rained on about 3 times.. Still beat’s working and everything else for the most part..

11 days ago

Ok.  had 6 at Mt Snow

              4 at the shoe

              2 at CV

             45 at T-line

 and 10 to 15 more TBD in the NE and West.  

11 days ago

11 Snowshoe

3 Colorado

1 Hidden Valley

Hoping for 2 in New England Mar 23 - 26

11 days ago

camp wrote:

Not sure,

About 2-2.5 times/week since beginning of December (plus one day before T-giving).

So, 2.25 x 16 weeks = ?

It’s helped to have many weeks with local XC options, and it looks like tonight/tomorrow might be another one of those.

I can nearly say the same as last year.

2.25 times/week since mid-Dec = 27ish

plus some holiday weeks and a 3-day in CO.

but it took until yesterday for the local XC to happen.

so, somewhere in the 30-40 session range I think.

10 days ago

18 so far. I’m guessing that there will be only one more day this weekend at Roundtop if I can swing it. Not as many days as prior years, but not too bad considering the “Winter” that we had this year. And only one trip out West this year instead of two. I fixed that already by booking a trip at Xmas next year and by buying the Mountain Collective Pass.

9 - Whitetail

3 - Roundtop

2 - Vail

2 - Beaver Creek

1 - Elk

1 - Gore

10 days ago

25 to 30 and counting. Most at Laurel a handful at the Springs and another handful at Stowe and Jay (a week too early, I might add)

10 days ago

53, once at Hidden Valley.

9 days ago

40, I think. With 9 more in Utah and 4 more at ABay to come. Was hoping to do the trek up to Plattekill this weekend, but too much to do.

Hit a bunch of different places.

8 days @ Whistler/Blackcomb

6 days in Utah (Bird, Brighton, Solly)

4 days in CO (ABay, Keystone, Cooooper)

4 days in VT (Stowe, Jay, Bush)

1 day at Catamount in NY/MA

1 day at The Beast in MA

1 day at Huntah in NY

1 day at Montage in PA

1 day at Whitetail

Rest at T-Slime and CVR

 

9 days ago

1 Snowshoe

1 Seven Springs

1 Laurel Mountain

2 Hidden Valley

1 Boyce (does that count?)

4 in Utah (coming up next week, Snowbird, Alta etc)

So 10 total.  Might go to Hidden Valley again this weekend, depends on whether it rains or not tomorrow.

9 days ago

oddballstocks wrote:

1 Snowshoe

1 Seven Springs

1 Laurel Mountain

2 Hidden Valley

1 Boyce (does that count?)

4 in Utah (coming up next week, Snowbird, Alta etc)

So 10 total.  Might go to Hidden Valley again this weekend, depends on whether it rains or not tomorrow.

Boyce counts.

9 days ago

15:

8 Massanutten

4 Snowshoe

2 Wintergreen

1 Canaan Valley

Would like to get out again but I am booked through next weekend. If snowshoe extends their season beyond that then maybe I can get out once more. It would be cool if I could make it up to Plattekill the first week in April if conditions hold, but I doubt my schedule will allow that…I do really need to make it up there at some point. It would be great if we could arrange some sort of DCSki roadtrip.

 

9 days ago

20 so far (planning on riding day 21 at 7springs on Monday).  It’s been a tough year for me. 

15 @ 7 Springs

1 @ Wisp

1 @ Canaan Valley

1 @ Snowshoe

1 @ Laurel Mountain

1 @ Ogelbay 

+ 4 walk up the hill days.  

8 days ago

3 - killington

1- okemo

1-seven springs

2- Laurel mountain

16 - hidden valley

i never made it out west. I just work too much. Time to put an end to that.

8 days ago

One think I’ve been trying to do this year is to hit the smaller, Mom&Pop - kind places in New England.  Just for reminiscences of a simpler life.  Pat’s Peak, Suicide Six, Ragged Mountain, Crotched Mountain, Gunstock, Whaleback, etc.  Most are about the size of Canaan Valley.  A few of them are non-profits now.  All of them a world away from the corporate mentality.  A sheer pleasure.  

8 days ago

My husband and I are talking about doing that next winter if the snow is good. We want to pack the suburban and head north and hit the smaller hills and see the country. We’ve never skied north of PA. I think it would be a relaxing trip and more interesting not dealing with the crowds and bigger resort mentality.

7 days ago

1 Wachusett, MA

1 Canaan Valley, WV

1 Powder Mountain, UT

9 Snowbasin, UT

9 Timberline, WV

21 Total

Today was the last day of the ski season at Timberline and my last day as well. 

7 days ago

28, and counting:

4@Kton

2@Gore

8@Lib/2@WT/2@RT

1@Winter Park (MaryJane), on the way to…

3@Copper

1@Bridger Bowl, on the way to…

5@Big Sky

Still betting on at least 1 April weekend to KTon, and I’ve got some credit w SWA… I smell a flight to Squaw or Mammoth for July 4th!!!

 

2 days ago

15 days!

1 Wolf Creek, 1 Silver Mtn, 1 Lookout Pass, 1 Sun Peaks, 1 Grouse Mtn, 1 Alpenal, 2 Crystal, 2 Hood Meadows, 1 Hood Ski Bowl, 2 Timberline (OR), 1 Cooper Spur, 1 Summit, 1 White Pass…..headed to Mt Balchor this weekend. :)

2 days ago

I did Mammoth on the 4th last year. it was fun. The snow will be better this year for sure!!

Thinking Squaw this year as that never happen!

yesterday

New mountains included a few days at Wachusett and a week at Taos.  Only a couple holiday weekends at Massanutten.  Just finished a spring break week in Utah skiing Alta and PowMow with my daughter.  Heading back to Alta for my usual meet up with friends in April.  Total should end up 28.

6 at Massanutten

8 in the northeast: Sunday River, Stowe, Wachusett

14 out west: Taos, Alta/Snowbird, PowMow

yesterday

The out of control snowboarder that smashed into me and broke six of my ribs, plus a small lung puncture, ended my season prematurely on Feb 2!  I still am healing and hurt whenever I move in a way that my ribs don’t like.  I anticipate a couple more months, at least, before achieving full healing, if ever.  Hopefully my 76 year old bones will hold up for a few more seasons.

Regardless, I got in 5 days:

2 at Austria area Ehrwalder Almbahn on the flanks of the Zugspitze, skiing w/ grandkids

2 at Canaan Valley Ski Area

1 at Snowshoe

MorganB

aka The Colonel

 

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