How many days have you skied this season?
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KevR
March 11, 2004
Member since 01/27/2004
786 posts
Ok, just curious... I am at 20 days! Here's the breakdown:
8 days -- WT/RT
2 days -- Wisp
2 days -- Hunter NY
6 days -- Utah
2 days -- Big Sky Montana
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20 ...

Also the divorce is proceeding on schedule... (just kidding)

[Razz]
Jules
March 11, 2004
Member since 03/9/2004
9 posts
Don't laugh but:

1 day at Perfect North, IN
1 day at Bittersweet, MI
1 day (this Sat) at Caberfae Peaks, MI
PhysicsMan
March 11, 2004
Member since 11/20/2001
218 posts
24 & probably will get in about 6 more up north before the end of the season.

Tom / PM
Roger Z
March 11, 2004
Member since 01/16/2004
2,181 posts
If I go Saturday it will be 12:

1 Day at RT

4 Days at WT

4 Days in UT

3 Days in Lake Tahoe

and Jules I've skied Michigan before... it's not that bad! If you can ever get up to Boyne Highlands and Nub's Nob they get great snow, if not the vertical. Lake effect is good stuff!
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DWW
March 11, 2004
Member since 03/11/2004
144 posts
Hey Jules - Perfect North doesn't count. Just kidding - I logged 3 days there myself. I have one more punch to burn on my card but looks like it may be too late. Booked 4 at Snowshoe with 3 more next weekend.
wgo
March 11, 2004
Member since 02/10/2004
1,262 posts
Only 8 days for me. Darn that new job and buying a house and such [Wink]

2 timberline
2 snowshoe
3 wintergreen
1 massanutten

Still hope to get in 1 or 2 more local days and then I have 4 days in VT at the end of the month.

Jules: Have you ever made it up to Mt. Bohemia in northern (and I mean northern) MI? I always wanted to try it when I lived in the chicago area but never got around to it.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
March 11, 2004
Member since 07/18/2001
1,914 posts
I'm at 23. Hopefully, I'll get 2 more in this weekend.

Here's the breakdown:

7 Springs 1
Killington 2
Timberline 12
Ischgl, Austria, 3
Soelden, Austria, 3
St. Moritz, Switzerland, 2

Keeping the big number below 28 gives me just enough time to do the laundry, wash the dishes, and bathe occasionally. [Wink]
JohnL
March 11, 2004
Member since 01/6/2000
3,509 posts
20 (Kev, you get a chance to top me!)

3 - Whitetail
3 - Timberline
3 - Vermont (Sugarbush, Jay - 2x)
5 - Utah (Snowbasin 2x, Alta, Brighton, Powder)
6 - Aspen (Ajax, Highlands, Snowmass)

I guess quality over quantity.
SeaRide
March 11, 2004
Member since 03/11/2004
237 posts
2 - Wisp MD
6 - Whitetail PA
4 - Liberty PA
2 - 7 Springs PA
2 - Timberline WV
2 - Snowshoe WV
7 - Utah (Park City, The Canyons, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitutde)
0 - Whistler BC (dropped & regretful)
0 - Lake Tahoe
0 - Colorado
? - Mammath mtn in April?
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25
Scott - DCSki Editor
March 11, 2004
Member since 10/10/1999
1,096 posts
Well, you'll all find this very pathetic, what with me being Editor of DCSki and all...

Whitetail: 2 (*)

(*): And not even really 2. I swung by Whitetail for a couple of hours two weekday evenings during the season. So my total on-slope time was about 4 hours.

Sad.

- Scott
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
March 11, 2004
Member since 07/18/2001
1,914 posts
SeaRide:

You've skied a lot of local slopes this year. Which one was your favorite and why??? Inquiring minds want to know....
[Wink]
NCskier
March 11, 2004
Member since 12/12/2003
30 posts
Not enough.


10
3 winterplace
1 cataloochee
3 sugar
1 beech
1 wolf laurel
1 hawksnest

and 1/2 night seeson at APP
maybe copper mountain or winter Park
rmcva
March 11, 2004
Member since 01/28/2004
187 posts
12 and hopefully a couple more.
skier123
March 11, 2004
Member since 01/20/2003
14 posts
7

6 Whistler Blackcomb
1 Whitetail
? Snowshoe before the season ends?
Buckeye Skier
March 11, 2004
Member since 01/11/2004
54 posts
I'm at 11

4@Holiday Valley NY
1@7Springs PA
1@Mad River Mtn. OH (not to be confused with Mad River Glen)
1@Timberline WV
2@Whiteface Mtn. NY
2@Gore Mtn. NY
Wisp Sat. will be number 12.
tommo
March 11, 2004
Member since 01/16/2004
303 posts
Great subject, KevR, very interesting.....

A very low days year for me:

4 days Wisp
1 day Snowshoe
3 days Utah (Park City and Canyons this year)
5 days XC (Garrett County)

Of course, my kids have skiied about 12 days each (student season passes are great), and even my wife has me beat because she hit all the downhill above plus:

1 day Whitetail
2 days Liberty
1 day Roundtop

All of which adds up to about $1500 in lift tickets alone (including paying for friends of the kids several times.)
tskski
March 11, 2004
Member since 03/13/2003
115 posts
So far: 8 days

2-7Springs
1-Massanutten
2-Camelback
1-Jack Frost
1-Blue Mtn.
1-Shawnee

Hope to ski SS and 7Springs again before the
end the season, this weekend would be a good
time to visit one. [Big Grin]
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
March 11, 2004
Member since 03/5/2004
3,062 posts
Far less than usual.
3-Seven Springs
3-Snowshoe
Be at Snowshoe late in March for a couple more days.
I usually get in 20 days or so.
Guess I am working too hard.
ICEHOCEY77
March 11, 2004
Member since 12/11/2003
17 posts
1 day -- Winterplace
3 days -- Massanutten

That's it, been wayyy to busy with school and hockey to do anything else. [Frown]
warren
March 12, 2004
Member since 07/31/2003
485 posts
Well, I have one last trip planned to Snowshoe for 3/19 - 3/21. With those 3 days, I'll be at 29 for the season [Big Grin]

Whitetail - 3 days
Snowshoe - 14 days
Utah (various resorts) - 9 days
Canaan/Timberline - 3 days
Roger Z
March 12, 2004
Member since 01/16/2004
2,181 posts
Hey if we're counting cross-country skiing then my total is up to 16 days this season, assuming I go to WT on Sat. 12 days downhill and 4 days X-C. No snowmobiling this winter though, unfortunately.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
March 12, 2004
Member since 07/18/2001
1,914 posts
Warren tops the list with 29. That's impressive!!!! [Cool]

Has anyone in this metro region ever skied over 30 days? If so, I'd love to know how. Short of getting laid off in Dec., I don't know how anyone can hold down a day job in Washington or Baltimore and ski much more than 30 days in the season, but if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears. [Wink]
tommo
March 12, 2004
Member since 01/16/2004
303 posts
We gotta' count XC - it's outside, on skis, on the snow, and unnerving as *^%$ when you get going fast downhill. Snowshoeing, I would think would count too. I don't know about the snowmobile thing though...sounds a bit, uh, passive. [Razz]
TOMF
March 12, 2004
Member since 11/17/2003
60 posts
13 days, all at Snowshoe. Hope to get in a few more before the end of the season. I figure that the $348 I spent on a season pass last May saved me at least $400.
JohnL
March 12, 2004
Member since 01/6/2000
3,509 posts
John,

This year there are 17 weekends between Dec 6 and Mar 28, inclusive. Throw in two weeks vacation and you get 40 days.

34 = 17 x 2
6 = 2 x 3 (for sanity, need to factor in travel days)

I'd be pretty burnt out with 17 straight weekends of skiing, but if I lived within 30 minutes of Alta or Sugarbush, I'd be singing a different song...

Back in my hard-core Dewey Beach days, I once went from mid-April to mid September (> 20 weeks) being home only one weekend. That was around six hours of driving each weekend. My body and car were never the same since.
KevR
March 12, 2004
Member since 01/27/2004
786 posts
Ok add 2 to mine for x-c skiing/snowshoeing & also helping out with some handicap kids one day...

So 22!

Only 9 days then to break the vaunted 30 day mark!!!

[Big Grin]
finsoutoc
March 12, 2004
Member since 09/30/2003
172 posts
68 days. but i live 10 miles from roundtop.
Roger Z
March 12, 2004
Member since 01/16/2004
2,181 posts
I used to ski 30 or 40 times a winter (not counting cross country skiing) when I was a kid living in Rome, New York. Does that count? [Wink]

Snowmobiling isn't as passive as you might first think. It actually takes a bit of body work-- not nearly as demanding as skiing but you still get some exercise. I've only done it a couple times but rolling through a powdery field feels a lot like being out on a motorboat (cue Andy).
MangyMarmot
March 12, 2004
Member since 12/25/2002
183 posts
Sadly, just 8.

3 Whitetail.
2 Wisp (but one was on virgin 8-12" freshies)
3 Italy - Val Gardena.

I'm still working overtime on days off to pay for Italy trip. Fingers crossed for good weather for Snowshoe for the end of March -- when there may be something other than lint in my wallet.

mm
Jules
March 13, 2004
Member since 03/9/2004
9 posts
RogerZ-
Boyne and Nubs were on the short list for this youth group trip. We opted for Caberfae and WOW! it was GREAT! [Big Grin] Snow conditions were suitable and they have 485'of verticle. The hub and I agree that their greens and blues have been the most challenging for us so far.
Jules
March 13, 2004
Member since 03/9/2004
9 posts
WGO- no, haven't done Mt Bohemia. Was talking to a Yooper (someone from the U.P.) on the chair lift and he mentioned Mt Bohemia. Maybe when we get a little better at skiing. [Wink]
Jules
March 13, 2004
Member since 03/9/2004
9 posts
Hey DWW: [Razz]
WP_Employee
March 14, 2004
Member since 03/7/2004
83 posts
Mt Bohemia is absolutely amazing... whoever owns that resort is doing work that is nothing short of impressive.

The mountain is a gem... but it is one LOOONNGGG drive from the Chicago area.
ski_guy_59
March 14, 2004
Member since 11/9/2001
221 posts
Wow most of you guys have spent more time on the slopes than me.
3 at Massanutten
3 at CV in a week

John, glad you could shower occasionally. I know it's a challenge to break from the slopes, but we all must stay clean to attract those elusive snowboard bunnies! [Wink]
canaanman
March 14, 2004
Member since 03/5/2004
358 posts
22... i think by my count (of course, once it gets past what I can count by means of fingers and toes I'm at a loss).

19 at timberline
3 at snowshoe

going to be 6 in utah, and hopefully 2 more in the mid-atlantic before closing.
Roy
March 15, 2004
Member since 01/11/2000
609 posts
I've got 67 days so far with trips to Mt. Snow and Mt. Sunapee coming up.

1-Wintergreen
4-Jackson Hole
1-Snow King, WY
2-RoyBarb Mountain, NC
62-Ski Liberty

johnfmh, I live in Alexandria and still got those days in. The way I did it, I quit my job and became a ski instructor. I didn't make a lot of money but had a great time.
Roger Z
March 15, 2004
Member since 01/16/2004
2,181 posts
Roy- RoyBarb Mountain NC???? What on earth is that? Is that you and your wife's favorite hill and you're not disclosing it to us? Or are you tantalizing us with an unknown private hill down south?
knobblues
March 15, 2004
Member since 03/15/2004
3 posts
9 so far

1 Roundtop
1 Massanutten
1 Seven Springs
1 Liberty
2 Snowshoe
3 Crested Butte
Thinking of capping off the season w/a Vermont road trip this weekend.
snowbird
March 15, 2004
Member since 02/28/2004
51 posts
ive got plenty of days but wanting many more these next 2 weeks. ive taken two trips to utah one for 6 days and the other one for a week. plus one whopping day at the horrible sugar mtn ( only went bc it was opening day and they were teh only resort open in nc) plus tons and tons of days at app. way to many to count on hands feet i would say around 40 sessions at app. im gonna be there all next weekend and all the weekend after that. so ill top of the season with close to 60 days. and thats living 2 hours from the mtn one way. good thing i got a bro at app so i can stay up there on weekends and ride all weekend.
Redman
March 15, 2004
Member since 03/15/2004
106 posts
John,
It is pretty easy to get 50+ days of riding providing you tell your boss that you are taking all Fridays off from opening day till closing. The WVa season typically last 16 weeks so just include a few holidays and a couple extra 4 day weekends and you are there. I've been snagging 50+ for the last 10 years and 30+ the 6 years before I really perfected "The Tour". You have to "want" to ride 50 days...especially when you live in the DC metro area. It helps if you have connections for a place to stay but I've started many seasons sleeping in the truck off Canaan Loop Rd in Canaan Heights until I got hooked up. I must admit that by the end of March I'm ready for a few weekends chilling at the homestead. I live in Burke and have the 169 mile doorstep to quad lift at Canaan drive down to 3:15 with 1 gas stop.
ndskier
March 16, 2004
Member since 12/11/2003
56 posts
11 for me

2 days snowshoe
5 days Big Sky
4 Days Mammoth, CA
Roy
March 17, 2004
Member since 01/11/2000
609 posts
RogerZ
RoyBarb Mountain is a place in North Carolina where my buddy has a house. He got 2 feet of snow in December and we took the ATV wherever we could on the mountain and skied it.

With my Suunto S6, I measured the longest vertical at 760 feet. If we could have gotten the ATV to the top of the mountain, we would have had considerably more.
jimmy
March 24, 2004
Member since 03/5/2004
2,650 posts
I've been putting this post off bcause i figured that the answer means my season is over.

30 days- 7 Springs 13, Timberline 13, one day each @ CV, Whitetail, Liberty and snowshoe.

Would a trip to Portillo Chile be this season or next season. I guess if I win the lottery we'll find out.
Roy
March 25, 2004
Member since 01/11/2000
609 posts
My total is now 70. I skied Mt. Sunapee Monday and Mt. Snow on Tues and Weds.

Jimmy I've always debated that myself. If you ski in the summer (including Blackcomb, Mt. Hood, Chile, Austalia, et al), at what point does the season end and begin? Unfortunately, I haven't won the lottery to be really faced with that question either.

After July 4th starts a new season?
jimmy
March 25, 2004
Member since 03/5/2004
2,650 posts
OK Roy, July 4th sounds good....only three months til ski season?

How were conditions at MT Snow? We were there last March and had a blast.
gatkinso
March 25, 2004
Member since 01/25/2002
316 posts
14 days - mostly at Liberty and Whitetail... a weak season for me but with a 10 month old you gotta take it where you find it.
kelly001
March 26, 2004
Member since 02/25/2004
7 posts
18 once I put in the extra 4 days next week in Tahoe!
Roy
March 27, 2004
Member since 01/11/2000
609 posts
Jimmy, Mt Snow was good. I was especially impressed with their tree areas. Last week they got 20 or so inches and the trees still had some powder in them.

Moguls were dreadful. Powder on top and ice behind them. A deadly situation. Overall, I liked Mt Snow and I would go back.
MitchH
April 22, 2004
Member since 03/29/2004
41 posts
Well since I recently returned from a backcountry ski trip in the Canadian Rockies (staying at the Campbell Icefields Chalet), I am ready to post my stats: 28 days of skiing, seven of them skiing backcountry in the Canadian Rockies, two days at Sunshine Resort in Alberta, two days at Whitetail, 8 days at Timberline, and the rest at Whitegrass Ski Touring Center. I would have skied alot more, but I also iceclimbed for 19 days (8 days in the Canadian Rockies, and the rest weekends in New Hampshire and Lake Placid, NY). So my total for skiing and iceclimbing (which is just as fun as skiing) is 47, pretty good considering I have a full time job in Washington, D.C.
danielle
May 19, 2004
Member since 05/17/2004
10 posts
28 Timberline
1 Winterplace

I live 3 hrs. from Timberline, otherwise i would go more often!
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