How many days have you skied this season?
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
Also the divorce is proceeding on schedule... (just kidding)
Don't laugh but:
1 day at Perfect North, IN
1 day at Bittersweet, MI
1 day (this Sat) at Caberfae Peaks, MI
24 & probably will get in about 6 more up north before the end of the season.
Tom / PM
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!
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.
Only 8 days for me. Darn that new job and buying a house and such
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.
I'm at 23. Hopefully, I'll get 2 more in this weekend.
Here's the breakdown:
7 Springs 1
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.
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.
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?
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.
You've skied a lot of local slopes this year. Which one was your favorite and why??? Inquiring minds want to know....
1 wolf laurel
and 1/2 night seeson at APP
maybe copper mountain or winter Park
12 and hopefully a couple more.
6 Whistler Blackcomb
? Snowshoe before the season ends?
I'm at 11
4@Holiday Valley NY
1@Mad River Mtn. OH (not to be confused with Mad River Glen)
2@Whiteface Mtn. NY
2@Gore Mtn. NY
Wisp Sat. will be number 12.
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 $1500 in lift tickets alone (including paying for friends of the kids several times.)
So far: 8 days
Hope to ski SS and 7Springs again before the
end the season, this weekend would be a good
time to visit one.
Far less than usual.
Be at Snowshoe late in March for a couple more days.
I usually get in 20 days or so.
Guess I am working too hard.
1 day -- Winterplace
3 days -- Massanutten
That's it, been wayyy to busy with school and hockey to do anything else.
Well, I have one last trip planned to Snowshoe for 3/19 - 3/21. With those 3 days, I'll be at 29 for the season
Whitetail - 3 days
Snowshoe - 14 days
Utah (various resorts) - 9 days
Canaan/Timberline - 3 days
Hey if we're counting cross-country skiing then my total is up to 16 days this season, assuming I go to WT on Sat. 12 days downhill and 4 days X-C. No snowmobiling this winter though, unfortunately.
Warren tops the list with 29. That's impressive!!!!
Has anyone in this metro region ever skied over 30 days? If so, I'd love to know how. Short of getting laid off in Dec., I don't know how anyone can hold down a day job in Washington or Baltimore and ski much more than 30 days in the season, but if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears.
We gotta' count XC - it's outside, on skis, on the snow, and unnerving as *^%$ 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.
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.
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.
Ok add 2 to mine for x-c skiing/snowshoeing & also helping out with some handicap kids one day...
Only 9 days then to break the vaunted 30 day mark!!!
68 days. but i live 10 miles from roundtop.
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?
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).
Sadly, just 8.
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.
Boyne and Nubs were on the short list for this youth group trip. We opted for Caberfae and WOW! it was GREAT!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I've got 67 days so far with trips to Mt. Snow and Mt. Sunapee coming up.
1-Snow King, WY
2-RoyBarb Mountain, NC
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.
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?
9 so far
1 Seven Springs
3 Crested Butte
Thinking of capping off the season w/a Vermont road trip this weekend.
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.
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.
11 for me
2 days snowshoe
5 days Big Sky
4 Days Mammoth, CA
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
18 once I put in the extra 4 days next week in Tahoe!
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.
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.
I live 3 hrs. from Timberline, otherwise i would go more often!