Annual "Where did you slide?" this past season
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The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
April 4, 2009
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DCSkiers, here is your opportunity to share with us the places and how often you "slid" during the 2008-2009 winter. If you still have a planned trip coming up, then include the details just as if you had already taken the trip. There will be several polls: locations, days on the slopes, and length of individual trips. Feel free to also post any thoughts you have about the past season in a separate email in this thread.

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The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
April 5, 2009
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
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Folks,
Please provide a simple post reply when you have completed the poll(s). This way we can keep track of number of responders, and names. Otherwise I will have to keep pushing the polls to frequent posters to get inputs.
Thanks,
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The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
April 5, 2009
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The Colonel has responded to the poll.
Ullr
April 5, 2009
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Responded
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bousquet19 - DCSki Supporter
April 5, 2009
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Me too.

Woody
Laurel Hill Crazie - DCSki Supporter
April 5, 2009
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I never pass on my civic responsibility to vote.
Henley
April 5, 2009
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responded
BushwackerinPA
April 5, 2009
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the season aint over yet
David
April 5, 2009
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Originally Posted By: BushwackerinPA
the season aint over yet


It sure isn't: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php...Field2=-79.4665
Murphy
April 5, 2009
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Done.
skier219
April 5, 2009
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Yo
GRK
April 5, 2009
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10-4
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
April 6, 2009
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Connie, Jimmy, Kim, fish, Brad
Have you all completed the Annual Survey of DCSier sliding this past year?
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Norsk
April 6, 2009
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check
David
April 6, 2009
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Originally Posted By: The Colonel
Connie, Jimmy, Kim, fish, Brad
Have you all completed the Annual Survey of DCSier sliding this past year?
The Colonel smile


Jimmy and Kim coming home today. There was a big ski school party last night....
jimboc
April 6, 2009
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bingo
scootertig
April 6, 2009
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365 posts
I voted... So far, I'm the only Homesteader. I'm including data from my trip to CO that starts on Wednesday...

aaron
curih
April 6, 2009
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Responded. But how could you include both PA and New England and completely miss the state of NY.
ridgeman
April 6, 2009
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46 posts
Done.
comprex
April 6, 2009
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Originally Posted By: curih
Responded. But how could you include both PA and New England and completely miss the state of NY.


I put 'ONLA' for the Belleayre trip and 'OWUS' for Jackson/GT/Snowking.
comprex
April 6, 2009
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BTW I totally expected LHC or Marcus to get the O-PA box.
fishnski
April 6, 2009
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The FISH has posted the SKI poll....
ridenski - DCSki Supporter
April 6, 2009
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82 posts
Done. No Whitegrass?
oldensign - DCSki Columnist
April 6, 2009
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I am in!
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bawalker
April 6, 2009
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Was someone asking for me? heh

I voted, unfortunately this year like last only saw me on the slopes twice all winter. Both times at Whitetail in January when the deepest of the cold snap hit and natural/man-made conditions were at their most pristine.
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
April 6, 2009
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Why NY not included. I consider, for purposes of this poll, that NY and NJ, in other words any state north of PA and along the east coast (to include VT) to be part of New England.
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jimmy
April 6, 2009
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ok
pagamony - DCSki Supporter
April 6, 2009
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^^ what a quality sig !


i regret i didn't ski more this year
Envy
April 7, 2009
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Voted
comprex
April 7, 2009
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Originally Posted By: The Colonel
Why NY not included.


Well, it was still Dutch when the term 'New England' was invented...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Netherland
David
April 7, 2009
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Originally Posted By: comprex
Originally Posted By: The Colonel
Why NY not included.


Well, it was still Dutch when the term 'New England' was invented...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Netherland


I hate the Dutch!
comprex
April 7, 2009
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Originally Posted By: David


I hate the Dutch!


I hate NJ. <shrug>
skier219
April 7, 2009
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To tell a family secret, my grandmother was Dutch....


(bonus points for the origin)
David
April 7, 2009
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Blazing Saddles!
JohnL
April 7, 2009
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This ain't Amsterdam, Vince.

Voted.
therusty
April 7, 2009
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422 posts
I'm in
rmcva
April 7, 2009
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187 posts
done
RodSmith
April 8, 2009
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I voted. Probably done for the year with 10 days, one trip out west to BK. Best day of my season was there with JohnL and the Colonel. Thanks DCSki, for making that happen.
Abe
April 8, 2009
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Interesting poll... just cast my votes!
appskiah
April 8, 2009
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done

Yeah, where is Whitegrass?

Opened the season at Whitegrass in Nov. and ended at Whitetail. Maybe Eastern Snowfields in May?...
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
April 8, 2009
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Originally Posted By: Abe
Interesting poll... just cast my votes!

Abe and others,
Yes, the results of the poll so far are quite interesting. I hope to do a more in-depth analysis in the coming weeks. The amount of money being spent at resorts and on transprotation is definitely in the six figures, more than enough to get the attention of the local and other resorts. We talk with our money, if they do not listen, it is at their peril.
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The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
April 8, 2009
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Originally Posted By: appskiah
done

Yeah, where is Whitegrass?

Opened the season at Whitegrass in Nov. and ended at Whitetail. Maybe Eastern Snowfields in May?...


With apologies to all DCSkiers...I had Whitegrass on my original list of resorts in the poll and after several iterations I obviously left it out. I can not add it to the poll that's out there, but I am adding a new poll for just Whitegrass.
Thanks for calling this to my attention.
The Colonel smile
marzNC - DCSki Supporter
April 10, 2009
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responded
gizmosnow
April 10, 2009
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In there.
mwg
April 11, 2009
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voted

Whitetail - 23
Summit County, CO - 7
Steamboat - 6
Snowmass - 5
tskski
April 11, 2009
Member since 03/13/2003 🔗
117 posts

Got home today after three days of sking in Colorado.
Denis - DCSki Supporter
April 13, 2009
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Responded.

Denis
songfta
April 13, 2009
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Responded...
comprex
April 13, 2009
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I think it's time we renamed this the 'WhitetailTLineski' board.

wink
skiobsessed
April 13, 2009
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Responded. Nice poll Colonel!
k_alice
April 13, 2009
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I responded.
David
April 14, 2009
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Hey Colonel, looks like the poll was a hit! An impressive amout of feedback!! And look at all of those people with 40+ days in this year!!
SCWVA
April 14, 2009
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Originally Posted By: David
Hey Colonel, looks like the poll was a hit! An impressive amout of feedback!! And look at all of those people with 40+ days in this year!!


I'm in.

40+ days, these people need to get jobs? smile
Denis - DCSki Supporter
April 14, 2009
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Originally Posted By: SCWVA
Originally Posted By: David
Hey Colonel, looks like the poll was a hit! An impressive amout of feedback!! And look at all of those people with 40+ days in this year!!


I'm in.

40+ days, these people need to get jobs? smile




Unless they are retired. smile cool smile cool smile

I lost count but it was somewhere around 85-100. Not through yet. My annual climb & ski at Mt. Hood is coming up in early May and I will be in Boston for a family event over Memorial Day and if possible will do a side trip to Mt. Washington.
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
April 14, 2009
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You don't have to be retired... Time in the slopes accumulates quickly. A three-week stint at the Shoe and five weekends will do that handsomely. Too bad we had such a short winter, although it started very early.
djwoz
April 15, 2009
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jimmy
April 16, 2009
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Originally Posted By: SCWVA
Originally Posted By: David
Hey Colonel, looks like the poll was a hit! An impressive amout of feedback!! And look at all of those people with 40+ days in this year!!


I'm in.

40+ days, these people need to get jobs? smile




<40 days, huh?? bunch of slackers
SCWVA
April 17, 2009
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Originally Posted By: jimmy


<40 days, huh?? bunch of slackers


Yea, yea, I hear ya, I know I'm a slacker, but I'm working on it. I'm also a fan of quality over quantity.

Lou - Short season? I and many here on DCski got five months of skiing in this year. Started the season with a powder day and ended (? holding out hope for one last trip) it with a powder day.
jimmy
April 17, 2009
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Originally Posted By: SCWVA


Yea, yea, I hear ya, I know I'm a slacker, but I'm working on it. I'm also a fan of quality over quantity.



I don't make the conditions, I just ski them grin .
Denis - DCSki Supporter
April 17, 2009
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
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Originally Posted By: jimmy

I don't make the conditions, I just ski them grin .


Jimmy you are the most quotable guy on this forum.

Thanks. smile
Snow Crash
April 17, 2009
Member since 12/4/2007 🔗
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Drove from DC to Vermont for some ski time at Killington, Okemo
and Stowe. Also took a trip to Timberline, Cannan Valley and Wisp.
Probably not a big deal for most people here.

I've been skiing for four years now, having been a
late (40s) arrival to skiing. I'm now looking to
go further afield to Colorado and Vince's late
season adventures have been inspiring!
Roger Z
April 18, 2009
Member since 01/16/2004 🔗
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Responded.
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
April 18, 2009
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The two "Where Did You Slide This Season?" polls close Sunday! Results to be analyzed in next couple of weeks. Quite a turnout! Lots of amazing info. Let me ask now, if you are one of the voters that responded you skied more than 30 days this past season, please identify how you managed to get in so many days. Retired? Ski Bum? Full Time Instructor?
Part Time Instructor? Live near a ski area? Other Ski Area Employee? A couple of reasons for this info...
1. The rest of us want to know how to do what you did to get in so many ski days! And 2. I hope to do some sort of economic analysis as to the impact DCSki has on the sliding business (large!), and if you are an employee of a resort, then I will need to adjust some of my economic assumptions to factor in this fact.
Thanks,
The Colonel smile
David
April 18, 2009
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
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Part time instructor, which allowed me to be in the 40+ category. Probably wouldn't have made it there otherwhise.
kwillg6
April 20, 2009
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Speaking of conditions... Hey Jimmy, whot bout those mud chickens on closing weekend???? perfect conditions for em! wink would've called em dirt chickens but there sure wasn't much dirt.
SCWVA
April 20, 2009
Member since 07/13/2004 🔗
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Probably half of my skiing was "work" related and I don't work in the ski industry. grin
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
April 20, 2009
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Originally Posted By: SCWVA
Probably half of my skiing was "work" related and I don't work in the ski industry. grin




And how did you manage this?
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jimmy
April 21, 2009
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Originally Posted By: The Colonel


Let me ask now, if you are one of the voters that responded you skied more than 30 days this past season, please identify how you managed to get in so many days. Retired? Ski Bum? Full Time Instructor?
Part Time Instructor? Live near a ski area? Other Ski Area Employee?

The rest of us want to know how to do what you did to get in so many ski days!

The Colonel smile


Colonel your poll needs a bracket for 50 or more grin . Seriously, i did work at Tline this year but i've averaged 40 days for the last five years. The first thing you have to do is decide whether you really want to ski 30+ days. Lots of people say they want to but they're just saying that. Same people who plan to but don't go to the mountain because the conditions aren't going to be good, or they have to go to the mall and buy a new widget, whatever conditions are it's skiing and it's fun. Next thing is a season pass or a reliable lift discount. There's more to it but if i told you everything now there'd be no discuss.
kwillg6
April 22, 2009
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It would be interesting to know how many days were "work" related ie; ski school, patrol, etc... the idea of how many are season pass holders is good too. My 40 + days were mostly work related with ski school. Had I gone out west, there would have been at least 5-6 days of pleasure only.
marzNC - DCSki Supporter
April 22, 2009
Member since 12/10/2008 🔗
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Originally Posted By: jimmy
. . . The first thing you have to do is decide whether you really want to ski 30+ days. Lots of people say they want to but they're just saying that. Same people who plan to but don't go to the mountain because the conditions aren't going to be good, or they have to go to the mall and buy a new widget, whatever conditions are it's skiing and it's fun. Next thing is a season pass or a reliable lift discount. There's more to it but if i told you everything now there'd be no discuss.


Also helps a lot if your main ski buddy isn't your kid who is still in school. Hard to get in 30+ only on weekends and school holidays. Assuming you don't live within an hour of a ski slope.
jimmy
April 24, 2009
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marzNC, You hit on another of the 30+ solutions, live within an hour of the slopes.


Originally Posted By: kwillg6
Speaking of conditions... Hey Jimmy, whot bout those mud chickens on closing weekend???? perfect conditions for em! wink would've called em dirt chickens but there sure wasn't much dirt.




Kwillg6, a fine Mud Season it was. Remember watching one guy, who by the way looked old enuf to know better, skiing down towards the first aid room, thought he was gonna stop but the closer he got to the edge the more i knew he wasn't. So there he goes, off the edge into the mud. His skis stop he keeps going and just like an episode of jackass he comes out of his bindings, Over the handlebars so to speak. I wonder what they think will happen i mean they're called snow skis for a reason, ya?
luist2401
April 30, 2009
Member since 01/10/2007 🔗
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