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Snow Skiing RULES !!!


#1

Just got back from a couple of days at Dodge Ridge. Anybody have any big ski plans this year? My goal is to get 20 days in. I have a trip to Tahohe and Taos in the works right now!


#2

We're planning a trip to Mt. Bachelor. Got a cabin at the Inn of the Seventh Mountain.

It's been a tad bit warm at my usual stomping grounds (Crystal Mountain). I'm to the point now where I'm not so much concerned about the number of trips as I am the quality of the time I spend there. So I'm looking forward to our Bachelor trip.


#3

I've been up 3 times so far. I'm going to try again next week. I have a 7 day trip to CO planned. I have a Copper 4 pack so that's four of our days. My daughter and I are planning to see at least a couple of other areas too.

Last time I went down there we went ot A Basin, Keystone, Vail, and Copper Mtn. I liked Copper the best because of the wide variety of terrain, including some nice cornices and steeps on the back side, and that year they had the best snow coverage.

I never get as many days as I like. I generally get 12-16 with a high of 35 one year. It's that damn time and money tug of war thing.


#4

Mount Bachelor is killer I love being able to ski circles around the mountain. I got 103 ski days in 1980. I lived in shaver Lake Ca. and my 6th grade class went skiing for PE.


#5

SteelyEyes,

Where in WA do you ski?


#6

Crystal Mountain mostly. I used to ski Alpental a lot when I lived closer in that direction.


#7

kraig i haven't been to dodge in 4 years. didn't they expand the moutin?


#8

Yea, they added a new lift and 10-15 new runs mostly black and double black diamond YEEEEE HAAAAAW


#9

Yes, yes it does! I used to ski quite frequentlly. I even used to be a lift attendant at while back. Unfortunately, I haven;'t skied much in the past few years, only a few times.


#10

You all should try knuckle dragging...

It'll change your life...

B.


#11

Damn snowboarders! Just kidding!

I was going to try it when I was working at Ski Roundtop. I swore to the snowboard instructors that I was in the half pipe the first day. I was not joking! Unfortunately, I hurt myself and wasn't able to try snowboarding.


#12

I've done the snowboarding thing. It's pretty easy to pickup on. It's also a lot less physically demanding for the same distance covered. I like skiing and as long as my knees last I'll do that. It's fun and a better workout. Not to mention it's a fuckload faster than a snowboard.

My son rides a 195 CM board and he can barely keep up with me on my skis. So I think snowboards are great for old guys that don't want to go fast anymore.

I met a couple of guys like that in Sun Valley. One was 72 and riding a 173 stick and going up almost every day.


#13

Steely, they're also good for younger guys who've had their ACL's reconstructed, don't want to risk another blowout, yet still want to have a good time on the hill...


#14

That too. I've been lucky to keep my knees for as long as I have condsidering the abuse I've put my body through over the years.