Memorable quotes from the season

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  1. Chris Walker

    Chris Walker Ullr Is Lord Skier

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    "Good skiers make good ski racers, not the other way around." From my coach. Yogi Berra-esque at first but really pretty insightful if you think about it.
     
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  2. Philpug

    Philpug Gathermeister--Utah Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    From @Andy Mink as he rag dolled down Wasp at Mt. Rose....Ooof...Ahhhg...ahhhh....*&^%...oooF....eak...$%#@....^%$)...
     
  3. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink Experience level may vary during the run Skier

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    And, at the end, "did I cause the avalanche?".
     
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  4. Marty McSly

    Marty McSly Booting up Skier

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    Don't sweat it girl!

    In hindsight, it was fun. :thumb:
     
  5. jtrollmann

    jtrollmann AKA John Skier

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    Conversation on the gondola to the top of Mammoth:

    "So what is the best place to enter Dave's Run," I asked?

    "Well," another skier said pointing, "see those notches near the top? Take which ever warms your heart."

    "Cool," I said.

    "And when you get a third of the way down," he added, "it's pure love!"
     
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  6. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Skier

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    @Tricia in Diamond Bowl during the gathering - "It's like skiing in a milk bottle."
     
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  7. Philpug

    Philpug Gathermeister--Utah Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Over heard at the top of the K-12: "Go that way really fast...if something gets in your way, turn."
     
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  8. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink Experience level may vary during the run Skier

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    At the top of Wasp to @Tricia just before dropping in: What's the worst that could happen?
     
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  9. Tricia

    Tricia Trekchick Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    That was @Philpug's voice you heard.
    And for what its worth, that wasn't the worst that could happen. :D
     
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  10. Tricia

    Tricia Trekchick Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    This thread reminded me of "Quotes from the Condos"

    The opener, posted by @VickieH was priceless.
    Phil: That's what's wrong. I put my pants on backwards. I reached in my pocket and scratched my ass!
     
  11. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink Experience level may vary during the run Skier

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    This is true.
     
  12. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    "Got a slopeside house in the Mid Atlantic paid for weekend mid February. Should I pack ski gear or fishing gear???-Me
     
  13. ProLeisure

    ProLeisure Booting up Skier

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    After watching Pia tomahawk over a band of rocks, hitting her head in the process…

    Me: “Pia, are you okay!?!?!?"

    Pia: “I think so. I’m only bleeding a little bit.”
     
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  14. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A Getting off the lift Skier

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  15. mdf

    mdf back to being an ordinary Gatheree Skier

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    "How icy can it be?"
     
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  16. TahoeCharlie

    TahoeCharlie RetroMan Skier

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    Ah yes, I've use this a few times then had to endure the:

    "Who's f**king idea was this?"
     
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  17. Long Hair Hippy

    Long Hair Hippy Putting on skis Skier

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    I caught a nasty case of bronchitis while skiing out west this year. The cocktail of antibiotics and steroids the doc had me on were starting to take a toll on my stomach.
    Three or four days into the trip while skiing ski Beaver Creek the kids scoped out a bump run they wanted to check out.

    Kid #1…..Dad let’s go check out those bumps and get some video
    Me…. Uh…ok.. shure but I’m gonna have to go slow and take it easy
    Kid #2….Why
    Me….because the medicine i am taking is not agreeing with my stomach. If I suddenly stop in the middle of the run and cinch my butt cheeks together you’ll know why.
    Kid #1 (laughing)….gee dad that’s funny because the name of the lift we are on is the Cinch Express!

    Fortunately there were no major accidents on the hill that day! Kids are still talking about that one. Glad I was able to provide entertainment for them.
     
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  18. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    Today didn't disappoint.

    Standing at the top of a black run with my son this morning. About 11-12 year old kid, no helmet, skis up:

    "Is this a green run????"
     
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  19. Jay Townsend

    Jay Townsend Booting up Skier

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    My instructor in Italy this year on the lift after about 3 runs on day 2 of 3 days of 1 on 1 lessons, "How are you feeling?"

    Me: "I am soaking wet with perspiration due to FEAR!"

    I was too, but luckily two days later the light went on and I got it! By got it I mean I went from fear to enjoyment and immediately fell in love with skiing.
     
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  20. mdf

    mdf back to being an ordinary Gatheree Skier

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    Not from this season, but I love this story so much I have to recycle it.

    So I'm standing by the entrance to Starr at Stowe, a pretty serious run.
    A guy and a young girl, maybe five years old, skis up and the girl sits down and starts to cry. So I'm thinking, sheesh, overbearing Dad pushing daughter too hard, what's wrong with some people?

    But then he says, "If you are going to cry, you can't ski Starr."

    She stops crying, gets up, and skis down Starr, killing it.

    So anytime I'm feeling grumpy about something out on the hill, I tell myself, "If you are going to cry, you can't ski Starr."
     
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