What did you do this season that sets it apart?

Discussion in 'General Skiing' started by Tricia, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Nancy Hummel

    Nancy Hummel Getting on the lift Skier

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    Got boots dialed in! (Never ending project)

    Started skiing down the hill instead of across the hill.

    Attended great clinics.

    Realized what I need to do to improve.
     
  2. cosmoliu

    cosmoliu Booting up Skier

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    - Went on my first Heli trip. Everyone there swore I'd be addicted by the end of the week, but I think once is enough to get that crossed off my bucket list.
    - Also fell in love with a pair of Stockli AXs.
    - Finally have my weight as far forward, particularly in the bumps, as it always should have been. The AXs are to be directly credited for that.
    - Though I know that one day in the not too distant future I will no longer be able to say this: I ski better than I did last year.
    - Skied the most I ever have in one season- 45 days. Plus two more in May if all goes according to plan. One more on July 4th is a faint possibility...
     
  3. Ken_R

    Ken_R Getting off the lift Skier

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    Wow. I personally did a LOT of driving to go Skiing and got lucky. Took ski gear seriously and dialed it nicely although its a work in progress. So is my skiing!

    #1: Skied several powder days in New Mexico. At Ski Apache and the season closer at Ski Santa Fe thx to @pais alto All were just superb. Skiing in NM is just different. Loved it.

    #2: Skied Steamboat during the first week of January. More than 30 in of snow fell while I was there. It was just amazing. Will never forget my first run of the day down the Sundown Liftline. Wow. Felt so smooth like backcountry powder. It is quite a rare feeling at a resort.

    #3: Spring skiing in Vail...in Febuary..after a few days I skied the Talons Challege at Beaver Creek on the first cold day of the week. It was tough.

    #4: Got my first ski quiver. 2 pairs but I doubt it will stay like that for long. Was worried that the 190cm Moments were going to be too long. I was wrong, they worked amazing. Even in tight trees. Crazy. The do help me ski better since if you get in the backseat at all they let you know QUICK and off you go unless you instantly correct.

    #5: For the first time got boots that go with my skiing and went to a bootfitter. Wow. Can't believe I waited so long.
     
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  4. Bill Miles

    Bill Miles Booting up Skier

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    Skied three new mountains in Canada: Sunshine, Lake Louise, and Nakiska
    Turned 70 (beats the alternative)
     
  5. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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    Got my boot alignment and liner fit about as dialed as I probably can and resolved most of my (significant) turn asymmetry.

    Skied way more steeps, tons of fantastic snow. First season with more turns off piste than on piste.

    Still suck, which means it was a ton of fun. Hopefully a good eight weeks to go.
     
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  6. François Pugh

    François Pugh Putting on skis Skier

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    I've not yet lost a day to injury (touching wood), but it sure has cramped my style on a few days, just minor injuries though (broken radius, separated shoulder, dislocations, broken ribs, maybe broken heels, broken thumb - nothing that would keep me off the slopes). It's mind over matter; if you don't mind it doesn't matter.l
     
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  7. markojp

    markojp mtn rep for the gear on my feet Instructor Industry Insider

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    Went to the gathering for three days and finally met a bunch of puggers at 1:1! Skied W/BC on alpine gear for the first time! Attended a bunch of regional TD clinics... they were great!
     
  8. jimtransition

    jimtransition Booting up Skier

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    Guided and taught lots, and it was one of the worst seasons for snow I've seen in Japan but the highlights were probably skiing powder into the crater of Mt Yotei under a full moon, and climbing Mt Rishiri, an island off the NW of Hokkaido. [​IMG]
     
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  9. Cheizz

    Cheizz Getting on the lift Skier

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    • First avalanche rescue for real (no victims, fortunately)
    • First Alpine Touring trip
     
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  10. Brian Likes Pow

    Brian Likes Pow Getting on the lift Skier

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    I made an attempt at trying to have a somewhat normal life. It was going fine and then it snowed and I was like "oh yeah, dude wtf were you thinking". Anyhow it was a fun winter back east, lots of good times and decent powder days but I'm driving back in a few weeks.
     
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  11. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    Watched my daughter ski her first easy black.. totally under control.

    Gave telemarking a try again after 35 years. Seemed harder with old legs on modern gear than it was with young legs on ancient gear.
     
  12. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Getting off the lift Instructor

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    I can say I skied better yesterday than last month and better than in any of my 72 years of skiing. I remember thinking when I was approaching 50 that I was all done improving both skiing skills and stamina, but that was incorrect.
     
  13. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Sadly, we've had seasons like that.
    Peace to you, my friend.
     
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  14. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Attended 2 CSIA clinics this year. The fall members convention and the Ladies Edge Camp. Signing up for that one again.
    Skied WB for the 6th time in my life. Felt different with no hubby along. Not sure I want to do that again. I know the Pugsters were there, but it was not the same.
    I've had enough of skiing by braille. It happens at the first of the year with the snowmaking, then at WB with the snow.
    I need to do more work on terrain adaptation. So looking at CSIA clinics for that next year.
    Demo'd and ordered the Vantage 95W to replace the Temptation 88's.
    Skied a total of 52 days this year. Best yet!
     
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  15. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    You know, if you move here and we have a drought year, we're going to punish you and buy you a plane ticket on United.
     
  16. Drahtguy Kevin

    Drahtguy Kevin Après aficionado Pugski Ski Tester

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    The good:
    -- magical early season run off Northwoods at Vail
    -- Unexpectedly deep day at Breck with @Doug Briggs
    -- Alta trip with the Colorado Crew where it seemed like we had the place to ourselves
    -- Got pitted in Highlands Bowl
    -- Telluride

    The bad:
    -- @SkiNurse crashed, broke her liver and missed a lot of the season
    -- A killer corn that made me consider selling my gear and take up knitting
     
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  17. Crank

    Crank Getting on the lift Skier

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    Skied out-of -bounds at JH along with some back country at Teton Pass with some old ski buddies I had not skied with in a good 10 years. A couple feet of cold smoke powder really help make this a memorable trip!
     
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  18. trailtrimmer

    trailtrimmer Stuck in the Flatlands Skier

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    Got the heck out of the flat lands and skied Whistler and Lake Louise.

    Now I want to move. :)
     
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  19. Ron

    Ron AKA Finndog Pugski Ski Tester

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    YES! Simply superb, amazing incredible super fun ski:thumb:

    FINALLY getting my hip fixed! :crutches:
     
  20. coskigirl

    coskigirl Out on the slopes Skier

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    -Skied 3 new mountains. Aspen Highlands (wow), Sunlight (wow), Howelson(funky, cheap, convenient).
    -Bought and used my first touring setup.
    -Tried nordic skiing for the first time since childhood and quite enjoyed it. I see this as something I might be able to do a bit more of while I'm in law school and not able to devote as much time to skiing.
    -Skied with my dear friend and running coach after trying to get her on the mountain with me since 2009.
     
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