What did you do this season that sets it apart?

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

  1. Dwight

    Dwight Getting on the lift Skier

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    1. No helicopter for ski patrol clients this year.
    2. Got more patrollers to have fun carving hard.
    3. Worked through a weird bad knee problem. Who knew the harder you ski, it would go a way. :)
    4. Was a ski tech and retail shop for first time. Lots of fun.

    Lack luster year. Trying to make some changes this summer that will hopefully make next season more memorable.
     
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  2. ADKmel

    ADKmel Instructor & Ski Bum Skier

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    Southern Adirondacks NY
    Skied 54 days (may get more at Killington but work is calling)
    Beat the MCP pass big time skiing these Mt's.
    Alta, over a foot of snow and hurrah "interlodge"
    Snowmass, one of my favorites always
    Highlands, love ripping the groomers top to bottom.
    Taos, Steep, great trees, bowls and groomers, bumps, Loved the sunshine and Powder at 12K and skiing in my sunglasses and nanopuff in Feb!
    Whistler -Skied mostly Blackcomb yes foggy but great snow and Mt.- will go back need more days to ski this gigantic Mt.
    Revelstoke- loved the super steep, no people, snow every day on top, trees, bowls and groomers. Great town.
    Stowe- ice turned to spring skiing.
    Went to Elk PA for first time thank goodness for man-made and wow they do a great job
    Okemo & Killington multiple times.
    Bought the Renoun Z90's for next season my quiver is full
    Black Pearls become my spring rock skis, Atomic cloud 11's my go fast groomer skis & for West trips Eysians and Renouns.
    Taught A ton of lessons- loved getting newbies 'hooked up' many return customers/privates
    Skied with old and new friends
    Already Made plans for 2018 trips.
    Wanting summer to go by fast.
     
  3. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Getting off the lift Instructor

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    [QUOTE="Ron, post: 106553, member: 13]

    FINALLY getting my hip fixed! :crutches:[/QUOTE]

    YAHOOOOOooooo!!!!!!!!!
     
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  4. bbinder

    bbinder Out on the slopes Skier

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    I feel that I am continuing to ski better than I did the year before
    I finally made it to A Basin for the Mother's Day trip (sadly won't be making it this year)
    I got some new ski clothes
     
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  5. markojp

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

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    Rhishiri's on the bucket list. Maybe at the tippy top.
     
  6. Scotty I.

    Scotty I. Winter is over but still a need for speed Skier

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    And a very, very fine job you have done.
     
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  7. Scotty I.

    Scotty I. Winter is over but still a need for speed Skier

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    My first year skiing with a total knee replacement after over twenty years of sucking it up and skiing with pain. Consequently, way more days on slope (over 30) completely pain-free. My life has changed and couldn't be happier.
     
  8. SkiNurse

    SkiNurse Spontaneous Christy Pugski Ski Tester

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    At least I was there for 3/5 of your good AND I used my nursing cleverness so you wouldn't have to take up knitting. I'm working on building up my liver for the Mother's Day festivities. :hug::beercheer::rocks:
     
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  9. Long Hair Hippy

    Long Hair Hippy Putting on skis Skier

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    The Good:
    Skied the best bump run of my life during a clinic while skiing w/ level II & III instructors. Felt damn good too!
    Got the wife back into loving the sport and being more confident after a crash and broken bone a couple of years ago!
    I had a remarkable goggle tan going this year!
    Had my ass handed to me a few times doing what I love!

    The Bad
    Got hosed my Mother Nature here in the Midwest this winter!
    Both Kids outgrew boots….$$$$
    Kid number one outgrew skies $$

    The Ugly
    Kids said they are getting bored with skiing because they do it too much. WTF! They only made it out like 30 times each this year.
    Kids now pursuing boarding. Have to drag along 2-snowboards along with the usual family quiver. Killing me!
    Kids said they want to do other activities while on ski vacation. Huh??? But it’s a ski vacation, not a horseback riding vacation right?
    I caught a nasty case of bronchitis while skiing out west this year.
     
  10. Kneale Brownson

    Kneale Brownson Getting off the lift Instructor

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    Kids should haul their own gear
     
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  11. slowrider

    slowrider Out on the slopes Skier

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    Actually learned to carve both skis at the same time.
     
  12. Brian Likes Pow

    Brian Likes Pow Getting on the lift Skier

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    Still an upgrade from greyhound.
     
  13. Guy in Shorts

    Guy in Shorts Tree Psycho Skier

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    1) First season in about 35 years that I wasn't on a ski that said Volkl for a majority of my days. Thanks Cyrus.

    2) Fifth season with 100+ ski days. Killington created a special pass to recognize its most faithful customers.

    My Pass.JPG
     
  14. Chris Walker

    Chris Walker Ullr Is Lord Skier

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    Skied in a different country (Japan) for the first time.
     
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  15. squill

    squill Booting up Skier

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    Skied in five different states. Bought a new snowboard (continuing education) and learned how to get the knee and elbow down w/o dragging my knuckles ;)

    (Edit) Joined pugski.com
     
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  16. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A Out on the slopes Skier

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    More mid week skiing than other years.
    Got to meet up with a few PUGSKI people.
    First season on my Head Rally skis.
    Hit 50 years skiing this season.
    Just skiing at 70 years of age.
     
  17. Brad J

    Brad J Putting on skis Skier

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    Well after last season skiing was back to normal this year back east
    got my goal of over 40 days
    joined an adult race league
    did a lot of glade and bump skiing
    went to MRG more than once since the mid 90"s
    Skied and stayed at Burke Mt and the new Burke Mt hotel ( very nice )
    skied Utah in fresh snow 5 out of 6 days
    almost made it the entire season not buying a pair of ski's
     
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  18. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink Experience level may vary during the run Skier

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    The biggest thing for this season? I skied! The rest:
    -I've skied at least 10 or 12 skis this year and can tell the difference.
    -My skiing has improved a lot.
    -I skied trees for the first time, at least on purpose.
    -I skied powder for essentially the first time.
    -I had a pretty great crash, lived to tell, and skied again in two days with a bum shoulder.
    -I've met, either in person or on line, some really great folks.
    -I have found my passion for skiing again!
     
  19. CalG

    CalG Booting up Skier

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    Stood at the summit bracing against 70mph+ winds.

    Skied on "the other foot" a lot. Just because.
     
  20. tam

    tam ❄❄❄❄❄ Industry Insider

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    Just keep driving north...
    It wasn't my deepest, and a lot fewer days than normal, but still one of my more memorable seasons:
    • Started with a bang: deep powder turns in late October... then a few days later... heli drops.
    • Learned all the ins and outs of my new home mountain.
    • Skied two areas I've wanted to ski forever (Kicking Horse and Revelstoke)
    • Party-ski heli lap with some of my best friends from college.
    • Skiing with my 13yr old dog... just xc skiing now, but still a happy dog on snow.
    • Touring in beautiful mountains with beautiful people
    • More heli-skiing!
    • Sights from my daily commute while sipping my Tim's: stunning peaks, sunrise alpenglows, moonsets, plenty of elk, and a class 4 avalanche
    • Amazing April wintery conditions at the Lake...
    • And the season is still going strong... fantastic April conditions and touring season is upon is.
     
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