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.
What did you do this season that sets it apart?
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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.
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.
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!
Got hosed my Mother Nature here in the Midwest this winter!
Both Kids outgrew boots….$$$$
Kid number one outgrew skies $$
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.
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.
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
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!
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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