15-16 Season Recap

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15-16 Season Recap

Postby EMSC » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:52 pm

I may be done for the season (or not, depends on if the storms are big enough next two weeks to get me back out). So I figured I'd start the annual thread (will update this post if I ski any more).

29 total ski days this season.

By month:
2 Nov
6 Dec
5 Jan
6 Feb
6 Mar
4 Apr

By resort:
15 Eldora
7 Copper
2 Winter Park
1 Park City
1 Snowbird
1 Alta
1 Deer Valley (new area for me)
1 Loveland

Wife had 18 days and Jr had 21 days.

5 days held powder for me and several others had very soft snow from leftover/next day type skiing as well. Overall a good season with a 5/6 year old in the house. Especially with Jr progressing to super fast groomed/'all' terrain in his wedge. Working on now getting him to parallel skiing and proper poles by the end of the season and evaluating if I should put him in the racing team next season.
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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby Patrick » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:48 pm

68 total ski days so far... broken ankle in October and bad back in April contributed in lower numbers in Nov, Dec and Apr. I should fall in the range of the previous 2 seasons (86 and 90).

By month:
Oct: 1
Nov: 1
Dec: 8
Jan: 19
Feb: 21
Mar: 16
Apr: 2

By area:
Edelweiss QC: 53
Killington VT: 3
St-Sauveur QC: 2 (a possibly a few more)
Fortune QC: 2
Calabogie ON: 2
Vorlage QC: 1
Cascades QC: 1
Rigaud QC: 1 (new area unless I skied there prior to 1981 which is possible - on the way between Montreal-Ottawa)
Whiteface NY: 1
Cannon NH: 1
Mont Chilly QC: 1
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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby q » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:18 am

Discovery - 33 days
Lookout Pass - 2 days
Non Ski Days - 3 days

This was a somewhat strange year for me in that it was spent almost entirely at Discovery. This in part was due to Discovery extending their season by a week after I had booked my flights meaning I flew home the day after closing day rather than having a week to play elsewhere. Before heading out I knew that I wouldn't see anywhere new this trip but felt that I would at least have a few days away from Philipsburg on day trips but it didn't materialize mainly down to having great conditions on my doorstep. 35 days is a record for me and I got the cost of my pass down to $8.75 per day with the whole of next year still to go on my 2-year March Madness $289 pass. Not bad for a tourist.

Therefore I skied a lot at Discovery and for a season that brought a mere 150 inches the coverage on Limelight was the best I can recall in all my years visiting. The rock/stump/crap band along the top of Christmas Park, Guns etc was covered for pretty much the entire time. The same went for the band 1/2 way down the steep pitch of the same runs meaning you barely had to think when hauling ass through the area.

My 2 days at Lookout holds a little story which I might hold onto for now incase I finally write up a report but my buddy Jim's wife Karen was off for Spring Break so we spent a lovely couple days over in Wallace Idaho skiing at Lookout. Great little brewpub City Limits which served up a St Paddy's day menu which we all enjoyed including fantastic beer brewed in house. Well worth a visit. We stayed in the Stardust Motel which although dated a little was superb value at $44 a room. Clean, comfortable and spacious rooms.

The skiing at Discovery this year was simply superb. There were a few warm spells but Limelight stayed pretty nice and each warm spell was quickly followed by a fresh batch of snow. 44 inches of which fell during the month of March according to patrol. My fitness plan which saw me jogging at 5am in rain/sleet/snow from October to March made a massive difference meaning I didn't really need any days off and skied hard from rope drop to close on many occasions including 1 day where I hit rope drop at 10am and skied without a single stop until Limelight closed at 3.45pm. Despite eating like a king I lost 4% of my body fat during the trip. Yesterday I had my first jog since returning and aim to be fitter than ever next year.

Although we drink beers in the house I also found this year that I spent way less time up town causing mischief which led to less hangovers and the ability to ski hard daily.

The welcome I receive from the ski hill owners, patrol, lifties, skiers and people in town make my stay so memorable and I cannot wait for 2017.
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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby Hacksaw » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:11 am

Still skiing.....
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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby jamesdeluxe » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:34 am

I chose a good season to avoid the northeast.

21 Days
2 Solitude, UT
1 Snowbasin, UT
1 Sundance, UT
2 Camelback, PA
2 Châtel, FR
1 Grand Bornand, FR
1 La Clusaz, FR
2 Megève, FR
2 Espace Diamant, FR
1 Hochstuckli, CH
1 Klewenalp, CH
1 Stoos, CH
2 Mythen, CH
1 Rigi, CH
1 Hoch-Ybrig, CH
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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby Tony Crocker » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:14 pm

Jamesdeluxe's recap is a clear cut example of quality over quantity. =D> Sort of the opposite of Patrick. :-P
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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby Patrick » Sun May 01, 2016 3:21 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:Jamesdeluxe's recap is a clear cut example of quality over quantity. =D> Sort of the opposite of Patrick. :-P


PPPPLease :dead horse:

I have no hesitation between choosing between James' 21 days and my 68 days season if you take everything into account. I can just imagine how much 6 days in Switzerland would have cost. My 68 days season cost less than James' 6 days in Switzerland. :mrgreen:

21 days isn't enough (that also the amount of days I've skied in February), I would be bouncing off wall. In the last 35 years I've only skied 4 season with less than 21 days and 2 of those years were due to fractures.
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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby Admin » Mon May 02, 2016 12:12 pm

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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby Patrick » Mon May 02, 2016 1:22 pm

Admin wrote:"But I'm not dead yet!" - Monty Python

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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby Admin » Mon May 02, 2016 1:40 pm

Patrick wrote:
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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby jamesdeluxe » Thu May 05, 2016 12:00 pm

Patrick wrote:I can just imagine how much 6 days in Switzerland would have cost. My 68 days season cost less than James' 6 days in Switzerland.

Everything included, my total costs for seven ski days in Switzerland: $1,150. Of course, I used FF miles for the flight, so it only cost $50 in taxes.

I think that's a pretty impressive bang for the buck. :bow:
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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby Marc_C » Thu May 05, 2016 5:02 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:Everything included, my total costs for seven ski days in Switzerland: $1,150.

I've met people who have spent more than that for a week at Alta. (Also not including airfare, to keep the comparison valid.)
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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby Admin » Thu May 05, 2016 7:02 pm

If you actually stay in Alta you can hit that in just a few days.
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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby Patrick » Thu May 05, 2016 8:13 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:
Patrick wrote:I can just imagine how much 6 days in Switzerland would have cost. My 68 days season cost less than James' 6 days in Switzerland.

Everything included, my total costs for seven ski days in Switzerland: $1,150. Of course, I used FF miles for the flight, so it only cost $50 in taxes.

I think that's a pretty impressive bang for the buck. :bow:


Impressive, but still more than 4 times more than my 70 days so far.
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Re: 15-16 Season Recap

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu May 05, 2016 11:28 pm

My vote, along with I suspect admin's and many others, would be for the quality of James' 21 days given these 2 options regardless of price. The impressive deals James scored would would likely make such a vote even more lopsided.
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