2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

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2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby jamesdeluxe » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:47 am

I'm done for the season and have moved on to planting my vegetable garden and pulling dandelions for salads. :bow:

While I don't think that any of us East Coast lift-served stiffs are going to call 2009-10 a classic, there were plenty of memorable days. I posted my Season Highlights on Harvey Road.

When you've dialed back your DIN settings for the summer, let's see how your season turned out.

28 Days
2 Loveland, CO
1 Winter Park, CO
7 Belleayre, NY
3 Hunter, NY
1 Plattekill, NY
1 Greek Peak, NY
1 Camelback, PA
1 Jay Peak, VT
1 Smugglers Notch, VT
1 Mont Sutton, QC
1 Bromont, QC
1 Owl’s Head, QC
1 Mont Orford, QC
1 Massif du Sud, QC
1 Mont Sainte-Anne, QC
2 Massif de Charlevoix, QC
1 Mont Grand-Fonds, QC
1 Mont Édouard, QC
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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby Harvey44 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:52 am

What's a DIN setting? :wink:

I had 27 days this year. My goal was 30+.

Gore (20)
Whiteface (1)
Siamese Ponds Wilderness (1)
Hunter (1)
Belleayre (2)
Plattekill (1)
Hopewell, NJ (1)

With all the snow that fell south of the mountains, I felt I had to count one ski day in my own backyard.

New areas for me were Plattekill and Belleayre - two mountains I really like.

Thanks to James and Jason pushing me to expand my horizons and explore the Catskills.
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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby Tony Crocker » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:59 am

I'm at 42 days and 850K vertical so far, have a shot at breaking the records from 2004-05 before I'm done this year.
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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby jasoncapecod » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:48 am

keeping track of vertical is insane. that's like counting how many steps you take in any given day..


the only person at a ski area who should be doing any counting , is the guy counting the money at the end of the day.. :stir:
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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby Admin » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:04 pm

I'll provide my day tally once my season is done. It's gonna be a while. :wink:

jasoncapecod wrote:keeping track of vertical is insane. that's like counting how many steps you take in any given day..


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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby jamesdeluxe » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:20 pm

Admin wrote:I'll provide my day tally once my season is done. It's gonna be a while. :wink:.

I think that the previous two years, I requested in advance that people either not make a post like that ^^ or at least do it in an original way.

This season, out of curiosity, I wanted to see how long it would take for someone to deliver that hoary line:
5 hours 17 minutes.
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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby Admin » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:24 pm

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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby jamesdeluxe » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:29 pm

I'll forget about the whole thing if you can use your connections to get me a day of skiing with Charlotte Moats.
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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby Admin » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:40 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:I'll forget about the whole thing if you can use your connections to get me a day of skiing with Charlotte Moats.


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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby Patrick » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:45 pm

Admin wrote:I'll provide my day tally once my season is done. It's gonna be a while. :wink:

Hey, that's my line. :wink:

Numbers aren't adding up fast, I'm one behind Mr. Crocker (41). Only one day since that sad day when I skied Tremblant. Breakdown by ski areas to date to follow once I get home and have some time.
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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby jamesdeluxe » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:00 pm

Patrick, I think you missed the memo, but Tony has decided that as head moderator, he will delete areas that are less than 700 verts ("molehills") from ski-day counts in this thread. To save time for everyone, you may want to adjust your totals accordingly.
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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby Patrick » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:06 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:Patrick, I think you missed the memo, but Tony has decided that as head moderator, he will delete areas that are less than 700 verts ("molehills") from ski-day counts in this thread. To save time for everyone, you may want to adjust your totals accordingly.


:shock: :shock: :shock:

Let's see... :-k I count maybe 10 days. :oops: Morgane's ski racing and lack of stormchasing has definitely had an impact.
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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:42 pm

Since we're :brick: here, I'll respond.

Days should not be excluded, but if you guys think a couple of hours and a handful of short runs is equivalent to a full day of skiing, go ahead and think that. Vertical is not a perfect measure but it's far less imperfect than day count. I suspect Patrick considers this season so far considerably inferior to 41 days where more of the skiing was full days on "real mountains," and a vertical count would reflect that.

The earn-turns people like icelantic are an exception. His earned 10K on April 1 is an impressive achievement.

Days are the most common measure because they are easiest to track. That doesn't make them a particularly informative indicator. BTW I'm often in agreement with admin about quality vs. quantity. That involves criteria like what terrain did you ski, was there fresh powder, how good was it, etc. This requires more intensive record keeping than turning an altimeter watch on and off at the beginning and end of the day. Patrick and I both record some of that kind of info (mostly on TR's here in my case), and in these season summations I find it interesting to read a few of the subjective highlights along with the summary info by area.

jamesdeluxe wrote:This season, out of curiosity, I wanted to see how long it would take for someone to deliver that hoary line

I resisted that temptation. Nonetheless the appearance of this thread usually coincides with the transition from winter skiing to spring skiing for me.
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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby jamesdeluxe » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:00 pm

Tony Crocker wrote: if you guys think a couple of hours and a handful of short runs is equivalent to a full day of skiing, go ahead and think that.

So you're disqualifying Admin's one-and-out on rock-hard refrozen at Alta last weekend?
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Re: 2009-10 Ski-Day Totals

Postby Harvey44 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:09 pm

Reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw once.... "Keep your laws off my body."

Since presumably enjoyment is the goal ... you can't apply your own criteria to someone else's skiing.

I don't buy vertical as a measure.

I skied for three days with probably less than 2000 feet of vertical total and had the time of my life:

http://harvey44.blogspot.com/2005/11/1s ... -solo.html

Might not count in your calculation, but it sure counts in mine.
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