2010-11 Ski-Day Count

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2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby jamesdeluxe » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:02 am

Bean counters unite. When your season is done, show us where you've been.

28 Days
1 Snow King, WY
2 Jackson Hole, WY
2 Grand Targhee, WY
1 Brighton, UT
1 Hunter, NY
3 Belleayre, NY
1 Song, NY
1 Skaneateles, NY
1 Hickory, NY
2 Whiteface, NY
1 Gore, NY
3 Windham, NY
2 Winter Park, CO
1 Loveland, CO
2 Alpine Mountain, PA
1 Camelback, PA
3 Jay Peak, VT
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby EMSC » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:12 am

Did you post these TR's and I missed them? Somehow my brain doesn't recall them; which could be the lack of sleep from a 1 year old that likes to wake up at 5:30am most of the time.

jamesdeluxe wrote:
1 Song, NY
1 Skaneateles, NY

2 Alpine Mountain, PA
1 Camelback, PA
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby jamesdeluxe » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:03 pm

EMSC wrote:Did you post these TR's and I missed them?

The Camelback and Song Mountain days weren't particularly memorable so I didn't even post TRs. I figured that the ones for Skaneateles Ski Club, NY and Alpine Mountain, PA wouldn't be of interest to anyone here, but take a look if you're curious.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby EMSC » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:52 pm

Nice Alpine Mtn TR. I spent a couple decades hitting what seems like the majority of obscure ski hills in the region so I love seeing TR's from tiny places like those. I'm still waiting for TR's from places like Eagle Rock, Blue Marsh, Wisp, and Cazenovia among others... I figure in addition to Eldora out here I may do some trips in a few years with my son to places like Sol Vista, Ski Cooper and Snowy Range just to mix it up.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby SKI-3PO » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:42 pm

The only Blue Marsh I knew of (near Reading, PA) no longer operates as a ski area.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby rfarren » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:50 pm

I'm not sure if my season is over yet. It depends on the wife, as I may go up to Lake Placid this weekend. I haven't been there all year, which would be a first since 1992.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby Marc_C » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:09 pm

As always, you east coasters start this thread weeks if not months too early.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:37 pm

I will second MarcC's post above with a caveat. As Patrick notes every year, there are East Coast areas that spin lifts to late April/early May each year. While I think it would be obnoxious of me to suggest delaying this thread until Mammoth closes July 4, I think the close of eastern lift service is probably the appropriate time.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby riverc0il » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:28 am

Marc_C wrote:As always, you east coasters start this thread weeks if not months too early.

While I concur this thread always starts to early every year, it has nothing to do with east or west. Many northeast areas are still operating with about a half dozen having the potential to go into May. Not to speak of those who will be earning turns well into the summer. The Loaf plans to stay open until mid-May which is longer than most western ski areas. Snide commentary about northeast skiers from the Utah crowd continues to make this place rather unfriendly.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby Patrick » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:41 am

I decided not to post my wiseass remarks this year, as it's getting old. Funny the first year or two, but pretty predictable.

Marc_C wrote:As always, you east coasters start this thread weeks if not months too early.


You'll note that the thread is started by James ever year. Noting that James is sidelined for the rest of the season and on the DL, makes it even more reasonable for him to start this thread. Although James variety and ski choices are far from the average skier, his season as always look similar to them. I know some hardcore skiers put their skis away in early April and get the kayak out. These skiers would probably ski circles around Marc on any terrain and ski double the amount of days.

riverc0il wrote:While I concur this thread always starts to early every year, it has nothing to do with east or west. Many northeast areas are still operating with about a half dozen having the potential to go into May. Not to speak of those who will be earning turns well into the summer. The Loaf plans to stay open until mid-May which is longer than most western ski areas. Snide commentary about northeast skiers from the Utah crowd continues to make this place rather unfriendly.


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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby EMSC » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:48 am

SKI-3PO wrote:The only Blue Marsh I knew of (near Reading, PA) no longer operates as a ski area.


I guess that's not too surprising. I probably work in a building that's about as tall as that place... (the building is 17 stories).


As to Marc C's comment, I don't know that pointing out that the season is far from over in many places is exactly wrong? but the phrasing of the comment is very snide and in-your-face... and thus inappropriate IMO. For that matter, assuming Admin wants to grow the population of these boards would mean a fair number of skiers both east and west who, as Patrick points out, may be very dedicated skiers who have other actual interests in life starting earlier than others on this board. You don't automatically have to ski from October to June exclusively to be a great and dedicated skier.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby soulskier » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:53 am

Thanks for starting the thread. Given the huge amount of snow in the Sierras this year, I suspect it'll be July before my final day.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby flyover » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:10 am

While I like to think of myself as an unstoppable force on skis, it turns out I’m no match for an immovable object. My “adult” ski season this year met an untimely demise near the end of the day on January 22 when, on a bushwacky gravity traverse at Bohemia, I hooked a ski under a submerged, but securely-cemented-into-the-snow tree branch, and came to an immediate dead stop, in non-releasable bindings, from somewhere between 5-10 mph. The results? my first orthopedic injury in 36 years of skiing, specifically: a grade-II MCL sprain (“moderately high-grad tearing”), meniscocapsular sprain peripheral to the body of the meniscus, a deep fissure in the patellar cartilage, and moderate strain of the hamstring tendon.

After about a month off of skis, I was able to get back to skiing (parallel turns only, no tele) the local molehills with my daughter (she turned 5 at the end of January and, much to her mother’s horror, is now really ripping it on the groomers), but decided to skip two tentatively-planned western trips, and any additional weekends on the U.P.

The totals:
5 MRG,
2 Bohemia,
Somewhere between 15 and 20 (I lost count) on the local molehills with my daughter.

Due to my injury, my “adult” ski-day total this season (7), is by far my worst season since 05-06, the year my daughter was born. On the other hand, I have really been pleasantly surprised by how much fun I have had skiing with my little girl, and I did do more of it this year because I didn’t head west.

At this point, even with a healthy knee, I’d be done with skiing for the season anyway (this weekend will be the last lift-served skiing in the region), as the short regional whitewater season has begun. The creeks around Lake Superior have started to run and the water will only last until late May or early June. I got in two class III-IV warm-up runs last Saturday on North Shore just outside of Duluth and am now thinking of the lingering snow pack in the Superior basin only as water in reserve for the ongoing runoff.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby jamesdeluxe » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:28 pm

Patrick wrote:Noting that James is sidelined for the rest of the season and on the DL, makes it even more reasonable for him to start this thread.

Hip surgery was yesterday, which ended my season. Leaving the hospital tomorrow.

I have a question -- doesn't Alta usually close around the third week of April? I see that final day is May 1 this season. I always thought that USFS closing dates were more or less set in advance?
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2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby rfarren » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:53 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:Hip surgery was yesterday, which ended my season. Leaving the hospital tomorrow.

Feel better.
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