egieszl wrote:I think the best way to count vertical is to record the actual lifts you rode and how many times you ride each one. What lifts did you ride that day and how many times did you ride each one? I've yet to find an app that records correctly.
egieszl wrote:50k-60k is very realistic for someone in good shape, who doesn't mind skiing the same groomers over and over.
Tony Crocker in 2005 wrote:I later found on the Mammoth Forum that there had been a charity vertical event at Mammoth on April 9, same day as my 29,900 + 13K powder. The winner skied 82,000, nearly all on chair 3, which has a 4 minute ride for 900 vertical. One contestant couldn't resist the powder and didn't start running laps on chair 3 until the top was tracked out. He "only" skied 52,000. So I'm still an amateur in this field.
tseeb wrote:According to http://www.summitdaily.com/article/2012 ... ofile=1055 This guy has over 7 M this year at the Epic resorts and may get another 2 M at A-Basin [That didn't happen with A-Basin's close last weekend TC]. Back to Back days of 120 K vert at Keystone.
EMSC wrote:You haven't been to a Vail Inc resort in the past two seasons then. Every pass/ticket comes with a rfid chip embedded that records your lift rides and via the internet you can sign up to look at the data. Vail calls it Epic Mix. Though even then the system isn't always 100% perfect. It occasionally will miss a lift ride.
EMSC wrote:You haven't been to a Vail Inc resort in the past two seasons then
egieszl wrote:13 laps an hour is totally unrealistic and maintaining 12 an hour over multiple hours is even questionable. Maintaining a 10-11 hourly average is more realistic.
egieszl wrote:My point is you're going to spend realistically more than 1 minute, 25 seconds from the time you get off the lift to the time you get back on the lift. Realistically, it's going to be 2 to 2.5 minutes under the best conditions.
egieszl wrote:Your app said you rode 71,630 vertical feet (71,630 / 1,066). That equates to 67.195 rides on Chair 5. You said you did 80 runs. That's 13 additional lift rides that are not counted. Are you sure the app wasn't correct in it's calculation?
egieszl wrote:I've been counting vertical while skiing for many years now and I can tell you with a lot of experience that maintaining a 10k an hour average is hauling ass. It's possible, but very difficult to maintain over the course of an entire ski day. 50k-60k is very realistic for someone in good shape, who doesn't mind skiing the same groomers over and over. 70k is an impressive number for a 7.5 hour day and what I consider to be really about the top end of what is realistic under normal ski area conditions.
100k is really impossible in 7.5 hours.
I think the best way to count vertical is to record the actual lifts you rode and how many times you ride each one. What lifts did you ride that day and how many times did you ride each one? I've yet to find an app that records correctly.
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