2010-11 Ski-Day Count

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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby Patrick » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:48 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:I had forgotten that Rainer Hertrich is setting those ski records on telemarks. :-o


I believe we discussed that fact online back in 2006 after I bumped into him.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby snowboard247 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:56 pm

105 days this season, with a couple more to come in the next 2 days.

2 @ Kirkwood
6 @ June Mtn
97 @ Mammoth Mtn
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby riverc0il » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:57 am

Yesterday ends the season at 39. My goal was 60 so you can add that to the discussion points on why 2010-2011 wasn't a super great season for the east coast. At least from a powder perspective, just not a ton of big dumps during the week worthy of a vacation day.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:21 pm

Area Days Vertical Powder
Mt. Baldy 2 33.2 7
Mt. Waterman 1 4.1 0
Mountain High 1 34.3 2
Mammoth 27 537.4 33
Aspen Highlands 1 12.6 4
San Gorgonio 1 1.3 0
Snowbird 9.5 165.9 40
Alta 3.5 55.2 21
Vail 2 50.2 4
Deer Valley 1 24.7 0
Arapahoe Basin 2 31 0
Breckenridge 2 45.4 8
Alyeska 3 66 0
Chugach Powder Heli 2 31.9 3
*Goryu/Hakuba47, Japan 1 12.4 0
*Happo One, Japan 2 47.7 14
*Niseko, Japan 6 113.9 41
*Rusutsu, Japan 1 15.3 8
*Chisenupuri, Japan 1 11.9 6
*Loveland 1 17.7 0
*Mt. Shasta 2 6.2 0
Total 72 1318.3 191
*New area

No surprise the day and vertical counts are records in my first year of retirement. But the numbers are better than I expected due to the early start and late finish of the season. The Mammoth and Snowbird totals are records also, though Mammoth not by a lot over the 22 days in 1981-82 (I wish they had MVP then!). The powder was not a record, since one of my intended powder trips to Alaska produced almost none. But note Japan definitely met expectations for consistent powder in January.

Lift served powder at 15% (strict definition by vertical, means ~30% of days were "powder days" by most people's criteria) was my 3rd highest season vs. average of 10% since 1996-97 (max 19% in 1998-99), when I first acquired powder skis and put more effort in that direction. January 29 at Niseko and "Fat Tuesday" March 8 at Snowbird/Alta were the standout days of the season.

March and April produced some of the best windbuff/windsift days I've had at Mammoth, and conditions were similar in early April at Snowbird, Breckenridge and A-Basin.

Retirement also allowed me to ski more in backcountry/sidecountry than when I was working, due to improved conditioning as well as more time available.

On July 2 I reached the milestone of 20 million vertical lifetime. Mammoth and totals later adjusted for the 2 earned turn days 8/31 and 9/1.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby mbaydala » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:36 am

141 Days this season of that 139 were in Utah and 2 in Jackson Hole. Right now I've skied the last 11 months. If possible I'll ski in September and make it 12 months which will then open up a whole new can of worms.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby Patrick » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:47 am

mbaydala wrote:If possible I'll ski in September and make it 12 months which will then open up a whole new can of worms.

I don't know what you mean? O:) As I sit about 2.5 hr drive away from month 71.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby mbaydala » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:10 am

Patrick wrote:
mbaydala wrote:If possible I'll ski in September and make it 12 months which will then open up a whole new can of worms.

I don't know what you mean? O:) As I sit about 2.5 hr drive away from month 71.



That is incredible! Go for it. I've got a couple friends that are into linking up ski seasons. Never been my thing, this year I think I'm going for it though.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby Admin » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:20 am

mbaydala wrote:I've got a couple friends that are into linking up ski seasons. Never been my thing, this year I think I'm going for it though.


Did it once, once was enough.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby Tony Crocker » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:46 pm

Did it once, once was enough.

Generally my sentiments also. I do see the possibility of 11 consecutive months at one ski area though given how much snow was there at the end of July:
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby soulskier » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 pm

110 Total Days, 71 lift served/39 backcountry

First Day of Season, November 18, Chugach

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Last Day of Season, August 21, Sierras

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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby jamesdeluxe » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:53 pm

That Chugach pic is a winner.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby soulskier » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:12 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:That Chugach pic is a winner.


Thanks JD.

That is our project development manager Dave, above Summit Lake, about 4 miles from the Manitoba project. It was literally our first turns of the season. And what a season it was.
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Re: 2010-11 Ski-Day Count

Postby coldsmoke » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:24 am

67 Days

Last Day: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, July 23

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