How Diverse was your season

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Gunny J Gunny J
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How Diverse was your season

  Now that Lift served season has ended in NY, how diverse was your season?

      My season I skied 26 days lift served at 11 different ski areas.  Two cross country days Skied in 3 states and two different countries. Skied at least one day with all of my four children and wife. Brought a newbie skiing and taught her how to ski.
   Skied at least a half day on four different ski boots and 6 different pairs of skis.  Skied in parts of 6 months and drove anywhere between 30 minutes and 7 hrs to get to the skiing.What did you do this season?
Want to spend special time with your children, teach them to ski or snowboard. The reward will be endless!
Harvey Harvey
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My season to date was pretty normal for me without much variety, 35 days:

12 Gore
08 Plattekill
08 Nordic
02 Magic
02 North Creek Ski Bowl/BR
01 McCauley
01 Killington
01 Belleayre


I did get one new area, Magic.  That is always a goal.

I haven't quantified it, but I am sure that I got more pow this season, far more, than I have ever before. At least 8 days were powish and because those days were mostly Plattekill, Magic and McCauley these weren't Pow Hours, but true Pow Days.

Some good corn days too.

Very satisfied.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
ADmiKe ADmiKe
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Did pretty good:

Whiteface
GORE
Le Brevent-La Flegere
Courmayeur
Belleayre
Plattekill
Ski Land, AK
Various backcountry in the ADKs

27 days
Peter Minde Peter Minde
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Gunny, I skied 22 days, all cross-country, at 7 different venues. Couple local venues were 15 minutes away; the furthest was Mount van Ho at ~5 hours.  Six different pairs of skis; I prepped a 7th but never used them.  Didn't bring any newbies out.  But if I see a newbie struggling, and they appear open to it, I offer technique feedback.

Working Saturdays, illness, and family obligations cut out some opportunities, but that's to be expected when living in the flatlands.

All in all a good season.
Benny Profane Benny Profane
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Geez. Thank you multi mountain passes.

Killington (duh)
Gore
Bellayre
Whiteface
Catamount
Okemo
Sugarloaf
ABasin
Copper
Loveland
Steamboat
Jackson
Targhee
Big Sky
Bridger Bowl
Snowbasin
Alta
Brighton
funny like a clown
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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It’s crazy how many ski areas you have back east that are within a day visits driving distance. Thats not really a thing out here.

I did manage two trips to the San Juans. Those areas are only 5 or 6 hours away.

Overall it wasn’t much of a season in the south west. I only squeezed out 26 days and that was mostly due to the fact that I was going to spend time with my daughter. Luckily im still feeling satisfied from last year where I got around 85 days in and tons of powder skiing.

One thought on those multi resort passes or being a day tripper that likes to go to lots of different places is that you might be missing out on one of the most enjoyable aspects of skiing imo and that would be community. Having a season pass to your home hill can be a really special experience where life long friendships develop, its like family or walking into Cheers where everybody knows your name. Im not trying to take away anything from you guys or this thread, its just a random thought.
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i get that AZ. most of my days are plattekill , gore or magic. sprinkle in a few back country days. whoever has the best conditions. all have a good vibe and usually you can find someone to take some laps with
Harvey Harvey
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raisingarizona wrote
One thought on those multi resort passes or being a day tripper that likes to go to lots of different places is that you might be missing out on one of the most enjoyable aspects of skiing imo and that would be community. Having a season pass to your home hill can be a really special experience where life long friendships develop, its like family or walking into Cheers where everybody knows your name. Im not trying to take away anything from you guys or this thread, its just a random thought.
This strikes a cord with me. I don't see myself buying a mega-pass in the next 5 years, at least.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Brownski Brownski
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Harvey wrote
raisingarizona wrote
... Having a season pass to your home hill can be a really special experience where life long friendships develop, its like family or walking into Cheers where everybody knows your name....
This strikes a cord with me....
+1 I bought max passes this year but we've had season passes at our local feeder hill in the past so I think I'm speaking with some authority
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
Harvey Harvey
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I'm developing a multiple home hill approach. Allows for community and storm chasing. I chose K this weekend over WF because I found friends to ski with there.

Some people have their social unit "built in" like Adk Jeff or SkiRay.  Where ever they ski they are with their community.  I head to the mountains alone and have to plan ahead if I want partners. Plattekill is small enough and I know enough people there so I am willing to wing it at times. Magic, Gore McCauley, Killington or Whiteface, I plan in advance.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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