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Brownski Brownski
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What's stopping you?

Just curious about the rest of you. I don't get out nearly as much as I'd like to. For me it's the usual stuff that prevents me from skiing as much as I want- family commitments, work, school etc. So how many of us ski as much as we want and, if not, why not? I think a lot of us Envy the guys that live out west so what's stopping you from moving to Utah, Colorado or Montana? Or France for that matter...
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
Harvey Harvey
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Unlike many here I want to move to NY when I retire. It's where my heart is. The Adirondacks are incredible to me, I love the history, the mountains, the abundance of water and the variety of trees. Also most of my friends live there. I like Vermont a lot too, and I hope to ski there often as well. Nordic skiing and MTB are good in the Adk and on our land too. I want to be able to easily get exercise every day.

What is stopping me from skiing more is the distance.  I'd ski every weekend day and some weekdays if I lived within 50 miles of a Catskills or Adk hill. I don't mind the driving, but my girls don't feel the same way and they don't want me away from home all the time.

Two things keeping me in the flatlands now. The wants/needs of my family and my career. I spend almost my entire working career (30 years) with the same company and had an opportunity to buy (half of) it in January of 2016. Like anyone who works anywhere I always felt that I would make changes if I had the chance. So let's see how I do.

I'll be 65 when Neve graduates from high school and will be moving away to college. It seems like a logical time to retire and build a house on our land.  My wife has alway felt to some extent that our current house was my house (I bought it before we met) and she's dreamed of building "our house" together. I think that could be fun.
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Mi Skier Mi Skier
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What stops me is work,and the fact that it is a three hour drive one way to hill I ski at. I live in Metro Detroit and we have some 250'-300 hills 45min-1hr away but the place I go to is close to 500' which still isn't big but it's close to double the size of the closer hills and they have a $99 weekend season pass which is hard to pass up.I did get out 8 times last year, but would have loved to go more.'
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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Mi Skier wrote
What stops me is work,and the fact that it is a three hour drive one way to hill I ski at. I live in Metro Detroit and we have some 250'-300 hills 45min-1hr away but the place I go to is close to 500' which still isn't big but it's close to double the size of the closer hills and they have a $99 weekend season pass which is hard to pass up.I did get out 8 times last year, but would have loved to go more.'
8 times?

Does somebody pay you good money to receive bj's from beautiful woman and taste test beer?
MidwestTeleMan MidwestTeleMan
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I generally ski/ snowboard twice during the week and most weekends but what generally keeps me away is my involvement in cribbage and pool leagues, going to the gym, seeing my girlfriend and work.

The cribbage and pool leagues I am extremely vested in because they are some other hobbies I really enjoy.

I have been overweight most of my life and I try to get to the gym as much as possible to try and combat that. As soon as I start not going to the gym, but still stay active in activities, I still gain weight, so I try to balance the two.

My girlfriend lives an hour and a half away so I generally don't get the chance to see her everyday so I have to take time to see her, she is learning to snowboard so we will be going together soon.

I work until 3:30 M-F and I usually go after work to night ski but I really enjoy my work and it's a career path I love and have wanted to do since I was in middle school. I had a few jobs lined up out west but they didn't offer me the compensation needed to live there and enjoy myself.
MidwestTeleMan MidwestTeleMan
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Mi Skier wrote
What stops me is work,and the fact that it is a three hour drive one way to hill I ski at. I live in Metro Detroit and we have some 250'-300 hills 45min-1hr away but the place I go to is close to 500' which still isn't big but it's close to double the size of the closer hills and they have a $99 weekend season pass which is hard to pass up.I did get out 8 times last year, but would have loved to go more.'
 Hey I used to live in Michigan myself, I live in Wisconsin now and hit Bohemia quite a bit myself, let me know when you go next time!
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JasonWx JasonWx
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This is simple..My wife said no...

something about friends and kids..

If you are outdoor enthusiast, hands down the west is better...better skiing , mtb , weather, hunting , etc...
"Peace and Love"
Brownski Brownski
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JasonWx wrote
This is simple..My wife said no...something about friends and kids..
That definately sounds familiar... not sure where I heard that before...
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
Mi Skier Mi Skier
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raisingarizona wrote
Mi Skier wrote
What stops me is work,and the fact that it is a three hour drive one way to hill I ski at. I live in Metro Detroit and we have some 250'-300 hills 45min-1hr away but the place I go to is close to 500' which still isn't big but it's close to double the size of the closer hills and they have a $99 weekend season pass which is hard to pass up.I did get out 8 times last year, but would have loved to go more.'
8 times?

Does somebody pay you good money to receive bj's from beautiful woman and taste test beer?
Not sure what you are implying, but to each his own.
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