What’s a respectable amount of vertical for a day?

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What’s a respectable amount of vertical for a day?

I’m curious what the guys who track it think is a good day vert-wise? I’m talking lift served. All you soul skiers feel free to explain why my question is so misguided.
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Brownski wrote
I’m curious what the guys who track it think is a good day vert-wise? I’m talking lift served. All you soul skiers feel free to explain why my question is so misguided.
Even for lift served, depends a lot on the lifts available and the amount of waiting in line.  If I lived close to Jiminy Peak then I could get in a lot more vertical than at Massanutten because of the high-speed detachable lift to the summit that gives access to a lot of blue and black terrain.  Wintergreen is an hour from Massanutten.  Two of the lifts are high speed quads, but the average wait on a weekend is 20 min.  That's one reason that Massanutten is my home mountain even though the drive is about an hour longer from my house.  For Jiminy Peak, the contrast is to Berkshire East.  It has some fun terrain, but the 12-min ride on the main lift certainly takes a chunk out of a ski day.

But then I don't track my vert in any case.  I only track where I ski and how many days, even if some days are at small hills (<100 acres) and some days are at destination resorts out west.  I'm a statistician, not an accountant.
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don't track..
ski until i'm tired, that's a respectable amount of vertical.
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I think 20k would seem to be a solid number for a day.  It’s easy to measure at WF as the Gondi is just short of 2500 and Mt Run is 1000.

I did 20k by 12:30 today and called it a day.  I used to have a watch that tracked it and I think my max was around 37k but that is more than my knees let me ski anymore.
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40 k at whiteface you skied a full day. 30 good 20 ok 15 really.
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I don't track it. I try and ski mostly ungroomed, off-piste as much as possible. It's not about the total vertical to me, it's about what makes up those vertical feet that matters most to me.
Harvey Harvey
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Zero or more is good. Had some great days in the woods with just a few hundred.
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If I’m somewhere with decent vertical and high speed lifts, I can get in close to 30k.  Places with fixed grip 12-15k, although when I ski Platty, I always manage to get in at least 20k.  I think it has something to do with the vibe there.
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Harvey wrote
Zero or more is good. Had some great days in the woods with just a few hundred.
I think you mean “more then zero” cause zero sucks by any measure. Let’s say I’m skiing by myself on a weekday at a 450 foot hill, no lift lines, nothing to distract me until three in the afternoon. What’s my hot-laps goal for a day
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Brownski wrote
Harvey wrote
Zero or more is good. Had some great days in the woods with just a few hundred.
I think you mean “more then zero” cause zero sucks by any measure.
I think you mean "you have a different definition of skiing" than I do.
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