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

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sudsnbumps sudsnbumps
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Max Vert days mean you are riding the lift too much...You could have done an easy 50K yesterday on Sagamore...but bored out of my mind...This Wednesday maybe 15K of quality woods
Proud to call Gore My Home Mountain
Summer Sucks!
warp daddy warp daddy
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Re: What’s a respectable amount of vertical

20 k when using my tracker
2000yearoldskier 2000yearoldskier
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Whatever makes you happy,it's only skiing ,for me 30k twenty years ago was everyday 7 days a week goal.This season any thing over 25k is big.Today at Snowbasin about 20k of solid untracked and broken powder skiing was I had in me.
tjf1967 tjf1967
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Understandably Gore's a bore without the woods
PeeTex PeeTex
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20k resort skiing is a good day. 2k touring is a better day
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
sudsnbumps sudsnbumps
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Never said Gore's a bore without the woods, just that 35-40 runs on Sagamore would be boring but you would have 50K...I know someone who skied Rumor 35+ times in a day...not woods and not bored
Oh and not groomed
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Harvey Harvey
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Them's fightin words bro!
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Harvey Harvey
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PeeTex wrote
20k resort skiing is a good day. 2k touring is a better day

Agree.

And here's the thing, if 2k or 5k is ok in the BC because of a better experience and the potential for better snow, the WHY isn't 15k (vs 30) better on a slower chair that leads to better snow.

How do you jive:

"We rule, we earned our turns!"

with

"Slow lifts suck!" and "Gore has flat spots!"

All three things lead to better snow.

MAKES. NO. SENSE.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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When you live in a mountain town with a ski area you sometimes only have a couple of hours to ski some days. That’s when a fast lift sure is nice.

Sleeper pow days too. My favorite storms are when we get rain in town and snow up high. The kids go to school, people go to work and the mountain stays empty while it dumps sideways. Even with a high speed six banger tracks get covered right back up with instant refills. I love fast lifts for those days and racking up very like a dirty hog.

With lift tickets somewhere from around 75 to 200 bones for a day most folks would rather spend there time skiing or enjoying the lodge, not sitting on a slow chair lift.

I get it though, on busy days the snow quality is a lot better here from midway up on the terrain served by our slow triple chair. Elevation has a big part in that of course but it just doesn’t get hammered like the lower half off the six pack. Still, I can’t wait to see the Agassiz chair replaced. A detachable whatever is gonna be sick for the midweek dumpers.
Harvey Harvey
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I get it too.

Think of it this way, if I was like normal people, NYSB wouldn't exist.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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