What were your goals for the (2010-2011) season?

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Harvey Harvey
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What were your goals for the (2010-2011) season?

I was thinking about the season today.  A LOT of amazing things happened. Many of them, most of them, were unplanned.

But I did start out with some goals in mind. Nothing as formal as riverc0il's List, but I did think about some things I wanted to accomplish this season.

I'm batting 1000 on the six I can remember.

Ski on my birthday, fresh snow was a bonus...


10 inches of snow on January 8

Ski Hickory for the first time...


Hickory's 4th Annual Telefest

Ski as family. Gore ski school - got 'er done. I'd kill for a pic of all three of us on our first run down Sunway...


Jay Peak, VT: 3/2/11

Ski the Slides at Whiteface...

Wooohooo! photo by riverc0il

And get 35 Ski Days in...


Ski Day 35

While my powder days were definitely limited ... I'm thinking I had a great season.

Did you set any goals this ski season? Did you achieve them?

Whether you are done for the season or not, how'd you do?
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
BigDogMom BigDogMom
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Since hubby and I have been together well over 30 years we do things as a team.  We wanted to collectively ski 100 days but alas, we fell two days short.  A real bonus was the day I skied with my two brothers.  We live far apart and it has been years since we have skied together.  This reunion was a blast lapping Sagamore.  Finally, the best Christmas present ever was the gift certificate our kids gave us for a vacation to Killington.  Love love love every minute of that trip!

We had an absolutely wonderful ski season.  Sorry it had to end with nice snow still on the mountain because it's easier to bid farewell when you’re skiing on rocks, mud, and brown slush.
Snowhunter Snowhunter
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Congratulations on meeting your goals!!  That's great!  

I found myself thinking about this a lot on Saturday.  I didn't have a formal list so to speak but the following are what I had in mind and a few that I always have:

My first goal is always the same:  Ski as many days as possible.  I had mixed results there, although I skied more days than I ever did before, in hindsight I passed on a few days in Jan. and Feb. that now I regret.  

Second goal was similar to the first:  Exceed last year's total number of days.  I met that one easy!  I skied 10 days last year (a new personal best) and this year I've reached 29!  I'll call that record "SMASHED!"  Many things contributed to my total this year and it may be a long time before I can match it or beat it so I'm savoring this accomplishment.

My third goal was to get better:  Again, mission accomplished.  I pushed myself to improve all aspects of my skiing and to challenge myself on tougher terrain.  My confidence level is higher now than ever and I skied trails and conditions that I had only dreamed of in the past.  I'll attribute a lot of my improving to skiing Hickory....I had to get better to ski that mountain!  (although it also taught me how much better I still have to get too).

Stay healthy:  I have a history of back problems and a couple of years ago my doctor questioned whether I would even ski again so I'm always paranoid about my back problems reoccurring but I'm also extremely thankful for every day that I get to spend out on the slopes.  I finished this year feeling good with no back issues or other injuries so "goal achieved".

Ski someplace new:  I added Hickory and West to my list of mountains skied.

Ski the Olympic runs at Whiteface:  Done.

I've already started to put a more formal list for next season but for now I'll sit back and enjoy this year's accomplishments!
JasonWx JasonWx
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I would have liked to ski with Harv, and more with James. It was great skiing with Sud's and his crew.
Hopefully next year...

I didn't ski as many days as I would have like (never do) but, still a solid season...
"Peace and Love"
ski2moro ski2moro
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My goals were

1. Ski my age in days - I have 4 days left before I achieve my goal.  If Killington stays open until May 1, I still have a chance.
2. Learn techniques that allow me to ski steeps with confidence. Check. I gained SO much confidence this year as my techniques improved.  I skied Lies at Gore and loved it.  I also skied Double Dipper at Killington.  Now, if someone will lead me/encourage me down The Rumor next year, I will be a Happy Skier.
3. Learn techniques to ski better in crud and deep snow.  Check.  Getting my Volkl Kenjas helped immensely.
4. Ski Sugarbush, Sugarloaf, Stratton, Whiteface and Bromley in 2010/11.  Didn't happen.  DH was injured by an out of control skier back in January, resulting in TWO torn MCLs, so we didn't get to explore other resorts this year.  Putting it on the list for next year.
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rfarren rfarren
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I would've liked to have hit 30 total days this season but came up short (23 days, but I may hit killington this weekend). That being said, I had 8 powder days this season. The sad part is this is the first winter since 92' that I didn't ski at Whiteface.
Rob
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Start skiing again after a 20 year layoff.  Check!  
jimvdak jimvdak
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Didn't actually have any formal goals, but being that I've only been skiing with a serious passion for it for only 3 years now, I would say I accomplished a lot!

I skied at 12 different areas this winter!: Mount Snow, Okemo, Killington, Stratton, Whiteface, Bellayre, Hunter, Mount Peter, Mountain Creek, Campgaw, Camelback, and Shawnee.

Tried and succeeded at some low pitch moguls and had a BLAST doing it. I also got a bit more comfortable with steeper pitches and even noticed a difference going back to some places from beginning to the end of the season.

Found some of the best deals to keep my habit affordable. ;-)

Next Year's goal mountains to add to my list: Gore, Plattekill, and Mad River Glen. I also want to try some low pitch glades for the first time...
*~It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.~*  -Fridtjof Nansen
K man K man
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I don't really have any goals anymore, except to have fun and ski with my friends as much as possible.  I can never catch up with the old Colorado ski bum days of 100+ days a season, or the two years in Colorado that I skied at least once a month for 24 months straight, but I did get 52 days in this season (so far), while working full time.  Hitting Jay this weekend and Mt. Washington the following weekend, then maybe I'll put storage wax on the skis and start biking.
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Highpeaksdrifter Highpeaksdrifter
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Mine was to have a good time and I’m happy to say I was very successful.
There's truth that lives
And truth that dies
I don't know which
So never mind - Leonard Cohen
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