It's mid-September. Too early to start thinking about ski season?

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    Sep 15, 2014 6:17 AM GMT
    I for one am very excited. I made some serious strides with my skiing last year, pushing myself to take on some of the more exciting lines at my usual haunts (The Wall at Kirkwood, Mott Canyon and Gun Barrel at Heavenly).

    Back in July I took advantage of Vail Resorts' deal where if you buy 5 consecutive nights of lodging at one of their resorts, you get a free epic pass. So I have 5 days planned for Breckenridge in early February. I also learned that Park City Mountain Resort is joining the Vail family (rich get richer, I guess), which makes two mountains in that region. So I'll almost certainly make another trip out to Utah this year.

    Just hoping for some snow in California this year. The last couple of years have been pathetic.icon_sad.gif

    Where are you all going?
  • biYguy

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    Sep 15, 2014 11:31 AM GMT
    I’ll be skiing Big White in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia this year. Yay!!!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 15, 2014 12:08 PM GMT
    Park City!!!
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    Sep 15, 2014 1:33 PM GMT
    um, maybe water skiing? I don't downhill anymore, but X-country could tempt me for a trip to snow country. I learned in Germany, later taught it at a US college.

    Nice part is I don't need a resort with groomed trails, I'm happy breaking my own. Another feature in States like North Dakota and Minnesota is organized club events with dozens of other X-country skiers. Some even offer prizes in competitions. The snowmobilers do the same thing, which I also used to do with my BF.

    Anyway, you can do both kinds of skiing, with X-country more like hiking, very invigorating and yet peaceful. With no lift tickets and delays, you just go out and do it for as many hours as you want.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 15, 2014 1:52 PM GMT
    Park City. Never done. But hear it is great Might try for Gay Days if they have.
  • theob

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    Sep 15, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
    It's never too early to start thinking about ski season. Hell, there are places in the world where you could be skiing right now. New Zealand is really really fun this time of year. Spring time, baby!

    I'm basically camped out in Breckenridge right now, just waiting for it to snow. Super psyched about Vail acquiring Park City. That's great news for all of us.
  • COyogabum

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    Sep 15, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
    I live in Summit County, Colorado and spend most of my time at Keystone. I'll be going out to Park City for a trip this season because I love it out there - both Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons are awesome.
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    Sep 15, 2014 7:25 PM GMT
    When did you STOP thinking about skiing???? grin!
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    Sep 15, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
    CFL_Oakland saidI for one am very excited. I made some serious strides with my skiing last year, pushing myself to take on some of the more exciting lines at my usual haunts (The Wall at Kirkwood, Mott Canyon and Gun Barrel at Heavenly).

    Back in July I took advantage of Vail Resorts' deal where if you buy 5 consecutive nights of lodging at one of their resorts, you get a free epic pass. So I have 5 days planned for Breckenridge in early February. I also learned that Park City Mountain Resort is joining the Vail family (rich get richer, I guess), which makes two mountains in that region. So I'll almost certainly make another trip out to Utah this year.

    Just hoping for some snow in California this year. The last couple of years have been pathetic.icon_sad.gif

    Where are you all going?


    Yes. I'm still holding on to Summer.
  • sideout

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    Sep 15, 2014 9:16 PM GMT
    Looking at Fernie or Revelstoke again - some amazing powder out there! Utah and Montana are always good too.
  • sfdann

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    Sep 16, 2014 4:05 AM GMT
    Seriously psyched for ski season already. Park City!!!
  • daveindenver

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    Sep 16, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
    Ha OF COURSE I'm hyped for the season (been thinking about it since LAST season icon_smile.gif
    Got my full epic pass I'm going to use the hell out of ...and since Red Mountain in in Canada was so bomb last season, I'm going back to ride their snow cat next February.... Aww yeah
  • Jason74

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    Sep 16, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
    I cannot stop thinking about skiing and I just started skiing 4 winters ago and I am addicted. I skied like 161 days last winter and I wanted to keep going throughout summer but didn't have the funs to go south.

    I am looking forward to this winter so badly and getting back on the slopes in Colorado. Best thing about working at a ski resort is free skiing all over.
  • mwwalker

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    Sep 23, 2014 4:32 AM GMT
    When your job exists because of the ski industry, it is hard to forget it. While I mostly XC ski, Summit County Colorado is just amazing for any snow sport!