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  1. #31
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    I hate missing good snow because of the cold, but Iíve never dialed in the mask/goggle/frosting thing. Iíve had dumb luck a couple of times but itís typically a shitshow trying to see clearly.


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  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    I hate missing good snow because of the cold, but I’ve never dialed in the mask/goggle/frosting thing. I’ve had dumb luck a couple of times but it’s typically a shitshow trying to see clearly.


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    Yup same. Even worse is a powder day. They get fogged up then you try to scrape with wet gloves and it just gets worse till you go inside. At least when it's cold you can scrape them off. My remedy is to take a handwarmer and rub it on the goggles...the fog goes away for a few mins. Not a great solution but haven't found anything else.
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  3. #33
    You guys in New England and New York have to deal with a different kind of cold and discomfort than the rest of the skiing nation.


    So I have sympathy with those who opt out on the coldest days. I skied Killington one day in the 1970s when the bank in downtown Rutland said minus 37 when we were heading up to the mtn at 730am. For us it was a novelty, the sun came out and later it was minus 17 on the mtn. You guys deal with that stuff too often to be a novelty.

    Most of us weekend warriors in the mid-Atlantic very rarely have a ski day with air temps below zero. Out west it doesn't get that cold either, and even when it does, a zero degree day out there feels like 20 degrees back here because of the low humidity and intensity of high altitude sunshine.

  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    Yup same. Even worse is a powder day. They get fogged up then you try to scrape with wet gloves and it just gets worse till you go inside. At least when it's cold you can scrape them off. My remedy is to take a handwarmer and rub it on the goggles...the fog goes away for a few mins. Not a great solution but haven't found anything else.
    I like the handwarmer idea , was thinking a second pair in my pocket with a Cotton rag that I could change out ? Keep the warmer together with the second pair?
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  5. #35
    Ya I def missed a few days because of the cold this winter. regret it now that the season is over. i am always nervous about lift failure when the temps get that cold.

  6. #36
    Here's my list for next season:

    Get more fluid at bumps and glades. I improved a lot this season, but it all falls apart beyond a certain steepness or when the snow is too firm.

    Demo some skis early season to add something to the quiver. I love my old all mountains, but feel like for some conditions they are holding me back.

    Try some new areas out west and/or in Canada. I got the Ikon pass, so that's a big incentive to get out there for what are now "free" ski days.

    Hit the northeast areas on the Ikon pass that I've never skied before: Sugarbush and Stratton.

    Get more days on the slopes. This season I mostly went on weekdays, since I hate buying day tickets for crowded weekend days. With the pass next season I can add some weekend days without the guilt of wasting money.

    Side goal is to improve my strength and conditioning, which more days on the slopes should take care of. I'm coming to the conclusion that weight training in the gym helps, but hardly does anything compared to a day of hard skiing.

    I've got no regrets about staying home this season during the bitter cold snap. I went out on one very cold day and it was not fun.

  7. #37
    * Lose weight
    * Improve my bump skiing and backwards skiing
    * Find some goggles that donít fog up
    * Hit Northern Vermont areas (MRG, Stowe, Jay Peak, Smuggs)
    * Ski the following trails for first time:
    Killington - Outer Limits, lower Ovation
    Magic - Witch, Black Line
    Mt Snow - Ripcord
    Okemo - Big Bang

  8. #38
    The goal is always 10 new ski areas each year, for some reason that keeps getting harder.

    Also need to make sure my injured knee is good to go (fell down the stairs at Holiday Valley before I even had my ski boots on). So I'll try to get some more biking in this year. Feels good right now, but was hurting after our big 10 day spring trip. Initial injury was in Feb. Could even click into the binding for a few days, had to push down on the boot. Didn't miss any skiing though!!!

  9. #39
    I have committed to learned to ski and will not strap on a snowboard in the coming season .. (unless it is a powder day) Even thou I will be 67 I think I can do this ..
    Last edited by OldsnowboarderME; May 22, 2018 at 9:35 PM.

  10. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by OldsnowboarderME View Post
    I have committed to learned to ski and will not strap on a snowboard in the coming season .. (unless it is a powder day) Even thou I will be 67 I think I can do this ..
    Best of luck! You may be on to something. I am at OK beginner skier level, but every time the snow is good I ditch the skis and put on the board. This may be limiting my skiing progression.

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