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  1. Shame list, I bailed on a ski day because...

    Hunter is open this weekend. I decided I will go on Sunday (today). Skis in the car, sort out all the necessary gears. Really, it feels good to shake off the cobweb after the summer...

    Normally, I...
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    I think most of the description on this thread...

    I think most of the description on this thread are more of the “Ski Obsessed” rather than “ski bum”.

    Admittedly, the term had be hijacked by the urbanite.
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    Agree on the different lifestyle part, but...

    Agree on the different lifestyle part, but disagree on the anti-establishment part.

    “Counter culture”? Yes. “fearlessly marching to the beat of your own drum”, absolutely. But I’ve met quite a...
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    Lol Ski addict For sure (Not sure about...

    Lol

    Ski addict

    For sure

    (Not sure about ski bum)
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    I'm not sure I like the "as we know it today"...

    I'm not sure I like the "as we know it today" part. It seems already too expensive for new skiers.

    I remembered it didn't feel expensive when I learned (80's). I was a graduate student, living on...
  6. Internet forums are just a virtual bar. You go...

    Internet forums are just a virtual bar. You go in, sat down with a drink and strike up a random chat with whoever's within ear shot. Soon, someone else walks in and starts another random topic!
  7. It boils down to how much you want to ski Stowe!

    It boils down to how much you want to ski Stowe!
  8. If you make it to Stowe one weekend, you're...

    If you make it to Stowe one weekend, you're already ahead.

    I usually only make it to Stowe one weekend (sometimes a 3-day one). If I make 2 weekends, I will be very pleased.


    Hands down.
    ...
  9. Back on topic. I bought Epic pass because I...

    Back on topic. I bought Epic pass because I wanted to go to Whistler, Kirkwood and Stowe. Plus I had a place near Okemo that I can crash on occasionally. But that was before Vail bought Peak.

    So...
  10. yes, it’s in most contracts!!! ...

    yes, it’s in most contracts!!!

    maternity/paternity leaves are in most job offerings. Don’t like it because you don’t plan to breed? Take a different job!

    Absolutely, “saving the human race...
  11. Tuna, are you a lawyer? I'm not. But I find your...

    Tuna, are you a lawyer? I'm not. But I find your argument unconvincing.

    "it only entitles you to ski every HOUR (or MINUTE) you can actually show up yourself".
  12. Point being, ski area have the freedom to offer...

    Point being, ski area have the freedom to offer discount to whoever and whenever. It's a business. It can choose to offer discount to attract ANY underrepresented demographic to boost business!
    ...
  13. Why would ski areas give older people who the...

    Why would ski areas give older people who the privilege of skiing on cheaper ticket simply because they got old?

    Notice the word "would" instead of "should". If you can't tell the difference,...
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    There're ski bus from Reno. I forgot either they...

    There're ski bus from Reno. I forgot either they pick you up at various motels or not. But if you can get yourself into the "strip". The bus definitely pick up in some of the casinos. Without a car,...
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    Only for 1/2 day on this trip. I skied it A LOT...

    Only for 1/2 day on this trip. I skied it A LOT on previous year's trip though.

    Moonlight Basin faces north. So our first 2 days (temperature in the singles and teens), we purposely avoided it...
  16. Unless the mountain wants you to pay for...

    Unless the mountain wants you to pay for baby-sitting AND two tickets... (I doubt it)

    Anyway, how is it typically done? Do you just go to the ticket office and ask them to please take the ticket...
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    It's more self-preservation that I give people a...

    It's more self-preservation that I give people a lot of room.

    I ski in glades often. So I do get the natural urge to ski around stopped skiers as though they're trees (won't break away like...
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    Sticky: Are you on some kind of ski-every-month thing?

    Are you on some kind of ski-every-month thing?
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    Sticky: 135 days in Sugarbush... now that's dedication!

    135 days in Sugarbush... now that's dedication!
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    Poll: So, how was it? (how's the crowd level?)

    So, how was it? (how's the crowd level?)
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    Yep, a lot of groomer carvers has “system”...

    Yep, a lot of groomer carvers has “system” bindings. Easily changed for different boots. I’ve “demo’ed” friend’s skis that way too.

    When people don’t want to like something, they can come up with...
  22. Good long term forecast? Ive never understood...

    Good long term forecast?

    Ive never understood opening in October! But it happens, when the weather allows it.

    So my guess is they expect people coming!

    Someone mention no other competing...
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    Let me understand, you’re saying it’s ok to...

    Let me understand, you’re saying it’s ok to appoint your family to position while in the Whitehouse? If so, Hillary Clinton was appointed by the then “current” administration. You think it’s fine...
  24. I can see that. But they probably have lower...

    I can see that.

    But they probably have lower capacity than chairs. Good for the trails it access, bad for lift lines.
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    That, but you appear to fail to notice the...

    That, but you appear to fail to notice the current Trump family?
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