Killington 2012-01-29 -- Taking the girl I love skiing for her first time - Page 5

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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcunni View Post
    if you don't dump her then sign her up here on AZ so the two of you can ski Sugarloaf for cheap in the spring. discounted lodging (room for 2) free booze and food at the parties. she'll have a nice place to hang out while you rack some high speed vert in the AM and the two of you can go to the top and cruise down the greens together in the afternoon.

    who knows, if you get a couple more of your private lessons into her i'm sure you'll have her skiing the glades of bracket basin, they're pretty tame.
    i'm thinking that we should start the over/under max speed run down White Nitro somewhere around 90

    '07--08 season: 51 Days, '08-'09 season: 55 Days, '09-'10 season: 41 Days, '10-'11 season: 49 days, '11-'12 season: 40 Days '12-'13 season: 57 days, '13-'14 season, 60 days '14-'15 season 60 days, '15-'16 season 52 days, '16-'17 season: 50 days, '17-'18 season 52 days, '18-'19 season 45 days '07-'19 seasons: 612 Days

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    i'm thinking that we should start the over/under max speed run down White Nitro somewhere around 90
    I'm thinking triple digits.

    Whens the next ski report of teaching her how to ski?
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  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Whens the next ski report of teaching her how to ski?
    Next time, he takes her on Outer Limits, and just for kicks, confiscates the ski poles.

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    i'm thinking that we should start the over/under max speed run down White Nitro somewhere around 90
    who's in charge of bringing the radar gun to the summit this year, I see a new land speed record on the horizon.

  5. #45
    This thread delivers.
    2018-2019


    TBD

  6. #46
    Has HighwayStar posted in a bdfreetuna thread yet?

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by neil View Post
    Has HighwayStar posted in a bdfreetuna thread yet?
    I'm pretty sure that even an alter ego of HS would never admit to skiing on anything less than 200cm
    '07--08 season: 51 Days, '08-'09 season: 55 Days, '09-'10 season: 41 Days, '10-'11 season: 49 days, '11-'12 season: 40 Days '12-'13 season: 57 days, '13-'14 season, 60 days '14-'15 season 60 days, '15-'16 season 52 days, '16-'17 season: 50 days, '17-'18 season 52 days, '18-'19 season 45 days '07-'19 seasons: 612 Days

    '19 - '20 season:

  8. #48
    GEESUS KRYSTE!!!! Talk about a tough crowd.. DBfreeTuna, I like that move. The only thing I would have done different is putting her in a lesson first. Other then that. Have her jump in the deep end and help her swim!

    Skiing is AWESOME and getting someone new into it is a great thing. My wife is coming along also and she had NEVER DONE IT when we first got together 6 years ago. She is skiing blues now. And she likes coming with me.. And thats what's most important... Doing things that you love together...

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    I can almost understand skipping the lesson and can almost understand taking her up the gondi. That said, when my wife tried skiing for the first time I put her in a learn to ski lesson, and NEVER pushed her past her comfort zone, or took her anywhere she wasn't 100% ready to go. She is a very conservative person though, and if your girlfriend is more aggressive or athletic by nature, I get the mentality. Where you lost me is with the ski length choice..... What the hell does your ski length preference, as a presumabley expert male skier, have to do with what is right for a first time female? You should have listened to the shop, and you just made her day that much more difficult for absolutely no reason.

  10. #50
    Lessons! It is real easy to say turn left or turn right. But how do you tell her what to do to actually turn left or turn right. The instructors are real good (and have lots of practice and patience) in telling them how to actually turn. Lean this way, weight on this edge of this ski, etc....

    At Sunday River, ticket, lesson and rentals are $85.00. You won't HAVE to hug and kiss her as much afterwards, you'll just get to.

    Really, skiing and teaching skiing are two entirely different things. Go give her a hug, and promise her real lessons with a trained instructor. And give her a kiss, too. Your heart is in the right place, and so is hers.
    lovin life,

    Bob

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