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  1. #21
    Spring is bump skiing for me. I also tend to do a little park skiing since the snow is soft.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
    The tough part of spring is the fact the the most challenging terrain goes first and by April we are left with easy blues or greens for the most part.
    That's your problem right there! As mentioned:
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    This couldn't be further from the truth. It's the opposite at most areas that remain open late into spring.
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    While I will take anything just to keep going, he does not want to go any more since it is so boring! He will do pond skims! BTW, he is also not an early season skier since nothing is in the woods or on steeper chutes
    You mention woods and chutes but not bumps? Bumps grow in spring!

    Unless of course, he's so good at bumps he can straightline it so it's "boring" for him. Is he? A skiing god?

  3. #23
    ski season is over when the last of the snow melts. im trying to figure out where im going to hit and when in the coming weeks.

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    First, if you can't find a way to challenge yourself on groomed terrain, then you have much left to learn.

    Second, I wish more people had the attitude that skiing in the spring sucks. Less lift lines = more laps for me.
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  6. #26
    My kids are welcome to park themselves in the lodge with a computer, but I'll be out until there's nothing left to be had. Then I'll cry, drink boat drinks, start counting down days until November and contemplating trips to Chile.


  7. #27
    I loved the, "What the F happened to you?", looks I got today when I showed up looking like a red raccoon.

    Blockbuster at Platty was sublime yesterday. It did, however, kick my ass. I hobbled through work today, hey, I'm no Spring chicken, no pun intended, but what the hell, and I'm carrying a few extra lbs along for the ride.

    Love Spring skiing, I can dilude myself into thinking I can ski bumps, any additional "scenery" is icing on the cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornhead View Post
    I loved the, "What the F happened to you?", looks I got today when I showed up looking like a red raccoon.

    Blockbuster at Platty was sublime yesterday. It did, however, kick my ass. I hobbled through work today, hey, I'm no Spring chicken, no pun intended, but what the hell, and I'm carrying a few extra lbs along for the ride.

    Love Spring skiing, I can dilude myself into thinking I can ski bumps, any additional "scenery" is icing on the cake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmc View Post
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    Hardly... It's over when it's over...
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    I am glad to see that I am in the majority here! My son suspected that I would be! Lots of great input and insight! So, I wasn't sayng that mountains are shutting down more difficult terrain in March, I was talking more about mid April to late April. In fact some resort close with good snow left! BTW, Jay Peak has kept Haynes open into May the last few years. We skied it on Mother's Day! I think resorts like Killington, Jay Peak, Stowe, Sunday River, Sugarloaf and the likes are good at keeping a variety open. I was talking to another friend of mine and their kids are also done for the season. What is that?

    The trails that are available in spring are in his mind the easier trails, he is no ski god but loves hucking of things, tree skiing and the chutes at Jay. He also feels that too many ski areas close trials before there time is really up. Oh and he can ski the bumps but bump skiing is not his thing.

    In any case I love spring skiing and making runs with just a single layer (t-shirts and shorts even) and hanging on the deck, the spring skiing parties etc. It is sad to see the mountains fade away the past winters fun. Spring skiing in my opinion is the celebration of the season past so I enjoy the hell out of it! My wife and I will also ski until the cows come out, so we are with every one here! We are also the type to hit up Killington on opening weekend! Funny thing is our son used to be that way too!

    BTW I used to love bump skiing, but I tore my ACL and meniscus two years ago (spring skiing) and the bumps just seem hard on the knees now! Like the over fifty post!
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