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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
    Look into http://www.rideandskine.com/Home.html and ski for half price nearly every Saturday which is unheard of! Plus plenty of mid week 2 fers at resorts like Jay Peak, Sugarbush, Mt Snow and others.

    Pick up comp tickets at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo
    I did this last year but didn't do it right. I'm gonna try again this year. I promise to do better.

    Watch for early season 2 fer's (killiington news letter)

    Attend Warren Miller Movie at Portsmouth Music Hall and get 2 fer's for each ticket bought at 4 different resorts
    I've had early season tickets from Warren Miller for several years out of Lebanon NH. Never make it. Haven't tried the Portsmouth screening but I hear that gets sold out quickly. Last year I went to Flying Monkey in Plymouth NH got the standard discount to Pico plus a free pass to Ragged. (I should almost ban myself from Ragged if I want to hit a bunch of other places cause its only 15 minutes from my house.) There was another screen at the Flying Monkey for the Making of Blizzard of Ahhs. Got a 2 for one to Cannon which pretty much offers that to anyone anyway.

    Buy gas at Irvings - three fillups and get a 2 fer
    I think without exception these are for mid-week discounts only. With the Ski and Ride card this is almost redundant.

    Look for resorts that have good Sunday half day deals like Okemo, Burke, MRG etc.
    Skied off hard pack at MRG? Mmm. Two hour drives plus to any of these areas anyway make it not worth it for me. Ragged and Bretton Woods on the other hand offer NH resident discounts for Sunday afternoons. That's when you'll find me at Ragged.

    And there are plenty more!
    I'll keep a weather eye on the discount thread when it starts.
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  2. #12
    Here are mine:

    Injury free
    +40 days
    Big Sky
    More fit
    More bumps (see previous goal)
    Sugarloaf backside
    Turns in May
    TANSTAAFL

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    Ski better then I did last season and try some new hills.
    +1 and ski more days than last year.
    shit happens, wear a helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post

    Pick up comp tickets at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo
    How come I go every year to the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expoand never end up with an "comp Tickets"? They all have ski and stay deals or other useless deals. Do I need to beg?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellytele View Post
    How come I go every year to the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expoand never end up with an "comp Tickets"? They all have ski and stay deals or other useless deals. Do I need to beg?
    I generally strike up conversations with them and then ask after a few minutes! Certain resorts do not like the big ones (Killington, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Jay Peak etc.) More of the mid size places. Sometimes you have to repeatedly play they games they have! There are other lower rate ski show deals like $29 for a day of skiing for example as well.

    I have to say though - the last couple of years have been tough! Our best year was 11 comps vs last year we got 3 but we work the ski show so we are there for several days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abubob View Post
    I think without exception these are for mid-week discounts only. With the Ski and Ride card this is almost redundant.



    Skied off hard pack at MRG? Mmm. Two hour drives plus to any of these areas anyway make it not worth it for me. Ragged and Bretton Woods on the other hand offer NH resident discounts for Sunday afternoons. That's when you'll find me at Ragged.



    I'll keep a weather eye on the discount thread when it starts.
    My approach is to get every offer out there even if redundant since it allows me to invite friends to ski cheaper! Some of the Irving resorts are for Sundays which is what I target!

    As far as the half day deals - well it is a catch 22 situation - could be skied off, however we have had good results!

    We skied Okemo (NH/VT Resident) for $29 on a Sunday afternoon and had decent conditions as well as Burke (NEK Deal) for $25! You may like Okemo's Sunday Solution then which is 8:30 - 1 for $35. Some people diss Okemo but I just ski what I like and skip the rest!

    I am saddened by Ragged not sticking to their $19 NH Resident Sunday deal - but they have to make their money I guess still $32 is not bad!
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  7. #17
    - Be in good shape for the week in Banff we have scheduled
    - Lots more backcountry this year, hit some trails and stashes I haven't been to in a while
    - Hit Saddleback for a long weekend
    - Call in sick on a powder day


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    1) Get into the best pre-season shape possible.
    2) Ski more than in previous 4-5 seasons, (which won't be difficult).
    Last edited by bigbog; Jul 10, 2013 at 1:07 PM.
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    Pass the PSIA Level II skiing exam.

    Visit as may new places as I can

    Us more referral letters.
    SHUT UP AND SKI

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    I skied a lot, for me, last year and don't expect to get the skiing jones until August. That said, I would like to equal or top last season's 33 days. Work was very slow for me last winter and I am seriously considering either getting an apartment or house share in VT for the season or just driving out west for a month. I have 2 trips semi planned: First is to Ogden, UT with my girlfriend and the second is to Whitefish, MT with our ski club.
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