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  1. #11
    i was insanely sick with the flu at sugarbush a few years ago. i was going with my dad and my sister, and that's hugely rare as they've both basically stopped skiing in their lives. i didnt tell anyone i was sick until we were halfway up to vermont. i felt like hell, but the skiing was pretty good. i will never forget doing the castle rock hike while feeling like i was about to die.

    i suffer from severe migraine about 6 times a year give or take. two seasons ago i was halfway to killington when my initial aura symptoms hit. the drive back home and to killington were the same distance, as i was around the albany area. i took a double dose of my prescription, knocked the debilitating migraine down to manageable headache, and skied. the impact of every single mogul felt like a bowling ball trying to escape from my skull.

  2. #12
    Gotta be pissing out my ass uncontrollably to miss a day, I’ll puke anywhere

  3. #13
    I remember a few years ago I was at Pico with a bad cold...beautiful spring day in March with temps in the 30s after a lot of fresh snow the previous week. I couldn't ski more than 500 vertical feet continuously without having to stop. Call me a puss but I wouldn't ski sick unless we're talking full-on powder day. The body just refuses to perform.
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    A cold I'll power through, tough to say what I would do with Flu as I have been very fortunate to not catch it in the last couple of decades. The only issue for me with a cold is my Eustachian tubes tend to retain fluid for a while so for about a week or 2 during and after the cold, I constantly have to clear my ears at the end of each run (or wait for them to crackle and pop on the lift ride up!).

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  5. #15
    I rely on folk wisdom ... Drown a fever, Drown a cold.

  6. #16
    Nothing worse than when some sick contagious asshole gets into the gondola or bubble or lodge and starts coughing up a storm. I hope any of you who will go skiing with the flu/bad cold are considerate enough to stay they hell out of the gondi's, bubbles, and lodges. Nobody else wants your germs.....better than that, if you are sick stay the hell home or in your hotel room, dont go spreading your germs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiur View Post
    Nothing worse than when some sick contagious asshole gets into the gondola or bubble or lodge and starts coughing up a storm. I hope any of you who will go skiing with the flu/bad cold are considerate enough to stay they hell out of the gondi's, bubbles, and lodges. Nobody else wants your germs.....better than that, if you are sick stay the hell home or in your hotel room, dont go spreading your germs.
    That's actually one of the biggest reasons I'm against gondolas and bubbles. I want no part of being stuck in an enclosed space with some stranger's germs...

    I hate using mass transit for this same reason and am glad I don't have to do it often.

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    About 20 years ago I had a little cough so I thought I would power through it with a hike and ski in Tuck's. Well the fresh air did me no good as I ended up with bronchitis and had a deep lung jarring cough for about a month after.
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  9. #19
    I think that the decision as to push through the pain of a cold is knowing what you're dealing with. If it's just a "garden variety" viral infection and no fever, sure, you can power through that but you're being a selfish schmuck by sharing your germs. If you're feeling super lousy, why would you even consider getting out of bed if you don't have to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    That's actually one of the biggest reasons I'm against gondolas and bubbles. I want no part of being stuck in an enclosed space with some stranger's germs...

    I hate using mass transit for this same reason and am glad I don't have to do it often.
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