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How old is everybody?? How many years have you been skiing/riding?

sledhaulingmedic

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47/39. There were a few lean years in my teens and early 20's...hockey in my teams and being broke in y early 20's, but there have been plenty of years with more days. Age 9-13 I skied anywhere from 30 to 60 days a season. In college, I was good for 50-60. More recently, I've had 30-40 consistnetly, with the occational 50.
 
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For me my skiing dats are as follows..all from memory

1988-89...1 day
1990-91..6 days
1991-92.. 7 days
1992-93.. 12 days
1993-94..17 days
1994-95..17 days
1995-96..48 days..drivers liscense and car
1996-97..66 days..
1997-98..66 days..Freshman year of college
1998-99..63 days..first trip out west with Dad to Whistler/Blackcomb
1999-00..60 days
00-01..43 days..I had to do alot of projects to graduate..Crested Butte
01-02..13 days..Freshman year of the real world..no season pass..first trip to Jackson Hole
02-03..80 days..year one in Montana
03-04..76 days..year two in Montana

04-05..52 days..back at Blue mountain..but Jackson, Grand Targhee, Stowe, Sugarbush, Okemo, Belleayre, Hunter as well.

05-06..110 days..I joined PASR and was motivated to ski a ton..Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee, MRG, Stowe, Hunter, Belleayre, Okemo, Stratton, Tanglewood, Camelback, Montage/Sno..lots of Nastar, hurt arm..ER visit..back on the slopes 2-3 days later..on Vicoden

06-07..119 days including 60 days in a row at Blue..some of the best powder I skied at Blue and Stowe..61k+ vert day at Blue..more vacation time..lost interest in Nastar, worst case of PPSARD Post Pocono Skiing and Riding Disorder ever..

07-08...a clean slate..it could be my best season ever..
 

bvibert

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For me it was like riding a bike. Within a few runs I felt like I had never left. But, I had last skied in 1973. My mom still has those skis and boots in her attic. When I picked up skiing again it was on shaped skis. I couldn't believe how easy they turned. I look at those old planks (with screw in edges) at my mom's and truly wonder how did I get down the hill on those.

Similar for me, except I wasn't even born in '73 so the equipment I last used was newer, but still old straight stuff. I wasn't all that good when I stopped in high school, so it wasn't too hard to get back to where I was. Within a couple of runs I felt like I was even better than when I stopped 10 years prior. I couldn't believe how easy those shaped rentals I was on skied. I was a total gaper that day though, wearing jeans that I had no choice but to tuck into the boots since my calfs were too big to slide the pant legs up any further. My legs were killing me by the end of that day! ;)
 

Mark_151

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44, this will be my 4th season. I entered the sport as a telemark skier, and tried alpine skis for the first time at Wachusett last season, and just bought a fixed heel setup to add to the quiver for this season to mess around with.
 

danny p

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26 years old, been ridin' for 10 years (started 12 years ago, but didnt really start getting full seasons until i turned sixteen and could drive myself to the hill)
 

JimG.

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26 years old, been ridin' for 10 years (started 12 years ago, but didnt really start getting full seasons until i turned sixteen and could drive myself to the hill)

You may have posted this before, but where in Dutchess do you live? I'm in Hopewell Junction.
 

danny p

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We should meet somewhere and slide around for a day

as soon as there is something to slide on, I'm game!! I spend most of my time up in VT but hit the catskills when there are people down here that like to ride.
 

frozencorn

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33, started when I was 10. As far as I am concerned it was way too late.

Having my first child next month and hope to have him/her up at 3 at the latest.
 

bill2ski

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39 / 30 took off 10 years to raise the kids and build equity returned 3 years ago when the boy turned 9
 
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