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skifree

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I can never sleep day before skiing. Got a 3 day ski weekend so I guess zero sleep in my future
 

ScottySkis

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+1 I hear that, especially not fun with drive to the hill sometimes alcohol will help not that is a great sleep.
 

TropicTundR

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Jonesing? Try a cup of shaved ice, cooling your body temp is suppose to help.
 

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I can never sleep day before skiing. Got a 3 day ski weekend so I guess zero sleep in my future

Assuming you celebrate, did you have trouble sleeping on Christmas Eve when you were a child? I did, I would drive myself nuts. I do have trouble sometimes, when I know I must leave in the wee hours to start a trip. I wonder if over the counter sleep aids would help? Warm milk? Sex? I think the last one is definitely worth a shot. :wink:

So, chase a sleeping pill with a glass of warm milk, then screw someone's brains out, and you should be good to go, sounds good to me, even if it doesn't work.
 

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Thanks Cornhead. Tried a variation last night of your recommendation . did a little jim beam /Vicodin /and porn.
Didn't help butt will keep trying.

Getting up for 530 am lift ride for Easter service didn't help matters
 

ScottySkis

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Thanks Cornhead. Tried a variation last night of your recommendation . did a little jim beam /Vicodin /and porn.
Didn't help butt will keep trying.

Getting up for 530 am lift ride for Easter service didn't help matters

Alcohol and Mary Jane will help you fall asleep to.
 

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No hurry to get up early for spring skiing most of the time. Crack o noon works fine.

Is it nerves? Are you a comfortable and confident skier?
 

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I get nervous when I know I'll be skiing with Scotty the next day, what will he do next?!:wink: JK, WKBWC. No trouble sleeping however.
 

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You're clearly not skiing enough!!

This. I get it when you can't sleep the day before a trip but if you can't sleep after skiing all day, you're doing it wrong. I don't have a problem falling asleep the day before a trip, but I wake up like it's Christmas morning. I jump out of bed so fast that I usually scare the crap out of my girlfriend and my dog.
 

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I usually sleep only 4-5 hours the night before a trip. It's not that I can't sleep it's that I don't go to bed until late. I don't have a problem with that. Usually leave 4:30am-5:00am to arrive at K around 10:00am a bit earlier if I stop somewhere in S. VT. first. After that I'm good with 7-8 hrs. of sleep a night. I usually go for 3-5 days in a row so I'm not talking about day trips which I don't do anymore.
 

ScottySkis

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Not before skiing but this week insomnia been great every night,maybe sleeping pills for me soon, hopefully they work with out liver damage I get from drinking to fall a sleep.:thumbdown:
 

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I generally do not have a problem sleeping at all! But .... isn't it funny how we can get up to go skiing with no problem yet getting up for work sucks!

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Ski all day Saturday - sleep like a baby then get right up the next morning (doesn't matter how hard we partied the night before) and get on it again! Then Monday rolls around and I have the Monday Morning wake up blues where I feel tired as hell! Getting stoked for skiing is like it own high!
 

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Secret is tuning your skis 24hrs+ prior....instead of the night before which usually ends at ~midnight(or later) before hitting the bed. You have to get some shuteye...but the body is beginning to amp up.
A particularly wrong plan when you're driving from home for first chair for best snow. Getting up @5am is brutal.
 
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