robbo mcs said:There are some easy tricks to scam and get more vertical if you are desperate. It is pretty easy to do. Easiest way is to lap the quad to mid-station. It is the fastest lift in the resort, and there are no scanners at midstation AFAIK, so you get the full vertical of the quad, even though you have only skiied halfway down. Also easy to drop off a T-bar halfway, as long as you leave 3mins before you try and check in the gates again. I have spoken to people on lifts who have been doing this trying to top the daily vertical list. Who would want to do that though?? Pretty stupid skiing the bottom half of the quad for 8 hours!!
socold said:the leader at coronet peak is on 735894 meters so i say its possible
Olgreg said:Oh god there's two of those guys. One's got a huge swallow tail split right up to the back of his bindings. They are so quick on those boards! They would do a helluva lotta runs.
Normo said:Hey guys,
This is just to assure those that are curious, I am real. The secret to my vertical metre accumulation is that I generally start skiing at 8am (when possible) and usually go through to last lifts, unless conditions are horrible. I've done 77 days so far this season so, when you do the math, there's no need for tricks to build the numbers. I set out this season to get fit and lose some weight. I've shed 10kg and the legs are holding up OK (though not quite "steel").
I've shared a chair with Ian H on many an occassion. Ian is 10 years my senior and 2nd on the leaderboard. If I can be doing what he's done this year in 10 years time, I'll be very pleased. As to my identity, just ask some of the lifties or the green jacket brigade to point me out. They see me very regularly and always have a bit of a joke or offer a few words of encouragement.
Congrats to Perisher for the Dashboard initiative. It has added a new dimension to the enjoyment of snowsport and has motivated many of us to do that extra few runs or have a go on days that are a bit marginal.
My snow wishes seem to be most effective when I am stuck in Sydney. Glad you got the benefit Norm. You have inspired me to pack in more runs next season. I'll keep an eye out for you early next season.Normo said:Thanks for the great snow wish Olgreg, today was sensational. In answer to Tonester, Mount P is my favourite sliding area. There's a choice of lifts, runs and a lack of queues that suits my routine. All stats ground to a halt at 1:12 PM but Bryony defied gravity up til then to build on her great season numbers. I stayed active, enjoying the freshies even though it got a bit wet and cold. There's plenty of snow on the hill now, guys. Don't pack the gear away just yet!
robbo mcs said:It would be amazing to see the resort in all conditions, the good, the bad and the ugly, and watch the season go by!