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Optimal days skiing in a season

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Annabuzzy, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Every eeekend from Sydney. I thought doing that from Canberra was dedicated. From Sydney now that’s commitment.

    I hear you on the rat race to car parks. Camping at diggings we would have a leisurely breakfast and leave for the car park around 0745. Last weekend it was up and straight out at 0630 then breakfast in the car park.
     
  2. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah that Perisher car park thing adds another dimension of effort to the whole winter.

    My schedule is a bit more relaxed now but I’m previous years when I would ski strictly on weekends, but go every weekend for the winter we would be pretty exhausted come October, but doing it from Sydney and with early mornings to get to Perisher would be a superhuman effort over a whole winter.
     
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  3. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Especially with offspring in tow
     
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  4. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah absolutely.

    We’ve been lucky with a lodge membership and now owning an apartment across the road that’s ski in unless there’s no natural snow, and ski out with moderate natural snow, otherwise a 150m walk to the lift.

    As little miss starts skiing I think we will appreciate that even more!
     
  5. TJ

    TJ One of Us

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    You better put a cracker up the crew this winter for the 8:30 start :)

    Somewhere between 75 and 100 sessions on snow for me each year. Coming up to the 14th season. I am spoiled for powder days but love my spring turns too. I'm in full training mode atm and hopefully back on it in 3 months.
     
  6. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    I hear you, the weekly drive from Sydney to Thredbo return is taxing. Have already done 12,000km this season behind the wheel.

    Worth it though :D
     
  7. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ive done every week but one so far, 2-4 days a week. Im hurting a bit, but unlike @dawooduck I only have the one pass, so cant take rest days at Perisher.

    I need to work on my fitness I think, unless


    are there drugs I can get?
     
  8. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us

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    I'm sure there are, have a chat to one of the lifties.
     
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  9. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I laughed more than I should have to that comment
     
  10. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    AndI've been doing it since 2002. :eek:
    [edit] with kids in tow for most of it.
     
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  11. LDJ

    LDJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    When I was in France on seasons I skied 6 days per week (probably 80+ days) and loved it however I often didn’t do full days but now due to being in brisbane and work I have managed 20 this year (Japan, France and Chile) however I do first lift to last where possible. Optimal for me would be 40-50 days of skiing including some long lunches, early finishes etc
     
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  12. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Stupid office job, Its been a quiet season for me on snow. I've only had 40 days so far.
     
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  13. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's still a bloody great effort!
     
  14. BoofHead

    BoofHead One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    My current planning/wish list has me wanting on an annual basis;
    couple of weeks with MrsBoof and/or family somewhere NH
    Couple of weeks with mates in Japan
    August trip to NZ
    Pesky work commitments prevent me from achieving this at the moment. Lots and lots and lots of holidays but just not when I want them.
    Ultimately I would like to plonk somewhere for 2-3months with a season pass. When I’m older I think a few hours in the morning or arvo would do me most of the time.
     
  15. Born2ski

    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

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    A few years back we spent two months skiing in the Lake Tahoe region, and while I loved it, my knees didn't.

    Doing regular gym workouts throughout the year helps but my right knee doesn't like more than a few weeks skiing at a time. So for me it's my body that has set the limit.
     
  16. Annabuzzy

    Annabuzzy Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m not entirely sure what my limit is, but I’m normally an 8.30 to 2.30 or 3pm skier, not bell to bell. I normally start to get muscle tiredness around day 3 or 4, but usually keep skiing and that disappears. That day though, when the general fatigue kicks in, I may ski only to say 1pm.

    I’m not outrageously fit, nor slovenly. The main impediment to extensive back to back days is just mental fatigue. At some point my enthusiasm levels drop off, and I want to do something else for a day. Obviously not a powder day when FOMO is at play though ;)
     
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  17. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us

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    Thanks Sastrugi! It has been a decent effort the last few years, but outside the week I did in japan in feb I’ve only had three days on snow in Aus so far this year so my skiing has been quite limited.

    I am taking my 5yo lass to Selwyn next Sunday though, and will have a few day trips into the main range in late September early October so not all is lost!
     
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  18. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    We've had to drop the NH component over the past 2 years since we bought a commercial stone fruit orchard :confused: Sometimes it seems like a dumb idea when everyone's away skiing but overall life is so much better than the city stress to pay for our OS trips. We made the most of it while we could, few trips to Japan, few weeks in USA etc. I always thought that since we moved closer to Buller we'd do a lot more day trips but so far have been too busy to get up there more than once. Also, the costs for a day trip to Buller are really off putting. I'm keen to buy a park pass and spend a season touring at Stirling most weekends but as per conversation elsewhere, Vic passes are a rort, even for touring.
     
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  19. Laska Goralska

    Laska Goralska One of Us

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    Stone fruit orchard you say?

    People always seem get more interesting the more you learn about them!

    Enjoy living the life!
     
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  20. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    When I was undergrad at uni I'd clock up somewhere between 40 and 60 days. That meant tripping over most weekends when the wx was good, and spending all uni holidays in Queenstown. That was the period when my riding really progressed a lot. It was also a period when snowboarding happened in all conditions.

    These days I'm a bit more selective, and have a lot of other stuff going on. This year is relatively quiet for me, between resort skiing and touring I'll get 10 - 15 days in the end. 20 to 30 days a year is good I reckon.
     
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  21. Annabuzzy

    Annabuzzy Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think I’m going to land on 18 days this year. Maybe 20 if I do one late weekend.

    With a Niseko trip in January though I may hold fire on the extra late season trip
     
  22. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    I hope we get to have a ski together in Thredbo sometime :)
     
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  23. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have the luxury of living 30 minutes from skiing, plus lots of friends with on-mountain places if I want to stay overnight. Definitely become a powder princess over the years so I pick my days, have been known to declare a midweek powder day if conditions warrant. Translates into about 35 days a season. Certainly down from the old days when i was working NH and SH seasons, over 200 days a year then.
     
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  24. Hully

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    N+1 rule applies.... where N is the number of days skiing to date.
     
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  25. DPS Driver

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    I like N+1. That works for me.

    Two winters every year is a goal.
     
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