I reached the double digits (10) today which was my original season goal. Hoping for a couple more days before we return home and at least one more trip.
134 days and counting… theoretically 6 more days at Sugarbush, then I may go to Killington a few times. I wish I could justify a trip out to Mammoth but I should really probably refocus my ski brain on work for the summer/fall.
Tomorrow at Sugarbush, provided we get a decent day, I should hit 1 million vertical feet for the season, which is gonna make my head explode. (Been tracking with Slopes, which is super awesome if you aren’t already using it.)
oh! I took my Level 1 exam earlier this month and passed! Was super stressed about it, but it wound up being a really good experience. So yeah, apparently I’m a certified ski instructor now. Dang, my life has changed so much in the last year!
I would definitely say not bad at all! As a former Long Islander myself, definitely can relate to how hard it might be to get out there. And that’s awesome you got to do the other sports — didn’t realize they were new to you! In the warmer months, will you do anything?I finished with 31 days on 4/16. This is the first time I made it past 30. I would have in 2020 but we all know what happened then.
A combination of Epic, VT4, and Indy:
*Bolton: 2 days
Jay: 4 days (although one of these was just an hour on the magic carpet with my friend’s daughter while almost everything was on wind hold)
Killington: 1 day
*Mad River Glen: 1 day
Magic: 1 day
Okemo: 19 days
*Pico: 1 day
Stowe: 3 days
*new areas for me this season
Plus one day of x-country (had never tried it, took a lesson and loved it) and one day of snowshoeing (thanks @ilovepugs for the snowshoes!). Loved that too!
So, not a bad total for a girl from Long Island with two jobs.
I MIGHT just make it to 30 ski days this year, especially if Ruapehu stays open into October/November with the cover they have...!! Took a long weekend recently which was great fun now everything is open in the South Island.As of today (end of my first long ski trip of the year)
-3 half days, 10 full days
-1 night ski (2hrs, similar amount of runs as a half day
-3 full day group lessons
Total: 15 days
-1 indoor slope evening session (similar amount of runs to half day)
-3 full days snowboarding
-1 full day group lesson
Total: 4.5 days
My season goal is to get at least 30 days on snow and I currently have a 4 day weekend booked, a possible day or 2 after night shifts, and another 2 week trip in September! Really trying to rewire bad habits on skis this year, no plans to improve my snowboarding.
Lessons are great!! Less great when you get told the exact same thing three lessons in a row...but I should be down at Hutt again for Sunday/Monday and back again (hopefully) for Peak to Pub12 for me so far... Wow I can't believe I'm saying that! And yet I still don't really feel like a real skier, my bf scoffs at that but most the time I feel like Im just faking it
9 at Mt Hutt, about 4 with first tracks so long days starting at 8am.
1 at turoa (north Island): we were up there for a funeral, and it was very appropriate to ski as it was something he loved to do and it was a perfect day. My first time there, and fun bouncing around the less
traveled areas and terrain I haven't tried before, but my partner's natural habitat it seems.
1 at Mt Dobson, another perfect day... Best day ever! Lol
1 at Porters, yesterday, fun skiing with the kids.
Saturday will b back at Mt Hutt and my lovely fella has booked me a ski lesson with a really good instructor he has known for years... Looking forward but also kinda nervous.... but I know it will b good for me. Don't think I've had a lesson since I was about ten.View attachment 21570
Oh cool! Lol funny about being told the same thing, I guess I won’t get that yet!Lessons are great!! Less great when you get told the exact same thing three lessons in a row...but I should be down at Hutt again for Sunday/Monday and back again (hopefully) for Peak to Pub
Lol hopefully not!
It’s my goal to avoid being on that…haha.
Friday sounds like it might be good! Saturday morning they are doing road closures specifically for Peak to Pub as the start time is now 10am with instructions to arrive between 6-8am, 8.30am race briefing and road closure from then (UGH) so it might be worth going to Porters…I think they moved it earlier to try and miss the afternoon rain?Lol hopefully not!
They were filming next to me three times last I was at Hutt, all the way down the mountain even to the car park! Luckily I wasn't the focus just happened to b there.
That's very impressive numbers scandium!!
We are hoping for Friday and Saturday at Mt hutt this weekend, but the peak to pub would b so far beyond me it's not funny
Whether skiing, cycling or running!
Yeah I read that earlier.... Friday definitely looks like an ok day, and if we go Saturday it will be an early 6.30 am leaving from methven to get a carpark. Will see how Friday goes, two days in a row may be too much and the most of next week looks very bad, norwest stormy... very sad almost byebye skiing.It’s my goal to avoid being on that…haha.
My 3 step approach to this is
1. No physical injuries (before or during)
2. Hope for no equipment failure (mainly punctures is my concern)
3. Mental fortitude to overcome a general lack of physical fitness
Friday sounds like it might be good! Saturday morning they are doing road closures specifically for Peak to Pub as the start time is now 10am with instructions to arrive between 6-8am, 8.30am race briefing and road closure from then (UGH) so it might be worth going to Porters…I think they moved it earlier to try and miss the afternoon rain?