With gas prices as high as they are, and inflation a real factor in our lives, will your skiing change next year? What do you think?
I could see it being an additional barrier for those starting out. Doesn’t seem like a time to make big new expenditures for a hobby you are unsure of if finances are even remotely a concern.Does anyone think inflation will keep people away from skiing?
Isn’t it amazing?? I was also firmly in the 20k+ miles per year club (just for work) and down to a ridiculously low number now. I love how much leas time I spend in a car now!FWIW, gas prices don't generally affect my decisions, but i try to drive less for the environment. I realized yesterday that my average annual miles on my car maybe 10 years ago was around 20,000. This year I'm looking at maybe 4,000? (But it's under 15 miles to go skiing, so that's not that big of a factor. My work commute is farther, but that's down to 2x a week max.
I agree with your co-worker how expensive it is at the grocery store. I can't get out of there under $300 a week for a family of 4, which is crazy. Luckily I just changed jobs with a large pay increase so I'm not stressing. Since gas prices are coming down, I don't think the economy will change how I approach this coming season.I could see it being an additional barrier for those starting out. Doesn’t seem like a time to make big new expenditures for a hobby you are unsure of if finances are even remotely a concern.
Or those whose expenses have gone up dramatically in other areas? A coworker yesterday was saying how he can’t get out of the grocery store with less than a $500 bill per week nowadays, and that blew my mind as someone who is childfree.
Some might get affected. But, like everything in life, we cannt worry too much of what is going to happen in the future. By then, the news might be on to something else. They are there to get some people wiled up. Just pet your dog, take a deep breath, and read some good books. Go through some.websites showing new ski goods for fun and start to get exited. Stop watching the news all together several years ago. Waste of time.Does anyone think inflation will keep people away from skiing?