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Weekend Warrior Life

In early February I wrote a piece on agnarchy.com where I embraced my status as a weekend warrior. You can check it here; Weekend Warrior: Snowboarding's Core Rider? | agnarchy.com

Since my season is over, I decided to take a look back at some of my mountain and non-mountain statistics to see what life as a weekend warrior looks like.

My season extended from November 25, 2016 to April 8, 2016.

Number of different hills ridden: 8
Nights spent in a motel: 16
Days on snow: 34

Miles flown: 3,202
Miles driven to and from the hill: 7,122

I won't bother sharing the environmental and financial costs, they're kind of embarrassing, but it's opened my eyes to how much I'm willing to bear so that I can ride. Some day, when my mini me is grown, I'll move closer to the mountains and give up the life on the road. Until then it's the weekend warrior life for me.

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Days on snow 2016/2017 season:
  • Boyne Highlands: 23
  • Boyne Mountain: 2
  • Mt Brighton: 1
  • Caberfae Peaks: 2
  • Mt. Holly: 1
  • Nubs Nob: 1
  • Brighton (UT): 2
  • Snowbasin: 2

Days on snow 2015/2016 season: 24

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I'm right there with you, big fella. One trip west each season, a few weekends in northern MI, and if I'm lucky a few times on the local hills.
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I just did a count on a calendar and saw that there were 20 weekends between 11/26 (opening day) and 4/9 (closing day), so 40 non-workdays over that time period. Suddenly having 34 days out of 40 potential days looks pretty damn good. I rode 85% of the time that it was possible for me to ride...while going to University full time, and working full time, and family. Fuuu what the heck.

You're on the SE side right? You had an even longer haul to anything decent to ride.
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Days on snow 2016/2017 season:
  • Boyne Highlands: 23
  • Boyne Mountain: 2
  • Mt Brighton: 1
  • Caberfae Peaks: 2
  • Mt. Holly: 1
  • Nubs Nob: 1
  • Brighton (UT): 2
  • Snowbasin: 2

Days on snow 2015/2016 season: 24

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That's hardcore man. For me I'm going to do what I can to AVOID weekends. The wife and I are already planning on taking a day off every other week to hit the local hill on top of a week at Stowe and then probably a half-week at Sugarloaf. I'm trying to wrangle a trip to Colorado with the "boys" too.

With all the other commitments, that's about the max I can do.
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You're on the SE side right? You had an even longer haul to anything decent to ride.
Yep, between Detroit and Ann Arbor, closer to A˛.

And yep, getting up to northern MI takes planning, no spontaneous "let's head up north"-type trips for me.

My wife and I are already planning our Winter 2018 trip to Utah, starting to get things lined up.
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Hopefully they have another season like this one, it's badass out there. I'm heading to BC for our trip next season.
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  • Boyne Highlands: 23
  • Boyne Mountain: 2
  • Mt Brighton: 1
  • Caberfae Peaks: 2
  • Mt. Holly: 1
  • Nubs Nob: 1
  • Brighton (UT): 2
  • Snowbasin: 2

Days on snow 2015/2016 season: 24

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That's hardcore man. For me I'm going to do what I can to AVOID weekends. The wife and I are already planning on taking a day off every other week to hit the local hill on top of a week at Stowe and then probably a half-week at Sugarloaf. I'm trying to wrangle a trip to Colorado with the "boys" too.

With all the other commitments, that's about the max I can do.
I'm looking to do a lot more mid-week riding next season, and I've changed my schedule at work accordingly
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It's amazing what a difference mid-week makes. Gotta love getting onto a lift right away after each run.
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I'm looking to do a lot more mid-week riding next season, and I've changed my schedule at work accordingly
I will be doing a lot more mid-week riding, as I've changed my work schedule to "I quit."



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I will be doing a lot more mid-week riding, as I've changed my work schedule to "I quit."

Haha!
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