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Old 10-12-2011, 01:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Does it matter what counts as a day? It's a slippery slope leading to other wankerisms. For example, what's really crazy is when people start keeping track of their "days" and seem fixated on how many "days" they get per season, as if it's a way to judge their worth against others on the hill.

I see it every time I ride. As people are getting their pass scanned, "how many days?" is the question asked the lifty. Kind of overshadows the whole reason for being on the hill in the first place.
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We always like to place people in neat little categories so we can easily synthesize conclusions about them. Days on hill is just another way of doing just that. We can, if we so choose, draw conclusions about ourselves and others.

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5-15: tourist
16-30: casual skier
31-50: enthusiast
50-70: wanna be ski bum
71+: ski bum

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Old 10-12-2011, 03:21 PM   #23 (permalink)
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We aim for 12 hours here seeing as we only go up once or twice a week at best. Since we have night skiing and the hills 2 hours away we try to grab every minute. Friends usually want to take a full hour lunch but I think a 30min break should suffice
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:32 PM   #24 (permalink)
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We always like to place people in neat little categories so we can easily synthesize conclusions about them. Days on hill is just another way of doing just that. We can, if we so choose, draw conclusions about ourselves and others.

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5-15: tourist
16-30: casual skier
31-50: enthusiast
50-70: wanna be ski bum
71+: ski bum

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Too complicated. Keep it simple. Two groups.

>100 or <100

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Old 10-12-2011, 03:39 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Don't count my run, don't count my days, just ride...
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:52 PM   #26 (permalink)
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We always like to place people in neat little categories so we can easily synthesize conclusions about them. Days on hill is just another way of doing just that. We can, if we so choose, draw conclusions about ourselves and others.

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5-15: tourist
16-30: casual skier
31-50: enthusiast
50-70: wanna be ski bum
71+: ski bum

Fire at will
i put in 30 solid, full days each year. alot of ppl i meet put in mostly half days or just a few runs
well to each thier own but there IS a difference. on your scale i call myself an enthusiast.
at the gym i put in a very solid 1hr 15mins. max one minute rest between sets. ALOOOOTT of ppl at the gym standing around, gaping away for 10 minutes between sets. several trips back and forth to the water fountain to "stay hydrated.. " and burn away more minutes. easy sets.... low weight , little effort. no sweating. couple sets like that burns up 45 minutes.. time to head home. technicly they "go to the gym couple times per week" and this is what they gladly tell ppl.

ok whatever.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:10 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Too complicated. Keep it simple. Two groups.

>100 or <100

i like this best. 100 days... hardcore, less than 100.. not hardcore.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:30 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Does it matter what counts as a day? It's a slippery slope leading to other wankerisms. For example, what's really crazy is when people start keeping track of their "days" and seem fixated on how many "days" they get per season, as if it's a way to judge their worth against others on the hill.

I see it every time I ride. As people are getting their pass scanned, "how many days?" is the question asked the lifty. Kind of overshadows the whole reason for being on the hill in the first place.
That might be a douchetatistic use of counting days, I agree. But I like to know how many people days can get and how long their season lasts so I can get a feel for how conditions are where they ride. Same with the kind of job they have. If I meet someone else who gets 20 more days than I do but is also 9-5 job weekend warrior, I have ask for their secrets, what things you can easily sacrifice I might not have thought of.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:26 PM   #29 (permalink)
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We always like to place people in neat little categories so we can easily synthesize conclusions about them. Days on hill is just another way of doing just that. We can, if we so choose, draw conclusions about ourselves and others.

I'll take a stab
5-15: tourist
16-30: casual skier
31-50: enthusiast
50-70: wanna be ski bum
71+: ski bum

Fire at will
I only get 15-20 days of riding, but I'd say I'm anything but casual. Maybe for guys who live right next ot a mountain that's right, but I'm 2 hours from the closest thing that can be considered a mountain, have a 2-3 month season, and I have work and school so I ride every possible chance I can get. If I lived next to a mountain out west I'm sure I'd have about 150 days
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I only get 15-20 days of riding, but I'd say I'm anything but casual. Maybe for guys who live right next ot a mountain that's right, but I'm 2 hours from the closest thing that can be considered a mountain, have a 2-3 month season, and I have work and school so I ride every possible chance I can get. If I lived next to a mountain out west I'm sure I'd have about 150 days
Thus making my point. Difficult to categorize based on limited information although it is our nature to do just that.
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