Just curious how do people usually spend their day at the slopes.
I know there is people who just try to squeeze in as many runs as possible, then there are the ones that take their time, do a run and go hangout in the village, then their are the ones that study the terrain, and look for cool features to hit on, then you got the park riders.
What is your definition of a good day on the slopes?
I think we go pretty hard out of the gate, break for lunch back at the truck, a couple brew-doggs, then back at it but usually not as hard as the morning session due to food and beer. We piss a lot more in the afternoon.
I usually start early, first lift if I can. If it snowed I hike a bowl straight away on certain hills, others have lift access and get some fresh tracks before its chopped. If it didn't snow I warm up on groomers and ride as much of the hill as I can, trees, bowls and whatevers good. If I'm with my gf we stop alot, if I'm alone or with buddies I rarely stop. Quick lunch break and then I like to spend the afternoon riding greens/blues and hitting the park or if it's still good I'll continue in the trees for a bit and end in the park. I go until the guy at the bottom won't let me back on the chair... mope around for a bit and then head to the hot tub with some beers.
When i'm by myself i try to get there for first chair or close to it. Do a warmup on a blue, then im lapping blacks trying to get as many runs in as possible until it gets crowded and the snow is pushed off the trails. i usually try to scope out new lines from the lift or think about how i could do my previous line better if im not satisfied with it. take a lunch break around 11:00 then ride until my legs or back start to give out. im definitely pretty focused on pushing myself and getting better unless im having an off day, in that case i'll just relax and ride instead of challenging myself
when im riding with friends i like to just chill and have fun and go at whatever pace everyone is comfortable with.