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RonFNSwanson
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re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
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Wind at Tahoe is always hellacious.


Which adds to the frustration. They know it’s always windy, but can’t find a solution to not have the main access point shut down and half the runs closed every other day.


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PearlyBaker
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Orlando
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re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
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50 and this is the first attempt at skiing? I almost recommend to just skip i
If you’re in decent shape and that’s a big if, it is totally worth it to learn to ski at 50. There are lot of people who learn later in life and move to the maintains in retirement to ski everyday.

The couple of guys that I know that ski 75+ days a year in their 70’s & 80’s all started in the last 20 or so years,



Newc
Member since Feb 2017
218 posts

re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
I agree with PearlyBaker, 50 is a fine time to start skiing. I was talking to a guy on a chairlift last year, mid-60s, who still skis 100 days per year. Do I recommend that you start ripping groomers and vaulting cliffs? No. But there is no reason why you cannot cruise down some greens. Skiing is as difficult as you make it. There is no time that is too late to pick up what could be a life passion.
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bamafan425
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Jackson's Hole
Member since Jan 2009
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re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
Checking in. I've taken the touring skis out for two small skins with my new doggo. Getting her used to the snow and skis more than actually making turns. Theres snow up high in Jackson Hole. I've seen plenty of people out finding some really good snow. I'm focused on my endurance training over going skiing in October.

Got some lofty goals for myself this year, and the near future. A summer season of climbing, and alpine adventures has me ready for more ski mountaineering progression this year. Going for some tall peaks in the Tetons and the Wind Rivers.

Let's hope for a deep (and stable) year!


bamafan425
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Jackson's Hole
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25549 posts

re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
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I have recurring dreams about the Tomahawk run at Steamboat

Best run I’ve ever ridden in 20 years



Them rollers


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OTIS2
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NoLA
Member since Jul 2008
43167 posts

re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
Breck is over 48 inches in October!!! Gonna be a great year.
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Newc
Member since Feb 2017
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re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
bamafan425 - have you ever skied The Skillet on Mt. Moran? For some reason or another, I'd really like to give that one a go one day. However, on my trips to J Hole, it is always difficult to (1) find willing co-participants, and (2) take a few days to do it.


2 Jugs
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Saint Amant
Member since Feb 2018
375 posts

re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
Thanks guys for the advise.

My Austrian friend and I have been friends since 1998. I have vacationed in Austria almost every year since 2009, mostly in the spring/summer months.

In the years coming up, I think that we will have a lot of opportunity to do some skiing in Austria and the US so I decided to give it a try. Fieberbrunn/Saalbach-Hinterglemm/Leogang is the largest connected ski area in Austria. How can I pass up the opportunity to at least give it a try?

By no means do I plan on doing any thing other than beginner this year.

If all goes well, I will come back to post some photos.

Thanks again.


rwill94
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2007
238 posts

re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
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Going to Whistler in mid January. One of the flights I’ve been tracking has been going up and down between the same two prices for the last month. Should I wait for the next price drop and book then? I’ve read prices are best around 70 Days in advance. Is that accurate?


We decided on Whistler also in mid January. 13-18. Flying out of Nola and best I saw was about $385 so we grabbed it.


darnol91
Montana Fan
Member since Jun 2015
734 posts

re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
If anyone is headed to UT to ski and wants to grab a drink/dinner with another LSU fan, let me know. Just relocated to SLC area about 6 months ago.


bamafan425
Alabama Fan
Jackson's Hole
Member since Jan 2009
25549 posts

re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
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bamafan425 - have you ever skied The Skillet on Mt. Moran? For some reason or another, I'd really like to give that one a go one day. However, on my trips to J Hole, it is always difficult to (1) find willing co-participants, and (2) take a few days to do it.



I have not. My two partners attempted it last year, but ran into a touchy snow pack heading up the last 1000ft. It is definitely on the list. Such a beautiful mountain, and a classic line.

We all lined our schedules up to have the same days off this winter, so we are hoping to tick quite a few off the list this year.
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LSUsuperfresh
Michigan State Fan
Member since Oct 2010
7018 posts

re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
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Fieberbrunn/Saalbach-Hinterglemm/Leogang is the largest connected ski area in Austria.


I thought this was now true for St Anton since they added the Flexenbahn lift which gets you over to Lech? I'm heading over there for New Year's and I'm pumped to get some skiing in


2 Jugs
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Saint Amant
Member since Feb 2018
375 posts

re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
That could now be true. When they added the Tirol S lift to Reiterkogl they were advertising as the largest. But now I don't see that on the website.

Thanks for the info.


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tiger91
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re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
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I agree with PearlyBaker, 50 is a fine time to start skiing.


Well lucky for me! I'm 50 and we're going to Breckenridge right before Christmas -- me, husband, 27 yo & 22 yo sons and 18 yo dtr. First time any of us will have been and this was the only time that we could coordinate school/work schedules. Excited!


OTIS2
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NoLA
Member since Jul 2008
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re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
Sign up for ski school as a private group for your first day. Have fun.


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The Funnie Five
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Bluffington
Member since Feb 2019
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re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
What's the best way to get to vail from denver? Is renting a car the only option?


OTIS2
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re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
Their are shuttle buses, too.


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Hogwall Jackson
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Member since Feb 2013
3073 posts

re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
Rent car or shuttle.


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PrettyBird
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Aspen
Member since Feb 2010
9968 posts

re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
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What's the best way to get to vail from denver?


Epic and several other companies offer a shuttle - I would check into that. There are new traction laws on i70 now, so you would have to rent a 4WD and ensure it was all weather or snow tires. And if you aren't confident in driving in potential snow storm or blizzard, for the rest of our sake - shuttle all the way. 70 has become a nightmare.


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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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re: 2019-2020 Season Long Ski Thread
RA’d for a sticky


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