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  1. #1
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    Any skiers/boarders here?

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    Once the snow flies, I ski 2x a week at least if I can work it in. I alpine and tele, mostly. The bike is out, but on the trainer. Our ski season hasn't started yet, so I'm still mountain biking.
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  2. #2
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    Feb 2005
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    Concord, MA
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    Nordic, only. Snow shoeing, too.
    We had so little snow last year, I am beyond crazy waiting for some snow! We have a trip to Vt.planned for the middle of February.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
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    Michigan
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    Skier here...Nordic and Alpine. Didn't get to go last year--not enough snow and I live near the Ice Coast as they say (Midwest-but close enough) so conditions when we had snow, were terrible.

    DH bought me a set of twin tips 2 years ago but, I love XC skiing as well. We hope to XC ski in Yellowstone NP one day. We have been there backcountry hiking/camping a few times, and fell in love--Yellowstone just gets in your blood. Would love to see it in winter. how cool would it be to be XC skiing among the Bison
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    northern california
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    Telemark and XC, both classic and skate. Over the past few years I've done more XC and less downhill. It's just so expensive these days that I have a hard time justifying it.

    We're waiting for snow here, too. I'm scared it's going to be another winter like last year. Eeek!

  5. #5
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    Any skiers/boarders here?

    It's funny but I rarely think about the cost. DH is a volunteer National Ski Patrol at our local hill, so we've been getting family passes for free for years now. Five more years and we get lifetime passes. It's also just a really important way for us to have fun. If we had to buy all out tickets though, that would change how we budget. I live in an region where there are still quite a few resorts with $35 or so tickets though. If Mammoth or Vail were the only option with no volunteer options, yikes, not sure how we'd manage. I get a lot of gear through deals: I picked up a brand new pair of Tele boots for $149 at the swap this year...you can't beat that.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
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    XC, 2-3 times a week once we have good conditions. If I didn't I'd probably have my citizenship revoked :-P Ski mountaineering in the spring, alpine every now and then to keep my son company on the slopes.

    I tried telemark but I suck at it. Problem is I'm surrounded by people who are truly terrific telemarkers and could tele on slush carrying huge backpacks, backwards. But I usually get down the mountainside ok anyway. And fall less :-)
    Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin

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