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Old 01-11-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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Any skiers here?

What are you skiing on this season? Where have you been? Any big trips planned?

I'm skiing Atomic Supercross SX9s for the groomers and have recently ordered a pair of Elan Magfire 12s for pow and crud. I've been to Killington, Mount Snow, and Bretton Woods so far this year in New England. Not sure if I'll be able to go West this year. Went out to Tahoe last year for the first time and it was
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:51 PM   #2
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Not skiing this spring (see the red date in my sig) but normally we go every year. Just came back into the "Colorado" fold last year after six consecutive years at Whistler. We've done Breck, Winter Park, Steamboat and Vail. Vail is best but getting too expensive for us.

BTW I am a skiier but my husband is a knuckle dragger.
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:56 PM   #3
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Skis: K2 "Shes Piste '05"

Bindings: G3 "Targa" (w/ 20mm shims)

Boots: Garmont "Venus"

Yes, I ski telemark!


No big trips planned this season (lived in Norway last season, so...), just a week in Norway - actually I'm leaving on sunday!

I loved to go skiing in USA!
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Went to Fernie, BC over the holidays! Powder up to my hips.
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:44 PM   #5
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would love to ski, we have wonderful mountains. but don´t have the time right now. will go up to the mountains again sometime in spring i guess.
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I'd have to look up the exact model names but I use:

Skiis: Elan
Bindings: Marker
Boots: Nordica

I'm not a particularly good skier. I have quite a bad fear of heights which in retrospect should have been a good sign, lol.

I've been to a couple of places in Slovenia and I've been to Innsbruck, as well as a couple of Canadian places. I'd love to go to Whistler/Blackcomb, my Mom loved it there.
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i live in canada and so all of my friends ski but i dont!!
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Only one time in my life did I ski and it was alright. I prefer snowmobiling tho.....but at least I can say yeah I've tried skiing
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Skis: K2 "Shes Piste '05"

Bindings: G3 "Targa" (w/ 20mm shims)

Boots: Garmont "Venus"

Yes, I ski telemark!


No big trips planned this season (lived in Norway last season, so...), just a week in Norway - actually I'm leaving on sunday!

I loved to go skiing in USA!
tele skiing looks like a lot of fun, but a whole lot of work too. A friend of mine does it and says it's really tough on the quads. I'd like to try it, but have many things improve in my alpine technique.
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I just got back from a week of skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The snow was heavenly.
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I haven't gone skiing in years, and I live in New Hampshire. Go figure.
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:49 PM   #13
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Yes, I ski telemark!
You crazy!

I've never tried it, but talking to a few very experienced skiers who have, they say it's pretty difficult to get used to.



Personally, I don't think I'll be skiing this year. 12 months from now I'd like to be out in Breckenridge though.
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I fractured two of my vertabrae last time I went skiing. I kinda wandered to the restricted area...

Haven't been since, but definately would like to.
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:45 AM   #15
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tele skiing looks like a lot of fun, but a whole lot of work too. A friend of mine does it and says it's really tough on the quads. I'd like to try it, but have many things improve in my alpine technique.
It really is a lot of fun! I've been tele skiing for 8 years now and I would never ever return to alpine skiing... and I may have to warn you - if you ever try tele, theres a good chance you won't return to your alpine skis again!

It's difficult to explain why I feel this way about tele, but I think it has got to do with that special feeling of 'freedom' (don't know what else to call it) that you get - I it!

But, as you say - it is a tough form of skiing... especially my knees are not always happy when I come home after a whole day of tele skiing! It's tough plus you have to practice very much to get the technique right - but it's all worth it!



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You crazy!
You telling me I'm crazy?

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