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IdRatherBeSkiing

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In all the years I've been on this forum, I don't believe I've ever seen IRBS talk about skiing. Seems odd.
You are partially correct. IdRatherBeSkiing came from my ICQ moniker from the 90s. During the 90s, I was an avid downhill skier. I was disappointed when spring came because it meant no more skiing. I watched in anticipation the weather forecasts in November for the temperature drop and the first snow. I was a member of a ski club and if they didn't run a bus that first weekend, I drove to the local hills and was up skiing on the 2 or 3 runs they had managed to get open.

Then around 2000, I got married and had a kid. Suddenly my time was occupied and I could only do a couple of weekends a year. And of course my money was also occupied. Also a good part of skiing was the socializing with the ski bunnies which was somewhat hampered by that ring on my finger. I still did it a couple times a year until I started to get a bit out of practice and then I became overcome with fear of falling. Once that happened I was done and I sort of unofficially retired. I still think about it every now and then but the fear is still there and its been over 10 years.

And I have talked about past ski trips. They are in the preamble to a couple of songs in the 424. It shows how much you payed attention. :)
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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I learned when I skiied out west that avalanches are bad. Never ski before they do their little morning explosives thing.

Ontario would have to actually build a real mountain to worry about them.
 

JHDK

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When he says he pulled his chute what does that mean?

I assume it's some sort of avalanche protection system but when I hear chute I think parachute...That wouldn't really work when your standing on the ground.
 

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When he says he pulled his chute what does that mean?

I assume it's some sort of avalanche protection system but when I hear chute I think parachute...That wouldn't really work when your standing on the ground.
I think it's like a giant pillow that keeps one from being buried.
 
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scotchandcigar

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You are partially correct. IdRatherBeSkiing came from my ICQ moniker from the 90s. During the 90s, I was an avid downhill skier. I was disappointed when spring came because it meant no more skiing. I watched in anticipation the weather forecasts in November for the temperature drop and the first snow. I was a member of a ski club and if they didn't run a bus that first weekend, I drove to the local hills and was up skiing on the 2 or 3 runs they had managed to get open.

Then around 2000, I got married and had a kid. Suddenly my time was occupied and I could only do a couple of weekends a year. And of course my money was also occupied. Also a good part of skiing was the socializing with the ski bunnies which was somewhat hampered by that ring on my finger. I still did it a couple times a year until I started to get a bit out of practice and then I became overcome with fear of falling. Once that happened I was done and I sort of unofficially retired. I still think about it every now and then but the fear is still there and its been over 10 years.

And I have talked about past ski trips. They are in the preamble to a couple of songs in the 424. It shows how much you payed attention. :)
Growing up in NJ, I didn't ski. Although I now have a niece in NJ who is pretty well-to-do with her husband and family, and they ski in NJ, NY, and PA.

When I got out of college, and started working north of Boston, the ex and I moved into a townhouse in Haverhill. We became friends with a couple who took us up to the NH and Maine mountains to ski. My best friend from college would come up every year (from NJ) to do a weekend ski trip. I did day trips with people from work, and would use discount tickets for a midweek day off. The current Mrs. Scotch grew up outside of Boston, so she's been skiing her whole life.

I have a cousin in VT that we've visited a few times, and they're near Stratton Mt. But over the last several years, we've only gone a few times, because of the other stuff we had going on. Since I've had the surgery, I'm not in a rush to go falling on my ribcage.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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When he says he pulled his chute what does that mean?

I assume it's some sort of avalanche protection system but when I hear chute I think parachute...That wouldn't really work when your standing on the ground.
Anything that opens space around you in the snow is good. If you are packed tight, there is no air. The more space you can get the longer you have to get out.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Growing up in NJ, I didn't ski. Although I now have a niece in NJ who is pretty well-to-do with her husband and family, and they ski in NJ, NY, and PA.

When I got out of college, and started working north of Boston, the ex and I moved into a townhouse in Haverhill. We became friends with a couple who took us up to the NH and Maine mountains to ski. My best friend from college would come up every year (from NJ) to do a weekend ski trip. I did day trips with people from work, and would use discount tickets for a midweek day off. The current Mrs. Scotch grew up outside of Boston, so she's been skiing her whole life.

I have a cousin in VT that we've visited a few times, and they're near Stratton Mt. But over the last several years, we've only gone a few times, because of the other stuff we had going on. Since I've had the surgery, I'm not in a rush to go falling on my ribcage.
I didn't start skiing until my 30s. Growing up in Saskatchewan the opportunity for downhill skiing was limited.
 

JHDK

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Growing up in NJ, I didn't ski.

North Jersey people didn't go to The Poconos? That was a huge winter vacation destination for Philly people. My family wasn't into it so I've never skied but tons of my peers would go up there multiple time every winter.
 

scotchandcigar

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North Jersey people didn't go to The Poconos? That was a huge winter vacation destination for Philly people. My family wasn't into it so I've never skied but tons of my peers would go up there multiple time every winter.
Probably some do, but not us. I was 45 minutes from NYC, but 2 hours from the Poconos. My parents were from Brooklyn, so it was just something they didn't do.