(Closed) Any Skiers?

posted 11 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
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2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yep!  We both ski (tele for me, downhill for him) and snowboard.  I’m not sure how old I was when I started on my own skis, maybe 3 or 4?  I grew up with a little resort 40 minutes from our house and Breckenridge/Aspen/Vail were are just a few hours away and my dad’s pretty much still a ski bum so that’s not too surprising. πŸ™‚ 

Oddly enough, one of the ways that I knew my husband was the man for me was because we could ski together well!  (Which was not the case with previous boyfriends – it always just ended up being stressful.) 

Unfortunately we don’t get to go very often any more.  It’s just too expensive when you can’t buy a pass.  Even with a pass it still takes a chunk out of your wallet. 

Post # 18
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153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I ski a lot.  My family has a place in Breck, so I ski Breck all the time, but I would recommend Copper if you’ve only skied a year.  I think it is so much more interesting to be in Summit County rather than over in Wedding Party.  But I have friends who only ski winter park. 

Copper, Keystone and Breck are all in Summit County and there is lots to do if you take a couple days to ski. 

Your pass to Breck usually works at Keystone too…and Keystone has night skiing.  Breck & Keystone are owned by Vail resorts,  Copper and Wedding Party are owned by Intrawest. 

I have a pass to Vail, the Beav, A-Basin, Breck and Keystone (all Vail resorts) but I try to ski Copper once a year because I love it so much!

I skied Wedding Party for the first time in like 12 years last year, and it was really fun too.

When you get really good then you can go to Vail, but don’t go there first because it will spoil you πŸ™‚

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I used to ski, but now I snowboard! My Fiance hasn’t done either before so for Christmas I’m sending him to ski school. He’s gotta learn sometime so we can have winter family vacations πŸ™‚

Post # 20
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153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ah I want to try snowboarding.  My Fiance does both, although I am a better skier than him. I found him $5 skis at a garage sale last year and made him ski last season, but he needs new snowboard boots, which I am thinking would be a GREAT wedding gift!

Post # 21
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153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

PS: They are saying Colorado is supposed to get a ton of snow this year.  whoever “they” are.  I think that it’s because of our mild summer…we are supposed to get dumped on this winter.  Might be a good year to come out…plus I think there will be some deals with the economy being how it is. 

Wow..I sound like a spokeswoman for Colorado Tourism or something.

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Br1tsh: Take a trip to Vancouver!! We have countless mountains to choose from, plus Whistler/Blackcomb. We’re also only 2 hours north of Mt. Baker in Washington state πŸ™‚ During the winter we don’t get really any snow (we’re at sea level) but the mountains are covered with fresh powder, so there’s still of opportunities to check out the city!

Haha no I don’t work for tourism BC… I just love it here πŸ™‚

Post # 24
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207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love to ski and am looking forward to it this winter.  My FH has never skiied so I don’t know if he will try or not so we will see what happens this winter.

Post # 26
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473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ British- My skiing last year sucked, and for no apparent reason! I’m transitioning between being a really great blue skiier to skiing with Fiance, who’s all about the double black diamonds. And I want to get that good, I just need to get more courage to do it. I literally feel like I’m going to pee my pants sometimes because I’m so nervous!

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I snowboard, he ski’s (alpine & telemark).  We’ve been in Colorado for 5 years, transplanted from upstate NY where I learned to snowboard on a sheet of ice.  We actually went out yesterday and took some DIY engagement photos in the snowy trees!

Post # 28
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2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Br1tSh1n1ngStar – Agreed!  I’ve never skiied back East, but I have friends from Michigan and they used to ski on a sheet of ice that covered the local dump.  I have no doubt that if you can get down the hill there you’d be fine here.  The biggest thing is getting used to the steeper slopes (and altitude.)  They can look freaky but the amazing snow makes a huge difference!  

Post # 29
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Sugar bee

I skied once, and it was pretty miserable for me… that’s what I get for learning to ski in Virginia.

I feel like skiing is too high class for the likes of me…  even though I can afford to ski now, I grew up thinking skiing was beyond my reach.  It’s so hard to change that mindset!  I also never went to the doctor growing up, o that’s also hard to change up… πŸ™‚

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