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How Many Ski Days Did You Get This ‘18-19 season?
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16 days ago

I’ll start:  I skied on 5 days, 2 at Arizona Snowbowl; 3 at Canaan Valley.

MorganB  aka The Colonel

16 days ago

30+

16 days ago

I never keep good counts, but around 3-4 times per week for 15 weeks(?)

I skied 6 new to me places this season.

Hoping to squeeze one more drivable day-trip out this weekend

16 days ago

2 days at Gore (NY), 2 at Snowshow, 1 at Winterplace.  Would have gone to SS again last week to use the new Riduculous Pass but work intruded.  Gotta go more next year.

16 days ago

11 - Snowshoe

3 - Big Sky, MT

2 - Laurel

1 - Hidden Valley

 

16 days ago

Not enough but I didn’t count. Average about 3 days a week, perhaps more.

16 days ago
I’ve been waiting 13 years to be able to say this when this annual question is posted: I am not done yet! Skied yesterday at winter park, with 3 more days to come. Day count will be in the low 20’s when I am done. Includes days at winter park, killington, Stratton, wintergreen, massanutten, snowshoe, and a couple of earn your turn days on a small hill near my house.
15 days ago

A whopping 41 days due in part to the partial government shutdown (thanks Nancy and Donald!):

Peak resorts:  Whitetail 11, Liberty 1, Roundtop 3, Hunter 5, Attitash 1

Other local resorts:  Snowshoe 1, Seven Springs 3, Hidden Valley 1, Canaan 1

New York:  West Mountain 2 (great hidden gem near Glens Falls, with new lifts, new trails and new snowmaking, try it out!)

Southwest Colorado:  3 days backcountry skiing at Red Mountain Pass, 1 day at Telluride

Canadian Rockies:  7 days backcountry skiing at Mistaya Lodge, 1 day Norquay, 1 day Lake Louise

Cross Country:  3 days White Grass, 1 day Mt. Van Hovenberg (near Lake Placid).

I have now quit for the season, bicycle and rock climbing gear is out of the closet!

 

 

15 days ago

61 days all at Laurel

15 days ago

5 days in 4 different states.

15 days ago

At least 25 days.  I started skiing at the end of November and did my last trip on last Sunday.  Thanks to Snowshoe’s ridiculous pass.  

Whitetail:  10+ days 
Snowshoe:  10 days
Hunter:  4 days
Elk: 1 day

15 days ago

12 days total - 6 at Snowshoe, 1 at Crystal Mountain, 1 at Deer Valley, 4 at Alta. 

Scott - DCSki Editor
15 days ago

Not a great year for me, in terms of ski days: 6 days total, 4 at Whitetail and 2 at Liberty.  And each of those trips was only a couple of hours.  The previous winter was definitely better.

15 days ago

Ski Days 2018-2019

 

  1. Wachusett, MA, 12-10-2018
  2. Canaan Valley, WV, 12-22-2018
  3. Canaan Valley, WV, 12-23-2018
  4. Canaan Valley, WV, 12-24-2018
  5. Canaan Valley, WV, 01-12-2019
  6. Canaan Valley, WV, 1-13-2019
  7. Whitetail, PA, 1-18-2019
  8. Snowbasin, UT, 2-03-2019
  9. Snowbasin, UT, 2-04-2019
  10. Snowbasin, UT, 2-05-2019
  11. Snowbasin, UT, 2-06-2019
  12. Snowbasin, UT, 2-07-2019
  13. Snowbasin, UT, 2-08-2019
  14. Whitetail, PA, 2-19-2019
  15. Whitetail, PA, 3-04-2019
  16. Crystal Mountain, WA, 3-25-2019
  17. Crystal Mountain, WA, 3-26-2019
  18. Crystal Mountain, WA, 3-27-2019

For me, this is better than last year’s 13 days, but the demise of Timberline is really cutting into my numbers. 

Argent - DCSki Supporter
15 days ago

I had 9 days. 2 at Liberty, and 1 each at Whitetail, Seven Springs, Hunter, Attitash, Wildcat, Crotched, and Mount Snow.

15 days ago

Haven’t decided if I’m done or not,… so far about 18 days in- VT: Bromley, Stratton, Pico, Mt. Snow; PA: Roundtop, Liberty, Whitetail, Laurel, Blue Knob; MD: Wisp; CO: Purgatory, Silverton, Wolf Creek.

14 days ago

I got 9 in.  Would have been 10, but I was sick Monday when I was supposed to go to Brighton.

1 time to 7S on opening day.

1 time to WT on Christmas day.

2 times to Liberty.

4 times to Roundtop.

1 time at Solitude.

At least for me, having a season pass isn’t all about value (though I certainly look for it).  It’s about prepaying for my skiing up front so I don’t have money as an excuse not to go during the season.

14 days ago

Need to count, but not dead yet. 1-2 trips to come, so 4-8 more days. About 25 days so far, so miserable year for numbers.

But quality over quantity - 10 pow days so far. 10 of first 18 days I think. 2 at Magic, 1 at Soli, 2 at B Right On, 1 at JHMR, 4 at Big Sky. 

14 days ago

I think my season is over. 285K vert, 17 days. Goodbye #snowtime, it’s been nice knowing you. 

2 Loveland

6 in the Dolomites :-)

1 at the ‘Nutt (loved it)

8 at Whitetail (some were exceptional spring and one was 6 inches of fresh).

Denis - DCSki Supporter
14 days ago

Okay, I’ll play.  12 days between mid Feb and mid March.  On my way home now after 2 weeks in Barcelona and Madrid, a trip arranged months ago as consolation for ‘not skiing’ after the knee replacements.  The latter went very well and I bought the 19/20 IKON pass which will enable me to ski Squaw and Mammoth as long as they are open from April 8 until closing which both promise will be July.  I should easily hit 30 days by then.

13 days ago

Let’s see:

3 @ Liberty

3 @ Whitetail

1 @ Jack Frost

2 @ Lapland Lake

1@ Whitegrass

1 @ Blackwater Falls SP

1 on the C&O Canal towpath

and another 2 or 3 instances of noodling around the neighbourhood on xc skis with the kids.

 

So that’s 7 resort days plus 5 XC ski days plus some bits and pieces. Not a great season really - February’s snow drought really messed things up.

 

11 days ago

Just once — hope to get out more next year at somewhere other than Whitetail. Massanutten, Blue Knob, Poconos all in contention, it’s going to be about how much time and who I go with for the most part. The Peak fiasco isn’t helping their cause.

9 days ago

14 days. Love them! My first full snowboard season! I am addicted! :)

8 days ago

2018-19 Season

22 Down hill Days 10XC days

401K of vertical  

cost per day = 10.80

Love Love love the Epic pass……

7 days ago

5 Zermatt

5 Holiday Valley

4 Mammoth 

2 Snowbird

1 Alta

1 Brighton

1 7 Springs

1 June

1 Holimont

21 days total… not nearly enough!

7 days ago

I can’t exactly add it up, it’s been a crazy season  .. roughly 34

Here’s what I know

2 Beech
2 Sugar


3 Wintergreen
1 Massanutten
1 Bryce  (my first time there, I liked it)

1 Wisp  (one of my best days in the SE this year)

3 Snowshoe
4 Canaan
1 Whitegrass (I’ll do better next year)

NONE at Timberline —- Fred and Tracy there is a place for you, somewhere far subterranean of the valley, it’s warm, you’ll love it! 

3 Loveland
3 Monarch
2 SkiCooper
1 Wolf Creek  (on top of a near record base;  50 inches in 2 days, actually a little scary
3 Purgatory       .. a lot of stories about tree wells past and present)

1 Plattekill NY
1 Jay Peak VT
1 Mont Sutton Quebec (first time, so great)
1 Burke (first time, also great, FAST)

It was a banner season for sure,less backcountry, but at times inbounds was almost too scary.  I LOVED the small places, best trees all year for me were at Plattekill and Mont Sutton,  good day at Whitegrass too.

 

—- Edit

 

Actually the best trees I guess were at Wolf Creek but it was so deep that it had a survival aspect; so epic,but not nearly as fun as some other days.

7 days ago

Kemperski, Really enjoyed your report about ski days!

MorganB

aka The Colonel

PS:  Looking forward to see JimK’s report!

7 days ago

Thanks MorganB, I had fun doing it

6 days ago

My goal was 9 to break even with my season pass at Whitetail. Only got there 7 times.

Next year I’m going to be a free agent and try to check out more regional resorts. 7S, Hidden Valley and Laurel Hill are on the list. Would like to check out BK but they never seem to be able to get there snow situarion figured out.

JimK - DCSki Columnist
5 days ago

I had four days as of Presidents Day, got around 36 now and hopefully might get another 15-20 before I’m done.  Most have been at Snowbird which could operate deep into the summer this year since they have received approx 630” of snow so far this winter.  Yesterday was really nice up at Snowbird, they’ve had about 3’ of snow this week, some of it a bit heavy, but it seemed dryer yesterday and the sun came out for about 4 hours.  Caught a rope drop just as they opened Mineral Basin for the first time in a few days.  There is a little less competition for the goods in April.

Skied in four states this winter:  PA, CO, UT, and MT including 9 different ski areas total, so far.  Made first ever visits to Crested Butte, Big Sky, and Telluride this winter, loved all three and all three were loaded with snow.  Unlike my ski days back East which are generally full days, a lot of my ski days at Snowbird have been partial days because it’s close to my accommodations where I am also busy doing a lot of home improvement projects.  One mild day I went from the driveway in SLC suburbs to summit of Snowbird (Hidden Peak) in 40 minutes where I sat on the outdoor deck, elev 11K, and munched on a peanut butter sandwich I had just made before driving up.  Since I began skiing out west (Feb 19) the storm days seem to outnumber the sunny days and spring has been late to arrive. I can count the full-on soft spring ski days on one hand.   It’s mostly been pretty wintry still except down in lower elevations where folks are often in t-shirts and shorts.

We visited Dead Horse Point State Park in southern Utah on the way back from Telluride/Crested Butte to SLC on Apr 8 and it was close to 70 degs:

Between the skiing and the home improvement stuff I’ve had bodily aches almost constantly, but I’m managing :-)

Denis - DCSki Supporter
5 days ago

JimK wrote:

I had four days as of Presidents Day, got around 36 now and hopefully might get another 15-20 before I’m done. 

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Between the skiing and the home improvement stuff I’ve had bodily aches almost constantly, but I’m managing :-

go Jim!

i’m at 16 now following 4 days at mammoth with friends from MD.  Mammoth is awesome; think Squaw valley on steroids.  I hear you about the bodily aches.

 

4 days ago

JimK and all others who are still partaking of the 2018-19 season… Congrats, and y’all keep on getting it!  Make turns for us all.

I have two scratch-off tickets I have taped to my skis, and if they work out I will still make it to the beach (A-Basin) before season’s official end.  I’ve been unwilling to scratch them off, in an excersise of completely magical thinking I feel certain that choosing the right moment may be propitious to the outcome.  Perhaps tonight

3 days ago

31 days - 

3 Windham NY (racing)

1 Whitetail

11 Roundtop (racing)

16 Liberty

Avg year for me. 20-year avg is 28 times a year. 

2 days ago

2 at Blue Knob

2 at Wisp

4 more than last season.

yesterday

kemperski wrote:

JimK and all others who are still partaking of the 2018-19 season… Congrats, and y’all keep on getting it!  Make turns for us all.

I have two scratch-off tickets I have taped to my skis, and if they work out I will still make it to the beach (A-Basin) before season’s official end.  I’ve been unwilling to scratch them off, in an excersise of completely magical thinking I feel certain that choosing the right moment may be propitious to the outcome.  Perhaps tonight

Waiting

yesterday

Bonzski wrote:

kemperski wrote:

JimK and all others who are still partaking of the 2018-19 season… Congrats, and y’all keep on getting it!  Make turns for us all.

I have two scratch-off tickets I have taped to my skis, and if they work out I will still make it to the beach (A-Basin) before season’s official end.  I’ve been unwilling to scratch them off, in an excersise of completely magical thinking I feel certain that choosing the right moment may be propitious to the outcome.  Perhaps tonight

Waiting

yeah let us know!

Denis - DCSki Supporter
yesterday

Day 17 today; Sierra at Tahoe.  6” of wet heavy powder over old icy moguls.  It was at my limit at first.  Then I decided to just make 4 good turns at a time, then repeat.  After a while I figured it out and stretched that to 6, 10, and more.  Tough but fun.  Then it became warm and sunny and turned to sticky glop by 11:00 so I called it a day.  Powder days in the Sierra are often like that.

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