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  1. #2076
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    Other than ski patrol the people who work up at the hill don't appear to actualy ski it very much

    Angleparking & I cut ski run for the passes
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Yup. Adulting sucks.

    I'm counting down the days until I don't have to do it any more.
    Not me. I'm enjoying it too much to ask for it to speed up. Yeah, I gotsa 9-5 but I'm still shooting for 45-50 days this year. I spent years getting the family to the point where they dream of turns, where my southern-born wife loves the steeps, and now I'm gonna reap those rewards a while. Perfect family trips where everyone wants the steepest thing they can find and begs for another hike up Highlands before we drive home, or another lap on Spellbound, or another traverse out to Altar Bowl. Son hucking everything he can find, daughter skiing at absurd speeds her friends won't touch, kids heading back for night skiing so my wife and I have date night. Kids keeping me young as we play follow the leader on stuff (or off of stuff) I have very little business trying to tear up anymore. Keeping me young. I want life to slow down. It's exactly right, right now.

    So yeah, I probably cap out at about 50 days a year, but damn, they are a good 50 days. I guess thank you Ikon - without it, we'd still be skiing, but the road trip thing is really special.

    In a few years, when the kids are out of the house, then I'll be trying to spend more time on the mountain (or turning wheels on dirt) again, but for now, I'm good.

    Edit: thanks for indulging my reverie. Daughter had a big sporting moment last night. Was both awesome and a reminder that college sports are calling soon, which will change the scene for me. Both incredible and bittersweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beece View Post
    <snip> Yeah, I gotsa 9-5
    I'm just talking about getting away from this horseshit. I've never really been much of a fan of being an adult... or work.

    And the sooner I can get away from it, the better.

    For now, however, I shall continue to be an irresponsible adult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffski View Post
    no wonder the resorts have such a hard time filling jobs now with pass prices so low the benefit of getting a free pass is almost negligible.
    This was my main point, the benefits of a free pass are negligible, so its hardly the mark of a "true ski bum" (whatever that means). Didn't mean to sound douchey but I figure most people move to ski towns to, well, ski. More money and more time to ski (freedom) seems like a win win to me, so I am always baffled when people ask me why I don't work on the hill. We can't all be ski bums forever, so I figure while I'm doing it I might as well do it right and not get some low paying day job "for the pass."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeleBeaver View Post
    Didn't mean to sound douchey but
    Try harder

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeleBeaver View Post
    I get this all the time from people. "Hey man, why don't you work for the resort and get your pass for free?" Because on powder days while you're bumping chairs, setting up rentals, lapping the carpet with groms, or even tossing dynamite, I'm taking laps and shredding pow. Then I clock in at 4 and make triple your hourly waiting tables. I make the cost of a season pass in a week easily, and get to ski (or not ski) any day I choose.

    Of course we need lifties and ski schoolers and ski techs but damn I always shake my head as I walk by them on my way to the chair on a powder day and wonder how they do it. "At least they got their pass for free" is a running joke amongst my buddies. Sure, the employee pass and regular season pass have the same amount of days available to ski, but I get to ski MORE because I didn't get sucked into working at the resort in the daytime. The ~$680 bucks is well work my freedom.
    um yeah I get up at 5am crunch new snow and base depth #ers for 15 minutes - an hour send a couple emails a tweet or 2 record a phone message and im done for the day
    4 days on 4 days off
    I get $10 a report and 30 days at every ski resort in utardia so yeah an hour or 2 a week for a $3000 pass doesn't suck nor does not punching in at 4:20 to work all night
    if it makes your $680 of freedom seem worth it to you give the man the money
    id rather givea very small amount of my time
    I did do 13 seasons in which I did occasionally work when lifts were spinning which set me up for one of the best ski bum gigs
    evarz
    mostly cause I don't need to pimp me or my skiing or cater to fartsniffing followers or partake in social media other than what I want
    Last edited by skifishbum; 03-23-2019 at 07:05 AM.
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    Arguing over who is more core never gets old.

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    yes it does
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    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    yes it does
    Almost as bad as people on Facebook snapping pictures of food.
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    Math is hard but 80 days a season amortises the $700 ski pass to 8 bucks a day

    it costs more for the gas needed to drive up the hill

    the problem is not that the price of a ski pass is too expensive

    the problem is that people don't ski enough

    the infamous Lothar pointed out " we live too well and we have too much money to be ski bums ... we're skiing gentlemen "
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    Math is hard but 80 days a season amortises the $700 ski pass to 8 bucks a day

    it costs more for the gas needed to drive up the hill

    the problem is not that the price of a ski pass is too expensive

    the problem is that people don't ski enough

    the infamous Lothar pointed out " we live too well and we have too much money to be ski bums ... we're skiing gentlemen "
    Shh...people always tell me skiing is too expensive. I just say "not the way I do it." Also its a whole lot cheaper than the therapy I'd probably need without it.

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    So 84 pages but I never looked at this thread till last week cuz all along i thot it was some place in the excited states I had never heard of where people went skiing and I never would

    or SFT eh
    Last edited by XXX-er; 03-23-2019 at 11:40 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not bunion View Post
    Arguing over who is more core never gets old.
    good news is I sent my moneys
    and ikon and will be on your slopes
    and will bring my case for coreness to you and the mayor of yur podunk montucky condo town mountain irl next season
    if my I don't do bobbers hudge fly fishin coreness doesn't bring me there before
    then I can don my I skied and fished with harry t shirt so my coreness will be evident to all
    Im stoked join my ikon friends in the skier protection program

    and am goin
    on my picture
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
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    ski on in eternal peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    Almost as bad as people on Facebook snapping pictures of food.
    Hey man, the presentation on that crab cake was fucking phenomenal!

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    Fly fishing is not core.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    good news is I sent my moneys
    and ikon and will be on your slopes
    and will bring my case for coreness to you and the mayor of yur podunk montucky condo town mountain irl next season
    if my I don't do bobbers hudge fly fishin coreness doesn't bring me there before
    then I can don my I skied and fished with harry t shirt so my coreness will be evident to all
    Im stoked join my ikon friends in the skier protection program

    and am goin
    on my picture
    Looks like someone's got a case of richmanhands. Its from counting money all yer life.
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    Cool site I stumbled across.

    https://ikonorepic.com/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Fly fishing is not core.
    shoudnt you be apresing the night away yurp style with your crew and the snufalupaguses
    or maybe sumthins slightly better to do with your conde naste world traveler time
    rather than spouting off about sumthins you have no skill and a basic rudimentary knowledge if that?
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
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    ski on in eternal peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    will bring my case for coreness to you and the mayor of yur podunk montucky condo town mountain irl next season
    I look forward to your generously bringing your abundant coreness to MT. Benny has a point "fly fishing isn't core", however actually catching fish on a streamer or fly is core. Be aware that IKON pass holders may be excluded from the tram and smoke shacks with out paying an up charge according to the latest rumors.

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    ^^^ I will believe it when I see it. Boyne is just buying time until the outrage passes.

    SFB you have little to prove and I will also be throwing in for IKON and revisiting the motherland to clog up Alta/bird land as well as Soli and even DV.

    2 can play that game. Maybe we can plot to descend on JHMR in a pincer movement as well.

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    Friend in SLC, and Alta pass holder was attacked today in Ballroom. He nicely told someone they couldn't stop in the traverse and they hit him hard enough with a pole to break it. Ikon pass holder from NJ. Can't make this shit up!!!

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    Ikon Pass

    He “nicely” told the guy so he was attacked? I’m guessing there’s more to the story...

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    "GET THE FUCK OUTTA THE WAY YOU GAPER IKON FUCK!!!!"

    Something like that?

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    Ikon Pass

    Lol YO Paulie Walnuts, Get the fuck outta here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    He “nicely” told the guy so he was attacked? I’m guessing there’s more to the story...
    Quite possible it happened just as he said. Early season before Christmas rode the Supreme chair with three IKON holders, late 20's early 30's, two guys and a girl. Had a nice conversation with them, first time at Alta they asked a few questions about where to go, best snow etc. Couple of hours later I go into ballroom, traverse over to the rope line and two people are just below the traverse, third one has the gate blocked, can't get by him. I don't immediately recognize them as the same people I rode the chair with. I come to a stop and very politely ask that he step down so I can get past him and say if you are going to stop on the traverse just step up or down so other skiers can get by. Guy on the traverse says "fuck you, I stop where I want to stop". Other guy says "who the hell do you think you are telling us what to do". I don't say anything else and bump him on the way by, nothing more said. So I have no idea what was said today but it certainly could have happened just like reported.

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