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    Smile The Endless Season of alpine skiing just passed 359 months

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    It's been a few years since I posted a ski streak update, but this might be of interest...
    The day before yesterday, I finished my 359th straight month of downhill skiing. I once wondered if I'd ever have a chance to ski in the month of August heh. Tuesday I hiked to the top of Devil's Castle at Alta, clicked into my alpine bindings and answered my much younger self by skiing my thirtieth August in a row.
    28 days from now, on the Palmer Snowfield of Mt Hood in Oregon, 30 consecutive years of alpine skiing at least once every single month of every single year will be complete. Three decades of skiing non-stop.
    Yeeeehaaawwww!!
    "Don't bug me, granny. I don't dig slick chicks trying to goof me up." --Tragg

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    I feel like a slacker!


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    Dude.


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    Congrats! Impressive. We are all slackers subsisting in your shadow.

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    Now if you said it was also on the same skis and boots, I'd be impressed.

    So you'll have to settle for a Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Looking View Post
    Now if you said it was also on the same skis and boots, I'd be impressed.

    So you'll have to settle for a Nice.
    Nope. 10 more months required to earn a Nice.

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    Committed.
    Or should be.
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    FKandFuckinA!

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    You and Vets. I don’t have to walk up a flight of stairs. I just read the posts

    Sliding on snow on a hot August day sounds pretty cool. I could see myself getting up early for that
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

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    Freaking amazing. I have never once skied in July, August or September. Keep on rocking!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat in january View Post
    Freaking amazing. I have never once skied in July, August or September. Keep on rocking!!!
    Shit. You need to go to Chile / SA. Have to do it at least once
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

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    Congrats Ron, you’re the real deal!

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    Just....DAMN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endlessseason View Post
    28 days from now, on the Palmer Snowfield of Mt Hood in Oregon, 30 consecutive years of alpine skiing at least once every single month of every single year will be complete. Three decades of skiing non-stop.
    Yeeeehaaawwww!!
    Quote Originally Posted by cat in january View Post
    Freaking amazing. I have never once skied in July, August or September. Keep on rocking!!!
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    Congrats man! Way to stay dedicated! Ive enjoyed your updates over the years.

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    That's awesome! Congrats!

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    Amazing. Have you ever had any injuries that made you almost miss a month?
    I ski 135 degree chutes switch to the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Amazing. Have you ever had any injuries that made you almost miss a month?
    Yeah, you could say that. I ran out of snow in August of 1994, which forced me to switch from a weekly to a monthly goal.
    Then, in just those first 10 years:
    ˑBroke my right forefinger in two places, spiral fracture, in a freak accident in the bumps.
    ˑHad to have serious cartilage damage in my left knee repaired.
    ˑWent back to university to get another degree in a two-year program.
    ˑGot laid off from the dream job I'd had since the 80s.
    ˑGot another job, then a better one--trying to keep the streak going through months of required training at out-of-state headquarters was taxing to say the least.
    ˑSurvived 4 serious concussions during this period.
    ˑWife understandably kicked me out. We were separated for about a year.
    ˑTore my ACL off in an eggbeater fall while goofing around with a bunch of guys from this forum in late May '03 at Snowbird. The streak was just ten years old at the time.
    ˑHad a complete ACL replacement in July '03; after which you are not supposed to ski for at least 6 months. Which isn't compatible with a monthly ski streak... I'll just say my surgeon thought I was nuts, but he worked with me off-the-record so that I could keep it going.

    In the other 20 years:
    ˑBroke both heels on a horrific tabletop landing at Telluride.
    ˑLost my really good career job.
    ˑHad 7 grandkids, 3 with serious birth complications.
    ˑStarted a completely new career in another state, but promised my wife we would not move. So I have commuted back and forth from Utah for 16 years.
    ˑDied at the end of August last year from covid and have been trying to recover ever since.
    ˑI re-tore my ACL the season before last, but since I hate post-surgery rehab, and it's apparently still attached, I'm gonna keep working with what I've got until I can't.
    ˑAt the moment I can't remember some of the other injuries I've had. I tend to block them out of my memory in time. Which I think is key if you want to keep doing something which can cause injury heh.
    "Don't bug me, granny. I don't dig slick chicks trying to goof me up." --Tragg

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    Wow, I was impressed already but that injury list...nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endlessseason View Post
    At the moment I can't remember some of the other injuries I've had. I tend to block them out of my memory in time. Which I think is key if you want to keep doing something which can cause injury heh.
    Goddamn. Is there a particular month that stands out from the rest or do they just all blur together?

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    Nice injury list. There is no better way to recover than from use. I would currently be on an 8 year streak which includes a total knee replacement, but in 2018 I forgot June only had 30 days...

    That double heel must have been particularly tough. i'm guessing it happened close to the beginning of the month so you could wait until close to the end of the next?
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    LEG END

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    Endlessseason,
    Congratulations on keeping your streak going. You are inspiring!

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