2019 / 2020 Skiing & Boarding Thread

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Just got back from a week's skiing at Breckenridge, CO. Mountain was 100% open and the conditions were excellent. Most of the week was clear skies, low wind and temps in the 30s. Awesome skiing conditions. Friday became interesting as 6" of snow fell through the day and it was getting pretty windy. Legs were pretty much shot on Friday so the soft snow made it a little difficult, but still a ton of fun.

Now I need a vacation from my vacation! [wink]

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Be careful. My next door neighbor didn't make it back from Winter Park.
I hope you mean that’s cause he moved out there.

the SIA demo’s are pretty tame, and the company I’m working with now wants us to shoot a bunch of review videos on the new gear, so it’ll be grab a board, take a couple runs on some greens and blues then make a video. Rinse and repeat.

Breck is where we’ll get i ourselves in stickier situations, but I’m fairly confident in my abilities
 

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I’ve done both Breck and Winter Park and they’re both phenomenal in their own rights. Both have super long runs, compared to East Coast mountains (including Sugarbush and Killington) and it’s another level of fun. We were fortunate to have great conditions on both trips.

Prepare for your quads to beg for mercy!
 

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No glammer shot but Sunday River was awesome today. Skied the most I have ever done. 9AM to 4PM with only a lunch break.

Hot tub here I am....

Top speed 57MPH. 29Mi of down hill skiing. Literally almost skied the whole mountain. White Heat was mint. Shockwave was tough. Everything else was amazing....
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I don’t ski but I have been following the Alpine Skiing World Cup tour. Michaela Shiffrin is just a monster. She won her 65th and 66th WC race this weekend, one in downhill and one in Super-G. Considering she’s mostly a slalom specialist, that’s pretty incredible. One of the best alpine skiers of all time and she’s only 24!

View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G9Sco6zLmsc


View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vEmuPgP3MkQ&t=12s
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At her pace, she's likely to become the all time best. She's such a good technical skier and seems to have an uncanny sense of when to skip a race and rest. I think this is a big reason she has led a relatively injury free career- at least the serious stuff. After these short breaks, she then comes back just like she did for her last two wins. Supposedly a very nice young lady. I have ski racing friends whose kids competed with Shiffrin in Nor Ams or lower levels in her younger days and the comments have all been postive, besides of course the phenomenal racing. I was surprised to read that she has had to deal with anxiety disorder and ADHD.
 

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Maybe it just gets reported more these days but I feel like there’s more deaths on the mountain now a days.
Unlikely. When I skied Killington one January in the mid-80's, I remember getting a flyer with my ticket that read, "4 people have died at Killington this year. Please ski with caution."

The death rate is apparently relatively constant at .7 per million visits. 95% male and <30yo guys on intermediate trails.

Interestingly, it seems helmets don't help much with deaths, just concussions and minor injuries. (Implied in the link with more specific citations online)
 

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Unlikely. When I skied Killington one January in the mid-80's, I remember getting a flyer with my ticket that read, "4 people have died at Killington this year. Please ski with caution."

The death rate is apparently relatively constant at .7 per million visits. 95% male and <30yo guys on intermediate trails.

Interestingly, it seems helmets don't help much with deaths, just concussions and minor injuries. (Implied in the link with more specific citations online)
There are a few places way over that stat- Cannon for one. Much more extensive use of proper netting has made a huge reduction in ski racing catastrophic injuries and fatalities. I think your average all mountain skiing stats are relatively unchanged, as you cite.
 

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Unlikely. When I skied Killington one January in the mid-80's, I remember getting a flyer with my ticket that read, "4 people have died at Killington this year. Please ski with caution."

The death rate is apparently relatively constant at .7 per million visits. 95% male and <30yo guys on intermediate trails.

Interestingly, it seems helmets don't help much with deaths, just concussions and minor injuries. (Implied in the link with more specific citations online)
Makes sense. And doesn't surprise me I surely don't think my helmet will stop me from dying out there, only will help to prevent a concussion if I take a really bad spill.
 
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At her pace, she's likely to become the all time best.
Yep. She’s one win away for tying Marcel Hirscher for 3rd all time (men and women) for World Cup wins. If she can stay healthy and consistent, she’ll go down as at least arguably the greatest alpine skier in history.

Actually, it’s so competitive right now, if she somehow keeps on winning at the pace she has been for the past three years, it won’t take much of an argument. She just recently finished third in a giant slalom race where she was 1/100 of a second behind TWO skiers who tied for the win. That’s three skiers with two run each within 1/100 of a second of each other!

There’s more competition now then ever in skiing. And she’s still winning. It’s fun to watch.
 

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How are thise chairs with the dome cover? For wind protection? Looks awesome!
Can't comment on the ones at PC but they have them at Mount Snow in VT. They're OK, maybe slightly better than nothing. Honestly I'd prefer to just sit on the chair with an unobstructed view. Gondolas are pretty nice on a bitter cold day, however.
 

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Yep. She’s one win away for tying Marcel Hirscher for 3rd all time (men and women) for World Cup wins. If she can stay healthy and consistent, she’ll go down as at least arguably the greatest alpine skier in history.

Actually, it’s so competitive right now, if she somehow keeps on winning at the pace she has been for the past three years, it won’t take much of an argument. She just recently finished third in a giant slalom race where she was 1/100 of a second behind TWO skiers who tied for the win. That’s three skiers with two run each within 1/100 of a second of each other!

There’s more competition now then ever in skiing. And she’s still winning. It’s fun to watch.
Yep, the competition is incredibly tough now. A GS racer 1 second behind after both runs can sometime be way back in the field unless the winner had a phenomenal run. Hirscher, Shiffrin, and Ligety a couple years ago might leave everyone else in the dust in their respective disciplines but mostly the times are right on top of each other.

Shiffrin wasn't happy about Vlhova's coach spying on her practices (not at a race venue) this season. No animosity to Petra, just pissed at the coach.

I definitely like the Americans in DH, but my favs the last couple seasons are Dressen and Feuz.
 

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Last day at Park City. A little windy today but good conditions. I am spent!!! 109000.00 vertical feet.
Time for a beer and a long plane ride.
 
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