'08/'09 season thread or something.

Glancing Aft

Active Member
By request I'm starting a new thread for the 08/09 Snow season. I know it's only august but this is usually the time of year I start planning out my winter trips. Anyone else have anything in the works?

Right now I have three tentative trips being planned.

- Jackson Hole, Wyoming: probably a week in January

- Jay Peak, Vermont: hopefully a few midweek days in February or March

- Mammoth, California: Over Easter Break for some spring jump hitting.
 

crash_in_nj

New Member
I'll probably do a long weekend in VT this year, maybe a week if I'm lucky. I'd love to go out west, but I don't think my finances will alllow it.

What is everybody doing to prepare themselves for ski season? I don't get out enough on my bike for that to be enough. Lately I've started running again. I'm still doing short, slow runs, but it shouldn't be too long before I start picking it up. I'm also getting back to the gym. I do a circuit with a lot of core strength and I have a bosu and an exercise ball that I use for balance. Is anyone else doing anything specific to get thenselves ready?
 

Eileen

Active Member
I'm hoping for a few weekends to Belleayre or Stratton and hopefully a week in Tremblant. Otherwise I'll be at Creek during the week.
 

Gerilynn

Member
I'll probably do a long weekend in VT this year, maybe a week if I'm lucky. I'd love to go out west, but I don't think my finances will alllow it.

What is everybody doing to prepare themselves for ski season? I don't get out enough on my bike for that to be enough. Lately I've started running again. I'm still doing short, slow runs, but it shouldn't be too long before I start picking it up. I'm also getting back to the gym. I do a circuit with a lot of core strength and I have a bosu and an exercise ball that I use for balance. Is anyone else doing anything specific to get thenselves ready?

Around September I start to do circuit training and core with the bosu and exercise ball about twice a week at the gym. I also will continue to bike frequently and run right up to the start of ski season. I usually do a trip out West in early January, so once the local mountains open I try to get as many days on snow as possible. I did this last year and my legs felt really good by the time of my trip to Whistler in January and for the entire season!
 

Gerilynn

Member
By request I'm starting a new thread for the 08/09 Snow season. I know it's only august but this is usually the time of year I start planning out my winter trips. Anyone else have anything in the works?

Right now I have three tentative trips being planned.

- Jackson Hole, Wyoming: probably a week in January

- Jay Peak, Vermont: hopefully a few midweek days in February or March

- Mammoth, California: Over Easter Break for some spring jump hitting.

Big Sky????
 

Glancing Aft

Active Member
What is everybody doing to prepare themselves for ski season? I don't get out enough on my bike for that to be enough. Lately I've started running again. I'm still doing short, slow runs, but it shouldn't be too long before I start picking it up. I'm also getting back to the gym. I do a circuit with a lot of core strength and I have a bosu and an exercise ball that I use for balance. Is anyone else doing anything specific to get thenselves ready?


I generally drink lots of beer, that way I'll have a higher tolarance by the time I get to the high altitudes :) :rofl: I find the exercise ball really good, as well as doing about 5 min of inplace mogul hops (jumping side to side in place) during my workout.
 

axcxnj

Hipster Keys
im not totally sure whats gonig on for me this winter, i know im going out west, but still have to plan it. a friend just recently moved to durango, CO, so i might go out there, shes near telluride and silverton ....yeah i think i might try silverton =]

also ill probably take a trip to VT. i really like jay peak. best snow on the east coast, and last year i finally did the face chutes, and they were awesome.

having a real job is nice, i can finally afford to go places
 

crash_in_nj

New Member
I generally drink lots of beer, that way I'll have a higher tolarance by the time I get to the high altitudes :) :rofl: I find the exercise ball really good, as well as doing about 5 min of inplace mogul hops (jumping side to side in place) during my workout.

Do you ever combine those workouts? That could be entertaining:)
 

clarkenstein

JORBA Money Launderer
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i'm going to try to get some time in at bellayre and maybe... maybe a day in VT. sunday is the only day i can go.

i just finished off PT on my left knee, so i can hike/run again, so i am tempted to train for doing tuckerman's ravine in the spring... but that all depends if i can get the time in to train for it... and i can hardly get out on the bike as it is.
 

dmc123

Active Member
My current plan for skiing out west this year is to try Steamboat for the first time. I love tree skiing and it's supposed to be awesome for that. Anyone been there?
 

graveyardman67

Well-Known Member
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Gore Mt & Whiteface every other week or for big dumps.
hopefully Snowbird in April again.
I own skis, but my 4 yo thinks there NOT cool. He wants a Burton LTR for his 5th b-day. I do have room full of snowbaords and big jump next to barn in the ADKS.
 

jdog

Shop: Halter's Cycles
Shop Keep
My current plan for skiing out west this year is to try Steamboat for the first time. I love tree skiing and it's supposed to be awesome for that. Anyone been there?

Been 9 times. 2nd home. Much MUCH hidden jems. Flatter than many spots but true blower snow.
 

dmc123

Active Member
Awesome, when the time gets closer to plan the trip I will have to consult you on the best places to stay and go. Probably not planning the trip for a few months. Whats the best month to go?
 

jdog

Shop: Halter's Cycles
Shop Keep
Awesome, when the time gets closer to plan the trip I will have to consult you on the best places to stay and go. Probably not planning the trip for a few months. Whats the best month to go?

You can go on their website an see the hisrotical snowfall totals.

I kid you not that this place is a ghost town non peak season. I have seen tit deep snow a week after a big snow. The locals barely even ski if there is less than a foot. I have been out on a claimed 8" day that was waist deep.

I would wait till the snowfall reachs at least 100" base. It actually takes 100 inches to make this palce come alive.

2 years ago they had 100" by x-mas i think.

I am not sure when I am going but I have had so much fun there on a split board.

You can get yourself very lost and very dead in 150" of snow. So outta bounds is mega fun but a no-go solo.
 

clarkenstein

JORBA Money Launderer
JORBA.ORG
i was at steamboat not this past season, but the season before jdog was talking about during xmas. it was amazing. i did some out of bounds stuff there that was just incredible... and man did we have excellent conditions.

if you like tree skiing you will love steamboat. for inbounds stuff - hit closet and shadows if the snow is good. for out of bounds - talk to some of the locals. i joined up with my waiter from the night before and he took me on some awesome backcountry lines.

i went to steamboat because it has (on average) the earliest season snows.
 
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