2018-19 Season Goals

Discussion in 'General Skiing' started by jmeb, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. jmeb

    jmeb Stereotypical Front Range Weekend Warrior Skier

    Nov 13, 2015
    A good yearly August thread. What are you goals -- concrete, emotional, spiritual, ill-y defined, whatever -- for this ski season?
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  2. Thread Starter

    jmeb Stereotypical Front Range Weekend Warrior Skier

    Nov 13, 2015
    My relatively concrete goals. I really hope to accomplish the first two, any of the remainders are just a bonus:

    - Complete the Gem Project per gemsinavan.com
    - Urner Haute Route -- a 5 day ski tour of the Swiss Alps.
    - Chase a storm to SW Colorado skiing Wolf Creek and Silverton.
    - Weeklong trip utilizing my van + Loveland free bonus days to Red Lodge Mountain, Bridger Bowl, and over to see a friend in Driggs to ski Targhee or tour on Teton pass.
    - 360s as part of normal mountain romping
    - Weekend hut trip with my SO.
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  3. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

    Nov 12, 2015
    Get my money's worth out of my pass! Lose some bad habits, pick up some good ones. Ski more powder, like that's up to me! Make it down The Chutes at Mt. Rose without hurting myself. Again.
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  4. Pumba

    Pumba Out on the slopes Skier

    Jan 21, 2016
    Brooklyn, NY
    - learn to ski gracefully, with ease... down all the levels of slopes...
    - learn to ski basic bumps, and maybe advanced ones, with ease and grace...
    - next time I try to drop (or jump?) a cornice and someone is taking pics from down below, I at least want my bases to show, plus some sort of bodily energy, as if I was an extreme athlete....
    - god willing on the snow factor - get down some of the steep tree and hike-to terrain at Taos....
    after some days of practice, I hope to ski one of those with grace, control, and laughter.
    - trip to the alps
    - learn to be comfortable with getting some air, and expanding upon that...

    Edit: + learn to love and treasure east coast skiing...
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2018
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  5. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

    Dec 2, 2015
    Home with 'Children of the Sun' in the PNW
    Ski more!
    Start the season in better physical condition.
    Get Dolphin turns down, I still feel more like a breaching whale.
    Ski more areas in the region.(got to bag Loup Loup this season)

  6. pchewn

    pchewn Out on the slopes Skier

    Apr 24, 2017
    Beaverton OR
    Teach my grandsons to ski. Ski the same # of days as my age: 62 . A week-long trip to the "Powder Alliance" areas of the NW (Steven's Pass, Whitewater, Silver Star, Schweitzer).
  7. Cheizz

    Cheizz Craving camber Skier

    Aug 15, 2016
    The Netherlands
    - improve technique in order to: 1. get more control in more different circumstances; 2. achieve the same level of control and fun with less energy (training starts end of August on the indoor snow slopes)
    - test the new high performance and allmountain models by Rossi, Blizzard, Nordica, Salomon, Völkl
    - visit a bunch of new ski resorts in Italy (Livigno, Bormio, Madonna di Campiglio, Andalo, Peio, Passo del Tonale, Aprica)
    - just ski as much as I can
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  8. François Pugh

    François Pugh Out on the slopes Skier

    Nov 17, 2015
    Great White North (Eastern side currently)
    Stay injury free.
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  9. Novaloafah

    Novaloafah Should've paid attention to that lesson. Skier

    Sep 6, 2017
    Halifax NS Canada
    Hit 25 days (21 last season)
    Given snow and conditions, learn on the bumps and in the trees
    Go to a new place, thinking Mt Sutton
    Keep having fun
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  10. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor, Subaru driver and winter lover Skier

    May 12, 2016
    Part time Vermont resident
    My main goals are

    1) I ended last season on a high note with a bit of growth in the terrain I'll go down. Started to get into trees and I'm addicted to spring and powder bumps. I'd like to start off strong and pick up where I left off. I've been working hard on my core in the off season with walking uphill, spinning classes, yoga, sailing and I've never felt better so I think I'll be in a good position to start off with a bang
    2) I've just begun to comfortably ski blacks and made big strides last season at Killington on this front, even went down a double black. I'd like to keep working on this area, feeling more comfortable and making these more in my comfort zone. I plan to ski more on the east side of Bromley which is all blacks, venture onto the north face at Mount Snow and meet other black trails at Killington and other mountains.
    3). I worry less about the terrain I'll go down but I'd like to continue to work towards my goal of not worrying so much about the trail map and the terrain and just roll with wherever I end up.
    4). I still have fear issues with affect my ability sometimes on the above items so I'd really like to take Mermer Blakeslee's fear clinic at Wyndham because I'd like to not get so much in my head and let my body do what it knows how to do.
    5) i get very adventurous in powder and spring bumps and I'l pretty much go down anything. I'd like to work on applying this attitude to other times of the year when conditions are less than idyllic ie hard pack/ice. Much of this is a mindset issue I think so I'd like to work on this more straggling a fine line not to freak myself out and shake my confidence.
    6) I'd like to ski my usual mountains, a couple new ones and go down new terrain
    7). Most importantly I'd like to have FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2018
  11. Bruuuce

    Bruuuce My advice is worth what you paid for it. Skier

    Aug 8, 2017
    Steamboat Springs
    Since I've gotten hurt the last two years during the 2nd week in January and was sidelined 6 weeks each time, my goal is to actually ski in February for the first time since moving to Steamboat. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  12. mdf

    mdf entering the Big Couloir Skier

    Nov 12, 2015
    Boston Suburbs
    One word: Big Couloir
  13. fatbob

    fatbob Making fresh tracks Skier

    Nov 12, 2015
    Stay healthy. Anything else is a consequence of this.
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  14. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

    Dec 22, 2015
    1. Stay healthy by the time ski season get to the NE.
    2. Ski more days than last season.
    3. Ski with my daughter.
    4. Ski the new section at Hunter North.
    5. Ski on some of my traditional old ski.

    PS. My part of the NE has been drowned in rain this summer if we could only put it together with cold weather, Oh the snow we would have.:)
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  15. Bill Miles

    Bill Miles Getting off the lift Skier

    Nov 16, 2015
    Hailey, Idaho
    Ski the number of days as my age (72 next March). I was a little short last two years.
    Get a max daily vertical (in 1,000's of feet) equal to my age. unlikely to happen,but may be my last chance.
    Have fun.
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  16. Posaune

    Posaune sliding Skier

    Mar 26, 2016
    Ski as many places as possible between here and Yellowstone, where we'll be staying at Old Faithful for a few days in January. I could show my list but it keeps on getting longer, and longer, and longer...

    It's amazing how convoluted my route seems to be getting.
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  17. SugarCube

    SugarCube Getting off the lift Skier

    Mar 19, 2017
    Oh this is easy. My goal is to watch Uncle Louie ski again. If I get to go skiing with him, that's icing on the cake.
  18. graham418

    graham418 Out on the slopes Skier

    Mar 25, 2016
    1. Ski more. Try and get in more days than last year . Got an Ikon pass this year , so it will go a long way to incentivise me to get my moneys worth.
    2. Ski better . Improve my fitness level to be able improve my skiing skills. Attend some CSIA events. Work harder in my lessons
    3. See steps 1 & 2
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  19. Marker

    Marker XLTL Skier

    Oct 16, 2017
    Kennett Square, PA & Killington, VT
    My 11th Season
    - Start the season slow and ensure my ankle injury from last season does not affect my skiing physically or mentally.
    - Work on improving my pole plants and cleaning up my turn initiation - from last year's lessons and probably next year's as well.
    - Don't feel compelled to ski sub-optimal conditions! Crappy, icy, crowded holiday weekends after a 7 hr drive, and when I'm tired from trying to get more vertical.
    - More of a wish: ski a legitimate powder day on my new powder skis.
    - Ski all the single blacks at Killington with style, not survival, then think about a double.
    - Ski a new New England mountain.
    - Ski into April and on spring corn snow - I've never skied after the spring equinox.
    - Ski 35+ days.
    - Stay injury free! I would have hit the previous goal easily last year if I hadn't broken my ankle on day 17 in late January.
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  20. Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney Travel Correspondent Industry Insider Team Gathermeister

    Nov 27, 2015
    You're nuts! I'm trying to figure out if the fact that it's two words is a Freudian clue that this is an attempt to get us stuck on there so you can laugh from above??

    Amen Sister.
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