Skier from NYC
- May 1, 2018
- NYC soon moving to Cincinnati, OH
If you want to do an adult race league, do you have to buy special race boots, skis, padding, etc? I’m sure that could get pricey fast. On the other hand, if I could use my regular ski boots and skis (Head raptor 110 boots, Blizzard Viva 810’s in 160 length) it might be do-able.Great advice.......I relocate my family from Hoboken to Minneapolis after living there and NYC for 18 years. My daughter and I skied CBK every weekend for 5 years which compared to the local areas here was very good. Skiing and corn/soy bean fields don't mix very well. But you know that going into it.
While we ski in the twin cities area every weekend, I found that doing a race league one night a week was a blast. People were friendly ( some more competitive than others) it was fun to ski fast, talk skiing with like minded people, and enjoy the atmosphere in the bar. Obviously, to each their own and I'm not sure how competitive you are, but being able to ski with others in a fun environment was enjoyable.
I also increased the frequency of trips to the Rockies, which was much more enjoyable that VT (sorry Vermonters). I went every month this year, and took the kids from school twice to ski Breck and Big Sky. If you have a decent compensation package like you mention, then work those direct flights into Denver next season.
Full disclosure: I know NOTHING about racing except that there’s some kind of mystical, expensive, very finnicky wax involved plus a lot of spandex : p