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Old 12-12-2018, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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My season history with Epic pass:

2015-2016: 7 trips
2016-2017: 11 trips
2017-2018: 21 trips
So far 2018: 5 trips

And that's not including back country ski days. I don't see why this season will be any less than the last. I like skiing.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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If I figure in the time I DON'T have to do yard work in the winter, I can go at least one day every weekend. Went about 8 or 9 times last year. Been 3 times already this season and am aiming for at least 20, especially if I plan a couple of overnights. I wish it snowed 12 months/year so that I could ski every week and never mow the yard.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I got about 25 days last winter. My kids are in Vail’s DEVO program which is 13 Saturdays. We often ski Sunday as well plus a few days at other mountains and the odd backcountry tour day.

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Old 12-12-2018, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Denver
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7 days last year, might go 8-9x this year.

I enjoy skiing, but not every weekend. We usually go 2x before the new year and 5-6x after. Every 2-3 weekends.

We get Copper and Loveland 4-packs
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Before moving here 10 years ago I promised myself I would get back into two activities from my youth: motorcycling and skiing. I did both until a bike accident a couple years back which put the kibosh on both. That said the OP is right (from way back in 2007 btw...sweet zombie thread revival!). Depending where one lives it can be a 90-120 minute drive to the slopes and you gotta leave at o-dark-thirty. It's going to cost even if you have your own gear. Maybe, probly traffic. It's an all day deal. So if you have other obligations and responsibilities in between your job, kids, other projects, etc...it can be a tough hobby to keep up with. I do enjoy the heck out of it tho and hope in retirement I can rekindle the sport.
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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I get 30-50 days/season, depending on snow conditions and a few other things.

This season, I already have 8 days in, and days 9 and 10 will be tomorrow and Friday.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Couple days a season typically. Just too much other stuff going on with my kids, their schools academics, and other sports.

Back in the early 80s when the Broadmoor and Pikes Peak were open, averaged a day or two a week.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Unless you want to ski for 8 hours, you can always go up later and, hopefully, avoid the traffic. I almost never go super early. I've easily made it up to Winter Park in less than an hour leaving around 10:30/11. Get there at noon and you still have 4 hours.
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:22 PM
 
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Never, I'd rather spend my free time alone in the back country of this great state, where there is not another person in sight, rather than fighting traffic, parking paying an outrageous amount and standing in line.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:53 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Retirement helps free up time for skiing... (to 30+ times / yr... mid week... 2x the runs per day.).
Work is overrated



Retire early, retire often
(age 15 was my first retirement) escaped from a Colorado Dairy Farm Boarding School

Life / work / skiing / retirement has been very ez ever since. ((4) additional retirements)

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