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    Posted: Sep/17/2009 at 7:39pm
I always thought every.. and I mean literally every  family went on a snow trip of some sort.  Boarding, skiing, tubing, whatever was snow-related.  Obviously, this is not the case.  My dad is usually goes on boarding trips with us.  Mind you, he beats us down the mountain almost every time.  He's just too damned fast (he's 54 years old).  I always have a blast hanging out with him, enjoying pow and the mountain air.

Any of your ride with your parents?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/17/2009 at 7:41pm
only ridden with my mom once and she skiied.

it was kinda ghey until she found a friend up there to ski with so i didnt have to go all slow for her. although it was fun riding with her cause i tried to jib and jimp off of everything in sigh so i would be zig zagging and all over the place and she would be going right now the middle haha.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/17/2009 at 7:44pm
Did a family ski outing when I was 5...apparently the lift tickets were more expensive than what my parents were used to in Japan so we never went again.  Also it prob didn't help that it was their first year and they were not good with English.

Trying to convince my dad to go once, but my mom thinks he'll break something.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/17/2009 at 7:44pm
Originally posted by zagfan5

only ridden with my mom once and she skiied.

it was kinda ghey until she found a friend up there to ski with so i didnt have to go all slow for her. although it was fun riding with her cause i tried to jib and jimp off of everything in sigh so i would be zig zagging and all over the place and she would be going right now the middle haha.


hahahaha so your mom helped you progress your jibbing. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/17/2009 at 7:46pm
my parents never have, and probably never will.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/17/2009 at 8:08pm
Sometimes going with my dad makes me nervous...
especially when he pushes his limits and I think he's going to biff it and get hurt. 
 
He learned to ski about the same time I started boarding.  As I'm only half his age I picked it up a lot quicker, but my dad doesn't mind if I cruise on without him.  Most of the time though, if we go together we stay on most of the same runs...he just skis around the kickers and rails...
 
The cool thing is that I get to hang out with my dad, which when I was a teenager was not really very important to me, but now at age 28, I think its pretty cool that my dad and I had over 19 days on the mountain last year together...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/17/2009 at 9:12pm
I go paintballing with my dad but never skiing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/17/2009 at 9:30pm
Originally posted by Jerry

Sometimes going with my dad makes me nervous...
especially when he pushes his limits and I think he's going to biff it and get hurt. 
 
He learned to ski about the same time I started boarding.  As I'm only half his age I picked it up a lot quicker, but my dad doesn't mind if I cruise on without him.  Most of the time though, if we go together we stay on most of the same runs...he just skis around the kickers and rails...
 
The cool thing is that I get to hang out with my dad, which when I was a teenager was not really very important to me, but now at age 28, I think its pretty cool that my dad and I had over 19 days on the mountain last year together...


Yeah, same here!  As I get older, I realize spending time with my parents are priceless, even when I get left in the dust... err.. spray.  We have weekend cabin trips during the season and take every chance to go during the weekdays.  More mountain for us!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 3:50am
My parents don't ski anymore, but my wife's parents do. Going with my mother-in-law is less than fun, but when we get my father-in-law on his own we have a great time. He's in pretty good shape, and its fun to take him out of bounds. He gets like a little kid. We've been trying to get him on a board for a while.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 4:00am
neither of them were ever too into it (skiing), but when i was about 4-5, we would go up a few times a season just cause.  that was it.  i cant even imagine my dad on skis anymore.  i cant imagine myself on them either.  i always hated it.. the only years i went up at all were like.. 4-5-6 maybe, and no more than 10 times.. took lessons.  hated it.

started actually snowboarding up there when i was 10.. dad hasnt done anything related to a ski area since i was a little kid.  my mom is into cross country skiing though, but not regular dowhill or whatever you call it.  when we went on a trip to alyeska when i was 12 or 13, though, she tried it out again and took a lesson or two.  i remember, my brother and i found her on a run, stayed with her for like 30 seconds, and then went to the bottom and watched.  she was going down probably what is an average blue run (or whatever the second lowest level is) for most of you guys and started to go too fast for her own good.  she did that thing where a novice skier kinda starts to crouch like theyre in an awkward attack position, and then she gripped too hard and hooked a sharp turn, tipped over, and slid for a while and kicked up a bunch of snow dust as she was sliding and spinning.  it was awesome.

she sticks to cross country these days, but shes pretty into it i guess.  ive never tried it and id feel like a dork, but maybe ill try it out with her this winter.  i only live like four or five miles away, but i dont see her THAT often.. we talk regularly though.. sometimes i really love hanging out with just my mom, so who knows... i might have a cross country skiing edit coming this season.  i mean, i already went waterskiing in montana, i dont think it can get much worse.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 4:32am
Originally posted by spenser


she sticks to cross country these days, but shes pretty into it i guess.  ive never tried it and id feel like a dork, but maybe ill try it out with her this winter.  i only live like four or five miles away, but i dont see her THAT often.. we talk regularly though.. sometimes i really love hanging out with just my mom, so who knows... i might have a cross country skiing edit coming this season.  i mean, i already went waterskiing in montana, i dont think it can get much worse.

If it'll make you feel less dorky, I believe Terje's only part in Optimistic was him doing a flip on cc skis.
My mom used to take me cross country skiing all the time. I used to love to bomb the golf course hills. My wife and I both have a pair we might break out once a year.
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i want to say he also did some riding, but id have to watch it again to know for sure.  ive seen it so many times, but i dont remember.

really, i have no problem with the idea of going cross country skiing.. but i do know that i would look AWESOME scooting across a frozen lake on skis.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 4:50am
cc skiiing... that might be worth a try.  Scope out the land.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 7:33am
Neither of my parents have either skied or boarded, nor will they ever. It's just not their thing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 7:36am
My parents have neither ever skied or boarded. I would be stoked if they wanted to come up any go with me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 7:58am
i remember the day when i transitioned from chasing my dad down the slopes to waiting way to long for him.
 
Unfortunately he is too beat up to ski anymore
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 8:52am
I don't think I would mind going on a trip with my parents, but they both gave up skiing years ago.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 10:51am
Im gonna try to get my mom to get back on skis this year...im pretty sure she used to when she was a kid.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 11:21am
my goal is to get my wife on skis.  She doesn't think she'd really dig it, but it would be rad if we had an outdoor hobby that we could do together...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 12:00pm
My rents used to ski often but after my dad's knee went trough the dash of a car at 90+ mph, he hasn't skiied since.  He just got his knee replaced last year and the doc said he could ski again, so Im hoping I could convince him to, but doubtful he will try boarding cause its for "knuckleheads"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 1:21pm
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my goal is to get my wife on skis.  She doesn't think she'd really dig it, but it would be rad if we had an outdoor hobby that we could do together...


Have her try those skiboards/snowblades.  They're pretty fun and very maneuverable.  She'll pick it up in a few runs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 1:21pm
My parents live in Mississippi, nuff said.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2009 at 2:44pm
My mom use to ski but she tore both her ACLs really bad (it also ended her dancing career) now she only snowshoes like once every other year.

My dad was (and i think still is deep down) a hard core skier. I use to ski with him when i was little. then i quit skiing for a while

iv been boarding for 3 years and iv never gone with my parents. 

And i have a feeling that my dad never will go with me because im pretty sure he hates snowboarders.LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/20/2009 at 4:57pm
I've been trying to get my mom on the mountain for at least 10 years.  Still a no go.  Something about "It's too cold!"

Boo!  Love her, but what.... it's snow!!!  Of course it's cold! LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/20/2009 at 9:35pm
My parents have gone with but just watch from the sidelines.  They're talking about going to the northeast for Christmas and I know my dad really wants to give it a shot and I think my mom probably wants to try skiing, but my dad has a ruptured disk and two herneated ones in his neck and I just have a fear of him falling and not being able to move - especially since when you're learning how to snowboard you spend the first day on your butt.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2009 at 2:48am
My parents used to ski before I was born. At this point, my father passed away 4 years ago, and my mom has bad knees, but from what she's told me I'm not sure if I would've hd much fun riding with her. I'll stick to spending time with my mom in other ways.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2009 at 2:58am
Originally posted by VermontRider

Going with my mother-in-law is less than fun, but when we get my father-in-law on his own we have a great time. He's in pretty good shape, and its fun to take him out of bounds. He gets like a little kid. We've been trying to get him on a board for a while.


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