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Silky Johnson
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Registered: Nov 2003
Location: It ain't where ya from, it's where ya at

Part of the reason I haven't skiied in so long is that it wasn't fun for me any more. My parents were instructors + coaches, and my dad had very high expectations. When he died I just stopped since he wasn't there to force me to go any more.

Only in the past 5-6 years, pretty much since my sister has been living out west and starting up again herself, have I had the desire to get back out there. Sick of wasting my winter and I have often found myself wishing I had skis and stuff. I live 40 minutes away from the biggest hills in the area, and there are three other resorts all between 10-20 minutes of where I live. Kind of ridiculous NOT to be of there, especially with this winter we've had. Best for skiing in years.



I'm totally nervous about not having skiied in so long and having brand new equipment. The technology is so different now, skis are much different than when I last used them. I was all freaked out initially thinking I bought too much ski, but my sis put me at ease and assured me I would have regretted buying a shorter ski. She said after a few runs for her it was like riding a bike, so, yeah.


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Perhaps I was not whipped enough as a child.

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Lews
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Registered: Feb 2007
Location: Hugging Whales And Saving Trees

How can skiing not be fun? Fresh air, trees, snow, blasting down nature and telling her to go and fuck herself? Wonderful.

The fact that you live that close to mountains and don't avail yourself of them makes me want to slap the shit out of you, fyi.

The technology has changed a lot in the past decade, though, it's true. Fucking young bucks

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Silky Johnson
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Registered: Nov 2003
Location: It ain't where ya from, it's where ya at

Hah, well not MOUNTAINS. The biggest hill in this area is part of the Niagara Escarpment, but it isn't an actual mountain. Still lots of options for decent skiing though.

But yeah, even just watching ski tip vids and how the style of skiing has changed (namely with legs wider apart) is so crazy. I was taught the old school way, short radius turns particularly, with legs practically glued together.

I was an aggressive skiier when I stopped, my sister and I raced for some years. But I loved bombing down the moguls and catching air of jumps, and going off trail. All stuff I know I will not be doing now, lol.


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Perhaps I was not whipped enough as a child.

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Lews
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Registered: Feb 2007
Location: Hugging Whales And Saving Trees

Heh, I learned how to ski with my cousins. I may have got the more refined genes of our noble ancestors; they certainly got the more aggressive ones. I have very fine memories of us accidentally going down double black glacier runs at the age of 13. Always good to learn the hard way! Not sure I want to repeat that these days, though, hah.

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Lira
Be a Good One!



Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Brasilia, Brazil and Manaus, Brazil

I lived in Piedmont when I learnt to ski... I was too young, so I don't remember the details. All I know is that a couple of months later I got a small orange sledge, and I loved it. Then one day, as I was sliding down the mountain, I lost control and slid over a couple's picnic. To this day I can close my eyes and see their surprised faces getting closer and closer, realising the blades were about to cut both the butter and the tablecloth

I learned to snowboard and ice skate in Brazil though. Not exactly standard, I s'pose


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Jon_Snow
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Registered: Aug 2012
Location: RIP Mrs Brady

I'm almost as surprised as those poor picnics that you can ski in Brazil.

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Lira
Be a Good One!



Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Brasilia, Brazil and Manaus, Brazil

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I'm almost as surprised as those poor picnics that you can ski in Brazil.

Actually, I learned just the theory of snowboarding here in Brazil (a guy from Utah I worked with showed me what it is like), and he was a really good teacher, because in less than an hour with the actual board in Japan I was already steady on my feet and doing spins all the time

As for ice skating, yeah, I didn't expect to do it here either. But I did, first in Manaus, right next to the Equator line, and then here in Brasília.

(As for skiing, it was in Piedmont, I lived in Turin as a kid).


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Jon_Snow
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Registered: Aug 2012
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I wasn't sure if the Andes caught the western tip of Brazil. I had no idea you grew up in Italy that's why I assumed Piedmont was in Brazil. You're full of surprises.

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Lira
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Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Brasilia, Brazil and Manaus, Brazil

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I wasn't sure if the Andes caught the western tip of Brazil. I had no idea you grew up in Italy that's why I assumed Piedmont was in Brazil. You're full of surprises.

Actually, your assumption isn't too far off, and I double checked before I wrote this post.

The Andes are exactly where Brazil ends and the Spanish speaking countries start for the most part (except for the 'guays, which are a whole different story). Apparently, that's because we went as far inland as the mountains would let us, and stopped short of climbing them because... our neighbours beat us to it or it would've been too greedy or something. We bought a huge chunk off Bolivia precisely because we settled there in larger numbers, so we saved them the trouble of dealing with insurgents every other year - and, you guessed it, it's just rainforest, no snowy goodness (or earthquakes for that matter, so yay!).

But, yeah, I was born in Brasilia, got pasta'd up in Northern Italy for a couple of years, and after a year long stint in Rio, I came back and I've stayed put ever since, with the occasional trip to Manaus


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Lews
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Registered: Feb 2007
Location: Hugging Whales And Saving Trees

I can't believe I can't find any .gifs online of the Always Sunny ski-trip episode. Internet letting me down

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Silky Johnson
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Registered: Nov 2003
Location: It ain't where ya from, it's where ya at

Well skiing was awesome. Definitely like riding a bike! I was so elated that my skis turned after my first run, lol. Wow, the skis I bought sure are fun. Took a huge chance buying before trying, but I did my research and it paid off.

Mega stoked for Whistler now. Might even try to plan a weekend at Tremblant.


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wotyzoid
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Registered: Apr 2007
Location: New Jersey

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Office hours from 3:00 to 6:30 Eastern time this week (assuming it's one hour behind Brasilia/Belo Horizonte time)

Is it on Soundcoud?


NOW it is


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