Old School & Friends Thoughts on Snow Skiing

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OSB Standing Up But Not for LONG

Just go back from a quick ski trip to North Carolina; left on Wednesday 28th at about 5:30 pm got back Sat. 31st at 10 PM. 1550 miles.  Only skied 1/2 day I FELL DOWN ENOUGH to Last a Lifetime (I hate little kids who can SKI)!   
OLD SCHOOL thoughts on Skiing; "Skiing should be conducted on a Warm lake with the sun shining down, bathing suit only & cooler Full of adult beverages." 
Here is what some other people think of Snow Skiing;

Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads.

Come on Man You Can do IT
  ~Author Unknown

 Stretch pants - the garment that made skiing a spectator sport.  ~Author Unknown

There are really only three things to learn in skiing:  how to put on your skis, how to slide downhill, and how to walk along the hospital corridor.  ~Lord Mancroft, A Chinaman in the Bath, 1974

The sport of skiing consists of wearing three thousand dollars' worth of clothes and equipment and driving two hundred miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and get drunk.  ~P.J. O'Rourke, Modern Manners, 1984
Gotta use your brain, it's the most important part of your equipment.  ~Kevin Andrews and Warren Miller, Extreme Skiing
When it comes to skiing, there's a difference between what you think it's going to be like, what it's really like, and what you tell your friends it was like.
No Way Man Not ME!!
  ~Author Unknown

The sensual caress of waist deep cold smoke.... glory in skiing virgin snow, in being the first to mark the powder with the signature of their run.  ~Tim Cahill

Skiing is the only sport where you spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg.  ~Author Unknown

I do not participate in any sport with ambulances at the bottom of the hill.  ~Erma Bombeck

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.  ~Dave Barry

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.  ~Steven Wright

The sun is bright and the powder bitchin'.  ~Author Unknown

Traverse: One of two ways to stop while skiing.  Tree: The other method.  ~Author Unknown

All things are possible, except for skiing through a revolving door.  ~Author Unknown

Gravity is love and every turn is a leap of faith.
NO Take Me to the BUNNY Slope NOW
  ~Author Unknown

Skiing:  the art of catching cold and going broke while rapidly heading nowhere at great personal risk.  ~Author Unknown

There's no waiting for friends on a powder day.  ~Author Unknown

Snow: a form of precipitation that usually occurs three weeks prior to and the morning of your departure from your ski vacation.  ~Author Unknown
Turn right, turn left, repeat as necessary.  ~Author Unknown

The ski bum trades security for face shots, the future for the moment.  Considering how hollow the promise of a corporate career has become, who can say the ski bum is not the wiser investor in his or her youth?  ~Author Unknown

If you aren't crashing, you aren't skiing.  ~Author Unknown

Kids today, all they talk about is big air.  I say, stay on the mountain, that's where the action is.  If you want big air, pull my finger.
OSB Limps Away into the SunSet
  ~Smooth Johnson
Powder snow skiing is not fun.  It's life, fully lived, life lived in a blaze of reality.  ~Dolores LaChapelle

Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough.... I now realize that the small hills you see on ski slopes are formed around the bodies of forty-seven-year-olds who tried to learn snowboarding.  ~Dave Barry

If you marry a skier, marry tall - they walk with their knees bent ten months out of the year.  ~Author Unknown

If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.  ~Author Unknown

I think my favorite sport in the Olympics is the one in which you make your way through the snow, you stop, you shoot a gun, and then you continue on.  In most of the world, it is known as the biathlon, except in New York City, where it is known as winter.  ~Michael Ventre, L.A. Daily News

motacek2 says:
Good one!!! I'm dont ski, but plan on it up here in Rapid City!! see ya on the slopes!!!
Posted on: Feb 06, 2009
hummingbird50 says:
Hahahaha Bill...well you did it...and had fun too!!! See snow can be fun..and you don't always have to drive for two hours...except maybe in your case. I am making my way out for snowshoeing soon...much more fun on snowshoes, whilst out amongst the trees!!!!
Kids have no fear brain cells...:):)
Posted on: Feb 04, 2009
oldschoolbill says:
Never again I Still Have a COLD SNOW BADD!!
Posted on: Feb 04, 2009
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OSB Standing Up But Not for LONG
OSB Standing Up But Not for LONG
Come on Man You Can do IT
Come on Man You Can do IT
No Way Man Not ME!!
No Way Man Not ME!!
NO Take Me to the BUNNY Slope NOW
NO Take Me to the BUNNY Slope NOW
OSB Limps Away into the SunSet
OSB Limps Away into the SunSet
Lifting
Lifting
Lots of the White Stuff
Lots of the White Stuff
Snow Branch
Snow Branch
Snow Blow
Snow Blow
White Stuff & Its COLD TOO
White Stuff & It's COLD TOO
Going Down
Going Down
O No Mr. Bill
O No Mr. Bill
The Sign
The Sign
Going Up
Going Up
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