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always plan for the future. yes skiing now in your prime is fun but you can do that while going to school as well. maybe not 150 days a year but enough to get by.
its not like skiing when your 45 years old is not going to be enjoyable.
i want to retire/work when i feel like it by the time im 35, ive been working since i finished college and go on a few ski trips a year plus every week at my local hill.
To the first part - I think they do right now, honestly.
To the last sentence - I can't tell whether you were claiming to be a pothead or calling me one. But in either case, for someone so self-righteous couldn't you see that I simply had a typing error and didn't hit the 'p' to make the word prefer?
you dont have to be poor to enjoy skiing.
it seems like a lot of ski bums have a chip on their shoulder and dismiss skiers who have a life away from the mountain as well.
we are all skiers for the same reason
"as for the canadian health care. ya our health care is great. but to get free oakley or annon glasses with perscriptions (value of usually around 5-600) i need to get my parents benfits. and the dentis is only covered if its doesnt have to do with cosmetics. and so if i do this year ill have to live with my old sunnys and pay for my one teath white ning"
So what are you saying, you cant ski unless you have designer sunnys and whitened teeth?
This is one of the lamest threads on NS ever! First of all i cant believe your in college, your grammar and spelling is so bad, it's a disgrace!
Second, make up your own mind dude! Sounds like your a lazy slob, who doesn't want to make any effort with jobs, or education. It's a fact of life that in order to ski, you need money, and to get money you have to work, period!
When you think about it, you've answered your own question, when you said that the only thing you've ever really enjoyed, was being a ski instructor. Well friggin do that then, since you seem to be fit for nothing else! Who said that you cant make a good living being a ski instructor?
Work hard, rise in rank at the ski school, make a career out of it!
I guess i ended up answering this bullshit anyway, haha!
As for me getting hurt skiing. Ive never found that to be a problem. i do extream things all the time off the hill, like driving on the highway in a car. or going into iner-city convience stores late at night. If some fucker shoots me when im buying milk or if my car gets hit by a truck, then wtf.
The more i think about it the more i think im just fooling my self if i dont go back to ski. Skiing is a drug. Peroid. i am addicted, and unless some one knows of a rehab clinic for me to stop thats it. Ive taken that first hit and thier is no turning back. I know it could and mabey will kill me one day. But who cares about that were all going to die one day.
Time and space are diffrent when i ski. Suddendly the space of the massive mtn become small enought to traverse and desend and freely roam in an unhear of time. the same goes for the time. An 8 hr day of skiing, if its the right day, right people and right conditions, it can feel like forever. It can give you the feelings of being one with the earth.
To sell my self, to the dollar seems kinda weird. The kinds of partys and fun times i have in the mtn is uncomparible to any thing else i can do any where else.. Its almost feels like if i come to the bottem and they take me to jail for 20 years, it was all worth it.
As for skiing costing money. thats kind of a funny way to look at it... I look at it like this. when i work a get a free ski pass and get to ski free all the time. You show up in your suv(you paid their ) then you go and get a lift ticket (you pair their ) then you buy food at the hill(more their) and at the end of it, you dont get to be their for the couple really deep days that year.
You get to show up on the tracked out weeeks ends of bussy winter and spring breaks.
Our society takes life risks all the time. Driving in the car, eatting street meat. every thing you do could kill you. or rewein your life. me making the choice to ski is a more long term risk. unlike jumping the cliff where you will know if you made if as soon as you touch the ground. I will not know if i made it till i am coming close to physical death. Ya it seems crazy. but so is highway driving, rock climbing and big mtn skiing.
so im pretty sure, im going to say fuck it. i risk every thing keep running closer and closer to the edge. Cutting things closer in every way. drinking too much skiing way too much and sleeping with as many women as possible. When i do one day go over the eage and die , ill deal with it them.
Cause you never know whats under the snow when you jump a cliff. That desition could be the end.
at the same time. the draw to big houses with 10 kids. and 4 sweet weeks off a year is pretty big.
also to the guy who said i already made up my mind. do u mean i choses to ski or i chose to school
also to the guy who asked about my college. ya every fall i go back to college. in 4 years ive almost compleated a 2 year degree. The problem is its a general degree and after i have to chose what i want to go into.
well im done for now. im like every ones comments, even if i dont agree with them all. keep em coming . ya some of you are 12 and 13, but whos to say thats not a better thing.