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Skiing

Postby Killer Karetsu » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:51 pm

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So it is our week of winter holiday now here in Finland (has been for half a week) and it is also generally called the "skiing vacation" because normally at the time the weather is very good for the hobby and many people also go to lapland and northern Finland skiing and doing other various winter sports.
I've gone skiing quite a lot too, actually before Saturnalia for the first time this...I mean last year. Anyway, I'm interested that how many of you have actually gone skiing in some point of your life? Has there even been snow for that to be possible, or have you traveled abroad? Have you also played hockey?

If it actually IS possible RIGHT NOW for you to go skiing, and you have the equipment (two skis and two uh...staffs/sticks/staves as well as proper shoes/boots,snow) then here are some motivational pictures to get you to a proper winter war skiing spirit!

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Re: Skiing

Postby Ben-Jammin » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:34 pm

I want to go skiing with a gas mask on like Bonn-o-Tron.
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Re: Skiing

Postby Insert_blank » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:44 pm

I haven't been in about 5 or 6 years but I used to go skiing every winter maybe 3 or 4 times. That was in the North Eastern US so we have mountains that indeed have snow. There are also snow machines that can make more snow.

My housemate went skiing this past week in North/Middle Eastern China and showed me some pictures. There was barely a hill so I think I'll probably have to pass on that.


I remember maybe 8 years ago I went with some friends for night skiing and there was one trail that was basically a single-file line curving between trees. We all went right after one another as fast as we could and the guy in front wiped out, taking the rest of us with him. It took us a long time to find all the poles and skis after that :D
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Re: Skiing

Postby Zupponn » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:05 pm

Never been downhill skiing, but I've enjoyed a lot of cross-country skiing. Also, I have played ice hockey, both in a rink and on a lake (and on the NES :lol: ). Since I live in Wisconsin, I am knee deep in snow about 13 months a year.
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Re: Skiing

Postby Keldoclock » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:36 pm

I have went skiing about three times, had to drive for a few hours to Vermont to do it, lots of fun, and I get to spend a day with my father. Maybe I'll get my own skis someday, but that's pretty far down on the list of camping gear- a 4-season tent and snowshoes would certainly be a higher priority.
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Re: Skiing

Postby Kalvinator » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:59 pm

At my school, in 4th and 5th grade the field trip right before Saturnalia break was to go skiing, so I've gone twice. It was pretty fun, and I'd probably go again if the opportunity presented itself. But, no I haven't played hockey, even though its the big thing at my school and our team goes to state fairly often.
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Re: Skiing

Postby Alex » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:13 am

For someone who only gets to go skiing once every few years, I consider myself a pretty good skiier.
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Re: Skiing

Postby Semaj Nagirrac » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:22 am

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Re: Skiing

Postby Silverdream » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:48 am

I go skiing a few times a year, because I live near some of the most beautiful mountains in North America.
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Re: Skiing

Postby Insert_blank » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:41 am

^ But you don't even live in America? :???:
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Re: Skiing

Postby Killer Karetsu » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:45 am

Happy to hear that it is so popular amongst us!
Maybe we should make a brikwarriors skiing trip someday :) !

Insert_blank wrote:remember maybe 8 years ago I went with some friends for night skiing and there was one trail that was basically a single-file line curving between trees. We all went right after one another as fast as we could and the guy in front wiped out, taking the rest of us with him. It took us a long time to find all the poles and skis after that :D

Yeah, that has happened to me and my friends quite a lot :D (not during night, though, which was good we could find our equipment much much easier)
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Re: Skiing

Postby Silverdream » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:41 am

Insert_blank wrote:^ But you don't even live in America? :???:


North America refers to the continent.
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Re: Skiing

Postby pkbrennan » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:33 am

At primary school I did a ten week skiing course at a dry slope (one evening a week), and then towards the end of my time at boarding school I did a week-long skiing trip to Romania, up in the mountains around Poina Brasnov in January 1989.
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