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Old 27-09-05, 12:57 AM   #1
 
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Thoughts on the different age groups in skiing

I've noticed theres many people here who have a hefty age difference. Im 16 years old, and ive noticed many of the snowboarders are around this age, while the skiers seem to be a little bit older. I've always wondered how the age groups differ on the types of snow sports.... For example, on my mountains, i see more elderly people doing cross-country, teenagers snowboarding, middle aged people skiing, and young children skiing as well.

So ya... post your experiences/thoughts on how the age groups differ, and what catagory you fall under.
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Old 27-09-05, 03:44 PM   #2
 
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i think the people between 12-30 year snowboard very much but i'm 15 and a die-hard skier. and little kids are also skiing
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Old 27-09-05, 04:57 PM   #3
 
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I don't think age really matters. But then again, you don't see many 60 year olds boarding, maybe that is because boarding wasn't the thing when they started.

It's amazing looking at the 5 year olds with the crash helmets on who just bomb down the slopes!
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Old 27-09-05, 06:38 PM   #4
 
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Yeah the kids don't know any fear . and i don't think there will be much 60+ boarders over 50 years.
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I notice that snowboarders are a younger crowd. I dont think age matters, but older people were never exposed to snowboarding as a kid.
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Old 28-09-05, 12:08 AM   #6
 
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i never took the thought that 'elders' into consideration... i guess it never crossed my mind. But that sure would explain a lot. I guess to find out if there is a 'difference' in what styles and age groups, we'd have to wait for a few years until the generation intoduced to snowboards were the 'elderly'.
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Old 28-09-05, 05:38 AM   #7
 
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Untill 15 years i didn't knew anything about skiing.I only heard the word before.

Well right now i am 24 years and see i am here one of the members of skiing discussion family.
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I am 18, been skiing a few times, been on holiday once with a best mate when I was 17 - just us two. It was awesome.
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Old 08-01-06, 10:33 PM   #9
 
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Im also 16 and I've noticed not many people like to ski at this age... They mostly like to snowboard which I do as well but I perfer skiing. Plus all the hot chicks ski anyways and that gives me a big advantage.:p
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Old 09-01-06, 09:11 AM   #10
 
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I'm 25. I've seen kids the age of 9 skiing, and some people up to the age of 50. I dont see much of an age limitation, more of a physical body limitation really.
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You guys are young 0.o Well, expect for the 25 yr. old. I'm 19. Wooo kiddies, grow up! lol
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Old 19-09-06, 04:24 PM   #12
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I'm 34. Snowboarding was around when I was younger, but certainly not as popular as it is today. It does look like fun, but I figure that I can ski just fine and I have fun doing it. Why would I want to start all over as a beginner by learning to snowboard? Just my opinion, as I am sure it is a lot of fun.
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I'm 34. Snowboarding was around when I was younger, but certainly not as popular as it is today. It does look like fun, but I figure that I can ski just fine and I have fun doing it. Why would I want to start all over as a beginner by learning to snowboard? Just my opinion, as I am sure it is a lot of fun.
Very good point, I haven't tried snowboarding just for the same reason. But I suppose maybe a day or two at it wouldn't do any harm
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Old 09-07-07, 12:45 PM   #14
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I'm 16 and i ski, i have thought about trying snowboarding but never got round to it. I dnt think age matters its jus wotever appeals to you.
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Old 18-07-07, 08:56 PM   #15
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As a ski instructor I can tell you I see skiers of all ages. But I do believe the younger crowd does most of the snowboarding. Even the snowboard instructors are usually younger (teenagers). Although I have seen some snowboarders who are well over 60. I think it depends where you go on the mountain too, terrain parks are all the younger crowds usually. You may see older people cruising the blues or greens. Too bad we don't have a worldwide poll on this, it would be interesting to know.
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