Old 16-01-07, 01:37 AM   #1
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Who else enjoys night skiing?

I love to ski at night. Here are a few pictures of the last time Zach and I went night skiing.

Crumby picture of the lights at Bogus:



Here's Zach waiting patiently for Daddy to take his picture so he can go skiing:



See ya later dad, I'm gone!



Does anyone else here have any night skiing stories or pictures to share? I'd love to hear them!
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Old 16-01-07, 02:48 PM   #2
 
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Wow, that looks pretty spectacular! I have never been night skiing myself and I think it was available before at some resort in Austria but we didn't have the time to try it out! Would love to try it though!
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Old 16-01-07, 09:56 PM   #3
 
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Wow, thats awesome!

Would really love to try that, only seen it once on a single slope but never got around to it
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Old 17-01-07, 04:44 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys. We love to night ski! We just got back about 20 minutes ago from another night session. The cool thing about it is if you go during the week, there are very few people skiing. You have the place practically to yourself monday through thursday nights.
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What time does the night skiing continue to?
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Old 17-01-07, 09:05 PM   #6
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Night skiing goes until 10:00 pm every night of the week. It is cool because you can work a normal day and still get up in time to ski for 4 hours before they close the lifts.
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I'm very, very jealous!

But let me ask you this do you guys get freezing wind and torrential rain in Winter and mild Summers? I thought not!

....cause the crap weather we put up with in Ireland is horrible :'(

Although it does make vacations a lot more special!
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Old 18-01-07, 02:32 PM   #8
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Here in Idaho we get very cold in the winter. In January and February we often see temps in the single digits and even below zero degrees fahrenheit. we don't get a lot of snow in the valley where I live (only 2400 ft elevation), but our mountain areas get lots of snow.

In the summer we have just the opposite. In July and August we usually have highs around and commonly above 100 degrees fahrenheit.
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Old 22-01-07, 08:50 AM   #9
 
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I have only ever been nightskiing once in Austria, about 5 or 6 years ago. It was great fun and there is a completly dfferent atmosphere when skiing at night! I would love to try it again sometime soon.
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Those are some awesome pictures, looks great to skii there! Though, doesn't it get really cold as it gets later?
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Old 27-06-07, 06:45 PM   #11
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Hi Mountain Holidays, welcome to the forum!

It certainly does get colder after the sun goes down, but you go prepared for cold weather. The fact that there are virtually no lift lines, and few people on any particular run makes it very relaxing and fun. If it gets too cold, you retire to the lodge for a warm up before hitting it again. The coldest night temp I skiied in last seaon was 4 deg farenheit, so it isn't exactly bitter cold every evening.
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I have been night skiing at Keystone (by far the best), Hesperus (tiny resort), and on Wolf Creek Pass (by the light of the moon and flashlights! lol). The coldest I expierenced was this last season at Hesperus it was -9 degrees....burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Overall it isn't something I like to do often but occasionally it can be a lot of fun. I would never advise this, but when it was -9 when had some booze to keep us warm and there was a large group of us...that ALWAYS makes skiing more interesting since men in groups+alcohol usually leads to the "watch this" attitude. Thanks to that I got to see some amazing tricks, wrecks, and stories.
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Old 03-07-07, 02:13 AM   #13
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I hear ya about the alcohol factor. I never drink when my son is with me, but when I go with friends I'll take a sip or two. Just enough to knock the edge off though, because I tend to get stupid when drunk.

Drunk+Stupid+Skis=Hospital!
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