I'm 28 years old and just moved to Denver, CO. I followed my husband here after he got an interesting research job. My whole life I've been working class. It's never bothered me, it's never held me back. I have a modest life, but we live within our means.
However, there are of course things that I've never done because of this. I've never flown on an airplane before, never been on vacation outside of the US/Canada. I never see movies until they're available to rent, and don't buy books because I've always used the library first. I've never owned a house (and quite frankly don't see that as an option for us), never had a car, and the only pets I've had are stray cats who come around.
I started working at a nice office with some tech people. I really like the office, it's honestly nicer than my apt. We get a lot of free lunches and 10 paid days off a year beyond holidays, which is so cool.
One of the coder guys and I were talking while I was filling up with (free!) coffee in the mor... keep reading on reddit ➡
First time hitting the slopes so I figured I would try both skiing and snowboarding to see which comes more natural.
I've being doing leg day once a week and will look to go twice a week now but want to make the most of those gruelling workouts. I also go to a light soccer training session twice a week.
Appreciate any responses.
So, this happened yesterday and i’m still upset about it (on mobile)
EM: Entitled mom
Me: Guy who likes bees
So, i’m out skiing with my family and it’s the middle of the day, so we decided to go some intermediate level ski slopes. I’m skiing down one relatively fast when a kid around four or five comes out of nowhere and i break as fast as i can before accidentally hitting her. I immediately get up and apologize.
Me: Im so sorry, she just came out of nowhere.
EM: WHAT THE HELL IS YOUR PROBLEM! YOU COULD HAVE HURT HER!
K is whimpering a bit at this point.
EM: It’s okay baby, this man won’t hurt you anymore. (I’m a teenager btw.)
Me: Im so sorry, she just came out of nowhere.
EM: You still have to watch where you’re going!
Me: You shouldn’t take your small child on this steep of a hill.
Em: Well, how else is she supposed to learn?
Me: You could take her on the practice slopes for smaller children?
EM: NO! I’ll teach her where i want to, so tha... keep reading on reddit ➡
My english is Bad sry. Happened a few days ago. I was skiing at My local skiing place during my week long vacation. It was pretty quiet There, so There was a lot of space in The slopes. I was going down a Black slope (in My country difficulty of The slopes Are presented in colours and Black means The hardest). So i didn't expect anything then i suddently get hit in My Back and i fall down to The ground. I start hearing loud crying behind me. I Look behind me and see maybe a 4-5year old Kid and his parents There was ice under me so im a little Hurt, that's why i was really suprised that The parents didn't Even Ask If I was ok. So im a little bit mad because always The one who is coming from behind must watch out for others. Because of that i yell at them: WTF is your Child doing. The answer was: he is just skiing and you were at his way. I know in My minä that i should just go away but i still go for The conversation and it goes like this:
Me: No i was not at his way and he should watc... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I went to telluride a few years back with a friend over winter break. I brought along two 30mg doses for us to spend a day skiing tripping sack. Our only rule was if we felt we were a danger to someone else on the mountain we would stop. The come up took around 40 mins and I had to stop at the house to dry heave but once I finished and looked up I was in it. That day was the best I had ever skied in my life, went on the hardest runs I have ever done, and my whole body felt attuned, in its peaks the harder parts of the trip mentally felt like a small dog barking in the corner of the room and was very easy to tolerate. The most notable part was when ever I went through intense trails that required a lot of leg strength when it ended and I could relax on a straight away you would get smooth intense peaks as energy surged back into your legs. Would highly recommend but with a friend and a safety plan on the mountain.
Thought this was vital to clarify given the number of people home from work and out of options to ski on piste.
Backcountry skiing is extremely dangerous and kills numerous professionals every year - people who have been in those conditions for years and studied as much as you can, and still lost the battle to nature.
Avy conditions could be low and you could still lose your life or kill someone else. NEVER go alone, don’t go if you don’t know what you’re doing (if you have to ask yourself, don’t go), get the right gear, and use your heads! Think about others as well - you could set off a mini slide and watch it go down but with so many people out there, even a higher chance people are below.
Just looking out for my fellow ski bums. ✌🏼 stay safe and be smart! Hope we can all make the most of this shitty situation 🥴