Time for Summer Dreams

kappcity06kappcity06 advanced
edited July 2016 in NELSAP Forum Posts: 152
I had my first skiing related dream of the summer, or should I say nightmare.

I was at some place that resembled Stratton/Mt. Tremblanet crossed with Bellayre because the base village was at mid mountain. For some reason we got there at 10am and were waiting for the lifts to open when we realized they were all already open. No one had gear so we went back to the village to get it and we went to the lifts and I forgot my skis so my friends went up and I went back. I got back with my skis and the bindings on the ski that I tore me ACL on weren't set right because I tried to adjust it after I got hurt so I could still ski. The dream ended with me waiting on a huge line to get the binding readjusted. I never got to ski.

But on the plus side there was quite the covering of snow. Odd dream indeed.
My heart bleeds for winter.

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  • mapnutmapnut expert
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    Sounds familiar. If I actually get to ski, the snow always melts out. If I don't get to ski there's plenty.
  • mtsnow123mtsnow123 advanced
    Posts: 306
    Wow, funny timing. I had a snowboarding dream last night. It's reoccuring in where I am hitting jumps in the terrain park or on the side of trails and being able to land spins like it's a walk in the park. It is an amazing feeling to have those dreams in the dead of summer. Let it snow!
  • Ski1963Ski1963 novice
    Posts: 2
    My non-skiing friend had the following recent dream.

    My wife and I were helping her to learn to ski on a green slope that had a pond at the bottom. She was doing well but did not stop and went headfirst into the pond that was not frozen. As she went in she heard me tell my wife not to worry. A momonet later she emerged from the pond on a jet ski/snow mobile.

    BTW. She hears me talk about skiing every day at work and has no desire to learn to ski.

    Think Snow!!!
  • mapnutmapnut expert
    Posts: 794
    I had a nice trip to Peru and Ecuador last month, and got some glimpses of the spectacular high peaks of the Andes - 19,000 to 22,000 feet, snow-covered. Yesterday I enjoyed some time on Google Earth looking at and identifying some of the mountains I saw.

    So that night I found myself dreaming I was in the Andes. Then suddenly I was skiing at a nameless Eastern mountain. I was waiting for some people halfway up the mountain, so I hopped into the woods to ski some perfect powder. (In real life I can't ski woods.) I was skiing more or less horizontally, having a great time and actually wound up where I started from!
  • mapnutmapnut expert
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  • mapnutmapnut expert
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    Last night I dreamed I was planning to ski at Squaw Mountain, ME on Thanksgiving. (Almost the ultimate non-skiing ski dream). They were sure to be open since they have plenty of snowmaking. But somebody warned me that they would be crowded because they have only two chairlifts, a triple and a double. That sounds like a good omen for Squaw restoring the summit double, but my dreams never work as omens.
  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
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    Do you pick wild mushrooms?   ;)
  • mapnutmapnut expert
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    Geez, Rick, don't you have dreams? Aren't yours weird?

  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
    edited September 2016 Posts: 1,079
    Yes, but I drink a lot, so I have an excuse.   

    The trip to Ecuador & Peru sounds great, both the real one and the dream!

    I've dreamed that Alpine Mountain in Pennsy was enlarged and reopened as Plattekill, only steeper.  That's pretty weird.  

    I've dreamed of riding a tram out of the visitor's center at Arches National Park.  

    I've dreamed about other ski areas but they aren't even remotely real.

    I've daydreamed about Lindsey Vonn.  Does that count?

    The Plattekill/Alpine Mountain dream is my only recurring ski-related dream.  
  • ChuckstahChuckstah advanced
    Posts: 336
    I had a great night of skiing powder at Wildcat last night. Tried to ski every run, all fresh. And made a good dent in them before......crap. But better than most dreams when I never quite get ski on snow. Hopefully a good omen for great days on my Peak pass.
  • mapnutmapnut expert
    Posts: 794
    Two nights ago I found myself at a big new British Columbia ski resort. The scenery was mediocre but there was lots of snow. I got right on a fast lift that took me up 2,000 feet. Then I farted around for half an hour trying to find a bathroom, then a trail map, then I watched some kids schussing down a 10-foot-wide icy woods trail, then fussed with my gear a while (one of my boots was missing a buckle). Then my high school skiing friend Paul showed up and told me my gear was so obsolete it would probably kill me. And before I could make up my mind which run to start down - you guessed it - I woke up.
  • Spunkyskier01Spunkyskier01 novice
    Posts: 18
    I often dream about the ski area I work at. it always involves me doing some routine task making snow and somehow stumbling upon a major trail pod I never knew even existed, even though I have worked at the resort for 6 years. It a dream I have quite often. I think its a sign that my resort needs a major terrain expansion. 
  • ADKskierADKskier advanced
    Posts: 236
    Well never had a ski related dream or at least not one I can remember, but I did recently have one where I could levitate and fly around. It was pretty amazing.
    ~Rich~
  • mapnutmapnut expert
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    ADK, is that the one where you take a flying leap and just before your feet are going to hit the ground, you pick them up and keep going? I have that one on skis occasionally.
  • Bill29Bill29 advanced
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    Great stuff. Watching television programs must be a let-down  for some of you guys. Your dreams are better, plus no commercials.
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