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I like lifts.

I also like turtles.

I haven't really earned any turns, but I have paid for them instead.

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View PostSKI, on 23 October 2014 - 07:49 AM, said:

View Postsapporo, on 22 October 2014 - 10:22 PM, said:

Mr. SKI, why do u think it such a stupid phrase??


Perhaps you could explain to me why it isn't?

You like expending more energy than is necessary to do something that you enjoy?
Does it make it better?
I don't think so.


Do you not enjoy getting right out into the outdoors? Going places few others do? Getting away from it all? Getting first tracks down a slope? If you don't then sure backcountry or 'earning your turns' may not be for you. Personally I love it. It allows you to access not only some of the most beautiful and untouched places on this planet but ski slopes that you just can't get to using lifts alone. For me it does 'make it better' because the isolation and effort are things I love.

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What I find stupid is the large commercial ski areas advertising " bottomless" "deep untracked powder" which is tracked out by lunchtime.
So yeah ill go for a climb to get away from the crowds and the lifts.


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View PostGo Native, on 23 October 2014 - 04:08 PM, said:

Do you not enjoy getting right out into the outdoors?


I enjoy it very much.

View PostGo Native, on 23 October 2014 - 04:08 PM, said:

Going places few others do?


I enjoy it very much.

View PostGo Native, on 23 October 2014 - 04:08 PM, said:

Getting first tracks down a slope?


View PostGo Native, on 23 October 2014 - 04:08 PM, said:

Getting away from it all?


I enjoy it very much.

However, enjoying these things doesn't automatically turn me into some cliche machine.

And if a helicopter could get me up there quicker, I'd be on for that.

This is all assuming that you now do want my opinion. I suppose you wouldn't ask those things if you didn't....
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Well resorts talking bollocks is a whole other issue isn't it, gvm373.

:lol:

I wonder how long the Niseko resort marketers will be able to keep on spouting that nonsense out while keeping a straight face.
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The Nisekos of this world are what drove me away from resort skiing in the first place.
Unfortunately they will continue to sprout their nonsense while they manage to turn a profit.
Their certainly not doing it out of altruistic motives.



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View PostSKI, on 23 October 2014 - 05:44 PM, said:

And if a helicopter could get me up there quicker, I'd be on for that.



Well I worked for a heli-ski company in Canada for a whole season and yes getting a helicopter to the top of each run is pretty damned awesome :thumbsup:

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Last year at Teine, we were speaking to one of the guides from a heli operation out of Niseko….all sounded fantastic until he told us the price :o Oh well, the lifts aren't bad anyway! ;)
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I agree with SKI, "earn your turns" is a bit a of a silly saying. If you want to hike the mountain, good for you, but saying that in doing so you have earned your turns just makes it look like you are looking down on those of us who use a lift.

Is there any other sport who has a saying that comes close to this one. I've ridden to the top of some nice hills to mountain bike down. Don't remember thinking I'd "earned" my ride down. Sailed in some great winds, had the boat up and planing along. Don't remember thinking I'd "earned" the ride.

Anyway I think it's a silly saying. You want to hike fine, just don't lord it over those of use who don't.

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Very well said, onehunga.

I also think I work at a job to "earn" my fun.

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View Postonehunga, on 24 October 2014 - 09:15 AM, said:

I agree with SKI, "earn your turns" is a bit a of a silly saying. If you want to hike the mountain, good for you, but saying that in doing so you have earned your turns just makes it look like you are looking down on those of us who use a lift.

Is there any other sport who has a saying that comes close to this one. I've ridden to the top of some nice hills to mountain bike down. Don't remember thinking I'd "earned" my ride down. Sailed in some great winds, had the boat up and planing along. Don't remember thinking I'd "earned" the ride.

Anyway I think it's a silly saying. You want to hike fine, just don't lord it over those of use who don't.

I totally understand and agree with the saying "earned your turns".

It doesn't infer that you are looking down at lift or helicopter users but acknowledges the effort you have put into getting your run down the hill.

Other sports I've been involved in (judo, football and cycling) have many expressions about having to "earn" a particular status or reward. Said "earning" usually describes supreme physical effort and sacrifice with training regimes.

The idea of "earning" your reward implies that you have made the sacrifices and put in the hard yards to get it, so I can totally see how climbing to a peak to ski down from it can be described as "earning your turns."

Quite the opposite of being "silly", IMHO it is most apt. :D :party:
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It's just a cheesy phrase and concept that bellends use isn’t it?

;)

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What? is your bellend cheesy?? :thumbsdown:
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Nope!

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Well there you are now :rolleyes:
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View Postgnarly-dude, on 24 October 2014 - 11:47 AM, said:

It's just a cheesy phrase and concept that bellends use isn’t it?

;)


Ya...earn your "anything"... is kind of a macho bull$hit I'm better than you thing, right...
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