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I wear my Explorer II when I ski! Winning.

I'd be very worried about wearing a nice mechanical watch when skiing--not because of the snow and moisture, but because of the danger of shock.
post #227 of 304
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I'd be very worried about wearing a nice mechanical watch when skiing--not because of the snow and moisture, but because of the danger of shock.


I hardly ever fall these days and tend to stay away from the terrain parks so I'm not super worried about that. Good mechanical watches are a lot more robust than people think.

 

post #228 of 304
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I hardly ever fall these days and tend to stay away from the terrain parks so I'm not super worried about that. Good mechanical watches are a lot more robust than people think.

It's not the falling, but any sudden changes in momentum. That's why playing golf with a mechanical watch is verboten.
post #229 of 304
foo.gif Vail can get super cold. You might check the weather report and with your local ski shop about a ski outfit that can handle the temp. It is sometimes better
to be warm than good looking on the slopes. No one will care how you look if they find you frozen solid smile.gif
post #230 of 304
Key question of entire threak = Will the new cuffs have working buttons?
post #231 of 304
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foo.gif Vail can get super cold

everybody in the northeast has a frowny face at this
post #232 of 304
did not read thread past op and ive never been skiing, and still i can say that that outfit is way to try hard.
post #233 of 304
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It's not the falling, but any sudden changes in momentum. That's why playing golf with a mechanical watch is verboten.


I think the shock from hitting a golf ball, or tennis ball for that matter, is a lot greater than anything the watch would be subject to on the slopes. I do wear a quartz when I play tennis but Rafa wears that Richard Mille that seems to have held up to even his strokes.

 

post #234 of 304
also, vail is a great city. been there many times and i love it. they recently put up some really nice new condos in the center of town.
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did not read thread past op and ive never been skiing, and still i can say that that outfit is way to try hard.

Your opinion is noted.

Foo is "way to try hard".
post #236 of 304
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Your opinion is noted.
Foo is "way to try hard".

even for him that outfit is absurd. maybe if he was a 20 something tall blond dude who lived on the slopes. maybe.
post #237 of 304
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It seems Obermeyer stuff is not nearly as nicely made as Marmot or Patagonia stuff.

In the 70s and early 80s obermeyer, demetre and roffe were the bomb. Skyr made great turtlenecks.

I think some of the nicest ski wear (and not the same kit everyone else is wearing) is by Schoffel (Germany), Peak Performance (Sweden), Kjus (Norway), and Colmar (Italy).

If you don't like a base layer of man-made material look to Ullfrotte.
post #238 of 304
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foo.gif Vail can get super cold

everybody in the northeast has a frowny face at this

Srsly.

Foo, I wouldn't worry overmuch about having multiple layers: as a beginner you will work 3x harder to cover 1/100th the terrain. Even if you're skiing in a blizzard, you will be warm. Your chair lift rides will likely be short, and in a more sheltered area of the mountain, so you'll stay warm between runs. It gets cold on storm days, but Vail has a lot of sunny days with temperatures in the 30s. Expect lows in the single to low double digits overnight. You'll need warmer clothing to go out at night than for skiing. This is a good opportunity to bust out the furs.

Prepare yourself to be disappointed by the restaurants - you pay Manhattan prices for Denver food. On the other hand, I really enjoyed the dinner we ate at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse last year. We spotted a mountain lion along the road on the drive back to Vail.

Vail is at a pretty high elevation, so you might feel short of breath or have a headache. Aspirin and plenty of water work best for this. Some people have trouble sleeping, especially for the first day or two. I generally take sleeping pills the first night if I'm above 7,000 feet, otherwise my racing heart keeps me up all night.
post #239 of 304
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^^^ Thanks. You have to keep in mind, I am starting with literally nothing appropriate for skiing. Originally, I was thinking I could get away with wearing an OCBD and cashmere sweater under a ski jacket, but it turns out that was a ridiculous notion. So, I had to buy everything from the ground-up anyway.
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