The arbitrary yet hallowed number 100 has been a benchmark goal for skiers for decades. Some push for 150, and some have even gone for the highly elusive 200 day season. And then there’s a guy like Rainer Hertirich that skied every day for 5+ years in a row.
Regardless of the exact figures, Americans like numbers. Most skiers like them too, and while skiing 100 days a season is an entirely credible venture, the thought of skiing every other day over the course of a calendar year ups the ante a bit. That’s why 183 is the new 100.
In reality, how much you ski is based on how easily you can access snowy mountains, and how motivated you are to ski. If you live a few hours away from snow, like heaps of skiers and riders do in the San Francisco Bay area, Tahoe’s three-hour jaunt makes it just difficult enough to warrant a concentration on weekend skiing.