Believe it or not these smaller days actually prevent you from burning out because if your day is focused on another task rather than what and how much you plan to ski the action of skiing takes on a different identity. And better still, and the end of your season in May you’ll make up for all those down days you get to have in June, July, August, September, October, and even November. Even though there are barriers to keep the streak going it’s entirely doable
This commitment illuminates how fast the snow changes across each day, week, and month. When balanced with down days that still involve a few turns here and there, it works out to skiing every other day throughout a calendar year. I simply can’t think of a better number, or a better way to stay in tune with a constantly changing phenomenon like a season’s snowpack. If you’ve already passed on too many days this season to lock in on the magic number of 183 there’s always next year. Not only will Ullur thank you, but you might just pick up a few unforeseen lessons along the way by skiing the extra-sloppy or too-firm surfaces you would have otherwise passed on.