In honour of the first World Statistics Day yesterday, I presented you with the first TR posted directly on the Ski Mad World.
October snow: Skiing by numbers.
California actuaries to New York State ski bloggers are curious about numbers and statistics. So to start, here are a few number related to this outing:
3: Number of days later than last year’s start at Sunday River.
6: Consecutive months of October skied.
9: Total Days skiing in October
6: Different states/province skied in the month of October. 1 different each October.
50% of the October months were non-liftserved (33% of the days).
33% October months on artificial snow (4 out of 9 days).
In the East? 5 out of 6 ski days on natural snow over 5 Octobers.
8: Number of October ski days with more enjoyable conditions than on this past Monday.
2: feet of snow measured at around 3900 feet above sea level.
1: greatest vertical height skiing in October. (696 meters / 2284 feet)
1: number of runs done on this day.
1405m / 4610 feet above sea level: altitude at the start of my run.
2 hour sleep
4: times I’ve seen Roger Waters in Concert.
3 hour drive to Whiteface
2: times I started my season in the Daks lifetime. The previous time was at WF on January 5 2003 – yeah, it was my latest start in my life.
4 hour hike up the Toll Road
35 minutes ski run.
3 set of gloves
3 pairs of skis (with only one with AT gear).
$3 US or $3.25 CDN: Cost of Toll on the International bridge between Cornwall and NY state.
1 vital element forgotten that could have nixed my plan for this day.
58: Between my June and May days?
55: Between my August and July days?
41 Days between my last ski day in September and this day
The gap between days is heading in the right direction…
Click on the picture to add the story and some pictures behind those numbers.