5 Winters ago I skied ~75,000′ vert, The next year I skied 117,000′ vert. The next year 248,000′ vert. The next year 447,000′ vert, and last year 703,000′ vert. This year, my goal is to beat 2 Million vertical feet earned. I know this is within my physical limits, but I keep asking myself if I can do it mentally, emotionally, and logistically. I believe the answer is yes, but I need to prove it to myself.
I plan to start just after Thanksgiving of 2015 and end Thanksgiving of 2016. I plan to adjust my start date by a week or 2 based on snow conditions. I want to start strong.
My tentative plan is 150 days in Alta at 10k/day average, then 1-2 months in CO trying to average 6-7K/day due to longer approaches. I also plan on taking a couple trips in the spring at weather dependent locations, though the gears are already turning. In the summer I plan to travel to Bariloche, Argentina and average 5K/day due to travel and long approaches for 2-3 months.