```Way, way too much time on your hands.  Things a bit
slow at work??  Jimski

wrote:

> Ok, let's do the math.
>
> \$13/1,000 feet of vertical = \$0.013/foot
>
> Yikes!  That's above the \$0.01 per foot threshold.
> That's like going to
> Stowe, paying for a day ticket, and making only
> three laps, and you
> didn't even count the cost of gasoline to get there
> from Amherst.  Let's
> do the math again.  Assuming said town has not yet
> instituted a
> mandatory Prius ownership law,
>
> 212 miles x 2 trips / 27 mpg * \$3.179/gallon =
> ~\$50), which leaves you
>
> \$63/1,000 feet = \$0.063/foot
>
> That's off the scale.  There's no way you can defend
> that kind of skiing
> expenditure.  You're going to have to count this as
> both a hiking and
> skiing trip and rework your math.
>
> \$63/(1,000 + 5,348) = \$0.0099/foot.
>
> Whew, that's better.  You need to get better at
> cooking the books, if
> you want to make a career out of this.  Nobody will
> take you seriously
> with the sort of price to earnings ratio that you're
> Clearly, economist <> accountant.
>
> BTW, you left this out:
> which can only help support the accounting trick I
> pulled on your
> behalf.  "But Mr. Auditor, how could it be a skiing
> trip if there was
> hardly any snow?"
>
> - Patrick
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports
> Jonathan S. Shefftz
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 10:03 PM
> > Subject: [SKIVT-L] What Counts for Earned Vertical
> and Cost
> > per Ski Day?
> >
> > On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 20:51:34 -0400, Jonathan S.
> Shefftz
> >
> > >On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 09:51:59 -0400, Roger Klinger
> > >
> > >>So how come noone ever talks about skiing Mt
> > >
> > >Okay, fine, so today I skied it for the third
> time -- you happy now?
> >
> > He gets me every year with that taunt.
> >
> > Anyway, while hiking up to Gray Knob last night
> and tromping
> > in search of snow today, I got to thinking about
> criteria for
> > what counts for
> > earned vertical and cost per ski day.
> >
> > Three specific questions that arose from the
> two-day trip are:
> >
> > - Should the Lowe's parking fee be included in the
> cost per ski day
> > calculations?  (This is usually two dollars
> overnight, but
> > since I arrived after
> > they had closed last night, the woman rewarded by
> honor
> > system approach by
> > reducing it a whopping 50% to the one-dollar day
> fee.)
> > Setting aside some
> > highly unusual approaches, skiing Adams is
> impossible without
> > paying for
> > Lowe's parking.
> >
> > - Should the \$12 RMC Gray Knob hut fee be
> > perfectly feasible as a daytrip, and I was staying
> at Gray
> > Knob mainly because
> > I just like staying there, and also I didn't want
> to do all
> > the driving in one day.
> > Still though, the \$12 RMC fee can be viewed as
> more integral
> > to the trip than
> > if I had just stayed in a motel the night before
> then done
> > all the hiking & skiing
> > in one day.
> >
> > - I earned 5348 vertical with skis, yet skied only
> 1000
> > vertical.  So 5348
> > vertical was earned for skiing, although the
> skiing entailed
> > only 1000 vertical.
> > Hmm...
> >
> > I thought of many other past situations where the
> accounting can be
> > controversial, but for the moment I'll stick to
> the ones from
> > this trip.
> > (Identical TRs at tt & t4t.)

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