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

--- "Haskell, Patrick" <[log in to unmask]>
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
> advertising.
> Clearly, economist <> accountant.  
> 
> BTW, you left this out: 
> http://picasaweb.google.com/jshefftz/AdamsNH07,
> 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 
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Jonathan S. Shefftz
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 10:03 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > 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 
> > <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > 
> > >On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 09:51:59 -0400, Roger Klinger
> > ><[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > >>So how come noone ever talks about skiing Mt
> Adams?
> > >
> > >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 
> > around Mt Adams 
> > 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
> included?  Skiing Adams is 
> > 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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