ML Poll: Best Thing About Skiing in the 80′s?

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What was the best thing about skiing in the 1980s?

  • Cheaper lift tickets (34%, 11 Votes)
  • 'Hot Dog' the movie (28%, 9 Votes)
  • Rear entry (28%, 9 Votes)
  • Hot tub promiscuity (10%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 32

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  1. shane carmichael says:

    Skinny skis.

  2. Hot Dog the Movie? Hell yeah.

  3. c_M says:

    hot tub promiscuity… the only one that has withstood the test of time

  4. Ray Mason says:

    Hiking up Whistler peak before there was a chair

  5. Cory Krestanowich says:

    Hot tubs for sure!!

  6. Ned Morgan says:

    Hot Dog’s Canadian-born star Shannon Tweed, hands down.

  7. I was 6 years old in 1989, and kids 5 and under were free…. my first white lie was telling the ticket lady that I was “of age” for a free pass. So my choice has to be cheaper (free) lift tickets.

  8. Sam McRae says:

    Tight one-piece suits.

  9. R J says:

    Hot Dog the movie! You can ski on this side, you can ski on that side, but STAY OUT OF ZE MIDDLE!
    Kick Ass Blaster!

  10. mark gribbon says:

    Rear entry for sure, no brainer really.

  11. ace says:

    lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng skis

  12. Double Daffys. Thats the best part of skiing ever, no matter what era.

  13. Jeff Slack says:

    The only decade I actually skied in! I’m with Peter, double daffies were the pinnacle of my ski career.

  14. Pierre says:

    My first ever holiday was skiing (in the 80′s)! Skiing changed my life ….and my bank balance….and the ratio of girls:boys…..and sense of fashion…..wish rear entry boots would come back………..all reverse camber skiers should be made to ski straight skinny skis and forced to ski moguls off the Peak!!