Any skiers here?

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    Question Any skiers here?

    I got into downhill skiing last year and I loved it. Got all my own equipment now and am anxiously awaiting the first big snow so I can bust out my shiny new sticks. Buuuuuut...I have been thinking about how to carry while doing so, and I'm not coming up with any ideas that seem too great about how to do so. I'm not too worried about someone shooting up a ski resort, but as everyone knows...crime/assaults can happen anywhere.

    Does anyone carry while they ski? How do you pull it off? Only thing I could come up with is pocket carry, but when I'm skiing I have bulky gloves and all my pockets are zipped closed so I don't lose anything out of them when I fall (I do fall). As for IWB/OWB, I usually just wear a pair of longjohns or sweatpants under my snowpants. Anything else is too bulky and annoying. I'd love to hear if anyone knows any ideas on how to pull this off.
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    Can you reasonably get to something IWB in your jacket? I know when I hunt, I've got too much on to get a gun out from my waistband.

    I'd imagine your jacket has a pocket big enough for a 1911 or at least a J-frame. Stick it in there and zip it up.
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    Yeah, I figure I'm stuck pocket carrying based on what I wear. I've become very enamored with the Kahr PM9 based on all the great reviews here and on other sites, but I haven't been able to get one in my hand. None of the ranges around here offer one to rent and I haven't found a shop here with one in stock that I could hold. Anyone with a PM9 around the Akron area that would want to let me borrow it for a range trip? Ammo's on me!
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    Just don't take your coat off in the challet
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    James Bond carried shoulder rig whenever he skied.

    I'd just try to carry somewhere you're not going to fall on a lot. I carry right hip when I snowboard. Usually IWB even though I could get away with OWB...just don't want to risk losing it at all and I feel more secure with it IWB.
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    might have to get a fanny pack
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    ....possibly a radio chest pack like the ski patrol guys wear? they might fit a pistol in somwhere and you wouldn't look out of place? it might work?
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    I would say pocket carry would be your best bet to insure you don't lose it, if you take tumble and also to avoid having it get you tangled up in the chair lift. I have a back pack do that once I can see the grip on an iwb gun on your hip possibly getting wedged in the back rest of the chair lift under your clothing. Doubt you'll need quick access on the slope, but in the parking lot ,that could another story.

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    I guess I wouldnt expect to need my firearm while skiing. Do you really think you'll need it swishing down a hill at 30 mph?


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    Gave up skiing years ago...moved to FL 8 years ago and now bought a new truck and just plow snow...

    If I were still on the 'slopes'? Yes, I would still carry...most definitely!
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    Can you guys bring in your gun if they serve alcohol ?

    AZ you can't

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    I've heard some ski resorts don'l allow concealed carry. so if you fall and nock yourself out. they might not be happy when they are checking for broken bones and find a firearm on you.. just a thought... I still carry though, because my friend was robbed in the parking lot and beat up real bad.
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    Snowplow Johnny Here.

    Primary is inaccessable under all the crap I wear, so's the BUG.
    My "other" BUG goes in my Jacket Pocket just for the Parking Lot. I figure I can ski to cover if I need my primary on the slopes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mi2az View Post
    Can you guys bring in your gun if they serve alcohol ?

    AZ you can't
    Several states allow carrying in restaurants or other places where alcohol is served as long as at least half of their revenue comes from non-alcohol sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mi2az View Post
    Can you guys bring in your gun if they serve alcohol ?

    AZ you can't

    The one I usually go to the alcohol is served in a separate closed off place from where you walk through and put your gear in the lockers. You have to go up some stairs and through some double doors, so I figure it's pretty safe for the rest of the area. The big resort I like to go to is in PA though and I don't have my non-resident there yet, so no carry in PA for me for awhile. I'm going to Florida in two weeks to visit my grandfather, I figure I'll stop by the local sheriff's office and pick up my non-resident app for there while I'm at it.
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