Now that the lifts have stopped turning, I guess it's a good time to post to our shiny-new Squaw Valley group. At this point, we have the distinction of being the largest social group on EpicSki.
I envision this group to be a useful place for people to discuss Squaw Valley news, conditions, lines, logistics, patrol, lessons, teams, trip reports, gossip, etc. It should be a good place for meeting new people and coordinating trips. It's also a fine place for discussing local real estate, politics, and personalities, not to mention restaurants, bars and stores.
Anyway, it's pretty clear that to be useful, we need more people. So, please send a PM to all the Squaw fans that you know and ask them to join the group. No official invitation is required. Just send folks to www.epicski.com/groups/
As the social groups feature is new, I'm curious to see how it plays out. Assuming we can get a critical mass, this group can serve as a place for us to banter without distracting all the other EpicSki users. That said, it's a bit of a double-edged sword. Often the wide distribution of posts allows "outsiders" to learn and participate in positive ways. And, frankly, so many people at Epic are at least minimally interested in Squaw, that many posts that are appropriate here can instead be posted to the main forums.
Where do we go from here? How shall we use this group? Let's see where this experiment takes us...