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post #211 of 324
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Originally Posted by mx22 View Post

So should I rent skis at the mountain (do they even rent skis out?) or bring my own? I don't really fancy the idea of damaging skis that I skied on only once before.

 

I'm off to airport in a few, not sure if I'll be able to find connection to the Internet later - I'll be in blue pants/helmet and orange jacket.



I think if you want them to stay undamaged you could keep them that way. with that said no older skis?

 

 

 

 

post #212 of 324

Either you will start this Gathering with rock skis or you will end it with them. Don't worry about destroying your skis....I will be glad to sell you another pair, just another reason that you needed new skis anyway. 

post #213 of 324
Well airline mishandled my skis, not sure when I will get them back... So tomorrow will be a ski rental day for me no matter what.
post #214 of 324
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Originally Posted by mx22 View Post

Well airline mishandled my skis, not sure when I will get them back... So tomorrow will be a ski rental day for me no matter what.


lol reason never to fly to go skiing :)

post #215 of 324

looking forward to a day of slush bumps and Creative skiing. Skiing is not fun untill you get to use all of your skills/tactics to piece together a puzzle of run.

post #216 of 324

Have to stop at the post office on the way out of BTV, so I may be a few minutes late.  Black pants, gray jacket, blue helmet, yellow gloves, green boots.  Answers to Eddie.  Not the most coordinated outfut, but it gets the job done.

post #217 of 324

So I've finally worked out coming: planning to join you all saturday and sunday (blue helmet, probably yellow pants).  Is saturday at Jay still on?--I don't see a meeting time update.  My girlfriend will probably join for one of the days if there is an intermediate/advanced group.

 

Josh, it is true the trees are really gone at Stowe?  That's disapointing, getting some tree beta was one thing I hoped to get out of the trip.  How is the topcountry?  Anyway, if slushbumps is what it is, then slushbumps is what it is.  That's never a bad way to end the season.

 

Hope youare all having a great time at Mad River!

 

post #218 of 324

I was surprised when I looked at the weather in the East.  You guys going to do some pond skimming?

post #219 of 324
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post

I was surprised when I looked at the weather in the East.  You guys going to do some pond skimming?



I heard they're having an O'Brien Demo Event

 

<RIM SHOT!>

 

Appalachian is still open.  I was toying with the idea of one more day with the kid Saturday.   However, the knucklehead almost got suspended from school yesterday so I've abandoned that idea.  Temps in the 70s and possibility of rain have also dissuaded me from driving 3 hours solo for one last splash. 

 

As for crowds and the gathering, St Pat;s Day spring ski parties are a total blast.  It doesn't really matter if you're schlepping it back to the lift corral from the bottom of the hill.  Drink up and have fun!

 

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as long as you're not driving that is..

post #220 of 324
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Originally Posted by cometjo View Post

 

Josh, it is true the trees are really gone at Stowe? 

 



I skied some today. They weren't bad. They could use a little more traffic, so you are going to want big skis.

post #221 of 324

Have fun in the slush, everyone!  Not working out for me this weekend.  frown.gif

post #222 of 324

Beautiful day at Mad River today.  Lots of bare spots but the skiing was excellent in my opinion.  The mountain crushed me today.  I really struggled especially in the morning.  Some how lunch seemed to help.  I got 6 runs today and it felt like twenty.  Still, had a blast.

 

It was great to meet everyone.  Hope to  get back up for Saturday.

 

bz 

post #223 of 324

After coming back over the gap from dinner with josh, crank, and  Kevin F, I looked up at Sugarbush north and the trails were so white and clean looking , not what you would say about looking at MRG but the skiing was fantastic. Good group of people including the above, Paul Jones, Slow Eddie ( just his handle he is not slow), chrisandy and Heidi. Everybody challenged themselves very well and no injuries, Andy we will still work on breaking those skis for your son Chris at Stowe tomorrow , what a great kid to ski with. I think a bunch of you on the forum would cringe if you saw this person Alexi who joined up with us on his look to be new Kastle LX 82 and what he did making turns coming down lower antelope. Alexi and his friend Justin were real troopers they went down some real nasty stuff, promise to find them a bit better stuff at Stowe. Get a good breakfast everyone so we can hit Stowe hard Friday., David

post #224 of 324
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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post

Beautiful day at Mad River today.  Lots of bare spots but the skiing was excellent in my opinion.  The mountain crushed me today.  I really struggled especially in the morning.  Some how lunch seemed to help.  I got 6 runs today and it felt like twenty.  Still, had a blast.

 

It was great to meet everyone.  Hope to  get back up for Saturday.

 

bz 



worthless.gif..of your bases!

post #225 of 324
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Originally Posted by Snowbowler View Post

...I think a bunch of you on the forum would cringe if you saw this person Alexi who joined up with us on his look to be new Kastle LX 82 and what he did making turns coming down lower antelope. Alexi and his friend Justin were real troopers they went down some real nasty stuff, promise to find them a bit better stuff at Stowe.....



Alexi = mx22, methinks.  Pretty sure those Kastles were rentals.  It's a good thing the airline lost his skis (and found them again) - would've been a shame to have put the DPSs through the thrashing those LX82s got.

post #226 of 324
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Originally Posted by Slow Eddie View Post



Alexi = mx22, methinks.  Pretty sure those Kastles were rentals.  It's a good thing the airline lost his skis (and found them again) - would've been a shame to have put the DPSs through the thrashing those LX82s got.


So what you are saying is I should just go ahead and charge his card for the cost of the ski?

 

post #227 of 324
Yep, Alexei is me:) I'd like to say big thanks to Mike (aka Whiteroom) for opening his store early in the morning so I can get the rentals. DPSs are safe home though, JetBlue misplaced my pair of LX82s and I had to cut my skiing short to go back to hotel to pick them up. Great meeting you all guys today and great skiing. It was actually my first day skiing any kind of bumps and I felt pretty much done after the first run, so maybe it is for the best that we had to cut the day short. And HUGE thanks to Eddie and David for sticking with Justin and me and guiding us down, really appreciated.
post #228 of 324
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post


So what you are saying is I should just go ahead and charge his card for the cost of the ski?

 



Um, uh, er....

 

Move along.  Nothing to see here.

 

I think he actually came through it pretty well given the brown-to-white ratio of what we were skiing lower down on the mountain.  Rather than ski over the dirt and rocks, he went out of his way to keep the bases on the white stuff.  Paid the price a few times, got in the backseat and ended up testing the waterproofness of his pants, but once we got over to some mellower pitches, they were fine.

post #229 of 324
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Originally Posted by mx22 View Post

Yep, Alexei is me:) I'd like to say big thanks to Mike (aka Whiteroom) for opening his store early in the morning so I can get the rentals. DPSs are safe home though, JetBlue misplaced my pair of LX82s and I had to cut my skiing short to go back to hotel to pick them up. Great meeting you all guys today and great skiing. It was actually my first day skiing any kind of bumps and I felt pretty much done after the first run, so maybe it is for the best that we had to cut the day short. And HUGE thanks to Eddie and David for sticking with Justin and me and guiding us down, really appreciated.


No worries.  Popping your bump cherry at MRG in the springtime is truly an EpicSki.

 

Tomorrow will bring a lot more opportunities to avoid the bumps.  Just get to the hill early before the groomers turn into bump runs :-)

post #230 of 324
Mike, I think I'm stuck for the rest of the life buying new skis from you anyhow lol.
post #231 of 324

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post #232 of 324

I was hoping we'd need snorkels, but this is ridiculous.

post #233 of 324

 Andy we will still work on breaking those skis for your son Chris at Stowe tomorrow .... quoted by snowbowler.

 

who's  andy?  chris is steve's son......  ill reintroduce myself today.....lol  

 

chris,(little ripper) had a blast skiing with dave ( snobowler), mark ( crank)  eddie( sloweddie) buzz (paul jones) and the indomitable josh ( formerly known as bwpa)

 

we were going to skip stowe today for jay, however, the gang was great, so we will be at stowe today. just not with the earlybirds..

 

 

 

post #234 of 324

Lets get skiing at Stowe!!! :D

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post #235 of 324

Get the bumps, Chris!  Good skiing with you yesterday.  You got better with every run.

post #236 of 324
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Originally Posted by littleripper View Post

Lets get skiing at Stowe!!! :D

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I'm not surprised that you're having fun with this gang.  

May not be the powder days you had at the Tahoe Gathering, but spring skiing with this gang is soooo much fun!  


 

 

post #237 of 324
Are we meeting today for dinner today?
post #238 of 324

Meeting at a place called Crop Bistro And Brewery at 6:30 for dinner.  See you there... it's on Mountain Road.

 

Tomorrow.  We are staying at Stowe.  The Jay portion of this trip has been postponed until the pow flies next winter!  Given the conditions, Stowe should have a better variety of skiing.

 

Today was fun and wet.  We had a good group and skied from the Quad to the Gondola and then hit Spruce Peak after lunch...we were all thoroughly soaked!

 

Tomorrow morning's meet up is at the Forerunner Quad at 9.  Will do laps on that chair until at least 10.

 

 

post #239 of 324
Thanks Mark!
post #240 of 324
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Originally Posted by crank View Post

Meeting at a place called Crop Bistro And Brewery at 6:30 for dinner.  See you there... it's on Mountain Road.

 

Tomorrow.  We are staying at Stowe.  The Jay portion of this trip has been postponed until the pow flies next winter!  Given the conditions, Stowe should have a better variety of skiing.

 

Today was fun and wet.  We had a good group and skied from the Quad to the Gondola and then hit Spruce Peak after lunch...we were all thoroughly soaked!

 

Tomorrow morning's meet up is at the Forerunner Quad at 9.  Will do laps on that chair until at least 10.

 

 


x2 

 

I am going to try to wash the ink outta of my hands although I think its more than temporary at this point.

 

see you guys at The Crop

 

BTW this is are official theme song for this weekend.

 

We got nothing to worry about :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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