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post #31 of 324

On my radar, i hope to be there!

post #32 of 324
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so yeah still trying to figure out lodging deals for anyone/lift ticket deals.

 

As for guides, I have stowe covered. a couple locals. some not on this board have already stepped up to help me. I myself can take a group at MRG for sure and maybe sugarbush. Anyone want to step up to do those days with me?

 

 

post #33 of 324

On my radar too.  College student here so we will see how finances pan out but I like to consider myself a fiscally responsible college student but who knows what will come up.  Why would you go to a beach for spring break when you can go skiing?

post #34 of 324

If Magic doesn't get put on the roster I'm boycotting ;) 

post #35 of 324
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If Magic doesn't get put on the roster I'm boycotting ;) 



I am sure you guys are doing a Magic Mini this year, maybe just cross post it :)

 

I wish magic wasnt 2.5 hours from stowe.....

post #36 of 324
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

so yeah still trying to figure out lodging deals for anyone/lift ticket deals.

 

As for guides, I have stowe covered. a couple locals. some not on this board have already stepped up to help me. I myself can take a group at MRG for sure and maybe sugarbush. Anyone want to step up to do those days with me?

 

 

I can probably help out with MRG on the Monday, not certain what work looks like this far out from March, possibly can join you on Friday and Tuesday, I'll try to keep those days free. Also if your interested in the Bowl on one of the weekend days to avoid crowds we will have some decent woods going on this year, cutting new glades/paths all summer. Let me know how I can help.Just some info on prices at the Bowl last March on the 24" day the price mid week was $20 and I think we will be in that $ range again ( and hopefully snow also) midweek in March. Weekend tickets about $48

 

 

post #37 of 324

I will be there, cant wait... Since I am sort of local I can volunteer to help out a bit, if needed. I am on the southern end of Vermont

 

 

post #38 of 324

I am familiar with MRG and Smuggs, but not Stowe and Sugarbush. Glad to help out at MRG. Looking forward to skiing some of the other places I haven't gotten around to yet.

LMK

 

 

 

post #39 of 324

I'm new to the party, but this sounds like a fun event, and from what I've read (so far); y'all don't seem like a bunch of ax murderers, so...I'm in.

post #40 of 324

For cheap but decent lodging check out Stowe Cabins in the Woods b/c they are priced right and you cut off time commuting to MRG and Sugarbush but are still only 15 or so to Stowe.  My sister stayed in one last year when we were up there and it was good.

 

If you can get a few people together to crash in one of the cabins you can make it a reasonable trip.  You can cook breakfast, etc... and save money that way too for bums on a budget. 

post #41 of 324

This sounds possible, I should be able to get away for it with the busy part of ski season done....I'll keep it in mind for Old Boot and I.

post #42 of 324

This sounds like it might be a great trip.  Is this for experts only, or will there be a lot of different skill level folks there?

post #43 of 324

Gatherings are usually organized to split into groups so that everyone can have a good time.  There are plenty of opportunities to ski together, but an advanced hard charging group usually splits from an intermediate group.  A lot depends on how the guides are organized, and that is where the real work of organizing a gathering comes in.

post #44 of 324
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I'm new to the party, but this sounds like a fun event, and from what I've read (so far); y'all don't seem like a bunch of ax murderers, so...I'm in.



Oh so youve missed my posts MUHAHAHAHHA

 

post #45 of 324

Oh ya and BTW my Birthday is March 17 , which explaines why im short and green.

 

post #46 of 324

May be able to do some of these days.  we'll see.....

 

post #47 of 324

As ESA is on hiatus this year, this may be my only chance to gather with some Bears!  Sounds like a fun weekend with a couple of different venues ... which might make for a more interesting weekend.  Count me in on this one!

 

BTW, is it just me or does anyone else think that BWPA should be renamed to BWVT?

post #48 of 324

This sounds great.  I will only know at last minute if I can make for one day weekend I need to be at home Mt.   

post #49 of 324


I see the problem, I was searching under 'Bold Toot'

 

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Oh so youve missed my posts MUHAHAHAHHA

 



 

post #50 of 324
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Originally Posted by OldEasternSkier View Post

As ESA is on hiatus this year, this may be my only chance to gather with some Bears!  Sounds like a fun weekend with a couple of different venues ... which might make for a more interesting weekend.  Count me in on this one!

 

BTW, is it just me or does anyone else think that BWPA should be renamed to BWVT?



I think it should just be bushwacka

 

http://www.meatheadfilms.com/blogs/bd/2011/08/22/.DQT.Prime-Cutlets.DQT.-Episode-2%3A-Backwoods-New-England/

 

first 2 minutes are all stowe.

post #51 of 324
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I think it should just be bushwacka

 

http://www.meatheadfilms.com/blogs/bd/2011/08/22/.DQT.Prime-Cutlets.DQT.-Episode-2%3A-Backwoods-New-England/

 

first 2 minutes are all stowe.



I've got a few other "alternate" possibilities.......   devil.gif

 

 

 

post #52 of 324

What's a good spot to base oneself if traveling with a non-skiing spouse and a newborn?  Waterbury? Montpelier? Warren?  Somewhere else?

 

Just something to do during the day...a local coffee shop, a small town square, or something similiar.  But it has to be close enough that she can either walk (with a stroller) or drop off the boy and I off at Sugarbush/MRG and pick us up later. (We'd prefer to stay in a town and not at one of the resorts (Sugarbush/Stowe)).

 

Thanks,

Smarty    

post #53 of 324
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What's a good spot to base oneself if traveling with a non-skiing spouse and a newborn?  Waterbury? Montpelier? Warren?  Somewhere else?

 

Just something to do during the day...a local coffee shop, a small town square, or something similiar.  But it has to be close enough that she can either walk (with a stroller) or drop off the boy and I off at Sugarbush/MRG and pick us up later. (We'd prefer to stay in a town and not at one of the resorts (Sugarbush/Stowe)).

 

Thanks,

Smarty    



Waterbury and Stowe would have the best options for you IMO waterbury is pretty centrally located to everything in fact I would imagine we are going to spend some time at the rebuilt Alchemist once it opens. Burlington is also closest to waterbury.

 

 

post #54 of 324
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Originally Posted by Smartyiak View Post

What's a good spot to base oneself if traveling with a non-skiing spouse and a newborn?  Waterbury? Montpelier? Warren?  Somewhere else?

 

Just something to do during the day...a local coffee shop, a small town square, or something similiar.  But it has to be close enough that she can either walk (with a stroller) or drop off the boy and I off at Sugarbush/MRG and pick us up later. (We'd prefer to stay in a town and not at one of the resorts (Sugarbush/Stowe)).

 

I'd agree with Bushwacker on Stowe but you want to make sure you are in Stowe village if you want to walk as opposed to drive. It is quite a nice little town with a fair number of interesting things to do. Waterbury seems to have a lot less in the town but there are lots of shops to drive to in Warren, Waitsfield and Stowe. When we go to that area and are going to multiple mountains, we often stay in Burlington which has tons to do and is just an hour away from any of the mountains on the agenda. However, wherever you stay, if the Alchemist is open, I give it my strongest recommendations as being worth a visit.
 

 

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post #56 of 324



 

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Originally Posted by otnavuskire View Post

Sadly the Alchemist will not be open.

 

http://7d.blogs.com/blurt/2011/11/the-alchemist-pub-brewery-will-not-reopen.html



 That is truly said.  I absolutely loved that place as did may others. 

post #57 of 324

Those going should consider joining the Onondaga Ski Club (Syracuse, NY). You do not have to live in the Syracuse area to become a member. They have a number of discount lift tickets including a 30% discount on the 3 Day Ski Vermont Pass for $125. It costs $25 to join the club and they have a ski house by Sugarbush where members can stay for $22/night dorm room, $44/night private room  - 2 people.

 

Check them out: http://www.onondagaskiclub.org/members/onondagaskiclub

 

 

Ski Vermont Pass (3 day-$125, 5day-$200)

 

Your 2011-2012 SKI VERMONT 3 PASS will entitle you to three one-day lift tickets (one each at any three of the participating Vermont resorts), or three one-day learn-to-ski or snowboard packages for beginners (including limited lift ticket, lesson and rental equipment package) at participating resorts FOR JUST $125, including tax.  THAT’S A SAVINGS OF UP TO 30% PER DAY!
 
With your 2011-2012 SKI VERMONT 3 PASS, you can ski or ride one day* at each of three participating Vermont resorts – any day, midweek or weekend EXCEPT during specified holiday periods (which vary by individual resort, but generally include the week between Christmas and New Year’s, the Martin Luther King Jr. long weekend and President’s week in February.)  It’s very simple – we want you to celebrate winter by skiing and riding in Vermont this season!

 

Participating Vermont Resorts

Bolton Valley Killington Mount Snow Stowe

Bromley Mad River Glen Okemo Stratton

Burke Magic Mountain Pico Mountain Sugarbush

Jay Peak Middlebury Snow Bowl Smugglers’ Notch Suicide Six

 

 

2011-2012 One Day Ticket Prices

 

Resort Inventory OSC Members Weekends(1) Holiday(1) Mid-Week(1)
Bromley  Special Order  $51  $65  $69  $49
 Gore Mtn  In Stock  $56  $75  $79  $68
 Jay Peak  Special Order  $56  $75  $75  $75
 Killington  In Stock  $61  $86  $86  $79
 Mt Snow  Special Order  $61  $83  $83  $75
 Okemo  Special Order  $67  $84  $84  $77
 Pico  Special Order  $42  $62  $65  $49
 Stowe   In Stock  $62  $92  $92  $88
 Stratton  Special Order  $58  ?  ?  ?
 Sugarbush   In Stock  $63  ?  ?  ?
 Whiteface  Special Order  $59  $79  $84  $79

 

post #58 of 324

 

Ok. Radar, and we're close.  This would be something not to miss.  At least a day we can do.

post #59 of 324

3 & 5 day Ski Vermont passes were sold out awhile ago so don't expect to be able to purchase them. They're offered by the Vermont Ski Area Assoc. not through any club.It still might be worthwhile to join a club. Stowe is having what they call ski club appreciation days 3/14-3/17 which falls within the time frame of this get together. One day ticket $43, 2 day $64, 3 day $96 & 4 day $120. Also last year they sold $39 tickets 3/17 to everyone for St. Pats, don't know if they plan the same this year but the ski club appreciation days are already on the calender with the above posted prices. Area lodges at Stowe also offer discount lodging during the ski club days, check with them for details. Last year my friend stayed at the Trapp Family Lodge, payed for 2 nights & the 3rd night was free. MRG also had discount tickets last year for St. Pat's. Those bulk ticket prices being offered by Onadaga ski club are a little on the high side. I can get cheaper tickets through my ski club but they have to ordered well in advance. We already placed the order for this season, sorry. I don't have the price list in front of me but for example I know the bulk ticket rate for Killington was $50 whereas Onadaga's price is $61. Just giving you some ideas.


Edited by steamboat1 - 11/21/11 at 3:30pm
post #60 of 324

For  those  looking for a bargain, on Jan 31, MRG is celebrating their anniversary with $3.50 lift tickets smile.gif  Yes I typed that right.

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