Originally Posted by LiveJazz
Has anyone ever actually met another Bear randomly, and discovered it through conversation, rather than going to a meet-up and arranging it beforehand?
Seems like it would be pretty hard to do, without some identifying mark (the stickers would be great!).
Roundturns was a little late to his first time attending one of the days of the Let's go Colorado series and he recognized me (my jacket) and ended up introducing himself and skiing with us the rest of the day.
Last season a few of us were waiting for the bus in the parking lot at Breckenridge and somebody mentioned EpicSki. At that point we all met King Grump. (who later in the week bought a bunch of steaks for us !)
Originally Posted by bumpfreaq
I was in the lift line at ABasin, my tiny little bump skis looking a bit out of place, as usual.
Not sure if I ever told you or not, but Cube and I passed you in Denver before we met you the next day at one of the LGC events. Couldn't miss the Michigan plate on the car - Freaq is it ?
By far the best fun I had meeting (sort of) a Bear was on the lift at Breck, I had a conversation with a nice guy who was at the area for the first time and wanted to get to the fun terrain. I asked his level (had I only known in advance) and then pointed to all the cool stuff when he said he thought he could easily ski anything here. A little later we found we had some mutual friends in the ski industry. He asked if Breck was my home mtn, and I responded of course ....yes....and I was known here as Uncle Louie. (no recognition from him) Then he told me his name was Dan Egan. I thought I'd have a little fun with him (we were lifting the bar to get off). I said have fun and skied off with SugarCube. I PM'd him that night that next time he was in Breck we should make some turns. We had a humorous exchange of PM's and should he ever make it back, we got a few runs to make.
Yep.....Bears meet by chance sometimes.