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A confession - I'm going to Jackson

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Yes Tahoe, I am seeing another ski resort.  I'll come clean - no stories about working late at the office or suddenly sick relatives.  I know it's no excuse, but she was showing all that snow!

 

Seriously, as much as I enjoy meeting more Epicskiers, I couldn't see using up my skiing budget (for time and money) for a trip that was just about the people.  I need skiing to go with my ski buddies too.

 

I was looking into re-banking my frequent flyer miles when I realized I could redirect for the same change fee.  I'll be skiing at Jackson Hole Tues Feb 28 to Sun Mar 4.  Since I don't need a car at JH, I made an impulsive decision to do a Steep&Deep camp.  (I am a better skier than I was when I diid a camp 5 years ago, but since it was an impulse purchase,  I had no get-in-shape campaign in preparation.  Should be interesting.)

 

If anyone wants to get together for a beer or a few runs on my free days (Tues & Sunday), drop me a message.

post #2 of 7

You realize you missed a 2-3' dump today at Tahoe, right? (and another one tomorrow)

 

I do have the real excuse of being stuck at the office. So to compensate, I looked at the Gathering thread... Lame, I know.  in

 

Wish I were at Tahoe, had work not intrude.

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a trip that was just about the people.  

 

 


Okay, first of all I'll say that I don't fault your decision at all.  Most likely the conditions in Jackson are better than those in Tahoe.  Second of all I'll say that it was wonderful to ski and apres with dedicated Bears today.  Third, I'll say that the skiing was a long, long way from bad today (and yesterday).  Fourth, I'll say that in my view the above quote is way, way, way off base.  These are very cool mountains, they're at least partially covered with snow and it is very much about the skills of skiing as well as the social aspect of skiing with Bears.  I absolutely celebrate this site and the options in skiing that it has opened up for me.  The Gatherings are a wonderful thing for me.  This year I kinda feel like I'm giving back and reaping the rewards at the same time.

 

On Saturday I drove away from some seriously good snow in Steamboat to join the gathering Bears in Tahoe.  I could easily be at my very fave resort which is skiing really well right now and looking to get much better.  I'm sure JH is a very good place to be this week.  So is Tahoeicon14.gif

 

 

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my decision was made out of frustration with the weaather.  If this current storm had fizzzled the way it looked like it was going to, there would have been very little of the "real Tahoe" to ski.

 

I too have had good times skiing with Bears -- you and April and about fifty others at the gathering three years ago -- Dirk and his European crew with a mini-gathering's worth of Utah locals two years ago -- Dirk again with Phil and Tricia last year in Tahoe.

 

So I didn't give up skiing with Bears lightly.  Do I have some regrets?  Sure.  But I'm still planning to enjoy this week here.  (And the Hostel is a cool place.  I spent the eveining hanging out in the tuning area / rec room, and met some characters.)

 

So have a fantastic gathering.  I hope you get even more snow.

post #5 of 7

All I will say is this - you never have to apologize for going to Jackson.

post #6 of 7

That's the truth!  Steep & Deep camps are great...  I'll look for MDF apre-ski.
 

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All I will say is this - you never have to apologize for going to Jackson.



 

post #7 of 7

We'll miss you while we'll slaying the powder......have fun though, and don't feel guilty about leaving all this snow to us.  biggrin.gif

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