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post #511 of 667

I'm officially in.  Doing the driving thing this time so that the quiver doesn't get lonely... wink.gif

post #512 of 667
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I'm officially in.  Doing the driving thing this time so that the quiver doesn't get lonely... wink.gif

 

 

Nice to hear and may you only need the widest ski in your quivercool.gif

post #513 of 667
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So... I was previously unable to make it to the gathering due to a family commitment, but it looks like my schedule might be changing.  Can someone enlighten me as to the cheapest lodging options available outside of staying in an automobile?

bucks t4 would be about $155 I guess including lift tickets to big sky if you stay alone. might be the best deal for singles...
post #514 of 667

Sorry to say to all ( and trust me this didn't happen lightly ) LS and I will not be making Montana for the gathering. I at the same time can go to Whistler with free accommodation a short walk to the Blackcomb gondola, Free airfare into Vancouver and a free car rental for the week. Also Lisa's brother who cant get into the USA easily ,will be in Whistler at the same time.

This all is fantastic and I know we will have a great time and the only thing missing will be all the Bears that we have become so fond of over the last few years. I if It wasn't so selfish would ask you all to come a little further north but as it would  cost you all way more I cant do that.

Really Really sorry we wont be in Montana and I hope Zig doesn't put a curse on us!!

 

Will try and hook up when we can as we always do

 

Old Boot

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Originally Posted by Old Boot View Post

Sorry to say to all ( and trust me this didn't happen lightly ) LS and I will not be making Montana for the gathering. I at the same time can go to Whistler with free accommodation a short walk to the Blackcomb gondola, Free airfare into Vancouver and a free car rental for the week. Also Lisa's brother who cant get into the USA easily ,will be in Whistler at the same time.

This all is fantastic and I know we will have a great time and the only thing missing will be all the Bears that we have become so fond of over the last few years. I if It wasn't so selfish would ask you all to come a little further north but as it would  cost you all way more I cant do that.

Really Really sorry we wont be in Montana and I hope Zig doesn't put a curse on us!!

 

Will try and hook up when we can as we always do

 

Old Boot

Those are things that happen in life! I'm still trying to find my way to the gathering myself! Hope you have fund in Whistler...

 

and btw, don't you get that "free" thing going on in Montana too? biggrin.gif I bet there are lots of bears that would take it!

post #516 of 667

Buck's is a great place to stay if you have a car. We should organize an outing to do dinner at Buck's or the Corral or both. The Cabin Bar & Grill is a good place to eat up at the mountain; The First Place pub at Meadow Village gets good reviews. The Moonlight Basin Lodge deli is "the" place for lunch. 

 

There are a limited number of good restaurants at Big Sky, so at least we won't be confused by all the choices! 


Edited by nolo - 2/25/13 at 1:04pm
post #517 of 667
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Buck's is a great place to stay if you have a car. We should organize an outing to do dinner at Buck's or the Corral or both. The Cabin Bar & Grill is a good place to eat up at the mountain; The First Place pub at Meadow Village gets good reviews. The Moonlight Basin Lodge deli is "the" place for lunch. 

 

There are a limited number of good restaurants at Big Sky, so at least we won't be confused by all the choices! 

Chance had me riding a chair with someone who gave Buck's T4 a big, big recommendation for dinner. Sounds like a plan to do a group dinner there. Short walk for Garyskier and I as we are staying there.

post #518 of 667
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Chance had me riding a chair with someone who gave Buck's T4 a big, big recommendation for dinner. Sounds like a plan to do a group dinner there. Short walk for Garyskier and I as we are staying there.

I too, had tentatively booked at Bucks. 

 

Short of finding a female share, Bucks works out to be a pretty significant saving, albeit with the penalty of not being slopeside. 

 

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Buck's is a great place to stay if you have a car.

 

I'm told the shuttle bus stop is right out the front door...

 

Is a car neccessary? 

post #519 of 667
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I too, had tentatively booked at Bucks. 

 

Short of finding a female share, Bucks works out to be a pretty significant saving, albeit with the penalty of not being slopeside. 

 

 

I'm told the shuttle bus stop is right out the front door...

 

Is a car neccessary? 

Although I'm not going now, I was told that there is a ski shuttle to near by resorts when I booked.

http://calhotels.us/hotel.php/206898-bucks-t-4-lodge-gallatin-gateway-montana/

 

And Trip advisor reviews

 

http://calhotels.us/reviews.php/206898-bucks-t-4-lodge-gallatin-gateway-montana/

post #520 of 667

The Gallatin Gateway Lodge has since closed, unfortunately. 

 

at_nyc, I guess you don't need a car if there's a shuttle. Sorry for the misdirection. 

post #521 of 667

PM sent.

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I too, had tentatively booked at Bucks. 

 

Short of finding a female share, Bucks works out to be a pretty significant saving, albeit with the penalty of not being slopeside. 

 

post #522 of 667
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Buck's is a great place to stay if you have a car. 

 

Buck's location is why it is the only quality upper-end restaurant that's managed to survive the 12+ years I've lived here. It is located on the main route to Yellowstone and also an ideal location for hunters and fly fishermen. Unlike most businesses in the Big Sky area, it is busier in the summer than winter. Besides being a great place to eat things like venison, elk, game birds, etc. it also has the best wine selection in Montana. 

post #523 of 667

Thought I wasn't going to be able to make it work, but now I'm officially in.


Edited by JayT - 2/27/13 at 10:42am
post #524 of 667
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Thought I wasn't going to be able to make it work, but now I'm officially in.

 

 

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Of course that means Tahoe will get a 5' dump beginning the day you leave for MT (joke)

post #525 of 667
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Of course that means Tahoe will get a 5' dump beginning the day you leave for MT (joke)

 

Oh, I pretty much guarantee that will happen.  The long term weather forecasts appear to be setting up that way.  I've come to terms with the idea that seeing some new places will outweigh any missed powder days.  Hopefully we'll get a few before March 24th, though.

post #526 of 667
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

Buck's is a great place to stay if you have a car. We should organize an outing to do dinner at Buck's or the Corral or both. The Cabin Bar & Grill is a good place to eat up at the mountain; The First Place pub at Meadow Village gets good reviews. The Moonlight Basin Lodge deli is "the" place for lunch. 

 

There are a limited number of good restaurants at Big Sky, so at least we won't be confused by all the choices! 

I agree The Cabin may be the best at the base area. Moonlight Deli declined significantly after Moonlight took it over two years ago. Moonlight Bar is great at lunch.

 

In our opionion Olive 'B's is the best food in the Meadow and maybe the whole area but it costs more than some may want to spend. Lone Mtn Ranch may have two or three of the best dishes available in Big Sky plus a beautiful room and bluegrass in the bar. Choppers menu has been reduced to bar food this year.

post #527 of 667
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Originally Posted by marznc View Post

I did a personal demo day on skis from Lone Mountain Sports last Feb.  Great selection in my length, which is relatively short since I'm a petite woman.  The staff were all very helpful.  More or less ski in/out off a blue run on Andesite Mtn.

My picks are Lone Mtn Sports on the Mountain and Gallatin Alpine Sports in the Meadow village. Both owners and staffs are quality folks.

post #528 of 667

My schedule is flying into Bozeman on the 23rd and flying home on the 30th.  I can do the airport shuttle to get to the LaQuinta and take the Bozeman -> Bridger bus on Monday.

 

Anybody available to give me a ride from Bridger up to Big Sky Monday evening and/or from Big Sky back to Bozeman airport on Sunday?

post #529 of 667
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My schedule is flying into Bozeman on the 23rd and flying home on the 30th.  I can do the airport shuttle to get to the LaQuinta and take the Bozeman -> Bridger bus on Monday.

 

Anybody available to give me a ride from Bridger up to Big Sky Monday evening and/or from Big Sky back to Bozeman airport on Sunday?

I'm travelling and staying in a truck camper and will be driving after skiing Monday at Bridger to Big Sky and park overnight somewhere at Big Sky Monday night. I should be able to make room for you and ski equipment. I plan on skiing Big Sky on Sat. and Sunday March 30, 31.

 

1991 Dodge pick up truck, red with a white stripe on the side, white pop-up camper with an EpicSki sticker on the rear door.

post #530 of 667

FYI, we need three more for Bridger on Monday to make a lift ticket deal, and we need to get those people by midnight tonight. The retail price is $49 and the group rate is $42, so this isn't a big deal, except that I would have to do refunds to the 17 who have ordered tickets. 

 

It looks like we're doing refunds for the Moonlight Basin day. That's going to hurt a little more as the retail price is $66 and our group price is $51. However, deals can be had -- check out this page: http://www.moonlightbasin.com/the-mountain/lift-tickets/deals/

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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

FYI, we need three more for Bridger on Monday to make a lift ticket deal, and we need to get those people by midnight tonight. The retail price is $49 and the group rate is $42, so this isn't a big deal, except that I would have to do refunds to the 17 who have ordered tickets. 

 

It looks like we're doing refunds for the Moonlight Basin day. That's going to hurt a little more as the retail price is $66 and our group price is $51. However, deals can be had -- check out this page: http://www.moonlightbasin.com/the-mountain/lift-tickets/deals/

If you guys miss the Moonlight Basin deal try liftopia, current price for Wed 03/27 is $48.99, I believe there might might a small fee over this price but for sure it's going to be cheaper than $66, probably you won't pay much more than the $51 deal if not less than that.

post #532 of 667

If you haven't seen this yet it's worth checking out: 3D Ski Map of Big Sky

post #533 of 667

I can hardly wait to ski Stump Farm!yahoo.gif

post #534 of 667

Margaritamarcia and I are already having so much fun at this event that we have extended our trip -- we will be flying from Bozeman to Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 30 and will be spending a couple of days at Alta, in case anyone is planning a side trip after the gathering.  I am guessing that our daughter will need some toiletries by then anyway...

post #535 of 667

I'm driving to SLC on March 29 and will be at Alta Lodge March 29-April 7 for our annual late season stay with friends.  My ski buddies at the Gathering are getting to Alta Lodge on March 30.  My 12yo daughter will meet me at Alta Lodge.  Our friends with kids her age will already be there.

 

Where are you staying?  

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Originally Posted by bbinder View Post

Margaritamarcia and I are already having so much fun at this event that we have extended our trip -- we will be flying from Bozeman to Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 30 and will be spending a couple of days at Alta, in case anyone is planning a side trip after the gathering.  I am guessing that our daughter will need some toiletries by then anyway...

post #536 of 667

We'll be staying at the Goldminer's Daughter Lodge, so, right next door.

post #537 of 667

Great!  We can talk more about Alta when we meet in MT.

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We'll be staying at the Goldminer's Daughter Lodge, so, right next door.

post #538 of 667

Will do.

post #539 of 667

Btw, in case the news hasn't made it across all the threads: If you ordered tickets for Moonlight Basin and Bridger Bowl, no worries. We have our ticket deal. 

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Btw, in case the news hasn't made it across all the threads: If you ordered tickets for Moonlight Basin and Bridger Bowl, no worries. We have our ticket deal. 

Glad it worked out!

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