That's right folks, 2012 is the 6th year that a bunch of Bears have gathered at Arapahoe Basin for Mother's day weekend.
It all started here A-Basin on an Impulse which was not well attended by EpicSki Bears, but it was a great start to a fantastic tradition.
Each year we seem to get more and more Bears to gather with us, and each year the contagious vibe brings everyone back.
TR: Arapahoe Basin - Epic RoundUp - May 7-10th (I will say Tog made me change the title of this one because he thought mothers day made it sound too....girlie)
This year was no different........well, that's not entirely true. The news that Arapahoe Basin suffered from lack of snow this past season and they'd be closing the weekend before Mothers Day, meant we'd need to rethink the usual adventure. With many of the attendees flying in, an EpicSki Ski House rented, and friends who were looking forward to getting together, canceling was not an option.
So we met, we biked, we ate, we hiked, we ate, we drank, we hot tubbed, we ate, and it was a great time.
Let it be said, a bunch of Bears who plan on a skiing get together, can have a great time, even if skiing conditions are less than adequate.
Fairtomiddlin, Mr DSloan, and Noofus made snow angels. Yes, we got snow Friday night!
Not sure who's imprint this is.
^^^^ Did I mention that there was drinking and a hot tub involved in this activity? ^^^^
The mountains sure are beautiful.
Finndog showed up for a fun night of dining and a walk the next day.
Lovebug showing off her shutter bug steeze.
Fairtomiddlin, Segbrown, DSloan and babySloan
Fairtomiddlin testing his skills
Mr Segbrown, trying to figure out what the heck noofus is doing
And lilabear, who gets the award for "traveling the furthest"
On Saturday evening, we had a big party at the house with a bunch of Bears, including DonDenver, Betsy, Tsavo, CoSkigirl, Cgeib, Lgeib, along with those of us who were staying at the EpicSki Ski House.
SkiNurse showed up long enough to give me and Philpug a wedding gift.
A Shotz Ski with tiny little bindings and shot glasses shaped like ski boots!!
There are metal plaques with our EpicSki usernames and wedding date inscribed.
Hopefully someone else will fill in with pics that we're missing.
We didn't ski but we sure had fun and it was great to catch up with friends!