It is only July but I am already stressing on what to do with my ski vacation this coming season. I basically have two choices, 1 is go to Whistler in late January and 2 is to go to Snowmass (and Aspen and Highlands) in mid March.
A little backrgound. I moved to OH 6 years ago and fell in with a great ski club that takes one western trip per year. But they also particpate in an adult race league which they got me hooked on. Who knew I would love racing as much as I do at my advanced age? I have done well with racing moving up from B Vet through BB Vet to now A Vet. While moving up, I won the B Vet class once but wasn't able to duplicate it in BB Vet due to getting bumped out in the middle of the season before I could earn enough points to win the division. I now have a goal of winning the A Vet division which brings me to my dilemma.
My ski club is running the Whistler trip and I have been wanting to go back to Whistler (I was there 20 years ago) ever since I was there back in the early 90's. I have even lobbied my club to plan a trip there so I could get back there. They just announced that Whistler is where we are going in 2013 and have a great package price. The problem is, they scheduled the trip right in the middle of race season and I would miss 2 weekends and 4 races which would pretty much gurrantee that I won't earn enough points to win the season.
My other option is to wait till the end of race season and go to Snowmass with the ski council that oversees our race program. They have also put together an attrative package. I spent a week in Aspen 10 years ago and also love that area, especially the Highlands. There will be more than a few racers on that trip which would make it a lot of fun, not that W/BC wouldn't be fun.
So what do I do? Go on the vactaion I have lobbied for and forget about winning my division this year or do I go for the win and have fun in Aspen after the race season ends?
Both trips will sell out by the end of summer so I have to make my choice soon. So help a brother out and tell me what to do. Who do you think would have the best conditions for each trip?