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Meet Up??? (at Seven Springs)

Poll Results: When would be a good time to meet at 7 Springs?

Poll expired: Jan 12, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 50% of voters (1)
    Saturday or Sunday, January 5th or 6th
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Monday or Tuesday, January 7th or 8th
  • 50% of voters (1)
    Saturday or Sunday, January 12th or 13th
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Monday or Tuesday, January 14th or 15th
  • 50% of voters (1)
    Saturday or Sunday, January 19th or 20th
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Monday or Tuesday, January 21st or 22nd
  • 0% of voters (0)
    January is crazy!!! Let's look at another month.
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Meet up???? Why in the world would I want to meet up with you freaks?
  • 50% of voters (1)
    Whatever. Whenever. Name a date/time, and I'll be there.
2 Total Votes  
post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone,

 

Sorry I was MIA last season, but the combination of the lack of snow and my injury (and pregnancy!) made it so that I didn't get any days on the (nonexistent) snow last year.

 

SO, who's interested in a meet up in the coming weeks? I would like to avoid the holiday crowds - so let's look past the New Year. See the poll below for possible dates.

 

Something to consider: Saturday, January 5th is a demo day. So, that could be fun, but also crowded.

 

I've lumped weekends together, and Mondays and Tuesdays together in order to streamline things. We can specify once we get a general idea about what dates could work.

 

D.

post #2 of 17

Glad to see you back. I'll be at the Springs today sparing with the holiday crowds. Weekends look good right now but Mondays and Tuesdays might work too. I'll find out around Jan 4 if I can make it there on weekdays.

 

How's motherhood treating you? Enjoy the moments, they go by so fast. (though it doesn't seem that way at times)

 

Don't forget to put Blue Knob, our Mid-Atlantic Gathering, on the calender Feb. 22-24.

post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

Motherhood is treating me well. Busy, but I am enjoying it. Trying to figure out how I'll get in at least SOME time skiing.

 

Would love to come to the Mid-Atlantic Gathering, but I am thinking I may have to do a one-day thing. That's right around the time of my daughter's first birthday, and I imagine I'll be planning a party (or something) for that weekend. Hopefully I can come up, though. We'll see.

 

As for days at the Springs, I just chose the ones that I knew I could get a sitter or a husband to swap off in the lodge with me. I figured that I had the luxury of doing that since I was the one starting the thread. ;)

post #4 of 17

18 hours latter and only one vote....wait a minute didn't I hit submit vote this morning? Guess not. I think all the Springs gang is out making turns. Looks like most of the mountain will be open Saturday. I was hoping they would open Gunnar today. I spent 90% of my day on Tyrol. The lift lines were tolerable to very short at times and the conditions were OK. There were a few different bump lines across the slope and the tees were skiable too. Not too bad for a holiday week.

post #5 of 17

Wow DeeAnn, no takers. I'll be there today checking out the demos 1/5. Mike C has my cell. If yinz is ther give me a call 'n'at. 

post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 

How was it, today? A friend and I are heading up tomorrow. I would have liked to have done demo day, but I coach on Saturdays, so that was out. Any chance you can do two days in a row????

post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 

Also, bump . . .

post #8 of 17

I did laps all day on Tyrol and Stowe. The Demo vans were in the hotel parking lot between the 2. I tried as many skis as I could. I skied open slope and Yak-Yak glade (they took down the unofficial sign in the tree). Natural snow areas are getting thin in places and the rest is typical machine made...good to not so good depending where you are. I got over to the North Face for a few runs on Gunnar and Turtle Claw glades (which have been thinned out even more and given over to a wider Yodeler Trail), same story there, thin spots in the glades and typical machine/groomed open slopes. Maybe you'll get some fresh snow through the day to help make the snow pack silky.

 

Sorry, can't make it tomorrow but maybe later mid-week. Yep, I can ski almost any day pending home front responsibilities. I'll be a stay at home dad while Kathy will now be working mom. Role reversal time, gotta brush up on my cooking and cleaning skills. biggrin.gif

post #9 of 17

I was bummed that Blizzard wasn't at the Demo.  I want to demo the Kabookie (Bonafide less the metal).  Conditions were the good on Sunday nice packed powder with less folks (or obstacles) then on Saturday.  I think they hit max capacity on Saturday, based on the North lot cars.   I'm thinking this maybe the January peak now before the four warm days in the forecast.

post #10 of 17

I have decided that I am going skiing at 7S tomorrow.  The weather looks crumy from here out for at least the next week after tomorrow.

 

I plan on being there as close to 9:00 AM as I can get.   Anybody want to meet up.  I will check before I leave but I do not have phone internet. 

post #11 of 17

I will be around the ski school office around 9:45.  late start.

 

Black coat and pants,  marroon helmet.  Can't miss the glow in the dark orange bindings on E-88's.

post #12 of 17

Just posting so I can track what's going on.  I'll miss the Tuesday call by Pierre, but damn, I'd like to finally meet the guy.  Weekend looks warm and wet this week.

post #13 of 17

Hope u found a buddy. Always post or PM again. Jess and I had a blast yesterday. Boy can the girl kick my butt. I was expecting it from son but she made things interesting almost from the go. We spent the day on the back six and lapped citizen thinned trees, resort glades and natural bumps with an occasional cruise. I was rewarded with a new discovery of said citizen trimmed glade I will now dub Keystone. I'm not telling yinz anymore about it. biggrin.gif

post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post

Hope u found a buddy. Always post or PM again. Jess and I had a blast yesterday. Boy can the girl kick my butt. I was expecting it from son but she made things interesting almost from the go. We spent the day on the back six and lapped citizen thinned trees, resort glades and natural bumps with an occasional cruise. I was rewarded with a new discovery of said citizen trimmed glade I will now dub Keystone. I'm not telling yinz anymore about it. biggrin.gif

 

Nah, but when we meet up later this season, you can certainly SHOW me. biggrin.gif

post #15 of 17

 1000

 

After the fall. 

post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hmmm. I went to add some reputation to that post, and the icon wasn't available. Weird. Anyway, nice pic. smile.gif

post #17 of 17

Well I wasn't alone for much of the time. People kept asking me what the skis I was skiing on were.  I am on an Experience 88 with the FKS 140 binding.  The bindings are a glow in the dark orange and the skis tops coat with snow obscuring the ski.

 

I apparently attracted attention because of the turns I was doing.  I started with a very small basic parallel and ramped it up to reaching way out to the side with my feet.  The rocker lets me pivot carve the beginning and end of the turn and the only real carving is just a quick carve right at the apex. For all practical purposes the turns look very agressive and carved with a lot of rebound except your going about 1/3 the speed you would be if the turns were truely carved. My turns were probably 5-6 meters in radius and apex to apex was more distance than the distance down the slope.  My skis are a 178 cm length and the turn radius is 17m or so.

 

Seem most skiers assume it must be the arrow cuz it couldn't possibly be the native american.  One guy even insisted that I was lying to cover up a new magic carpet ski in development.  Even when I cleaned off the topsides he would not believe it.  He thought it was topside painted to look like an E 88.  While it's true the ski allows you to pretty much carve steeps at slow speeds the ski was right off the shelf. Those damned neon orange bindings really attract attention.  The recommended binding for the E-88 color matches the UPS color of the skis.  The FKS binding stands out like a sore thumb on these skis.

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