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A "comeback"?

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I won't lie...I miss it a bit.  Went to the hill last night, and hing with my old crew.  They want me back.  Problem is that I can't commit to a regular shift.  I'd also have to do a crash course refresher.  

 

Anyone else do the "Inactive" thing?  What did you think?  There's alumni too...but I'm more apt to want to participate a bit more than that.  I'm just at a place professionally where it's hard to give a regular time that I can commit to.  

post #2 of 10

how many areas are close enough to you to be attractive for the period of time you ahve limited availablility?  Maybe another area might just have a relaxed enough attendance policy to accomodate??

 

Here is another thought, If, and I donl;t know your situation, you do NOT need passes for family or any other accomodation from the hill/patrol, why is a comittment even necessary?, do what you can when you can.  This assumes also, that your patrol doesn't have a waiting list of folks to take your roster spot.

 

I did the "secondary" registration route this year with a small, relaxed hill where  my girllfriend teaches.  I go saturdays while she teaches and will probably fulfill more than the hill requires in hours this season. Their required hours and schedule are significantly different and more lenient than my regular hill.  They have a core of ops folks that are alos NSP so the volunteers have very little commitment.

 

As to the "crash course" thang....we have at least one patroller a year lately that misses all teh refreshers in the region for one reason or another.  We hold a one evening event that is vetted by the Region/division OEC guru.  When you have a 1 to 4 class size you really can run a refresher course in a couple hours.

post #3 of 10
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Well...I told them I'd come back. smile.gif

I'll work out the details as they come, but suffice to say that I'll probably still finish the season with more hours than some of the "regulars", so I hope they'll work with me and allow me to "float", which I think they will. I let them know at my work schedule was always in the air, so at least we're all up front about it. Not too worried.

Sooo...I kinda wish I hadn't sold off my gear, but all I really need to get by is a vest (really small hill), so I have one of those on the way, and that should be here Monday or Tuesday. Asked for the list of what I will need to refresh on, and should knock that out in the next week or so.
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Originally Posted by axebiker View Post

Well...I told them I'd come back. smile.gif

I quit reading there. cool.gif :Thumbs up icon:
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I quit reading there. cool.gif :Thumbs up icon:

Thanks, Bob. smile.gif

kind of excited! Gear should be here on Tuesday, and refreshing ASAP.
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Kinda gets in your blood.  Special people.
 

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Kinda gets in your blood.  Special people.

 

Define "special"... wink.gif
post #8 of 10

Axe, 

 

Thought I'd make my first post over here to you. I know we talked about this in the past on TGR but you're at Welch right? They still have that "extreme carving" rule? Let me know where you're at, I'll stop out when you're there. 

 

Jay

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i've never seen the the "extreme carving" rule enforced, but have also noticed since then i see alot less of the boarders on carving boards with plate bindings who i believe drew the ire of the facility due to serious trenches they were leaving behind.

 

funny thing there now, is that the ski school switched to harb's pmts after "drinking the kool-aid."

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Hey Jay - no, I'm at Buck.  Wednesday nights.  I ski down at Welch on weekends, but then I'm just a spectator.  Gotta be able to have a beer somewhere! ;)  depending on the weather this weekend, I might be there both days, but if it rains on Saturday, just Sunday if it isn't too dumb...

 

As far as the carving thing, in my mind, it was one of the dumbest things EVER.  Somebody whined, management over-reacted, and pissed off a whole lot of paying customers.  We are happy to have them at Buck though.  If a person is seriously being "tripped up" by those ruts, they ought to take up ballet or something.  stupid, Stupid, STUPID.  I can't believe the level of overreaction to that "situation".  Unbelievable.  Whoever complained calls themselves skiers?  I think not...   

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