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Snowy Luau Gathering, Timberline, WV Mar 15-17, 2013

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This Weekend!

 

Lot's of Epic and DCSki posters have been showing up to Snowy Luau for years now. It's the Mid Atlantic's premiere ski area beach party. Timberline is the home area of many of us Bears, so we can show you around and get you into trouble on or off the slopes. Or out of trouble if needed.

 

(If you ever get into trouble, just say you are a friend of Jimmy.)

 

This year, it's the magic collision of Hawaiian Beach Party/Pig Roast, Saint Patty's Day, and ton's of snow on the slopes.

 

Per Timberline's Web Site:

 

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March 16-17
Snowy Luau Festival Events
   March 16:
     Lahaina Triathalon
     Pig Roast on the Deck
     Luau Nastar
     Rail Jam Competition
     Lava Garden Children's Obstacle Race
     Hula Halau O Hokuolino Polynesian Review
     Synchronized Skiing Contest
     Sleds, Shovels & Sliders Hawaiian Derby
     Apres Ski Bonfire & Drumming Party
     Lava Light Parade & Fireworks
     Entertainment by Hula Halau O Hokulolino Performance
     Late Night Dance-Rock Party

   March 17:
     Slopestyle
     Snow Sculpting
     Luau Nastar
     Costume Parade
     Snow Sculpting Awards
     Hawaiian Lunch Specials
     Hula Halau O Hokuolina Polynesian Performance
     Bump Contest or Short Radius Competition
     Award Cermony: Coronation of the Snowy Luau Kahuna

March 17
St. Patrick's Day

 

Meeting details TBD. There will likely be several folks skiing Friday PM (myself included.)

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Roll call (tie red ribbon to ski pole if you want to aid with identification):

JohnL

Jamesj (Fri&Sat), VinceK(Sat&Sun) and family

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JamesJ and I have incredible timing. biggrin.gif

 

Roll Call:

John L.- Fri (by noon), Sat, Sun
 

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Double collision!

 

Roll call (tie red ribbon to ski pole if you want to aid with identification):

JohnL - - Fri (by noon), Sat, Sun

Jamesj, VinceK and family

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PSA: believe Canaan Valley lodge just put up cheap rates for rooms this weekend. http://www.canaanresort.com/winter/accomodations/lodging-specials/ Also, don't forget Vic's Timberline discount coupon thread: http://www.dcski.com/ubbthreads33/ubbthr...=true#Post70637
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I'll be there skiing Sunday morning and perhaps early afternoon and may stop by Saturday afternoon.

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Originally Posted by JohnL View Post

 

(If you ever get into trouble, just say you are a friend of Jimmy.)

 

 

HaHa that won't get you anywhere if you get in trouble it's probably because you ARE a friend of jimmy.

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Meeting Place: Ski school meeting area (on uphill side of the orange temp fence, away from the lift a bit to not cause lift-line congestion.) This spot is adjacent to the base of the Silver Queen lift (far looker's left lift that goes up White Lightning) and is a convenient walk out from the lodge.

 

Edit: if they happen to set up more than one temp fence (occasionally happens on a busier weekend), meet at the uphill temp fence, the one closest to the lift loading area.

Meeting Times:
Fri: 1:30 PM
Sat, Sun: 9 AM, 10 AM, 1:30 PM

Open to any proposed changes.

 

Roll Call (adding from DC Ski also) (tie red ribbon to ski pole if you want to aid with identification):

JohnL - - Fri (by noon), Sat, Sun
Jamesj and family
VinceK
The Colonel & Youngest son David (33) Fri-Sun
David - *Hoping* for Saturday (we'll see)
Keith - Sunday and maybe Saturday afternoon
jimmy
Charlie - Sat. & Sun.

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Don't forget folks...

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I can still very fondly remember the end of season St Pats Parties that my old home hill had.  Please share the stoke for those of us that have conceded the end of this season.

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Looks like measurable snow out there tonight and maybe a little more over the weekend: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=39.10545456599125&lon=-79.42145347595215
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With the recent warm-up with rain then subsequent re-freeze, the trees at T-Line have about 12 inches of bomber base. (Much less base than on Sunday, but no mank.) With the projected snow Wed to Fri AM, the worst case scenario is equivalent to Friday March 1st when I skied with LaurelHillCrazie and wgo. That was not a bad day in the trees at all. Best case is a lot lot better. biggrin.gif

 

At any rate, there will be opportunity to hit every tree run from boundary to boundary (which hasn't been the case the past two Snowy Luaus.) So bring your off-piste Mad River/Blue Knob skis if you're up for that.

 

Trails will obviously have a lot more cover than the trees. More than normal for this time of year.
 

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I'm looking at long term forecast for Tahoe and I see the r word and nights that don't go below freezing at Heavenly. I'm wishing I could put this off to ski locally. I burned my budget for local skiing and I've got too much to do to take advantage of local skiing this week...and just when good conditions are returning and the base survived this latest thaw. You folk should have a grand time. It has been snowing all day here north of the Burgh and the Laurel Highlands should pick up maybe a half foot of new. T-line should be getting some too.

 

Marcus says he will be there. He gave me his Prophets to take to Tahoe, bless him. He even tuned them. 

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But weekend's forecast is looking worse now. icon13.gif

 

If you can make it down, Friday is right now looking to be the best day of the weekend.
 

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I'm going to be at CV and Tline this weekend with my wife. Ill look you guys up. It will be my first time there. Will I need rock skis for off-piste? A few dings are fine but I'd rather not destroy my skis. I also don't really want to mount my rock skis just for this weekend.

What are people's thoughts for weather this weekend? I'm hoping for the best.
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What are people's thoughts for weather this weekend? I'm hoping for the best.

 

Unfortunately, looks like there will be some non frozen precip.

 

If you can ski Friday afternoon, you'll get the best conditions. This is one case where taking a day off (Friday) from work will really pay off provided you can get here by 12-1ish. Don't know how long a drive you have.

 

 

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Will I need rock skis for off-piste? A few dings are fine but I'd rather not destroy my skis. I also don't really want to mount my rock skis just for this weekend.

 

Your normal East Coast skis are fine, provided we don't get a huge amount of rain Friday nite/Sat AM. I plan on skiing decent boards this weekend. Also provided you can do a basic hop turn or two if needed in a high traffic crux area. (If you need to do hop turns, they'll only be in a very, very small section and they won't be need on Friday.) If you hit anything, it's most likely wood underneath and not rock. (Versus Blue Knob.)

 

Best advice, show up Friday afternoon. Should be really nice conditions then with great coverage with little worries to your skis. As Laurel Hill Crazie says, this is the banana belt. The difference between one day and the next can be huge.

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6 inches of snow overnight, 7 the past two days. Fresh snow with a great base.

 

Today and Friday will be outstanding.

 

Sat and Sun, could be wet, with some snow mixed in.

 

The roller coaster winter continues.
 

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I hope Sat-Sun are not washouts.

Thanks for the insights on the skis. Not bothering with rock skis smile.gif
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Sooo word is that there are still a few spots left for Saturday's Torch Light Parade. Looking for a few skiers who can ski White Lightning in a wedge, in the dark, know up from down and carry an incendiary on a piece of bamboo. Must be sober enough to load the chairlift, but have lots of pockets in your coat to carry inebrients for the ride up to prepare for the slide down.

or for more details you should call Timberline Snowsports School at 304-866-6332.
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Sat 9 am meetup off. Let's shoot for 10 and drier conditions.
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