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post #1 of 14
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Last year I did a LOT of driving and skiing by myself, nearly every weekend.

 

I live in northern Westchester. I like to go where the ski conditions are the best in the northeast. That means further north and higher elevations. That means Whiteface or central Vermont / New Hampshire - great skiing, but a lot of lonely long drives and solitary skiing. 

 

This EXTREMELY fun activity could be EVEN MORE FUN if I were to find a few people who might enjoy my company and vice versa.

 

It would be nice to have someone come along for the drive, to and from, perhaps help pay for a little gas and to ski with.

 

I may look into ski clubs but the one I know of, based out of Westchester...they only seem to do two or three trips a year to New England, with bus, lodging and some food covered...trips seem a little expensive...they want the money in advance...limited flexibility.

 

I think I can do it cheaper and be free to ski where I want, to stay where I want and eat where I want!

 

Anyhow, if any of you are from the northern NYC suburbs or along the route to get to these ski areas from here, and you feel like meeting to see if we could get along well on weekend ski trips let me know - I'm looking for people to join me on weekend ski trips.

 

I might be willing to push to Jay Peak on Friday nights if I had company - otherwise it's hard to be motivated to drive much further than Sugarbush.

 

Anyhow, introduce yourelf!

 

Maybe we can go have a beer or coffee together before we decide to throw ourselves in a car together for 5 hours!

post #2 of 14

This is a good idea.  I hope you find a way to work it out and get some ride sharing going. 

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks Trekchick.

 

Yeah, I had a blast skiing last year but there was a "bittersweet" element to it, doing it by myself, and doing the drive to and from by myself. It would be nice to meet a few cool people to ski with and join me on the drive.

post #4 of 14

Check out the Out of Control Ski Club in Albany ... http://ocskiclub.org/.  Day/weekend/week-long trips.  Inexpensive bus ride.  Discount lift tickets.  And the couple of people I met from there, well, I wanted to join and I was living near DC.

 

You have nothing to lose -- and might meet your ski-soulmate.

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks for that. They have some interesting trips planned. That 5 day trip to Sunday River is a steal at that price. But I'm already doing a weekend with my brother at Sunday River. I will take one full week off for skiing this year. If my brother couldn't do that 5 day trip to Sunday River and I end up essentially going somewhere with a club (with people I don't know), I'm leaning towards going to Whitefish or Sun Valley with Mogul Meisters Ski Club in February. For now, if nothing more appealing pops up.

post #6 of 14
Hello... Did I hear Whitefish? It's like all of Epic will be arriving in February...
post #7 of 14

Just heard about another one.  I'm going to need a chart at this point.  

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

I'm still looking for people - BEGGING for people to unite and ski with!

 

I did about 10 road trips last year by myself to Vermont...I LOVE skiing but it wears on me doing it alone - definitely some bitter with the sweet.

 

Anybody want to meet?

 

Can anybody else kick in some ideas on how to NOT ski alone all the time? 

post #9 of 14

Couple of thoughts: (I'm also based out of northern Westchester)

 

- Ski clubs. There might be more than just one club out of Westchester. I know one based out of White Plains that has a ski house at MRG. If you join the club, you get to know people who goes up regularly and can car pool with. Problem solved!

 

- alpinezone.com is a northeast focus ski forum, which I frequent. You have a larger pool of northeast skiers to get in touch with. 

 

- I read what you wrote on the thread about skiing out west... you really should find some people to ski with. It helps to open up the kind of terrain you could ski even locally. 

 

- Last but not least, the past couple years we got quite a few storms hitting the Hudson Valley but missing VT/NH. You could save yourself the long drive (and expense) storm-chasing closer to home

post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 

Couple of thoughts: (I'm also based out of northern Westchester)

 

- Ski clubs. There might be more than just one club out of Westchester. I know one based out of White Plains that has a ski house at MRG. If you join the club, you get to know people who goes up regularly and can car pool with. Problem solved!

 

I am considering that - I have been to one of Mogul Meisters meetings and I just wondered if we had anything else in common other than skiing. May or may not make a difference but it would be nice. This is very likely the route I'll go to at least get started in developing a network of friends and acquaintances to ski with.

 

Do you know if the White Plains Ski Club skis only at Mad River Glen?

 

- alpinezone.com is a northeast focus ski forum, which I frequent. You have a larger pool of northeast skiers to get in touch with. 

 

I'll keep that in mind - still asking complete strangers to allow me to come play with them!

 

- I read what you wrote on the thread about skiing out west... you really should find some people to ski with. It helps to open up the kind of terrain you could ski even locally. 

 

I know - hence I'm trying to find people to ski with. It really would make an already highly enjoyable activity even more so.

 

- Last but not least, the past couple years we got quite a few storms hitting the Hudson Valley but missing VT/NH. You could save yourself the long drive (and expense) storm-chasing closer to home

 

I skied every weekend minus one last year. We may have had storms but many were during the week and many were followed by milder weather immediately after this. I avoid this to so degree by going north and to higher elevations.


Edited by twochordcool - 11/4/13 at 9:34am
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by twochordcool View Post

 

 

Do you know if the White Plains Ski Club skis only at Mad River Glen?

 

I'm pretty sure some ski at Sugarbush! 

 

(I'm not a member of the club but know people who are)

 

 

post #12 of 14

I prefer skiing & driving alone.

 

Belong to a ski club with a lodge near K.

 

Ski there & the MRV mostly.

 

Drive up from NYC.

 

I go during the week & have the lodge to myself most of the time.

 

One or two weekends early & late with some buds that can't get away during the week.

 

Everyone is different.

 

Good luck in your search.

post #13 of 14
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Everyone is different.

 

 

 

Some people don't have the luxury of going during the week, however much they wish to take advantage of the lack of crowds

post #14 of 14
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Some people don't have the luxury of going during the week, however much they wish to take advantage of the lack of crowds

 

Yeah, with the exception of my one week vacation I'll take specifically for skiing I do all my skiing on the weekends - you know, those days I have off from work!

 

I have personal days but they're limited and I have other things I love to do for the remaining 9 months of the year when it doesn't snow!

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