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2014 Locations??

post #1 of 17
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Any consideration of where to hold the 2014 Mid_Atlantic Gathering?  How about Roundtop, Liberty and Whitetail?  They are all within close proximity to each other and offer a variety of terrain. Lodging is close by and not expensive and Liberty had a hotel on site.  I would suggest a late February/early March time frame.

post #2 of 17
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Any consideration of where to hold the 2014 Mid_Atlantic Gathering?  How about Roundtop, Liberty and Whitetail?  They are all within close proximity to each other and offer a variety of terrain. Lodging is close by and not expensive and Liberty had a hotel on site.  I would suggest a late February/early March time frame.

Guess you missed this thread in the Gatherings section.

http://www.epicski.com/t/121818/mid-atlantic-gathering-location-poll

 

Voting has been going on for a while between Blue Knob and Timberline.  Dates already set for Feb. 21-23.  It's a very close vote.  You can still make a difference. :) 

post #3 of 17
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I sure did miss the other thread.  I'll go in and take a look.  Tks...

post #4 of 17

Ok I am slow this year.  I teach at  Roundtop.  So any of the 3 areas work for me.  Liberty does have a nice Hotel. 

post #5 of 17
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Ok I am slow this year.  I teach at  Roundtop.  So any of the 3 areas work for me.  Liberty does have a nice Hotel. 

The choice is between Blue Knob and Timberline.  The vote was tied the last time I looked.

post #6 of 17

I know this is kind of early, but after missing most of last season, I'm starting to get the itch...

 

Has anyone given any thoughts to location and dates for the 2015 gathering?

:o

post #7 of 17

Round top would work

post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by NJskier164 View Post
 

I know this is kind of early, but after missing most of last season, I'm starting to get the itch...

 

Has anyone given any thoughts to location and dates for the 2015 gathering?

:o

Somewhere there are comments about it being time to go back to Blue Knob.

post #9 of 17

55 degrees and raining this morning...starting to feel like autumn to me, and of course after autumn comes winter.

 

I would be up to going anywhere this year.  Yeah, 5 months seems like  long way off, but lately it seems if I don't plan ahead, other things come up.

post #10 of 17

The dates for the Mid-A Gathering have traditionally been the weekend after Presidents Day. In 2015 the Gathering dates would fall on Friday Feb. 27, 2015 through Sunday March 1 with a possible Monday for those who can stretch the weekend. We have been alternating the event between Blue Knob, PA and Timberline, WV primarily because both resorts offer the most diverse terrain, from true expert to long novice trails, in addition to good tree skiing. Both resorts offer 1000 vertical feet and both resorts offer affordable slopeside accommodations (several groups of us share a couple of slopeside condos or houses). We usually draw about 25 to 35 participants over the 3 day weekend with about half of that number sharing slopeside housing for the duration.

 

If we follow tradition then Blue Knob is the location for the next Mid-A Gathering. The dates will be Feb. 27 through March 1, 2015. Nothing is etched in stone but there are folks who have stepped up to organize housing for both previous venues and that has a lot to do with the long term success of this event. I guess what I'm saying is if other resorts are to be considered then a knowledgeable or willing volunteer will have to step up and be Gathermeister to shepherd the event.

 

If we stick to formula and go to at Blue Knob I'll act as Gathermeister for the event if our illustrious leader @Jamesj is not available.

 

Hopefully previous participants and new members interested in attending will find this thread and begin to discuss. @NJskier164 and @marznc are already here how about a word from @crgildart , @JohnL , @DSloan, @jimmy, @Old Boot, @lady_Salina, @MephitBlue?

post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post
 

The dates for the Mid-A Gathering have traditionally been the weekend after Presidents Day. In 2015 the Gathering dates would fall on Friday Feb. 27, 2015 through Sunday March 1 with a possible Monday for those who can stretch the weekend. We have been alternating the event between Blue Knob, PA and Timberline, WV primarily because both resorts offer the most diverse terrain, from true expert to long novice trails, in addition to good tree skiing. Both resorts offer 1000 vertical feet and both resorts offer affordable slopeside accommodations (several groups of us share a couple of slopeside condos or houses). We usually draw about 25 to 35 participants over the 3 day weekend with about half of that number sharing slopeside housing for the duration.

 

If we follow tradition then Blue Knob is the location for the next Mid-A Gathering. The dates will be Feb. 27 through March 1, 2015. Nothing is etched in stone but there are folks who have stepped up to organize housing for both previous venues and that has a lot to do with the long term success of this event. I guess what I'm saying is if other resorts are to be considered then a knowledgeable or willing volunteer will have to step up and be Gathermeister to shepherd the event.

 

If we stick to formula and go to at Blue Knob I'll act as Gathermeister for the event if our illustrious leader @Jamesj is not available.

 

Hopefully previous participants and new members interested in attending will find this thread and begin to discuss. @NJskier164 and @marznc are already here how about a word from @crgildart , @JohnL , @DSloan, @jimmy, @Old Boot, @lady_Salina, @MephitBlue?

 

Prolly should move this to the Gatherings Forum.

 

Stillers math? Isn't Feb 16 2015 Presidents Day? That would make the traditional weekend 20-21-22?

 

Jackson Hole Gathering is ~2/26-3/4, so I dunno about me this year. Tough to have trips too close together. But I'd say Blue Knob is due.

post #12 of 17
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Prolly should move this to the Gatherings Forum.

 

Stillers math? Isn't Feb 16 2015 Presidents Day? That would make the traditional weekend 20-21-22?

 

Jackson Hole Gathering is ~2/26-3/4, so I dunno about me this year. Tough to have trips too close together. But I'd say Blue Knob is due.

Doh, you are right....another senior moment. Brain still impaired from watching Stillers debacle Thursday night. Lyme disease morphed into Raven disease.

 

You have a good point though. Many of our regulars also hit the big Gathering. If it looks like the Jackson Hole Gathering will draw away too many we can change dates. 

 

Let's talk this out here before we post in the Gatherings Forum. 

post #13 of 17

At this point I am 90% going to Jackson Hole for that Gathering. Not sure that that would prevent me from going to Blue Knob any more than changing the date would enable me. All I know for sure at the moment is I'll be skiing somewhere that weekend. :) 

 

While we are just talking here, any thoughts on changing the date for the Mid-Atlantic Gathering/Timberline's Turn to coincide with Snowy Luau? We have a pretty good nucleus already, Timberline usually shines that weekend and we might even have some fun and/or freshies.

post #14 of 17

Since I missed last year at T-line, but was at the 2013 gathering at Blue Knob, I would be happy either way as I liked Blue Knob a lot and always like going someplace I haven't been to before.  Actually, the weekend of 20-21-22 works better for me anyway.

I helped get the second house set up at Blue Knob 2 years ago, and would have no problem doing the same.  For either venue, actually, although now I have some first hand knowledge of BK.

post #15 of 17

Hello all!  I'm new to this group but have visited Blue Knob and Timberline many times!  Love both places in a good winter.  I look forward to whichever destination is decided. 

post #16 of 17
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Hello all!  I'm new to this group but have visited Blue Knob and Timberline many times!  Love both places in a good winter.  I look forward to whichever destination is decided. 

Hey there!  Actually we are in the midst of discussion the 2015 Mid-A Gathering.  Go here:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/129316/mid-atlantic-gathering-2015-discussion-and-poll-for-location-and-dates

post #17 of 17

Hello!  sorry to reply so late.  Thanks for the link.  I'll check it out

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