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post #31 of 50
I thought that Brits weren't welcome in the Eastern States (apart, of course from Tony B.Liar)

Anyway, there's just a possibility that I won't end up in Vail, so I may yet make the Eastern Tune up.

S
post #32 of 50
Cool! Seriously, folks, we need to get your feedback, ASAP regarding your feelings about the shared bathroom situation. In case you have not read the entire thread, if we get 20 people to stay in the lodge, the cost is $600 a night for the entire group.
This would include late check out on Sunday, as well as the use of their lounge at night, where we can have the Sat. evening presentation, and order in any sort of food that we would like for dinner.

If you have attended any of the east or west gatherings, you know how much grief we go through, trying to arrange a group dinner.

Keep in mind, if a bunch of us were renting out a condo, we would still be in a shared WC situation.

So, let us know in this thread what your feelings are, so that we can set this in motion.

Thanks!

[ September 02, 2003, 07:57 AM: Message edited by: Lisamarie ]
post #33 of 50
I'll just chime in to say that while I do intend to attend, I'm not crazy about the shared WC situation, nor the possibility of getting one of the twin or bunk beds.

Not a primadonna, just a bit accustomed to certain comforts is all.

But count me in for pizza or Thai!
post #34 of 50
I'm willing to share (as long as I don't have to travel outside to get there). Whatever works best for the group.
Regards, Harvey
post #35 of 50
Ha! Harvey, can't say I blame you, but there are no out houses! And believe me, I understand if people do not want to do this. The only reason I even brought this up is because I know that some people are staying in a dorm type situation at JH.
Mark and I are actually staying at the motel, since Giselle cannot stay at the main lodge.
The other option is to have a bunch of us stay at the motel, but we can't use the lodge at night.
post #36 of 50
Well, if the coaches are coming out, I'm planning to be there.

Don't know who'll be coming with me though (if anyone).

If Lori comes, then the Motel or some such.
If I can drag some friends along, I don't know what they'll go for.
If I come alone, then I don't really care (now that the outdoor possibility has been addressed).

See ya there,

Chris

PS Should someone advise the lounge in advance that WTFH may be there, so they can stock appropriately [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

[ September 02, 2003, 04:57 PM: Message edited by: cgeib ]
post #37 of 50
Yes, stock for Fox.

Not opposed to sharing a bath, as long as I get in first! I won't share a room though...... That leaves us with room #4 or #6 in the lodge, or getting a room in the Motel.

Jeff said, "No twin beds." :

I can't wait, I can't wait!!!!!

[ September 02, 2003, 05:06 PM: Message edited by: Bonni ]
post #38 of 50
I would love to attend either as a coach if needed or participate. So put me down for a yes. I am all set for lodging. I will save the dates. Great job I look forward to it as I was unable to make the event last year and am up in the air on this years as well. Thanks
post #39 of 50
Lisa, I e-mailed oboe but will post here. I'm planning on being there and shared bathroom is ok. Marcus is seriously cosidering but is waiting on final info. He's ok with arrangements too. Yippie, it looks like a good time is shaping up. I'm looking forward to see all of last year's ESA I attendees and meeting all our newbies.

Thanks for your fine work. Having all or most of us together will be great. The communal room will be a great way to finish the day. Thanks [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #40 of 50
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Although ETU and EpicSki Academy are not involved in lodging, some of the organizers on their own have been working to seek out inexpensive options, with Lisamarie leading the pack on that. Thanks, Lisa!

Bear in mind that the offer was to pay $600 per night for the whole building to house twenty people. Seemed like a great idea at the time. Now, though, the idea of reserving the entire building is looking less attractive. A deposit is needed NOW, and while some people have no problem with shared bathrooms, many do, and we can't rustle up enough takers at this time to put down the deposit. Obviously, if I immediately get a flood of e-mails and private messages asking for my address so that $$$$ can be mailed up to make the deposit, it could work out . . . but it seems not highly probable at this time that it will happen.

There still is inexspensive lodging at the Motel, though, and I'll continue to talk with the owner about pricing for the Inn for those who'd like that arrangement. There still are some good deals to be had at Stowe.

We now expect to find a more workable option than dinner at the Inn, so stay tuned on that one. Epic is hot on the trail of finding good eats at good prices for the whole crowd Saturday night.

Bob Barnes, Tom Burch, Ric Reiter ("Vail Snopro"), epic, jamesdeluxe and oboe are hard at work to assemble all the pieces and go live with the completed package very soon.

I really look forward to skiing again with some of my old buds from the first EpicSki Academy and with other old friends, and new friends we've heard from but have never met before. This is a great weekend opportunity for all of us, from novice to PSIA instructors who'd love the opportunty to ski with the Trainers and Examiners.

December 13 and 14, 2003 - mark the dates!

[ September 03, 2003, 07:46 PM: Message edited by: oboe ]
post #41 of 50
Quote:
Originally posted by Bonni:
Jeff said, "No twin beds."
Well, I hope I'm not sharing with him!



S
post #42 of 50
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Report in from epic -the dining facilities at the Inn are out of the question, so we no longer have any need to tie down the entire Inn, shared bathrooms or not. He reached that conclusion immediately upon eyeballing the place yesterday based on the size of the room. While there are eateries in the area, they would be no better in price or product than the on-mountain place we first considered, so we're back to that.

"Progress is our most important product" - and we're making lots of it.
post #43 of 50
Oboe (or anyone else for that matter), any hints as to what the overall time structure is for the event? In an effort to see whether this is "doable" for me, I need to have a vague idea as to the times of the scheduled ski events so I can check out my plane options. Thanks for all the efforts.
post #44 of 50
Skidmo,

Timing is pretty straight forward. On the morning of Sat Dec 13 there will be a group breakfast starting sometime around 8 AM. at Stowe Immediately following breakfast we will meet at the base od Spruce Peak to create homoginous groups of about 6 people. EAch group will then ski until lift closing. Saturday night there will be quick technical discussion followed by dinner, exact times TBD. Sunday groups will meet a few minutes prior to lift at a lift of their choosing and once agian ski until closing.
post #45 of 50
A lurker speaks up....

I am also interested in attending this Eastern Tune Up, along with my son. I am a little concerned that the instruction will be too advanced and we will slow the groups down. We are very comfortable on VT, NH, ME blacks. We ski Dbl Blacks whenever we encounter them but not always a pretty sight. We are just ordinary ski schmoes, looking for some good instruction.

Is there a minimum level of extertise needed? Are the groups broken down by level? I mean...if I attend will the first run be Goat? If there is any requiremnts, dont worry about hurting my feelings, they would be hurt worst if I were to slow down a group.
post #46 of 50
Quote:
Originally posted by spork:
A lurker speaks up....

I am also interested in attending this Eastern Tune Up, along with my son. I am a little concerned that the instruction will be too advanced and we will slow the groups down. We are very comfortable on VT, NH, ME blacks. We ski Dbl Blacks whenever we encounter them but not always a pretty sight. We are just ordinary ski schmoes, looking for some good instruction.

Is there a minimum level of extertise needed? Are the groups broken down by level? I mean...if I attend will the first run be Goat? If there is any requiremnts, dont worry about hurting my feelings, they would be hurt worst if I were to slow down a group.
Spork:

I'm not a coach or organizer, but I do plan to attend ETU and I was a participant in ESA last year in UT. From my experience: There is no minimum or maximum level .... all levels are desired and encouraged to take part. You will be in a group compatible with how and what you ski (or want to ski), and the coaching will be tailored to your goals. If you want, or don't want, to ski 'Goat', all you have to do is let your coach know. Epic academies are about YOU, the participant!

See ya there!
post #47 of 50
SPORK: Welcome aboard!

The groups are determined by the ability levels and interests of the participants. Each will be be compatible and number no more than 6 to a group. ALSO: The organizers are specifically SEEKING OUT beginners and novices so they can be introduced to the sport in the most positive and enjoyable way possible. We want you to be skiers for life!

Hope to see you there!
post #48 of 50
Welcome, Spork, and LOOOOVE the nick! It's my favorite tool, no pun intended.

You will absolutely NOT be holding anyone back, even if you have never put skis on your boots before. Skiers still on GREEN runs are more than welcome to join in! Epicski members are not all cliff huckers. We're made up of all levels and abilities!

Again, WELCOME, and hope to see you in December!
post #49 of 50
Quote:
Originally posted by spork:
A lurker speaks up....

Is there a minimum level of extertise needed? Are the groups broken down by level? I mean...if I attend will the first run be Goat? If there is any requiremnts, dont worry about hurting my feelings, they would be hurt worst if I were to slow down a group.
Have no fear, the frist warm-up run will be on Starr.

Seriously, I know there will be no problem with your ability level. I'd be willing to wager that most participants will at or near your level. It was my exprience from last year's Academy that groups were self divided and that worked out well. If there were a need to move participants between groups, our coaches would have done so.

In almost every group there will be a few that excel at some skills and other will be great at different skills and all would be considered within the same ability level. The key is the coach. Can the coach provide the proper coaching within the varying ablities? Rest assured our coaches can.

I think a big part of the success of the Academy was the attitude of the participants. Everyone was motivated, positve and attentive. I think if you asked the coaches they will attest to that. As an instructor (PSIA L-1) myself and a participant in last year's Academy, I would love that every client came to my class with such a great attitude.

So, if this sounds like you, you got what it takes and you won't be slowing down the class.

Our first warm up run will be on Nose Dive but you must staighten all the corners and catch air off the groomed made 'cornice' when you do. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

Actually, I think we will be meeting on Spruce.
post #50 of 50
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