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post #31 of 55
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One more comment about NASTAR.  Could everyone that raced or plans to go and be sure you are signed up for the EpicSki Bears NASTAR Friends and Family Team?  I see most of us are there, but I don't see Marcus or any Sloans.  Every run counts and helps as long as you got a time.

 

Go here and scroll down to Create or Join a Team.  Click the arrow and scroll down to EpicSki Bears to join :D 


Joined . . .

post #32 of 55

Jim, as always, thank you for arranging a epic event. Totally appreciate all the hard work that goes into herding us cats . . . er, bears. :) Thanks, too, for the great pics.

 

Had a great time skiing with everyone. 'Til next year!

post #33 of 55

Found a couple more photos from L'Hermatage..

 

 

 

Wish someone had some "Gnar the Shed" after party photos!

post #34 of 55
Thread Starter 

R-L: Old Boot, Jessica, Marcus at Timberline, WV

 

Brian and Rob hope some day to ski as well as Old Boot on one leg:D

 

WGO's very cute family:


WGO jr

 

Mrs WGO and baby WGO:

 

WGO leading family down Salamander

post #35 of 55

What a great looking gathering.  I passed not far away on Saturday on the way south, but ended up on Key Largo.  No snow and temperatures in the mid to upper 80s here.  Hope to meet up next time around.  I loft my Margarita  and think of slush as I remember how warm and sunny it was passing through West Virgina.  It looks like Timberline delivered a lot better snow than I saw along the way.

post #36 of 55

Thanks for posting, Jim. Looks like the weekend was a blast - I hope I get a chance to ski a few runs with you all at next year's gathering.

post #37 of 55
@crgildart -- here is proof of @lady_Salina's prowess in the Nastar course.



Well, this and the comments of the guys on the course saying, "Man! She can ski!!"
post #38 of 55
Apparently I suck at documenting events via photography. No pictures of anyone skiing. No pictures of gnaring the shed, just these -- the meticulous placement of Ullr (or Earl, as @JohnL calls him):

@jimmy attempts it first


Then @JohnL gives it a go


Now @SirShredsalot tries


The final resting place
post #39 of 55

Thanks D!  BTW, when do you work at Seven Springs?  I'm heading up North to this week sometime (weather looks best on Friday), but I was thinking if I left super early in the morning I could maybe make it to your area by 1:00 or so and ski an afternoon when I pick that up.

 

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@crgildart -- here is proof of @lady_Salina's prowess in the Nastar course.



Well, this and the comments of the guys on the course saying, "Man! She can ski!!"
post #40 of 55
I work Friday now, but am trying to work Thursday. I could probably meet up with you either day.
post #41 of 55

Sounds good, I'll PM you when I know which day I can head up there.

post #42 of 55
Sounds good.
post #43 of 55
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BLAH BLAH BLAH, Its hard enough living with her already!!!! Now im going to have to put in wider doors (to get her head through ) Thanks D sheesh

post #44 of 55

From the looks of the Canaan Valley photos the sacrifice was honored righteously!

post #45 of 55
Great times, great friends (old and new) and great skiing for the conditions. Monday was a totally different day. JohnL, I don't think we used our edges all day. smile.gif

A big thanks to Jim for for all the work he does in organizing the event. He also takes a lot of the photos but we rarely get shots of him ripping down the slopes.

So, who wants to build a replica of the Timberline house at Blue Knob?
post #46 of 55
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Wow, Jimmy is looking good out there!!  Hated to miss you guys. Hope the weekend turns out well!

 

 

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Great times, great friends (old and new) and great skiing for the conditions. Monday was a totally different day. JohnL, I don't think we used our edges all day. smile.gif

A big thanks to Jim for for all the work he does in organizing the event. He also takes a lot of the photos but we rarely get shots of him ripping down the slopes.

So, who wants to build a replica of the Timberline house at Blue Knob?

@WVSkier15 David we missed you but if you think that skiing looks good you should have seen the guy skiing behind us shooting the video, freehand i believe.

 

Sunday's Spring Bumpfest was so much fun. I remember looking up the hill at one point and it looked like there was someone on each bump. What a fun crowd. Neat to see the pictures from Monday's Powder adventure. The Sloans and I drove into that powder on the way north Sunday. Glad the four of you stayed to enjoy it. 

 

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Originally Posted by DSloan View Post

Apparently I suck at documenting events via photography. No pictures of anyone skiing. No pictures of gnaring the shed, just these -- the meticulous placement of Ullr (or Earl, as @JohnL calls him):
 

The final resting place

 

It's all important @DSloan what would skiing be without apres? There seems to be a lot of curiosity about the trip to Gnar the Shed. While there are no pictures (i hope) I do remember that, as always, WE were the only NORMAL people there; that the shed was full of the UNusual suspects. Cowboys in black hats, a surgeon playing the fiddle. All the ladies were taller than me, a brief appearance from bruce Lee, Drinking shots without the ski.

post #47 of 55

I managed to get a few pictures this weekend. It really is difficult to get ahead of this group to get some good action shots:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #48 of 55
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Originally Posted by ggnagy View Post

Great times, great friends (old and new) and great skiing for the conditions. Monday was a totally different day. JohnL, I don't think we used our edges all day. smile.gif

A big thanks to Jim for for all the work he does in organizing the event. He also takes a lot of the photos but we rarely get shots of him ripping down the slopes.

So, who wants to build a replica of the Timberline house at Blue Knob?

 

Eggcellent! Looks like Canaan Valley was freshened up on Monday.

 

But in addition to not using edges, did I also mention I forgot how to operate skis skinnier than 98 mm? :snowfight

post #49 of 55
Thread Starter 

I found some time this weekend to doctor a few more of these from the Mid-Atlantic Gathering Weekend.

The gang heading for The Drop at Timberline:

 

Brian on The Drop

Drop Knee Nation 1:

Drop Knee Nation 2:

LHC and Pierre:

GGNagy at Canaan Valley on Food Bank Monday:

Mephitblue smooth in CV powder:

JohnL skiing with the gang back on The Drop at Timberline:

post #50 of 55

JohnL skiing with the gang back on The Drop at Timberline:

 

Jimmy is caught in the cross hairs! LHC and the others are getting out of the way.

post #51 of 55

Pierre liked The Drop better before it thawed out.  I thought it was OK at that point but was always too tired to ski more than half of it without stopping by the time I got around to it both days.  Too much work for me late in the day.:o

post #52 of 55
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Pierre liked The Drop better before it thawed out.  I thought it was OK at that point but was always too tired to ski more than half of it without stopping by the time I got around to it both days.  Too much work for me late in the day.:o


Jimmy has a bronze present fer ya.

post #53 of 55

^^I'm gonna give that to Chance of Snow when it gets here.  I got one Saturday too.

post #54 of 55
Thread Starter 

Letting some more photos escape from dying in my camera:

ScottyB:

Mephitblue in the glades

Old Boot strikes hockey victory pose:

Not bad on a bum wheel

JohnL leading down the Drop, a lot going on in this picture!

JohnL outrunning Vince


JohnL nice edging


Marc, total knee replacement poster boy

Lady Stylin'

 


LHC

 


L-R, TomH joins gang with Jimmy, John, Vince, Scotty, Pierre

That's all for tonight.

post #55 of 55

That was a really great time, as usual. It was nice to ski with the usual suspects and the newbies and stays we manage to gather in: The Valley's ScottyB, a DCSki renegade, Seven Springs televangelist Jay and tele-patrol Lauren from the shoe??

 

It was so good to ski with Pierre. Not only was he one of the attendees at the first Epic Mid-A Gathering at 7 Springs back in 2004 more significantly Pierre was among the very first wave of members to our site. Nice seeing you in such great shape, Pierre, smooth and dynamic skiing as ever. Them Ohio bumps must yield magic.

 

Special thanks to Lady Stylin' for sharing some tips and insights and leading some disciplined drills that polished my skiing not to mention the great enthusiasm you and Boot bring.

 

Also to VinceK for added insight that helped my bump technique, well it gave me something to shoot for. Good luck on the Level 3 exam. I think you will do well, just ski it they way you feel it, the way you know you can.

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