Well, I posted these photos in the Gathering Discussion thread, but it occurred to me that any Gathering reports from here on out would end up buried way down in the bottom of a long thread with information that's really only interesting for people who are either here already or on their way. Since the Gathering is the Big Kahuna as far as annual EpicSke events, I made the decision that I would post photos and my own little trip reports here in the General Skiing forum.
A total of about 18-20 people showed up today for the first official day of the 2015 EpicSki Gathering. I took one group this morning and Uncle Louie took the other.
While I kept telling my group that we were going to ski groomers, we somehow seemed to find ourselves mostly off-piste. The results were "mixed" as far as snow conditions.
I conned them into going down one of the Lower Faces and also over to the Cirque. Both of those involved a lot of frozen chicken heads with a few frozen eagle heads and shark fins thrown in for good measure.
In spite of the somewhat questionable snow-condition judgement of the group leader, everybody followed me and nobody killed me so I'm going to claim that they all had fun.
Here are some photos from today. I'll ask that someone else identify the players as I try to learn real names and not Epic handles: