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post #31 of 47
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I think it was just a joke (as I read it anyway). The phrase "hopefully not pregnant" is kind of snarky/winky to begin with...


I took it as a joke and I was kinda joking when I said that. Hopefully my vacation thread doesn't turn into a birth control or child planning debate. We wanted a bigger family and have one and I am fine with it.

I didn't realize the altitude issues were as big of a concern but it makes sense. Pregnant woman are miserable anyways why throw in that elevation. Either way I think I am going to hold off on trip until she can enjoy it. I would like her to have fun when we go and eventually be on board with buying a vacation condo in next few years. I don't think her sitting miserable inside while we are skiing will help that cause much.

I figure all the good tips here are easily applied next season as well. It seems like the epic pass pricing stays the same every season.
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post

I think it was just a joke (as I read it anyway). The phrase "hopefully not pregnant" is kind of snarky/winky to begin with...


I took it as a joke and I was kinda joking when I said that. Hopefully my vacation thread doesn't turn into a birth control or child planning debate. We wanted a bigger family and have one and I am fine with it.

I didn't realize the altitude issues were as big of a concern but it makes sense. Pregnant woman are miserable anyways why throw in that elevation. Either way I think I am going to hold off on trip until she can enjoy it. I would like her to have fun when we go and eventually be on board with buying a vacation condo in next few years. I don't think her sitting miserable inside while we are skiing will help that cause much.

I figure all the good tips here are easily applied next season as well. It seems like the epic pass pricing stays the same every season.

 

Is there any way we can convince her to try skiing? I don't think you ever commented on what sorts of things she enjoys. I'm always trying to get more women into skiing and outdoor sports.

post #33 of 47
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Seems like a rather judgmental and snarky response there for no reason and with no basis.

I think it was just a joke (as I read it anyway). The phrase "hopefully not pregnant" is kind of snarky/winky to begin with...

Thank you. Was making a joke. Some people sure are tender. At least the member to whom it was directed "got it".
post #34 of 47

With text, it can be very tricky to communicate tone. It often fails. If you have a long-standing relationship with someone, you can usually infer their tone; your brain acts as though it's right there.

 

All I want is for as many people as possible to love skiing as much as I do!

 

This is a prime example of tone confusion in text:

post #35 of 47
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 Either way I think I am going to hold off on trip until she can enjoy it. I would like her to have fun when we go and eventually be on board with buying a vacation condo in next few years. I don't think her sitting miserable inside while we are skiing will help that cause much.

I figure all the good tips here are easily applied next season as well. It seems like the epic pass pricing stays the same every season.

 

At the very least, this is all good intel for someone else who might be able to take advantage of the excellent advice.  

 

Plus it's always entertaining to see people debate the details of someone else's ski vacation plans.  

post #36 of 47
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At the very least, this is all good intel for someone else who might be able to take advantage of the excellent advice.  

Plus it's always entertaining to see people debate the details of someone else's ski vacation plans.  

My favorite is when someone says: I can only go at x time because of work, school, etc. and all the responses tell the op to go at a different time because statistically the snow will suck.
post #37 of 47
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@bounceswoosh. She does ski. Not very well but she did a lesson program last year at our local ski area and made big improvements. She graduated from magic carpet to cautiously skiing the bunny slope. I'll take it as long as she has fun. The biggest fun for her is being with our daughters out there. She always gets a kick out of our oldest who beats her down bunny slope doing snow angels in snow while patiently waiting. I really don't mind skiing the easiest stuff with her. I figure I can work on technique and make it a family fun day. There is plenty of time to do more challenging terrain.

This is all really good advice. I plan to make good use out of it either with the entire family this summer or a trip with wife and oldest at some point next winter.



At this point I'll either do another snowshoe week which kids pass is already paid for or maybe take wife to a bigger eastern resort. Maybe a few days at lake placid could work out with less altitude to deal with.


@tball. Thanks for the heads up on elevation. I almost flushed $4,000 down the toilet on a trip that would have had my wife miserable and chances are she would never go back.
post #38 of 47
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@tball. Thanks for the heads up on elevation. I almost flushed $4,000 down the toilet on a trip that would have had my wife miserable and chances are she would never go back.

 

You are very welcome, I guess.  OK, I'm feeling terrible that I caused you to cancel your ski trip.   By all means, your prego wife comes first, so if that's what you've got to do, do it.   

 

Let me throw out another option.   Let's take that $4000 and split it three ways.   That's $1333 for your lovely wive, and the same for you and your daughter.   I'm thinking that's enough to buy enough goodwill from your wife for a ski trip!  I'd suggest a night or two at a nice local hotel with a spa, brunch with her girlfriends, and a nice gift she's been wanting.   At least that's how I got my ski trip when my wife was pregnant.  :D  If your wife is anything like mine... she, surprisingly, might actually like a break from you and your daughter occasionally.  :)

 

Now let's do a ski trip for you and your daughter for $2666:

 

$778 - non-stop roundtrip Delta flights CVG<->DEN (priced 1/18 & 1/23)

$191 - Summit Express roundtrip DIA to Silverthorn. (priced for you and your daughter 1/18 & 1/23)

$675 - five nights at the Comfort Suites in Dillon (In 1/18 - Out 1/23 right on the shuttle line to Keystone and A-basin and lots of restaurants an easy walk)

$378 - 2 x 4-Pack to Keystone-Abasin @$189 (or maybe Winter Park for $179.  Copper is cheaper but you have to be here to buy it the first time)

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$2022

 

That's only four days skiing, but it's way better than none!   If you want, you could add a fifth day skiing with inexpensive single tickets to A-basin and another night lodging (maybe about $275 total), but you wouldn't have much left for meals and expenses within the $2666 budget.  Even just four days of Colorado skiing would be awesome for you and your daughter, and that's pretty cheap for a MLK week trip.

 

Just an idea.  :D 

post #39 of 47
On the altitude point, @tball provides sage warning, however, I'd probably consider the "7 months" over the altitude as long as you don't go and stay at 10,400 feet at some elevated point near Breck. You have some babies together smile.gif, and she knows what 7 months feels like, so I'd ask her.

Given this below, a bunch of dudes aren't qualified to even talk about the concept of pregnancy, much less coping with it biggrin.gif.

post #40 of 47
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On the altitude point, @tball provides sage warning, however, I'd probably consider the "7 months" over the altitude as long as you don't go and stay at 10,400 feet at some elevated point near Breck. You have some babies together smile.gif, and she knows what 7 months feels like, so I'd ask her.

 

Yes and no. People who don't regularly spend time at altitude have trouble really grasping what it can do. My MIL visited a few years ago. At the time we were staying in a place up Boreas at Breck, so we were sleeping at 10,700 feet. My MIL felt TERRIBLE. Husband and I kept suggesting that we go back home, but she refused to believe that it was altitude sickness - she was sure it was a bad cold. So on the drive back, around 8k feet - gee, suddenly she felt just fine.

 

There's a reason babies born at altitude have lower birth weights. It challenges the body, and every body responds slightly differently and is affected at a different altitude, and being pregnant means the body is already working really hard.

 

I mean, @segbrown "liked" his posts. If she of all people is saying that reconsidering a ski trip is a good idea - that's something to pay attention to.

 

It's definitely possible that ohioskier's wife would be fine and it wouldn't bother her, etc. But if she is already somewhat indifferent to skiing - sounds like she mostly enjoys watching her kids enjoy it - then is postponing by a year such a terrible thing?

 

I like @tball 's suggestion of split vacations. My brother and his family do that - he likes to scuba, the rest like to ski - and it seems to work for them.

post #41 of 47
^^^^I agree. My point was to express all of this to her, and let her take the lead a bit in assessing the risks. I like to plan out things and then pre-emptively schedule horse carriage rides to deal with the fact that my wife is 7 months pregnant and what is on my mind is skiing, but that's the sort of stuff women see through in a nano second.

Of course, I took her on a four wheeling trip to the San Jauns with a 7 month old while she was also 5 months pregnant, so I am an idiot. We did have fun, though smile.gif.
post #42 of 47

As  female of the uterus-bearing variety, if I had three kids and was pregnant with a fourth, I would reeeeeally want my husband to go on a ski trip when I was 7 months pregnant. Without me. And taking the three kids with him. 

 

And I love me some skiing, but god damn at 7 months pregnant an empty house would be the best present possible. (I only have one kid, and some days an empty house is my dream!). 

post #43 of 47
^^^lol. I was thinking the same thing. He has to take the kids, she gets peace and quiet. Even if she goes on this trip, he has to take the kids, she gets peace and quiet. And maybe spa treatments. And separate rooms.
post #44 of 47
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FYI the trip would have been relaxing for her. The two youngest would have stayed home with grandparents and she would get the days by herself to shop and relax. The youngest kids aren't ready to make a big trip. Hopefully in a couple years. Altitude or not trip would have been cancelled since we just got the surprise of having two coming and due date was pushed up until mid February. Twins are high risk as is and I will not push it with adding in any late travels. So it looks like my skiing will consist of perfect north and a possible December trip to snowshoe if lucky. Oh well I'm excited for the kids. On the positive side perfect north is a 30 minute drive from my house and I will get my seasons pass worth.
post #45 of 47
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FYI the trip would have been relaxing for her. The two youngest would have stayed home with grandparents and she would get the days by herself to shop and relax. The youngest kids aren't ready to make a big trip. Hopefully in a couple years. Altitude or not trip would have been cancelled since we just got the surprise of having two coming and due date was pushed up until mid February. Twins are high risk as is and I will not push it with adding in any late travels. So it looks like my skiing will consist of perfect north and a possible December trip to snowshoe if lucky. Oh well I'm excited for the kids. On the positive side perfect north is a 30 minute drive from my house and I will get my seasons pass worth.

 

Congrats on the news of an additional arrival! Any which way, it sounds like you're going to have an eventful season.

post #46 of 47
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FYI the trip would have been relaxing for her. The two youngest would have stayed home with grandparents and she would get the days by herself to shop and relax. The youngest kids aren't ready to make a big trip. Hopefully in a couple years. Altitude or not trip would have been cancelled since we just got the surprise of having two coming and due date was pushed up until mid February. Twins are high risk as is and I will not push it with adding in any late travels. So it looks like my skiing will consist of perfect north and a possible December trip to snowshoe if lucky. Oh well I'm excited for the kids. On the positive side perfect north is a 30 minute drive from my house and I will get my seasons pass worth.


Let me know if you ever need a ski buddy. Live in Louisville but have my season pass there as well. No how that goes with kids - my wife has been pregnant 2 of the past 3 ski seasons and it has messed up my trips a lot. Did venture off to Steamboat without her last year though. A group of us usually head out to snowshoe a couple times each winter as well. Not worth the drive, but pleasant change of pace.

post #47 of 47

Congrats on the twins!   A little twins stoke for ya:

 

 

 

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