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post #151 of 158

Wish I'd been able to make the luncheon Saturday!  Fortunately, the rain went away Sunday afternoon, but it blows my mind to see dbostedo's pics above from Friday, and juxtapose those with how decimated most of the snow was by Sunday. 

 

Jim and I had a nice conversation at the end of the day about possibly Snowshoe for next year's Gathering.  A thought.

post #152 of 158
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Wish I'd been able to make the luncheon Saturday!  Fortunately, the rain went away Sunday afternoon, but it blows my mind to see dbostedo's pics above from Friday, and juxtapose those with how decimated most of the snow was by Sunday. 

 

Jim and I had a nice conversation at the end of the day about possibly Snowshoe for next year's Gathering.  A thought.

 

I'd like to nominate Laurel if they have it back up and running next season but I could be convinced to go to Snowshoe if affordable lodging can be secured.  I've heard that we'd pay at least 50% more for similar over there. 

post #153 of 158

I heard they're expensive, too -- guess we'll start dipping our toes next Fall and see what's what.  I wish Elk had a base area to lodge at. 

post #154 of 158

Glad it turned out to be a decent weekend.  My plans got changed around and I ended up skiing yesterday locally.  Looks like Friday and Saturday were pretty nice.

post #155 of 158

First, thanks to all at the Mountaintop Chalet for hosting lunch for those of us staying off mountain and dinner with the Kicker Crew Saturday. Thanks to Mei Mei, Kitchener, crgidart, dbostedo and Wayne for their hospitality. Tip o the hat to Jamesj and telerod15 for bringing this event to life here with your photos. Charles, none of your photos are visible to me but I saw them at PugSki. Nice meeting new folk, I wish I could have skied with yinz all.

 

As for Laurel and next season's gathering, keep in mind that there is no slopeside lodging at Laurel. There are private house rentals within a mile at Laurel Mountain Village right outside the ski area's access gate and in town motels at Ligonier (west side of the mountain) or Jennerstown to the east. Seven Springs and Hidden Valley are about 30 minutes drive away and all three are operated by Seven Springs. A 3 day weekend all access pass can be purchased. It's called the Highland Pass and went for $199 adult and $148 6 to 11 this season. Slopeside cost at Seven Springs is comparable to Snowshoe. There are no plans for a connecting shuttle between the resorts.

 

I can supply more details if needed

post #156 of 158
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Extrovert

 

 


Thanks for the pics!  He really does like bumps a lot more than going fast on groomers.  Glad we had a chance to ski the whales on Lower Mambo on Friday when it was too cold for Extrovert to be open.  All in all, a couple of good ski days for a first experience besides Massanutten.  Hope to get him back to BK one day when the glades are open.

post #157 of 158

That's great -- bet by next year his confidence will be up there and he'll want to join the other kids on their skiing adventures!

post #158 of 158

Haha, he's out skiing the grown-ups already so he should be able to hang with the kids soon. :D

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