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post #61 of 78
JUst a note, there is really no cheap lodging in Mammoth anymore. Even the Motel 6 is $100 on weekends, and it goes up rapidly from there. :
post #62 of 78
Hi everyone, we are planning the Tahoe ESA and tentatively scheduling it March 18-22, 2007. We have not selected our camp headquarters or which ski areas we will be visiting yet. We're thinking of making this a smorgasbord. We'd like to know your preferences, should we focus on North Lake Tahoe or South?

(Sorry, Mammoth seems to be too hard for out of state participants to get to.)
post #63 of 78
What's the difference between this ESA in Tahoe and the one in Snowmss/Aspen (2007 EpicSki Academy Announcement)? Are there going to be two different western academies in 07?
post #64 of 78
Yes. We are adding the Tahoe event to the menu, bringing the ESA opportunities to three for 2006-07: Stowe in its usual December time slot, Aspen in January, and Tahoe in March. Each will be a stand-alone event with its own unique flavor, its own amazing head coach and awesome coaching line-up.
post #65 of 78
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Originally Posted by nolo
should we focus on North Lake Tahoe or South?
I say South, because of cheap lodging and excellent public transit.
post #66 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by nolo
Hi everyone, we are planning the Tahoe ESA and tentatively scheduling it March 18-22, 2007. We have not selected our camp headquarters or which ski areas we will be visiting yet. We're thinking of making this a smorgasbord. We'd like to know your preferences, should we focus on North Lake Tahoe or South?

(Sorry, Mammoth seems to be too hard for out of state participants to get to.)
Shucks. I liked the Mammoth idea. However, I'll plan on attending a Tahoe ESA. Personally, I prefer the North Shore areas like Alpine, Mt. Rose, Squaw, Sugar Bowl etc., to Heavenly but North or South, Blue or Gray, I will make plans to go.

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post #67 of 78
Nolo, North or South I would hope that the event could take place where all members of the group would be housed in the same location. Perhaps communal eating at least once a day to give all the opportunity to meet and socialize with everyone. Your previous comments about getting a chef to prepare the meal sounded good. The wife and I are looking forward to the event. March hopefully will be as good as this year!!!!
Mark and Cheryl
post #68 of 78
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Originally Posted by mkevenson
Nolo, North or South I would hope that the event could take place where all members of the group would be housed in the same location. Perhaps communal eating at least once a day to give all the opportunity to meet and socialize with everyone... l
I agree keeping the group housed together adds a lot to the experience. It doesn't have to be a five star resort. The Extended Stay at ESA 1 offered a better skier atmosphere than bell hops dressed like cowboys offering to carry guests skis at the swank hotel at Big Sky at ESA 3. Just my opinion.
post #69 of 78
So, here's a question for those who are likely to attend a Tahoe event: what kind of place would you like to see used for housing? What kind of price range? I'm curious, but don't hold anyone to the outcome of this!

You know we'll try to make it work for a large contingent of Bears!
post #70 of 78
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Originally Posted by ssh
So, here's a question for those who are likely to attend a Tahoe event: what kind of place would you like to see used for housing? What kind of price range? I'm curious, but don't hold anyone to the outcome of this!

You know we'll try to make it work for a large contingent of Bears!
A lot depends on the # of people attending. Ideally I would like to see a large building with guest rooms and private baths with a large common gathering room that could be used for meals and off snow meetings. In other words a lodge or mansion. Price wise I would say as low as possible up to $200 a night for double occupancy. If a meal a day was included add an extra $50/day. I am willing to make my own bed and even help out in the kitchen if necessary. Maybe even a college dorm type setting. Of course with hot tubs and a bar. : Now where is this place? I don't know. Maybe Squaw has some buildings left over from the Olympics. I do know of a compound at So Shore with multiple dwellings/cabins and a commom room with industrial kitchen. Completely fenced and private.
Mark
post #71 of 78
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Originally Posted by mkevenson
A lot depends on the # of people attending. Ideally I would like to see a large building with guest rooms and private baths with a large common gathering room that could be used for meals and off snow meetings. In other words a lodge or mansion. Price wise I would say as low as possible up to $200 a night for double occupancy. If a meal a day was included add an extra $50/day. I am willing to make my own bed and even help out in the kitchen if necessary. Maybe even a college dorm type setting. Of course with hot tubs and a bar. : Now where is this place? I don't know. Maybe Squaw has some buildings left over from the Olympics. I do know of a compound at So Shore with multiple dwellings/cabins and a commom room with industrial kitchen. Completely fenced and private.
Mark
I think you are way overbudgeted. Lake Tahoe has some of the lowest hotel prices anywhere.

http://www.hotels.com/processSearch....il d%5B0%5D=0
post #72 of 78
I would like to see the expenses not related to skiing itself kept as reasonable as can be managed. This has the advantage of helping to keep ESA as affordable as possible which potentially allows more interested persons to participate.

ESA was conceived as a multi-day skiing clinic with top coaches and a for Epic members to get to know each other. That focus can be maintained without recourse to the expense of upscale resorts. If we were talking about a family vacation then the scales could well tip in the other direction. At all events, the Reno/Tahoe areas have a number of amenities and activities for those in search of them. I'd rather spend money on ski stuff than hotel rooms.
post #73 of 78
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Originally Posted by agent.5
I think you are way overbudgeted. Lake Tahoe has some of the lowest hotel prices anywhere.
Aren't those dates right at the high point of College Spring Break? Sounds to me like not only crowded, but not exactly a cheap time to go.
post #74 of 78
The dates are tentative and conditional at this point, Louie. We'd like to make it a Spring clinic and dovetail with the Gathering.

My two college kids have spring break in successive weeks, so I kind of wonder about there being a universal spring break any more, and Easter is April 8, 2007.
post #75 of 78
Nolo,

The Gathering Folks have to get on those dates. We should probably have a forum discussion on the issue of dates. However, there were no dates agreed to a the "vote" just the location. Where is MTT has he unburied himself from the powder in Tahoe to read this.

Ed
post #76 of 78
Humm:

I just saw this thread, you guys sure do ask alot of questions during POWDER SEASON> Disscusions in progress.
MTT

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Originally Posted by Powdigger
Nolo,

The Gathering Folks have to get on those dates. We should probably have a forum discussion on the issue of dates. However, there were no dates agreed to a the "vote" just the location. Where is MTT has he unburied himself from the powder in Tahoe to read this.

Ed
post #77 of 78
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Originally Posted by MTT
Humm:

I just saw this thread, you guys sure do ask alot of questions during POWDER SEASON> Disscusions in progress.
MTT
Yeah.. POWDER SEASON:
The guys at Sugarbowl tell me they have not had one day in March this year where it did not snow. (at least some) and the ski with the Dteam event at Sugarbowl was nonstop snow.

I almost didn't recognize our meeting area. There has been so much snow in the past week the place looks totally different. There is almost no ramp off the chair at the top of Lincoln.

The "magic carpet" in the beginning area is now level with beginner bowl and you have to ski down a little ramp to the loading area. Any more big dumps and the carpet will be below the snow level.

On the village side of Sugarbowl, the snow is almost up to the deck!

And today the snow stayed light and soft all day!

March 2007, HERE WE COME

DC
post #78 of 78
Um . . . a little variety never hurt a guy. After ESA East, why NOT spring at ESA West?!

So, I guess this means that the S12s and the Allstars stay home?
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