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post #61 of 84

Lodging logistics

Question - first time attendee at the Academy, and am trying to decide whether to boot up the big bucks to stay on the hill or to be a cheapskate and stay down in the valley.

Are there evening programs or some such that would make it more appropriate to stay on the hill? My natural tendency is to save the money, but if it's a real hassle to attend the Academy and do the drive I'll reconsider.

TIA
MG
post #62 of 84
Yes, there are evening activities, which are not just about buying me drink, but more serious ones too. If you can find someone to share a room with, it would help with the costs - yes you can stay in the valley, but staying on the hill would be better.
post #63 of 84
Sometimes it snows (imagine that!) and everybody at Snowbird/Alta is stuck skiing deep pow for the day while the valley lodgers are stuck at the canyon gate. We'll be posting a schedule of activities in the next day or so which will give everyone a better idea of how ESA will go. I can tell you that we have sessions in the indoor classroom at the Cliff Lodge after skiing from 4:30-6 p.m. and from 8-9 p.m., not including impromptu video movement analysis sessions with your coach.
post #64 of 84
MG, I would strongly encourage you to stay on the mountain. The risk of missing a powder day just isn't worth it (at least in my opinion).
post #65 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssh
MG, I would strongly encourage you to stay on the mountain. The risk of missing a powder day just isn't worth it (at least in my opinion).
Missing a powder day that I don't have to ski uphill to get...

OK, OK, I'll reconsider... easier to enjoy a Polygamy Porter that way, anyway. Is there a roommate board or some such that I'm missing?
post #66 of 84
Just post here that you're looking for a roomie--everyone who has posted here has found one, I think.
post #67 of 84
Okee dokee. Consider it posted...

Non-smoker, non-snorer old lady... you know the gig.

PM me if you want to split your housing bill. I have not yet booked a room.
post #68 of 84
Mtngirl, I have made a note that you're looking for a roomie, in case anyone inquires.

By the way, if you have a question or are having any difficulty with your Snowbird arrangements, please drop me a note. I usually can find the information or someone who would know.
post #69 of 84
The hour-by-hour schedule and the evening program notes have now been posted to the ESA website.

http://esa.epicski.com/esa2006/schedule.shtml

http://esa.epicski.com/esa2006/notes.shtml
post #70 of 84

The mountains are getting ready for us!

500 AM MST THU NOV 24 2005...MAJOR CHANGE IN WEATHER PATTERN WILL BRING SNOW AND COLD...


A persistent upper level high pressure area will gradually weaken and shift east through Friday. A large and moist storm system in the eastern pacific will send much of its energy into the great basin Friday night and Saturday. A strong cold front associated with this storm system will sweep across Utah on Saturday and produce precipitation. This will remove the inversion that has been affecting the valleys.

Significant snowfall is expected across the mountains of Utah. Precipitation is expected to begin as a mixture of rain and snow across the lower elevations of northern Utah Friday night...however as colder air filters into the region the precipitation will change to all snow on Saturday. Significant valley snowfall is possible Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning along the i-15 corridor.

Snow showers will continue across northern Utah on Sunday and temperatures will be much colder. Only isolated snow showers are expected in southern Utah. Readings will struggle to reach the mid 30s across the northern valleys. Expect temperatures in the teens and 20s over the higher terrain.

A stronger and even colder storm system from the gulf of Alaska appears on tap for Monday through Wednesday. This storm system has the potential to bring significant snow to much of the region. Cold temperatures will persist Sunday through next week.
post #71 of 84
jstraw,

I'm new to this ESA thing, and I'm not sure about all the initiation rites. So on Jan 30 after cooling down, just how far do we have to stretch Lisa Mercer?

post #72 of 84
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Originally Posted by marc gledhill
jstraw,

I'm new to this ESA thing, and I'm not sure about all the initiation rites. So on Jan 30 after cooling down, just how far do we have to stretch Lisa Mercer?

With 60 people no less!
post #73 of 84
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Originally Posted by onyxjl
With 60 people no less!
By all accounts, Lisa is pretty flexible. 60 or more of us ought to be able to stretch her pretty far, as long as each of us remembers not to take more than our share.
post #74 of 84
WHOAAA!!!!!!

I can't believe I just discovered this! First of all, my gay male friends describe me as the most hetero girl they've ever met, so it would not quite be 60 ways!

Secondly, I have the sexiest husband on the planet, so my I don't have much of a proclivity towards "stretching around!"
post #75 of 84
:

Is this another language thing? I'm not sure what you think I was posting about
post #76 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by marc gledhill
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Is this another language thing? I'm not sure what you think I was posting about
2 nations seperated by a common language.

(I'll explain on the flight out!)
post #77 of 84

Trip to Utah

I had planned a trip for my wife and I for Feb 1-4. Since she now will not be able to make the trip with me, it has become a solo 2 days snowbird/alta and 2 days pc. I realize that I can't participate in this years academy, but I was wondering if it might be possible for me to atleast check out what goes on(and maybe sign up for the next one), or atleast have an opportunity to meet some of you? Thanks in advance.
post #78 of 84
Is it full now? I just signed up last week.
post #79 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjames
I had planned a trip for my wife and I for Feb 1-4. Since she now will not be able to make the trip with me, it has become a solo 2 days snowbird/alta and 2 days pc. I realize that I can't participate in this years academy, but I was wondering if it might be possible for me to atleast check out what goes on(and maybe sign up for the next one), or atleast have an opportunity to meet some of you? Thanks in advance.
Hi jim,
Where will you be staying?

We will be doing video analysis sessions in the Superior Room at the Cliff Lodge - I think that's at 4-5pm each day, and you could come along to that, and see what we've been up to.
post #80 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by onyxjl
With 60 people no less!
80+
post #81 of 84

Fox Hat,

The first two nights(Tues/Wed) I am currently scheduled to stay the Best Western in Midvale. Then Thurs,Fri, and Sat I am scheduled to stay at the Yarrow in PC - where my "continuing education courses" are to be held. However, I think I'm more in need of some skiing education.
post #82 of 84
We will close registration at midnight January 20, that's tomorrow. There will be about 95 of us at this year's ESA, by far the most epically proportioned academy ever!
post #83 of 84
Wow! 95 people at ESA '06? That's fantastic. How many coaches will be attending? Is the "coaches list" on the ESA web-site official and final yet?
post #84 of 84
That number includes 15 coaches and 4 staff (2 videographers and 2 boot fitters). The coaching roster has a couple of substitutions, Weems will let you know who they are.
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