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post #31 of 50
Regrettably, I will not be able to make this one.

You all have a blast and I'll try to make the next time.

If Pierre shows up, make him ski at least one run where there is snow!
post #32 of 50
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgeib
Regrettably, I will not be able to make this one.

You all have a blast and I'll try to make the next time.

If Pierre shows up, make him ski at least one run where there is snow!
Bummer, I was looking forward to seeing you again. Pierre said he was bringing Tom and Lori too, comprex PMed me to say he was coming. Bushwacker had better be there since he started this thread and picked the date. Sheena and tromano will be there too and Ann is sending Ott (maybe). Telerod where are you? PM comprex to see if you can meet for a ride, he's in Bethesda. Matt will be the MC. I hope Mara shows and LarryC said he'd stop by and Springsregular said to pull him out of the patrol shack. Powdigger, SrMike and others said they'd be there too.

Pierre will ski ice all day, I won't follow him into the rocks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheena_queen_of_the_slope
Hey all tromano and I will be at 7 spring this weekend. What time is the meet up???

Sheena:
We will meet at 9 AM in the Foggy Goggle, slopeside lodge, second floor, right hand corner as you face the slopes. We'll probably hang out for awhile before we head out. PM me if you think you're gonna be late. I'll give you my cell phone number.
post #33 of 50
Hi, My computer broke but I got my skis fixed. I'll look for you guys sunday 9ish.
post #34 of 50
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15
Hi, My computer broke but I got my skis fixed. I'll look for you guys sunday 9ish.


Now let's get cgeib to come over from O-hi-a. What's the matter Chris, you got a Bengal's party to attend? You can watch the Stillers beat the Bengals in the Goggle.
post #35 of 50
This is a confirmation for Pierre along with Tom and Lori Beach. Tom and Lori are driving over tommorrow night and I will leave early Sunday. Please say there are some icy bumps that have not been mowed down.
post #36 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Springhill Crazie


Now let's get cgeib to come over from O-hi-a. What's the matter Chris, you got a Bengal's party to attend? You can watch the Stillers beat the Bengals in the Goggle.
I'll try Rob. Let me see how things go tomorrow and if I can squeak out. Sounds like quite the crew will be there
post #37 of 50
Thread Starter 
OK Chris, I hope to see you there.
post #38 of 50
Have lots of fun y'all - and take a few for me.

I was supposed to be working on Sunday, but now I will be in the area going to a viewing/funeral in Johnstown/Windber instead, so it wasn't meant to be.:

Maybe there will be a late-season version that I can make it to.

Cheers!
post #39 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Springhill Crazie
We're still on. As I write, the 7S report list 1 in. natural with 2-4 in. machine made overnight with an additional 2-4 in. natural accumulating through the day. Snowmaking temps should be good through Sunday morning with temps in the upper 30s by afternoon. Natural snow areas are doubtful but all trails are open. Look for Taylormatt to give us an on slope report soon.

See yunz there,
Rob
It's all good again, but like you said, not much in the natural areas.
post #40 of 50

The meeting

I was taking my class up the six pack on sunday around 10am...The sixth person on the lift was OTT......We talked and he introduced himself--I responded as "larry c"......we had a good conversation, lamenting the fact that his wife was laid up and TEMPORARILY unable to ski......age came up and he said he was xx and I said I was xx+3.......I sort of deirected him to the Goggle to meet, but felt it was a bit late-----Sure hope Ott made it....and I was delighted to meet OTT ,albeit on the lift---sorry I couldn`t get to you people......regards, Larry C
post #41 of 50
Yes Ott found us. I found Marcus in the morning and Ott found Marcus and I while we were eating lunch. Ott directed us to the rest of the group after lunch and we met up with them for skiing in the afternoon. I think we had 8 or 9 skiing together at the most.

I had a great time, even with a 5 hour drive both ways. First time for me skiing in PA or 7Springs. Before I had only skied in OH, IN, CO & UT. It was a nice change of pace for me to get off out little 300 vt. feet at MRM and to ski with the bears. It was great to meet everyone and I was impressed with how well everyone skied.

I ended up getting home just past 11:00. I quit skiing about 3:30 so I could get home home by ~9:00, but a semi tracktor trailer accident in a construction zone stopped traffic on I-70 West bound, West of Columbus, for 2 hours. The whole time we didn't move. Minor inconvience to a great day.

I really enjoyed meeting everyone - look forward to doing it again.
post #42 of 50
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It sounds like it was a great time. I'm very sorry to say that due to last minute medical maladies I was unable to attend. Turns out all seems to be OK but I regret not showing after coercing all you to attend.

I heard that comprex and telerod drove up from DC and the usual suspects from Ohio made the trek. There were first time attendees too. Sorry to miss you, Ott. I hope the day of skiing helped with your outlook.

I'd like to hear from you all. Post your thoughts or photos.

Marcus tells me there was some talk of another get together later. What do you guys thing?
post #43 of 50

That was

More fun than I've had at 7S in quite a while.

Many thanks to Pierre, SrMike, Marcus, Ott, roundturns, Tom+Lori, tromano+Sheena, telerod and especially SC for the motivation. Get you better.
post #44 of 50
>>>Sorry to miss you, Ott. I hope the day of skiing helped with your outlook. <<<

No it didn't, I'll explain later. It was nice to put faces to the names so familiar from this forum and I even got a special treat from Comprex, a little Slivy and I found out that we were born less than 100 miles from each other in Europe. Pierre brought Tom and Lori Beach along an Lori surprised me by conversing with me in german.

I rode up the chair on my first run, made the connection with LarryC, the bionic man, and had made only a few turns when that great holler of 'Ott' came from the chairlift and I could join the group of a half dozen epicskiers, we went down Northface which has a short steep pitch to it and that is when I realized that my ebay bargain 'Mickey Mouse' skis were the wrong choice to ski on.

I brought along my regular Atomic 170cm 11/20 and the ebay wonders of Atomic 150cm SL-11 with the Supercross bindings which I got on ebay from Cupola, just before they got kicked off ebay, for the bargain price of less than $300.

My contention always was that I could ski any ski with not much problem. Wrong. These short skis are a blast on the blue runs where they dig in super fast with their eleven meter sidecut , but...I weigh 250# and these skis on the steep would initiate into the fall line fast and clean and from there my weight would push them sideways even on edge chattering along like in a forward sideslip and it took half the slope to establish a clean edge and start the new turn.

This being my first day of skiing this season (I skied shotgun for an hour for my six year old grandson before) I attributed it to that, though I felt like Humpty-Dumpty and maybe looked like him too. After lunch we moved to the front side where I made a few runs with Marcus and SrMike and then decided to get my regular skis from the far parking lot but what with having to wait for shuttle busses it took some time. On my regular skis at least some of my confidence returned as I proved to myself I could still ski.

Marcus suggested I let my wife have them but if she doesn't want them, back on ebay they go.

I had hoped to join Telerod15 who was going to change from snowboard to skis, but I never found anybody in that last hour or so. I thought we were going to meet at the Foggy Goggle at four and I got there five minutes before and stayed for fifteen minutes in that ear splitting noise but no one showed up so I left for home.

The weather is going to be in the 50s around here with rain all week long, rats.

....Ott
post #45 of 50
We must have just missed you; there was an extra beer at table.






For a little while.
post #46 of 50
I am just finding enough time to respond to this thread. I had a great time skiing with everyone at 7S. Suprisingly those who claimed to be no good at skiing moguls proved to be up to the task.

The moguls were soft and moshy with a few ice patches here and there. My least favorite condition in moguls. To much work and drag on the skis. I was constantly fighting going over the handle bars but none the less, I had a lot of fun.
post #47 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pierre
The moguls were soft and moshy with a few ice patches here and there. My least favorite condition in moguls. To much work and drag on the skis. I was constantly fighting going over the handle bars but none the less, I had a lot of fun.
Really? Watching you in the bumps I would have never guessed. I'd have never known by watching you were in freeheel bindings.

Once down the 10' drop off on Goosebumps was enough for me. Funny how I got funneled inhtere even though I knew it was there.

They only thing I would do differently if I had it to do over again would be to hang out for another hour with you all just so I would have missed the 2 hour traffic jam on the way home. I know I would have enjoyed spending more time with you folks than sitting in traffic.

I'd be all for another MOTH. I am thinking of taking the family over there for a weekend in late Feb, assuming we have a free weekend. The kids are ~level 4s and the wife is almost a level 2. I think the family would really like it and I think it would be great to ski with the Bears again.
post #48 of 50
It was a lot of fun meeting everybody and the skiing was excellent.

Ott, I also felt like I had made an equipment choice mistake by starting out on a snowboard. By the time I got my skis, everybody was sort of bumped out or something. Although your skis weren't allowing you to ski at your best, your classic skiing style looked great, so smooth and graceful, much nicer to watch than the rest of us trying to carve. I'm sorry we missed you at the foggy goggle

Pierre didn't bring alpine skis and actually made a fair number of telemark turns!

Springhill, hope you're getting better.

Where was Bushwacker!?

See you all next time!
post #49 of 50
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15
It was a lot of fun meeting everybody and the skiing was excellent.

Ott, I also felt like I had made an equipment choice mistake by starting out on a snowboard. By the time I got my skis, everybody was sort of bumped out or something. Although your skis weren't allowing you to ski at your best, your classic skiing style looked great, so smooth and graceful, much nicer to watch than the rest of us trying to carve. I'm sorry we missed you at the foggy goggle

Pierre didn't bring alpine skis and actually made a fair number of telemark turns!

Springhill, hope you're getting better.

Where was Bushwacker!?


See you all next time!
Sorry to have missed you all. As to my illness, all has passed OK. Yes where was Bushwacker?

If conditions are right between now and the 31st, I'd like to ski Blue Knob.
post #50 of 50
Bushwacker couldnt get away from work:|.

Not that teachong little kids how to run gates was that bad.

HOpe we can try again, the race clinic at Hidden Valley will be over in 4 weeks, at which piont I cna day trip areas.
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