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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Hi. I'm new to the forums. I've been reading a lot of the posts these past two days in order to get acquainted with the flow here.
I just wanted to introduce myself and to let everyone know that these forums are very useful and the information provided by everyone is generous.
I live in Philadelphia, I'm an intermediate skier trying to improve my skills. You might see some stupid questions in the future
post #2 of 26
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Originally Posted by vetro
You might see some stupid questions in the future
Welcome Vetro. I've got a big head start on you there, but everyone is very helpful and you'll get some great info.
Gregg
post #3 of 26
Welcome, vetro, and don't be shy! And do check out the ESA for a faster way to more improvement than you ever expected.
post #4 of 26
Greetings. Some of the folks on here from the Philly area get together on the slopes occasionally.

Watch for links like these, and jump in:

Philly Bears: Elk 1/1/06
Philly Bears: Camelback or Elk Friday?
Elk Demo Jan 6th...Who's Goin'?...
post #5 of 26
Hey Vetro, thanks for introducing yourself! Enjoy your time here, it's a diverse and fascinating group of people, with - as you've already noticed - a great deal of generosity of knowledge and spirit.
post #6 of 26
Wlecome Vetro,

Tthe philly area is somewhat close to the Catskills. What areas have you skied in the Catskills? Have you tried one of the best kept secret Belleayre Mountain?

BTW if your from Philly you got to love the breakfast of champions -> scrapple.
post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by ElkMountainSkier
Greetings. Some of the folks on here from the Philly area get together on the slopes occasionally.

Watch for links like these, and jump in:

Philly Bears: Elk 1/1/06
Philly Bears: Camelback or Elk Friday?
Elk Demo Jan 6th...Who's Goin'?...
And the quarterly meetings at The General Lafayette Ale House.
post #8 of 26

Welcome Vetro

Welcome to Philadelphia, I just joined too and am really impressed with the helpfulness, usefulness and knowledge of those on board.
post #9 of 26
welcome vetro.

remember, there are no dumb questions, only dumb people! :
post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
Wow! Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
I would love to meet up with people in my area for some skiiing. No, I havent had a chance to make it to Belleayre, it is 4 hours away. It looks like they are having a discount day on Friday 13, 06, $15 lift tickets. Read: College student budget : There is also $10 lift tickets at Elk this Wednesday for anyone who is interested. Hopefully my bindings will be mounted by then so I can finally hit the slopes.
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by gonzostrike
welcome vetro.

remember, there are no dumb questions, only dumb people! :
i thought it was there are no stupid questions only stupid answers:
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by catskills
Wlecome Vetro,

Tthe philly area is somewhat close to the Catskills. What areas have you skied in the Catskills? Have you tried one of the best kept secret Belleayre Mountain?

BTW if your from Philly you got to love the breakfast of champions -> scrapple.
god please dont tell anybody else that ..just say belleayre sucks and they have free beer at hunter every weekend thru april
post #13 of 26
"I went to Philadelphia once. It was closed!"

W. C. Fields

As a Phill-elf-ian (they don't pronounce "d's" there), you will meet our own version on Frank Rizzo .... aka ... Gonzo.

Phillelphia is a big city just north of Ballimer (where they don't pronounce "t's".
post #14 of 26
Yuki, so you're are from the Fill-eee 'burbs over in Joy-zee.
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by Yuki
"I went to Philadelphia once. It was closed!"

W. C. Fields

As a Phill-elf-ian (they don't pronounce "d's" there), you will meet our own version on Frank Rizzo .... aka ... Gonzo.

Phillelphia is a big city just north of Ballimer (where they don't pronounce "t's".
it's "Bawlmer," hawn!
post #16 of 26
i think it's "There are no small parts, only small actors."
post #17 of 26

identity crisis fer' sure ..

I came from "Trentin .... or Tren-uh" ... aka .. Trenton Noo-Joy-Z.

We were smack between Philly and Noo-Yawk, never sure just who we were a suburb of?

But you had to be very careful of what bar you went into when the Giants, Jets or Iggles were playing.
post #18 of 26
Welcome vetro,

Windham Mountain is only 10 minutes more from Philly via NYS threway (87) 2 peaks to ski from and 1600 vertical ft.
WWW.windhammountain.com
PM me if you plan to come and ski there.

RW
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by Ron White
Welcome vetro,

Windham Mountain is only 10 minutes more from Philly via NYS threway (87) 2 peaks to ski from and 1600 vertical ft.
WWW.windhammountain.com
PM me if you plan to come and ski there.

RW
Vetro, very few discounts at Windham. Windham caters to the upper class with first tracks tickets (extra $15) and snow caddys. Also read the fine print and Windham squeezes the college kids for a few more bucks. Even Hunter has a young addult pass ages 13-22 for $48 and Windham charges 13-22 the same price as adults which is $55. Then again you can stop off at Potter Brothers (half mile from exit 19 NY State Thruway) to get a ticket to Windham for $48.

Here is a good thread with an awesome list of discount tickets

Note Belleayre's $10 lift tickets during winter festival week 1/23 - 1/27

Also note Windham has night skiing. This can be good and bad. Good if you like night skiing. Bad if we get some fresh powder between 4pm and 10pm that gets all tracked up before the next morning. Besides over 12 inches of new powder head for Plattekill on FRI, SAT, or SUN.
post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of the great information.
I will certainly look into doing an overnight trip into NY (4 hour drive home will be painful after skiing) and doing 2 different resorts.
Thanks for the information on Windham and Belleayre I will take into consideration everything posted.
Also, thanks for the free beer heads up at Hunter. That is quite an advantage!
I would like to do the trip towards the end of January if anyone is interested.
Thanks again!
post #21 of 26
Demo days at Elk: This Fri, 1/6, $15 tix at Buckman's. Fri 1/20, Fri, 3/3, Salter's, $18. Phil, Finn & I have carpooled in past. I have a weekday pass at Blue and will be going every wed a.m. for the gate clinic, and at least one other weekday each week. Check the Buckman, Salter and Langehorn sites for discount tix on other days. Evan.
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info Evan. Buckmans is about 3 minutes away from my house so I will definitely buy a ticket for Elk on Friday. Are you going to be there?
post #23 of 26
welcome Vetro!
Now all we need is for Phil to organize a Quarterly Meeting at the Gen. Lafayette...hint, hint.
post #24 of 26
Vetro:

Bring me a steak from Pats, extra onions and whiz. And a big Yeungling. Make it fast.
post #25 of 26
Thread Starter 
Oh man. Pats is my staple and Yuengling is my beverage of choice! Don't forget the cheese fries
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by irul&ublo
Vetro:

Bring me a steak from Pats, extra onions and whiz. And a big Yeungling. Make it fast.
No Tastykakes for desert?
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