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Tailgating at the Ski Area

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I'm sure there are some tailgate experts here. I want to equip to do this right this year.
No more cold sandwiches, lets bring out the brats & beer or steaks and wine.
Most of all, what BBQ equipment works for you?
Chairs or other seating?
Music and tunes, or do you have a Plasma TV?)

Post your ideas for the ideal tailgate setup. Pictures are especially encouraged.
Lets have your ideas. I ned to know what to buy for the Gathering.
post #2 of 20
I've already posted my menu and the food was phenomenal!
Chicken, Beef Tips, Fries, Onion rings, jalapeno poppers, fried cod,...........if it can be fried, my husband will cook it up while I'm still on the slopes.

post #3 of 20
I have never tailgated but before i instructed I had one year when I had no obligation to anyone but myself and my friends.The first year I really skied alot my best friend hit a deer with his car. we took that to a butcher, took a george foreman grill up to are lodge and had deer for the entire year. You shoulda of seen the envisous stares as we ate deer burger every weekend, they really didnt stop whenever you told them we were eating roadkill either. We would sometime actualyl cook for a random table(usually teen girls), no good beer or wine yet we were 19 and 17 at the time.
post #4 of 20
KISS
propane grill, brats or burgers, chips and maybe some good cheese and a icechest of Urquell or local ale. Quick, easy and not too much to pack around.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
I have never tailgated but before i instructed I had one year when I had no obligation to anyone but myself and my friends.The first year I really skied alot my best friend hit a deer with his car. we took that to a butcher, took a george foreman grill up to are lodge and had deer for the entire year. You shoulda of seen the envisous stares as we ate deer burger every weekend, they really didnt stop whenever you told them we were eating roadkill either. We would sometime actualyl cook for a random table(usually teen girls), no good beer or wine yet we were 19 and 17 at the time.
Its called Venison!:
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by trekchick
Its called Venison!:
I called it tasteeeee.

FYI get back to tailgating before I official highjack the thread, curious what I am going to be eating at tahoe.
post #7 of 20

Venison Stew

I posted this recipe in a thread last winter.
This is a great recipe and is easy to heat up in a foil pan on a grill or in a turkey cooker, slope side!

Ingredients
Venison Cubed
butter
Salt and pepper

2 pkg beef bullion
1/8 tsp Fennel seed chopped fine

1Can cream of Onion soup(undiluted
1 Can Cream of mushroom soup (undiluted
1 can evap milk
Garlic to taste

Par boil-potatos, onions, carrots

brown first three ingredients in skillet then add fennel and bullion(the fennel is as important to this recipe as the venison), then add soups, milk, garlic, and par cooked veggies.

cook thoroughly to complete and enjoy!
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
There is nothing like being on the sunny side of the parking lot in Tahoe, and being invited over to someone's tailgate. The smell of tri-tip or brats on a grill is just irresistible after a big morning of skiing. Beer you bring from home doesn't cost $6.00/glass and the only thing missing is a comfortalbe place to sit.
post #9 of 20
http://www.rasmussen.biz/grills/portG.html

I have one of these grills. It is easy to transport and can run off small one pound propane bottles. The unit cooks VERY quickly. It's small, but you can feed a crowd because it cooks so fast. It ain't cheap, but I've never regreted the purchase!
post #10 of 20
There's something about a great big boerewors that screams "partee!" I didn't make the connection to skitailgating until Thatsagirl's post in the Apres Voux thread:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=17996

PS any mods care to do the honors?
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider
Most of all, what BBQ equipment works for you?
http://www.weber.com/q/100_detail.aspx

Good reminder - tailgating will be a big part of the routine for us this year.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by janesdad
http://www.weber.com/q/100_detail.aspx

Good reminder - tailgating will be a big part of the routine for us this year.
My grill kicks your grill's a**!
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by MisterK
Quote:
Originally Posted by janesdad
http://www.weber.com/q/100_detail.aspx

Good reminder - tailgating will be a big part of the routine for us this year.

My grill kicks your grill's a**!
He's right, you know.:
Janesdad...............Are you going to let that happen?
post #14 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by trekchick
He's right, you know.:
Janesdad...............Are you going to let that happen?
janesdad - pssst here's one that'll put ol' Mr. K in his place.

post #15 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by trekchick
He's right, you know.:
Janesdad...............Are you going to let that happen?
Nah, we're due in 14 days with janessister - I can't be distracted right now. Besides, he's right. My grill's asterisk doesn't need protecting either way.
post #16 of 20

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Edited by goranmilos - 2/22/16 at 10:26pm
post #17 of 20

I wasn't aware of ski areas that ban tailgating.?!? 

post #18 of 20

Yum! 

 

I've only got small canister-style backpack stoves but I keep wanting to borrow my buddy's Coleman (the type that uses the green canisters) to cook a breakfast; it might be good motivation to arrive early. Maybe some egg and sausage tacos, chorizo maybe....mmmm. I've smelt breakfast cooking in the lot before and been super jealous.

 

Also, it might never happen but I have a dream of having a bonafide crawfish boil in the lot. 100 or so pounds ought to do it. Some corn, mushrooms and wieners too. Maybe a little Zydeco.  For that, kind of party I would want the big Blue Rhino style propane tank with the stand up burner. I think the critters are in season from like early Feb to May, maybe June, depending on the water temps.

 

Beer is a given, though, I bought some "naturals" (IIRC) bloody mary mix and took that with last time and It was pretty good as a stand alone mix (I'm not trying to set up a damn salad bar). 

post #19 of 20

This is something I always look forward to. I think this is the best bonding activity for every family. Just hanging out, enjoying the sun, chatting, playing and minding the grill!

post #20 of 20

Bump after being jealous of a few tailgate setups today at ABasin. MMMMM.

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