EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Best and Worst reason for cancelled ski trip
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best and Worst reason for cancelled ski trip

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I have planned a few ski vacations, complete with lodging, transportation and friends to meet on the slopes.

One of my ski vacations was cancelled due to a family emergency, which didn't bug me, because family comes first.

Let me tell you about the one that bugged me BIG TIME!
I had planned my flight itinerary. My sister in law lined up lodging, and with relatives in Colorado, she was also lining up lift ticket deals. I was literally one day away from booking my flight when, I was subpeona'd to testify in a civil court case. All of my travel arrangements set aside, my sister in law went ahead with other companions.(so glad my misfortune didn't wreck things for her)
The DAY of the court date, they settled out of court!
I get robbed of my ski trip, and my testimony wasn't even needed. ARGH!

The good news was that I used that time to ski with my niece and nephew locally. (they grew up too fast)

Things happen!
I survived the disappointment, and I've got more ski days ahead of me!


Why have you cancelled your ski vacations?
post #2 of 18
I am sorry, there is never a good reason for cancelling a ski trip, other than death..your own death And with that, there better be written proof.
post #3 of 18
I didn't go to my brother's wedding so that I could do a long-planned bike ride that happened to be on the same day. My riding buddy blew off her cousin's wedding on the same day too! And cycling ranks below skiing.

Cancel a ski trip? As Phil said -- death, as in your own -- is the only acceptable reason.
post #4 of 18
Not healed completely from shoulder fissure.

And TOO expensive airfare %/()/%&#"/) !

Our main reason for posponing (not cancelling) is always $$$ related. But wait 'till I win that lotto!
post #5 of 18
Three years ago the family had a week planned in Utah. Everything was bought and paid for. I accepted a new position and started work the week we were supposed to be on vacation. However, there is a happy ending.

New Position = Living in Denver

New Position =Much more money.

Much more money and living in Denver = more ski trips!!
post #6 of 18

How about leaving a vacation you're on?

Not skiing but painful.

Years ago I had interviewed for a job and found out I had a week long window of opportunity to join a Grand Canyon trip (that I couldn't commit to beforehand), before the job was to start. So I jumped in my truck and arrived at the put-in well after dark to everyone's surprise. The plan was to float for the 6 days and hike out from Phantom Ranch up the Bright Angle trail where I'd retrieve my truck from other boaters who'd shuttled it and join the trip in my spot.

The pain hit hard as I walked the bridge over the Colorado from the ranch, to start the hike out. Fortunately, the hike was awesome as was one of the most memorable sunsets I've seen before or since. Hiking the last hour or so in pitch black and small headlamp. Crashed in the parking lot, drove home the next day to find out I didn't get the job as was gainfully unemployed...:
post #7 of 18
Twenty two years ago, I had to cancell all the ski trips I had planned for the winter because I blew out a disk in my lower back. I was in so much pain that for weeks I could not lift up a notebook without sending shooting pains down my legs. Happily, I healed without surgery and ski better (and more) now than I did then.

Off the topic a little, but every winter I take a trip to Alta with some friends. Six years ago, my wife was diagnosed and undergoing treatment, including chemotherapy, for breast cancer. As the trip approached, her white blood cell counts dropped very low and I was prepared to cancell my trip. At my wife's urging, her oncologist pulled me aside and gave me the "taking care of the caretaker" speech and told me to take the trip. At the same time, a bunch of folks in our town offered to babysit her while I was gone. It got to the point that I was being made to feel guilty if I didn't go. I went and all was fine -- my wife is now 6 a six year survivor.
I love my wife, I love my friends.
post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbinder View Post
Off the topic a little, but every winter I take a trip to Alta with some friends. Six years ago, my wife was diagnosed and undergoing treatment, including chemotherapy, for breast cancer. As the trip approached, her white blood cell counts dropped very low and I was prepared to cancell my trip. At my wife's urging, her oncologist pulled me aside and gave me the "taking care of the caretaker" speech and told me to take the trip. At the same time, a bunch of folks in our town offered to babysit her while I was gone. It got to the point that I was being made to feel guilty if I didn't go. I went and all was fine -- my wife is now 6 a six year survivor.
I love my wife, I love my friends.
See!!!! My exact point! It sounds like you have a fortunate life. Good for you .
post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
See!!!! My exact point! It sounds like you have a fortunate life. Good for you .

Indeed!
post #10 of 18
My wife and I were going to honeymoon in Lake Louise in March. In January, I tore my achilles tendon. We ended up rescheduling the wedding, got married in June and honeymooned in Italy. I still want to get to Lake Louise. Now I have another reason, one of my 4 year old twins is named Louisa. Now we have to go.
post #11 of 18
My best and worst are all in the same trip.

Wife and I are at Stratton for our 1st ever Eastern ski trip and the dog who is scheduled to have surgery for cancer 2 weeks later is with us.

As we are walking towards the gondola for our 1st lift ride in Vermont(on a Monday), we get a call from the Vet that they can get the dog into surgery that Wednesday.

We grab our stuff, check out of the lodge and drive 11 hours home.

That was 20 months ago and the dog who's 13 yrs old is sitting next to me as I type this
post #12 of 18
worst - i cancelled a trip to re-work some software that was not correct as my supervisors did not keep the project the same as was specified in the requirements. it turned out, this software was never implemented, so i cancelled a trip for no reason.

best - i cancelled a trip to help the family where i could while mom was in ill-health. both mom and my ski-trips and back to normal now.
post #13 of 18
Erm ... I don't think I have ever cancelled a ski trip, for any reason whatsoever.

Unless you count all of last season, which was cancelled by reason of being in the middle of an Australian summer recuperating from five operations, and the snow was thin on the ground in 38 degree Centigrade heat, for some reason.

So ... damn. I think that has to come under best and worst reason.
post #14 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgiddyup View Post
My best and worst are all in the same trip.

Wife and I are at Stratton for our 1st ever Eastern ski trip and the dog who is scheduled to have surgery for cancer 2 weeks later is with us.

As we are walking towards the gondola for our 1st lift ride in Vermont(on a Monday), we get a call from the Vet that they can get the dog into surgery that Wednesday.

We grab our stuff, check out of the lodge and drive 11 hours home.

That was 20 months ago and the dog who's 13 yrs old is sitting next to me as I type this
I was on a 'Guys trip' about 15 years ago, the first day of the 4 day trip, I blow out my ankle snowboarding/El Tool Del Diablo, I get put in a cast and end up driving everyone from the ski area to the bar. I had to get surgery when I got back because the bone didn't fuse.

My dog, who just died this year was born the same day of my accident. I am sitting here as I type.
post #15 of 18

Ski Trip or powder day

A few years ago i was at Jay Peak and was supposed to leave from there to continue up to tremblant. It started snowing as the lifts closed and didnt stop the whole nite. Instead of driving to tremblant we decided to hang around jay and get some awsome glade skiing in.
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Now! That's what I'd consider a BEST reason!
Quote:
Originally Posted by rtopforever View Post
A few years ago i was at Jay Peak and was supposed to leave from there to continue up to tremblant. It started snowing as the lifts closed and didnt stop the whole nite. Instead of driving to tremblant we decided to hang around jay and get some awsome glade skiing in.
post #17 of 18

Wife cancelled on me twice!

And we are still married. She came down with bronchitis when we were 4 days from going to Park City two years ago. She's a good enough trooper, though, that she helped a friend of mine go in her place provided he got pictures of he and I sharing the queen sized bed we had.

We planned to do the same trip the next year. We booked it and then we found out she was prego with our first child. She would be 5 months when we went, so no skiing for her. Being the awesome wife that she is she booked me a back country guide to take her place!
post #18 of 18
Seven years ago I had a ski trip planned to St.Anton. One week before I was to leave = no refunds I received a jury duty notice for one evening at my town's night court. When I went to the court to reschedule an alternate date due to my trip, I was told that the judge was tried of "lame" excuses" and if I didn't appear I would be held in comtempt and a warrent issued for my arrest.

My decision - I went skiing and chose to deal with the consequences when I returned. Consequences ????? NONE !!!! The hearing was posponed.

As Phil said, no good reason to cancel a ski trip !!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Best and Worst reason for cancelled ski trip