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post #31 of 58
We can do it with forums, but that would make a lot of forums.

We can't do it with profile fields.
post #32 of 58
Of course, you would have to divide Washington -- which has already become "Western Washington" -- into Highway 542 and all the other stuff to the south.
post #33 of 58
This is really funny, isn't it?

Perhaps I'll start with a set and let people PM me when they don't see the one they want.
post #34 of 58
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post
Tahoe
SoCal
So/Central Oregon
Washington
Eastern Washington/No. Idaho
So. Idaho
Western Canada
Canadian Rockies
Northern Rockies
New Mexico
Utah
Central Colorado
NW Colorado
SW Colorado
Midwest
New England
Mid-Atlantic
Eastern Canada
Australia
New Zealand
Alps - Austria
Alps - Italy
Alps - France
Alps - Germany
Alps - Switzerland
Sweden
Finland
This looks like a good starting list. (I know there's skiing in Iran. But are there any Bears there...?) As long as Steve can add to the list, start with this one.

I vote for multiples being selectable; not just a single. (I ski Central and SW Colorado most of the time, but my brother lives in the canyon below Alta and Snowbird.)

- KK
post #35 of 58
Ok, friends, I've created it. Drop in to your Profile (click "User CP" at the upper left of the Forums pages), click "Edit Profile" along the left navigation, and scroll to the bottom. Click as many as you'd like.

To search, click "Members List", "Search Members", "Advanced Search" and check "Central Colorado" and search. You should find at least me.

Let me know your thoughts, comments, complaints, etc.
post #36 of 58
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Hey cooool, it works. A fine job done!
post #37 of 58
Cool, mkevenson... I'm glad you like it. Let's hope that it becomes useful over time...
post #38 of 58
Sweet! And painless, too!

- KK
post #39 of 58
Flawed! I detect a distinct western bias. A quick google shows that there are 26 ski areas in Colorado that has 3 regions on the list. Utah has 13 areas and New Mexico has 11 but a loosely defined Mid-Atlantic region shows 34 areas over at least a half dozen States.
post #40 of 58
Yeah, but the geographic area involved is about equivalent. Tahoe has 22 ski areas and serves all of Northern California to the Bay Area, Central Valley and Nevada. That's roughly the geographic area (square mileage) of the Mid-Atlantic. Besides, you can't claim little places like Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey as a real state. : I'm fairly certain West Virginia is eminently forgettable.
post #41 of 58
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Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post
Flawed! I detect a distinct western bias. A quick google shows that there are 26 ski areas in Colorado that has 3 regions on the list. Utah has 13 areas and New Mexico has 11 but a loosely defined Mid-Atlantic region shows 34 areas over at least a half dozen States.
Yes, but what about applying that same analysis using square miles instead of "states"...?

- KK
post #42 of 58
My initial statement that there are 34 areas in the Mid-Atlantic has got to be wrong. There are 23 ski areas that belong to the PA Ski Areas Association and I can think of two open areas that are not members. Ski Areas of New York list 35 members across the state. Vermont has 19 ski areas listed on the Ski Vermont web site. New Hampshire lists 19 ski areas also. Come on folks, there's a reason that PSIA-East has the largest membership in PSIA.
post #43 of 58
New York, New Jersey and PA = 109255 square miles and according to our own resort info contain 74 ski areas.

By the way you omitted the Southeast region NC, VA, WV and MD all south of the Mason-Dixon Line = 132605 square miles which contain 16 ski areas.

In other words, the Mid-Atlantic region is 241860 square miles and contain 90 ski areas.

Colorado = 104100 square miles and according to our own resort info has 29 ski areas.

The list is western biased.
post #44 of 58
Yep, LHC, it is. Glad you noticed!
post #45 of 58
I would be happy if the Mid-Atlantic region were divided into east and west and add Southeast. Any thoughts, Phil? I think somebody from New York should chime in on how to list that region. Catskills could be Mid-Atlantic East and and Western NY could be part of Mid-Atlantic West and list Adirondacks as a separate region? What say you Lars? Perhaps NE should be listed as North (Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire) and South.
post #46 of 58
Funny. I've never thought of Penn or NY as "mid-Atlantic" but rather as part of New England. And I even lived there for a few years. Shows what I know!
post #47 of 58
Penn and NY are clearly mid-Atlantic. New England is only stuff east of the Hudson. I'd think the Atlantic seaboard should be

New England (stuff east of Hudson)
Southeast (stuff south of Mason Dixon line)
Mid-Atlantic (the leftovers)

Here are the regions the US Census bureau uses: http://www.siberianrescue.com/other/USRegions.pdf
post #48 of 58
No doubt, PA and NY are Mid-Atlantic but if the purpose of the list is to facilitate a get together, I just thought that a more specific list would be more useful. The reason I asked Phil and Lars to chime in is because we are all in the Mid-Atlantic but 4 to 6 hours apart and though Phil and I are both in PA, Lars is closer to me. If we do ski together it will be at the Holiday Valley, NY Gathering and that would be a special event not an easy weekend occurrence.

I thought that a truly useful listing would be cumbersome. Why not just allow space for each member to list their favorite ski region much as we ask for their home mountain? Allow the members to define their own favorite spots instead of choosing between a set list. In the past when I first tried to organize a Mid-Atlantic Gathering, any time I noticed that a member would list their location in the region I'd add them to my buddy list and PM them about the plans. In my experience, the members that would show were from DC, Pittsburgh and Cleveland/Akron. That demographic spans 3 geographic regions. Now when I try to organize a gathering I list it as Interior or Westen Mid-Atlantic or Allegheny Mountains region. A way to identify nearby members for gatherings would be a useful feature.
post #49 of 58
Certainly, this doesn't change our ability to post gatherings to any group. However, mkevenson asked for a list that we could search, and the only way that I could come up with standardization was to put them in a checklist. I hope it's useful. There is a place to put "Location" today, and many people use that for their skiing location, and it's a free-form text field.

I get what you're saying, LHC. I just thought it might be better to put something out there quickly. Perhaps I was wrong. I often am...
post #50 of 58
I appreciate the prompt response to the request and please don't take my comments as a gripe. I too would like to see a useful list and I hope my thoughts add to that end.
post #51 of 58
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Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post
I appreciate the prompt response to the request and please don't take my comments as a gripe. I too would like to see a useful list and I hope my thoughts add to that end.
I very much appreciate the thought that has gone into your comments. I'm just not quite sure how to make changes that reflect the great ideas... If you or one of the other folks reading this would be willing to take a swing at a new version of the list, I'm eager to adjust what we have... I'll keep a close eye on this thread to see...
post #52 of 58
NW Colorado = Steamboat? Steamboat is north enough, but not west enough. When I think of NW Colorado I think of Rangely, or at least anything west of Craig. Rangely is one of those places you don't wanna go unless someone pays you. I got paid enough to go there quite a lot back in the 70's.:
post #53 of 58
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post
New England is only stuff east of the Hudson.
Interesting. So this makes me from New England, despite being from NY. I always used the VT state border as the line. There is a world of difference between small town upstate NY and New England, IMO. Also, your definition makes Troy part of New England, which just seems very wrong...
post #54 of 58
It's just a bunch of gray lines, isn't it?
post #55 of 58
Yah.

So how does this work Steve? I use the member search to find all the New Mexico bears to ski with?

EDIT: Yup, that works great. 10 people! w00t. We need a campaign to get people to update their profiles...myself included.
post #56 of 58
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
Interesting. So this makes me from New England, despite being from NY. I always used the VT state border as the line. There is a world of difference between small town upstate NY and New England, IMO. Also, your definition makes Troy part of New England, which just seems very wrong...
I guess I should have left the Hudson out of it and just listed the states involved. I would categorize ALL of NY as not part of NE.
post #57 of 58
Great! It works well.

I just Searched on the same three regions I clicked for me ... and I'm the only one who checked those three. It really works!!!

- KK
post #58 of 58
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
I'm fairly certain West Virginia is eminently forgettable.
It might be except for our good buddy Bolter who teaches in WV and has had much to say here that caused some good discussion.
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