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post #31 of 49
hope you got frequent flier mileage/cash back on your credit card for all those purchases!!!
post #32 of 49
Any of you looking for discounts? Mr. Cag'n you might consider joining one of the Crescent ski council clubs. Group trips, significant discounts, pro-deals, race camp discounts! Heck I got a subscription to Ski and Skiing magazine both for $8. My membership only cost $20 to Kanawha Ski club.

http://www.crescentskicouncil.org/clubs.html
post #33 of 49
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If you want to see your kids and grand kids a lot. Buy a big ski in/out house. Interest rates are low and properties are still appreciating in the RFV.
After retirement, move in for two years and take the $500K exclusion.

Shreder, LOL...only wish I had that type of cash! Have ya priced the cheapest run down condo anywhere in the RFV??????? With that type of money, I can buy 1/2 of Taos! I've always wanted a place in Santa Fe, close to several ski mountains..good vibe there....

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And he thinks I'm expensive .........
Come on Trekchick...I've seen your quiver collection...ya remind me of Imelda Marcos!

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hope you got frequent flier mileage/cash back on your credit card for all those purchases!!!
weez..I get to fly for free on a few more ski trips with those reward points; right ya are!

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Any of you looking for discounts? Mr. Cag'n you might consider joining one of the Crescent ski council clubs. Group trips, significant discounts, pro-deals, race camp discounts! Heck I got a subscription to Ski and Skiing magazine both for $8. My membership only cost $20 to Kanawha Ski club.

http://www.crescentskicouncil.org/clubs.html
This is a great advice for saving a ton of money Johnny! Thanks! We just had a great outdoor shop move into the neighborhood, The Backpacker, who started bundling ski trips/airfare/ condos, etc. at really discount prices. They also serve several ski clubs as their travel agency. Will book with them next year for one of our trips. Looks like savings could be in the 15% range over private bookings. They book 3 six day ski trips a year with set dates...holiday, mid winter and Mardi Gras week. MG week works well for our family....

I'm sitting at my desk as I type this post. Looking over the glass top I have 15 pictures that are underneath...all are family ski photos over the last 14 years.....Everyday these pics put a big ol' grin on my face ;worth every penny!!!!!!
post #34 of 49
Come on Trekchick...I've seen your quiver collection...ya remind me of Imelda Marcos!


Imelda! Baahahahah!

Man thats nuts, can't stop LoL!
post #35 of 49
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Rest assured, I'll be dreaming of powder and ski goggle sun tan.
You can have your cake and eat it, too. Lay on the beach in your ski goggles. Tan will be maintained or even improved.

-Adam
post #36 of 49
I've been fortunate enough to live near sking since I started the sport. First Denver from NYC, then Carbondale, CO., now Park City. I was lucky enough to pick a career that has allowed me to move and keep my job with each move. My career is not getting me rich, but I do get to ski 50-60 days a year.:
post #37 of 49
the way i see it, with skiing the money was already spent the minute you decided to go. so spend the money and have the most fun you can have. sure i wince a little at the gas pump but skiing is a lifestyle choice. i;ll scrimp and save at other times but i'll spend once i am there.

i mean I shelled out about 40 euro getting my skis first waxed, then repaired after a little rock damage. it sucked but i figure i would enjoy the mountain more than if I went out there with dry bases and screwed up edges and thinking about it all day. I go on these trips with x amount of dollars budgeted. i might brown bag the lunch are fill the camelback with fountain water or load up on the free continental breakfast. but if i am in the mood for a 6$ chili, i go for it with no regrets. life is short....

now if you shelled out all that money and your wife and kids only skied from about 10:30-2:00 i;d be a little annoyed-not necessarily at the price of the lift tickets but at the wasted opportunity. same thing with food-if you are going to buy it, eat it all so it;s not money wasted!
post #38 of 49
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Come on Trekchick...I've seen your quiver collection...ya remind me of Imelda Marcos!

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Originally Posted by Johnnys Zoo View Post
Come on Trekchick...I've seen your quiver collection...ya remind me of Imelda Marcos!


Imelda! Baahahahah!

Man thats nuts, can't stop LoL!
C'mon, I don't keep all those skis on a little shelf. I only have one pair of boots, and, and, and..............Recently I've been told I'm no longer a Ski Gear Whore, but instead, a Ski Gear Pimp, because I turn over my skis so frequently.

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You can have your cake and eat it, too. Lay on the beach in your ski goggles. Tan will be maintained or even improved.

-Adam
The difference being the tan won't stop at my neck line
In fact the tan will go alllllll the waaaaaay down to myyyyyy,...........:
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I'm sitting at my desk as I type this post. Looking over the glass top I have 15 pictures that are underneath...all are family ski photos over the last 14 years.....Everyday these pics put a big ol' grin on my face ;worth every penny!!!!!!
Keep those memories coming!!!
post #39 of 49
"but if i am in the mood for a 6$ chili, i go for it with no regrets. life is short...."

the $6 chili is usually my biggest regret of any ski-vacation, but I'm not talking about the wallet here!!"
post #40 of 49
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"but if i am in the mood for a 6$ chili, i go for it with no regrets. life is short...."

the $6 chili is usually my biggest regret of any ski-vacation, but I'm not talking about the wallet here!!"
the regrets go for those skiing too close to behind me!

turkey chili at Deer Valley is pretty good. no chili is really worth that much, except maybe the award winning chili at Dot;s Restaurant in Wilmington, VT.....but then again we are all a captive audience at the ski areas!
post #41 of 49
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"but if i am in the mood for a 6$ chili, i go for it with no regrets. life is short...."

the $6 chili is usually my biggest regret of any ski-vacation, but I'm not talking about the wallet here!!"
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the regrets go for those skiing too close to behind me!

turkey chili at Deer Valley is pretty good. no chili is really worth that much, except maybe the award winning chili at Dot;s Restaurant in Wilmington, VT.....but then again we are all a captive audience at the ski areas!
Whole new meaning to "Big Air!"
post #42 of 49
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........no chili is really worth that much, except maybe the award winning chili at Dot;s Restaurant in Wilmington, VT.....
Now don't go confusing the public here....call it by its local name "Dot's downtown. As opposed to Dot's of Dover. (I'm assuming both are still there)

post #43 of 49
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Whole new meaning to "Big Air!"


And it comes in a can!
post #44 of 49
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skiing is expensive........and if you are not willing to spend money on it, then its not the sport for you.
FAIL.
post #45 of 49
There are so many ways to ski for less $.

Get a season pass or two and reap the benefits
- discounts on breakfast, lunch, lodging, lessons and rentals.
- friends/family discount tickets for the other members of your group.
- reciprocal benefits at other resorts.

Treat yourself & spouse to an early season getaway weekend. Buy the passes then and your savings on your family gathering will pay for your getaway trip and more.

Intrawest and Vail Resorts offer great value if you are willing to commit to their pass programs.
post #46 of 49
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Cajun, Wait til I get the bill for my husbands trip to Costa Rica to Ride Dirtbike.
And he thinks I'm expensive :
Do you think I can stand laying on a beach for a week while he rides dirtbike?
Rest assured, I'll be dreaming of powder and ski goggle sun tan.
You are doing what ?! Are you laying on the beach in Costa Rica alone ? Geez, you could turn this into a Diva week (end) if you work it right. I'd be there. Oh, wait... I have my own beach....( love those dump trucks that deliver beach sand nearly poolside). And I just spent airfare on new ski's. Why didn't you say something a few days ago ? :
post #47 of 49
[quote=Trekchick;890004]C'mon, I don't keep all those skis on a little shelf. I only have one pair of boots, and, and, and..............Recently I've been told I'm no longer a Ski Gear Whore, but instead, a Ski Gear Pimp, because I turn over my skis so frequently.

/quote]

Oh really ??? And who told you that ? Seems I've only seen 1 (one) pair posted up for sale this year ? And, And, And, the acquisition # is ...? Come on now, don't tell me your UPS guy doesn't share suntan tips with you in prep for your Costa Rica trip. : And, and, and ( the Trekchick stutter).
post #48 of 49
Bklyn, you are so right. So many ways to find the deals. Only thing I haven't found is a deal on the cost of fuel for my car! It just keeps going up. Thank goodness it's a relatively short drive, fuel efficient, & I don't need to drive the 4x4 now that it's Spring.
post #49 of 49
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You are doing what ?! Are you laying on the beach in Costa Rica alone ? Geez, you could turn this into a Diva week (end) if you work it right. I'd be there. Oh, wait... I have my own beach....( love those dump trucks that deliver beach sand nearly poolside). And I just spent airfare on new ski's. Why didn't you say something a few days ago ? :
The trip to Costa Rica is next winter. The deal was, if he goes skiing with me this winter, I'll go to Costa Rica with him next winter.
I guess I'll have to suffer through it.
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