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post #451 of 561
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That makes 32!

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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
I have a ticket, so I plan to be there on Friday.
Roll call for skiing Stowe on Friday 12/12/08
1) Trekchick
2) oboe
3) Richie
4) Rich pop-in-law-to-be
5) RiDeC58
6) HarveyD
7) Judy
8) Marcus
9) Evan
10) Jane
11) Whiteroom
12) SKI-3PO
13) Mrs. SKI-3PO
14) Lil' Miss SKI-3PO
15) bbinder
16) Margaritamarcia
17) Jon
18) ski now work later
19) Twintip
20) KevinF
21) Blitz
22) Matthias99
23) Chris Geib
24) fitn217
25) PrePaid Student
26) Tog
27) Liquidfeet
28) epic
29) SkiDiva
30) DoWork
31) T-Square
32) Paul Jones

This is amazing. Can we book a lift all to ourselves???
post #452 of 561
I'll be getting in on Thursday around 5 or so and will look for you all to go out to dinner.

However . . . I plan on availing myself of the Stoweflake's extraordinary facilities first. Not just a hot tub, oh no, they have a whole spa room with a mineral pool and massage falls . . . most excellent.

I strongly recommend bringing your bathing suits and enjoying these accouterments.

Hedonistically yours,
post #453 of 561
Stoweflake is offering a discount to us for Spa stuff. If you are doing any of that, don't forget to ask.
post #454 of 561
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Originally Posted by SKI-3PO View Post
Thanks for the warning.
This is why Richie-Rich wears all that armor.
post #455 of 561
Ill be easy to spot, black full face helmet, rd/blk/wh Spyder jacket, black pants, arrest-me-red Head boots, Leki GS gloves, Leki candy-cane rd/wh poles, NF hydration back pack (I get thirsty), and Head skis of course. Im good with faces and bad with names so if I forget your names please excuse me.
post #456 of 561
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Originally Posted by MarcusFire View Post
I'll be getting in on Thursday around 5 or so and will look for you all to go out to dinner.

However . . . I plan on availing myself of the Stoweflake's extraordinary facilities first. Not just a hot tub, oh no, they have a whole spa room with a mineral pool and massage falls . . . most excellent.

I strongly recommend bringing your bathing suits and enjoying these accouterments.

Hedonistically yours,
Bathing suits are for wimps.
post #457 of 561
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Originally Posted by ski now work later View Post
Will folks be heading to the Mansfield Lodge for lunch at a particular time? Since we're not arriving until mid-morning, I'm wondering if we'll be able to meet up with other foks on the Friday roster at some point during the day.
I will make it a point of having lunch at the Mansfield lodge at 11:30 for a second meet up time.
post #458 of 561
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Originally Posted by MarcusFire View Post
I'll be getting in on Thursday around 5 or so and will look for you all to go out to dinner.

However . . . I plan on availing myself of the Stoweflake's extraordinary facilities first. Not just a hot tub, oh no, they have a whole spa room with a mineral pool and massage falls . . . most excellent.

I strongly recommend bringing your bathing suits and enjoying these accouterments.

Hedonistically yours,
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Originally Posted by epic View Post
Stoweflake is offering a discount to us for Spa stuff. If you are doing any of that, don't forget to ask.
post #459 of 561
If the snow band that is hitting us right now is going to make it to Stowe, I better bring the Bros!!!!
post #460 of 561
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
I will make it a point of having lunch at the Mansfield lodge at 11:30 for a second meet up time.
Sounds good, we should be able to get a few runs in before then and meet you at the lodge.

I'm debating whether to drive to Stratton or Okemo this morning . . . just waiting for the snow reports to post to see which resort got more fresh snow last night. Keeping my fingers crossed that the soaking rain heading to Stowe magically becomes snow!
post #461 of 561
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
I will make it a point of having lunch at the Mansfield lodge at 11:30 for a second meet up time.
But when will the third meet up time be?
post #462 of 561
Bob, you're exhausting! Sheesh!
I'll pm you my phone number, so you can call me when you get there.
mmkay!?
post #463 of 561
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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
I have a ticket, so I plan to be there on Friday.
NICE! I was hoping you were going to be there!
post #464 of 561
Hey, I just had an idea- if we can get everybody's bsl & the skis they're bringing on the list, then maybe we can make some plans to try out each others' skis... Mine is currently a 315mm, (I will be rocking the old, beat boots barring a major miracle) so I would add to the list as such... I'll be on 176cm Mojo 90s if anybody would like to take them for a few runs!

Roll call for skiing Stowe on Friday 12/12/08
1) Trekchick
2) oboe
3) Richie
4) Rich pop-in-law-to-be
5) RiDeC58
6) HarveyD
7) Judy
8) Marcus
9) Evan
10) Jane
11) Whiteroom
12) SKI-3PO
13) Mrs. SKI-3PO
14) Lil' Miss SKI-3PO
15) bbinder
16) Margaritamarcia
17) Jon
18) ski now work later
19) Twintip
20) KevinF
21) Blitz
22) Matthias99
23) Chris Geib
24) fitn217
25) PrePaid Student
26) Tog
27) Liquidfeet
28) epic
29) SkiDiva
30) DoWork -315, mojo 90 176cm
31) T-Square
32) Paul Jones -315

I added for Paul, I know his bsl is the same as mine.
post #465 of 561
DoWork, My BSL is 286, but you'll find that skis will be swapped among friends even if we don't publish our BSL's.

I'm going to check and see if Whiteroom will be there to do demos or ski and play.
I'm kinda hoping to ski and play.
post #466 of 561
I also noted that Saturday is the StoweFest Demo Day.

Don't expect to be able to take full advantage, but those that aren't participating in the clinics might be able to find some fun rides to try.
post #467 of 561
Stupid non-missable Friday classes....

Still contemplating Leaving Rochester @ 2pm Friday to ski Saturday, obviously you would all be conducting ESA activities though...
post #468 of 561
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
DoWork, My BSL is 286, but you'll find that skis will be swapped among friends even if we don't publish our BSL's.

I'm going to check and see if Whiteroom will be there to do demos or ski and play.
I'm kinda hoping to ski and play.
Yeah, I know but I feel it would give people just one more thing to look forward to. Just throwing it out there. BTW, you make me wish I had girl feet... Even if just for a day
post #469 of 561
Why thank you D/W.
post #470 of 561
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
Yeah, I know but I feel it would give people just one more thing to look forward to. Just throwing it out there. BTW, you make me wish I had girl feet... Even if just for a day

Hey hey hey...I dont have girl feet, I wear anywhere from 10-11 street shoes....but my race boots are tiny, 304 .
post #471 of 561
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
Yeah, I know but I feel it would give people just one more thing to look forward to. Just throwing it out there. BTW, you make me wish I had girl feet... Even if just for a day
I'm considering leaving the Bros at home because it doesn't look like Bro weather in the forecast just now. But, if I do bring them, they have dukes and can easily be changed to your BSL


convince me that there is a good reason to bring the Bros instead of my SL's
post #472 of 561
You need convincing?
post #473 of 561
Ok, apparently I've been put in charge of the weather!!

Well, not to worry, I can guarantee typical Vermont weather for mid - December! Note that last year's esa Stowe, (I wasn't there), had incredible conditions!! Like 18" of powder!! Here Bob Barnes probably flew east armed with nothing but slalom skis and ended up with deep pow!! Of course that just started a trend and he ended up skiing Big Sky Montana on his slalom skis!! (His other three pairs were "broken", but I suspect he went out at night to the ski rack with a hammer...)

But back to the weather. Well, last year's pow was non-typical and thus greatly exceeded the guarantee. So, what is the guarantee? Well, I am using a post from SkiMangoJazz as preliminary language for a guarantee of ski conditions in the state of Vermont.
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post
steveturner. This question (or a variation) comes up a lot. The answer is actually quite simple.


It will either be very icy with thin cover and cold or warm; it may be very cold with great groomed conditions; there is an equal chance there will be fresh snow and mid-winter conditions. It could be raining.
So, not to worry!!! You now know the parameters and won't be dissappointed!! The problems people have usually come from expecting something other than the above!!!

What you can do:

Generally, people from the West have the most trouble with the ski weather here. This is because they haven't read the above guarantee!! If they were familiar with SkiMango's phrasing it wouldn't be such a problem. The next step is more important: Acceptance of the guarantee.!! See, if you accept our guarantee, there is no disappointment because you know what to expect!!

Thus, the first step: Acceptance of the above guarantee of conditions.


Second, let's talk about the "R" word. Yes, this is also an area you can do something about. It is generally agreed upon that during ski season in the Northeast one doesn't want to say the word "Ra_n"! We substitute the phrase "The 'R' word" or some variation of your choosing - get creative if you need to speak of such things!! No sense in dumping that word out there like a log in the middle of the street!!!

Now, here's the thing! If the "R" thing is happening, the snow on the trails is usually very good!! Yes, I constantly am met by blank stares after returning from a day of skiing in the rain. That's because those people weren't on the slopes. Walking to the store is quite miserable in the rain when you were supposed to be skiing!!!

So, the very best thing you can do if the "R" thing is going on is to go skiing!! No blank stares when someone suggest this to you. If you can't get excited about it at that moment, just nod your head and say "It must be so...I must go....."


So here I'll make my second promise: I promise that if the "R" thing is happening, you will be much happier outside skiing on trails than outside complaining about it and doing "chores" ! No doubt at all!!!

Now, if you're skeptical realize how many people suffered skiing in jeans and cotton long underwear! For years!!! Now we have all sorts of stuff with Goretex in it that's waterproof - and it breathes!! Goodness the luxury of it all!!!


What number am I at here?

Well, three: Think snow.
Yes, you can buy all sorts of things on it that say this. Pick something you like and get it!! Even stickers. For one thing, this helps to ward off those who think snow is an evil curse beset upon the land. You know those people, they're everywhere. For them, snow equals work and torture!! Nothing but a pain!! Thus buying "Think Snow" items stops those ideas from getting too far. They might even start a conversation with you like "Oh...I see you think you like snow...I hate it.." Use that as an opportunity to tell them how great snow is!!


This brings us to a fourth point.

The 'weather casters' - the ones on t.v., particularly in New York City. Ok, for some bizarre reason these people have never accepted that the weather in New York is different than the weather in San Diego!!! Everytime the weather is different from what you would get in San Diego they talk about it as if it is a scourge and speculate on how quickly it will end. Since the weather in nyc is almost never like that of SD - they always operate under the context of "I'll tell you when this scourge will be lifted" - that's all the weather is to them!


Winter is a tough time for nyc weathercasters because SanDiego doesn't get snow!! So when snow is forecast it's all about problems and when will they end - closing of schools, "tough" commutes, car accidents, people having heart attacks while shoveling the stuff, - there's no end to the problems associated with snow!!!

Generally, they have a period of a few weeks where they accept the fact that some people like snow and go skiing! That is however a temporary anamoly since this behavior is unknown in SanDiego and every weathercaster seems to be born and raised there.

What you can do about that: Send t.v. stations in nyc 'Think Snow' stickers and articles about skiing.!!!



See, new yorkers generally view themselves as the center of the universe - both known and unknown. Certainly the unknown will become known by someone there. That's the way it is. When you live there it's a disease you get that you can't get rid of, you just manage it. (ask lisamarie - she's in CO now and still is affected by it I'm sure!) There's nothing bad about it but it does make the weather casters think they're in charge of some huge crystal ball that they control!
See the importance of sending 'Think Snow' items to nyc weather casters?!!! They're in control of the crystal ball!!


Wow, I've really gone on here...

Remember though, read the guarantee!!! Then there's no problems!!!

oh, I almost forgot! another thing you can do is convince epic that his microDiva needs to come out for an hour in the afternoon. Preferably with other microunits - that will greatly increase the chances of exceeding the snow guarantee!! Why? It just is!

post #474 of 561
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Ill be easy to spot, black full face helmet, rd/blk/wh Spyder jacket, black pants, arrest-me-red Head boots, Leki GS gloves, Leki candy-cane rd/wh poles, NF hydration back pack (I get thirsty), and Head skis of course.
You forgot to mention the chrome sidepipes!!
Are there flames on that helmet?!!
post #475 of 561
Hello everyone. I just registered for the Stowe ESA and am very excited to ski with you this weekend. Thanks to Paul Jones, who I met at Jiminy Peak this past Sunday, for turning me on to the ESA.
post #476 of 561
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
I'm considering leaving the Bros at home because it doesn't look like Bro weather in the forecast just now. But, if I do bring them, they have dukes and can easily be changed to your BSL


convince me that there is a good reason to bring the Bros instead of my SL's
There does seem to be a sizeable storm hitting Fri-Sat time period....
post #477 of 561
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Originally Posted by MarcusFire
I'll be getting in on Thursday around 5 or so and will look for you all to go out to dinner.

However . . . I plan on availing myself of the Stoweflake's extraordinary facilities first. Not just a hot tub, oh no, they have a whole spa room with a mineral pool and massage falls . . . most excellent.

I strongly recommend bringing your bathing suits and enjoying these accouterments.

Hedonistically yours,


Quote:
Originally Posted by epic
Stoweflake is offering a discount to us for Spa stuff. If you are doing any of that, don't forget to ask.

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Originally Posted by OBOE
Bathing suits are for wimps.
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

fixed it for you...
post #478 of 561
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Originally Posted by liv4ski View Post
Hello everyone. I just registered for the Stowe ESA and am very excited to ski with you this weekend. Thanks to Paul Jones, who I met at Jiminy Peak this past Sunday, for turning me on to the ESA.
Ah, Paul Jones......Just in case he told you stories about me.....he lies!

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Originally Posted by 2-turn View Post
There does seem to be a sizeable storm hitting Fri-Sat time period....
Ah ha!
If I ski in my Krypton Storms, then there could be an added dimension to this tale of talking up the Bros!
post #479 of 561
DOOOOOOOOOOOD! Did someone say sizeable storm approaching? Sounds like the possibility that you could use them to their full potential is reason enough!
post #480 of 561
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post
Ok, apparently I've been put in charge of the weather!! .... let's talk about the "R" word. Yes, this is also an area you can do something about. It is generally agreed upon that during ski season in the Northeast one doesn't want to say the word "Ra_n"! We substitute the phrase "The 'R' word" or some variation of your choosing - get creative if you need to speak of such things!! No sense in dumping that word out there like a log in the middle of the street!!!
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