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post #31 of 272
Last year, I didn't have a problem getting a last-minute roommate -- There's sure to be some people popping up as time gets closer.

This year, I'm thinking about bringing my mom as an X-mas present, so I can't help out unless it turns out she doesn't want to ski (unlikely). But maybe my roommate from last year's looking to come back -- James?

Is Lou planning on coming back down?
post #32 of 272
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Originally Posted by Aleph Null View Post

Is Lou planning on coming back down?
I don't want to speak for Lou, so hopefully he'll reply himself. But, he did mention something about being somewhere at some point in time. And, it had to do with skiing.

At an ESA event.

Regards,
Mark

PS After Lou spent a considerable amount of time on the phone with me about a boot fitting question, I owe him at least a beer...and some nachos...and some wings.
post #33 of 272
Thread Starter 
Lou said he's gonna bring bob, or sumthin like that
post #34 of 272
My wife and sister in law are planning on going. I just need to remind them to fill out their paper work.
post #35 of 272
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Originally Posted by Aleph Null View Post
Hmm... I gotta figure this out -- Phish is coming back the 6th-8th, I'll be in aspen March 11th-18th, and I'm not running the country music marathon until the end of April... this might just work...
Ok Dude,
What's up with Phish interfering with Big Sky!!!?

This is a no brainer...if you don't use your brain! Just remember the Lone Peak tram, or Moonlight Basin chair to the ridge- a freaking private lift to an awesome 45 deg ridge for god's sake! (altoids take note: no hiking! oh, that's right you're still better off down there!...)
Isn't the choice becoming clear now?...

Actually, get Phish to come up to BigSky! Didn't one of them get arrested for DWI somewhere out west last year - wasn't it Montana!?

(ok, now I'm like trekchick with the !!!!'s and the 's !! What's going on here!? Truly I've lost my mind....See- this is what happens when you go to esa at BIG SKY !!) Other things happen to your mind at a Phish concert, unless they're playing in Bozeman!

Btw, Aleph was a great roomate, though technically it was his room....! Also a great esa group mate esp. after we got him out of boots 2 sizes to big!!

I remember walking into the room, seeing his boots and thinking, "God that guy's got big feet, those boots are huge." When he told me he "loved them" and "they're so warm!" I was immediately suspicious, but hey maybe...! Then after a day or so I found out we had the same size foot. Good God Man!!! Lou helped him get some new ones - went to the store and practically took over the work room!

Aleph, I finished reading Moneyball ages ago and it was great! Thanks for giving it to me! I've gotten two others to read it. (Note: book is highly recommended but not nearly as mind blowing compared to esa BIG SKY !!!!!!)
Ok, god I've got to stop now before I start buying Volkl Katana's!!!

Remember BIG SKY !!!!


post #36 of 272
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
My wife and sister in law are planning on going. I just need to remind them to fill out their paper work.
I think I could help you with that...but...Just write a check for a spot for me, then I can transfer 3 spots for one to you and you'll get four spots. You can then sell the fourth and make money!! See, you'll help both of us out and make money!!!
(don't listen to him up there^^^ he's playing 'make a scam' just to get to Big Sky)
post #37 of 272
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post
Ok Dude,
What's up with Phish interfering with Big Sky!!!?
Nahh... phish won't be the problem, and I'm now in the 95% likely to come category -- I just need to clear up one or two issues with my Aspen trip a few weeks earlier (oh, what a terrible life I lead)

Anyway, I think I'm going to try to bring my mom with me this year (ain't I a party animal!) -- She can rip and when Mermer gets her outta the yikes zone she'll be some fun on the tram.

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I remember walking into the room, seeing his boots and thinking, "God that guy's got big feet, those boots are huge." When he told me he "loved them" and "they're so warm!" I was immediately suspicious, but hey maybe...! Then after a day or so I found out we had the same size foot. Good God Man!!! Lou helped him get some new ones - went to the store and practically took over the work room!
Yeah, I still owe Lou some Beers for that one... he had a long drive to deal with last time, so I still owe him for that. (PS -- As of last tuesday, I can feel my little toe again, so hey, things are looking up)

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Ok, god I've got to stop now before I start buying Volkl Katana's!!!
I wasn't looking at the Katanas -- I was looking at the Mantras -- way smaller. Anyway, I ended up picking up a pair of those Punishers that Lou let me try out -- They're less than 90 underfoot and they've got a nice quick 16m radius.

So, it sounds like Big Sky's on your agenda again this year?
post #38 of 272
I know, I know, you're mantra was the Mantra's !
I however was then thinking about the Katana's!
Actually I'm not sure if I'd want those or the Stockli Dp's.

Anyway, I'm certainly not in the 95% category, but I'd love to. Definitely in the 100% wish category!!!
So, you'd put your mom on the tram?!! Can she ski up there?

I figured out that your obsession with fat skis, (even in New England folks...though Olde England would be worse), was self medicating!! Yes, I know many self medicate and ride fat skis just fine as two separate things coming together as one great unknown! Your case is different though.

See, your boots were so big, that if you had narrow skis on - even those volkl ac40's were "narrow" no?, your foot just flops from side to side and nothing happens. It takes so long that you're out of sync with the ski! Like the ski gets on edge then your foot arrives to the side of the boot with a thud and throws everything off, or vice versa! Then you've got to go back the other way! With real fat skis they're not going to get to the edge that quickly so there's time for your foot to get to the side of the boot before the ski reacts.

Of course it's better if they actually fit as you found out and made huge improvements!!! (see, I think I will hire myself out as trekchick- she needs a few thou more posts!!)
post #39 of 272
Nice day up there today but still pretty cold. Marx is now open but not Lenin yet.


post #40 of 272
Thread Starter 
Mmmmmm, thanks for sharing!
post #41 of 272
Ohhhh, this is getting sooo tempting . . .

So who's lookin' for roomies, and who is staying a day or two extra on either end?
post #42 of 272
One should definitely stay extra - first for Big Sky and also Bridger Bowl. We never made it to Bridger last season, but when Big Sky got roughly 18 inches that week Bridger got like 3 feet!

Big Sky!!


post #43 of 272
Thread Starter 
My flight is booked. I'm staying a few days after.
post #44 of 272
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Originally Posted by MarcusFire View Post
Ohhhh, this is getting sooo tempting . . .

So who's lookin' for roomies, and who is staying a day or two extra on either end?
I am looking, not sure if I'm staying extra.
post #45 of 272

ESA Big Sky

Anyone making plans, tentative or otherwise to ski Bridger before or after the 4 day ESA? Haven't skied either so was maybe thinking of going early or staying late and hitting Bridger.
I will have a vehicle.
post #46 of 272
Thread Starter 
Pete, I'm open to suggestion, and willing to go with the flow. Flying home in the wee hours on Sunday after the event, giving me two days of play skiing.
post #47 of 272

Bridger b4 ESA Big Sky

Pete,
I've booked a condo at Bridger for the 4 nights ahead of ESA. The wife doesn't want to ski so I'd love company on the slopes.
post #48 of 272
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Originally Posted by scuppers View Post
Pete,
I've booked a condo at Bridger for the 4 nights ahead of ESA. The wife doesn't want to ski so I'd love company on the slopes.
Have you skied there before? Don't know if my old body can do 4 days at Bridger followed by 4 at Big Sky. that might be pushing the old guy a little too much. I will certainly think about this and maybe we can ski together for a day or 2 on my way down. thanks, get back to you. Pete
post #49 of 272

Big Sky

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Pete, I'm open to suggestion, and willing to go with the flow. Flying home in the wee hours on Sunday after the event, giving me two days of play skiing.
Where and when are you flying in. Made any plans so far. See Scuppers on skiing Bridger before ESA. A possibility huh?
post #50 of 272
Thread Starter 
I see his offer, but my flights have been booked. I'll be getting there with a day to spare ahead of ESA and two days after.
post #51 of 272

Bridger b4 ESA Big Sky

I've booked the A1 condo at Bridger see http://www.bridgerbowl.com/vacationp...nginfo_gh/#a1c
for 3/25-29. The wife will be with me, but she doesn't want to ski. May be able to share condo with 2 or 3 additional people. We fly in to Bozeman late on 3/25. I expect you can keep up with this old man and still do ESA.
post #52 of 272
Aleph Null not to be crude about mom but you said you were bringing her as a gift. Just a wondering, that all. good choice on the Punishers.

For those offering payment for services I am accepting beer to go with my lobster tail. Also looking a room mate.
post #53 of 272
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
Aleph Null not to be crude about mom but you said you were bringing her as a gift. Just a wondering, that all. good choice on the Punishers.

For those offering payment for services I am accepting beer to go with my lobster tail. Also looking a room mate.
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I am looking, not sure if I'm staying extra.
Phil's still looking for a room mate
post #54 of 272
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
Aleph Null not to be crude about mom but you said you were bringing her as a gift. Just a wondering, that all. good choice on the Punishers.

For those offering payment for services I am accepting beer to go with my lobster tail. Also looking a room mate.
So you've heard of the famous Montana lobsters eh?

I'm really excited to take out the punishers for the first time in LCC this weekend. The gift's for her, not for anyone else, smarta$$.

She'll have a ball, and it'll be good to get her out ripping it up.

Good to hear you'll be making it down again. Keeping my fingers crossed that you'll be feeling better this year.
post #55 of 272
Montana lobsters indeed are famous, although I think they call them crayfish and they come 100 to the order complete with tweezers and magnifying glass.

We just tested Punishers again and they still came out the same. Theyll be great for Big Sky.

Definitely plan to make it again, but things are a little in the air the start to the season has been terrible. We'll see how it goes. As far as how I'll feel. I took my flu shot, take daily doses of oregano oil, lots of vitamin C and Cold FX. Should be good to go.

Lou
post #56 of 272
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
Montana lobsters indeed are famous, although I think they call them crayfish and they come 100 to the order complete with tweezers and magnifying glass.
Lou
Well I appreciate the help from last year, and I feel like the lunch I bought ya on your way out of town doesnt' get close to all the mornings of rushing around you did for me, so if you can find a couple dozen of those crayfish, I still owe ya.

Hope to see you in MT this year.

--Keith
post #57 of 272

ESA Big Sky

Other than going to Big Sky for thre ESA my plans are pretty lose and flexible. SO.

I will need a roomate also. Don't know yet if I am going early and/or staying late but am flexible.

Offer, I will be driving down from St. Maries, OK lets say Couer d Alene since no one knows where St. Maries is located. Have a 4 wheel drive 4 pass truck with camper shell on for packing gear.

I would say right now (early I know) tentatively I would like to drive down and ski Bridger one or 2 days, take a day off, drive to Big Sky, ski the 4 day ESA and maybe stay one extra day for free skiing with all the new friends. Trekchick says she is going to have time to ski at the end of ESA. Or can ski Bridger after if people want to go there after ESA. Willing to help with transport services. I will be retired by January 15th and will have a lot of time to do Whatever I want. Cool

So if anyone needs a ride down or around Big Sky/Bridger etc. Let me know.

For those that are flying in, where is the Airport. Maybe I can help.

Looking forward to meeting people etc.
post #58 of 272
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
I will be retired by January 15th and will have a lot of time to do Whatever I want. Cool


For those that are flying in, where is the Airport. Maybe I can help.

Looking forward to meeting people etc.
Gratz on the retirement, and it sounds like a good way to be starting it out.

For the record on those flying in, the airport's in Bozeman, maybe an hour away. Karst Stage has an airport shuttle, but make sure you make reservations... I had to hitch a ride in from the airport to arrive on time.
post #59 of 272
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
You have to come. There is nothing like riding the tram (which only holds 15 people) to the top of Lone Mountain during the middle of the week. You get off the tram, put your skis on then decide which route to take down. By the time you get to Liberty Bowl or Lenin or Marx the few other people on the tram are well out of sight and you find your small group all alone with 1500 vertical feet of wide open chute to ski. Its an inspiring, humbling, somewhat surreal experience, especially to eastern bears who have never experienced that much acreage all to themselves.


Yes, it certainly is!!

If you get in mid day and don't have a room up at Big Sky, it is far cheaper to stay in Bozeman for the night and go in the morning.
post #60 of 272
OK so far I am coming and looking for a room mate. So those still looking PM me. I hope to stay an extra day or two but not certain yet.

Lou
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