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post #61 of 76
As to the fireplace... Why not get a cheap outdoor one? Granted VT may have some rules for decks but if your careful you could still sneak one on there and enjoy the fire outside, every now and then.

Better yet you could have the fire pit on the ground away from the deck and little bit and stand under the deck to keep the snow from falling on you.
post #62 of 76
digital camera(s): vid and still varieties. Don't forget the helmet cam.
macbook (preferably the pro for the vid card) & 24" cinema display.

ski rack. wall mounted, stolen from the resort, whatever. get a rack. Skis on end are also nice coat racks.

space-heater. Since you don't have a fireplace, you need a space heater to radiate heat into your drying area... whatever that is.

Oh... and garlic. Lots of garlic. All food tastes good with garlic. Especially a loaf of bread and a bottle of red.
post #63 of 76
A kegerator. Trust me. You don't want to make the drive into town at 10pm when you run out of bottles. (And don't use the deck as a beer fridge--it will freeze. Liquor, however....)

A grill, a gas one.

A real, permanent tuning set-up.

Plenty of Carmex, Blistex, Ricola, Halls, Fisherman's Friend, sunscreen, ibuprofen, Ben Gay, Icy Hot, tape/wrap, and lots of ice.

A couple of sleds.

Extra crampons and ice tools.

Snowshoes.

A bow and a couple 3D deer targets in the yard. Oh, yeah
post #64 of 76
Extra gloves, goggles, helmets and ski pants for the people who forgot them. These will also tend to accumulate from the same people who leave them

Couple of boxes of hand warmers, we ARE talking Jay here.

A "slush fund" or "petty cash" box, everyone chips in $X amount for every night stay, this can cover supplies i.e. beer and or toilet paper. Any money left over at the end of the year can go to cover the lost security deposit.

At least one person should have a Costco or BJ's membership for supplies.
post #65 of 76
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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283 View Post
Better yet you could have the fire pit on the ground away from the deck and little bit and stand under the deck to keep the snow from falling on you.
jpegs please.
post #66 of 76


Dont forget!
post #67 of 76
Full time masseuse.
post #68 of 76
Decent knives. In all the dozens of ski houses I have been in, I have never found a decent sharp knife. Now I bring my own.
post #69 of 76
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Decent knives. In all the dozens of ski houses I have been in, I have never found a decent sharp knife. Now I bring my own.
Good for when all the squatters from Epic show up at your door unannounced...
post #70 of 76
If the house doesn't have one, a vacuum, preferably wet and dry. Also if not provided wood to burn. Car battery charger, one ridiculously cold night and that beater may not turn over.
post #71 of 76
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
If the house doesn't have one, a vacuum, preferably wet and dry. Also if not provided wood to burn. Car battery charger, one ridiculously cold night and that beater may not turn over.
Good idea.
post #72 of 76
A steady suppy of hot ladies with low moral standards.
post #73 of 76
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A steady suppy of hot ladies with low moral standards.
and a nice hat rack/coat rack by the door where they can hang their bag and last name
post #74 of 76
Couple items I have found useful. The list is long but trust me.

Bring a CASE of bottled water with you every time. Nothing like an ice cold bottled water to chug before bed or in the am. Some single serving sized drink mixes are good too. Your mates will love you.

Giant sleeve of pastic cups.

Crock Pot. Cheap. Throw in a can of chili, soup,
or any CP recipe up to an including a whole chicken / roast etc. Go skiing. Mow when you get home. Also good for mulled cider.

Jumper cables and or battery pack and heavy duty tow strap.

WD-40

Roll of TP. Trust me on this one. Stash one in a hidden compartment somewhere in the house. Paper towels too.

Assortment of neoprene type knee / back braces. These can save the day for a walking wounded housemate.

Long necked grill/fireplace lighter.

Leatherman or sm. tool kit incl some type of kick @$$ glue and duct tape.

Extra ice trays.

Shovel.

Crappy old jacket and gloves. Not cool to be digging out a car etc or changing a tire in a $500 karbon coat and $150 Reusch race gloves.

Cards. Dice. Quarters. Ping pong balls. Handcuffs. Ball gags.

Asst OTC cold/pain remedies.

Butterscotch Shnapps (for hot chocolate).

Led Zeppelin IV
Early Madonna. (Trust me. Think drunk late 30's couger and - in this order - "Like a Virgin", "Vogue" and close the deal with "Crazy for You." Shwing.)

Buffet

Anchorman
Laptop (A weekend without internet. NOT). S Video cable if no DVD player and you need to use the laptop.

Travel sized can of axe or similar. (Dude, you reek.)

Finally... EXTRA CAR KEY in your shaving kit or secret compartment in your luggage.
post #75 of 76
I gotta bookmark this thread. Theres alot of good ideas in here...
post #76 of 76
I think I read all the posts and I'm amazed no one has mentioned...

Rolling papers and a lighter! Be prepared.

Jumper cables are good, but a great way to prevent problems is to get one of those caged work lights (the kind with a hook on them) and a long extension cord. Plug it in and hang it under or near your oil pan overnight. Works just like a block heater.

A good pair of slippers with rubbers soles in case you need to run outside in them momentarily. The suggestion of some crappy gloves and ski pants/jacket for shoveling or snowball fights is good.

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