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post #31 of 40
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Yeah, the first gathering and the first EpicSki academies were great. It's cool to hear the stories. Man, I need to get back to the mountains!
Yes you do! What about the Jackson Hole gathering?
Really we should start a collection to send you there since none of it would exist without you.

I remember skiing Snowbasin after? the first esa with Bob Peters. Bob had worked as a course worker for the Olympic downhill in '02 at Snowbasin so he knew the place pretty well.
We took the little tram or whatever that is to the top where the downhill started. It's supposed to be spectacular and the start of the downhill is pretty sick. We couldn't see anything though because it was totally fogged in and visibility was like 6 - 12 feet. When we got the skis on Arcmeister suddenly took off into the fog like a euro skiing out his back door down to the town only Arc had no idea where he was. Bob had to yell and it's a good thing Arc heard him because he was headed off some sort of precipice.

Bob took us down that steep upper part which was covered with moguls. You could basically see your skis but that was about it. I really have no idea what it looked like and I think we made long zig zags through the mogul field. It might have been scary but since I couldn't see anything all you could do was feel your feet/skis on the snow so there was no fear! Once we got off that top section there was no more fog.
The last pitch to the downhill at the bottom before the finish is insane. There were moguls on it when we were there and I remember standing there thinking there's no way I'd tuck that from a standstill and they're hitting it at 60mph. I heard that about two weeks after we were there they got a big dump and that pitch slid. I think patrol set it off. The moguls were piled up at the bottom like refrigerators!

At the Alta gathering we were skiing a run in maybe 10 inches of cut up fairly heavy powder. We were probably about 2/3 the way down and there was a woman there having a rough time wedging her way down. How she got there past the scimitar wielding Altoids on a lengthy traverse, and then down the steep part I have no idea. I forget her story but she was having a good time "learning to ski" as she said but it was painful to watch because it was very difficult conditions. She'd been at that trail I think for close to an hour! Everyone blew right by but Bob Peters stopped and coached her the rest of the way down which took a fair amount of time.
If you have the chance you definitely want to ski with Bob!
post #32 of 40
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Yeah, the first gathering and the first EpicSki academies were great. It's cool to hear the stories. Man, I need to get back to the mountains!
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Yes you do! What about the Jackson Hole gathering?
Really we should start a collection to send you there since none of it would exist without you.
I'm thinking a trip to Big Sky ESA is in order
post #33 of 40
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I'm thinking a trip to Big Sky ESA is in order
Yeah that's a good idea! How about it AC?

btw Trek, sorry you'll never live long enough so the year matches your post count! Then again, I'm not sure the earth will live that long either!
post #34 of 40
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Yeah that's a good idea! How about it AC?

btw Trek, sorry you'll never live long enough so the year matches your post count! Then again, I'm not sure the earth will live that long either!
My post count has already been my Registration date. I celebrated adequately
Neener Neener!
post #35 of 40
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Yeah that's a good idea! How about it AC?

btw Trek, sorry you'll never live long enough so the year matches your post count! Then again, I'm not sure the earth will live that long either!

I dunno---add a zero and its just 5,443 posts away!
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by RiDeC58 View Post
Well, I am truly honored to be the unwitting recipient of this special honor. It seems hardly fair that it should go to a "light-weight" poster like me (this refers of course to post count rather than body mass index) rather than to one of the heavy-duty posters, but what the heck---I Accept and want to thank all those great posters who came before.....yada, yada, yada.

But in all seriousness, I am thankful to have stumbled onto EpicSki some 5 or 6 years ago. I am grateful to everyone who keeps the site up and running and hope to see post # 2M in the not too distant future.

Keep up the good work.
Just look what you started...or I should say continued.

Nice to hear the stories from so many founding members. This forum has always been about the members that make it a community. I hope no matter how big this place gets, we don't lose that.

And I double checked the post count and pulled the loose chads. There will be no recount.
post #37 of 40
RiDeC58, as you are my soul brother, I have a prize in commemoration - if you want it. I have been guarding, quite zealously, my few remaining original unused baseball caps from the original, inaugural 2003 EpicSki Academy which featured, among others, Bob Barnes (the first Dean), Weems (the Elvis Presley of ski coaching), and nolo (Joan "Get 'er Done" Rostad) as coaches. Say the word and it's yours, bro'.

To Lars and Pierre, I say again, I owe my continued campaign to become a real skier to you both. But for you, I would have quit in frustration a long time ago. You've been too kind.

To Bob Barnes and nolo - my first actual coaching! Imagine what education can do for a guy! A million thanks!

To nolo for actually suggesting I could become an instructor, and for leading me to Sherm White - who actually hired me! This is my sixth season instructing at Smugglers' Notch. THANK YOU!

And to the progenitor Bear - AC, what hath you wrought?! DAMN! I've met people who have become lifelong friends, attended the wedding of one couple and actually performed the wedding ceremony for another! You have to answer for all this, my man!

Please know that Dr. RiDeC58, of all people, is the perfect recipient of the millionth post award. There is no greater passion for skiing than his, and to boot, he's super intelligent and the very essence of cool and decent, both at the same time, and he skis WAAAAAY better than he lets on.

AC, did you ever in your wildest dreams imagine all this when you first constructed EpiSki.com?! WE OWE YOU BIG!

Good deeds pay off. Just to name a few - and I know there are others who keep this site on track - TREKCHICK! The workaholic super organizer! SSH! Philpug!

I love these occaisions when I can express my unbridled gratitude for all of you. Good night, Happy Holidays - Live Long and Prosper.
post #38 of 40
Oboe, you are far to kind. Clearly, I have fooled you into believing that I can ski. As for your kind offer, I would love to have an original Epic hat so long as it is not your last and you still have one for yourself. If so then I would gratefully accept your kind offer and wear it proudly. This is a great group of people and I do my best to try to promote the site as I am able. Wearing the hat around may attract further discussion/attention and may bring in a few more members.
post #39 of 40
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Thank you Oboe and RiDeC for a great Breakfast at Stowe. The two of you are good for some early morning laughs, for sure.
RiDeC, you gotta warn me not to take a swig of coffee when you're gonna say something, eh?
post #40 of 40
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Thank you Oboe and RiDeC for a great Breakfast at Stowe. The two of you are good for some early morning laughs, for sure.
RiDeC, you gotta warn me not to take a swig of coffee when you're gonna say something, eh?
Sure Trek, but it didn't actually come out your nose like I was hoping.
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