Snowy Luau weekend.
JohnnysZoo & Skier 219 this is closer to home for you.
From the Timberline website:
Snowy Luau Festival
Mar 20, 2009 - Mar 21, 2009
Snowy Luau Festival is a long standing Timberline tradition which has grown each year to the current reputation as the biggest festival in the region. This family oriented weekend features authentic Hawaiian music, Polynesian dancers, pig roast on the deck and a huge bon fire. There will be prizes for the best and most unique costumes and downhill races. Saturday night there will be fireworks display on the summit of Herz Mountain and a torch light parade flowing like lava from the top of the mountain to the base lodge. Then still more Hawaiian music and followed by even later rhythm and blues music until 2 am. There is no cover charge for any of the performances.
TR & Pictures from 07 Luau
Comprex and I will do our best, but no promises. Any suggestions on lodging? The last time I was out that way, I stayed at a B&B, but if there's going to be a central location where everyone else is, I think we'd rather stay there.
The event is on my hope to do list. It will be a great follow up to the Blue Knob GTG and the last opportunity to ski with you guys. I'll do my best to get there.
Hope to be there also, I always make a winter camping trip to Canaan SP to do some skiing. Nothing like camping on a fresh layer of smow. If i am able to make it, looks like i will be bringing my 5 y/o son. Hope to be there and ski Sat. will have to travel back Sun. 6 hr trip isnt the fun part, but i have always had great luck with the lake effect making its way down. Last year i had to get out and walk infront of our car on the way back from TLine to Canaan(complete white out)
I'll be there with two of my sons. Depending on the weather, the rest of the family will be joining us.
FYI - Tline has quite a few houses and condos for rent that are ski in/out or a short walk to the slopes.
Well Old Boot and I thought this sound intriguing, so he called to see about on hill accomodations for the Luah weekend with the Friday/Saturday night stay and two days lift tickets for two adults (night skiing inc.) would cost $382.00 total. $191.00/person. We thought that was a pretty reasonable deal to stay right on the hill, in brand new accomodation, steps from the triple chair lift for under $100.00 each per day. We're considering booking this. They have a few rooms open still, apparently. Please leave one for us, we haven't confirmed yet!
Looking like i will be able to make it with my 5 y/o son. Ski sat. but travel back home sunday. Hope the rain they were calling for but now sunny w/snow sunday stays true. Who is planning to be there.
Game is now Friday night. I'm probably out opting for a cheap trip to northern NC Saturday instad. We enjoyed the BK gig where we met most of you, this WV one will be priority #1 next season.
I will definantly get up with you next year, Plans have changed and my son has ball practice Sat. morning. Weekend isn't a total loss still get to take him to winterplace for night skiing Sat and Sun morning.
I will definitely try and attend next year. I was hoping to do more groups this year.
Too many 'issues' this season: Dad's health, new job, and a toddler top the list.
This is a bad weekend for me, as its Ms. Zoo's B-day.
Pass on my regards -- I guess you're not fool enough to give her a ski weekend getaway at Timberline for a gift, eh? That would be too similar to Homer Simpson giving Marge a bowling ball for her birthday, drilled for his fingers and with "Homer" scribed on it.
Well, as Yogi says, "It ain't over, till its over."
Ms. Zoo would probably be studying for her DPT, while I was watching Boo-Boo any way.
BTW, I'm interviewing for another job, contracting for a private practice. If I get it, I may run off to SLC or JAC for a few spring ski days.
I need to save up my 'bonus points'.
JZ, I feel less bad dropping out after seeing you won't be there. You are in my top 5 Bears I gotta ski with someday. With both breadwinners changing jobs, adding education credentials, parents with failing health, and toddler responsibilities you are pretty much in the same boat I was in around 2003-2005. I had a bit of all those happening around me yet I bought some new boots back in 2002 with plans to return to skiing after a long hiatus. I didn't get to use them til December of 2006. Stay in touch and maybe we can hook up next year. When your kids are over age 4-5 it gets a whole lot easier.
Good luck with the interview.
I was at Alta last week with my two brothers-in-law and it was great -- got about 24" early in the week. I am keeping a possible April trip as an option if any significant snow is in the forecast. Rates go down, and last year I hit spectacular powder in April (40" in 5 days). I am kind of tired of air travel at this point, but powder would overcome that.... I found a bunch of new runs that are awesome with good snow. The traverses were a bitch, but well worth the work.
Ah, don't sell yourself short, he's really only in the top 20 or so .
Is that a call out 219? After viewing the classifieds, do you have any skis left? I remember your 4/10/08 moniker.
Well, the job prospect looks good. I'm pretty sure that I've got it if, I want it. The problem with contracts is that you have to 'work' to get paid.
The plan is, that if I can override Ms. Zoo's guilt trip, and MTB expenses, to take a 4-6 day trip in April.