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The 2010 EpicSki Gathering - Page 6

post #151 of 556
I just joined this site yesterday-- unfortunately i already book my trip to PC Jan 28-31 so I will be looking for you early birds out there!
post #152 of 556
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Originally Posted by jbprof View Post

Em's sounds like a winner to me... it may be tough finding a time that everyone would want to drive downtown though. I'm assuming it's downtown. I would be game any of the nights.

 



 

Utah is not much of a party state.  Park City is the only "going out" place in the area, I think.  But please correct me if I am wrong.  Drive time from one place to another is not that big of a deal.  I will also be game for some apres ski shenanigans!
post #153 of 556
 Here's the only ski-in ski out distillery in the Western Hemisphere that were aware of... under the Town Lift at Park City... Oh well, problem with Sandy, Utah is that it's pretty dead after dark. Governor Huntsman (now Chinese Huntsman) worked very hard to bend the laws to make this distillery come about. Something about Utah having an, um, stodgy image compared to Colorado or Tahoe...
post #154 of 556
Oh yeah, things may get crazy!  You know Bklyn lives there now too.  Should be a great time... 

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 I will also be game for some apres ski shenanigans!
post #155 of 556

Too funny... I was actually referring to the food part of the menu:) . I love home cooked/organic type places as long as they are not vegetarian establishments. As for the non-food part of the apres, I'm sure we'll figure something out! Drive time shouldn't be an issue as you stated, the only thing that came to mind is how many cars are motivated to drive downtown after fatigue sets in from the days work.
 

 

I am always food motivated after a day of skiing, so I will be up for anything if there is a meal involved... even if we 'have' to go to a Utah speakeasy along the way.




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Utah is not much of a party state.  Park City is the only "going out" place in the area, I think.  But please correct me if I am wrong.  Drive time from one place to another is not that big of a deal.  I will also be game for some apres ski shenanigans!
 
post #156 of 556

Hi All!

I hope this isn't too odd a place for my first post. . . gotta start somewhere, right?  Since my wife decided to pass on a trip out west this year (I don't get that) I was looking for a group to ski with.  The Bears look hard to beat in that regard.  I'd found this site a year or so ago when looking for boot fitting info, but unfortunately I didn't venture outside that forum - looks like my loss though as I might have found more opportunity (i.e., excuses) to hit the slopes.

Regarding the Gathering, I see in earlier posts (over a month old now) that some people were still looking to fill slots in either lodging, and/or sharing a vehicle.  I'm interested if people are still trying to fill up beds/SUV seats.  If not, then I'll plan on either the ESA, La Quinta or Super 8.  I'm flexible between Saturday and Sunday arrival with openings.

I can't believe I haven't skied Snowbird/Alta since around 1990 on my Salomon 9000 EXP skis!  That might be the last time I skied in much of anything that could be called powder too!  :-(.  That's way too long, so glad to have a reason to get out there again.

post #157 of 556

Looks like a great place to "First post"Looking forward to meeting you with all the others.

BTW UL are you printing out programs so we know who everyone is??? LOL( dont need pics but hand drawn facsimalty would be good!! )

post #158 of 556
Welcome GregNC. glad to see the SE representing this year. If you ever need someone to ski with  PM me.

Looks like the gathering is going to be quite EPIC this year !
post #159 of 556

Old Boot and Berthoud, thanks for the replies.  I'll definitely send you a note for future day trips.  I'm near Raleigh.  You?

post #160 of 556
I am just Below Charlotte NC and we are actually going to ski at Sugar tommorow
look for the NC SC thread in get togethers
post #161 of 556

Hey Greg,
You will have a great time at the Gathering.  My first trip out west was at the PC Gatrhering a few years back and I went solo also.  I was a bit intimidated with all of these great skiers and the fact tat I had ever skied off piste.  This group did an amazing job of ensuring that nobody was over their head or got hurt.  As a result I skied stuff that I would never have attempted on my own.  I also had a great time hanging out afterwards with them.

 

I suggest you PM people who posted earlier about rooms and rides as they may not check this thread often.  Looking forward to skiing with you.  You should also post in the Roll Call thread a few threads below this one. 

Gregg
 

post #162 of 556
Hi Gregg (thankful you have the extra "g" ),

Glad to hear your initial "adventure" turned out so well.  Sounds like a great group.  I figure at the very least I'll be on better snow than I've seen in years and get to hear about some great runs while drinking a cold one.  I'll try the PM route as you suggest too. Thanks.
Greg.
Edited by greg1s2ski - 1/3/10 at 5:26pm
post #163 of 556
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Originally Posted by Old Boot View Post

 

BTW UL are you printing out programs so we know who everyone is???

Sorry Boot...no programs ! 

Tell you what though....why don't we just create the "all Carolina" group.  I used to live at the beach and I was right in your neighborhood last week (tell you all about it at The Gathering).

It really doesn't take long to figure out who's who. We can start out with introductions before we hit the lift on day one. Another humorous thing is that most of the Bears I know actually have peoples EpicSki handles on speed dial...not their real names!
post #164 of 556
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Hi Gregg (thankful you have the extra "g" ),

Greg.
 
At this rate somebody is going to yell Greg and the whole place is going to answer.
post #165 of 556
Ladies and Gentlemen here are a few shots from today at Snowbasin.  Skied alone today so no action  but the scenery was nice-as usual:

post #166 of 556
Looks pretty nice, but how were the lift lines?
post #167 of 556
ok.  I finally dug in and read this entire thread from start to finish.  whew.  I kept thinking of little comments along the way, but I can't be responding to everything everyone wrote ... so I will put my thoughts here ...

skis, equipment, etc.  
I bring one pair.  they are fatter and have flowers on them.  I make sure they are freshly waxed.  then we ski.  it's super fun.

carpooling and 4wd
my skis are short and so am I.  my butt is under 20 inches wide.  I can fit in your car if I need a ride.  I express my gratitude with baked goodies and liquor.

who skis what where?
I want to be with the people who are bouncing around in the deep snow and rummaging through the trees, please   

(per madmike) how many days of powder can I handle?
you should be counting the number of no powder days in your life and planning trips based on how many days WITHOUT powder you can handle!  besides ... skiing powder is less work.

I spent a week in UT in 2008 ... the same week in fact (post sundance) and it snowed about 5 feet in one week.  I laughed like a derranged school girl for a whole week.  please, please, please let it snow like that again!!

I arrive Jan 29th and depart the 5th.  I plan to ski the entire time and can probably even have my arm twisted to ski the 30th, too.  or go to Park City and spend an afternoon at the No Name!  ha ha
post #168 of 556
Lines were not bad.  It seems like most of the vacationers had already left.  Started out hard and fast but the sun came out and the temps went up which made for softer conditions.  I had more shots to attach but had problems and gave up.  Mabey I can get them on tonight.
post #169 of 556
Only kidding about the lift lines Steelman.  I could see by the empty slope that it wasn't crowded.  And "not bad" lift lines for you in Utah would be a mid-week great around here.
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post #171 of 556
Glenn ... here's what I am envisioning ...

1.  made last run to the ATM ... denied any more money, maxed out the 24-hour withdrawl limits

2.  go back inside the club and tell the girl you can't be her daddy anymore (http://www.slcbars.com/by_type/strip_clubs.php)

3.  drink the last of your champagne yourself

4.  stumble outside the "private room" and search for epicski friends

5.  start shouting for people by weird names like Uncle Louie, Madmike and Giddyup!

6.  bouncers all over you and throwing you out of the bar but you won't leave without your fellow "bears"

7.  things get ugly(er) and you're in jail for the night

They hand you a quarter at the jailhouse .... who ya gonna call???
post #172 of 556
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.... who ya gonna call???

Easy: GhostBusters!
post #173 of 556
right on, Sugar Cube!!  he he
post #174 of 556
Well, plane tix are only 100 bucks each way on southwest from Philly, so I guess I HAVE to come on out. Scanning the names on the list, the only one of you I think I've skied with is Tromano, but I'm looking forward to meeting some new bears.

Anyone still looking for a roommate? I'll be flying in Saturday night and coming back early saturday morning -- dunno where I'll ski on Friday after the gathering, but I'm sure someone's planning on getting an extra day somewhere.

Can't wait to get back to UT
post #175 of 556
I just found this thread and am seriously thinking about it - just need to evaluate my finances.   Anyone know if these ski resorts give lift ticket discounts for instructors?  

Also - is there a grocery store near the ESA Midvale?  Sounds like that's where lots of people are staying?  I'm looking at that on Expedia now and the price is pretty good.  I used to be very comfortable with any lodging - have even stayed in 1 star hotels in Europe - but had a bad experience at an ESA type hotel in Vermont this fall. It was brutally dirty and I ended up with bed bug bites.  

But this ESA is decent? 

And - does anyone have room in a vehicle/looking to split on a rental?
 
Hmmm...Very very tempting.  I was planning a trip to Silver Star where I have a free place to stay but this sounds way more fun.  

Elsbeth
post #176 of 556
Hey:

Just got the time off from work, and I am there from 1-30 (Evening) till Checkout 2-5 Friday morning.

I was going to spoil myself and stay in LCC but they are just tooo much $$$$ for 1 person.

I will stay in Midvale  Super 8 or ESA.

I am driving to the Event.  SO.  I will be able to shuttle 2 additional people to all resorts and back to Midvale. Jeep Cherokee

WARNING  Smokers vehicle
post #177 of 556
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Originally Posted by evaino View Post

I just found this thread and am seriously thinking about it - just need to evaluate my finances.   Anyone know if these ski resorts give lift ticket discounts for instructors?  

Also - is there a grocery store near the ESA Midvale?  Sounds like that's where lots of people are staying?  I'm looking at that on Expedia now and the price is pretty good.  I used to be very comfortable with any lodging - have even stayed in 1 star hotels in Europe - but had a bad experience at an ESA type hotel in Vermont this fall. It was brutally dirty and I ended up with bed bug bites.  

But this ESA is decent? 

And - does anyone have room in a vehicle/looking to split on a rental?
 
Hmmm...Very very tempting.  I was planning a trip to Silver Star where I have a free place to stay but this sounds way more fun.  

Elsbeth
 

I've been reading your posts in the Fitness forums here.  You're not going to make everyone do bends & thrusts and mountain climbers before skiing, are you?
post #178 of 556
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Originally Posted by MTT View Post

Hey:

Just got the time off from work, and I am there from 1-30 (Evening) till Checkout 2-5 Friday morning.

I was going to spoil myself and stay in LCC but they are just tooo much $$$$ for 1 person.

I will stay in Midvale  Super 8 or ESA.

I am driving to the Event.  SO.  I will be able to shuttle 2 additional people to all resorts and back to Midvale. Jeep Cherokee

WARNING  Smokers vehicle
Welcome aboard!  PM sent regarding transportation. 
Edited by greg1s2ski - 1/6/10 at 9:33am
post #179 of 556
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Originally Posted by northeasterner View Post




I've been reading your posts in the Fitness forums here.  You're not going to make everyone do bends & thrusts and mountain climbers before skiing, are you?

Not if you buy me a beer. :)
post #180 of 556
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Originally Posted by MTT View Post

Hey:


I was going to spoil myself and stay in LCC but they are just tooo much $$$$ for 1 person.

 

I was thinking about it too -- I've stayed at the dorms at the Peruvian before, and they're a pretty good deal -- $120 including all 3 meals-- as long as you don't mind sharing a room with strangers, but if I want to go out at some point in time, I'm going to feel left out, so I'll probably do the same and stay in midvale.
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