The Kid and I will be skiing from Dec. 21st through the 29th. He's 16, and would be delighted to meet some skiers/boarders near his age. We've got some friends in the area, but are always open to making more.
We've spent a fair amount of time skiing at Vail, and would be happy to show any visiting/wandering Bears around a bit. Of course, we'd be equally glad to learn some more about the place from any locals.
We'll have wheels for a few days and may well pay a visit to Beaver Creek.
We may have reliable Internet access at our digs, but if anyone knows that they’ll be around and would care to hook up, let me know prior to our departure on the 20th and I'll send along my cell phone number via PM. Otherwise, I’ll just check the forum and make connections on the fly.
We almost always hit the lifts as soon as they open, and ski until closing time. Should be easy to arrange meeting time & place. (Powder days the rules change a bit. Waiting time for stragglers is then cut to 30 seconds.)
Only caveat; we’re flatlanders and this will be our first trip of the season. It takes me a while to acclimate to the altitude, so anyone who wants to spend the day charging hard may want to wait until the 22nd to hook up.