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The 2010 Gaper Convention!..and I'm very proud that many are in my group!

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I'm sure with so many experts here on Epic that this convention is of little interest to most.  However, over Mardi Gras week over 500 cajuns and east Texans will be descending on Angelfire, NM!  My contribution looks like 10 good skiers (semi- Gapers) and 6 totally committed Gapers!  Yep, they carry their skis Texas style, wear their camouflage hunting jackets/hats/gloves/Mardi Gras attire, LSU/SAINTS jerseys  (I'll be wearin' my camo gloves just to fit in!) some swear by their rear entry boots.  This will be entertaining, fun and a great sharing experience of a simple, child like activity with everyone sliding on snow!

I'm kinda proud to be introducing 3 newbies, 2 youngens' and 1 adult, to the sport of skiing this year.  Hand-me-down clothes and 15 year old jackets have been procured for all.  Anticipation is running rampant among old and young alike on our up-coming trip.  Cajun specialties are being prepared and frozen to bring up.  Dark roast coffee packed with the ski clothes.

Gapers, to a large extent, are the future of our sport...besides there is a little gaper in each of us, we just need to acknowledge it more! I'm lookin' forward to this year's Gaper Convention!  Thanks New Mexico for your hospitality!

I can just hear it now....

Watch Dis!!!!!    EEEEEEEahhhhhh!  Just let da tree stop ya!  Ya tink dey good to eat?  It's about beer-thirty ain't it?
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You guys should have gone to Jackson.  There is a couloir named after you.  Just don't ask how it got its name.
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Jackson or Big Sky would be ideal.  Nothing says gaper more than riding up a tram to legendary terrain, getting out, looking around then riding the tram back down.
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I'm sure with so many experts here on Epic that this convention is of little interest to most.  However, over Mardi Gras week over 500 cajuns and east Texans will be descending on Angelfire, NM!  My contribution looks like 10 good skiers (semi- Gapers) and 6 totally committed Gapers!  Yep, they carry their skis Texas style, wear their camouflage hunting jackets/hats/gloves/Mardi Gras attire, LSU/SAINTS jerseys  (I'll be wearin' my camo gloves just to fit in!) some swear by their rear entry boots.  This will be entertaining, fun and a great sharing experience of a simple, child like activity with everyone sliding on snow!

I'm kinda proud to be introducing 3 newbies, 2 youngens' and 1 adult, to the sport of skiing this year.  Hand-me-down clothes and 15 year old jackets have been procured for all.  Anticipation is running rampant among old and young alike on our up-coming trip.  Cajun specialties are being prepared and frozen to bring up.  Dark roast coffee packed with the ski clothes.

Gapers, to a large extent, are the future of our sport...besides there is a little gaper in each of us, we just need to acknowledge it more! I'm lookin' forward to this year's Gaper Convention!  Thanks New Mexico for your hospitality!

I can just hear it now....

Watch Dis!!!!!    EEEEEEEahhhhhh!  Just let da tree stop ya!  Ya tink dey good to eat?  It's about beer-thirty ain't it?

Sounds like a great time and Angle Fire is the perfect place for a Gaper Convention. But please, stay away from Taos and Santa Fe.
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I went to Ski Apache on spring break once in the 80s.  It was called Sierra Blanca back then.  Hekuva time twas at dat.  RC, you are truly an ambassador to this great sport.  Keep the mission rolling, or sliding then rolling LOL!
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LOL I just had a powder day at Ski Apache this last weekend.  What is nice about Ski Apache is when it gets a dump you get a powder day or day and a half.  Whereas in Taos you get a Powder hour.

Ski Apache used to be considered little Texas, now it is Little Mexico (New Mexico is taken)  Lots of tourists from Mexico City gather, great place to find blonde Mexicans.  They keep the town alive, that and the Casino.

It also has to win the prize for the most unfriendly ski resort in the world.  The lift operators on occasion take a break from sharing a joint in order to actually run the lift and assist skiers. 

Friday was standing in line for the only working lift out of three that will take you to the top at 9 am.  After 1/2 and hour they announced it would be another 15 to 20 min. as they had to get a snowcat and clear the snow so they could start the lift.  When asked why they did not do that at 6 am. they just looked at me like I was crazy to suggest they start early getting things ready.

The Gondola when it is running is designed to hold four small people very uncomfortably, unfoutunatly the external ski racks are designed for narrow ski's and those silly new design (shaped) ski's just do not fit, let alone sno boards, so you have to bring them inside with you and stick the tips out the window.

Had a bartender pour me the wrong drink, after paying I found it was not what I had ordered.   I brought it to his attention and he poured it out.  I asked for the correct drink and he said I would have to pay for it. 

But hey its close and on good snow days can be some great skiing.

Its a Gaper paradise.
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Hey Rio,  its not just the gapers that hook a ride back on the tram after lookin' at that terrain!
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Jackson or Big Sky would be ideal.  Nothing says gaper more than riding up a tram to legendary terrain, getting out, looking around then riding the tram back down.
 


Sorry Eric, a coupla of us will be there a few days, all fairly good skiers.....

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Sounds like a great time and Angle Fire is the perfect place for a Gaper Convention. But please, stay away from Taos and Santa Fe.


Right ya are Tarzan, enjoyed your post..lol all the way through..especially the lifties!

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LOL I just had a powder day at Ski Apache this last weekend. ......

But hey its close and on good snow days can be some great skiing.

Its a Gaper paradise.
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Sounds like a great time and Angle Fire is the perfect place for a Gaper Convention. But please, stay away from Taos and Santa Fe.

How about Pajarito?
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 Cajun specialties are being prepared and frozen to bring up.
 


Crawfish Pie, Frog Legs & Turtle Soup? 
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Crawfish Pie, Frog Legs & Turtle Soup? 

 

Dang Jag   ya very close!  Crawfish Bisque, frog leg ettouffe',  meatball spaghetti, chicken and andouille gumbo......no tellin what the others are bringin'!  We eat well!  Seafood is for Ash Wednesday.  We must repent for our sinful ways startin' in lent!...(maybe next year)
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Crawfish Bisque, frog leg ettouffe',  meatball spaghetti, chicken and andouille gumbo......no tellin what the others are bringin'!

Damn, your get'n me hungry.

A little Jambalaya cook'n, cold beer & Hank Williams (Lonesome Whistle) playing in the background - That's the life.
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