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wildhorse up in the triangle. Some friends I met in chile go there every year. Small outfit, 2 cats. Lots of pow.

 

http://www.kootenayexperience.com/catskiing.htm 



thanks will check out

post #32 of 59

ok, i feel the complete idiot (which for those who know me will state i find it easy to do) but ... i'm confused on this thread but figure there is some fun activity somewhere between Aspen and the Atlantic that beckons consideration.

 

would someone be so kind as to fill me in ...

 

thanks

the pathetic one

pete

post #33 of 59

EpicSki Academy (ESA) has three events planned this year.

Two tune up events: Abasin, Colorado, and Stowe Vermont, which are two day events the first part of December(usually the 2st and Second weekend of December,  which should be similar this year.

There is one four day event scheduled at Aspen Snowmass near the end of January.  We try to have the event registration set up to open some time early August and hope to have the fine tuning done to be able to do this soon.

 

In the meantime, thank you for your continued patience 

post #34 of 59
Thread Starter 

TC and CGeib

 

No Big Sky again this year?  I thoroughly enjoyed both events, but I suspect that it was too difficult to cover the costs.  That's a shame, if true.

 

Mike

post #35 of 59

Yeah, shame on everyone who didn't come to big sky... you missed a pretty special few weekends.

 

Well, this year may be the first I miss an ESA in the past few years. Business is rather busy during December/January, so I guess if I want to ski with y'all the Gathering might be the best option.

post #36 of 59

It's been about 24 hours since the last request, SO, Any details yet ??  

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Please PM me to let me know about the tune ups.  The second week is doable, the first may not.  However, will there be enough snow at Snowmass that early? I would hat to have to learn on ice.

 

Also, are there trainers or lessons at ESA that are specifically geared toward beginners?

post #38 of 59

The Event at Snowmass is near the end of January.

The Tune up during the beginning of December is at Abasin.

The Tune up for Stowe Vt is the week after Abasin.

post #39 of 59

And let's all remember that effective 2011, January has only 16 days. Thus, the Snowmass ESA would have to end no later than January 16, 2011

post #40 of 59

ESUMSEA:  Traditionally, the ESA tailors its coaching assignments to the levels of the attendees.  If you and/or others are beginners, the odds are you will be accommodated (and probably get one of the best introductions to skiing in history!).  The snow conditions, particularly on the beginner slopes and groomers, are traditionally just fine that time of year in the locations being used.  Do it!

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The Event at Snowmass is near the end of January.

The Tune up during the beginning of December is at Abasin.

The Tune up for Stowe Vt is the week after Abasin.


Called Delta and they said I needed more specific info to make a reservation.

post #42 of 59
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Please PM me to let me know about the tune ups.  The second week is doable, the first may not.  However, will there be enough snow at Snowmass that early? I would hat to have to learn on ice.

 

Also, are there trainers or lessons at ESA that are specifically geared toward beginners?


esumsea -  I went to the Epic clinic at Snowmass last year for the first time.  I am a once a year skier (until I retire in a few years) and always go at the end of Jan, usually in CO.  I like that time because I hate lift lines, there are cheaper rates, and I have never had an issue with ice/snow.  It would have been better last year with some fresh snow but it was still awesome, never at a loss for good places to ski.  I took my daughter, a young adult beginner, and she had a class of similar skilled skiers and had a blast - learned a lot.  The whole experience was incredible.

post #43 of 59

At least this one Texan will be at the Aspen event!  Trying to recruit a few more.

 

Good to see SteveE and the cajun foreigners on here.

 

Brian, Clay is a necessity.  So what if he misses a few days of class, it is only LSU.

 

TC - did you guys ever come up with a referral benefit other than someone else to buy the beer! 

post #44 of 59

No, not MORE Texans....... 
 

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At least this one Texan will be at the Aspen event!  Trying to recruit a few more.

 

Good to see SteveE and the cajun foreigners on here.

 

Brian, Clay is a necessity.  So what if he misses a few days of class, it is only LSU.

 

TC - did you guys ever come up with a referral benefit other than someone else to buy the beer! 

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Dude, you seem like a 20's something guy: if the snow sucks, there's great cougar hunting in Aspen....
 

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Originally Posted by esumsea View Post

Please PM me to let me know about the tune ups.  The second week is doable, the first may not.  However, will there be enough snow at Snowmass that early? I would hat to have to learn on ice.

 

Also, are there trainers or lessons at ESA that are specifically geared toward beginners?

post #46 of 59

Break out the Bogner...
 

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Dude, you seem like a 20's something guy: if the snow sucks, there's great cougar hunting in Aspen....
 


 
post #47 of 59
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Originally Posted by aggielucas View Post

At least this one Texan will be at the Aspen event!  Trying to recruit a few more.

 

Good to see SteveE and the cajun foreigners on here.

 

Brian, Clay is a necessity.  So what if he misses a few days of class, it is only LSU.

 

TC - did you guys ever come up with a referral benefit other than someone else to buy the beer! 


I agree, CrashCajun is a huge asset to any endeavor.  From what I hear, it's not about missing classes at LSU - missing the parties is the problem. 

 

Since I only get to go once a year I wasn't planning on consecutive Epic clinics but the situation last year with my surgery (not fit, cautious) makes me want to redeem myself with you guys and also re-attempt to meet my goals from last year.

post #48 of 59
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Dude, you seem like a 20's something guy: if the snow sucks, there's great cougar hunting in Aspen....
 


 


Ah Aspen - one of the few places in the world you can Cougar hunt without a dog.  Ain't life grand.
 

post #49 of 59

Steve and Mike,

I agree Clay needs to be there and I believe he's planning to abandon caution and ski more aggressively this year. That means more crashes, more entertainment and a more enjoyable video for the banquet. Additionally, I'm assembling some of Clay's crashes that I've captured over the years and will donate the footage for the banquet video.

 

So I'm casting my vote, yet again, for ESA Snowmass - January 9 - 13

post #50 of 59

Can some cajun PM me Crash's email address?

post #51 of 59

The Dates are posted here EpicSki Academy 2010-2011

More info on registering will be posted very soon.

 

I hope to see you all there.

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Steve and Mike,

I agree Clay needs to be there and I believe he's planning to abandon caution and ski more aggressively this year. That means more crashes, more entertainment and a more enjoyable video for the banquet. Additionally, I'm assembling some of Clay's crashes that I've captured over the years and will donate the footage for the banquet video.

 

So I'm casting my vote, yet again, for ESA Snowmass - January 9 - 13


Working with the dates this year was a bit more complex than we had hoped, which is why it took a bit of time to post them.  I hope the posted dates don't keep you away, ...

post #53 of 59

TC,

Thanks for the response. I can only imagine how difficult it is to coordinate dates amongst coaches of the ESA quality level. I guess herding cats would be the appropriate description. Unfortunately, Clay (aka "The Crasher") starts his spring semester on January 19th so we won't be able to attend.

 

I am considering sneaking away for the the Arapaho or Stowe events. I followed past threads for the tune up events and got the impression that they were attended primarily by advanced skiers. Is my impression correct or is there room for intermediates?

 

Thanks for all your hard work and thanks for being patient with our incessant requests for dates!

 

Bryan

post #54 of 59

Actually the tune up events have a varied of a range of skiers as the Aspen/Snowmass events.

 

I will definitely be at the Stowe and Aspen events this year and, as usual, am toying with the idea of the Abasin event.  Just not sure about the logistics of my travel time this season.

post #55 of 59

For those that are "veterans" of the early season tune-up events, is there generally a higher likelihood of good snow conditions that early in the season at A-Basin or at Stowe?  I would love to try one of these events and would at least like to determine which is more likely to have better snow at that time of year.  Obviously, there are no guarantees ... just trying to "play the odds".

post #56 of 59

We've had some pretty good luck at Stowe ( as a matter of fact, I've heard more than my share of complaints about "too much snow"). We've also had some really good tune-ups on some really "good for you" snow.

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For those that are "veterans" of the early season tune-up events, is there generally a higher likelihood of good snow conditions that early in the season at A-Basin or at Stowe?  I would love to try one of these events and would at least like to determine which is more likely to have better snow at that time of year.  Obviously, there are no guarantees ... just trying to "play the odds".


Well, I live in the East, but I am biased towards going out West.  Having said that, I have been to the last several Stowe events and can confirm epic's comments.  There was one year when the snow was scarce, the weather was fairly warm, and I still had a blast skiing and felt that I had learned a lot!

post #58 of 59

The altitude, consistent cold weather and snowmaking at A-Basin make it extremely dependable for well-maintained groomers of decent depth in the early season.  Stowe is, perhaps, more weather and temperature dependent, but both should have good "training snow."  Powder is possible anytime, but off piste will likely not be an attraction at ether place that time of year.

post #59 of 59

I've been to the Stowe event the past 5 years - 4 of the 5 the trip up was through driving-unfriendly/skiing-friendly storms.  The other we will just consider an anamoly.

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