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Season 2014-2015 Plans

Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:17 am

I've not posted much on here in a long time and if I have missed a similar thread then apologies!

Anyway, thought I would start a thread on plans for the coming season. Anyone got anything nailed yet? Next year is a *coughs* large *coughs* birthday so with friends planning weekends away I decided I'd rather spend it on snow and with good friends. This year is my "free" year on my 2 year season pass at Discovery and I already have my Big Sky "Sky Card" bought for $69 that allows me free skiing from April 13th til 19th 2015. Great deal and I wont listen to Tony telling me how bad it will be, the last 2 years it has been superb value for great spring skiing! You pays your dollar and you takes your chance \:D/

I'm sure most of you that know of me know whats coming but here goes, and there is room to change as I now book nothing in advance other than my first nights motel.

Thursday March 12th - Leave Aberdeen 6am and arrive in Bozeman 9.30pm
Friday March 13th - Drive to Philipsburg, pick up ski gear and head to Discovery
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Saturday March 14th til Sunday April 5th - I will be skiing Discovery and staying with friends in Philipsburg with potential for day trips around the state, lots of beer drinking, shooting, pool etc etc
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Monday April 6th til Sunday April 12th - I will probably be heading over to Mt Bachelor to see a friend who is likely to be working as an instructor up there this winter and hopefully get a good deal on a pass that I noticed they had on offer last winter
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Monday April 13th til Friday April 17th - I will probably base myself in Bozeman for the week as I like it there and ski the week
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Saturday April 18th til Tuesday April 22nd - Stay with friends in Philipsburg and do some wild things no doubt! I fly home at 1pm on Tuesday April 22nd, arrive home 12pm on the Wednesday and will be at my desk at work 7am on Thursday 23rd April

My boss does not know this yet but that is not my problem!

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:23 am

Your timing at Bachelor is often right in the sweet spot. The best lift served corn of my life was probably April 7-9, 2000. My only 50K vertical day lifetime was April 7, 2012. viewtopic.php?t=10186 I'm not sure when Bachelor's spring pass goes on sale, but last year it cost slightly less than 3 single day tickets.

Big Sky and Moonlight being combined helps the late season there a lot, as most of Moonlight is north facing vs. little of the remainder of Big Sky. It's now easier to follow the sun around to the optimal exposures.

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:18 pm

No Utah again this season?

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:02 pm

Personally, I'm anxious to hear from gpaul and OtisDelaRosa.

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:57 pm

http://www.epicski.com/t/128538/dec-22- ... e-go-again

Gpaul took his inquiries to Epic. I provided a heads-up on his track record there. He's going to Steamboat, Copper and Winter Park Dec. 23 - Jan. 7. Itinerary is reasonable, given holiday constraints. He chose not to address my inquiry regarding equipment.

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:59 pm

That's gonna be busy!

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:15 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:http://www.epicski.com/t/128538/dec-22-jan-7-ski-trip-here-we-go-again


I took a peek at that thread and saw the link to the twochordcool thread and naively clicked on it......
Holy Internet flame war crapfest Batman!!! :shock:

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:39 pm

I just jumped into the frying pan with both feet..Booked a week in the Alps over Xmas week, then following week will be in Spain. Looking at hitting up some skiing in Spain too..

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:47 pm

Marc_C wrote:
Tony Crocker wrote:http://www.epicski.com/t/128538/dec-22-jan-7-ski-trip-here-we-go-again


I took a peek at that thread and saw the link to the twochordcool thread and naively clicked on it......
Holy Internet flame war crapfest Batman!!! :shock:


After looking at some of the 73 pages(!) of the twochordcool thread referenced in Tony's link.....
I ask Admin to *please* reach out to TCC and get him to join the forum here! It will be priceless!
I mean, who here would write: "Trust me when I tell you that I find many people far more annoying than they find me."

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:58 pm

I always said that I will take our low signal-to-noise ratio over higher volume any day of the week!

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:12 pm

But we neeeed our chew-toys!

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:14 pm

Marc_C wrote:But we neeeed our chew-toys!

We always have Crocker.

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:53 am

Ready,willing and only a little less able. Local pass with Big Sky card,trucks got new exhaust,brakes,drive belt and tires.
Always ready for local pow,this year maybe Utah and Co. Almost a foot of new snow @ 6800'.
Get out and VOTE.

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:32 am

Admin, not planning on Utah but certainly not ruling it out come April if conditions dictate but I would think now it is unlikely.

lono, I see that Big Mountain is extending its season by a week from the usual 1st Sunday of April closing. If I had not been planning on mt Bachelor I'd have been up in Whitefish for sure.

Re: Season 2014-2015 Plans

Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:26 am

q, Thanks for news, I had no clue we're open till April 12. Good news all around. April weather swings hard both ways here,
so we got that going for us.
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