Season 2015-16 Plans

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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby Tony Crocker » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:58 am

rfarren wrote:I might, and this is a strong maybe, be hitting the Dolomites in January. I know it's not considered a skiing Mecca, but could be a great relaxing ski trip.

I wouldn't say that. The Dolomites are on many skiers' bucket lists. Snow can be erratic and January is on the early side, so you might want to be flexible about committing too early to lodging. The Alps are compact and with a car you could easily relocate into Austria if the snow is better there. I'll refer you to James for excellent Austria recommendations.
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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby q » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:07 am

Right, that's the first part of the plan laid down.

I Fly out from Aberdeen on Thursday March 3rd leaving at 6am. I could have left at 9am but wanted both the security of getting out of Aberdeen on the 1st flight of the day along with having a longer stopover in Minneapolis again. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing some of the city so will spend another few hours taking a look around.

I arrive in Bozeman at 9pm and will either stay there for the night or with friends in Butte for the night before making my way to Philipsburg to pickup my gear and then on to Mecca.

I've friends over from Scotland who are skiing Red Mountain, Silver Mountain, Discovery, Bachelor and TImberline I believe and they will join me at Discovery for 4 days skiing(24th March PM til 29th March AM) which should be good and I am thinking about going to the NCAA mens basketball in Spokane. Other than that and a lot of whisky drinking, laughs and good company I have nothing else planned.

Discovery closes on April 3rd this year and I head home on April 11th so have some planning to do. Hopefully a better winter than 2015 but the same level of fun will be had regardless.
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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby jamesdeluxe » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:11 am

I'll be in SLC either in mid-December or just after New Year's (in which case I'll have to prepare for the annual January snow drought :stir:) and then head across the pond at the beginning of February, just before the Euro school holidays begin, on a road trip in the northern French Alps. The plan is to spend two days each at several decent-sized regions La Clusaz/Grand Bornand (<- not interconnected but right alongside each other), Espace Diamant, and Evasion Mont Blanc as well as two to three days at some TBD off-the-beaten-path joints.
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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby EMSC » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:04 am

Looks like I may be in Oootah for a few days either late Jan or early Feb... But based out of Park City area. Will have to make sure to hit something other than just PC.
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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby Admin » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:38 am

EMSC wrote:Looks like I may be in Oootah for a few days either late Jan or early Feb... But based out of Park City area. Will have to make sure to hit something other than just PC.


Be sure to remind me about a week ahead of time. Let's finally make some turns.
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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby Tony Crocker » Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:12 pm

EMSC wrote:late Jan or early Feb...

This is an unscheduled part of our ski season. We'll drive somewhere the snow looks good, hopefully not as far as we have had to drive the last couple of seasons.
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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby EMSC » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:49 pm

And.... after more debate the annual guys trip got moved to Feb 24-28, but still at Park City. Exact ski days at which resort to now be debated for ever more (or something like that). Any 'cheap' tix/ programs (like transferable 4 paks) or etc... ?

Only ones I'm aware of are ski shop discounts (surprised those still exist over that way) or ski city multi-day ones that don't include the PC areas (all 2 of them). Otherwise good luck with internet pre-purchase or liftopia.

Since I'm driving back that Sunday, I may do Deer Valet that last day to get out of dodge quickly.
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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby Admin » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:52 pm

EMSC wrote:And.... after more debate the annual guys trip got moved to Feb 24-28, but still at Park City. Exact ski days at which resort to now be debated for ever more (or something like that). Any 'cheap' tix/ programs (like transferable 4 paks) or etc... ?


So, you're staying on the wrong side of the Wasatch again. Of course, any of you with a VR Epic Pass now get two out of the three PC ski areas.

Alta's $659 10-pack is fully transferable: http://buy.alta.com/season-passes
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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:09 pm

Yes, I would think EMSC's guy's group belongs on the other side of the Wasatch.
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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby Marc_C » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:18 am

Admin wrote:...now get two out of the three PC ski areas.

Perhaps you've missed the news? There are only two PC ski areas.
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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby Admin » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:23 am

Marc_C wrote:
Admin wrote:...now get two out of the three PC ski areas.

Perhaps you've missed the news? There are only two PC ski areas.


Touché.
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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby EMSC » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:38 am

Tony Crocker wrote:Yes, I would think EMSC's guy's group belongs on the other side of the Wasatch.


Not this particular group. A very mixed ability group with several just as interested in the eating and drinking scene as the skiing scene. PC is very much the style of about half to 2/3 of the group. With only ~1/3 of us much more into the steeps and hard core skiing.
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Re: Season 2015-16 Plans

Postby jamesdeluxe » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:49 am

My three destination trips are in the can:
-- SLC (Cottonwoods, Snowbasin, Sundance): Jan 9-12
-- Northern French Alps road trip (La Clusaz, Espace Diamant, Les Contamines/St. Gervais, Portes du Soleil): Jan 30 - Feb 7
-- Vinschgau, Italy road trip (Sulden, Schöneben, Watles, Schnalstal, Trafoi, Haider Alm): Mar 5-13
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