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Re: 11-12 Trips, Who's got plans

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:40 pm
by Tony Crocker
EMSC wrote:The irony here is that now that Tony is retired, he has more pre-locked in ski dates than anyone

2011-12 is probably an extreme for this, but 3+ weeks locked in this early is likely the norm
1) Iron Blosam always. I will even pass up a solar eclipse during that week in 2016.
2) BC cat skiing if you want a specific place, usually. In the future I'm likely to lock in Mustang, make the rest of the time in B.C. more flexible.
3) NASJA annuals I usually try to make. I've passed on 3 of them over the 13 years I've been a member if I think they have made a conspicuously bad choice in terms of likely ski conditions.
4) NASJA western regionals have been the opposite of the above. This will be my 4th and I go if it's someplace I have strong interest like Red/Whitewater. I've been lucky here; Tahoe 2005, Jackson 2006 and Whistler 2008 all had abundant powder.
5) The Epic Ski Gathering last year was on EMSC's home turf, and the banner season in that region was already evident when I decided to go. This year in Tahoe is the week before I have to be there anyway, so convenient. I did buy the Tahoe Six-Pack pass (multiple areas, dates completely flexible) for $310 which must be purchased before mid-October. Most of the time I can decide about Epic Gatherings once the season is under way like last year.
6) Future Euro trips will likely require some lead time. Those of you with more experience can opine on how much.
7) Retirement flexibility worked well for me at Mammoth, avoiding the big shutdown episodes. I had only one day of that (I was on an AT tour that day anyway) in winter 2010-11 out of 16 total. Plus all 16 of those days were midweek. I also drove to Utah a day earlier than planned in late February to catch an approaching storm.

Mid-Feb will be at the height of Euroland school vacations....I might just have to suffer through it.

Not particularly relevant in the case of La Grave. EMSC, who has similar ski background and ability as Patrick, should love La Grave.

Re: 11-12 Trips, Who's got plans

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:26 pm
by q
Well, I am locked in and ready to rock with even by my standards a longer trip than normal and I think the longest ever by a day but I may be wrong.

Friday 16th March - Fly Aberdeen(6.20am) to Missoula(7.20pm) staying in Missoula that evening I'd imagine.
Saturday 17th March - Up to Philipsburg to collect skis and boots, quick hello and up to Discovery to collect my season pass
Sunday 18th til Sunday 25th March - Likely skiing Discovery with a day or two on the road possible while staying with my friends
Monday 26th March - Drive north to Rossland - Likely skiing at Silver Mountain or Lookout Pass on the way
Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March - Skiing at Red Mountain with Stuart McWilliam staying two nights in the Flying Steamshovel
Thursday 29th and Friday 30th March - Skiing at Schweitzer/Turner/Big Mountain staying Wed/Thurs in the Days Inn in Sandpoint and back to Pburg Friday evening
Saturday 31st to Wednesday 4th April - Discovery and staying with friends thru Wednesday night
Thursday 5th April - Drive south to Salt Lake City staying in the Motel 6 in Downtown
Friday 6th to Saturday 14th April - Skiing Utah(Including I hope Eagle Point) and drinking and eating with the guys I've met over the years
Sunday 15th April - Drive north to Philipsburg and another night with friends
Monday 16th April - Final day with Bill, Kathy and Kenny before heading to Missoula early evening
Tuesday 17th April - 8.30am flight out arriving Wednesday 18th April at 10.15am in Aberdeen

As we say here, ye cannae beat it!

Re: 11-12 Trips, Who's got plans

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:34 am
by jasoncapecod
Mt Bachelor Xmas week..

Re: 11-12 Trips, Who's got plans

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:42 pm
by rfarren
Instead of visiting my friend in Colorado in March I may either go to Taos with him or to Bozeman.

Re: 11-12 Trips, Who's got plans

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:06 pm
by soulskier
q wrote:Well, I am locked in and ready to rock with even by my standards a longer trip than normal and I think the longest ever by a day but I may be wrong.

Friday 16th March - Fly Aberdeen(6.20am) to Missoula(7.20pm) staying in Missoula that evening I'd imagine.
Saturday 17th March - Up to Philipsburg to collect skis and boots, quick hello and up to Discovery to collect my season pass
Sunday 18th til Sunday 25th March - Likely skiing Discovery with a day or two on the road possible while staying with my friends
Monday 26th March - Drive north to Rossland - Likely skiing at Silver Mountain or Lookout Pass on the way
Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March - Skiing at Red Mountain with Stuart McWilliam staying two nights in the Flying Steamshovel
Thursday 29th and Friday 30th March - Skiing at Schweitzer/Turner/Big Mountain staying Wed/Thurs in the Days Inn in Sandpoint and back to Pburg Friday evening
Saturday 31st to Wednesday 4th April - Discovery and staying with friends thru Wednesday night
Thursday 5th April - Drive south to Salt Lake City staying in the Motel 6 in Downtown
Friday 6th to Saturday 14th April - Skiing Utah(Including I hope Eagle Point) and drinking and eating with the guys I've met over the years
Sunday 15th April - Drive north to Philipsburg and another night with friends
Monday 16th April - Final day with Bill, Kathy and Kenny before heading to Missoula early evening
Tuesday 17th April - 8.30am flight out arriving Wednesday 18th April at 10.15am in Aberdeen

As we say here, ye cannae beat it!


I was just in Phillipsburg, what a cool little mining town, enjoy!

Re: 11-12 Trips, Who's got plans

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:19 am
by coldsmoke
q wrote:Well, I am locked in and ready to rock with even by my standards a longer trip than normal and I think the longest ever by a day but I may be wrong.

Friday 16th March - Fly Aberdeen(6.20am) to Missoula(7.20pm) staying in Missoula that evening I'd imagine.
Saturday 17th March - Up to Philipsburg to collect skis and boots, quick hello and up to Discovery to collect my season pass
Sunday 18th til Sunday 25th March - Likely skiing Discovery with a day or two on the road possible while staying with my friends
Monday 26th March - Drive north to Rossland - Likely skiing at Silver Mountain or Lookout Pass on the way
Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March - Skiing at Red Mountain with Stuart McWilliam staying two nights in the Flying Steamshovel
Thursday 29th and Friday 30th March - Skiing at Schweitzer/Turner/Big Mountain staying Wed/Thurs in the Days Inn in Sandpoint and back to Pburg Friday evening
Saturday 31st to Wednesday 4th April - Discovery and staying with friends thru Wednesday night
Thursday 5th April - Drive south to Salt Lake City staying in the Motel 6 in Downtown
Friday 6th to Saturday 14th April - Skiing Utah(Including I hope Eagle Point) and drinking and eating with the guys I've met over the years
Sunday 15th April - Drive north to Philipsburg and another night with friends
Monday 16th April - Final day with Bill, Kathy and Kenny before heading to Missoula early evening
Tuesday 17th April - 8.30am flight out arriving Wednesday 18th April at 10.15am in Aberdeen

As we say here, ye cannae beat it!


Damn q, that's an awesome ski vacation. I'll try to make it over to Disco for a mid-week day while you are there. You, me and 10 other folks skiing the backside :-D.

Re: 11-12 Trips, Who's got plans

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:37 pm
by q
10? That is a helleva big patrol out that day I assume coldsmoke!

soulskier, Philipsburg is my 2nd home, I love the place and have a lot of good friends there now. Absolutely superb mountain too.

Re: 11-12 Trips, Who's got plans

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:44 pm
by flyover
Just locked in an SLC trip March 1 - 5. This season I'm hoping to plan [an] additional western trip[s], played bit more by ear. However, it is reassuring to have something on the calendar, especially since a January knee injury kept me out of the west last year.

I'm also hoping to make at least one spur-of-the moment expedition to Bohemia this season. Winter is pretty late around here this year, however, and I'm guessing that without a big pattern change soon, the U.P. may not see acceptable bass depths until relatively late in the season.

For the first time in years, it appears I am not likely to do any skiing in the Northern Greens this winter.