Where's everyone going this weekend??
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SBS
December 6, 2005
Member since 09/8/2005 🔗
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O.K. moved to DC last year, didn't get a chance to get out last winter. All the resorts should be open this weekend. Where is everyone going?
cjf242
December 6, 2005
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The wife and I are planning on heading up to Whitetail this Sunday. Got a new board over the summer and it has been killing me to just see it sitting there taunting me
BushwackerinPA
December 6, 2005
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I will be at Hidden Valley friday though sunday.
k_alice
December 6, 2005
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Wintergreen - they picked up about 5 inches yesterday, and the conditions should stay relatively cold all week. They're blowing snow on lots of slopes, and should open up the Highlands - yea! Plus, my son has try-outs for the WTG ski team...
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jb714
December 6, 2005
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7 Springs Sat and Sun, assuming that my youngest daughter recovers from strep. Also hoping that more terrain will be open on the North Face side.
kennedy
December 6, 2005
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Wisp, 47 lift tix and new terrain opening, you bet your a I'm going. Haven't been there since somewhere around 2000 and that was night skiing so I'm looking forward to it during the day.
tommo
December 6, 2005
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Wisp for sure - most terrain open and low, low ticket price! May stay for Monday as well, since it's "free". Camera's show snomaking on Main Street, too, so looks like they're aiming for the full mountain to be open! Yahoooooo!
JohnL
December 6, 2005
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Wisp Saturday and Sunday. I may drive up early Saturday AM, depending upon the status of any late-week snow event and Friday Happy Hour plans. Wisp will open the lifts at 9 AM on Saturday?
langleyskier
December 6, 2005
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Whitetail on friday if we have school off and again on saturday.
kennedy
December 6, 2005
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792 posts
tommo and JohnL hope to see you there. I'll be wearing a green Bonfire jacket with a red stripe and black Oakley A frame gogs, board is dark blue Burton with a big green eye on it.
JimK - DCSki Columnist
December 6, 2005
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I'm going to Wisp on Sunday 12/11 with a couple car loads of kids. Perhaps we can do a DCSki meet and greet at noon followed by a few or a lot of runs together (while the masses are at lunch ), depending on everyone's schedules? Want to meet at the base of terrain park in front of lodge at bottom of The Face trail?

Here's a trip report I filed three years ago on the Wisp Birthday celebration: http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_article.php?article_id=388&mode=headlines Never did I have a local ski day that good, that cheap, that early!

I almost hesitate to tout how great it was for fear of bigger crowds this time, but key is whether they have Mainstreet and/or the new area open on backside. If backside of mtn is open it will disperse crowds real well and the easy black diamond Mainstreet trail&chair never seems to get too crowded no matter what.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
December 6, 2005
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I'll be at Timberline Sunday and Monday (maybe CV on Monday depending on my mood and the open terrain).
Roger Z
December 6, 2005
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Classes are finishing up... friends and I are making plans to start hitting places midweek next week. No lines cheap tickets, and free beer when you ski midweek, ya know.
tommo
December 6, 2005
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I likewise have a whole house full - about a dozen high schoolers and a couple of parents. Should be fun, though I certainly won't get a turn in the hot tub . I don't expect crowds to be too much of a problem, though: barring a complete change in the forecast or malfunction in the new pumps or pipes, the expansion is certain to be open. Actually, I'd bet on the entire area being open given the way the guns are going right now

I think a "meet and greet" would be fun! Base of the Face, below the Park at 12:30? We could do a full mountain tour, which will take a couple of hours....
JohnL
December 6, 2005
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Quote:

Perhaps we can do a DCSki meet and greet at noon followed by a few or a lot of runs together (while the masses are at lunch ), depending on everyone's schedules? Want to meet at the base of terrain park in front of lodge at bottom of The Face trail?





That sounds like a good plan. (Maybe we can also try it for those who'll be there on Saturday.)

For last year's T-Line March get-together, we learned that it's pretty much impossible to try to remember people's clothing/equipment/etc. to try to meet them. Lapel pins or buttons are not really visible either, unless you happen to be standing next to someone. A meeting time and spot worked well. Bottom of the mountain works better, since it's a lot less wind. It's best to not make the time too early since someone is always delayed heading out to the slopes.
powhound
December 6, 2005
Member since 03/31/2005 🔗
7 posts
going to snowshoe with a group of 8. Demo days and they are going to have the entire basin open. Looking good
Reisen
December 6, 2005
Member since 01/25/2005 🔗
364 posts
Think there's any chance Snowshoe will have Western Territory open?
tommo
December 6, 2005
Member since 01/16/2004 🔗
303 posts
Wisp has turned on some of the new Web cams on Northcamp and it looks GOOD http://www.skiwisp.com/winter_northcamp_webcams.htm
Clearly planning to be open for the ribbon cutting!
Snowmakers
December 6, 2005
Member since 11/23/2004 🔗
222 posts
I plan to be at Wintergreen Friday if classes are closed or Saturday if not.

Might see if I can get 2 day in If things go good
JohnL
December 6, 2005
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Clearly planning to be open for the ribbon cutting!





Bring a camera and be sure to smile!
gatkinso
December 6, 2005
Member since 01/25/2002 🔗
316 posts
Looks like Wisp for me and my buds (cheap tix will get us every time!)
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
December 6, 2005
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Following up on what JohnL said, the best meeting place at a ski resort seems to be the top lift station of a designated lift. At Timberline, we met at the top of Thunderdraft. I won't be at Wisp (I'm sad to say), but you folks should pick a top station of one of the lifts there for the meeting spot.
mrhazmat
December 6, 2005
Member since 12/7/2000 🔗
47 posts
Looks like Wintergreen for me also. (Closest) Probably Sat. possibly both days, conditions will dictate. Everybody have fun!!

Later,
Doug
ScotS244
December 6, 2005
Member since 01/29/2004 🔗
122 posts
Da SHOE.
jimmy
December 6, 2005
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
Tline for me Friday, Saturday, Wisp could work Sunday. Set a meeting place and time, "if the phone doesn't ring it's me"
POWPOW
December 6, 2005
Member since 05/10/2005 🔗
124 posts
You guys crack me up "lets do a meet and greet" come on!

"oh Buffy, did you bring the cheese spread to go with the pate?"

All my friends ever said was "meet us at noon in the back corner of the parking lot behind the dumpsters and have some beers and burn one!"
jimmy
December 6, 2005
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Which dumpster?
tommo
December 6, 2005
Member since 01/16/2004 🔗
303 posts
OK - it was a lame phrase. I was going to type "ski and pee" or "pow and chow" or "smash and thrash" or whatever, but it just didn't come out that way. In any case, I don't want no cheese spread - just thought it'd be social to say Hi in person, given the chance.

I will pass on meeting behind the dumpster, though - if I want to drink, I can think of much better places than that
POWPOW
December 6, 2005
Member since 05/10/2005 🔗
124 posts
i guess you gotta hang with the shady crowd to get it. Jimmy and meez iz from da hills ya know !

anyway ill be at wintergreen Fri am, sat am then up to the shoe sat night and ski sun.
JohnL
December 6, 2005
Member since 01/6/2000 🔗
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Quote:

You guys crack me up "lets do a meet and greet" come on!

"oh Buffy, did you bring the cheese spread to go with the pate?"

All my friends ever said was "meet us at noon in the back corner of the parking lot behind the dumpsters and have some beers and burn one!"





Sounds like someone needs to adjust their meds ...
tromano
December 6, 2005
Member since 12/19/2002 🔗
998 posts
Madeline and I will be at 7S this weekend Saturday and Sunday, pending doing my laundry on a week night. I noticed a few others will be there and I am sure a few regulars will be arround.

I propose meeting up Saturday at the top of North Face Lift 10:30 AM on the side near the Tahoe Lodge. I don't really know what I will be wearing (see pending laundry), but I will prbabbly be on my Volkl T50s if that helps. --Tim
antipod
December 6, 2005
Member since 10/18/2005 🔗
6 posts
going to Whitetail on Sunday. Not sure what to expect...Probably gonna be much like boarding back home in Australia...lots of man-made white stuff. Needless to say, thankful for the start of the season!!
bawalker
December 6, 2005
Member since 12/1/2003 🔗
1,547 posts
Count me in for Wisp on Saturday. Heck if anyone has the 2-ways, should we set for a designated channel to 'round em up when meeting time nears?
rmcva
December 6, 2005
Member since 01/28/2004 🔗
187 posts
Snowshoe for the 3rd weekend in a row. Last two were really good and this weekend is even sounding better!
tskski
December 6, 2005
Member since 03/13/2003 🔗
118 posts
Wisp Sunday and Monday. $7 lift ticket and new terrain, gotta go.
kennedy
December 7, 2005
Member since 12/8/2001 🔗
792 posts
Solid call on the 2 ways I'll have mine. May I suggest
11-17 I'll be around all day Saturday but Sunday I may be gone by noon. Gotta visit the 'rents in law Sunday afternoon. Wisp is looking really nice. I'm hoping the significantly better half does okay. I think ahe's more used to Snowshoes wider trails so hopefully this works out okay for her.
gatkinso
December 7, 2005
Member since 01/25/2002 🔗
316 posts
Channel 4 and 11 (i.e. 411 to find someone) is my vote.
Ullr
December 7, 2005
Member since 11/27/2004 🔗
531 posts
The wife and I are going to Wisp on our way to the Springs to meet up with Matt on Monday.............
twin58
December 7, 2005
Member since 04/1/2000 🔗
198 posts
Wisp has the special deal. Other than that, does any local area have early season pricing? I believe Massanutten used to. WT is regular mid-season pricing, right?
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