USA 2016 - 2017 Trip Plans/Thoughts/Reviews

Discussion in 'United States' started by absentskier, Apr 28, 2016.

  1.  
    miss_b_haven

    miss_b_haven Dedicated Member

    So there I was sitting in a sports bar here in the US a couple of days ago, watching the ice hockey on one of the gigantic screens, when who shows up on the screen wearing the team uniform?!

    Well who knew our @TOFF was so multi talented?!

    [​IMG]

    :emoji_hockey: LOL
     
    :thumbs: mx_boarder and TOFF like this.
  2.  
    TOFF

    TOFF Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    I'm like herpes, I'm everywhere
     
  3.  
    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

  4.  
    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

  5.  
    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

  6.  
    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

  7.  
    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

  8.  
    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

  9.  
    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

  10.  
    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

  11.  
    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

  12.  
    PiedPiper

    PiedPiper Active Member

    ....aaand thats why I'm going to mammoth for my super late season ski trip!
    (end or april, + first day or may)

    looks like there will be plenty of snow, but most likely a fair few lifts will be closed :(
     
  13.  
    Zeroz

    Zeroz Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Some of those numbers are amazing.
    Mammoth gets stupid amount of snow in a normal season, and to be 200% of that...

    @PiedPiper I hope the snow hasn't hasn't turned Mammoth into Northstar by filling in the bowls and steeps.


    Also there's a cool logo you should be using instead of KH.


     
  14.  
    Scooter

    Scooter Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Hey @absentskier - you subscribe to http://opensnow.com ? I had a quick look when you posted the graphics above but couldn't find the source but given they were hosted at Opensnow I assume you saw them posted in a news article or something and then just linked to them here?

    I just wanted to see their Steamboat graphic (assuming started really well then dropped off a cliff) so if you were a member care to post it - or anyone else if they subscribe to the site.

    @PiedPiper - check out http://mammothsnowman.com/ for plenty of info (current and historical etc.) on Mammoth if you didn't know about it. Might be able to find info about lifts running etc. closer to your go date.
     
    :thumbs: PiedPiper likes this.
  15.  
    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    I just grabbed that from here. Not a member.

    You're right about Steamboat's season though.
     
  16.  
    PiedPiper

    PiedPiper Active Member

    OOh thanks for the link thats has plenty of good info + links.
    Have people used liftopia before? is it reliable for getting lift tix from Aus before i leave?
     
  17.  
    oldgeezer

    oldgeezer Active Member

    My last, and final ski trip away wasn't such a great experience, but did set me up for a new type of vacation over the summer, at the coast with the extended family.
    [​IMG]

    Those short skis I bought on spec didn't help
    [​IMG]
    far too heavy so onto Gumtree they will go and I shall revert to the old favourites.
     
  18.  
    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Why was it your final ski trip?
     
  19.  
    oldgeezer

    oldgeezer Active Member

    Final OS @absentskier. Next one is a week in Victoria at end of July.

    I am retiring (again) at year's end so pennies will need watching and besides vacation money from SWMBO went into the aforesaid beach side vacation facility.

    OTOH being retired means local mid week trips of a few days when conditions happen to be good will be easier to arrange.
     
  20.  
    Scooter

    Scooter Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Cheers @absentskier - can see that article on Opensnow now - not sure how I missed it when you first posted the graphics. Will be interesting to see how the season ends for everyone. In my mind it just reiterates that its all about timing - just gotta be in the right place at the right time :D

    Did I misread? I thought you had a good trip so what wasn't such a great experience? Good luck in retirement @oldgeezer - which local resort will you hit up for some turns?
     
  21.  
    oldgeezer

    oldgeezer Active Member

    Hi @Scooter it was a good learning experience, except for the feeling that I'd stumbled into a private ski club. Actually I realised today that rather than retiring (again) I shall revert to what worked a treat: part-time, three days a week with one being a shorter day, looking after the grandkids the other half of week and hoping maybe to get them to snow play which shall most likely be Perisher which is the usual local place altho I am looking forward to Buller in July.
     
    :thumbs: K_Bird likes this.
  22.  
    gortonator

    gortonator Dedicated Member

  23.  
    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old And Crusty

    I'd love to be over there having a bash now :thumbs:
     
  24.  
    TOFF

    TOFF Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    You only like it for the cheap ice cream
     
    :thumbs: mx_boarder likes this.
  25.  
    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Old And Crusty

    Who's gonna argue with $3.79 B&Js?

    Read that one slowly ;)
     
    :thumbs: TOFF likes this.
  26.  
    TOFF

    TOFF Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Got it ;)
     
    :thumbs: mx_boarder likes this.