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Posted September 27, 2005 at 12:49:00 PM by Bean in the Vacation category
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When I was in highschool, a group of friends and I used to drive out to Snowshoe, West Virginia between Christmas and New Years. We'd get a cheap room, cheap beer, rental skis, and lift passes and have a blast for 5 days. I think I went 4 times, maybe 3, and the group of people was slightly different each time. Palmer was the leader of the pack who organized it all.

Skiing is fun. In talking with Brad (who went on at least one of the trips), we both realized that skiing is way too much fun to NOT do it anymore. For this reason, we have committed ourselves to heading back to Snowshoe this winter and reliving the glory days. We need a few more people to make it economically feasible and funomonically mo betta fun.

I haven't pinned the deets yet, but here's the skinny so far: We'll drive - cause that's half the fun. We'll get a "ski in, ski out" lodge (direct access to slopes). Cost will be between $75-$100 per person, per day, including lift tickets and ski rentals. We'll go for between 3 and 6 days, pending interest and schedules. We'll shoot for either the time between Christmas and New Years or sometime in mid-January. Is anyone interested in participating? If so, holla back and include some dates so we can get this nailed down in the next few weeks.
john (September 27, 2005 at 01:59:49 PM):
I like the idea.
Bean (September 27, 2005 at 02:26:30 PM):
"...holla back and include some dates..."
m1 (September 27, 2005 at 02:48:25 PM):

Would have to be mid-jan tho

And remember, if you change your plans to accomodate me then I am definately OAT
TP (September 28, 2005 at 11:06:31 AM):
I'll give you a finite yes (notice no "de") if mid january. note: i cannot ski, but that prolly doesn/t matter.
Finch (September 28, 2005 at 01:10:35 PM):
Can you snowboard? Come out to CO and head out with Stutz, me and the Jew.
Bleach n Sheets (September 28, 2005 at 03:38:52 PM):
Mid january is cool with me. I am in. I will find others who will participate.
bigD (September 28, 2005 at 03:42:02 PM):
that is rabbit season, I am ote

also, skiing is for chumnps
Bean (September 28, 2005 at 04:22:58 PM):
Well, sound slike mid-january is the way to go. That's how I was leaning anyway.

What about length-of-stay? Does anyone have a preference?
bigD (September 28, 2005 at 04:26:04 PM):
9 weeks
TP (September 28, 2005 at 05:52:22 PM):
can't snowboard either.

i'd say 3-4 days would be aiight wif me.
Bean (September 29, 2005 at 08:58:46 AM):
I think 3 is too short. 4 is good... 5 would be good too.

I'm gonna start looking at specific pricing usign the following criteria

- 8 ppl (me, stef, brad, john, tp, m1 + 2 yet to be determined)
- mid january
- 4-5 days
bigD (September 29, 2005 at 10:19:47 AM):
why don't you start looking at the blog you promised?
Bean (September 29, 2005 at 12:28:57 PM):
Snowshoe Update

8 People, Jan 12-16
$450 per person

- 4 nights slopeside lodging (2 x 2 bdrm condos)
- 4 days lift tickets
- 4 days ski/snowboard rental
Stef (September 29, 2005 at 12:57:43 PM):
Dang! $450/person seems kinda pricey, doesn't it?
bigD (September 29, 2005 at 01:07:34 PM):
It does to me.

I spent 6 days fiching in canada for less than $500. That included food, lodging, float plane tickets, gas money, whiskey to bribe customs agents with, etc.
Bean (September 29, 2005 at 01:35:28 PM):
Skiing is not a cheap activity. Even so,
$112 per day is expensive for a vacation? I don't think so.
Turbo (September 30, 2005 at 10:15:06 AM):
Rental and lift tickets can easily cost 80 bucks or more a day
I'd probably be good for 12-15th and drive home sometime that day so I can be at work on Monday.
Bleach n Sheets (September 30, 2005 at 04:51:29 PM):
$450 is good..Is that a condo? With kitchen? Thanks for doing all the leg work on this. I am in.
Me. (October 01, 2005 at 02:51:37 AM):
Let's do this thang, biatches!

Because, the more we delay, the hotter my head gets.

Without the cooler.

Bean (October 01, 2005 at 10:23:53 AM):
Its two 2-bedroom condos, so I assume each has a kitchenette. I'll follow up on it monday.
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