With the way this season is going I'm wondering what has kept some people from going out there. I'm even considering heading back to parts of Europe, where they don't use the Euro. Not this season but its an option. Sliding on resurfaced ice is really getting me down these days...and when I add up the cost of heading north compared to out west, it doesn't cost much more to get on a plane. Hell it costs me $150.00 to ski Hunter for a day...
2012-2013 Ski Days: Wachusett 12/30, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/20
Bretton Woods 12/31
Mt Snow 1/6
Attitash 1/19, 1/20, 2/23
Stowe 1/26, 1/27
Les 3 Vallées 2/3-2/8
Waterville Valley 3/2-3/3
Quiver: Rossignol Z10 - 162cm (SL carver)
Rossignol WC GS - 181cm (GS carver)
Rossignol S7 - 178cm (Floater)
Could be wrong but I keep hearing that things out there haven't been much better than here; we've had AZer threads about cancelling trips (and JetBlue letting them re-schedule with no penalty- sweet). Recently they've gotten some pow out west but it gets skied off. Best conditions appear to be in the Alps, but that isn't doable for me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed to see if Mother Nature finally comes through.
Btw, have you ever had the sushi at Hunter? We wanted to try it but they require you to stay in their area and we already had settled into a table by the wood stove. If it's good I want to try it next time.
Even if you round up to $400, that's about what a round trip plane ticket costs for one person.
Going in March. When you have two little kids it's not easy to just drop your shit and go away for the weekend. And it's not that much easier trying to catch a storm when they hit here in the east unless I'm lucky. I've got close to 10 more years of this. Once kids are out of the house things will change!
Whatever hits the fan will not be distributed evenly.
I have been out west plenty, but mainly in my early to mid 20s. I'm much more reserved in my spending these days, even though I have more money to spend.
For those that frequently go out west, what is your average length of stay and total cost per person, per day and factoring everything; airfare, hotels, tickets, car rental, food, booze, rental equipment.
I always go out west but this year might be the exception. The reports I'm getting back are just so-so. I'm in a good situation where I can almost go whenever I want. Most years and years like last season its worth every penny. I just don't know if I want to spend the money for what is out there a down season. It will be there in the future and so will I. That said I do have a hold on the condo in Utah for the first week in April if things radically change.
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Cause the skiing out here isnt that much better than back there.
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