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Skiing updates continued

From: John 'DUKES' D.
Sent on: Saturday, December 1, 2012 3:43 PM

Continuation from last night.

4) 2 spots remain open for the Reno trip ($1099) to ski the 4 areas along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. there has been a change in flight times. Thou this is not totally official at this point, the new times will allow you to work 1/2 to 3/4 of a day on the 30th.

AA1459Q 30JAN W ORDRNO SC24 525P 745P
AA1562Q 04FEB M RNOORD SC24 900A 255P

Now I have heard that some people don't like the idea of a long shuttle ride each day (Mt. Rose 30 min and the other 3, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, and Squaw Valley, are 50 - 55 Min). If that is the case then because most of these places don't have lodging, you will never ski these areas with the exception of Squaw Valley (site of the 1960 Olympics) very expensive ($1000 for the 5 nights we will be there) or Heavenly right at South Lake Tahoe (it's OK but not my favorite in the area).

Yes we could of found lodging in Truckee, cutting the shuttle time in 1/2, but Truckee Vs Reno, no comparison. I look at that shuttle time just like Hot Tub time as a chance to meet the other 25 people on the trip. Plus on the return trip Happy Hour has been know to start with some adult beverages finding there way on the bus.

This a very beautiful area, snow capped mountains reflected in the lake, pictures do not do it justice.

5) Races at Wilmot, I will update the calendar, but they decided all Giant Slalom (GS) races will be held on the Saturday. That is the day that the Boarders and the Juniors will race.

6) Marquette, I don't want mess around with deposit and final payment checks. Get me 1 check for the full amount ($299) and I will hold it til Feb 1st to cash. ANY PAYMENTS after 2/1, even if they appear in the next day's mail, the price goes up $20. WHY? because I have to submit a rooming list to the hotel on 2/1 and if your going to make me do extra work, it's going to cost you.

7) Mt. Bachelor, 3/24 - 3/31, $1249 (+$45 to ski a 6th day) This is the best price anyone from CMSC has for a Spring Trip. A place that has been on my bucket list for a long time and that I'd bet very few of you have been to. The more I read about the town of Bend the more I'm falling in love with it. 12 Micro breweries, lots of great resturants.

Mt. Bachelor offers nearly 3700 acres of varied terrain and sits in the high desert of the Central Cascades. The area is known for dry snow, averaging over 380 inches a year, which provides some of the best skiing and riding in the Far West. The 71 runs on Mt. Bachelor are serviced by 7 Express Lifts. Worried about late season conditions, don't. Mt. Bachelor is one of the few places usually open Memorial day weekend.

Well I think I've bent your ear enough for now

see you on the slopes


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