Meadows resort skiing/boarding

Has anyone missed those reliable Saturday trips to Mt Hood? Me too, so I am trying to get it going again. Overall the 'rules' will be the same (see below), with a few tweaks:

1.  I do not have a mountain worthy vehicle. So, we will need at least one driver in the original group of four. Please check this before signing up. It won't do us any good to have four passengers.

2.  Please be patient with me. I doubt I will be able to do this half as well as Magnus did. But, I am very excited to get these trips going again and will be learning as we go.

Below is an description of the event and a disclaimer. Please read once. It will not change much from week to week.

Number of members who can attend: We are limited by the number of drivers. As more drivers sign up more seats will be made available. The people on the waiting list will automatically be moved up.

Meeting place: We meet in the SE corner of the parking structure at the Gateway Transit Center. If you are concerned about finding us feel free to email me earlier in the week and I'll send you my phone number so that you can call the day of the event if need be.

Riding up: There is no need to arrange rides prior to arriving at Gateway. We'll always drive the fewest possible number of cars to the mountain and will divide up at Gateway. No one will be left behind. Be on time, though. We don't wait for stragglers.

Gas money: Each rider pays $15 to the driver for each trip. Please have cash ready and offer to the driver without him/her having to ask.

On the mountain: Most of us prefer to ski/board with others. Once at Meadows we meet up by the outside ticket booth and group up according to skill level. You can of course take off on you own if you prefer.

Helmets save lives. Please wear one.

Disclaimer: While this is a regular Meetup event it is not “led” in the same way we might be used to having Meetup events led. I'll see you long enough to get you in a car at Gateway and possibly again at Meadows long enough to get you hooked up with a group but unless you are skiing with me we will have limited contact. Each person needs to self manage, come prepared for the weather conditions and ski/board according to his/hers ability.

Liability  Waiver:

As with User Agreements on the Internet that we all click on but never read hundreds if not thousands of event organizers around the country have event participants sign boiler plate liability waivers prior to events that aren't read by the participants. I have little faith that those waivers would hold up in court should something unfortunate happen during the event and the organizer get end up in court being sued. In plain language I want to make it real clear that you are participating in this event at your own risk and that by signing up you are releasing the event organizer of all liability. All outdoor events are potentially high risk and you need to use your personal judgement in keeping that risk below your comfort level. You should never do anything you feel might result in injury or worse depending on someones judgement other then your own. Should injury or worse still occur you realize the fault is your own and you agree not to pass the blame to the event organizer or another team member. You may participate in the event only under these conditions.


 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very fun, loved the powder, really enjoyed meeting you all, hope to chat with Laney another time...

    January 27, 2013

  • Bernie

    good to see everyone that made it today. until next time!

    January 26, 2013

  • Derek N

    Excellent! Fresh tracks in the morning.

    January 26, 2013

  • Nathan

    Who will be on the blue runs?

    January 24, 2013

    • Buddy

      I do as well, hope your dad is ok

      January 25, 2013

    • Nathan

      Thank you

      January 26, 2013

  • Buddy

    Great day on the mountain today. Thanks to all those that showed, you are on the nice list. Those that didn't...naughty list for you!

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Buddy - Did I see you put a cell number here somewhere? I'm sure I'll find the transit center, but on the off chance I get off track it'd be good to have a number. my cell's[masked]

    January 25, 2013

  • Steve

    I'm out. I have this nasty cold that I was hoping to shake by Saturday but its not cooperating. Next time.

    January 25, 2013

  • Buddy

    It looks like we are all set then. One note: we depart promptly at 7am. All gear stowed, butts in seats leaving garage. See ya bright and early!

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great!

    January 25, 2013

  • Derek N

    I can fit a lot of gear in my truck between the yakima box and the canopy. About 6 pairs of skis can go up top. The rest of the skis/boards/bags can go in the back. So I could conceivably take 4 extra people's gear. It'd be a pile but it can work out so everybody who has a seat can get their gear up. Load up!

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If there's still a vehicle that can haul extra gear, I can take 2 more (in addition to the 4) people, but the seating is tight (3rd row "jump seats") . Also, I do have bars across the top but not ski racks, could throw skis up top but would need pads/bungy cords etc which I don't have...

    January 25, 2013

  • Buddy

    Chas, a driver cannot go.

    Lynn please update your RSVP this AM and drop the +1. That will leave us minus 2 spots. Can anyone else drive?

    January 25, 2013

  • Tom

    I'm sorry I have to cancel. Please acknowledge since I was to drive people up.

    January 25, 2013

    • Buddy

      Got it, thanks

      January 25, 2013

  • Buddy

    Update: with Bernie taking a total of 3 that equals 15 spots

    January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are going up Saturday. my car is already full so we aren't going to make an additional stop at Gateway- Can we meet up with you folks for lunch?
    Buddy- can you text me details at or around lunchtime and we'll meet you?
    Sherry Padgett-[masked]

    January 24, 2013

  • Damon

    I have a night season pass to Meadows if anyone is interested in riding up for an evening session. It starts at 3pm until 9pm and lift tickets are $30. I don't have a car but I have gas money I'd be willing to put up!

    January 24, 2013

  • Lynn P

    I will do Blue runs. I also have another friend who would like to come up skiing. I will get her to join the group.

    January 24, 2013

  • Bernie

    I can drive. I have room for +2 and gear

    January 24, 2013

  • Buddy

    Ok, here is an update. It looks like we have three drivers. My numbers include the drivers: Derek, Stephanie and Chas can each carry 4 = 12 spots. So, as of now every on that has RSVP'd (total of 9) has a spot. Of course we have 3 more spots. I asked all those bringing guests to have them join us as members. It will be much easier to manage

    Drivers - you are essential...if you cannot make it let me know ASAP. NO FLAKES

    Riders - This takes some work to arrange...if you cannot make it let me know ASAP. NO FLAKES

    Actually, it looks like we will see a few flakes on the mountain, it should be a good day!

    January 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If Derek can take extra gear, I can take 4 passengers

    January 23, 2013

  • Derek N

    I have a quad cab Dakota w/ canopy and roof box so I can take my three riders' gear plus can fit some extra gear in the canopy if need be to make sure everybody who has a seat gets their gear & bags up there too.

    January 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a for sure for driving, I don't have a rack, but drive a Tribecca, so can fit gear inside, with room for 2 others for sure, and maybe 3...

    January 23, 2013

  • Csaba

    It would be good to clarify in the description that the meeting place is _inside_ the parking structure and on the ground floor of the parking structure. Or at least that's where it was on Monday. Maybe even add "corner of NE 99th Ave and NE Multnomah St".

    January 23, 2013

  • Buddy

    Ok of those signed up who can drive? Derek is the only one I know for sure. Update me and we can move folks from the RSVP list and get a updated head count

    January 23, 2013

    • Stella

      Sorry, my car isn't snow worthy. Thanks for organizing Buddy!

      January 23, 2013

  • Nicole

    Thanks for posting Meadows trips Buddy. I've had lots of people ask about it, but I don't have a Meadows day pass. Have fun out there.

    1 · January 23, 2013

  • Buddy

    Thanks for the encouragement folks.
    Steve, you did the right thing, get on the waitlist. These things tend to work out. I will keep on this and make sure the numbers are right

    January 22, 2013

  • Steve

    I don't have a "mountain worthy vehicle" but I have chains and made it up there multiple times this year including a day that snowed 18 inches so if your willing to risk it I could drive. The downside I don't have a rack so could only take two additional people.

    January 22, 2013

  • Jen

    Yay! I was about to ask to be made an organizer to get these trips up and running again, too!

    January 22, 2013

  • Derek N

    Good for keeping it going! I'm in town every other weekend and usually head up to Meadows so can count on me to take three on the weekends I'm here.

    January 22, 2013

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