Meadows resort skiing/boarding

Let's Ski!

Everyone will go into RSVP and I will manually add folks when riding spots open up. Drivers will get priority. Folks who no showed last time will stay on RSVP, but will be able to join if space is available. From there it will be in order of RSVP. I am sure we will all be able to go so no worries. But, I do want to keep some kind of order.

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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  • Bernie

    Hey! it was good to run into a group of you on the mountain yesterday.

    February 10, 2013

  • Csaba

    Buddy, thank you for organizing a great day on the mountain!

    2 · February 10, 2013

  • Mike

    Hi, I am driving up tomorrow to Meadows. I joined the group a little while ago. I could fit one or two people in my car. Not sure if this throws things off. Is there a number I could call someone at?

    February 9, 2013

    • Derek N

      Hi Mike - The best place to post ride share/carpooling is on the discussion board tab at top of page. This particular group is a regular Saturday meetup. Good Luck!

      February 9, 2013

  • Shey

    I had an amazing day! Thank you to all those whom pushed my skills to the limit.:)

    February 9, 2013

  • Buddy

    My favorite kind of group...up on time and down on time!

    February 9, 2013

  • Steve

    Sorry - I had never driven to gateway b4 and iphone took me wrong way and took me while to find you. When I got here saw last driver leaving. Hope you had fun.

    February 9, 2013

  • Stella

    So sorry for the last minute change in plans. I've come down with a bad head cold. Have a great day up there!

    February 8, 2013

  • Alvaro A.

    there would be 2 of us if I can make it off the wait list...

    February 8, 2013

    • Buddy

      Sorry, no +1's

      February 8, 2013

  • Buddy

    Csaba told me that if Derek can carry gear he can definitely fit 4 total. So, we will add one more.
    Jan! You're in!
    Everyone attending, if you cannot go, update your RSVP by 8pm tonight.

    February 8, 2013

  • Buddy

    Mike! You're in!

    February 8, 2013

    • Mike

      Great! See you tomorrow!

      February 8, 2013

  • Buddy

    Jan and Mike, looks like we are full at this point. If either of you would like to drive let me know

    February 7, 2013

  • Jan S.

    Looking forward to it.

    February 7, 2013

  • Mike

    Excited to get back up there

    February 7, 2013

  • Buddy

    Alright, it looks like we have space for everyone. We do not meet up at 7am, we depart, gear stowed. After, we meet at the cars at EXACTLY 2pm. Please be considerate

    If you cannot go, update your RSVP in advance. Please be considerate to your fellow members and stellar organizer. No shows greatly affect the group

    February 7, 2013

  • Buddy

    Well Kiddos, we have a supply and demand problem. The good news: conditions look, AT THIS POINT, clear for the drive. So, counting Larry and Csaba as drivers..we have 6 total spots. Larry and Csaba please confirm you can drive.

    Can anyone else drive?

    February 6, 2013

    • Larry

      Buddy and Derek, that last message was for you guys as well. Sounds like we probably have room for 12 right now including drivers.

      February 7, 2013

    • Buddy

      Appreciate the help guys but this is hard enough to organize. First it was 6, then 7, now 8? I'm goin with 7, plus Derek of 4 equals 11. For a final number does that allow a reasonable comfortable ride up the mountain?And someone owes me a beer this time!

      February 7, 2013

  • Steve

    I am planning to go.

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this one open to rookies? I'm new to the area and wanna try skiing

    February 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Haha I think I could get into it. Do u know how much a lift pass is here? Or have any advice on good deals for a newbie? Someone I met recommended taking lessons cuz it works out costing less

      February 6, 2013

    • Buddy

      February 7, 2013

  • Buddy

    It looks like we are still down a spot or 2. So, I need everyone on RSVP to confirm they are going. First come first served

    February 7, 2013

  • Derek N

    I'm in. Can take three passengers plus lots of gear.

    February 6, 2013

    • Buddy

      Derek! The man with the plan (and wheels)!

      February 7, 2013

  • Buddy

    As of now we have six spots, that puts the following in: me, Jen, Csaba, Steve, Larry and Lynne.

    Those six: confirm you are absolutely going at 7am sharp! If not the next person will be added. No shows will be placed on the extremely naughty list!

    Everyone else, hang in there and see what happens

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shoot, forgot I committed to something else! Will have to catch you another time. Sorry, have a great day!

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Buddy, I'm pretty sure I'm in. If so, I can drive and take 3 and gear, but I can't confirm until later tomorrow...

    February 5, 2013

    • Buddy

      Thanks, let me know

      February 6, 2013

  • Larry

    Have a Subaru AWD, but no snow tires. Would rather pay someone else gas money but I can drive if needed as long as the roads aren't real icy: 2 others with gear or 3 without.

    February 5, 2013

  • Csaba

    I can drive myself plus one passenger and gear. Or I'd pitch for gas as a passenger.

    February 5, 2013

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