Hello all! Here's a recap for tomorrow if you didn't want to read the full meeting description which I beg of you to do.
We will all meet at the park and ride inside the garage (9900 NE multnomah st). This location is NOT in Tigard. Text me if you're worried and I'll drop a pin and send it to you [masked]).
Don't worry about figuring out cars. We will do this when we all arrive at the garage which is why I ask that you all be there at 7 am SHARP. That way we can figure out cars and gear so everyone and all of their gear get to the mountain and we head out no later than 7:15 am.
I anticipate a few cars leaving around midday, mine included which is already full. Again, we will figure this out in the morning as best we can and as many of us will likely end up skiing together, we can make decisions as the day progresses.
I will be there in my White Chevy Equinox, Seahawks and WSU Coug sticker hopefully before everybody else. I'll be in black ski pants and likely a green North West sweatshirt. Find parking and come hang with me while everyone else rolls in.
See everybody in the morning, can't wait!
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. Let me know if you can drive when you sign up.
Meeting place: We meet in the SE corner of the parking structure (NOT the parking lot!) at the Gateway Transit Center. I drive a white Chevy Equinox with a WSU Coug logo and Seahawks logo on my rear window and Crater Lake plates. For some reason a number of people have had a hard time finding us so please make sure you are in the right place - it absolutely NOT in Tigard. If you are concerned about finding us feel free to make a comment 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.
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 organizers 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.