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Winter Mountain Snow Weekend! Scenery, Skiing, Snowboarding, Spa, & Socializing

A unique weekend event in the mountains, sharing with old or new friends, with a chance to ski, shop, snowboard, swim, and enjoy nature, while also enjoying a high quality international food experience.

Jan 17 update - we are kind of sold out!

This event is a weekend event - Friday to Sunday afternoon. Where? The spacious and awesome views of The Summit (click for details) at Massanutten resort (Map & Directions)

The trip is a Korean language and culture group event, including:


  • Korean food & cooking demo/lessons (mandu, bulgogi, etc.)
  • Korean language exchange - English language exchange (as opportunity happens)
  • Noraebang/karaoke , kpop vids
  • Bonus: The word "Korean" is in the event name!

The price is not per day, but for the whole weekend, and includes:

* lodging - a bed (see details below) for 3 nights (Fri-Sat-Sun)
* food - shared food and "special order" (see details below)
* beverages - water, juice, soda, non-alcoholic drinks

What the price doesn't include: * ski passes
* equipment rental
* water park passes
* alcoholic beverages
* mints on your pillow at night

In this long event listing you will find details on activities, schedule, FAQ's, and more.

Activities:

The location is also close enough for people to join us and ski for the day, have dinner, and go home.

Note: Some of the following may be out of date or changed.

Schedule outlines:

NOTE: volunteer for at least two cooking times:

Friday:
7pm prepare lunches for Saturday - sandwiches, etc. (volunteer for FRI7)
8pm dinner - probably need easy-to-prepare dinner: spaghetti, etc. (volunteer for FRI8)
* also wait for late arrivals
* walk about & snowball throwing & snowman making

Saturday:
8am-11am "rolling start" breakfast. Skiers want to eat and go, other may sleep in.
8am breakfast shift (volunteer for SAT8)
10am breakfast shift (volunteer for SAT10)
Lunch: see Friday, or make your own
Dinner: the big group community dinner & cooking demonstration (we hope!)
We have talented chefs in our group, and if not, we'll make them!
It's easy to make mandu (dumplings)... chicken, veggie, beef, etc.
Cooking preparation probably has to start around 5pm, for 8pm dinner.
(Volunteer SAT-Dinner)

Menu:
Appetizers: Shrimp cocktail, mandu, veggies & dip
Salad - america-style lettuce & spinach w/stuff (carrots, cucumbers, etc.)
choice of dressing
Fresh baked bread (from a kit most likely)
Soup - depend on talented chefs... soondubu? Udon? Snow-chigae?
Side dishes (Korean) - panchan selection
Side dishes (American) - likely to be fresh veggies, mashed potatoes, etc.
Steamed Rice (need a rice cooker)
Main courses:
Kalbi
Bulgogi
Seafood - salmon, etc.
Tofu / Tofurky / etc - vegetarian option
Dessert:
selection of cake (Korean & American), ice cream, cookies, fruit and more!
(and let's be honest - we will be too full to eat it until later)

Sunday
Breakfast - SUN8 and SUN10
Lunch - hmmm ... leftovers, or make your own sandwich for the ski slopes.
Dinner: "Lite night" -
Menu:
Salad
Soup
Rice
Side dishes
Main: Burgers (reg or veg), BBQ chicken (American & also Korean/spicy)
Dessert

Mon:

people can ski, or not, and get packed up to go back.
- self-serve breakfast & lunch.


FAQ


0. (IMPORTANT) If I pay early, am I guaranteed to go?
There are a few units booked, each with two bedrooms.
We can book more units, based on how many people RSVP.
But if the resort gets booked up, then we will be full.
Since there are extra sleeping areas in each unit,
we have some flexibility.
The limit of RSVP's is set as an estimate.

1. What if I don't know if I can go?
This event is expected to sell out, and we can't hold spots.
It's not clear how meetup.com does "wait list", but
if there is a wait list, then you can probably release
your ticket and get a refund. No refund is promised.
But it is likely, since we are expecting more demand than beds.

2. What if I wanna crash out on the couch... is that cheaper or even free?
We're calling this "STANDBY RSVP" -
We may allow this on a limited basis.
Basically if the people in that unit are okay with
party crashers, and there is an extra bed as set up by
the resort, then you can decide last-minute to go.

2.a. If people want to drive out for the day and have dinner,
and then go back the same day, that should work out.
And if it is snowing, etc. then we will try to have room
in case day visitors have to stay over.

2.b. Huh? I'm confused!
We expect last-minute begging of "I want to go... pleeeeaasse!"
While we don't want to "book" a pull-out couch bed,
there may be a chance for everyone to go. 3. I heard you need a car to go everywhere... how does that work?
We will deal with it. Mobile phone coverage may be weak or
have dead zones, so we will work hard to make sure people are '
able to get around.

4. I need a ride! (or) I can drive!
We need about 4 drivers. Drivers get special treatment:
Gas money, toll money, and smiles.
If you need a ride, then say where you are coming from.
We will suggest a pick-up at the Vienna metro.
People will go at different times, and even different days.
Work out who you can ride with.

5. I want to share a room with my friend - can I do that?
Yes. Include it in your RSVP, and it will be confirmed.

6. I want a vegetarian menu - is that part of the plan?
Yes. Help us with shopping suggestions. There will
be meat-based dishes, and vegetarian options.

7. I don't ski - I don't snowboard - and I don't ice skate.
Is this trip for me?
Could be... it's a weekend retreat, at a resort that has
skiing and other winter activities. But people go in
the summer and don't ski, so probably it will be awesome
just getting away to escape the regular life.

8. I'm only staying one night - can I pay less?
Nope. You can get someone to take your other nights,
if you work out an arrangement.

9. What if I'm loud, obnoxious, and yelling at 2am?
You may be asked to leave. Seriously. This is a
resort and other units are nearby. 10. What? I wanna stay up late and talk and play game and stuff...!
Okay. The plan is that one unit will be the "late night"
one, with the bigger kitchen and social area.
The other unit(s) will depend on the people there,
but to be fair to everyone, expect that it should be quiet by midnight.
(calm TV watching is okay, loud music & dancing is not).

11. Is there TV? Internet?
Yes, there is TV, and if possible the channels will be listed.
Internet is available and updates on if it is free or not will be posted.

12. I don't want to pay for food, can I pay less?
Nope. This is designed to be a "yes or no" type of plan.
Organizing is easiest when there are fewer options.

13. Do I have to stay in the same place with the group?
Nope. You can book your own hotel in the area and join us that way.

14. I want to go for a full week... since it's booked, can I do that?
It's not clear, but probably. More details to follow.
For now this is a 3 day weekend, as the organizer booking the space will leave on Monday.

15. What was Elodie's original idea on meetup?

"Going skiing and snowboarding around February - March for one weekend.

We can either go to Pennylvania, Virginia or West Virginia, since that is not that far.
This one I think is the best, even if it's 5 hours driving: http://www.skitown.co...
and this is the website I found:
http://www.skitown.co... "

16. Why aren't there any more FAQs?
Umm.... ask a question below.

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  • Kristy L.

    Sean,i prefer to cook. haha

    January 20, 2011

  • Paul

    If you are still interested in going, we may have room for one more (female). Contact Paul if interested - http://www.meetup.com/koreans/message/?recipientId=3248870

    Looks like the weather I ordered will be there... light fresh snow Thurs/Fri and it will feel like winter in the mountains all weekend... http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Luray&state=VA&site=LWX&textField1=38.6647&textField2=-78.4553&e=0

    January 16, 2011

  • Duoduo

    Sean, Thanks , u are nice,~ i just concerned about my time(probably 7pm) may be too late for drivers~~

    January 11, 2011

  • Sean

    Keira...We have many, many drivers. So you should not worry. I, myself, havent decided when I want to leave, but if all else fails, I can drive you, so no worry.

    January 10, 2011

  • Kristy L.

    and paul, when is the chocolate festival?

    January 7, 2011

  • Kristy L.

    swimming pool!!!! Wawa... want to go...but have to think about it...give me time...

    January 7, 2011

  • Paul

    More planning is happening, slowly. The holidays are a busy time... plus I was in NY for the storm with over a foot of fresh snow to make me more psyched & excited to get to these mountains next month! (I had my bonus on Monday: driving practice on snowy roads)

    An update will be sent soon! Send questions to me if you have any about the event: http://www.meetup.com/koreans/message/?recipientId=3248870

    December 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I actually won't go !

    December 19, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Paul, I am almost sure I could go =) but I might be able to go only for the weekend. (finishing work on friday evening)

    December 15, 2010

  • Yoyoyo

    no, you guys are the speed racers!

    1 · December 14, 2010

  • Brian K.

    Paul --- Count me in!

    And better yet, I can drive up to 3 people. Two comfortably and preferred. I would leave DC about 7:30pm Friday (after rush hour) and lead the resort around 8pm Sunday night.

    Great idea.

    December 14, 2010

  • Paul

    Part 2: The location is expected to be Massanutten resort, about 2 hours away.

    This event is a weekend event, with the option to possibly stay longer at no additional cost. The price is set to include:

    * lodging - a bed (see details below)
    * food - shared food and "special order" (see details below)
    * beverages - water, juice, soda, non-alcoholic drinks

    The cost is looking to be under $100... so about $30 per night, per person.

    December 12, 2010

  • Paul

    Mountain Snow Weekend Party pre-announcement...

    Narrowing down... weekends of Feb 4 and Feb 11 are best candidates (based on available spaces).
    It will be for at least 3 days, but people can decide to stay for 2 days if they can't take
    Monday's off.

    But Feb 4 weekend is also Super Bowl weekend. Your thought wanted.. on if people will want to watch the game high up in the mountains, and come back on Monday?


    If you are planning on going, and can drive people, then let me know.

    December 12, 2010

  • Sherly

    I pick option 4: 2 trips, one to Massanutten and Snowshoe...one for those who may or may not suck at skiing (me!) but still want to go and one for the experts.

    November 12, 2010

  • Kristy L.

    I don't really know that places, cause i am new here...But for me, price is very important...

    November 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    if there's a better feel for how many are interested in going to a trip catered more towards those who would like skiing as the primary activity of the trip (even if you're a beginner), i'll look through concrete numbers and give a few options.

    November 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    at any rate, i get that a lot of people who don't like to/have not tried to ski will find the cost of entry too expensive. if that's the case, it may make sense to break the idea into two trips where one is Paul's Massanutten winter weekend getaway (including snowsports activities) and set up another one for a ski weekend at a place like wintergreen or snowshoe, just like Paul said.

    November 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    generally when it's closer to the season (this is true for any decent size mountains), they run sales on lodging. is the goal to get everyone who'd like to go to the trip a bed? if so, then lodging costs may get prohibitively expensive. if the goal is to try and fit the people in a house/cabin, period, then we may be in a better financial shape to organize this. the fixed costs will be the transportation to/from whatever mountain and the lift tickets (maybe use group rate?).

    November 11, 2010

  • Carol

    23 people like this idea lets arrange a good enough trip that people can actually afford!!!!

    November 11, 2010

  • Carol

    thats expensive Sean!!!!

    November 10, 2010

  • Kristy L.

    is expensive for me...

    November 10, 2010

  • Sean

    @Paul...How about Winter Slumber Party in the Mountains? or...

    November 10, 2010

  • Sean

    I did more searching 4 Snowshoe & found places (some located ~20 miles away), and they had ~$65-100/night per person. Lot of places require u to stay multiple nights. For 1 day stay (~$70) + lift tickets ($74) + rentals ($30) ~ $200. Now this is without food, transportation cost (~$50 per car) + etc. For people who plans to eat there, the cost will B much higher (since the food will B expensive). For 2 nights, the cost will reach ~$300. Do your own searches and let us know what u find.

    November 10, 2010

  • Paul

    We can have 2 trips... one nearby and one at a more skier-focused area. I'm able to book now at Massanutten - I just need some time to learn more of their options. This may be in January.

    The proposed event name: Winter Mountain Snow Weekend (&skiing/snowboarding). The cost I'm thinking would $99 to include a bed and food for 3 days. That's $33/day for a 3-day weekend (fri-mon). Skiers would get tickets & rent equipment as needed on their own.

    (This is for Massanutten.)

    November 10, 2010

  • Sean

    We can try the hotels & motels near the Snowshoe, and I suspect it will bring down the lodging cost considerably, especially if we check in on Saturday and check out by noon on Sunday (1 day stay). I was not able to check the prices (the online system does not seem to work), but I think I saw $999 for 4 bedroom house (sleeping 8~10 people) somewhere, and I am assuming that is for per day, which means ~$100/person per day, and if we stay 2 days, that is $200. Of course, I may be misquoting here.

    November 10, 2010

  • Carol

    whitetail only cost me like 70- 80 last time i think for the lift ticket and the lunch meal

    November 10, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    $300? or $500? where do you find these prices? I don't think it's that expensive. I don't know what you were looking as lodging but a simple hotel room is enough, we don't need something big and expensive, I'm actually going there for skiing. I just would like to spend the night close by the ski resort, that's it.

    November 10, 2010

  • Sean

    The dissension & the deal breaker seem to be the lodging cost. At least for the Snowshoe, the cost per person per trip seem to be >$300 (eventually costing $500 for some). Personally, the cost and the location (being a non-avid skier) is irrevelant to me. However, I would choose the location where more people can participate rather than a few. In this respect, we might also consider doing a day trip, to places like Whitetail or Massanuten, and the lodging cost becomes moot.

    November 10, 2010

  • Yoyoyo

    in term of costs, I don't thing anything will beat paul's time-share in massanuten. massanuten got my vote.

    November 8, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    yup, fair enough. i'll throw some numbers for snowshoe. for best prices, it's wise to avoid the holiday weekends such as president's day. depending on the number of people, lodging prices will vary by quite a bit but will certainly be below $100 per person assuming a two night stay (arrive late friday and leave sunday after skiing, for example). lift ticket prices wil be around $70 per day undiscounted, with exact prices TBD. drive wise, we're looking at about 4 1/2 hours.

    November 8, 2010

  • Jeff

    I vote for Snowshoe

    November 8, 2010

  • Sean

    So far, I see conflicting interests in regards to the locations: Snowshoe, Massanuten and Whitetail. In order to facilitate making the best decision, please provide more detailed analysis on YOUR PREFERRED location in terms of possible total cost, driving distance, dates, lodging info, advantages/disadv etc, so that we can compare, vote & have an event enjoyed by maximum # of participants. We should be looking at this from subjective AS WELL AS realistic perspectives.

    November 8, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    by the way, snowshoe sells discounted lift tickets at costco or bj's. i think they came in around 60 bucks a day or so, but i could be mistaken.

    November 8, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'm with elodie on this. whitetail, liberty, and anywhere that's not wintergreen or snowshoe will just not be good skiing. i'm down with going to snowshoe at some point for sure, although during president's day weekend, it looks like i will be skiing in colorado.

    November 8, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    able to go for 3 days.
    We also have to find a place to spend the night and check how much all would be.
    But No worries, that's not now, I'm thinking that we can go there in February, I usually need to work on Saturdays morning, so let me know when you could all go and then we will book one weekend specially for this trip.

    November 8, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    ok guys, let me know if you like that:
    I personaly think that it would be better to go to Snowshoe that is around 5 hours driving.
    We could go skiing and snowboarding,I'm sure there are other things to do if some people don't want to do either of these.
    We can go one weekend,Saturday and Sunday,leave on Saturday very early or Friday night,not sure,and come back on Sunday evening.About the holiday of Feb 21,I don't know if I can have this day off,I still can check that out, and so we might be

    November 8, 2010

  • Carol

    November 2, 2010

  • Carol

    whitetail in pennsylvania

    November 2, 2010

  • Carol

    its skiing and snowboarding i went to the one in PA with taiwanese meeetup

    November 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there another White Tail? Because I'm not seeing any skiing or snowboarding here
    http://www.whitetailresort.org/default.htm

    November 2, 2010

  • Carol

    lets go to either white tail or something with group rates :D

    November 2, 2010

  • lindel

    I was in a ski in Fredericksburg we would rent a van and include the prorated cost with rooms and lift tickets or you just go for the day or night skiing. But renting a van and leaving from Vienna metro might be a good idea considering all the members without cars

    October 24, 2010

  • Paul

    Update: I've logged into the system that I would be booking a place in Massanutten. There is a lot of availability in Jan/Feb. Many people will have off Feb 21 for President's Day. Some of these places allow Fri. check-in (best for us), some are Sat, a few are Sun. I may not stay all week, but people should be able to at no additional cost.

    This one - The Summit - is my fav so far (units available every week except Feb 18-25): http://www.massresort.com/v.php?pg=89

    October 24, 2010

  • Jeff

    (Paul's comment)If the cabin has laundry, that will be even better.

    October 23, 2010

  • Paul

    I like the idea of Snowshoe since I've never been there. However..

    ... I've just asked to use a relative's "timeshare"-style week at Massanutten in mid-February. We may need 2 or 3 units, but if one is no-cost and the additional ones discounted, then the average cost per person could be hard to resist. An enormous cabin or some townhouses at Snowshoe might work out to be about the same cost.

    October 23, 2010

  • Sean

    Well, the goal is more than about trying to get to a bigger and nicer place; its about going to the place that is "GINORMOUS" :-)

    October 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I vote Snowshoe. It's by far the best mountain for skiing/boarding 4-5 driving-hr radius - as Jay pointed out. I go once or twice a year there w/ friends and it's always a good time. We can rent a large TH w/ 5 rooms and it comes with an outdoor hot-tub that overlooks the trails. In fact, I'm going in Dec for a friend's bday :)

    I'm also happy to drive to Snowshoe (but not Maine, that's too far) I've got an AWD car w/ a ski rack ready to go!

    October 22, 2010

  • Kia Y.

    @Paul...I wish. But I do love your idea for Massanutten. My family used to go yearly and there were tons of things to do like tubing and taking Tai Chi and Qigong classes. And tons of great shopping!

    October 22, 2010

  • Paul

    @Jay - thanks, nice offer! @Jen - I miss Maine... the lodge idea is great. @Kia cool... does your bro happen to own a ski lodge nearby? lol. All - I learned to ski at Killington & other VT places... so so so beautiful up there. Elodie thought of this idea while we were near Massanutten... http://www.massresort.com/ which is 2.5 hours away & has a lot of non-ski activities (indoor water park, spa, etc.)

    October 22, 2010

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