• Colorado Feb 2023 Ski/Snowboard Trip w/ 4-nights Housing and Local Transport

    Let's have a ski & snowboard trip to Silverthorne, CO the second weekend in February 2023. I've reserved a property less than 25 minutes to Arapahoe Basin & Copper Mountain as well and 1 hour from Winter Park.

    (This is part 3 of a 3 part road trip from SLC to Aspen to Silverthorne. Message me if interested in the full trip)

    The property has one bunk room accommodating 3, one King room with an extra single and 2 queen bedrooms. Also included is car rental and fuel costs. Though, I ask for 1 volunteer to be rental car drivers.

    If interested, please send $325 for your spot. Once paid I'll open up the following links for selecting beds and arranging daily resort carpools. (rental car drivers will be fully reimbursed for costs).

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-ZpZKYF_NmT6H0tFKCI5uD9NE29ksPxOFx2dQNaFOH0/edit?usp=sharing

    Venmo: @Brian-Brennan-23 (send friend request before paying)
    Paypal or zelle: [masked]

    If you have any questions please feel free to message through Meetup or contact me at[masked]

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  • Happy hour at Tribeca Social

    Tribeca Social

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  • Vermont Presidents' Day Weekend 2023 ⛷️ 🏂 ⛸️ 🥾

    Sonesta ES Suites Burlington, VT

    [What are we doing up in Vermont?]

    During the day we will downhill ski, snowboard, go ice climbing, xc skiing or hiking. Whatever you want to do there will be at least one other person who will probably be happy to join in. At night we will hang out and get food in Burlington or Waterbury.

    I will post a spreadsheet of activities so that people can self organize depending on what they want to do. I also set up a chat a few days before the trip so that you can further arrange for rides to go hiking or skiing or ice climbing.

    [How are we getting up there?]
    We are carpooling. Look at the carpool spreadsheet and contact the drivers to get a ride. We usually have more cars and people who need rides. Here is the link to that rides sheet: http://bit.ly/2CHyNv6

    If you want to be on your own schedule you can also always rent a car. It's usually cheaper to rent from Newark or LGA than anywhere else in the city.

    [Where are we staying?]

    We are staying at the Sonesta Inn in Burlington

    Please fill the rooms spreadsheet here once you have paid me for your spot: http://bit.ly/2lEwzVS

    [Is breakfast included?]

    Yes a standard breakfast in included each morning. I will ask the hotel to provide us with almond milk for those who won't drink cow milk include me (Francisco).

    [How about dinner]

    You can talk to your roommates about cooking dinner in the suite. Some of us will probably go out for dinner both nights in Burlington.

    [How do I pay you]

    You can send me the money via PayPal or Zelle to [masked] or Venmo to @xico-mancheno. Send it ASAP. I only have a few spots available. Your RSVP does not count until you send me the money for a spot in the hotel. If you are staying somewhere but want to join us, let me know. It's 146 for half a Queen and 280 for the entire bed.

    [Where do I write my name down for a spot?]

    Once you have paid me please add your name to a spot in the spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/2lEwzVS

    [What are people doing up there?]

    People are downhill skiing/snowboarding, XC skiing, hiking or ice climbing. This is an event where everyone can choose their own adventure. There is an activities spreadsheet here: https://bit.ly/2C01tBR

    [Are newbies welcome?]

    Yes, there will be activities for all levels including skiing. You can take beginner ski lessons at any of the resorts in Vermont.

    [Where are people skiing?]

    There are a bunch of ski resorts around the area. So people will probably shoot for Stowe, Smuggs, Sugarbush, Bolton Valley, Mad River Glen or Jay. Use the chat to coordinate this. I will ski Sugarbush for sure on Monday on my way back to NYC.

    [What do I need to go hiking?]

    Snowshoes
    Ski goggles
    Balaklava
    Base layers
    Winter boots
    Microspikes
    Windproof jacket
    Snow pants
    Fleece
    Headlamp
    Map of the area

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  • New Orleans for Mardi Gras

    New Orleans

    Carnival season in New Orleans is a city-wide celebration so there are tons of things to do in New Orleans during Mardi Gras throughout the season, but most of the parades take place in the two weeks leading up to Mardi Gras Day.

    Mardi Gras 2023 kicks off on Friday February 17, with Fat Tuesday falling on February 21, 2023.

    Here are the things to do during the trip (we mostly do 1-6):

    1. Attend the parades
    2. Stop in for a café au lait and beignets at Café du Monde
    3. Join the after party on Bourbon Street
    4. Witness the "Bourbon Street Closing"
    5. Try authentic cajun and creole food
    6. Try some jazz bars
    7. Visit The National WWII Museum
    8. Take a guided tour of the French Quarter
    9. Get up close and personal with alligators on a swamp tour

    We will figure out the stay depending on preference and no of people joining. Please feel free to write here or text me @[masked] for any questions. Thank you

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  • Canada ski trip

    Spokane International Airport

    Our annual Canada ski trip is back on this year with some changes in the itinerary.

    The plan:
    We fly into Spokane, WA on Saturday March 11. We fly back on Monday March 20. People are also welcome to join us just for just part of the trip but you will need to find a way to meet us.

    Date are tentative. I will update this week and solidify these day. Might shift the trip one week later. Foto on meetup of the event is from Revelstoke dropping into the back bowl.

    Ski schedule:
    March 12 and 13: Red Mountain Resort, BC
    March 14 and 15: Revelstoke, BC
    March 16 and 17: Kicking Horse, BC
    March 18: Maybe Panorama, BC
    March 20 and 21: Schweitzer, ID

    3 out of the 4 mountains are on Ikon except Kicking Horse. We will have to get lift tickets to KH which are about $100 a day but we might book a ski in and ski out property.

    Flights are all layover. No direct flights from NYC.

    Costs per person:

    Flights ~ $450
    Hotels ~ $60 - 100 a day depending on which town and property. Will try to keep cheap so we will share beds and rooms for most of the trip.
    Car rental ~ $220 per person
    Gas - $100 per person

    I will book the lodging unless people want to get their own. We will share rooms or AirBnBs. It all depends on how many of us are there and what we agree on in the chat.