2019 "The Gathering" Bridger Bowl side trip..what day?

Discussion in 'Gatherings and On-the-Hill Meetups' started by Philpug, Feb 18, 2019.

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  1. Tuesday

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  2. Wednesday

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  3. Thursday

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  4. I am going but I don't care

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  5. I am not going because I am staying at Big Sky

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  6. Other, read my thoughts in the thread

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  1. Philpug

    Philpug Notorious P.U.G. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    What day do we want to do the class trip to Bridger? I am thinking mid week.
     
  2. PisteOff

    PisteOff Jeff Skier

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    It really doesn't matter to me which day it is.
     
  3. Pumba

    Pumba Out on the slopes Skier

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    Can I get extra credit if I volunteer to be a chaperone?:P
     
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  4. Talisman

    Talisman Out on the slopes Team Gathermeister

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    If you knew what BB weekend crowds were like you would pick a mid-week day. A mid-week powder day can also get crowded.
     
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  5. JohnL

    JohnL Skied Past The Most Interesting Man in the World. Team Gathermeister

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    Only getting 5 days at BS, so no need to travel and pay extra $$. Have hit BB a couple times before - fun place.
     
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  6. mdf

    mdf entering the Big Couloir Skier

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    I've got the full Ikon, so I have enough days for Big Sky. Not eager for extra driving to ski, even though Bridger does intrigue me.
     
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  7. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    Meh. Schlasmans was fun with Nolo and Ridge Hippie and Rio guiding, but I don't see myself driving down from Big Sky and then back for that. Kind of like interrupting your Manhattan vacation with a day trip to Schenectady.
     
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  8. JohnL

    JohnL Skied Past The Most Interesting Man in the World. Team Gathermeister

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    Remember, back in the day, it was good enough for Scott Schmidt.

    Best skier from Schenectady in the early 90’s for those too young to remember.
     
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  9. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    Tangential thought: If y'all go to Bridger, I may do a nordic day at Lone Mountain Ranch near Big Sky. Others welcome. It will not be a sufferfest; not in shape for that.
     
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  10. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    The only thing that might compete with going to BB would be taking a day long nap in the hot tub after several days at Snowbasin, JH, and BS!:decisions:
     
  11. Tom K.

    Tom K. HRPufnStf Skier

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    If they're still doing it, don't miss the Lone Mountain Ranch lunch buffet. Great reward after wringing yourself out on the skinny skis.

    Also, choose your day wisely. They typically groom the mountain side of the trail network one day, and the valley side the next. It's tough to ski the mountain side without at least some "suffer fest" component.

    Love that place!
     
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  12. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator

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    I'm undecided... Big Sky is so big, I'm sure there's plenty to keep me busy for the 6 days of skiing I have planned. What reason is there for me to do the schlep to Bridger?
     
  13. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    With the lower tier IKON pass I only have 5 days at BS. It'll be cheaper (so I've been told) to head to BB. Plus, another notch in the "where I've skied" belt.
     
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    PisteOff Jeff Skier

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    Having never been, I am willing to do it just to have done it. We had similar feelings about Grand Targhee when at Jackson Hole last year and we ended up having one of our best ski days ever at Grand Targhee. So it's a "you don't know until go" thing for me. It's also a cross it off the list thing.
     
  15. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ No longer on the single track. Pugski Ski Tester

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    What I've heard about Bridger is 1) it's worth it! And 2) bring avy gear if you have it. For some of the better terrain, avy gear is required.
     
  16. Jersey Skier

    Jersey Skier aka RatherPlayThanWork or Gary Skier

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    Not going to be at the gathering. But if you can't have fun at BB, you are doing something wrong.

     
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  17. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator

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    I'm aware of Schlassman's lift... you only need a working beacon, not full avy gear (though that may not be a bad idea).

    But I probably won't ski that terrain - which was one of my thoughts behind my question above.
     
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    Philpug

    Philpug Notorious P.U.G. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Going to Bridger also brings in a side side trip to an awesome butcher that is ont eh way that has awesome smoked and other local meats.
     
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    AmyPJ No longer on the single track. Pugski Ski Tester

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    Yes, a beacon, you're right. It's been awhile since I heard the story of the amazing trip to Bridger Bowl.
     
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  20. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    Maybe @Needham or @KevinF would be up for this.
     

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