Taos Mini-Gathering 2020 - Jan. 25th - Feb. 1st

Tony S

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Clearly I'm out of the loop, what is P*TS? Just out of curiosity.
Ask us over beer. Can't go into it here for reasons that are just so boring compared with Taos stoke.
 

Tony S

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So, @Pat AKA mustski , @Jerez , others who are new to gatherings: What you discover by the first afternoon is that everyone is just a jamoke like you. Some jamokier than others, it's true. But jamokes nonetheless. There is sometimes a flurry of muted one-up-personship on the first morning. It doesn't last. Everyone is too tired and too happy. By 3:00 I'm inevitably back to: "I ski like I ski, I still suck, it's still fun, and where's my beer?"
 
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So ski week classes are 2 hours each day from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Have I got it right? So can we plan on lunch and then heading out in groups (depending on what people want to ski) for the afternoons?
According to the website, it's a 9:45 start. I think my group other years after day 1 sometimes got going about 9:30. You can always get at least 1 run in before class... sometimes 2 or more if you hustle.

And yes, people do lunch various places (often in the cafeteria) and then plan to meet again at 1:00 to see where everyone wants to go in the afternoon.
 

Pat AKA mustski

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Is the cafeteria at the base or at whistle stop?

Also ... I don't mind being last. I'm usually last because- since I am slower - I drop in last to avoid cutting off anyone's line.
 

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A buffer friend is someone you involve in a group outing where you are concerned about keeping up - a friend whom you know to be slower than you are. No one likes being the very last. :ogbiggrin:
I made the mistake of introducing @KingGrump to the concept. I've had him turn to me at the end of a run and say "Mike, today you are the buffer friend." :)
 

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I don't mind being last. I'm usually last because- since I am slower - I drop in last to avoid cutting off anyone's line.
No worries, you won't be the slowest at the gathering. I have skied with you at Mammoth. Don't tell the guys though. :ogbiggrin:

There are lots of different groups in the afternoon. Pick one.
I usually spend at least two afternoons during a gathering skiing with the slower groups. It's social skiing after all.

There is 38 skiers in the roll call thus far. I know there are at least 4 more that is coming but haven't put their names down yet. That many people usually break down to 6 to 7 groups.

This is how I see most afternoon grouping will go. There will be one or more hard charging/hiking groups. I will guide the usual old and slow group. I believe @A Grump will be leading the lambs to the slaughter with his suicide group*. Of course there will be several groups of skiers too smart to be involved with us. :ogcool:

* No Worries. He carries plenty of those little flags to mark the body in order to make things easier for patrol at end of the day sweeps.
 

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@A Grump will be leading the lambs to the slaughter with his suicide group*. Of course there will be several groups of skiers too smart to be involved with us. :ogcool:

* No Worries. He carries plenty of those little flags to mark the body in order to make things easier for patrol at end of the day sweeps.
I usually wear my beacon, that should make it easier. Sign me up!
 
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