KILLINGTON TRIP 95'
Braving to biggest (only) snow storm
of 95' thus far, the group gathers
from four states.
Steve Shalla (PA)
Mike Yeager (PA)
Jim Olivo (NJ)
Greg Grieff (MD)
Joe Grieff (PA)
Patty Minto (VA)
Lee Ringer (PA)
Weather: 6 in of new
snow, 20 degrees, wind chill 5 degrees
Expecting to hit drifted snow & snow showers as we head
9:00 Group meets at Sunoco Station in beautiful downtown Bath, PA.
9:20 Usual breakfast diner closed
due to bankrupcy, or snow, not
9:25 McDonald's will have to due for breakfast.
9:40 Group departs for Killington.
10:30 Greg in lead car decides to
take a scenic tour of a New Jersy State
Park after missing exit for 209 N.
10:45 Group reunites and continues on its way.
12:00 Good fortune befalls to group
as serious injury is avoided when
Jim's CB antena flys from atop his roof.
2:00 Gas stop after NY State
thruway, snow used to clean headlights,
and windsheild since all washer bins where frozen.
4:30 Group arrives at Killington
SnowShed base lodge and purchases
5 day lift tickets, despited warnings of extreme COLD, high
winds and lift closures.
5:15 Group arrives at condo and unloads vehicles.
6:00 Fire made, beers opened and pepperoni bread served.
8:30 After much debating the
decision is made that the beer won't
freeze in the mud room ajoining the condo.
11:00 Group retires to bed in hopes
of a good day skiing in the
Weather: Temp: 5 degrees
Wind Chill -15 to -20 degrees
2-3 feet of fresh snow covers the slopes from the
7:30 Breakfast made.
8:30 Greg and Mike go out to warm up cars.
8:35 Greg and Mike retrun after
several unsuccessful attempts to
8:45 Jim starts Camery w/o any problem.
8:45 - Jim travels between remaining 2 vehicles
trying to jump start
9:30 them (No Luck!)
9:30 Isuzu Roadside Assistance called.
9:45 Greg decides to drain oil
and heat it on the stove in an effort
to get the Blazer running (No Luck!).
10:00 AAA called 3 hour wait.
10:15 6 pairs of skies, boots, and poles loaded into the Camery.
10:15 - Many other unsuccessful attempts to start
vehicels (No Luck!)
11:00 Group of 3 leave for slopes
Patty decides not to ski due to the
COLD and will handle Roadside Assistance calls.
11:15 Group of 3 return, no lifts running at SnowShed, Beers opened.
11:30 - Many calls made to road side assistance.
1:15 Steve, Greg, Mike, and Jim leave for Snowdon in Camery.
1:30 - Guys ski 6 runs and deal with extremly
COLD lift rides.
5:00 Guys retrun to condo, still to Roadside assistance.
6:00 Tow Truck comes and takes Rodeo to dealer in Rutland.
6:00 - Many calls make to AAA
8:15 Ron's Sunoco calls to say
their Tow truck is broke, but they will
be out sometime tonight to pickup the Blazer.
8:30 Jim and Greg decide rather
than relying on a garage that can't
keep their tow truck running, to head to Rutland to purchase
a battery charger.
8:35 Joe tries to remove the battery from the Blazer (No Luck!)
9:20 Jim & Greg retrun w/
battery charger. Greg bitches since the
battery is not out of the car yet.
9:25 Greg and Jim make an unsuccessful attempt the remove the battery.
9:45 Greg finally decides its
the garage's problem, and has a beer
10:30 Group retires after an exhausting day.
1:30 Ron's Sunoco calls to say their on their way.
1:35 Temp -15 degrees, Wind
Chill -50 degrees
After about 15 minutes of trying to start it, vehicle is towed
to the garage.
Weather: Temp: 10 degrees,
Wind Chill: -5 to -10 degrees
Many lifts closed.
8:30 Mike calls Isuzu they will look at the car around 10:00.
9:00 Greg calls Ron's Sunoco, car will be ready about 11:00.
11:00 Greg, Mike and Jim head out to Rutland to pickup vehicles.
12:00 Greg returns w/ running Blazer and Steve & Greg load skiies.
12:45 Jim and Mike return w/o the Rodeo.
1:00 Jim decides the stress
of driving everyone around has given him
a killer headache.
1:30 Everyone but Jim crowd into the Blazer to go skiing.
2:00 - COLD but fun skiing was had by all.
3:00 Steve, Greg, and Mike descover
a drainage ditch/trail to ski
5:00 Group arrives back at condo,
Mike calls Isuzu - car is ready.
Greg and Mike decide to get the car first thing in the morning.
6:00 Steve makes killer steaksandwiches for dinner.
9:00 Jim, Patty, Greg, and Mike
head out the shoot some pool at
Zorba's (LAME doesn't even begin to describe this adventure)
11:00 Group decides to go to bed in
hopes of having 3 running vehicles
in the morning.
1:30 Lee arrives and crashes
on the couch.
Weather: Temp: 15 degrees,
Wind Chill: 0 to -5 degrees
Most Lifts running.
7:30 Greg and Mike depart to
get Rodeo from Isuzu, Mike gets smacked by
Service mananger Thearsa.
8:30 Greg and Mike return with both vehicles.
9:15 Group of 7 depart for a full day of skiing.
9:25 Greg, Jim, Steve, and Mike
wait for Lee to get his lift ticket,
Joe and Patty head for Ram's Head.
9:30 Still waiting
9:35 Still waiting
9:40 Lee finally arrives
9:45 - Guys ski Syke Peak and Bear Mnt.
11:15 Greg, Mike, and Steve decide
to take Lee & Jim down drainage
ditch found yesterday.
11:20 Jim is lying across the trail
minus a ski which can be found
with the tail burried in the snow sticking straight up in front
of him (No injry resulted)
11:45 Mike looses an edge going around
a corner and difts off the
trail into the woods.
12:15 Group heads to meet for lunch
at Killington Peak. Jim bringing
up the rear makes a slight navigational error making him
20 minutes late.
1:00 - Guys depart to ski the Canyon.
Patty and Joe head for Snowdon.
2:30 Lee preforms a superb barrel
roll after miscalculating a jump
turn over a cliff in east glades. Mike nearly takes out Steve
while trying to snow him on same trail.
5:00 Group departs Killington exhausted from a full day of skiing.
7:00 Group goes out to dinner
at Mrs Brady's, and wishes Lee a
10:00 Greg discovers that previous
decision made Monday was a poor
one after attempting to get a beer. Remaining beer relocated
11:00 Group goes to bed.
Weather: Temp: 20 degrees,
Wind Chill: 5 - 0 degrees
1 in of new snow, Most lifts running.
9:00 Group leaves for slopes.
10:00 Greg, Steve, and Lee decide
to test the laws of physics as
they apply to weight distribution while tromping though
2 feet of fresh powder in echo woods.
10:30 Jim decides to test the effectivness
of ski wear as football
equiptment, by missing a turn and clocking Greg.
11:15 The decision is finally made
to do Outer Limits, while everyone
in the group ate at least a bit of snow. The most memorable
was when Lee out-skiing his binding trying to pound a set of
mogules. He didn't make it very far with a single ski.
12:30 Group met for Lunch at Bear Mtn.
1:30 After the past few days
of skiing we decides to take an easy
afternoon and ski with Joe and Patty the rest of the day.
1:45 The group bid goodbye to
Lee at the base of Snowdon and headed
up the lift
1:50 Joe drops hat from lift at pole 12.
2:00 Hat recovered, but we lost Joe, and Patty.
2:30 Greg wipes nicely at the top of Rams Head under the lift.
3:00 Guys meet up with Patty,
Patty inadvertanally attempts a little
ski dancing and takes a spectacular wipe.
5:00 Group departs the slopes and heas for the condo.
6:45 Jim and Greg cook a big spagetti dinner.
7:15 Jim discovers that the
refigerator has forzen his bottle of
Ginger Ale, and puts in front of the fire place to defrost.
8:02 Steve dashes after the
exploding Ginger Ale bottle in front of
the fire place and throws it in the sink.
10:00 Everyone packs up and prepares
to leave in the morning
25 degrees Wind Chill: 5 - 10 degrees
2-3 in of new snow on the slopes.
All lifts running
8:00 Group begins to eat breakfast and clean up the condo.
9:00 Sound of everyone packing is
interupted by Patty yuking in
9:45 Group departs condo for the slopes.
10:00 Guys begin last day of skiing, by
this time everyone is in a bit
of pain from the week of skiing, many falls result.
11:00 Greg christin's Killingtons new slope,
Vertigo, with a near death
wipe into the woods stopping only after hitting a tree.
1:00 Greg continuing his streak enters
the lift line on the back of his
skiies, crossing under the rope division after loosing an edge.
2:00 While much of the skiing we did
was on thin cover and many rocks
were discovered a bit too late. Ovation was the most interesting
since it had many little branches sticking about 1 foot out of
the snow. It was more a field the a ski trail but what the hell
it was the last run. Everyone surrvied.
3:00 The group met at the vehicles
and moved them closer to the lodge
to wash up before leaving. Greg nearly got the Blazer stuck
after discovering why no one was parked the terrific parking
spot he found.
3:30 Group departs the slopes in search
a souveniers, at Bills country
3:45 Group departs Killington and heads home.
7:00 Greg looses Steve and Mike as
he missed the turn for 84 West.
Jim was still following though.
7:05 Joe gets map and determines new
route that will only lose us
8:30 Jim decides he would rather follow
a different Blazer and
10:00 Greg and Joe arrive in Allentown
10:10 Jim and Patty arrive in Allentown