Snowjournalists you talk to(verbally not web) and consider a friend

ciscokidciscokid expert
edited February 15 in NELSAP Forum Posts: 1,240
I know we did this on sj1.0 but wanted to bring it back up due to my phone conversation with Ted Reilly in anticipation of skiing w him and his daughter and my grandsons Saturday. Our common pass holdership at Caberfae and our former east coast residences and now flatlanders are some common bonds. Along with skiing with our loved ones.

I have also spoken with Ibrake4tbars a few times and met him last year. He is expected to become a first time grandpa any day, wish him the best. He has also lost an in law so wish him condolences also.( this may be more info than I should post but I want the best for him)

I have skied with a number of you guys, called and spoke with, texted, and have a lengthy list of who I consider friends here over a decade on snowjournal.

Who have you skied with, talked to and befriended as a result of snowjournal?

Heck all you guys are my ski family ( except for weedywart but I have forgiven him and hope the best for him)

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  • mapnutmapnut expert
    Posts: 745

    I'm Facebook friends with Jeremy Davis - does that count? Been following his posts about cross-country skiing and his trip to Florida (I confess I was in a different part of Florida at the same time. We've skied together 3 times. Also though I have yet to ski with him, I still greatly appreciate that Rick Bolger came to see my son Michael's gig in Portland a few years back.

    And Kid, though we've only spent one day together (at Beacon Mt.), I've felt a kinship with you through Snowjournal even before that day!


  • JimKJimK advanced
    edited February 15 Posts: 210

    I have skied for years with a few members here that live on or south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  They post here so infrequently that I'm not sure of their usernames.  HOWEVER, last Friday I did my first full ski day with Woody Bousquet and we had a great time at Laurel Mountain, PA.  Laurel Mtn is just back from 11 years on the lost ski area list and it was my first ever time skiing there.  You guys would LOVE it, no crowds, old school vibe, but brand new quad chair and nicely refurbished lodge/bar.  I might do a separate report here on my visit, but for now here is a link to a story on it from DCSki:  http://www.dcski.com/forum/89535<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
    Posts: 981
    mapnut said:

    Also though I have yet to ski with him, I still greatly appreciate that Rick Bolger came to see my son Michael's gig in Portland a few years back.

    One time Mapnut skied with Jeremy Davis and Trackbiker and all of my friends at Okemo while I took a nap.

    Another time, after I introduced Woody Bousquet to Jeremy, we went across the street to an antique store and he disregarded my opinion on some old junk. Instead of listening to my advice, Woody bought the item, and quickly turned it over for an outrageous profit.

    I have Bob Sisco on my speed dial in case I ever get back to Michigan.

    A long time ago I shot a bottle rocket at JMaul but it was ok, that was before we met.


    :)]

    All of the above are true.
  • mapnutmapnut expert
    edited February 15 Posts: 745

    Laurel Mountain trail map FYI:  (page down)http://d14e0irai0gcaa.cloudfront.net/www.laurelmountainski.com/images/2016/12/05155708/LM-16-17-Trail-Guide-LOW.pdf

    Nice views from up there Jim; feels like real mountains.

  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,240
    mapnut said:

    I'm Facebook friends with Jeremy Davis - does that count? Been following his posts about cross-country skiing and his trip to Florida (I confess I was in a different part of Florida at the same time. We've skied together 3 times. Also though I have yet to ski with him, I still greatly appreciate that Rick Bolger came to see my son Michael's gig in Portland a few years back.

    And Kid, though we've only spent one day together (at Beacon Mt.), I've felt a kinship with you through Snowjournal even before that day!


    I reluctantly joined Facebook to find out what others are doing but did not care to share all my doings and after getting texted by Facebook each and every day for a couple weeks I had my daughter get me off it I guess yes it is quite selfish but I couldn't stand the constant daily texting by Facebook telling me I had friends but would not go out of their way( supposed friends) to call me once in a great moon ( or vice versa) so I elected to get off it.

    My wife who is still on Facebook always gives me all the important dirt anyway

    I guess if you have skied with someone you have verbally spoken or communicated with them

    There are too many snow journalist here to mention by name right now but I may in time as I recall all the adventure I have had with each and everyone of them

    It never ceases to amaze me after communicating online what that person actually looks like and acts like in person
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited February 15 Posts: 1,240

    mapnut said:

    Also though I have yet to ski with him, I still greatly appreciate that Rick Bolger came to see my son Michael's gig in Portland a few years back.

    One time Mapnut skied with Jeremy Davis and Trackbiker and all of my friends at Okemo while I took a nap.

    Another time, after I introduced Woody Bousquet to Jeremy, we went across the street to an antique store and he disregarded my opinion on some old junk. Instead of listening to my advice, Woody bought the item, and quickly turned it over for an outrageous profit.

    I have Bob Sisco on my speed dial in case I ever get back to Michigan.

    A long time ago I shot a bottle rocket at JMaul but it was ok, that was before we met.


    :)]

    All of the above are true.
    I think I'm gonna change my handle to ciscobob shish kabab
  • Bill29Bill29 advanced
    Posts: 212
    Several years ago I skied with Jeremy, mapnut, Laurie and a couple of other good skiers at Berkshire East. I enjoyed it very much because they took it easy so this old timer could keep up. Lots of fun. I see in another post that Jeremy is headed back there Saturday. Wish I could join him but I'm not back on skis yet.
    I met sledhauling mechanic on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail a few years back. He was carrying skis and headed for the snow. I wasn't skiing then, either, after knee surgery. There was no way of knowing who he was until he managed to work something about his friend Joshua Segal into the sentence. I said "NELSAP?" He said yes and we had a nice talk. Clever guy. Where has be been?
  • ski_itski_it expert
    edited February 15 Posts: 1,559

    Friends?? Well certainly not enemies, I think...you'd have to ask them. I'd probably give them the permanent loan of the price of  a beer but anymore than that, IDK...

    This is the first year I've met anyone in person. Well, I guess Remski & I figured out we commented to each other in passing at Bretton last year or was it the year before? Then I found out I saw him in the lodge the morning of CM's opening day without knowing who he is. I still don't.

    I've met & said hi to Nelsbeer, Tedede and Joshua this year. At CM of course. We've had conversations with the patrollers while on the chair and elsewhere. Probably lucky for them, it's only a 4 minute chair ride. If you spend anytime at all at CM you will see JS all over the place, until that is when he disappears into the glades. The guys in red are easier to spot so I think its okay to give them a friendly wave now & then. But when I'm wearing a helmet, baklava, goggles and a chin warmer they are probably thinking to themselves who the hell is that?

    I've also exchanged e-mails with a few members (& ex ones) on NELSAP or ski area issues. I don't want to mention any names because I do not want to get banned too.

    I told Nelsbeer we should all get SJ shirts so we know who is who and he replied that arm bands would be better.

    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,240
    Thanks Rick, now everyone knows


    http://law.justia.com/cases/new-jersey/appellate-division-unpublished/2014/a0376-12.html

    Met( hike or ski)

    Liz (njskinabe)
    Rick Bolger
    Woody B( and wives)
    Mapnut
    Trackbiker
    Ibrake4tbars
    Jeremy(nelsap)
    Russ L(thatnyguy)
    Jamesdeluxe(nyskiblog)


    What ever happened. To 4aprice, Montibedi

    Who am I forgetting?
  • TreillyTreilly advanced
    Posts: 100
    Looking forward to meeting Bob (Ciscokid) on Saturday. He will be the first person I have meet. I have been just reading post for many years and didn't start posting some until recently. I hope someday to get to meet more people from Snow Journal.
  • trackbikertrackbiker intermediate
    Posts: 87
    Treilly said:

    Looking forward to meeting Bob (Ciscokid) on Saturday. He will be the first person I have meet. I have been just reading post for many years and didn't start posting some until recently. I hope someday to get to meet more people from Snow Journal.

    Treilly, You won't have any trouble finding ciscokid on Saturday. I met ciscokid one day at Camelback. He told me that he would be near the ticket booth wearing a blue hat.  I thought, "Never mind the hat. At 6'8" if you're anywhere near the ticket booth I'll have no trouble finding you."
    ;))
  • JMaulJMaul advanced
    Posts: 213
    I have no friends.

    That being said, I have hooked up and skied/ridden with the following, all because of this forum....

    trackbiker
    montebedi
    rickbolger
    Jeremey Davis
    Woody

    And, yes. I was attacked by a roman candle before meeting rickbolger. Tell me again why am I still here????

    You ski because even if you don't do it well, it's still a blast....
  • rickbolgerrickbolger expert
    Posts: 981
    ciscokid said:
    Different guy. He pronounces it Siss-KO, and I blocked his number years ago.
  • njskibabenjskibabe intermediate
    edited February 18 Posts: 83
    Met - ski or hike:

    Rick Bolger
    Woody B
    Mapnut
    Trackbiker
    Ibrake4tbars 
    Jeremy(nelsap)
    Russ L(thatnyguy)
    Jamesdeluxe(nyskiblog)
    4aprice
    Montibedi
    Ciscokid

    Am I missing anyone?
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,240
    She is alive!!! Hey Liz good to see you back

  • njskibabenjskibabe intermediate
    Posts: 83
    Thanks!  Just been real busy with my job.  I apologize that I haven't updated my blog either.  Helping some friends with some historical research. I will try to post something soon.

  • JonniJonni intermediate
    Posts: 24
    I've met and hiked with both Jeremy's in person (Jeremy Davis & Jeremy Clark). Also met Laurie and Betsy and a few others that I can't remember their names at either NELSAP hikes or NESM banquets.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    Posts: 1,240
    Jonni said:

    I've met and hiked with both Jeremy's in person (Jeremy Davis & Jeremy Clark). Also met Laurie and Betsy and a few others that I can't remember their names at either NELSAP hikes or NESM banquets.

    Miss the rocket man but he has a fantastic web site

    Joni aren't you the old college Sunapee specialist?

    Laurie, Betsy and missdaeast haven't been here much
  • edited February 21 Posts: 859
    Alas, I've only met Ciscokid. I've yet to meet the others.

    IBRAKE
  • ski_itski_it expert
    Posts: 1,559
    IMHO Betsy has posted semi regularly
    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • JonniJonni intermediate
    Posts: 24
    ciscokid said:

    Jonni said:

    I've met and hiked with both Jeremy's in person (Jeremy Davis & Jeremy Clark). Also met Laurie and Betsy and a few others that I can't remember their names at either NELSAP hikes or NESM banquets.

    Miss the rocket man but he has a fantastic web site

    Joni aren't you the old college Sunapee specialist?

    Laurie, Betsy and missdaeast haven't been here much
    Yeah, although I finished up college almost 7 years ago now and sadly I'm lucky if I get out on skis for even 5 days in a season. College is freaking expensive!
  • bousquet19bousquet19 advanced
    Posts: 216
    Good thread.  

    More than a decade ago, when I first got together with two skiers I'd met online, my son chastised me for not following the safety rules he learned in middle school about avoiding internet crazies.  Glad I took his advice with a grain of salt.

    So, let's see (with apologies to those I may have forgotten):
    • Pagamony (from SJ and DCSki) and Craig219 (from DCSki) met up c. 2006 to ski some runs at Wintergreen.  I continue to enjoy pagamony's maps and posts.  Craig219 helped me pick out my Dynastars several years ago.
    • First get-together with SJ folks was at Camelback with trackbiker, montebede, NJSkibabe, mapnut, 4aprice and Mrs. 4aprice (baker of fine brownies).  Alex (4aprice) was an enthusiastic guide to all things Camelback, perfect for my first trip there.  Very memorable day.  I want to ski or explore with all of you again.  Babe and I brought parts of our ski-related collections for show-and-tell.
    • Several outings in the past 8 years with rickbolger, trackbiker, jmaul and friends.  Guys, you're the best.  (And I'll be your friend jmaul.)  Rickbolger the Magnificent: ski area seer.  Teller of stories.  Organizer of ski trips.  Gentle giant.
    • Trackbiker graciously showed my son (bousquet19 junior) and me around Blue Mountain when son was interviewing at colleges.  How could that be 8 years ago already?  A year or two later we met up with Track and family for a few days at Mt. Snow and Okemo.  I owe many, many discounted skiing days for the tactics learned from trackbiker.  You da man, Bill.
    • Met up with montebede in NJ for my first visit to Mountain Creek.  Monte is an enthusiastic guide to MC.  Miss you Monte.  Hope we can meet up again.
    • Memorable visit at our home from ciscokid and Mrs. Cisco, with good conversation and take-out Chinese food.  Wives enjoyed comparing notes, like, "Why does every Sunday drive we take end up at an old ski area?"  Honored to have you two stop by, Cisco!
    • And then meeting Jeremy NELSAP in person after all these years of SJ posts and emails ... on a rainy day in Saratoga Springs.  Rickbolger told the story already.  Jeremy, you caused me to blow off a day of grading papers to scan brochures and patches for your Berkshires book.  Much more fun.
    • Son and I met newman at Bousquet during Christmas Week.  Thanks for the comp tix, newman!
    • And this year, as JimK reported, I skied a day with JimK and LaurelHillCrazie at Laurel Mountain PA earlier this month.  JimK and I had bumped into each other before, but this meet-up, totally by accident, provided me with the chance to hang out with and ski with JimK for a day.  And no SJer can say they've been to Laurel Mountain without being there with LH crazie.
    So.  How fortunate to be part of this SJ group.  And blessed.

    Thanks to all here -- the few I've met in person and the many I've met online -- for skiing skiing, well, more than skiing.

     Woody


  • NELSAPNELSAP advanced
    Posts: 124
    I have met some of the nicest people I have ever known through working on NELSAP over the last 19 years! So many people have taken the time to share memories of lost areas, photos, brochures, etc. The site would be nothing without everybody's help. And I have made many new friends through the site, including all of you here. It truly is a great community!

    Jeremy
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