Mapple Skis 3 Day Weekend Event

JohnCoxJohnCox Posts: 357 Crazy Baller
I had the fortune of participating in the first 3 Day Event at Mapple Skis this past weekend, and let me just say that it was one of the best weekends of skiing I have ever had the pleasure of being part of. I am hesitant to give too much away, because I selfishly want to make sure I get to participate next year! But...a little about what it was:

9 skiers (there were 10, but one could not make it) from all over North America arrived at Mapple Skis Friday morning. Katie showed up with bagels and coffee. There were isolated showers just passing through, but the weather worked well enough for everyone to get in all the skiing they wanted. Mid day, the grill was fired up, and we ate all we needed. Skied the rest of the afternoon, and dispersed to crash to re-convene the next day.

That was the outline of each day....but, hey, you can ski and eat anywhere, right? Right. This weekend was about skiing, but different. I thought of it as a bit of a "slalom fantasy camp" before I got there, and that's probably not a bad simple description. The atmosphere was relaxed, but not lazy. When someone finished skiing, another was basically ready to go. No pressure on the skier to stop at 6 passes (I think Lisa took a dozen per set..:) ). For the 9 people skiing, during the weekend, there were at least 9 people there from Team Mapple - coaching, driving, cooking, entertaining (there was PLENTY of entertainment). Ski demos, ski set up and adjustment (even if it was the ski you brought with you), binding tests. And I made lots of new friends. Friends that I hope and plan to see again...and ski with again.

@Mapple was awesome. If you EVER have a chance to ski with Andy, do it.

Many thanks to Andy, Deena, Chris Parrish, Aidan Willers, Nicole Arthur, Katie Eggert, Marion Mathieu, Scott Ellis, and Dave Macchi.

There might be a video coming out soon....involving CP. ;)
Mapple T2


  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    @JohnCox -- sounds like an awesome time. From what I could tell CP is still just a big kid having fun!
    Jim Ross
  • SMITTYSMITTY Posts: 63 Baller
    Like John said simply amazing! Ever see anybody catch a football as they are coming through the gates at 39 off, I did CP!
    Ron Smith Invermere BC Canada. Ski at Rons lake Ta Ta creek BC.
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,283
    Not surprising. My ski partner used to ski with CP when they were growing up. Said CP's dad would shoot paint balls at them while they were skiing.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    There is a video somewhere of his Dad hitting him with paintballs while he's riding shotgun in the family Malibu. Can't remember for certain, but pretty sure CP was wearing a face mask, taking paint balls to the COM and running 32 off at the same time
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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  • SkiKolbSkiKolb Posts: 121 Baller
    That video is Edged in Water, very funny! My kids love to watch that.
  • h2odawg79h2odawg79 Posts: 598 Baller
    Would have Loved to been there! Unfortunately, I had to pass on this one. I Hope they will continue these camps. What a Great opportunity for everyone!

    Grow the Sport!
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 1,119 Mega Baller
    CP showed us fresh paint ball bruises from his dad. @Shane you can ride the M6 when you get to Cottonwood saturday.
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
  • Mateo_VargasMateo_Vargas Posts: 934 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @JonCox I think you may be a little off on your facts. I spoke with Dave and he said Mapple and the others are on Team Macchi!
    Success is failure that just hasn't happened yet
  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 908 Crazy Baller
    That's just wrong. Just because your jelious
  • Mateo_VargasMateo_Vargas Posts: 934 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    What is wrong is using that ski with a rear boot!
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