Wed, Dec 31 2003 - New Years Eve - Snow Tubing Party (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Katherine McColl, Chris Whalen, KC Yi, Tracy Ward Wright, Katie Stofer, Joanne Milne, Shelley Sanner, Jessieca Foo, Douglas Mcnamara, Susan Channell, jesse channell, Juanita Miranda, Erica Miranda, stephen pheiffer, Vincent Tsao, Brian Loughery, Laura Riedmuller, susan davis, Steven Davis, Jeff Dugan, Kim Dugan, Graham Dugan, Julia Dugan, Christine Bredfeldt, Michael Rowe, Karin Bredfeldt|
The snow tubing started at 7 pm in Western
Maryland, a three-hour drive from Baltimore.
After hearing I was not the only one that works
for slave drivers, I planned for the group to
meet at the event at 9 by the front gate.
Everyone was having such a great time, that
no one showed up.
The buffet ran until 10:30 and had hot dogs,
BBQ beef sandwiches, hamburgers (go Mad
Cow!), and an assortment of condiments,
salads, and hot beverages. There were two
separate small heated buildings (tents?) that
had more liquors and alcoholic beverages. I
purchased a peppermint schnapps hot
chocolate after my toes froze.
The weather was perfect, slightly chilly, but not
too cold. The hills blocked the wind, and the
man-made snow machines had a base of at
least two feet of snow. We also received
coupons for another trip out to Ski Wisp (buy
one get one).
The snow tubing was like a frozen water slide.
There were rails separating the lanes. A rope
pull pulled the tubes up the mountain and
dropped you off (backwards) at a bit of a down
slope, much like a regular ski lift. I'm sure
everyone thought I was a complete sissy
when I screamed going down on my first run.
But it was a blast. The people working the top
even let us break the rules and go down
The tubing went until 11:30 pm, at that time
the fire marshal did their final check and OKed
us for our own private fireworks show. We and
872 of our closest strangers. At midnight the
lights all over the mountain went off with a
boom, there was a short count down, and then
we viewed the fireworks show from a tube at
the bottom of the hill.
The evening ended quickly, there wasn't even
a wait to get out of the parking lot. If anyone is
interested in planning a group skiing at Wisp,
they sent us a flier and a big
Happy New Year!
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