Wow, that's some experience.  And I thought a blown out muffler was a big deal.  Good thing you didn't try to go with the plan of action you mentioned below.  Gore closed on Sunday.  Better luck next year.  Let me know enough in advance when you are going to get there and I'll do my best to join you.    Jim Dugan

Richard A Carlson wrote:

      Over night I thought, if I had to stay I could rent a car and head up to Gore and ski a day or two if the parts were not in stock.   I had hoped to get there this year but it hadn't worked out.