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My most mad ski trip yet?

By on February 11, 2015 in General, USA

I blame this one on my ‘ski buddy’.
At Christmas a certain friend said – “I’m at a conference in Las Vegas for a week in February, then I have a free week, followed by another conference in Las Vegas. Do you fancy joining me to go skiing in that free week?” – I thought about it and said… “Yes!”.

Now the reasons this is so nuts is:

  1. Nearest good skiing to Las Vegas I know of is at least 8 hours away by car.
  2. I currently live in Malaysia…. And in terms of time difference Malaysia is 16 hours ahead of Las Vegas. That is, Las Vegas is a long long way away.

Must be nuts to attempt this.

I looked at flights. It was doable. From Kuala Lumpur the cost was ~£2,400 return, via Europe, from Singapore it was ~£750 return… So Singapore to Las Vegas it was.

Why is it so expensive to go from KL?

From Singapore the flight goes to Hong Kong (3 hr 45 min) where I have a 3 hour layover. From Hong Kong to San Francisco it is 11 hours and 50 min. In San Fran in have a 2 hour and 30 minute layover before my 1 hour 40 min flight to Las Vegas. Total airport-to-airport travelling time 22 hours and 45 minutes. Time in the air – 17 hours and 15 minutes.

Yep, I’m nuts….

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