jray21 wrote:That's where I learned to snowboard about 23 years ago! I haven't been there for about 20 years. We finally got a big storm here in Reno, so there's finally enough snow for some good snowboarding!
Cool! The first place I ever bought a lift ticket and did a full day of snowboarding was Squaw Valley USA. This was back and in 2006 so not too far back and of course before I had proper lessons so there was plenty of falling. I was so impressed with the layout of the resort, the network of lifts and gondolas, and the whole experience of the ski resort that it made me want to get professional lessons in both skiing and snowboarding so I could go to more ski resorts. Ski resorts are like winter-time theme/amusement parks for me. I'm glad I'll be getting my Bear Valley credit in a couple of weeks.
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So this year my dad and I found what is probably the best deal in the ski industry (at least if you travel): The Mountain Collective Pass. $379 gets you two days each at Alta/Snowbird, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, and Whistler/Blackomb, 50% off on additional tickets, and 25% off lodging. As a result, I'll be doing a lot of skiing this year. We've already got a winter break trip planned to Jackson Hole and Alta/Snowbird (plus a day at Grand Targhee), a Martin Luther King weekend trip to Tahoe, and a spring break trip to Mammoth. We're also considering a Presidents' weekend trip to Aspen, but it depends on my school schedule. It should be an exciting year as the Wyoming and Colorado places will be new and I'll be getting way more skiing in this year then typical (normally I ski 7-10 days per year, but even without Colorado I'll already be at 12 for this season).
Top 5 Steel: Bizarro (SFNE), Nitro, Apollo's Chariot, Maverick, Banshee Top 5 Wood: Boulder Dash, El Toro, Thunderhead, Gold Striker, Lightning Racer Top 3 Parks: Holiday World, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Cedar Point TPR Trips: IntimidaTour 2010, North East Trip 2011, LeviaTHON 2012, Mini Tours 2014 (New Hotness & East Coast)
After going to Park City the last two years we're taking a year off so KT can be at home for Christmas. After my mom tore her ACL skiing in 2011, and I felt my knees not having as much fun last year, it's ok to take a year off. I've actually been toying with the idea of trying snowboarding our next time out as I've heard it's much easier on the knees.
^I would definitely recommend boarding for knee issues. I got my dad in on it after he had surgery on his left knee and couldn't ski comfortably, and he's had no significant problems with his knees while on the slopes or for any time after calling a day.
SharkTums wrote:After going to Park City the last two years we're taking a year off so KT can be at home for Christmas. After my mom tore her ACL skiing in 2011, and I felt my knees not having as much fun last year, it's ok to take a year off. I've actually been toying with the idea of trying snowboarding our next time out as I've heard it's much easier on the knees.
Do it!! More time on your ass but once you get the hang of it you'll be OK
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