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Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:28 pm
by matteocrepaldi
I have been skiing every year since I was 3 years old! I guess I can call myself an expert skiier! =)

Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:08 pm
by Coupon
I've only been up once so far this season. It needs to snow more before I go up again... A 50 inch base is not good enough. :c

Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:24 am
by 805Andrew
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.

Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:41 am
by TPDave
I'm a novice boarder, I'm note sure I'll ever become proficient as I don't go very often but I have fun :D

Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:36 pm
by rcdude
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).

Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:25 pm
by SharkTums
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.

Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:11 pm
by MayTheGForceBeWithYou
^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.

Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:25 am
by TPDave
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 :)

Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:40 pm
by jray21
^Definitely true. Your butt will hate you, but once you get the hand of it it's tons of fun!

Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:03 pm
by coastercrazy 9
Any Stratton fans here? Went up for a weekend a while back, around December 7th. Here's the video link. Conditions were absolutely prime... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osnbUtQvtUI