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Snowboarding/Skiing

Postby 805Andrew » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:18 am

I went to Bear Valley on Dec 22 and there was not much snow at all. They only had one top to bottom run and two beginner runs open thanks to snowmaking equipment (the whole backside was closed). I heard Tahoe wasn't much better. We've been having a dry spell here in CA and hopefully it ends soon. Usually the snow is way better here in Feb or March and hopefully so this season as I will be making a trip to Tahoe in Feb or March. I may hit up China Peak in Jan if there's good snowfall.
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Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

Postby Midgetman82 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:17 am

I snowboard a bit. I used to travel up an hour and a half to a small ski hill in Paoli, Indiana weekly with my high school's ski club during January and February, but haven't been able to go as often since I graduated. The place wasn't special at all, and it only took a few minutes or less to reach the bottom. Now I'm looking to go with my college ski group to my first big ski resort out in Colorado this coming January. Should hopefully be fun.
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Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

Postby Midgetman82 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:43 pm

The one out in Crested Butte.
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Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

Postby jray21 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:07 pm

So far it's been a really bad winter for Tahoe. Not a lot of snow, and pretty icy. Hope we get some more storms soon!
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Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

Postby SharkTums » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:38 pm

Well, looks like I'll be trying snowboarding in a couple of weeks! Terrified, but my knees are thanking me in advance for not strapping them into ski boots again!

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Postby jray21 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:56 pm

That's awesome! You're knees will thank you, but your butt will hate you! It's pretty tough the first day or two, but you get better faster than skiing after that.
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Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

Postby 805Andrew » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:41 pm

Yeah, the first time I snowboarded I fell a lot and didn't think I was going to get it, but after learning to ski with proper lessons I decided to give snowboarding another shot with proper lessons and I'm glad I did. I like both skiing and snowboarding and I'm glad I know both, but since I won a snowboard in a Mtn Dew contest I snowboard a lot more often (but I try to rent skis at least one day a year on multi-day trips).

I feel learning to turn and stop properly are key and once you have those down, everything else will be a lot easier. Also like with skiing, look the way you want to go and not at the ground or else you will fall.
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Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

Postby Hoppy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:09 pm

SharkTums wrote:Well, looks like I'll be trying snowboarding in a couple of weeks! Terrified, but my knees are thanking me in advance for not strapping them into ski boots again!


Please don't forget your 'butt' pad...if you don't have one at least rent the extra padding and you will thank me later. I had a snowboarding accident and needless to say fractured my tailbone, and your @$$ will seriously hurt for weeks while all you get from your Doc is a plastic donut, Ibuprofen and a "Good luck!" since there is nothing you can do but deal with the pain...

I'm back skiing and try to stay away from snowboarding just due to some bad experiences...I hope you have fun though and remember you will most likely fall a lot while the snow catches the edge of your board and knocks you over!
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Re: Snowboarding/Skiing

Postby SharkTums » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:56 pm

Yeah, this all concerns me! I only have one day and all I've heard is that you can't really learn snowboarding in a day, but I'm hoping to at least spend 50% of the time not on my butt!

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