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Old 10-21-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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Wintersports

Any skiers or boarders out there? Post your home hill, favorite destination, and setup. Let's keep this a hate-free thread.
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It's getting cold, windshields are frosting and I am getting stoked for another white season! I plan on taking 10 days to drive my Tacoma and sticks out west in late December. I've got a friend at JHMR and will branch out from there.
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Sweet locale and setup, TacoCo. I want to try out my buddy's alpine board and take some tele lessons this year...
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Sweet locale and setup, TacoCo. I want to try out my buddy's alpine board and take some tele lessons this year...
I'm still learning to tele, so I'm not very good yet, but I got a sweet deal on the skis at the local ski swap last year, and I have an unrestricted 5 mountain pass this season, so I'm most likely going to tele everyday that I get up this year. Snowboarding is a lot of fun, but I need to get more exercise out of my days on the mountain... Telemarking definitely does the job.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:00 PM   #5
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I ski Bolton Valley, Smugglers Notch and Jay Peak, all nice little mountains in Vt. This year I got an unrestricted season's pass to BV since they give an awesome military discount @ 50% off! Last year they opened a new Burton Terrain park (Burton is based in Burlington, Vt.) though I'm not a boarder, but I really like their night skiing and head up 4-5 times a week. My setup is a pair of Rossy Bandits.

When I'm not skiing, I'm sledding on my 06 Polaris 600 HO. Vermont has some beautiful groomed trails, over 6,000 miles worth according to the Vermont Association of Snowmobile Travelers. Can't wait for the snow to fly!
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-Never really had a permanent home hill. Boarded all over New Mexico and some in Colorado. I am up in Alaska now so my hills are Hilltop and Alyeska.

-Favorite spot is Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico. It would be way better if it got more snow but it is a great place. I always wanted to go to Vail, CO but my dream would be to board in New Zealand.

-Setup right now is 158 Forum Recon with Flux Bindings. Boots are Forum too but I am getting new ones this year. Probably going to go with Vans or DC.
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xedge, we are considering Jay Peak for our winter group trip with about 8 guys. Have you heard of Grandpa Grunt's? I work at our local hill and a colleague said that was the way to go.
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xedge, we are considering Jay Peak for our winter group trip with about 8 guys. Have you heard of Grandpa Grunt's? I work at our local hill and a colleague said that was the way to go.
I have not but that doesn't mean anything j/k. When I go, its a day trip. It's close to the Canadien border & gets a lot of snow due to the geography. The amount of natural snow they get up there is incredible, lots of glades & woods skiing if your into that. They get a lot of bus traffic from canada. Most of the college students ski Smugglers, Mad River Glen, Sugarbush since its a haul up to Jay from Burlington & B-Town is where all the night life is (UVM, Champlain, St. Mikes, CCV, VT Tech, etc). I'm not sure what the scene is up there other than good skiing.

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I night skiied Bolton back in the 90's once. It was about 5 degrees and there were 5 total people on the mountain... awesome.
Yeah I love it, they've improved the mountain considerably, everybody goes to the more popular places....Killington, Stratton, Stowe, Smuggs, Sugarbush. BV is a great deal & has great skiing in my book & minimal lines.
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I'm one of those Twin Tipped skiers that loves the BC powder
I ride a pair of K2 Maden AKs 179 for the pow and trees with 14 Elan Bindings
For the ok days I ride my 07-08 Salomon Foils 174 W/ S10 bindings
For the park, rail and butter days I ride my 166 center mounted foils W/S12 bindings
Local Mountain: Bluewood in Dayton Washington
Favorite place to ski: Whitefish in Kalispell MT or Schweitzer in Idaho


The mountain opens Wednesday and we got 30inches Monday night and its still snowing in town and up on the hill. So maybe I'll get to ski some powder on opening day which would be crazy!!!
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I've been out once this season so far, going tomorrow or thursday. I almost killed the taco last week driving up to blue. pure ice, almost lost it and head-on'd another car... but kept her in track.
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