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    In Feb., it is unlikely that "all" the snow will melt. Worse case scenario, there is no new powder and it warms up - then you will have a great deal of packed ice. If they groom it, it will be like boarding on a gravel driveway. Best case - it's nice and cold with lots of fresh powder and you are @ Sugar with 100000 of your closest friends.

    Rent from somewhere in or around town before you go. That way you are not stuck with whatever the shop at the mountain has...which is mostly crap. And, if there are good conditions, they may run out of boots or boards or both. Sweetwater has some decent stuff (if you are close to ILM). It won't hurt to call around your local surf shops.

    Wear mittens and try to hold something in your hands. IF you fall a lot, you will be trying to catch yourself - falling on that hard packed stuff and catching yourself with your hands is a good way to break a wrist or your thumb. If you don't fall a lot, then good on ya.

    If the condo has a hot tub, USE IT! And, have a pint of Butterscotch Schnapps to pour in your hot chocolate...not too much...just enough to warm you up and help you relax.

    I am sure some bloke on here will blow me up for my post, but this is just my two cents.

    All that being said, if your daughter is the focus of the trip, make sure she is having the most fun even if that means bagging the board.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by WBLoafer View Post
    In Feb., it is unlikely that "all" the snow will melt. Worse case scenario, there is no new powder and it warms up - then you will have a great deal of packed ice. If they groom it, it will be like boarding on a gravel driveway. Best case - it's nice and cold with lots of fresh powder and you are @ Sugar with 100000 of your closest friends.

    Rent from somewhere in or around town before you go. That way you are not stuck with whatever the shop at the mountain has...which is mostly crap. And, if there are good conditions, they may run out of boots or boards or both. Sweetwater has some decent stuff (if you are close to ILM). It won't hurt to call around your local surf shops.

    Wear mittens and try to hold something in your hands. IF you fall a lot, you will be trying to catch yourself - falling on that hard packed stuff and catching yourself with your hands is a good way to break a wrist or your thumb. If you don't fall a lot, then good on ya.

    If the condo has a hot tub, USE IT! And, have a pint of Butterscotch Schnapps to pour in your hot chocolate...not too much...just enough to warm you up and help you relax.

    I am sure some bloke on here will blow me up for my post, but this is just my two cents.

    All that being said, if your daughter is the focus of the trip, make sure she is having the most fun even if that means bagging the board.
    Great suggestions. My kid will absolutely be my first priority. Hope to spend no less than 4 days there. so I should just fall on my....whatever is closest to the ground and not my hands. I wouldn't get much done at work with a broke anything much less a hand or wrist although it would not be a first thats for sure. Thanks for your help. Whats ILM ?L8R

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricha View Post
    we are going in February. is it possible there wont be snow? i know they make it. in the winter months does it ever get warm enough to completely melt all of the snow? in other words, do i have to worry about there not being snow?
    not all the snow will be melted but some of it will melt. but it was melting on the green aka easy street up there but it was were no on ewas riding. but defiently go on the other green which is in front of the lodge that has more snow. but it was icy but you wont be bad just keep checking their website it will say what they are doing up there as of now.

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    Hey man you'll be fine in Feb I've boarded up there way into march and still had fun. So some advice on snowboarding for a beginner. When I was learning I found it easier to make turns on a little steeper slope. The really flat greens can get kind of frustrating. So maybe try stepping up to a blue or steeper green after a little while. It becomes easier to trasition from edge to edge that way.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Reid N View Post
    Hey man you'll be fine in Feb I've boarded up there way into march and still had fun. So some advice on snowboarding for a beginner. When I was learning I found it easier to make turns on a little steeper slope. The really flat greens can get kind of frustrating. So maybe try stepping up to a blue or steeper green after a little while. It becomes easier to trasition from edge to edge that way.
    that makes since. like in surfing you need to generate speed to complete a manuever. Its mostly likesurfing rail to rail shifting weight from edge to edge to steer, cutback, so on... Right? i also hear it takes a while to get used to the bindings and the more centered stance....alot like wakeboarding

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by cricha View Post
    that makes since. like in surfing you need to generate speed to complete a manuever. Its mostly likesurfing rail to rail shifting weight from edge to edge to steer, cutback, so on... Right? i also hear it takes a while to get used to the bindings and the more centered stance....alot like wakeboarding
    Don't be afraid to carry a stubby philips head screwdriver with you so you can play with the placement and angles of the bindings. You can move one of your feet up or down one screw or change the angle one notch and it could make a world of difference. They put all those holes on the board and notches in the base of the bindings for a reason. Maybe start with your set up like you would on a wakeboard and then play with the width and angles from there.

    That is a really good point about the steeper slope because the slower you go the easier it will be to catch an edge...and, face-plants suck on that NC ice.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by WBLoafer View Post
    Don't be afraid to carry a stubby philips head screwdriver with you so you can play with the placement and angles of the bindings. You can move one of your feet up or down one screw or change the angle one notch and it could make a world of difference. They put all those holes on the board and notches in the base of the bindings for a reason. Maybe start with your set up like you would on a wakeboard and then play with the width and angles from there.

    That is a really good point about the steeper slope because the slower you go the easier it will be to catch an edge...and, face-plants suck on that NC ice.
    Word!! My face is ugly enough already. Good idea with the small screwdriver. I'll be the guy comin down the mt. with the screwdriver sticking out of my leg.LOL

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    but dont eat in the lodge it is very expensive. also all the lift people are mexican so if u know spanish talk with them they are lonely. and just have fun overall and watch out for the locals that know what they're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbsurfer View Post
    but dont eat in the lodge it is very expensive. also all the lift people are mexican so if u know spanish talk with them they are lonely. and just have fun overall and watch out for the locals that know what they're doing.
    cuanto anos tiernes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbsurfer View Post
    but dont eat in the lodge it is very expensive. also all the lift people are mexican so if u know spanish talk with them they are lonely. and just have fun overall and watch out for the locals that know what they're doing.
    cuanto anos tiernes?