Who hear has been snowboard lately?

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  1. Rob Gnarley

    Rob Gnarley Well-Known Member

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    Mar 27, 2012
    Who hear has been snowboard lately? I got out for opening day at Jack Frost. What a great way to start the season. The mountain got about 5 inches of fresh snow a few days prior and it snowed on opening day. Perfect conditions and no crowd. Stoked! The longest lift line took about 30 seconds.

    There was enough natural snow to go off trail and carve through the trees. The surf has been flat but who cares when there is snow. Cheers.
     
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  2. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    thinking of doing a day trip to blue mtn soon
     

  3. swabby

    swabby Active Member

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    Sep 19, 2008
    Went to Blue Mt on Sunday. It was actually pretty good and not crowded at all for a weekend. They had about 20 trails open w good snow coverage.
     
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  4. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

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    May 5, 2014
    I was at Blue Sunday, fresh off a flight from DR. It was fun and not crowded. Decent amount of pow on the slopes. Cruised the double blacks and terrain park a good bit.

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  5. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    snowboarding is very old fashioned gayness.
     
  6. Rob Gnarley

    Rob Gnarley Well-Known Member

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    Mar 27, 2012
    Kanman, Sick! How was DR? That is my go to grab haha. Look like you are goofy.
     

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  7. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Nice Kanman! Had some buddies tryin to go today, but I couldn't make it. I can't wait to get up!
     
  8. NJsurfer30

    NJsurfer30 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 28, 2016
    Was at Killington this past weekend, skiing and snowboarding. Conditions were good from 2 feet of snow a few days before. Plenty of untracked in the trees, but definitely early season with no base underneath to speak of. Very rugged at times. Broke a binding on one of my skis on the first run of Saturday. The actual trails were in pretty good shape, but pretty icy in spots by Sunday afternoon. Nothing epic but definitely a good weekend for this time of year. Heading back up a week from tomorrow (got a house up there and planning to take 2-3 trips per month all season).
     
  9. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    How much is a lift ticket these days?
     
  10. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

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    May 5, 2014
    Thanks Rob and Z. Hopefully we get both good pow and waves this winter.

    And sick shot. I will never be able to launch that high. I’ll do small to medium jumps. I mostly prefer steep terrain and some back country.
     
  11. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

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    May 5, 2014
    I paid $57 for an 8hr pass at blue. Hopefully the rates stay cheap. I think last year or the year before they wanted damn near 80 bucks...
     
  12. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    That's always been my issue with snowboarding.

    Having to drive 3+ hours plus gas and everything it's a 100 dollar day. Not to mention the price of boards, boots, pants, jacket. It's nuts.

    Now for that 100 bux plus a little you can get a skateboard and you're set any day, not just one.

    Surfing has a higher entry price but its a one time fee. Ain't no paddle out tickets at the ocean.


    Snowboarding is super fun and I get that the lifts need to be built, manned, maintained, and all that. Just for me i never seem to have the disposable income to go more than once a year.
     
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  13. Rob Gnarley

    Rob Gnarley Well-Known Member

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    Mar 27, 2012
    Thanks man! The more variety of terrain to ride the better. Snowboarding is fun but can mess you up.
     
  14. Rob Gnarley

    Rob Gnarley Well-Known Member

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    Mar 27, 2012
    I hear you; snowboarding is an expensive hobby. Sometimes you can find a nice used board, boots and bindings for 200$ on craigslist; pants for $50, a 50$ jacket and a pair of gloves and your good to go. I've been able to find coupons for buy one get one free lift tickets at gas stations. If you split the gas with a buddy and can score discounted lift tickets you can go for about $50 a day. Screw paying $1,000+ for all new gear. Craigslist is the way to go.
     
  15. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I don't like snowborting
     
  16. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Here is one of me a while back
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  17. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2009
    $57 bucks for a day? I’d probably buy a season pass, but I wouldn’t go enough to even justify buying a season pass.

    I haven’t went since like January of 2010, I think? Might have even been January of 2009 haha. Up at Mountain Creek in Vernon. My buddy used to go one night a week, back in the day (late 90’s/early 00’s) and I’d go with him.
     
  18. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    I only went a couple times last year and paid $75 everytime. Sucked!
     
  19. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

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    Jul 5, 2014
    Its funny but I can enjoy surfing in a lot of conditions but if I had to mostly ski in NJ or PA I think I'd probably just not go. This must be what surfers from HI feel like when they end up on the east coast.
     
  20. Rob Gnarley

    Rob Gnarley Well-Known Member

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    Mar 27, 2012
    Yea dude... The trails get repetitive but you can always go for a new trick in the terrain park; which keeps it interesting and the adrenaline pumping. I mostly ride park in PA. Vermont is nice tho.
     
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