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how is everybody enjoying this garbage winter?
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btw heres the GFS (lol) run of total snow through the next week for NA
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>>2684620
Good
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>>2684629
trees hanging with snow... gorgeous
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>>2684623
I feel February will be the better dumping month in the SW this season. Typically it is the snowiest month anyways, but usually every year or every other year we see a good 3-6ft snowstorm right around New Years. The jetstreams were a little too far south or too far north until recently.
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>>2684620
>moved to Denver from the south
>its still 60 degrees every day and the mountains barely have snow

My entire life is a lie
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MN winter going BAD. December had a single day of measurable snow on the ground here in the twin cities. Have had all my xc ski races cancelled so far and right now the rest of the January races aren't super hopeful. Even the man made stuff has been pretty depressing as it's barely been cold enough for them to make snow and what they do get out is slush the next day. Plus the lakes haven't froze so can't even ice fish.

wtf winter
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>>2684620
I think they're still measuring snowpack in inches here, grim
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>>2684620
Struggling, only 5 days on lift and three touring days but at least it's looking like snow is gonna start falling now that all the holiday crowds have left.
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>>2684620
gonna copy my post from /xs/ since its dead af.

just got back from boarding at kirkwood. been going up every week since the runs open. was fun but had some spectacular wipeouts due to icy hard pack and skill issues. really working on carving but as soon as im on top of that edge i either skid out or i try to shift into the turn and catch my edge. hurts like a bitch. rang my bell a few times this season. thank god for protective gear. cant believe ive never done this sport. i used to hate winter and now i love it. i havent been this passionate about something in a really long time.

oh and my gear came in. been working with borrowed stuff and milsurp shit but looking forward to the qol upgrade now that i have snowboard specific stuff. considering getting a new board since the one im using is a really basic model for 09 or something and im starting to notice little things that i think might be bad equipment instead of only my shitty skills (randomly digging into crud and bucking, no edge hold, mad chatter at even moderate speed on hard pack)

this is my first season and i gotta ask: why are girls in ski clothes so sexy? its literally the most clothes a person could feasibly wear.
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Is Dope Snow gear actually bad? I'm looking for a purple jacket and there arent a ton of options but Dope has a couple of purple choices. 686 does have a purple shell but its like $100 more and just a shell
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theres finally snooooooowwwww
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>>2684620
it’s looking like a parktranny season so far. the only good uphill day i’ve had so far was new years. the rest were not worth the hike tbqh. guess i finally have an excuse to learn how to butter at least
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>>2685230
>rides skateboard on rails
>complains about park riding
Sort your shit out m8
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it doesnt really snow where I live in PNW more than 1 day a year and i lack the car to drive to snowy hills so I usually just go hiking on rainy days to waterfalls or up hills and through forests, done alot of that with my family this year
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>>2684737
Looks like a 686 knockoff. Why would somebody even steal 686's designs?
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>>2684737
>>2684737
It is shit. But it'll get yoU on the snow.
Alternatively just buy quality 2nd hand gear
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>>2685545
not the guy asking (im a fully fitted outdoor research fag) but how would you compare it to the crap they sell at walmart/target?
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>>2685545
Ive been snowboarding for a long time, but what makes these so bad?
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>>2684737
>>2685559
>>2685560
its montecs fast fashion line, so its cheap but very low quality. if youre learning and just want to get on the mountain its fine, but if youre intermediate and above it is not good. theyre not waterproof and not windproof at all and if you ride hard they probably last half a season.
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>>2685559
didnt realize they sold shells at box stores.
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>>2685545
>>2684737
dc has a mid tier snowboard jacket on sale for like 35 bucks rn
better quality but not purple thoughbeit
https://www.dcshoes.com/men%2527s-propaganda-technical-snow-jacket-ADYTJ03085.html
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>>2685587
this for $35 is better quality than any dope snow gear hands down
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>>2685587
Well guess ill be returning the one i ordered if this turns out to be true. Dont really want to have to get just the shell and use layers but seems like thats what im going to have to do
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>>2685587
>>2685589
ugly as sin but what a deal. incidentally i just got a 300 dollar shell jacket from them for like 100 and im fairly impressed with the construction and design. i kinda wrote dc off as a brand before this.
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>>2685591
a lot of people write off DC/Volcom/Vans for snowsports but in general they have very reasonably priced and not totally shit gear. theyre miles and miles better than a lot of big box brands like swissgear or any crap you get from facebook ads.
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>>2685593
i noticed volcom actually has some fairly decent designs and specs. a lot of the popular companies absolutely rook people with garbage for super high prices. low tier burton shit is a joke. im sure their top line is good.
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I'm going skiing soon and need to get clothes for temps in the 20s. If I'm going skiing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, can I just get two base layers, one mid layer, and a shell and just let the first base layer dry before wearing again on Thursday? Or is that going to be a problem? Same thing for pants. Just two base layers to wear under a pair of snow pants?
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>>2685597
top-line burton will always be good, for $400+ it better be, but i got a volcom jacket with full waterproofing/windproofing with the "amenities" (RFID pass sleeve zipper, goggle pocket, etc) for around $140.
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>>2685598
top:
medium weight base layer
slimmer fitting insulator like a fleece
bulkier insulator like a puffy for static periods or if you get cold easily
shell

bottoms:
medium weight base layer
insulating pant
shell

accessories
insulated waterproof gloves
neck wrap of some kind that you can pull over your face. (i use a scarf but its kind of a pain in the ass and it has gone flying. infinitely configurable though)
low profile beanie for under helmet optional
goggles

i always bring extra gear. id rather get a full day in than have to turn in because i didnt plan correctly.
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>>2685601
Thanks!
What's the underwear situation? Do I wear briefs under the base layer? And how many pairs of base layers do I need for three days of skiing? Two tops and two bottoms?
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>>2685603
i usually go normal underwear + long johns unless youre skiing in temps above 35f. i have dakine lightweight long johns that aren't super insulating like normal wool johns but they let me layer how i feel is necessary while knowing im not going to freeze down there.
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>>2685603
i do because i only have the one pair lol. keeps em fresh
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>>2685598
Depends on how warm or cold you get. I usually just wear a medium insulated jacket with a tshirt under it and medium or light insulation pants with a pair of long johns. I run hot though.
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Fuck man. Almost a week later and my tailbone is still killing me. Catching an edge out of a bad carve fucking sucks. Especially when you do it like 20 times
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>>2685709
>Especially when you do it like 20 times
First time boarding? Those first few times can be a bit rough until you get a feel for it and stop falling
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>>2685777
Started this season plus im a relatively old man. 5 days on the slopes so far. Progression has been quick but im really pushing myself to get into solid intermediate territory so pain is just gonna come with the territory for a while. If i can consistently hit proper carves and cruise blues ill back off a bit.
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>>2685709
get an asspad, no shame in wanting to prevent yourself from getting seriously hurt while learning.
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>>2684665
live further north in the state. early jan and 'finally' getting snow. i remember having a route in high school and sometimes having to deliver in literal blizzards.... it's strange...
>don't necessarily mind as i'm not org from the midwest and always hated the snow and cold
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>>2685601
I used to do the multilayer thing but i found it uncomfortable

now i prefer a 250+ weight merino baselayers and then pants/jacket with insulation rather than and additional few layers
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>>2684620
As much as i hate ski fags and snow boarding goobers, id give anything if it would snow so they would go back to doing that gay shit instead of ice fishing.

>oh yea hey bruv i havent ice fished in like 10 years, im usually baording and sucking rich men dick from Aspen, but theres like, no snow, so i thought id try ice fishing again


GET THE FUCK OFF OF MY LAKE YOU TURBO QUEER SPERM-BURPING RETARDED NIGGER FAGGOTS. BACK THE FUCK UP BACK THE FUCK UP
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>>2685920
Cry more faggot
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snow finally showed up bros
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>>2685920
>sucking rich men dick from Aspen
if i do this will they buy me snowboards?
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>>2685920
>my lake
Tahoefags are no better than the people you are bitching about
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>>2685598
You just need one of everything really.

Get a set of merino wool base layer, wool doesn't need washing and doesn't smell, just let it air over night. Get a midlayer in the form of a fleece jacket. Shell jacket on top, or even a light insulated one if that's your thing. I'd recommend lightly insulated pants, bib if possible.

Shell jackets and pants are seldom needed by resort skiiers ever unless you hike a bunch. A shell jacket is nice though and as long as you layer up if you easily get cold it's fine. Legs are harder to keep warm which is why I would recommend a slightly insulated pair compared to shell, I made the change and it's super comfy.

Get a pair of merino wool ski socks, again they dry fast overnight and won't smell. Get either a balaclava or a buff in merino wool as well, will help you keeping your face warm. Get a good pair of gloves, if you are on the colder side mittens are superior to finger gloves. A merino wool liner will help you keep even warmer.
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>>2684737
It's not worth being cheap when it comes to outer layers. You can get quality gear second hand so you don't have to sell a kidney.
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>>2685916
yeah but this nigga doesnt know how to go outside. beginner advice for beginner problems
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>>2685920
>gay shit
>ice fishing is separate
anon please. if you want to play cornhole with your buddies in the cuck shed thats fine but lets just acknowledge what it is, okay?
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>>2684620
When is the polar vortex going to hit?
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>>2686214
next week or two apparently
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>>2686222
Man I hate green winter
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>>2686222
Any of you guys a licensed pilot for crop dusting or cloud seeding to make the clouds colder or change the weather?
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>>2686123
>You can get quality gear second hand so you don't have to sell a kidney.
It's not really a money thing it's just trying to find purple thats hard. My current jacket isn't very nice (Avalanche brand) and I've never really had an issue with it
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>>2686389
this is the first year purple has been so ubiquitously used in mens clothing in my entire life. i really hope its a trend that continues. but yeah youre not gonna find it
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>>2684620
Southern NH here. We just got dumped on over the weekend, 12" ish. You just know it's all gonna melt in the next week or two, though, with forecasts in the 40s and 50s.
Sucks to spend most of a day clearing snow around my property, only to not have any goddamn snow for skiing a week later.
Going up to ski in the lakes region with friends on Saturday, hope the rain we're getting still be snow on the mountain.
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my home ski spot just got 35" the last few days with more coming. thank the lord shit was getting breddy gae
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>>2686637
>>2686716
nice to see everyone reaping the benefits of this storm, my local joint got 18" and is supposed to get another 24" through the week. time for backcountry!
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>>2686861
Gotta take advantage any time you can. My dad lives out in the sticks and picked out the plot his house is on specifically because it's on a big hill. He skis on his property every time we get snow like this. He also spends a fuckton of time doing yardwork, but you have to respect the dedication.
>42" in one week
What a time to be alive.
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>>2686637
>was gonna go to stowe on friday of last week
>realize my shit aint in order and I wasnt prepared for an overnight and there hasn't been snow for 3 weeks, ill go next week
>big snow in the NE
let us hope the MLK weekend part doesn't make it hell for lines
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What are the pros and cons of overall snow pants as opposed to regular ones?
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>>2686905
>overall snow pants
If you mean bibs the maid advantage for me is that it's much harder for snow to get into your clothes compared to normal pants. When i wear normal ski pants its easy for snow to get in your ass but bibs get around this for the most part. They also give you more warmth as your chest is covered
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>>2686920
Tuck your shirt in and wear a belt. JFC.
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>>2686934
That doesn’t really do anything when you tomahawk into powder my sir
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>>2686905
bib - you look good and you feel good, you own the mountain
pants - tryhard
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>>2685563
>theyre not waterproof and not windproof at all and if you ride hard they probably last half a season.
Maybe this was true at some point but i just got >>2684737 today and I tested it and it's definitely waterproof. Cant speak for the windproof but the construction quality overall also seems pretty decent for the price.

>>2686934
even without what >>2686943 said my tshirt always ends up coming out of my pants. I even switched from a belt to suspenders and while that helped the shirt still comes out. Why not just get a bib and not have any issues?
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>>2686902
stg we need less holidays in winter. ive gone out every weekend i can but due to late snow and work obligations its ended up being a hoilday more often than not. move some of that shit up to spring and summer where we have fuck all
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>>2686934
You know, if your shirt isn't tucked into your pants, it means your pants are tucked into your shirt
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avalanche at palisades, apparently it was the first tracks of the season from KT-22 and it caused a sheer. no clue how many people got trapped.
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>>2687586
1 dead 1 injured, wear your beacons/recco folks
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>>2687586
woof… rip boys
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west coast fags, we are coming home. the big dump is coming. god I just wanna be back on the hill and having a beer at the lodge after a long day
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>>2686905
>cons
you need to go ass out to piss just like pepe
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>>2687709
Mine has a dick zipper
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At least it's supposed to finally get cold this weekend, tired of seeing people in shorts while skiing.
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>>2687709
Yeah, if you're a grill.
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Feel free to call me a retard, but is this a scam? https://detuve.myshopify.com/products/k2bfc-120-ski-boots2-3?variant=47607761797403
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>>2687957
Please ignore. Did more digging. It is indeed a scam.
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ive never going skiing before but i moved to a new town and i wanna try out the nearby slope before school starts. what do i need to know as a beginner? id take the lessons but its way more expensive than i can comfortably do right now
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>>2687965
You gotta take at least 1 lesson. You need to learn how to turn and stop, or else you are going to injure yourself.
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>>2687988
i guess im just not sure what they could teach me for 200/hr that i wouldnt be able to get a feel for myself. i understand the basic stuff, im just not really sure how much more effective a lesson would be since ill be practicing the same motions anyway.
i know i sound totally arrogant and im aware of the risk of hurting myself, but it just doesnt seem like id get a ton out of a guide
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>>2688003
you should take a lesson, even the simple things that go around skiing like getting on to a lift are VERY intimidating if you haven't done it before even assuming you are a coordinated individual. there is a steep skill wall to get to the point of slipping down the hill and from there you can learn at your own pace but if you are literally starting from nothing it's going to be rough without some form of intro. even once you know how to ski it doesn't hurt to take a lesson every year or two as there's so many small details that you won't notice on your own and need someone to point out what stupid technique you've developed as a work around.

if you want no lesson though it's very possible, just go to the kids hill and start with duck walking your way to the top and pizza sliding your way to the bottom. you'll fall a ton and probably run over a kid at least once but you saved money.
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>>2688011
im pretty athletic, but youre right. i need a new hobby but i just cant rationalize spending so much right now. it fucking sucks
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>>2684629
Where is this?
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fresh and sun today (real)
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>>2688020
Oregon Cascades
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>>2688018
depending on the layout of your mountain you could just go all in on being a park/pipetranny and just hike up the hill after hours. that's what i did last season with snowskating and by the end up the year i was comfortably riding double blacks.
it's kind of an autistic away to do things but it do be cheap.
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I bought a 0 degree F bag to sleep in my car after driving up to vermont to ski and the forecast is a low of 24 F
what am I in for bros
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>>2688072
you’re gonna be comfy
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>>2687965
If you've never been on skis, you very much need someone to show you what to do. Downhill skiing is a sport for rich people. Everything about it is expensive.
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>>2688072
Youll be fine
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Any tips for brake width on ski bindings? Some things I've read said it should be as close as possible while others say it should be ~15mm greater than the ski width. Skis in question are 98mm, so I'm not sure if I should go with 100, 110, or 120.
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>>2688028
>the chad tree vs the virgin sapling
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Heading up for the three day tomorrow. Gonna be powder every day and I got a new board and bindings so a bit nervous. We’ll see if I dont break my ass but excited to finally have good conditions
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>>2685545
>Alternatively just buy quality 2nd hand gear
Skiing / snowboarding is one of those things where people THINK they want to play in powder so they spend 2 grand on gear, hit the bunny slope once, bruise their ass and say fuck it and liquidate their brand new gear on fleabay for pennies.
I got a $500 board for sixty bucks that looks like someone rode the lift once, crashed getting off and carried the board down to the lodge.
My favorite score is a pair of Van's boots that actually say on the tongue "China sample, not for resale".
Best boots I've ever had.
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>>2688011
Funny thing I always think about...
When I was learning to snowboard (I started late, like 28) I got off the lift and this little girl (maybe 6-8) and her mom were on the chair behind me.
The little girl was almost crying, holding onto her mom afterward and saying "that was scary".
As I was standing on the edge of the slope looking down, trying to figure out which way to go without killing myself, this little girl just bombed past me and took off downhill like she was chasing the ice cream truck.
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>>2688222
Bikes, kayaks, boards. Really anything tough to store. Camper trailers because the wife still hates camping etc.
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>>2684620
finally got snow at Mt. Hood. Planning on kicking off my season in the next couple weeks
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>>2688328
cheers, ill be at white pass next week. i learned to ski there when i was little but i haven't been since they expanded the backside.
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>>2688222
there are also a lot of middle aged board hoarders with more money than time who will buy up piles of gear, barely or never ride it and then resell at a steep discount 2-3 years later. pretty much any enthusiast forum is full of these people
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>2wdfags blocking the road because they thought their stock honda civic was too cool for chains
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>>2688079
>>2688170
you were right
I didnt feel a lick of cold until the next morning when I had to leave my comfy cocoon to climb to the front of the car to start it up at 7 am
The skiing all went pretty well all things considered. Even though it was a blackout day at stowe, the wind and rain forecast kept the people count down. It was limited to one lift for half the day and I was soaked to my bone by 3 pm when leaving but was good fun for my first of the season
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>>2688703
Glad to hear. Dont be afraid to trust your gear but always plan for a bit extra. Also keep you electronics and a personal water supply in your sleeping bag (if its synthetic)
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>continually the only on /out/ thread year after year with posters who actually go outside and offer good advice without being fags
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>>2688558
snow tires get the job done better. chains are for fags and you have to drive like 20mph. I drive up Little Cottonwood all the time in fwd passing jeeps 4Runners and lifted trucks cause they don’t have shoe tires.
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I am ready to die
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>>2688990
just bring your beacon and send it brah
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>>2688991
Hell ya. Wild out there rn, already at least two reports of caught, carried, and buried
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>>2689025
i was reading a writeup from one in Utah the other day before they got this dump run, couldn't imagine how easy it is to get caught up in one now
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>>2688990
Skill issue (i would also die)
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Anyone at dodge ridge today?
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>>2684620
I thought about starting again, maybe back to skiing instead of boarding. But this shit had gotten so expensive, I'd rather save my money and visit more bike parks during summer instead.
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>>2689133
snowskating is unironically a cheap option if your mountain allows it. and if it doesn’t? fuck em and hike up
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I was at breck yesterday and for some reason my Oakley lenses kept fogging up in between the two layers so there wasnt even a way for me to wipe it away. This (and the fact the lenses arent magnetecly swappable) is making me want to get some new ones but seems like the 'nice' brands arent all that worth it. Anyone have experience with Shady Rays or something else along those lines that arent $200+ for a pair of decent goggles?
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>>2689335
This usually moisture build up from leaving them in a bag overnight. Take em out and let em dry.

Smith Squad XLs you can get for crazy cheap on sale w/ two lenses (non-mag). I have a pair that I’ve used for three seasons of 60+ days. They just work
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>>2689481
>This usually moisture build up from leaving them in a bag overnight. Take em out and let em dry.
ive been doing it for years. Ive only had these low light lenses since towards the end of last season but never once had the problem with the daylight ones they originally came with. On Sunday i tried a few times using the hand blow driers in bathrooms to fully defog them for a few minutes but they would go back to fogged pretty much right away. Maybe ill try getting some silicate baggies to keep in my goggles case from now on.
>Smith Squad XLs
how crazy cheap are we talking about (and where)? Im pretty much unwilling to buy another pair of goggles that dont have the magnets as my friends that have mag swap ones seems way way more convenient than the fiddling i have to currently do.
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>>2689604
different anon, I'm rocking a pair of smith XL's for $65. They're a great pair for how much they cost me
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What shell are you guys rocking?

I just dropped a large buck for an arcteryx Beta AR. I keep getting sick to my stomach but everytime I look around for a comparable jacket with the same features (same level of goretex, recco, helmet hood) its only +-$100 difference. Which in that case I think the arc trumps all in terms of fit/colors (ie norrona is hideous)

I plan on using it for
>skiing
>hiking
>cross country
>light rock climbing
>Outside any time its cold and windy

Did I get memed or do you think it was a fair investment? I've spent my entire life in a woolrich coat I found on poshmark for $15.
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>>2688174
>Chad Evergreen vs the virgin Deciduous
FtFy
Fun fact, most native west coast evergreens can live thousands of years.
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>>2688876
Guess again urbanite. Chains have better traction and you can go 30-40 mph depending on the type of chain. Either way, shouldn't be going faster than 45-50 on icy roads.
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>>2689655
Dc command that i got for 100 bucks and flylow firebird bibs i got for 130
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>>2689655
wool sweater
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>>2689655
>arcteryx in 2024
you got meme'd
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>>2689651
I have seen that Glade has some goggles that automatically changes tint as the weather changes which seems interesting, although they also have multiple sets of lenses and are non magnetic so seems like the tint change must not be that significant.
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>>2689703
It's not coming in before I go skiing this weekend, what is your bang for your buck ski jacket? I will return it.
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>>2689655
My winter /out/ consists of hiking, hunting, campfire cooking, and ice skating, so I rock a Stormy Kromer mackinaw wool jacket. I love that thing. It's extremely versatile. The only thing it's not amazing at is being wind resistant, but it's fine unless you're going downhill skiing or something.
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>>2688876
Thats cool. I guess that means they can stop blocking the road. Oh wait…
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>>2689140
fuckin send it brah
(I can not ride this thing for shit.)
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>berthoud pass still closed
hopefully it's open by thursday!
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This weekend I managed to get 3 days in and I can now link carves (on blues, still lose my tail like a bitch on steeps), ride powder, trees, and small jumps. Pretty fuckin stoked desu. Never really thought of myself as a tricks guy, mostly just want to get really nimble effortless and fast, but I really see the appeal now. Hoping the snow gets a bit colder but a 40 degree day fucking around in cement shirtless is still fun to me. Love this small I been going to too. Fuck disneyland tier crowds
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>>2689872
congrats its only up from here, once you get a legit pow day just fuckin send it
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>>2689675
Enjoy your 70k vehicle because you’re too retarded to drop a few grand on real driving lessons
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>>2689941
>t. tahoe pileup aficionado
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>>2689941
You don't need driving lessons to traverse winter ya goober
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>>2689763
Just get something with at least 10k/10k on extreme sale at evo or something. Preferably without insulation imo so you can pick your layers easier It’s criminal how overstocked ski shit gets
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>>2689655
dope snow adept, not just a shell but not very heavily insulated. Usually just wear that and a basic long sleeve tshirt
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>>2689834
Ive always wanted to try one of these but not enough to go out and buy one. It seems like it wouldnt be as enjoyable as normal boarding though.
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>>2688876
>>2689675
>>2689941
Studded snow tires are the best option.
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>>2690111
i got mine for free otherwise i couldn't imagine paying $500 for this thing. i feel like i'm gonna break my neck every time i stand on it.

my buddy who's an expert boarder can ride it well enough tho, but even he still struggles
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>>2690157
>but even he still struggles
It seems like it would be great for the park and stuff but i can imagine riding at any speed down a run with bumps, seems like it would come out from under you. I havent seen someone riding one in a few seasons now. Im hoping i see someone on one of the snow scooters this year because im sure they look funny.
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>>2689655
random winter coat my mom got me
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>>2684620
bEast Coast pow day LFG
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>>2690289
what resort?
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>>2690291
the only semi-decent one in VA
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AAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAA

BERTHOUD PASS FINALLY REOPENED
PANO WAS OPEN TODAY

AAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>2690289
Send it
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>>2689834
based. i think riding pipe almost exclusively last year helped me a lot. it was fucking terrifying the first few times out though, which was a big part of the appeal desu
>>2690111
opala has a complete for pretty cheap
https://opalasnurfclub.com/products/all-mountain-snowskate-125-cm?variant=41152405930145
i just pay 15 neetbux a month for mine
>seems like it wouldnt be as enjoyable as normal boarding though.
it's by far the most fun i've ever had riding pow. for uphilling it's really nice just to walk up the mountain in normal shoes instead of having to deal with at gear or a split. way lighter than a snowboard as well. you also just feel really cool charging down the mountain on a skateboard doing runs everyone else needs to be strapped to ride. i thought i'd only use it for skate tricks and park but it made the whole mountain feel big again.
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>>2690381
>riding pipe exclusively
lol i bet you do
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>>2687640
don;t count on reccco to save you
more useful for body retrieval than rescue
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>>2687844
my cock is too big for the fly on my bib, i need to undo the side zip and pull it around to the front
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Anyone here use a camera when they board? Which one and how do you keep it from going flying? I was looking at that insta360 because framing seems nice but I cant tell if you can get still with it and holding a stick as you board seems annoying and also if it goes flying you have to go hike around the piste like a dick.

I was also surprised to find that they arent winterized and suffer battery issues in cold weather which is just stupid
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>>2690546
I've used my Yi action camera once or twice, i just put one of the mounts on my helmet and also used a selfie stick. 360 cams are way better but if you want to actually be visible in the video you dont really have a choice but to hold a stick. To help avoid the losing the stick thing make sure it has a wrist strap.
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damn. mary jane was nice as fuck today.
still no pano tho
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i want to learn to ski, i bought a very old pair for 50 euros. is it weird to go alone to a ski resort?

also, i need to go to classes right? the resort has a initiation courses and so on. or can i just try it out and work it out by myself. i'm fit and usually good at sports but never tried skiing
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>>2691242
You'll see a lot of ski town locals ski alone on their day off during the weekdays.
Definitely get a lesson or 2, your enjoyment of the sport is directly tied to your fundamentals, and you'll get proper feedback from an instructor to set you on the right path to get better before you get into some stupid habits.
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shit ton of snow, much better than last year.
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>>2691242
>is it weird to go alone to a ski resort?
I'm 30 and pretty much none my friends dont ride or ski. I've been riding alone every season for 2 decades excluding a few days here and there. You should for sure take a lesson.
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>>2691322
>I'm 30 and pretty much none my friends dont ride or ski
none of my friends ski or ride, not sure why i slipped the dont in there.
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>>2691242
no it’s not weird to go skiing alone
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i adore skiing, but im deathly afraid of the lifts. how the fuck do i get over this? i repeat the same lines to myself over and over but they never make me feel any better. "its an engineering marvel", "nobody ever gets hurt on these", etc. the moment i have to ride one im just petrified with fear the entire time
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>>2691496
Buy AT gear and start walking up mountains.
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>>2691496
Have you ever ridden a lift? Sounds like you need to have a candid discussion with a good instructor. They can slow them down to make it easier to get on and off, they do it all the time for people, it’s no big deal. An instructor could communicate that to the operators; it’s not much but every little thing to make it less scary helps.
Or show up to the lift late in the day when the crowds have faded and tell the liftee you’re scared as hell of the lift and want to get over it. Hand them a six pack and they’ll love you. Even without a six pack they will help you, albeit not as enthusiastically
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>>2691496
Elaborate on your fear. Are you worried somehow the lift will snap and you will fall? This will not happen, you just need to force yourself to ride them and confront your fear. If it is something like getting stuck on a lift for a period of time, make sure you always wear warm gear and keep some food and water on you. It happens where people get stuck for an hour or two rarely but theyll get you down so you will be fine. If it is something else (like heights/falling off) you can similarly work on facing those fears either with the lifts themselves or some other method of fear of heights.
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>>2691683
the lifts at my usual spot are good about slowing it down with naught but a quick gesture, but thats not so much my issue. the chairs themselves are relatively small and theres no bar or handle or anything.
ive always struggled with heights but repeat exposure is usually enough to somewhat ease my nerves, but not with the lifts. the irregular and uncontrollable movement just doesnt sit well with me at all and i feel like im hyper-aware of every single bump and shift. it doesnt help that when i was younger i had my hood get snagged on one of the chairs and i got dragged up and away some distance. it wasnt very far but i can hardly remember feeling more afraid than in that moment
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>>2691893
>the chairs themselves are relatively small and theres no bar or handle or anything.
Does the hill you ski at only have one lift? 99% of the lift these days have safety bars you can pull down and most 4+ lift have footrests.
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>>2691906
theres plenty of lifts, about half a dozen i think, but none of them have anything like that. theyre all just open air, no bars, nothing. it makes me envious of the bunny since that just has a nice and comfortable conveyer tube
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>get nice powder overnight
>rain all day yesterday
Gay winter but still a fun weekend
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>>2691984
no gay winter was last week
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>cant see shit, cap
challenging day but had some fun. absolutely mogul city on the runs but a lot of untouched cement between the trees that was pretty cool as long as you kept the board up. snow giving way to rain and mist is not ideal when you dont already know the terrain

couple observations from last weekend:
1. why do so many indians ski now? and why the fuck do they feel the need to literally stand in the middle of the fucking piste at choke points and cock around like theyre waiting for a bus?
2. i keep seeing flecktarn ski jackets and they dont look milsurp. did /out/s baby go normie? id understand if this was eu but this is america for gods sake
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what the fuck are you retards doing
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>>2692454
23?! I could understand yknow, a few. Who goes on a backcountry ski trip with 2 dozen people? And how do you get lost like that? On the east coast, no less. Tf are you skiing? That dank untracked ice?
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>>2692454
Eastcoast bros it is so fucking over
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>>2692511
killington is kill
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Who goin to tarhoe this weekend?
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>>2693092
>snowboarders
they literally described me perfectly. cant wait to go up this weekend, do some heroin, dig a whole in the middle of the piste, and sit in it.

but seriously, skiers are the kings of ‘hurr ill just stand wherever the fuck. middle of the piste? you bet! in front of the chairlift or in a bottleneck between two crossing runs? even better! oh are you about to start your run? dont mind me im just going to block you in while i try to get my entire gloved hand up my asshole for nooo reason since i could literally be doing this anywhere’
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I'm going to Park City in a few weeks, how is it? I'm a Tennessee fag but usually ski in Breck, Steamboat, Crested Butte, etc. How does it compare to Colorado skiing?
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>>2693167
Best skiing in Utah and it’s not even close. Which isn’t saying much desu, Utah fucking blows. “greatest snow on earth” my ass.
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>>2693179
What's wrong with it? They just got dumped on the last few weeks
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>>2693092
digging a massive hole on the thinnest width blue run today, wish me luck guys
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>>2693229
Ill help as long as its a flat traverse
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>>2693230
no such thing as too many holes
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>>2693236
Skier makes a mogul
I make a line
Thats why I dig holes during blackout times
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rate my fit /out/
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>>2684620
By living in Florida

>pic related took it last week
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>>2693330
Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado (faggy politics aside) are the three comfiest states in no particular order
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>>2693329
send it/10
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>>2693384
Elaborate, please.
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Thinking im gonna wax my board myself tonight. How long should I expect it to take? It probably doesn’t absolutely need it yet and I dont want to bone myself having to wrap up a project late before I head out in the morning
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>>2693605
>Florida
beaches, Disney, space, palm trees, Desantis
>Tennessee
Smokys, Cumberland plateau, Nashville, taxes, lakes, guns
>Colorado
Skiing, mountains, deserts, alpine forests, diversity of landscape
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>>2693607
Dont get mountainflow wax. Stuff really sucks ass to apply. Was tryna not use petroleum wax but damn man absolutely nothing about this stuff was user friendly
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>>2693384
I love Colorado, I wish it wasn't so blue though.
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Its been about a decade since my crash course in snowboarding and skiing and I think its time I go back out there. Only sport I ever took to instantly.

Nearest place to me is Paoli Peaks, anyone got some experience there?

Going to have to rent the gear, but I'm gonna do Day+Night and shred for as long as I possibly can.
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Coreshotted my board emergency braking a pile of rocks that I was about to send without being able to see what was behind it. Turns out it was more rocks. Also wiley coyoted into a different boulder. Last run of the day decided to get really nuts and do a steep ass technical run that was basically a rock field. Way beyond my skill level. Basically was jump turning my board at one point just to keep myself from dying. Scary af but about 40% went pretty well. Felt like I ran a half marathon afterwards. I god damn love obstacles so much I just wish it didnt mean destroying hundreds of dollars of equipment
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>>2694539
>phoneposting image bug
Its over
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Quite a bit more. With less snow the see this guy Highway isn't as busy because Whistler is getting rain instead of snow
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>>2694539
clearly a fake post, it's summer in australia
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guys, i sharpened my ski edges recently using a bevel guide... however since I'm retarded I initially pressed the edge guide up to the side bevel and ground, essentially grinding the bottom of the ski... How much has this fucked my base bevel angle do you think, do I need to fix the abse edge or if I do it correctly now it should be fine?
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>>2694772
Did you grind off the wax or the laminate itself?
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>>2694822
maybe a touch of the laminate, but I can always fill in with the candles or get a base grind if thats the case, no? I'm more worried about if i would have fucked my base bevel. I will get a full service on them soon, but I am going skiing next week and need a temp solution
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Whats the skiing like at Courchevel 1650, how annoying is it to access the 3 valleys from there?
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>>2694828
Yeah I'd just wax it up and send since they're getting serviced anyway. May want to keep an eye on it depending on terrain and how hard you ski.
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East Coast snowboarder headed to Breck and keystone for the first time in a couple of weeks. I ride all of the mountain but wouldn't consider myself an expert - I've been boarding for 5 years now. Any tips? Anything that's a must-do or something to avoid?
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Screams in PNW
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>>2694539
Its over for baseboys
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>>2694940
Ack
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february edition
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>>2696400
getting injured just in time for the powder day edition
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>>2696427
F, how bad?
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>>2696427
oh david what happened
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Up to 36-48" forecast over the next 48 hrs in some areas above 7.5k ft in AZ. Better late than never, need at least one or two more storms like that by the end of March to have an average winter.
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bump for good snow
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RIP in piss El Nino
Now it can finally start to snow in northern latitudes.
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>>2690289
holy hell that's a depressing sight
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>>2698737
#lockedin
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Went to Dodge Ridge this weekend with a friend, good powder day was had, gotta rewax already though the top layer started chipping a little



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