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Winter Sports (Skiing/Snowboarding)

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by sean_rugy, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. sean_rugy

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    Let's see how this goes, a place to talk about all things winter sports related.

    I've been skiing since I could walk and it's easily my favorite thing to do in the world. I don't go nearly as much as I used to but I have a couple big trips planned for this season. Recently picked up last year's Line Chronic model and some new Tyrolia Attack 13 bindings to go with them.

    Vail/Breckenridge in March is going to be beautiful.

    Some favorite videos:

    What does everyone else ski or ride? Share your setup.
  2. Ferrari333SP

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    I just got back from snowboarding at Mt. Hood this last weekend... 3 days at Timberline and a night at Ski Bowl. Not the greatest weather, above freezing, freezing rain and wind...

    The last day was a bit better... Got some good riding in, hit some jumps... still have a ways to go with jumping and getting comfortable in the air, but I stayed on my feet each time lol. Timberline is great if you just enjoy riding... long sweeping runs, and the Phlox cabin has some of the best tacos I've ever had. So freaking good...

    Gonna try to get out locally here in MI one of these days. Trying to get some friends into it.
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  4. sean_rugy

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    reviving this thread!

    heading to NH this weekend to get a day in at Cannon. it's such a good mid-level mountain with a little bit of everything going for it. groomers, glades, a lappable park. haven't gotten out nearly as much as I'd like to this year but hopefully will have a couple more days. I mean, I hit Killington on their 200th day of operation last year for $20 and grass hopped haha.
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  5. JRGComedy

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    So I grew up in Montana and I was the only kid they kept on the bunny hill the entire day at my first ski lesson
  6. Ferrari333SP

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    Going to Oslo in a few weeks and I'm going to check out their new indoor ski facility, a la what Dubai has

    SNØ - Forsiden


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  7. sean_rugy

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    damn, jealous! that's gonna be amazing.

    waiting for it to be spring/summer but I'm very interested in checking out the US's first indoor slope out by the Meadowlands in Jersey. they run their session's for two hours, 6 session pass for $100 - honestly not terrible if I can get some laps in mid-August haha. if they can lean into the parkside of skiing/riding I would be super happy. love me some rails.

    Big Snow American Dream – North America’s first real-snow, year-round, indoor ski and snowboard center.
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  8. Ferrari333SP

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    Niceee, looks like the same type of place; for year round training/shredding, these are pretty awesome places. Luckily for Norway, their electricity system is like 98% renewable, so energy costs are pretty much a non-factor, even in the height of summer
  9. coleslawed

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    oh, hi thread. I love snowboarding.
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  10. ChrisCantWrite

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    I know you posted this months ago...but any update on how this was? It looks like such a polarizing experience.
  11. Ferrari333SP

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    Sorry for the delay, I was camping in Jackson Hole for a week. Yeah the indoor ski place in Oslo was decently cool; it's a pretty impressive facility. A fairly steep run, middle skill, and then a beginner hill. Plus they offer an elevated cross country ski track above all the runs which is pretty cool. A few eating areas inside, gear in all sizes to rent, and a shop to buy gear if you want. My friend and I quickly realized though after going down several times, is that it's then like "Well, that was it; we've done all the runs", haha. What's nice about going to any normal ski park is that you have a ton of variety; enough to keep you entertained for hours usually. With an indoor place like this, once you've gone down all the runs a couple of times, it starts getting a bit boring. The only real thing you can keep doing imo is to practice turns and all that, but you can only do that so many times. I could see for cross country skiers how being able to continually train all year would be pretty beneficial, but for downhillers, it's fairly limiting. I see places like this more for tourists than anything; like people who arrive during the warmer months and want something winter related to do, especially being in Norway.
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  12. ChrisCantWrite

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    Haha nice! Yea I was wondering how going down the same run would keep your interest, especially with so many people. Seems like an interesting experience though.
  13. sean_rugy

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    was there any kind of park set-up? that's where I really see these places pulling in an audience. I would gladly just do some park laps if given the opportunity to ski in the middle of august haha
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  15. Ferrari333SP

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    Ahh, yeah I think there was; I remember seeing younger kids doing jumps off a snow ramp, and I also think I remember seeing a pipe for boarders/skiers to slide off of. It looks to be setup as to be configurable to however they want it to look at that point in time
  16. Ferrari333SP

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    Just found this: SNØ - Parken på SNØ

    "In the ski park you can indulge yourself in circa 300m of jumps and rails of varied sizes and difficulties, including a big jump at the bottom of the hill. This is the place to be for anyone looking for a little extra adrenaline.

    The 4-seater chairlift takes you up to the top of the slope and the button lift takes you about halfway up. In order to offer variation and ensure quality, the park is regularly updated."
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  18. sean_rugy

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    an all time favorite video