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post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2010, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Silverkripto View Post
Im planing to go to hunter mountain on monday i have never been snow boarding before so i have a few questions. How are the driving conditions there? i have a BMW X3 will i have problems? do i need chains? What do i need to bring/ buy that they wont rent out to me? what clothing do i need ? should i wear sneakers ? My timberland boots? i have herd some shoes wont work well with snowboards. Do i need special "snowboarding" pants? what kind of jacket? i have a spider jacket will that do? I'm taking about 300 bucks for food, gas and the lesson is this enough? Goggles? hats?

I know this information is in the forum but its confusing for me it gets technical and im not familiar with most of it. Help would be very much appreciated. Stores around me are dicks , sports authority, walmart, costco, bj's, im located in Long island around New hydepark.
Depends on what you want to spend. There are definitely ski/snowboard shops near you ( skis, - Google Maps ).

The cheapest route would be to get some waterproof ski pants and some padded wool/polyester socks. You can buy $20 ski socks, but $8 hiking socks will work ok in a pinch (as long as they are NOT cotton).
You'll want to get a decent pair of waterproof gloves. Hit up a Marshall's or TJ Maxx near you to see if you can score any for ~$20-$25.
You'll want to get a pair of goggles. Hit up a Marshall's or TJ Maxx near you to see if you can score any for ~$25-$35

The clothing is a tough call if you've never been and don't know what the weather will do. Try to layer up in non-cotton clothing (fleece, polyester sweaters, etc). Being a new rider and not having a shell with gaiters or a powder skirt means that you'll probably get snow inside your outer layer before the day is up. Cotton will hold all that cold water and suck the heat out of ya.
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