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post #19 of (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by NorthCoastRider View Post
Shames is my main hill and the runs are mostly blues off the chair; stick to that for now. You have to take the t bar to the blacks. The runs get packed down this time of year so I usually ride in the trees or off the edge of the groomers. My seven year old likes the run straight down from the chair.

My 5 year old just had a lesson at Hudson Bay Mountain and seemed to learn quite a bit. I like that hill a lot! Dry powder and LOTS of it. The blues and greens are wide with rollers to check speed (or launch off).

When I first started I went up to Sunshine and pointed her down. Going down was easy, stopping was the learning curve. Got a few pointers from my Bro in law and I progressed from there. Now I can't wait for each weekend when I can ride.
I've had a lot of people tell me Shames is a bitch for learning and I that Hudson has much better beginner terrain, more consistent snow conditions, and longer runs. Problem is the 3 hour hike each way. That's a long way to go by yourself for some snowboarding lessons.

Not to mention the season pass I bought for Shames. I don't think my wife would understand the "I know I can go to Shames on my pass, but Hudson is mo'betta" argument...

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