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Old 05-03-2013, 09:38 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I'm relatively new to this forum and I seem to read several responses that seem derogatory toward people that don't get many days snowboarding. I don't understand why the harsh vibe toward them.

I started boarding in 1987 and I know some of the seasons between then and now only had 4-5 days. On those days (actually every day on the mountain is the same for me in this regard), I would be waiting in line at the lift for it to open and speed down the hill at 3:55 to get one more run. I would ride straight through and only take 15 minutes for lunch because I wanted to get as much time on the mountain as possible. I didn't progress much those years, but I sure had fun with the available time. Looking back, some of my favorite days were in those years because it was so important just to be able to go.

I got 43 days this year (14 in Colorado) and I'm over the moon happy about how much riding I got to do. I just never thought of myself as a poser in the years I was only able to ride 4-5 times. Any insight is appreciated.
I have been getting around 25 days the past two years. I have really progressed. Like every other weekend i take a drive to my house in VT and ride with my friends. I wish i could go more. I feel good/bad for the people that get only like 5 days. Good because they make the best of it and it is prob. better than any of my 25 days because they know that is what they got.
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