Originally Posted by Fergatron2000
Fuck them fools. Anyone who started riding around 2000 and slags people for not getting enough days is a D-Bag.
I also started snowboarding in 1987 and have not managed to hit the 20 day mark most years since the late 90s. Thankfully this year I got more days in than most. Work, life, kids ....I'd ride every day if I could.
Keep trying to go as much as you can and do what makes you happy on the mountain.
I started riding in '85-86 at Mt BAKER and at 19 years old and a 4 10 hr work week, we were up at BAKER every Fri, Sat and Sun (BAKER wasn't open Mon-Thurs back in those days) rain or shine. It would dump Mon-Thru and Friday was always 2-3' fresh every week.
Now I'm lucky enough to have a job, that I can come and go whenever I like and typically get 20 (powder) days a year in. I ride with guys that we've been riding together for 27 years. The best day this year was just three weeks ago, when my buddy that I started riding with in '85 went up to Stevens after a fresh 11" dump, just like the old days, absolute blast.
Get up there when you can and enjoy, I feel most kids today wont be snowboarding 10 years from now, simply because they're into because it's cool/trendy. Back in the day. you would NEVER have heard anyone say "I used to snowboard", I see more snowboards crammed in the back of garages , that have maybe 1 season on them. These guys bitching about people only getting 20 or less days will more then likely join the "I used to snowboard" crowd.