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I am not a pro boarder. In fact I am a very late fan of the sport. This is more a diary than anything else, although comments and suggestions are appreciated. I'm going to try to keep track of how I do (and what I do) from season to season; what works and what fails; and how I improve over time.
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2011-01-23 at Manning

Posted 01-24-2011 at 10:11 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 01-24-2011 at 10:14 AM by Donutz

We went up to Manning yesterday. Although it's a weekend, Manning was running weekday rates because the Blue chair is closed indefinitely (and therefore their terrain park is closed too). It was magnificently sunny for most of the day, although a light fog blew in late in the day. The snow was kind of hard-packed, although not as bad as Seymour when it hasn't snowed in a while.

I did a half-dozen runs or so off the Orange chair, including the Gully, which for the first time I was...
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2011-01-21 - Meh.

Posted 01-22-2011 at 11:59 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

This was an odd day. I've booked 6 workdays off starting today. I took transit to Seymour, and got there about 8:45. Then I discovered that the mountain doesn't open until 9:30 weekdays. D'oh! So I went to the bunny slope and built a jump and did some practicing.
The morning started off cold but with a light rain falling. There was about 8" of new snow from the day before, and it was absorbing the water, resulting in that heavy sponge-cake stuff. But about 10am, the rain tuned to snow,...
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2011-01-12 Best of times, worst of times

Posted 01-12-2011 at 08:13 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I was really looking forward to my day on Seymour. Snow-forecast.com was predicting significant snow today, and it had snowed 6 inches overnight. And weekdays are never busy at Seymour. All in all, a great setup for a great day.

Pffft. As if. What I found when I got there was fog so thick you couldn't see trees or lift towers until you were right on top of them. In addition, it'd been raining all morning, so all that wonderful new snow had been turned into sponge cake.
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2011-01-09 - Bleah!

Posted 01-09-2011 at 08:14 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Another cruddy day. Now, first I have to admit that the sky was blue, the temperature was perfect. But the snow was slippery cement again. As I said in my previous post, on these days I don't get adventurous with my boarding. And it was BUSY again. By 9:30am, Mystery was almost too busy to be worth going up. It never quite got to the peaks we saw during the holidays, but it was all day!

I did have one good milestone - I finally hit a box that required a ramp/ollie up. The first time...
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2011-01-02

Posted 01-04-2011 at 10:52 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Wow, what a crap day! Got up the mountain early, and got almost an hour and a half of good boarding in before the crowds started to get nuts. I also managed to pull a muscle in my lower back while avoiding a skier at the bottom of Lodge chair. Two days later and I'm still a little sore. I actually passed on going up yesterday (1/3), preferring to let it heal.

The snow was really cruddy -- several days with no snow and repeated grooming results in something like soft cement -- and...
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