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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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2011-01-21 - 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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Boxing day stat

Posted 12-28-2010 at 07:32 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went up to Seymour again early this morning. After yesterday, I was kind of stiff, but I'm certainly not going to skip a chance to get in some boarding. It was snowing and foggy and really cold first thing, but all that cleared up within an hour or two. I finally managed to go down to Velvet Gully from Joel's Flight without cratering. Did it several times. I also went down Wonger and Earl's, both of which were ungroomed with deep snow. I really seem to be improving on that type of rough unpredictable...
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