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Old 02-11-2009, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I just recently was accepted into seattle university with a nice scholarship and I was wondering what the riding is like near there. How does it compare to say Colorado or Lake Tahoe?

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Old 02-11-2009, 12:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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different not bad but different i used to ride heavenly and el dora alot and was dissapointed by WA state mountains but thats just me.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What were you dissapointed about?
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well were to start,
A. the assholes on the mountain, PNW people are dumb as shit and not as laid back
B. Lack of nice terrain (I have visited crystal mountain Summit at snoshitty, stevens) and have yet to be impressed albeit i hear this is a bad season up here
C. Lack of parks, Summit at snoshitty had the only park and has maybe 12 features
D. Amount of douche bag skiers (read as dinosaurs on the mountain that have no respect for the younger generation or snowboarders)
E. Constant Pass closures, so far the best part of this season was the first 5 weeks of it whick snoqualmie pass was closed about every other day.
and the list goes on maybe im jaded, maybe i just hate the people up here either way IMO its every diff maybe you'll like maybe you wont. the only positive thing that i liked is stevens lift ticket system Rfid or some shit cuts down on lift times.
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A. ssholes are everywhere
B. Haha you couldn't find shit at Crystal. Snocrummy is always shit.
C. Who gives a fuck about a rail; it's fucking PNW.
D. See A.
E. Wacky season.
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I have lived in the southwest for a long time lived in puerto rico for 2 years lived in mid west for a year and now out here for 7 months and i will tell you while assholes maybe everywhere the amount of them i have met here in my 7 months more then quintuples the amount i have met in all those other places combined. sorry you guys are dumb as shit get over it.
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Allright thanks yeah im really not a parks guy much more an inbounds backcountryesque guy I like to ride the whole mountain and all the crazy little inbounds hike-to lines. Thanks for the info though guys
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Man you are talking the Cascades. Steeper, deeper, mountains than anything you'd ride in Colorado without a doubt. Baker is steeped in snowboarding lore and is one of legendary spots in this sport. Killer riding out there without a doubt. It's just a crappy season. Everyone gets them from time to time. This year the PNW's number came up. I was supposed to be out there this year and got nuked by the weather. I am going to rebook for next season without a doubt. Sometimes it just works out that way. Overall though you are moving to a great place for riding. I also like the fact you don't have the mega resorts there that are found in Tahoe, Colorado and such. Very mom and pop.
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Ahah sounds good all around. So do you think id find better riding on the Seattle area of the Cascades or the Spokane area? I was accepted to Gonzaga and Seattle Universities with similar scholarships and they are similar schools so i guess it just comes down to snowboarding ahah

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Baker is the sh!t. If I have to explain, then you obviously haven't been there.

When there's good snow, Crystal has great terrain. It's also the largest in WA. You can pick your own lines, lots of goodness in the trees, even more if you're willing to hike the King or head out into the backcountry. The same pretty much goes for Alpental, albeit on a smaller scale.

Parks at Summit Central at Snoqualmie & Stevens are good enough for me. I can never stand to do more than a couple hours in there at a time. Wouldn't waste my time at all if there's any kind of new snow. I don't fuck with rails, anyways.

Mission Ridge is also a pretty cool little mountain. Only a few lifts, but good atmosphere, a few long runs, and good terrain. For the same distance, I'll go to Baker any day. However, if I'm doing a weekend in Wenatchee or Leavenworth, I'd def go again.
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