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Old 02-09-2010, 10:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If you can ride the ice-coast you will be fine.......don't get intimidated....trust your skills and go into it knowing you got it....don't ever, ever question your ability....that is when you panic, stiffen up and screw yourself. All in the head my friend!
tis very true...i do trust my skills in the east, and im going to have to do the same in Utah.
Its just i dont know what to expect when i go there and i have this notion of Utah being a pro's mountain ( )

Fear is the #1 killer, and im gonna start telling myself mind over matter!
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Nah...maybe longer and steeper but definitely softer.....just start the mentality of :

I am gonna tear that shit apart.....
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I am gonna tear that shit apart
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
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lol....that's the spirit!!
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:53 AM   #15 (permalink)
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While I can't remember as much detail about Snowbird as neednsnow does I wouldn't worry too much about the trails. Personally an Icy Blue is a lot tougher than their softer Diamonds IMO. Last time I went to Snowbird was 10 years ago and it was in March so it was a bit Icy in the morning until around 11. My friends decided to take some crazy diamond that didn't have enough snow cover. I can't remember the name but it was like a long wide chute with tress on both sides 10 feet above us. My legs were tired from trying to jump over the tree roots sticking out of the trail.

But the bowls are beautiful, big, wide open and lots of fun especially when the snow got softer. Yes it was steeper diamonds than we have but was softer so it kind of compensates. I wouldn't worry about the greens and blues at all.

CaptT hit it on the head. You can tear it up out here. When I went to the Canyons one of the girls in the group from Colorado was complaining about how icy some spots were, the rest of us were like what? Where? That's packed powder where I'm from. If you even get at least 3 inches of new snow you'll be fine on most of the diamonds IMO. No worries, you'll have fun.

What dates are you going? I'll be there from 2/23-3/3 and from the looks of it I might be going solo.
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When I went to the Canyons one of the girls in the group from Colorado was complaining about how icy some spots were, the rest of us were like what? Where? That's packed powder where I'm from. If you even get at least 3 inches of new snow you'll be fine on most of the diamonds IMO. No worries, you'll have fun.
Exactly, I've run across many westerners who wouldn't even ride on days that I was excited (CapT) and others who were a disaster on the ice while I was just grooving. I've told many people you learn in the east, you can ride anywhere. You just have to beware of cliffs and tree wells out west.

Palonia: Yeah, a Pyramid with an elongated peak is a good way to look at it. The front face, and then a back left (basin), and a back right. (Gad)
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What dates are you going? I'll be there from 2/23-3/3 and from the looks of it I might be going solo.
thanks for the heads up. ok i feel more and more hyped up and more confident.

Ill be there from feb 27- mar 2. If ur going solo then u can join me and my girl. she'll prob be on the greens but i do want to explore the blues and blacks at the bowl.

PM me if ur interested.
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Palonia: Yeah, a Pyramid with an elongated peak is a good way to look at it. The front face, and then a back left (basin), and a back right. (Gad)
Good to know. Im off to study the trail map
thanks again
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Exactly, I've run across many westerners who wouldn't even ride on days that I was excited (CapT) and others who were a disaster on the ice while I was just grooving. I've told many people you learn in the east, you can ride anywhere. You just have to beware of cliffs and tree wells out west.

Hey now....I just had Vodka to drink and Dew Tour to spectate.....and we will ride.....we just wont PAY to ride! lol
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If it was always ice I would take up a different sport. Once you go pow there is no substitute.
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