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Old 02-09-2011, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Travelling from Florida

So I'm planning to go snowboarding over spring break. Mar. 7 week. Me and my friend are pretty much beginners. We went to Winterplace this past New Years for 2 days and we were doing fine on blues. Where should we head to this time? We are planning on either driving back to Winterplace or should we just go somewhere in NC?
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey bud! I'm also headed up from Orlando March 6th, but to Winterplace.

I've heard terrible things about NC during March- you won't get great coverage and the resorts are small. Last year I had a wonderful time at Snowshoe, but it is slightly expensive and additional 2/3 hours from winter place.

Where did you stay when you went to Winterplace? And where did you rent your gear? Also do you go to school?
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the NC info. I would head up to snowshoe but two of my friends who are coming have never been snowboarding before and they have a deal at Winterplace for $99 for three days with rental. But for the first two days they only get the beginner lifts.
Last time I was up there I lucked out and went with a family who got a cabin about 7 miles from the resort. And I just rented from the resort.
I go to school in Boca down at FAU.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's an awesome deal- Thanks for the heads up-- we have a few begineers in our group as well. If you're headed to Winterplace you can check out this place.

Winterplace Ski Resort | Condos D104 & D303 : Ski out on the slopes

They seem very nice and it's a legit ski in ski out. Also where we are staying.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hello guys,
I also live in Florida... down in Miami.
Being a boarder and living down here is extremely inconvenient. Anywhere we travel will result in loosing a couple of days... one getting there and one getting back.
Unfortunately the closest resorts we have available are in NC, but the snow quality is terrible.

The only thing that compares to Colorado powder on the east coast is Vermont.
I recommend a resort called JAY PEAK.
You will love it!
The snow quality is superb, the resort is top and the people are really cool.
Believe it or not, travel time by air is not that much longer than NC...

Anyways, good luck boarding anywhere adventure takes you!
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Honestly... if you're going to fly out from Florida, then do yourself a favor and pay the extra $100-$200 for a plane ticket out west.

Stay the hell away from NC until you've been to enough decent hills to judge whether Sugar Mtn/Cataloochee/etc is worth the trouble. Besides the snow being bad, the slopes are also stupid crowded and the runs are few in number and short in length.

If you're driving, then skip NC and go to Snowshoe, WV or something.
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