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Old 05-13-2011, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Where to go with $1000 in airfare

I need suggestions....
after dealing with the idiots at Delta airlines it has been decided that I MUST go somewhere between now and Nov. 24th... Apparently a broken neck does not qualify for a refund *assholes* so before I just sit on the money I already spent to go to Japan last December... I want to hear what you guys would do with a paid flight. Most creative and cheap idea wins.

I'm thinking maybe winging it in Argentina for a week or two end of August... but not speaking spanish could be a bad thing...

or possibly do some hiking in the summer bring the board find some snow and sleep on a rock? I know you wanna.

Random and idiotic is never a bad thing and meeting new kickass people is highly anticipated. I'm down to join and do anything that involves my board and a good time.

hmmmmmmm....?
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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mt hood summer shred?
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I vote with qball. I went last year and will go this year again to hood. We head out july 1 and will be there 2 weeks. My kids do the summer camp at high cascades while my wife and I board a couple days and hike quite a few others while camping the whole time. Probably won't make it to hood until the 6th cause we gotta stop off in vail on the way.... Washington, oregon, mt hood are all amazing. Im guessing one of the locals would be more than happy to shred with you. There's plenty of snow at timberline and even more that you can hike to.

I also would not pass up a trip to so america either.....
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Mt. Hood is great if you do park, but kinda so-so for just riding. But your from the Ice-Coast so it will probably be a big improvement. Either way it's pretty sweet to go shred in the middle of Summer. Isn't it winter in New Zealand? I don't know anything about their snowboarding mountains, but it seems like a pretty bad ass place. Airfare might be pretty expensive though.
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i would personally go to new zealand and shred the super park
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Portland because you're on a budget and it's the strip club capital of the U.S. Lots of amateur nights to make money.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Argentina or Chile.

You'll never have a better opportunity or better reason to head down there for some riding. Not speaking spanish will only be a problem if you're going down there alone.

If you buy me a ticket then I'll ride with you AND I will be your translator. Just don't tell my gf... she might get the wrong idea about me going away on vacation to a foreign country with some girl I don't know (LOL)
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Yeah Mt Hood is maybe second on my list. Just having found out that my friend got the job working there with Burton this summer chances are higher that I'd have a place to stay and a reason to visit.

New Zealand was #1 and still is on my dreamlist.. but Delta is charging 7-11k a ticket..


I'm kinda wondering if anyone does any summer hiking and are there any areas that are off the beaten path that are worth considering a hike/camping trip. Or if anyone here is setting up any type of group hike.

Portland? Creative idea indeed.

Ahhh screw it I'll just go to Africa.


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Argentina or Chile.

You'll never have a better opportunity or better reason to head down there for some riding. Not speaking spanish will only be a problem if you're going down there alone.

If you buy me a ticket then I'll ride with you AND I will be your translator. Just don't tell my gf... she might get the wrong idea about me going away on vacation to a foreign country with some girl I don't know (LOL)
haha yeah that might not look to good. I was thinking the same thing. Some of my guy friends will be working down there with SASS so I was thinking of going end of season when it'd be cheaper for me to couch surf with them than pay $2000 for a session. Ticket prices dropped for August down to $1200 before they were crazy expensive also.. but I have a feeling too that if I buy a ticket someone will suddenly discover that there isn't a couch or anything for me to sleep on and I'll get screwed. BUT possibly doable. Best riding that time of year tho for sure. Spanish speaking snowboarder friends are essential tho.


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If you feel you can swing it go to South America. Not only do they have great riding in Argentina and Chile, but the wines from down there are pretty damn good too. Plus they are cheap. Personally, I'd go to Argentina. Great meats, wine, and plenty of snow.

For America, Hood is a good bet. You could also gamble, and see if anyone starts of the next snow season with a bang. Colorado, PNW, Tahoe, and Utah, can have great early seasons. Of course you probably would have to wait until the first or second week of November.
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You could also fly out West and do some of the Pacific Crest/John Muir trails. That'll get your hiking in...
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