To the people that say they'll go on any day if your a die hard boarder, you've never tried to teach somebody to snowboard. Taking a newbie on an icy day could get them hurt and turn them off the sport for good. I suppose that would make you happy though cause that's one less person that could show you up one day! I smell trolls.
I leave teaching to the pros. I'm done teaching newbies.
What about the people with a quiver of boards? (I'm not one of them, I'm a one stick rider and big proponent of it) Wouldn't they want to know the conditions so they could choose which board(s) to bring?
I bring multiple pieces of equipment with me to the resort and switch out gear based on conditions.
And not to beat a dead horse, but to the people that say that info at the end of the day is too late, you probably have never had to make a several hundred dollar lodging reservation decision based on a hunch before. Having info even a couple days old is better than no info at all. Not sure about anybody else here but I don't have an infinite supply of money. If the conditions are questionable, I'm going to stay in town and drive an hour to my closest mountain or maybe two hours to lake louise. If conditions are great I'll take a few days off and book a room in Fernie and live the life for a couple days. I don't get how info could ever be seen as a bad thing? Unless you're the catholic church and the proof of the theory of evolution is putting you out of business.
I make my travel plans weeks to months in advance, so I go regardless of the conditions. For example, I'm going to Big Sky this week even though they're having the same meager snow as we are at home. I planned the trip in September and I'm going no matter what. I'll take my quiver, even though I expect nothing but groomers. I've booked a trip to Park City in March and I don't have any idea what it'll be like then. I'm going no matter what though.
Last edited by Toecutter; 01-10-2012 at 12:03 AM.