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Old 11-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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^^^ what he said
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I really like riding by myself sometimes, especially days midweek when the resort isnt busy. I put my headphones in and sing on the chair lifts. When I am by myself and it is busier I talk to people on the lifts up.

I have never been on a longer trip by myself but I would go to the bar and have a drink or two and socialize with whoever was around. If you ride all day you will be ready for bed early.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Riding alone is a good opportunity to focus and progress. Make a mental list of tricks you want to own and things pertaining to your riding-style that you want to improve upon, then spend all day making it happen!
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I like riding alone sometimes. You always end up meeting new people on the lifts to ride with, and sometimes they might end up showing you a new feature or run that you've been missing. 2 of my best days last year were solo missions.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I Enjoy riding alone, gives me a chance to work on boring things to improve my riding. Jam out to an awesome playlist, meet strangers on the chairlift..

I typically find people on the chairlift to ride with me for a few runs, most people are cool and are just out to enjoy life. Last year I rode with a couple from portland for a few runs that I was bullshitting with in the Bar. They invited my girlfriend and I on a trip to whistler later this year.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:49 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, I tend to end up talking to random people on lifts whether my friends are on the lift with me or not. Sounds like a good playlist is essential. I'll probably spend the mornings shredding hard, then use the afternoons to cruise and get some good gopro videos...then just get blind drunk in the evening!
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:21 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I've taken a lot of solo trips to VT snowboarding and had a blast! Riding with friends is fun but when it's just you you won't have to worry about what run every one wants to do or takin breaks. You have your own schedule once you get your iPod on you'll get into a zone where your just cruising! I have on occasion met some people riding the lift and did a few runs with.. Personally you should do it and if you find that your not feeling it then just do day trips !
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:54 AM   #18 (permalink)
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There is one consideration though - take it seriously that you are by yourself with no support to get home -

Always be a little bit cautious to know that you have to be the one to get yourself home...is that double black worth it (hell yeah, but with caution)
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:02 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Kudos to what everyone else said. I tend to ride solo. I've made some good friends riding solo, friends I still keep in-touch with. I've also spent an evening or 2 with a few different ladies as a result of riding solo. Have fun, check the tunes, and rock it out! Don't get blind drunk, it makes the next day a little less enjoyable, though a powder day cures most hangovers.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:12 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Good time is personal...;0 But yes, music for sure. I love going solo most of the times. No waiting. total freedom.


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Hi guys

Just a quick question. I'm planning to go away for a couple of days at the start of the season by myself. This will be the first time I have ever been on a snowboarding trip by myself, and part of the fun for me is having friends to race, mess around, and drink with.

How do you have a good time snowboarding alone? Do you just cruise, listen to iPod? I don't want to get bored.
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