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Old 02-01-2013, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for some Info on Snow Bowl, AZ!

I'll be working outside of Tempe, AZ for a couple weeks. I'm sure I'll have down time waiting on other contractors. I'm wanting to get out of the hotel for the slow days. I hope to get a few paid 8 hour days + perdiem for snowboarding! Just looking for someone to ride with or some more information about the place!

I'll be there the second week of February, I like trees, speed, and hitting natural features. I'm no stud in the park, I'll take a couple laps and bust my ass on a rail and hit some nice kickers, that's about it.

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll be working outside of Tempe, AZ for a couple weeks. I'm sure I'll have down time waiting on other contractors. I'm wanting to get out of the hotel for the slow days. I hope to get a few paid 8 hour days + perdiem for snowboarding! Just looking for someone to ride with or some more information about the place!

I'll be there the second week of February, I like trees, speed, and hitting natural features. I'm no stud in the park, I'll take a couple laps and bust my ass on a rail and hit some nice kickers, that's about it.

Thanks!
I usually hit up Snowbowl 3-4 days a week, unfortunately, I just suffered an injury last week, so I won't be up until the end of February; but I'll offer up what I can. Unless it gets a good snow while you're there, there will be no reason to go into the trees. They get tracked out pretty quickly and won't be any good 2-3 days after a storm. If you do get snow, drop off of Spur Catwalk on either side of White Lightning. Once you get down to Midway Catwalk, stay right of Volcano; there is a natural gully down there called "lower gully". To the right of that gully is usually untouched trees as not many people go that far right. Another option is to drop down off of Yogi trail, there are some decent trees through there, you will pop out into "lower bowl".
As far as side hits and such, there are a few, just keep your eyes open for little hits on the sides of the runs, it can vary. For speed, just bomb down Ridge side, which is skiers left at the top of the Aggasiz lift. BTW, Aggasiz lift is probably the only one you'll want to hit.
The park is under the Sunset lift and is the best park Snowbowl has ever had (this is their first year blowing snow). They have a bunch of features, relatively speaking, and some small size hits. It may not be much, but it can be pretty fun.
If it stays as warm as it is, it's probably not worth getting there before 10 or 11am, it can be super icy in the morning, so let it soften up a bit.
Hope that helps, if you have any other questions, let me know.
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Any questions? I ride here all the time. It's a tiny fucking mountain, but they got 33 inches two weeks ago. So when it dumps it's not bad. The park isn't bad either actually.
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If you can handle the extra 1.5 hours of driving, go to Sunrise. Wayyyy better. Unless you wanna do park
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Thanks guys

I'll have to see how busy I am after I check out the job site. Why not hit up both. Thanks for the heads up!
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Ya sunrise isn't that much bigger acre speaking but it feels much bigger, more variety of runs and the most important thing: a high speed quad. Snowbowl has no high speed lifts so you'll spend way more time going up than riding down.
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Ya sunrise isn't that much bigger acre speaking but it feels much bigger, more variety of runs and the most important thing: a high speed quad. Snowbowl has no high speed lifts so you'll spend way more time going up than riding down.
Way more runs, or at least it feels alot bigger. There's literally two runs that are clearly marked at Snow Bowl off Agassiz. Sunrise has a handful, and actually feels more like a resort ski place. Their park is junky, but yeah..SUnrise > Snowbowl except for park riding.
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