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Old 10-07-2013, 02:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I've also been piecing together my gear needs over the summer and it is ridiculously cheaper than buying in season.
Yup +100 for this. That's what I've been doing all summer. Have been browsing seshday and theclymb for crazy deals as well. If anyone needs a friend referral, both websites offer discounts. PM me for an email
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #22 (permalink)
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pee and poop before you get on the chair in the am. take sips of h20 on the chair...ur blowing through water...thus very little pee. Carb load the night before, just hydrate in the am...thus not burning energy digesting a heavy breakfast and able to fuck the gnar in the am. Have a lightish burrito lunch in plastic wrap in your pocket, eat on the chair up...or better yet just nibble on dried fruit and nuts and h2o all day and after last chair...beer and burgers. and if u get tired...take little power naps on the chair
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:05 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:55 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Get one of these battery chargers:

AnkerŪ Astro 3E 10000mAh Portable Charger

Makes it actually possible to use GPS enabled snow apps, use your phone as a camera, use your phone to find friends, and listen to music all day long. I have the charging cable running inside my outer coat into a pocket in my hoodie where the battery is. I barely notice it's there.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:35 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Get a job at a hospital and work nights. Three 12's a week = 7 days of riding!

Best trick to get to the mt on time....... Avoid ice.

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Get one of these battery chargers:

AnkerŪ Astro 3E 10000mAh Portable Charger
Will definitely be getting some sort of portable battery chargers for my iPhone. Will probably use my phone for GPS tracking + music (probably going to get some sort of audio-helmet).

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Get a job at a hospital and work nights. Three 12's a week = 7 days of riding!
Thats actually pretty brilliant haha. Those would be some lonnnnnggggg days/nights!
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Finally ordered my Camelbak (Got a Zoid on eBay for real cheap, going to give it a good scrub down). So that will be pretty nice on the hill.

What else am I not thinking of out there?
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I usually do day-pow-trips, not much interested in groomers.
Buy your gear in summer, and wax your board(s) the night before. Check binding screws and straps.
Leave early, with all your gear in order, so you can be in line for first chair.
Little water and some power bars. and other personal "amenities" ;-)
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:59 PM   #29 (permalink)
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travel/ride light...i put my cardoor key on it's own ring so as to not have all those keys..couple bucks floating in a pocket no wallet. ipod. coffee in the morn, occasional afternoon beerbreak. for me any food makes me feel sluggish..no water, snacks, any of that. medicine., thats it.

car camping can be great,i love waking up in the parking lot. if you are going somewhere several days just get a room for the last night, or not at all.

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try not not to buy anything on the mountain except a lift ticket (back in the day before scanners you didn't even need one of those, lol)
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Have been thinking about this upcoming season and how to maximize time on the mountain/amount of fun we will have.

I'm just curious to know what are some of your personal tips and tricks when it comes to traveling to the mountain.

It could be things relating to saving money (i.e. sleeping in your car ) or maximizing time on the mountain (i.e. wearing a camelbak for constant hydration)

I'm just curious to know each and ever possible trick out there for your weekend travels.
Sorry, I haven't read through the three pages of responses yet, but here's mine...GET A SKI CLUB MEMBERSHIP! Swallow some pride, skulk in and sign up. We join the CT Ski Council for $35 a year...it pays for itself THE FIRST TRIP TO THE MOUNTAIN. I'm not kidding. EVERY lift ticket is at least half off, some are even more than half off. I haven't paid for a full-price lift ticket in thirteen years.

The caveat, our ski council pre-arranges a calendar with the mountains in VT, NH and Maine. Every major mountain has a deal every weekend, even on blackout weekends.

Best kept secret in New England...they don't even care if you live in CT. Lots of my Masshole friends have signed up, too.
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