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Old 01-27-2014, 12:17 PM   #2081 (permalink)
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Lets hope for the forecast! I was expecting to see snow this AM.

As far BA's rant on Key vs the 'Fridge.....I'd rather ride Key over Breck any day. I'll deal with 'icy' conditions on River Run over wind blown, cold a$$ trails and all the freaking tourists and bros over in 'da hood any day.

There are a lot of zig-zagging noobs at Key that make it a nightmare to ride but more often than not its weekends only.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:20 PM   #2082 (permalink)
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Monarch trip Sunday shaping up nicely.....
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:23 PM   #2083 (permalink)
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Lets hope for the forecast! I was expecting to see snow this AM.

As far BA's rant on Key vs the 'Fridge.....I'd rather ride Key over Breck any day. I'll deal with 'icy' conditions on River Run over wind blown, cold a$$ trails and all the freaking tourists and bros over in 'da hood any day.

There are a lot of zig-zagging noobs at Key that make it a nightmare to ride but more often than not its weekends only.
Things must have changed since I last went to Keystone about 4 years ago. Never seen so many "snow bros" in my life.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:32 PM   #2084 (permalink)
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Shit I think every resort out here with any rail has more hoodie dress wearing bros than anywhere else on the planet.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:35 PM   #2085 (permalink)
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Guess they are everywhere....but the 'fridge seems to be the haven for bros trying to prove something (and I'm not talking about on the hill).


edit: To keep it 'more on topic' re: Key...I don't really fear riding river run during any part of the day at Key. 'Marm is a different story....shits like dodging bullets matrix style on most days.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:43 PM   #2086 (permalink)
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Breck>Keystone. Why? Craig Simson head of ski patrol at Keystone "Snowboarders have no place on my mountain." That is a direct quote out of his mouth from the 1 interaction I was forced into having with him almost 5 years ago. Anyone care to refute that statement? Anyone at all? That isn't a yellow coat, that isn't a lead supervisor, that is the top of the food chain for NSP Red Coats mentality.

I love the argument from the people that don't actually live up here about snow bros. There are more snow bros at Keystone hands down. Breck has more real athletes taking it seriously. Then again weekenders for some reason think they know the ins and outs of the community up here. Just like the people that move here and after 2 months are "locals".
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:39 PM   #2087 (permalink)
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Saw a t-shirt the olly day.....said, "Don't hassle me.....I'm a local!"
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:27 PM   #2088 (permalink)
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Been living up here for a while homes, way to prove the "Breck is Bros" point. Do you walk when you talk out of your ass or just bend over? Never claimed to be "a local" (I'm a little old for pissing matches and dick measuring...pretty confident with myself). Point is, you hang out in Breck and everyone is a bro tough guy (your posts support that). You hang in Key and that rarely is the case. Do most of the out of towners head to Breck...yup. Is that most likely the reason. Yup. Sucks to be a breck "local."


And regardless of what anyone said 5 years ago, there are a ton of people boarding at keystone. It doesnt get snow and there are a lot of noobs, but (personal preference) is to ride anywhere else BUT Breck. Lucky you!

By the way, Dodge is better than chevy, boarding is better than skiing, winter is better than summer...etc etc etc.
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I said, you said, he said, we said, who said, and boarding is better than skiing! Hope on that we all agree
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Way to think that was directed at you. Inferiority complex? That's a broad sweeping generalization about all the new people moving here as well as the front range weekenders that seem to have some chip on their shoulder because they just spent 5 hours in traffic and it's "their mountain".

Far from a "bro" more of someone that actually understands mountain town life. But if we want to throw generalizations out there I can go into it.

The biggest thing I'm sick of is this belief that Summit County more specifically Breck and Keystone are 'bro' central. Are there 'bros'? Definitely, I saw a shit load of them yesterday at Keystone. I think they drove up from the front range as well as Colorado Springs. They were traveling in packs riding Never Summers, wearing Grenade outerwear, and talking about how 3 360's is a 920. How that math adds up I don't even know. They were the ones standing on the knuckles of jumps, hiding in the blindspots, and generally checked out from the reality around them as they seem to be on some sort of micro 2 day vacation from their world.

People want to bag on the park kids, you know 99.5% of the time they're not the issue. They're just doing their park laps, listening to their music, filming, training, working on sponsorships, etc. etc. They might live here for a year or two, hell maybe longer if they really like it. Truth is most move away and a new crop comes in and replaces them and most are never missed. They're also the ones that don't have a chip on their shoulder, aren't starting bar fights, don't give a fuck where you're from, and just want to do their thing. It's only when the above mentioned people venture into the park and become a liability that there's an issue. Which there should be as they're an inherent danger to them and those around.

In town the ones picking fights generally are juiced up meat heads on vacation or up from the city that for some reason get territorial the second they buy a girl a drink, or someone lightly brushes into them. They're the same people that pick fights when someone goes around them in the lift line because they aren't making forward progress. Once again it seems to be an entitlement issue coupled with alcohol and altitude rage.

They're the people that rent the condos in or around the base areas. That have a sense of entitlement because they spent money on their vacation that they can throw trash at the bus stops, stomp around till 4 in the morning coked out of their mind (on blow they bought from a bar tender up here that's pretty much straight baby laxative), back into peoples cars and drive away, and generally suck at life inconveniencing those that aren't on their agenda.

Then there's the other group of bros. The jaded snow carnie that moved here and feels that after 2 weeks they're local, that tourists suck and somehow hinder their life, and that they're gods gift to this green earth because they can stand by a little blue button and hit it when/if something goes wrong. Even worse the instructors that move here which are only topped by the big fish from the small little pond whose parents never introduced them into the real world. These people that are here 6 months seem to be the ones to also cause issues.

They aren't the ones dressing like the "bros" you're speaking of. The dedicated park riders that are here for their quest to whatever in snowboarding and skiing, no these are the ones that are here to hide from life. They're the worst kind because in 6 months they're gone, they don't even stay for mud season or the summer. They just suck from the well of the community and disappear. They're the ones that suck the most.

So yes there are 'bros' up here and I do know my fair share of them. But before you judge a certain aspect of the mountain community make sure you understand who the real bros are and who aren't. The ones that get the bad rap generally are the kids that would push your stuck car out of the ditch, they're the ones that saw that other guy pull a bottle back to hit you over the head in the bar and stopped him without you noticing, they're the ones that shoveled that walkway at the timeshare you're staying in. But because people that aren't engrossed in the local community see things differently they get the bad rap.
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