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SnowOwl 10-04-2012 01:08 AM

Who is interested in a West Coast Meet?
 
I want to start this off first by saying that it is absolutely not my intention at all to step on the already planned East Coast event

BUT for those who can't make it to the east coast for whatever reason, it seems its come up as an interest to maybe have some type of West Coast meet? Like Mammoth, CA since a lot of other forum members seem to be going there sometime this year. Just wondering who would be interested, and what people's input would be on this. I'm not the best organizer, just wanted to stir up the pot and see if there were other people that were also interested in making this a possibility?

thugit 10-04-2012 01:33 AM

Jackson Hole

SnowOwl 10-04-2012 01:38 AM

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Originally Posted by thugit (Post 523030)
Jackson Hole

Definitely not the west coast lol but doesn't mean I don't wana hit it up there as well :p

Qball 10-04-2012 02:01 AM

I feel like if we were to do this its should be done at Hood in the summer. Everyone out west already has good terrain to ride so they don't really see a need to travel a whole lot. I know not everyone rides park but there is plenty to hike around here in the summer too.

jdang307 10-04-2012 02:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Qball (Post 523035)
Everyone out west already has good terrain to ride so they don't really see a need to travel a whole lot.

Bear Mountain. Mountain High.

:(

But Mammoth is 6 hrs, and short flights to Tahoe, Portland, Seattle, Utah and Denver, so I have to fly to the nice mountains but it's not too bad.

killclimbz 10-04-2012 08:35 AM

*If* you are going to do a meet in the West, it needs to be at a place with decent access. Salt Lake City area being the best all around imo. Flights are reasonable and it's less than an hour to most spots. About an hour to the Snowbasin/Powder Mountain area. Lodging options are a lot more reasonable too.

Other spots with good access. Colorado/Denver areas, Tahoe (Reno/Sacramento for airports), Seattle and Portland spots. You'd probably have to work a little harder on lodging and logistics in the PNW. Lift tickets are some of the most reasonable in the US though. Bozeman MT would be another place to consider. Not sure if Idaho has good airport access to their good spots or not.

SnowOwl 10-04-2012 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by killclimbz (Post 523072)
*If* you are going to do a meet in the West, it needs to be at a place with decent access. Salt Lake City area being the best all around imo. Flights are reasonable and it's less than an hour to most spots. About an hour to the Snowbasin/Powder Mountain area. Lodging options are a lot more reasonable too.

Other spots with good access. Colorado/Denver areas, Tahoe (Reno/Sacramento for airports), Seattle and Portland spots. You'd probably have to work a little harder on lodging and logistics in the PNW. Lift tickets are some of the most reasonable in the US though. Bozeman MT would be another place to consider. Not sure if Idaho has good airport access to their good spots or not.

Mammoth has its own airport and shuttle service as well so it is pretty accessible. It's also a mid point in CA since Tahoe is a little further north. BUT I have a friend who works on the Tahoe mountain so maybe that could be something to work out with him. Like I said, I don't organize well lol

killclimbz 10-04-2012 08:58 AM

Flying into Mammoth is not nearly as reasonably priced as the other areas mentioned, nor can it be as direct. You can say the same thing about Jackson, Aspen, Telluride, and many others. You can not say that there are direct flights from just about anywhere in the US to those airports though. Thus jacking up the price considerably to fly to those spots. Sorry, but Mammoth just doesn't work in that regard.

poutanen 10-04-2012 09:45 AM

And here we have the biggest problem in organizing a Western North America meet... Agreeing on a location!

I personally love the Canadian rockies, that's why I chose to live here! You've got the biggest vert in North America (revelstoke) and another resort that's in the top 5 if I remember correctly (Kicking Horse) and they're only an hour and change apart.

Anyway, I'd like to hit up Colorado or Utah one day. No real desire to go to the true west coast for me...

killclimbz 10-04-2012 10:19 AM

Yeah, I was thinking US residents more or less. Throwing international travelers out there is a whole 'nother can 'o worms. Totally welcome of course. There should be a Canadian meet of some sort. You guys hands down have the best ski areas in North America as a whole.

Why no interest in the West Coast states btw? There is some fantastic stuff there.


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