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Old 04-14-2008, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default West Coast April 19 - 27 ?

Hey e'erbody... turns out I got a full week off in a couple weeks and I'm looking to see if there's any good riding left on this continent to end off my season.

Anyone out west wanna meet up for a few days and do some shredding? I'd like to get 3 days of riding in, like Monday-wednesday, but anything between those dates will work.

I began to plan a trip to whistler, but apparently Whistler mtn. CLOSES April 20th!... and only Blackcomb will be open, which I don't think is worth going all that ways for.

Let me know, asap if anyone's available
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dude, isn't Blackcomb Mountain something like 4,000 acres??? It's a huge mountain. Bigger than most resorts in the US and Canada by itself. I think there will be plenty of terrain there.
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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blackcomb is sick, and you have access to the glacier.
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very true, but at the end of the day, its gonna cost me ~$1200 just to get there, and have a place to stay cuz I'm going solo... thats not even factoring in things like food and booze

at that price, I'd want shiet to be A+

the only thing that makes it more atractive than Ht.Hood or the like right now is that its super super easy to book online or on the phone... the Hood website's not as organized
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Having been to Mt Hood Meadows, Timberline Lodge, and Blackcomb... Blackcomb blows all the resorts on Mt Hood outta the water. The terrain is much more varied at Blackbomb. And there's the glacier as someone mentioned. Amazing powder up there.

I'm not that great of a snowboarder myself.. I can do only blues confidently, and I found the runs at Mt. Hood Meadows pretty easy. I never ventured onto the blacks there, but the blues I found pretty easy compared to what I'm used to. Same with Timberline.

I think if you'd like a challenge in different terrain with lots of varying difficulty, Blackcomb would be more worthwhile to check out.
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priced it out today, and now I'm considering pulling the trigger;

Flight from Toronto: $525 - westjet nothing fancy
Hotel Room: $450 (four nights, 4-star, 1 bedroom hotel)
Transfer from Vancouver airport to Whistler: $130
Lift Tickets: $160 (3-days, package discount)
Food: ~$60/day - $300
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Total: $1565

can I have some input on this?... is this worth it?
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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priced it out today, and now I'm considering pulling the trigger;

Flight from Toronto: $525 - westjet nothing fancy
Hotel Room: $450 (four nights, 4-star, 1 bedroom hotel)
Transfer from Vancouver airport to Whistler: $130
Lift Tickets: $160 (3-days, package discount)
Food: ~$60/day - $300
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Total: $1565

can I have some input on this?... is this worth it?
you might also want to check out renting a condo. the folks who own these places may give you a killer deal for 4 nights this time of year, and you could probably save some money that way also by going to the grocery store and cooking your own food, etc. vrbo.com is a good place to start.
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you might also want to check out renting a condo. the folks who own these places may give you a killer deal for 4 nights this time of year, and you could probably save some money that way also by going to the grocery store and cooking your own food, etc. vrbo.com is a good place to start.
come to think of it, time might be too much of a factor now for that to be a possibility.
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yea... that last minute nature of the whole ordeal kinda kills me.

thing is i can't even pull the trigger et, cuz my buddy who might want in won't know until tomorrow. lol... so I might end up booking for next week; wednesday, thursday and friday while I'm at it.

If its too last minute to book it while in Whistler VIllage, I came up with an alternative option:

Flight: $525 (same)
Stay in a Hostle: $60/night = $240 (private room, easier to keep my shyt safe)
Rent a car: $250 for 4 days w/ unlimited mileage, economy, and I wont make it through 1 tank of gas
Lift Tix: $80/day = $240 (more expensive cuz its not a package deal anymore)
Food: $60/day = $300

Total: $1555

and oh yeah, saving some cash by buying my own groceries will DEFINATELY be on the list of things to do... i can buy breakfast and lunch for $25 worth in groceries, but I put that in there compensating for all food I'll buy at the airports and booze and whatnot...

so lets say for comparison reasons then, it'll cost ~$1250

Is that worth it for a really huge mountain in spring riding conditions?
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That last bit is for you to decide my friend. How bad do ya wanna go slide???
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