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Old 10-12-2012, 11:04 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Has anyone form the area tried out Liberty Snowflex yet?? It's down in like Lynchburg I think, but I've been meaning to try it out...
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I have been having the same exact thoughts. Sleev-les and I were discussing it in the Local thread. I'm fairly new to snowboarding. Last year was my first season. I live in MD close to DC, so I'm about a 1.5 hr drive from Liberty and my folks also have a TimeShare at Massenutten. What I did was sign up at meetup.com and joined 3 snowboarding groups with people in the DMV area. So for this season that should allow for plenty of carpooling and bus trips to the local mountains as well as Vermont. So I did the math in how many trips it would take for the season pass to pay itself off, how many days I would be able to go throughout out the season (work and weather permitting) and how many of those days would I be going to other diffrent resorts. I just decided to get the Advantage Card it gives me about 40% off lift tickets at Liberty, Whitetail, and Roundtop and every 6th visit is free. All for $84.00 which will pay itself off easy.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I have been having the same exact thoughts. Sleev-les and I were discussing it in the Local thread. I'm fairly new to snowboarding. Last year was my first season. I live in MD close to DC, so I'm about a 1.5 hr drive from Liberty and my folks also have a TimeShare at Massenutten. What I did was sign up at meetup.com and joined 3 snowboarding groups with people in the DMV area. So for this season that should allow for plenty of carpooling and bus trips to the local mountains as well as Vermont. So I did the math in how many trips it would take for the season pass to pay itself off, how many days I would be able to go throughout out the season (work and weather permitting) and how many of those days would I be going to other diffrent resorts. I just decided to get the Advantage Card it gives me about 40% off lift tickets at Liberty, Whitetail, and Roundtop and every 6th visit is free. All for $84.00 which will pay itself off easy.
I did one bus trip and it was the last time I'd ever do that. We took one to Snowshoe last year for a day trip. Not only is it a miserable ride, you get no boarding time. Next time I'll drive myself and stay for the weekend.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:52 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I don't think I could see myself doing any bus trips. I'm too impatient to do the speed limit! I've carpooled trips to the slopes with friends before and it seems like there is always that one person who doesn't want to wake up before 9am or the person who gets their boots wet on the slopes and wants to leave early. Certainly not saying that is how everyone is, but you come across them from time to time :b
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:15 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Hey all! I live in the Northwestern part of Virginia, close to Charlottesville and really can't decide whether to buy season passes for one of the local resorts(Massanutten, Wintergreen), take just a couple trips to Snoeshoe or Timberline WV, or save up and take like a week and go to Utah.

I'll put it this way: I am an AVID snowboarder. I have been salivating over the fact that it's only like two months away from the start of the local season. It just kills me to have to fill up the gas tank every other day during snowboarding season Any advice or suggestions?
If you're going to ride a lot I'd get a pass at Showshoe, which is far and away the best resort in the area. We're not in VA right now, but when we get back that's what I plan on doing…and we're in Gloucester, 4 and a half hours away. The Snowshoe pass is unlimited too! Which the way I understand it, means it's good for ALL weekends and holidays as well as during the week. To my knowledge, Wintergreen doesn't do that. It comes with other discount bennies too. It's $429 if purchased before 31 Oct…$279.00 for college students. Pretty good deal if you ask me!
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:02 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I know this is a bit old but, buy your season pass at most location when the season is OVER. You save big. I paid $429 for 7 springs and received a cash discount of 5%. They are like $750 now.

Snowshoe is by far the closest/best place for you to enjoy. Especially mid week. If you really like to ride, cupp runn and shays revenge are all you need. Speed lift up, speed down. Repeat 4 or 5 times, stop and have two beers, repeat. That's my story.

I drive there from Pittsburgh, and stay the night at silver creek or wherever I can find cheap on VRBO. Split with whomever wants to come with. Many of these places just have keys waiting for you at the hotel who manages the property for the owners. They have no idea you are putting 3 or 4 people into a 1 bedroom or studio. $99/nt - $120 is what you look for. Look for deals on the lift tickets too.

I also used to do alot of night riding to save money. I dont like the cold (or hot) but layer up and Im good. Less people, less mouth breathers usually at night especially mid week. Sure you are tired the next day but, usually thinking HEY I could do that again tomorrow!

Meet a new boyfriend , with an adventure mindset that also has a firm footing on his career and you should be set. Enjoy now because once you get older and life progresses, you might find you never return to it unless you take your kids. I know alot of gals that say they are going to go riding when we throw parties at my house that used to ride, but in their 30's now they have kids and just dont have the time or money anymore.

I personally picked riding up when I was 39. I'm 41 now and going into my 3rd solid year. 2nd year with a season pass and looking forward to the resort swap program they also have with our passes. 7spring, HV, Wisp , SnowShoe and a few more all have a swap program where oyu buy your pass and get a free any time pass for any other resort, then all passes therein at those resorts are 50% off! I went for the cheaper resort last year and hit many other resorts on road trips for the free tickets. All I paid for was the room.

IN short however, if I were you, I wouldnt bank on Utah or the west. You might have bad luck and find that there is nothing but old packed powder , rain, or worse, icey conditions like we see in the east. Best to not put all your eggs in one basket.

Ride at night on the weekends. Ride days during the weekdays if possible. Take a mini trip to snowshoe if possible, or find a ski club in your area for weekend trips.

Also, for trips out west, ski clubs are the way to go. For example we have a group going out to Park City in early march for a week. The lodging , tickets, and breakfasts, including airfare is like $1000. Yes that's alot but, when oyu consider airfare,hotel, and lodging, 7 days for 1k is CHEAP. Booking that on my own would easily cost double or triple!
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Anyone know of ways to get discount on Season Passes to Liberty/Whitetail ? (Other than what's posted on the website)
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Anyone know of ways to get discount on Season Passes to Liberty/Whitetail ? (Other than what's posted on the website)
Yep work there lol thats about the only option.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:16 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Anyone around here go to Wintergreen or Massanutten as their local hill?
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:09 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Yep work there lol thats about the only option.
Lol I figured that.. Not gonna happen..lol
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