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02-13-2014 02:06 PM
snowblower565 I have only one jacket, a Volcom Tactic, and its pretty much all I need. If I'm working up a sweat building a kicker, there are venting options that let me cool down, but if I'm cruising around and its 10 degrees out, a base layer, a fleece, and my jacket keep me warm.

If you ride a variety of things just get one jacket with a few features like venting, adjustable hood, pow skirt, ect.
02-11-2014 09:54 PM
tokyo_dom Whiskey militia is the reason i have 3 jackets and pairs of pants - even though i am only a weekend rider.

Its good though, means i dont need to stress about drying off my gear between days, and i can let them air out if i got particularly hot/sweaty on one run. Plus its nice to switch up looks every so often.
02-11-2014 08:24 PM
LuckyRVA Used to have a bunch of different jackets and pants. But, I recently sold most of it off and only have 1 set of outerwear. That's all you really need.
02-11-2014 05:59 PM
KIRKRIDER Depends on your budget? I have a gore-tex shell as outer layer... then down puff jacket inside if it's really windy... I don't really like to ride in really wet days, , you get wet and visibility sucks, so I don't see the point in buying a waterproof shell, gloves and pants...
02-10-2014 10:59 PM
Triple8Sol Having only 1 jacket is for poor people. Don't be a poor person. Get as many outfits as your cc limit allows. Because for each jacket you also need a pair of pants.
02-09-2014 10:49 PM
speedjason I have different pants for different weather. one shell for warmer 30 ish days and one insulated for colder 10 ish days. I only have one insulated jacket which gets kinda hot on warmer days. I might grab something super bright just for shits and giggles.
02-09-2014 07:50 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by Crankthat View Post
Where you ride the mountains give you a good enough workout to help keep you warm?
Are all the lifts enclosed?
And curious on how long it takes you to get to the bottom on a normal slope for a expert?
I have never been to the Alps, but have talked to a few that have.
You would probably be bored with the east coast American resorts real quick.
New to the forum and trying to figure out how to get to your picture gallery.
The views must be extraordinary.
Honestly never cold while riding, although otherwise a normal "always cold hands" wmn. Mostly Hasliberg, and in spring Zermatt. First is a mid sized resort with 4500ft vert, second a big one with 7500ft vert. You'll get a good overview on resorts in the Alps here bergfex: Skigebiete Schweiz - Skiurlaub Schweiz - Skifahren

Lifts are mixed. Cable cars and some charlifts are covered (I assume that's meant with enclosed) but there are also uncovered chairlifts, T-bars, and tow ropes.

Duration "for an expert" is hard to guess, highly depends on how big/mixed the group is, how often you stop, and how crowded the runs are . I'm no expert, still slower than the buddies; but they tend to make more rests than I need, thus I guess the duration with and without me is about equal. Have only exact numbers of two occasions, where a 2800ft vert SC run took 11min, and a 3900ft vert groomer run on a rather empty day that took 10min.
Rough average guess for my favourite groomer run (2800ft vert) is 10min with some stops to gather n gasp. Can be done in 5 if in a hurry (close to closing time).

I've no pic gallery but posted some from both resorts over here http://www.snowboardingforum.com/wes...-pow-alps.html
02-09-2014 06:18 PM
wrathfuldeity 2 shells...one light for warm and spring...h2o repellent and 1 heavy shell also h2o repellent for colder....then layer to temp or condtions....also my 2 pants and several mitts are that way. No insulation included it doesn't get that cold here.
02-09-2014 06:11 PM
ridinbend One good down, one good shell, and one good minimally insulated gore tex snowboard jacket
02-09-2014 06:06 PM
Crankthat One jacket and onion principle (layering) works best for me (thin jacket, shirt and thin base layer is sufficient while riding. I'll add a fleece if below -15°C, skip the shirt in spring).
I'm never cold while riding, only during lunch break or aprés. Therefore the fleece is always in the backpack.

Where you ride the mountains give you a good enough workout to help keep you warm?
Are all the lifts enclosed?
And curious on how long it takes you to get to the bottom on a normal slope for a expert?
I have never been to the Alps, but have talked to a few that have.
You would probably be bored with the east coast American resorts real quick.
New to the forum and trying to figure out how to get to your picture gallery.
The views must be extraordinary.
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