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03-05-2012 10:29 AM
JamesX
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I'll post again once we get a date. Looks like weather will be spring-like so I'm hoping for some slush laps since a chance of snow is slim-to-none.
Good news is it might snow on Tuesday >.>b
03-05-2012 07:37 AM
Leo Thanks everyone for your input. I will ride at Bear if we go... my in-laws are now having second thoughts, but my bro-in-law keeps saying that we will sneak away from the ladies and kids. He has more reason to go now that I'm passing one of my boards on to him. I freshly waxed and cleaned it and tagged a photo of it on Facebook

I'll post again once we get a date. Looks like weather will be spring-like so I'm hoping for some slush laps since a chance of snow is slim-to-none.

Decided to bring my Proto as well. It'll be more versatile for me because I know I'm going to want to explore the mountain outside of the park. Don't want to be stuck on a steep run with the Evo!
03-02-2012 03:21 AM
jywu86
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Mind you guys though, I won't be using 95% of those features unless I'm feeling particularly brave that day haha. I'm a total noob in the park and have only been hitting beginner features. My bro goes to Bear so he's cool with that. I'd start at Bear definitely and end the day at Summit. Mellow runs will be good for Jello legs.

I'm really just interested in glades, smaller kickers (small by MI standards, not yours), and just interesting lines. I'll probably jib a few features if they are sprinkled along the runs. I'm super excited now. Bear sounds fun. My other Cali friends are telling me Bear is the way to go as well.

I heard something about Mt. High and Baldy too. Saw pictures of Baldy and that place looks gnarly with snow.
Summit is a lot smaller than bear also. I rode summit all my 1st season with a season pass and the past two years I've been riding bear. Went back to summit once this season and couldn't believe how small it is compared to bear. There are mellow park features at Bear, stick to what they call "Progression Park" and you'll be set. Have fun Leo, check out the steep stuff in the morning as they get cut up and iced over pretty badly during the afternoon.
03-02-2012 02:21 AM
Zombaco If you want to get an idea of what some runs at bear and snow summit are like, Ttam has an ongoing video thread- http://www.snowboardingforum.com/pho...ms-videos.html
03-01-2012 03:04 PM
handscreate Leo, Summit has some mellow park runs too that are wide enough to avoid features you want to skip. I'm a newb in the park too & stick to the same kind of stuff you're looking for in a park run - maybe even smaller...

I think Baldy is closed for the season, but someone please correct me if I'm wrong. I've never ridden there, but my buddy claims it's the place to go after a huge dump.

I prefer Summit/Bear over Mt. High. I've had too many interactions with assholes there, and didn't find the runs to be nearly as long or fun as Summit
03-01-2012 10:24 AM
hawaiinboarder Baldy has no snow this year and bear and summit are better than mt high. You'll like bear. They only have a couple of big jumps. Everything else is small.
03-01-2012 07:07 AM
Leo Mind you guys though, I won't be using 95% of those features unless I'm feeling particularly brave that day haha. I'm a total noob in the park and have only been hitting beginner features. My bro goes to Bear so he's cool with that. I'd start at Bear definitely and end the day at Summit. Mellow runs will be good for Jello legs.

I'm really just interested in glades, smaller kickers (small by MI standards, not yours), and just interesting lines. I'll probably jib a few features if they are sprinkled along the runs. I'm super excited now. Bear sounds fun. My other Cali friends are telling me Bear is the way to go as well.

I heard something about Mt. High and Baldy too. Saw pictures of Baldy and that place looks gnarly with snow.
02-29-2012 11:02 PM
handscreate I might be able to make a weekday, depending on my schedule. You guys can get a 2for1 from Del Taco on the way up & make the trip even cheaper. Keep us posted what day(s) you'll be going
02-29-2012 07:46 PM
Zombaco I've only been to bear, and that's where I had my beginner lesson. I had a very good instructor, but I can't remember his name. They do package the lift ticket, lesson, and rental into one package which is nice (same company as Snow Summit- so they probably do the same). But as others have said, bear has only a handful of beginner type runs and has features on almost every run. With Snow Summit being more open and with less park features from what I hear.

I might be able to make a weekday up there. My work schedule fluctuates all over the place and I've had some weekdays free lately. Still haven't been to that neck of the woods this season yet either.
02-29-2012 07:22 PM
L3mnhead I wouldn't recommend Bear for a beginner. There are so many features to hit everywhere and everyone there hits them fast. The beginner run is almost too flat to gain any momentum, just making it easier to catch an edge. Snow Summit is definitely more beginner friendly. You can both take Chair 2 if he wants to hit up Summit Run and you can go down Westridge (Park), Miracle Mile, or Log Chute and meet at the bottom.
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