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03-20-2014 09:45 PM
dukeno1 Well finally leaving for my trip Saturday! Very jacked to get out there...wish the weather was gonna be a little better snow wise and looks like warmer temps. Oh well, still gonna blow away the ice coast crap I am used to.

I think I'm gonna do a half day at Snowbasin Saturday 'cause I get in earlier than my partner. Hopefully get my legs under me a bit as I haven't been on my board for almost a month. Sunday we are gonna do a full day there. Not sure where we will ride after that. Thanks for all the tips and I will update how the trip went when I get back.

ps Broke out my old Volkl Carver Motions for my friend to take with him as a
second pair of skis. I haven't even taken them out of the bag since I took up boarding. Don't miss it

Tim
03-08-2014 09:39 PM
Bamfboardman
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Originally Posted by MarshallV82 View Post
Just finished my Utah trip.

Canyons sucks. Might be alright if you know where to go, but it seemed like a small Vail. I hated it. Even though my pass made it free I would rather pay to go to the following the places.
I do gotta say though, the orange bubble chairlift with the heated seats was the tits! only thing I liked about the resort.

Brighton and Solitude were awesome as usual.

Snowbird was eh.
Canyons always sucks ass except the chair lifts which should be an industry standard. Brighton and Soli are always nice. Snowbird last saturday was off the walls.
03-08-2014 11:02 AM
MarshallV82 Just finished my Utah trip.

Canyons sucks. Might be alright if you know where to go, but it seemed like a small Vail. I hated it. Even though my pass made it free I would rather pay to go to the following the places.
I do gotta say though, the orange bubble chairlift with the heated seats was the tits! only thing I liked about the resort.

Brighton and Solitude were awesome as usual.

Snowbird was eh.
03-06-2014 10:24 AM
dukeno1
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Originally Posted by ksup3erb View Post
Is it your first time riding at altitude? Start drinking a lot of water and pop an advil once a day before you go. It takes some adjustment, like a day and a half, once you're there. So take it easy.

Tough loss to Wake, also. So embarrassing.
Yeah thanks for the tips. I did a ski trip to Breckenridge many years ago and
remember getting a little winded at the top, especially when having to traverse flat areas, but other than that seemed to do okay.

Yeah they are not playing very well this year. I don't think K has had one of his better years coaching. Should have never lost to Wake or worse yet, Notre Dame. I can see them making an early exit in the NCAA's if they don't right the ship and start finishing games.
03-06-2014 07:58 AM
ksup3erb
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Originally Posted by dukeno1 View Post
Ok thanks for the advice. I am hoping the weather cooperates a little in the next couple weeks. But it's gotta beat the icy mole hills of NC, lol.
Is it your first time riding at altitude? Start drinking a lot of water and pop an advil once a day before you go. It takes some adjustment, like a day and a half, once you're there. So take it easy.

Tough loss to Wake, also. So embarrassing.
03-06-2014 05:07 AM
dukeno1 Ok thanks for the advice. I am hoping the weather cooperates a little in the next couple weeks. But it's gotta beat the icy mole hills of NC, lol.
03-05-2014 07:22 PM
ksup3erb
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Originally Posted by dukeno1 View Post
Ok folks, trip is getting closer. I am trying to figure out my baggage situation for the flight and thought I would see if anyone here knows the answer to a question I have. I am flying Delta and their website says that you can have a snowboard bag and a boot bag which can count as one checked bag. If the weight is under 50 lbs it is 25$. My question is what is considered a boot bag? I have a Nike duffle/sports bag with the two end compartments that I keep my boots in and the rest of my gear goes in the middle compartment. I weighed it and it is 18lbs so I know I will be fine weight wise with my snowboard. I am just curious how large the bag with the boots in it can be...
My duffle is not huge but it is definitely not just a "boot bag". Anyone have any insight on this? I figure a lot of you folks travel to board more frequently than I do. Been about 11 years since my last trip to Whistler. I plan on trying to call the airline and check but sometimes getting through and getting good info is a pain.

Thanks

I just fly Delta to SLC last weekend. I have a Dakine 165cm roller bag that I put all of my gear in. I just rolled up to the check in counter and gave them the bag. No one ever bat an eye. No one whipped out measuring tape or asked about the contents. FWIW, I do have status on Delta, but I don't think this would have made any difference other than I'm not charged for checked luggage.

Just walk up there all confident like and say you have two bags to check. One will be a board bag, the other is other crap. Pay the necessary fees and don't sweat it.

BTW it was pretty warm last week. Hopefully they get some more big dumps, but the base was suffering especially lower mountain (I was at Canyons)
03-05-2014 07:18 PM
dukeno1 Ok folks, trip is getting closer. I am trying to figure out my baggage situation for the flight and thought I would see if anyone here knows the answer to a question I have. I am flying Delta and their website says that you can have a snowboard bag and a boot bag which can count as one checked bag. If the weight is under 50 lbs it is 25$. My question is what is considered a boot bag? I have a Nike duffle/sports bag with the two end compartments that I keep my boots in and the rest of my gear goes in the middle compartment. I weighed it and it is 18lbs so I know I will be fine weight wise with my snowboard. I am just curious how large the bag with the boots in it can be...
My duffle is not huge but it is definitely not just a "boot bag". Anyone have any insight on this? I figure a lot of you folks travel to board more frequently than I do. Been about 11 years since my last trip to Whistler. I plan on trying to call the airline and check but sometimes getting through and getting good info is a pain.

Thanks
02-25-2014 08:42 PM
Bamfboardman
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Friends and are I thinking of visiting Utah around the last weekend of March 29. How do the conditions hold up by then? We're coming from the east where our end of season usually is late March.
We're still getting snow. I wouldn't worry about it. Last year around that time we were getting dumped on still.
02-25-2014 07:49 PM
Snowrax Friends and are I thinking of visiting Utah around the last weekend of March 29. How do the conditions hold up by then? We're coming from the east where our end of season usually is late March.
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