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02-22-2014 05:19 PM
Elvin I was just thinking about going alone as well. Looks like it's getting warmer and no one else is free on weekdays, going in solo!
02-21-2014 01:07 PM
blackbeard I second that. When I'm on the lift there is so much scenery I can admire. Stimulating conversations with people on the lift is what keeps me going. I'm the annoying guy that will start asking questions as soon as we sit down.
02-21-2014 01:07 PM
stan_darsh pretty much always go up by myself. sometimes riding with other people is cool, but most of the times it's kind of awkward unless it's park/feature session
02-21-2014 12:14 PM
Big Foot I think I have to amend my previous post. I normally ride alone on the weekends, and generally strike up a conversation with cool people on just about every lift. Well I took off yesterday, and the resort was deserted. I was alone on every lift, and it was boring as fuck. I ended up going home earlier than I wanted to just because I was so bored of riding the lift up by myself and not talking to anyone all day.

So, I have to say I like riding alone when I still have people to talk to on the lift. Riding alone with no one to talk to on the lift = fucking terrible. I guess I'm just a social creature.
02-19-2014 07:40 PM
Originally Posted by BlackSnow View Post
Should've come up on Monday! It was perfect. But yeah, all the days I've done this season have been solo missions. Friends are great and all, but all I need is some tasty snow a cool buzz and I'm fine.
There's no birthday party for me here!
02-19-2014 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by surfinsnow View Post
Even when I go with friends I still find ways to snowboard alone. I prefer it. I especially hate having to wait for friends (sadly, everyone in my circle of snow-friends are SKIERS, and they take their time, and stop two or three times on the way down the mountain...aaarrghhh!). I absolutely love hitting the mountain alone. I don't have to turn down the music as much, I can set my own pace, I'm never waiting for anyone but me. After all, it's all about ME, dammit!
I don't like riding alone anymore since my kids are out with me now most of the time, but I have the opposite problem. For the most part my skier friends are all Bodie Miller wannabes and just bomb, bomb, bomb. They hate being passed by snowboarders, so it can make for some interesting runs, but it gets old quick. With the Jay meet looming, I'm looking forward to riding with the "brahs".
02-19-2014 02:55 PM
AgingPunk I'm about half and half. Out West trips almost always have a group or my wife, while day trips I'll head out by myself. Enjoy the solitude of solo riding and controlling my day but benefit from being pushed by the group who are usually a level or more above me, but always in better shape and younger!
02-19-2014 02:52 PM
Big Foot
Originally Posted by kalev View Post


And although I would tend to agree that you progress more in a group of friends, this is only true if they are at the same level (or better). If you always go out with beginners, you spend a lot of time on green hills waiting (and your skills start regressing after a while)
I agree with this. Of my group of friends I ride with I am better than everyone. I feel like it actually hurts my riding when I'm with them because I have to stop every 1/4 of the way down a run to wait for them to catch up.

I feel like I actually progress more solo because I can go as fast as I want and take whatever line I want without worrying about if people can keep up.
02-19-2014 02:48 PM
Big Foot I usually always go to the mountain with friends, but inevitably end up riding alone. I get frustrated as shit when the people I'm with go really slow, or keep stopping for no reason. When I go to the mountain I go to ride. Anything that you need to go in the lodge for can be down on a run or on the lift (i.e. taking a piss in the trees, drinking a beer on the lift, eating a sandwhich on the lift, etc).

When I go alone I generally get double the vertical feet of when I'm with others with what seems like much less effort. For instance I went Saturday and got 17K vert in 2 hours. When I go with my friends we generally get 17K or less in 5 hours.
02-19-2014 02:31 PM
kalev I ride solo pretty much all of the time. I love the quiet and the freedom on the hill. Not to mention the leg burn at the bottom because you didn't have to stop once

Also love the random lift convos. Mid-week is best because you tend to get a lot of older people who are also solo and love to chat. Or listen in on husband and wife bitching at each other, or the resort employees gossiping about who slept with who after the bar the night before

And although I would tend to agree that you progress more in a group of friends, this is only true if they are at the same level (or better). If you always go out with beginners, you spend a lot of time on green hills waiting (and your skills start regressing after a while)
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