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01-24-2013 11:29 AM
Clayton Bigsby
Originally Posted by Inky View Post
I have never ridden in a resort with trees. I'm looking forward to trying that for the first time when I go to Japan next year.
Of all places to go ride trees, Japan has always looked like one of the sickest place to ride trees. Living and riding in the Northwest, all we ride is evergreens, but those resorts that have the aspens (U.S and Japan) look like some killer tree runs, no low hanging branches and good spacing between them. My only advise is, dont zig when you should have zagged.
01-24-2013 01:02 AM
gmore10 Obviously you never smacked into a evergreen its super awesome dude.
01-24-2013 12:57 AM
Originally Posted by mr_____awesome View Post
I'm the same, i dont like groomed stuff

But yeah glades are the freeriders mecca. More depth perception in low light, can hold the powder longer, added danger and technically elements.

They can be dangerous though, so I encourage all newbs to tread lightly when they start getting into the glades. Ride with a buddy, plan your routes (some glades end up on cliffs with almost no way down), and don't go in when it's all tracked out. Depending on the hill, a day or two after a big storm is prime glade time!
01-24-2013 12:02 AM
Originally Posted by mhaas View Post
Its totally understandable that you would like trees your first season. Youre gonna be slamming on the breaks every 8 feet, falling down and getting stuck. I didnt like trees until I was good enough to make smooth, fast lines in them. I agree with what most people said. But I will add that for me, some of the allure is due to the adventure of making your own route. (warning: cant tell you how many times Ive ended up in flat deep snow in new terrain) It definately has to be fresher snow or else its not worth it but the trees arent going to be tracked out as fast. Also, it has to be deep enough to have the bottomless feel. dust on the crust doesnt cut it for me. I like mine to to a little more spread out (aspens), just becuase I can go faster but tighter trees are fun too.

PS. MPD, you are crazy. those trees are crazy dense. jacket killers. props to you though.
I went through my first tree run on my 6th day snowboarding. I fell a lot. I always fall. But right now, while I am all buff from falling so much, I am doing everything I can. Trees, double blacks, even some park. I have been up on the mountain 9 times and I am just having fun.

OP remember its all about your experience. As a newb myself, just go with it. I love looking for new lines in trees and hitting some nice powder (because falling is soooo much softer) but I also like barreling down some blues while working on carving. Just go with what makes your day.
01-23-2013 11:55 PM
mr_____awesome Trees are awesome because you can get first tracks in awesome powder even a few days after a storm! And who doesnt like powder?
01-23-2013 11:53 PM
Originally Posted by AcroPhile View Post
Trees are the shit, especially, the further you go off the beaten trail. That, and hike-to terrain is where I spend 80% of my time when the girlfriend is not with me. You can find some decent powder many days after the last significant snow fall, great terrain, and not to mention some pretty sweet safety meeting locations. Groomed blues and relentless mogul runs, no thanks.
I'm the same, i dont like groomed stuff
07-02-2011 01:21 PM
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Plus you like digging around in tree wells.....
Hahaha! Yeah, there is that. That may have been the most dense tree run I have ever been on. But even with the well incident, it was damn fun!
07-02-2011 12:35 PM
uh oh a virus
Originally Posted by Bones View Post
Certainly on some hills, the "tree run" is a hundred yards of space on the side of a groomer that gets tracked out and packed down pretty early in the day. More like a mogul field with trees than a tree run. And that's a different animal than a tree run with pow stashes and lots of loose everywhere
Yea, I just had bad experiences with our runs... -_- But I can guarantee that a legit tree run would be beautiful.
07-02-2011 09:16 AM
Originally Posted by uh oh a virus View Post
People make pre-dug in trails that are impossible to get out of, and it is tight,
Certainly on some hills, the "tree run" is a hundred yards of space on the side of a groomer that gets tracked out and packed down pretty early in the day. More like a mogul field with trees than a tree run. And that's a different animal than a tree run with pow stashes and lots of loose everywhere
07-02-2011 08:45 AM
MunkySpunk Can't wait to get back in there myself. Shit happens, get up, dust yourself off, and get back on that horse.

Privacy, quiet, powder, scenery... Tree runs = serenity
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