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12-12-2012 01:40 AM
gjsnowboarder Usually its a good idea to call to let them know. But you should be fine. Since Eldora is where you are going to ride the most start there first. Lessons should be cheaper anyways. Plus it should give you a good chance to meet some locals to show you the area. Do make sure you get there by the times they suggest. Showing up late can mean wasting half to the whole day.
12-11-2012 10:27 PM
AU83 So I ended up just breaking down and getting the Epic pass. Last minute today I was able to get my bindings put on my board and I'd like to go tomorrow to take a lesson since I'm off work. I got online to try and get in a group lesson at breck or keystone but I don't know if its because its so late at night or if the class is full it won't let me click on tomorrows date at either location. Does anyone know if you can just show up early morning and try and get in a class? I know Eldora you don't pay online it just says first come first serve, but I would much rather take a lesson at a mountain I will be snowboarding at during the season.
11-06-2012 05:57 AM
killclimbz The season is a marathon not a spring. Snow in the forecast for the end of this week. Looks like early next is a good possibility too. Not huge storms, but for those of you that haven't been around long. This state gets it's snow in drips and drabs. Frequent storms that put down 2-8" at a time. Not a foot or two. Two seasons ago was not the usual and neither was last year. Drips and drabs piles up nicely and keeps conditions good for long stretches. So here is to the usual.
11-06-2012 04:03 AM
AU83
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
when you get here press it immediately we need "snow etc" badly
11-06-2012 03:51 AM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by AU83 View Post
HOWEVER I did notice today my car has a "snow etc" button
when you get here press it immediately we need "snow etc" badly
11-06-2012 03:46 AM
AU83
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Nobody NEEDS them. I simply suggest them for anyone concerned with winter driving. I spend alot of time and miles on mountain roads year round, so it just makes sense to me to have a winter set (the last 12 years in the midwest I didn't bother with them as there are no hills to slide off of, now that I know how good they work I would probably reverse that choice, but I got out ok...). As I have said before many times on my soap box, the difference between snowtires and not is remarkable when in bad conditions. I have also driven FWD and RWD vehicles in the snow with bald tires, its really all about not being retarded or getting hit by a retard. Denver and Boulder tend to get as much snow sometimes as the mountains due to some fancy weather phenomena.

Besides, having a set of winter tires is basically a one time investment, you always need rubber for your wheels! For even greater longevity you can add a full size spare of each and rotate them all! It seems like you are buying extra tires, but what, you just gonna buy summer tires even tho you live somwhere that has a winter? Don't worry truck owners accept this logic under no circumstances for the simple fact that they can pull me out of a ditch.

Well I don't think I'll be able to buy snow tires while I'm there because I have no idea where the hell I'd keep the set of tires that is on my car now. I possibly should have factored all this in before having the bright idea to move to CO.

HOWEVER I did notice today my car has a "snow etc" button so maybe that can just be good enough and when it's snowing really hard I'll just sit in my apartment and admire the snow from my living room.
11-06-2012 03:30 AM
snowklinger
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I need snow tires if I'm only going to Eldora?
Nobody NEEDS them. I simply suggest them for anyone concerned with winter driving. I spend alot of time and miles on mountain roads year round, so it just makes sense to me to have a winter set (the last 12 years in the midwest I didn't bother with them as there are no hills to slide off of, now that I know how good they work I would probably reverse that choice, but I got out ok...). As I have said before many times on my soap box, the difference between snowtires and not is remarkable when in bad conditions. I have also driven FWD and RWD vehicles in the snow with bald tires, its really all about not being retarded or getting hit by a retard. Denver and Boulder tend to get as much snow sometimes as the mountains due to some fancy weather phenomena.

Besides, having a set of winter tires is basically a one time investment, you always need rubber for your wheels! For even greater longevity you can add a full size spare of each and rotate them all! It seems like you are buying extra tires, but what, you just gonna buy summer tires even tho you live somwhere that has a winter? Don't worry truck owners accept this logic under no circumstances for the simple fact that they can pull me out of a ditch.
11-06-2012 03:21 AM
AU83
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Craigslist has boards and people reselling proformed shit. A lot of the second hand stores have some bottom of the barrel garbage. I would just say do whatever you feel like. It won't be that big of a deal if you buy new or used. Supporting a local snowboard shop is always a great idea, though.

Eldora is fine and will be fine for you. If you are going to drive up there you need snow tires, but that is the only reason you would need them. The front range area is flat.

I need snow tires if I'm only going to Eldora?
11-05-2012 09:45 PM
linvillegorge Yeah, they do. It's small, but Eldora has plenty to entertain a first year rider.
11-05-2012 09:43 PM
Skinny Bam
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Normally I'd say don't do Eldora, but since you've never ridden before you're honestly not going to progress to the point in one season where you're going to appreciate better, more varied terrain.

Definitely hit up CL for gear.

What size shoes do you wear? I may have a pair of boots for you.
I guess it just depends on what kinda riding you wanna get into and how quickly you learn...by my 7th or 8th day of riding I was hitting the real basic box's and jumps. Does Eldora even have a park?
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