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Old 01-16-2013, 04:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm starting to think the reason the right coast has such a bad rep for lack of powder has more to do with grooming than actual snowfall. Vermont averages over 200 inches a year....it's not grand targhee, but technically it should have half the powder days. And it's not even close to that. Hell, the berkshires get 1/5 the snow of grand targhee. I highly doubt they have 1/5 the amount of powder days. lol Grooming is totally neccessary, but should be done right before a storm hits after closing and then again after a full day of riding dependent on usage/how beat up it is. Going out and grooming fresh untouched powder is insanity and I've seen it done around here.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm not talking ungroomed all the time. I just mean right after a storm/fresh snow comes in. Leave the fresh stuff alone and then groom at the end of the day. You're telling me that those resorts in VT groom every single green run; in the morning right before opening, after a big overnight dump? In other words, NEVER having any fresh powder? That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

I'm a beginner rider. Don't really want to go on double lack trails. I don't feel like leafing it the whole way down. Want to stay safe and have fun.

I have sooo much fun riding on greens in powder. I just take it easy. It's so much more fun than groomed stuff. It's like your carving in the clouds.
Yes. Even out west here they groom every green and almost every blue run after snow. Why wouldn't you? Those runs are for people learning still and powder in general isn't conducive to learning and lead to people getting stock on gentle flats. If you want to ride powder, learn to ride blacks, trees, or hike.
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Yes. Even out west here they groom every green and almost every blue run after snow. Why wouldn't you? Those runs are for people learning still and powder in general isn't conducive to learning and lead to people getting stock on gentle flats. If you want to ride powder, learn to ride blacks, trees, or hike.
Exactly, it's almost impossible to ride a green with powder on it. Even blues you pretty much have to straight line them unless they're steep wide blues.

The best part about powder is that you can ride steeper terrain than you normally do without ending up going too fast!
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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So you want pow, but ride greens? I think less complaining and more riding should help you move up to those ungroomed trails instead of something with less pitch than my driveway.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm not talking ungroomed all the time. I just mean right after a storm/fresh snow comes in. Leave the fresh stuff alone and then groom at the end of the day. You're telling me that those resorts in VT groom every single green run; in the morning right before opening, after a big overnight dump? In other words, NEVER having any fresh powder? That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

I'm a beginner rider. Don't really want to go on double lack trails. I don't feel like leafing it the whole way down. Want to stay safe and have fun.

I have sooo much fun riding on greens in powder. I just take it easy. It's so much more fun than groomed stuff. It's like your carving in the clouds.

Yes they will attempt to groom greens before the mountain opens, thats pretty much the definition of a green trail....groomed.

If its dumping all day when your there then you might get what your looking for.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Exactly, it's almost impossible to ride a green with powder on it. Even blues you pretty much have to straight line them unless they're steep wide blues.

The best part about powder is that you can ride steeper terrain than you normally do without ending up going too fast!
Maybe I should have taken a video of me riding a green trail with a mellow slope in 1/2 a foot of untouched powder. I had ZERO problem with speed(of course it was a little slower than groomed) or getting stuck and was carving big time on it. Maybe some of you need to work on your skills. LOL You don't need a steep pitch in less than a foot of fresh powder.

You don't need to be a kamikaze on the mountain to ride powder
Green trails should be left with powder. It makes falling less painful. It's easy to find groomed stuff around here anyway. Powder is rare.n Why destroy it. And people who like to stay safe and not get hurt and go a moderate speed enjoy riding powder.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
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There's no ocean out west. LOL
I'm pretty sure there is...
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:51 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure there is...
I was thinking wy/co/utah. if you're at the ocean in southern cali, it's a long ass drive to a mountain right?
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Maybe I should have taken a video of me riding a green trail with a mellow slope in 1/2 a foot of untouched powder. I had ZERO problem with speed or getting stuck and was carving big time on it. Maybe some of you need to work on your skills. LOL You don't need a steep pitch in less than a foot of fresh powder.

You don't need to be a kamikaze on the mountain to ride powder
Green trails should be left with powder. It makes falling less painful. It's easy to find groomed stuff around here anyway. Powder is rare.
WTF I can't believe you didn't take a video! That sounds fucking epic!

I really think you should open your own mountain. Obviously these other owners don't understand a thing about operating a resort. Grooming a green run? Idiots!
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Well since Whitewater only has like 2 green runs we have lots of ungroomed blues and 97% of blacks don't even know what a groomer looks like.


Is this because they don't ski/snowboard, or are you commenting on their hygiene habits?
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