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Old 01-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #41 (permalink)
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If you want to ride green powder runs then you had better learn to like riding off piste in the trees. Green runs are groomed for newbies, it too hard for learners to ride in pow, they don't have the skills yet.
They only get about 10-15 dumps a year here. No reason they couldn't leave it ungroomed for half the day 15 times a year. Pow treat The people who can't handle the powder could easily go 95% of the time when it's groomed(next day after the storm). Also you could groom half and leave half ungroomed. Lots of common sense solutions. This is just an east coast mentality I think. I think you guys think powder is just for extreme off piste stuff and that's simply not true. Powder is FUN

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #42 (permalink)
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So you are in a position to advise resorts how they should operate then?

I think this is why people are arguing with you. Lack of experience.
On ONE thing. Don't groom fresh powder on day 1 after a big dump. YES. Other than that, of course not. Or at least leave a few green/blue trails ungroomed
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:45 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I said that when the guy told me you can't ride a few inches of powder on a green trail and would get stuck. That's total crap.
Its not total crap. A lot of us have experience teaching noobs, you are still a noob yourself. They get stuck all the time. Powder, especially the heavy stuff leads to more edge catches than on groomed terrain. It hinders the learning process. Just because you can do it doesn't mean the mountain should cater to you, quit being a selfish little whiner.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:52 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Its not total crap. A lot of us have experience teaching noobs, you are still a noob yourself. They get stuck all the time. Powder, especially the heavy stuff leads to more edge catches than on groomed terrain. It hinders the learning process. Just because you can do it doesn't mean the mountain should cater to you, quit being a selfish little whiner.
hmmm...How's it catering to JUST ME? You could groom half the greens and half the blues. Cater to EVERYONE that way. And 95% fo the time there's no fresh snow anyway so you could groom it. Seems VERY fair to me. It's UNFAIR and dumb the way their doing it right now.

It is total crap. You think I'm the only one who like riding green/blue trails in shin deep powder?(around 2/3rd' of an average mountain are beginner/intermediate trails) Why do you think people fly out west for? And their not all expert thrill seekers. You've got the magic carpet for someone on their first day riding a snowboard. That's all they need. They'll be on their ass the whole time anyway. They don't need to go all the way up the mountain and do an entire green trail. They need to learn edge control before anything

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Asking to leave 1 OR 2 green trails and 1 or 2 blue's ungroomed is selfish? Give me a break. My main issue is they groom the ENTIRE mountain and leave zero fresh powder.
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hmmm...How's it catering to JUST ME? You could groom half the greens and half the blues. Cater to EVERYONE that way. And 95% fo the time there's no fresh snow anyway so you could groom it. Seems VERY fair to me. It's UNFAIR and dumb the way their doing it right now.

It is total crap. You think I'm the only one who like riding green/blue trails in shin deep powder?(around 2/3rd' of an average mountain are beginner/intermediate trails) Why do you think people fly out west for? And their not all expert thrill seekers. You've got the magic carpet for someone on their first day riding a snowboard. That's all they need. They'll be on their ass the whole time anyway. They don't need to go all the way up the mountain and do an entire green trail. They need to learn edge control before anything
Still speaking out of ignorance are we. Guess what, the majority of resort riders don't like to ride powder. Most like to cruise on groomers all day, or ride park, or sit in the lodge. They get 2-3 days a year and call it good. The forums don't represent the majority, we represent the minority. If you had more than 4 days on the mountain you would actually know this.
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Still speaking out of ignorance are we. Guess what, the majority of resort riders don't like to ride powder. Most like to cruise on groomers all day, or ride park, or sit in the lodge. They get 2-3 days a year and call it good. The forums don't represent the majority, we represent the minority. If you had more than 4 days on the mountain you would actually know this.
2 to 3 days a year? Screw that. LOL

Well I'm sure the mountain could leave a few trails ungroomed after a fresh snowfall and not put a bad taste in those's people's mouth and leave some powder for the powder hounds. Just put it up in the snow report. So why do people want to go out west to "powder" resorts like grand targhee if they just want to ride corduroy? Want to take a trip there for sure once I get better. Probably next year.
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Grooming packs snow and the base . Packed snow lasts longer which directly equates to staying open longer. Simple math, they don't care whether you like pow or not. They like money.
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Ohhh ha ha ha..... you know what I meant. I knew it looked weird when I wrote it, but it made sense to me.
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2 to 3 days a year? Screw that. LOL

Well I'm sure the mountain could leave a few trails ungroomed after a fresh snowfall and not put a bad taste in those's people's mouth and leave some powder for the powder hounds. Just put it up in the snow report. So why do people want to go out west to "powder" resorts like grand targhee if they just want to ride corduroy?
Again, how many people do you think actually travel out west? The resorts are doing exactly what the majority of people want, including me. Keep the gapers on the groomed runs while the rest of us hunt for stashes all day. Then ride park when there is nothing left.
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