crystal was closed today and i can expect it will be tomorrow so friday conditons may not be that great. I love crystal but i hate all the skiers, this is what pushes me to the shittier snocrummy areas even though the terrain is better at crystal. just can stand all those douche bait skiers.
Why would that stop you? It's the same at Alpental and Stevens. I prefer Baker for many reasons, the absence of skiiers being just one of them. However, it's not that big of a deal and you can't let that stop you...it's just the way it is.
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I snowboard Crystal all the time and have never encountered any kind of anti-snowboard attitude. Granted they don't exactly cater to freestyle snowboarding, but if you want to freeride on some great terrain then Crystal is perfect.
I made it half way to Baker yesterday then my van decided to break down on me. I had to limp it back home to Canada without making it to the mountain. I've been to Baker quite a few times but not with anybody that really knows the area and I know there's more to explore. In time I will know the mountain like I do Whistler. I have plans to tag along with some guys later this year and hit the famous road gap.
whoa. havent checked in this forum lately. but yeah, i hit baker about 2 -4 times a week. if anybody wants to meet up and ride together. shoot me a email firstname.lastname@example.org should reply within an hour.let me know whats up, when and where. but right now my status is snow pending. this melt/freeze stuff sucks