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Old 10-18-2011, 10:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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^ super helpful

I appreciate you taking the time to go through this all with me. I am leaning towards the fusion because it sounds more mellow overall. I am sure the terrain is not as sick, but I think I should be able to manage. I was thinking that I would get one pass and then check out the other for a couple days this year to see what I was missing. The wife and kid should be out at the mountain 2-3 days during the week while I am toiling away in the proverbial salt mines.


Either way, I have been in New Orleans* for the last 2.5 so ANY hill/mountain/change of elevation is pretty appealing.








*yes I am "claiming" a city-- DBLdangerTILT is that cool?

I lived here: 711 upperline st new orleans LA - Google Maps

Is that New Orleans enough? or I can't say I lived there because I was too far from the French Quarter
Lol its just a stupid thing, some Portland'rs dont like the Coov and dont like getting lumped together with them
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm sorry, I really don't mean to sound like a jerk, but how do you ride a 100+ days a year and not know about conditions at some of the most popular/talked about resorts in the world?

Pacific North West snow is usually "wetter" on powder days. It has more water content than more central-west states and resorts. Such as Colorado, Utah, Wyoming etc.

It all has to do with location, being close to the ocean vs. close to the desert.

Wetter/heavier snow takes a little more work to board, but you get more steep terrain because the snow sticks better.

But you get a good trade off in the PNW with year round snowboarding, at least at some resorts.

Honestly, it's completely pointless to "form your own opinions" when you have never ridden any other western resorts. You'd need some Utah, Cali, Co, BC experience to even begin to form a valid opinion....

Either way you are going to be blown off your ass coming from the east ( and especially not even knowing about western resorts!) so enjoy your new and improved life. Also I attempted to sound as unbiased as possible with that snow report, so yeah.
You didn't come accross as a jerk... I am just super defensive and sort of an A$$hole. I have ridden Europe and Utah but never the PacNW. I am really looking forward to it. My guess is the closest we have to the environment is Tuckerman's Ravine (Tuckerman Ravine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://timefortuckerman.com/gifs/TuckermanSkiRoutes.jpg ) without all the hiking.

I honestly don't know because I am not what the industry would consider a "core" rider anymore I guess? I don't look at magazines, I don't look online at articles, I get all my gear proform from Burton so no buyer's guides, I don't usually come to forums/blogs/whatever else unless I need a recommendation about a place I have never been, I don't watch videos and I certainly don't watch competitions on TV or anywhere else(this is my inner a$$hole coming out). I just ride to ride, brah (that is my inner Vermont hippie being channeled). I think I got turned off to it all when I taught for a number of years and we would have a$$holes come up to VT from NY, NY, and CT and trying to throw themselves off hits before they knew how to turn. The sport (at least in the NE) attracts the "cool guy" types who like to vibe the shit out of people. The only thing I recall from when I did get the occasional magazine is that Hood has summer camps.

We all get super regional-centric I think and we forget about other locations. We like to think out little area is the center of the universe for whatever we are doing- think how cocky east coast kids can be.


Thanks for listening, I feel better already....
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Lol its just a stupid thing, some Portland'rs dont like the Coov and dont like getting lumped together with them

It's cool... I just enjoy breaking balls
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You didn't come accross as a jerk... I am just super defensive and sort of an A$$hole. I have ridden Europe and Utah but never the PacNW. I am really looking forward to it. My guess is the closest we have to the environment is Tuckerman's Ravine (Tuckerman Ravine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://timefortuckerman.com/gifs/TuckermanSkiRoutes.jpg ) without all the hiking.

I honestly don't know because I am not what the industry would consider a "core" rider anymore I guess? I don't look at magazines, I don't look online at articles, I get all my gear proform from Burton so no buyer's guides, I don't usually come to forums/blogs/whatever else unless I need a recommendation about a place I have never been, I don't watch videos and I certainly don't watch competitions on TV or anywhere else(this is my inner a$$hole coming out). I just ride to ride, brah (that is my inner Vermont hippie being channeled). I think I got turned off to it all when I taught for a number of years and we would have a$$holes come up to VT from NY, NY, and CT and trying to throw themselves off hits before they knew how to turn. The sport (at least in the NE) attracts the "cool guy" types who like to vibe the shit out of people. The only thing I recall from when I did get the occasional magazine is that Hood has summer camps.

We all get super regional-centric I think and we forget about other locations. We like to think out little area is the center of the universe for whatever we are doing- think how cocky east coast kids can be.


Thanks for listening, I feel better already....
Yeah - I am not into the industry much either - not really a big fan on that part of the sport. I'm just addicted to riding and love geography and pretty much live to board. I move to locations because of their snow/terrain/resorts not for any other reason, hence the move I made a few years back from southern california to utah. talk about opposite heh. and plan to move elsewhere into the mountains when I get "bored" of this area (which simply can not happen)

and that is so sad and pathetic to me about the east cost kids you're talking about. they live in one of the worst places in the world to ride (that actually receives snowfall) in my opinion. There is a reason that no snowboarder/skier in their right mind would film a snowboarding/ski movie in the ice coast. and there is a reason no one takes trips east for ski vacations... i don't get how you can live there if you have any passion for riding.... poor kids.


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We just grow up on ice and like to think we are hardcore for braving -70 wind chills (for real, no exaggeration. While not the norm in anyway, I have ridden in that temp). Overall all the East coast has a lot of redeeming qualities. We get caught up in the all the region has to offer; NYC is hard to compete with in terms of cities and New England in the summer is great. I think people in the east tend to be less mobile too. If you think about the West's history, it is relatively recently settled and people tend to be more willing to move. I think it is the frontier mentality maybe? I know kids (well now in their mid-30s) who have never left the 5 boroughs. To each their own I guess.

I like to move around too, so I have gotten the opportunity to check out a few other places. I am definitely looking forward to being out here. I think it will be a good environment to raise our son. I'll be psyched if he becomes a little ripper both on Hood and in Burnside.
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Either way, I have been in New Orleans* for the last 2.5 so ANY hill/mountain/change of elevation is pretty appealing.








*yes I am "claiming" a city-- DBLdangerTILT is that cool?

I lived here: 711 upperline st new orleans LA - Google Maps

Is that New Orleans enough? or I can't say I lived there because I was too far from the French Quarter
'the sliver by the river'... my grandpa lived next to Audubon Park. we lived there and on Garfield and on Sycamore.

Welcome to the PNW. get ready for alot more fun outdoors and none of the great food you're used to from the NO. you will probably lose some weight tho
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Oh yeah.....HWY 26 can be a total shitshow because too many PDX drivers are clueless and are also way too uptight and pushy. Especially on the weekends. If you run 26, go early and just mentally be prepared for a slow trip. If you ride at Meadows on days when it has really snowed, you are far better off taking the extra time and miles to run I-84 to Hood River, then HWY 35 up rather than dealing with the HWY 26 shitshow.
It just wouldn't be a proper Snowolf post about Hood without at least a little ranting about Oregon drivers
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I spoke to a couple peoples in real life about the passes and think I am going to do meadows. Guys made it seem as though lines wouldn't be horrible and the consensus seems to be the terrain is far better
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I'm from california and ride Tahoe, and the weekends in Tahoe are just nuts! I've been to both Mt. Hood meadows and timberline, i went to timberline on a Sunday and never waited in a lift line more than 3 or 4 people deep. I've also been to meadows on a Saturday after a fresh dump and still found it crowded but not nearly as bad as Tahoe, I still got plenty of runs in and never waited what seemed to be a long time in line.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:39 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Also, don't claim Portland while living in Vancouver, you'll look like a fool.

Oh man, my friends would thank you for this. I've been corrected on what "is" and "isn't" Portland, I'm not making that mistake again. Ha ha.

To the OP, welcome to the PNW (if I can even call it the PNW seeing as I'm from BC).
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