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Old 01-29-2013, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i will prob be going this fri. i wanna ask those of u that board there how busy is it on fri or how busy should it be this friday? i know u guys dont wanna give up ur secret stash, but it would be nice if u could let me know some runs i need to hit up. hoping there is some deep powder.
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Ride the backside during the daytime. It's usually less crowded, and has some great tree runs that hold powder well. Once the evening rolls in, head to the frontside, or the park. No matter what, have a blast! Stevens is a fun place to ride!
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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killer day today up at Stevens, 8" new, good temp and NO crowd
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If it keeps snowing like it has been since last night it'll be busy (still not as bad as a Sat or Sun). They had 10" today and we still never had to wait in a lift line. But, it's a Wednesday (one of the only plus' of working a retail schedule? Having random weekdays off to do this stuff ). I think there's another 8 or 10" dumping tonight so it should still be pretty good by Friday so I'd say by afternoon time you may have a wait for some of the good runs.

I'm still a total newbie, so I haven't done anything other than a billion bunny hill runs and two of the intermediate ones. Out of the two intermediates I've done (Hogsback & Skyline), I really enjoy Skyline. I will one day get the nerve (and skill) to hop over to 7th Heaven after that lift. But I like that there was a lot of ungroomed areas on that run.
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If it keeps snowing like it has been since last night it'll be busy (still not as bad as a Sat or Sun). They had 10" today and we still never had to wait in a lift line. But, it's a Wednesday (one of the only plus' of working a retail schedule? Having random weekdays off to do this stuff ). I think there's another 8 or 10" dumping tonight so it should still be pretty good by Friday so I'd say by afternoon time you may have a wait for some of the good runs.

I'm still a total newbie, so I haven't done anything other than a billion bunny hill runs and two of the intermediate ones. Out of the two intermediates I've done (Hogsback & Skyline), I really enjoy Skyline. I will one day get the nerve (and skill) to hop over to 7th Heaven after that lift. But I like that there was a lot of ungroomed areas on that run.
Continue riding Hogs and Skyline, but dont ride the groomers, try Hogs under the chair or Merk (sp?) Woods, great place to learn trees, steeps etc. When my friends and I started, our boards didnt have edges, so we were forced to ride off of the groomers, now looking back, I'm glad we did, it made us much better riders. Just start out at slower speeds, pick your lines and dont get stuck on the flats.
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Didn't go because of the rain that Friday. I still might make it up there this year if not then gonna wait till next year.
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Continue riding Hogs and Skyline, but dont ride the groomers, try Hogs under the chair or Merk (sp?) Woods, great place to learn trees, steeps etc. When my friends and I started, our boards didnt have edges, so we were forced to ride off of the groomers, now looking back, I'm glad we did, it made us much better riders. Just start out at slower speeds, pick your lines and dont get stuck on the flats.

I wanted to at least attempt Hogsback again yesterday but my husband refused . He's still having trouble even riding straight so I pretty much had to force him to even do Skyline with me. And for how new we both are to it, I didn't really want to attempt it alone. Once I told him how much steeper it was than Skyline I just didn't bring it up again. The top of Skyline wasn't groomed yesterday though so it was still pretty deep and awesome. And if you go down the Exhibition/Promenade side when it forks, it was about knee deep yesterday.

I won't be trying anything around trees until I can figure out toe side without wiping out.
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Continue riding Hogs and Skyline, but dont ride the groomers, try Hogs under the chair or Merk (sp?) Woods, great place to learn trees, steeps etc. When my friends and I started, our boards didnt have edges, so we were forced to ride off of the groomers, now looking back, I'm glad we did, it made us much better riders. Just start out at slower speeds, pick your lines and dont get stuck on the flats.
Ride Hogs under the chair? That's basically the most difficult way down, there are some serious drops and moguls if I recall. Not sure if a beginner should even touch that route
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Ride Hogs under the chair? That's basically the most difficult way down, there are some serious drops and moguls if I recall. Not sure if a beginner should even touch that route

There is a way around anything that could get you hurt, but after lower alders, it gets pretty flat, so you have to carry some speed.



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Tomorrow maybe?
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I don't remember which way we went off the chair from Hogs, but whatever one it was, it sucked. Didn't help that it was hard packed and it was my first non bunny hill. I think my tailbone is still bruised from that

I am beyond jealous of anyone that can ride whenever. I spent all day at work today hating every second being stuck inside. Probably didn't help that it was also gorgeous out today and I had to help people buy handbags. Yippee!

J, when I get better and can handle something other than Skyline I'll join! I wanna do it all and check the entire mountain out. Eventually. Someday. Maybe next season, lol.
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