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Old 03-18-2012, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was planning on going to Powder Mountain next year around March of this time with a buddy, but he can't save up enough. So I figured I'd just go by myself. The only thing I'm worried about is the powder terrain. I was thinking of still going to Powder Mountain or Northstar. I'm wondering if it is a good idea to ride the powder terrain alone. Bowls, Ridges, etc. Everything would be in bounds of course which is why I thought it would be ok. I do have a little whistle on my jacket in case of tree wells, but that won't do a whole good with no help. I'm probably gonna go to Northstar either way, but if riding these spots alone is a bad idea then I'm definitely going because Pow Mows park isn't that great to me. That or check another mountain with good groomer runs.
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Make the trip. You won't regret it. Riding some deep pow by yourself can equate to what some might call a religious experience. Slashing pow with friends is always a blast, but slashing pow on your own , especially if you get first tracks, is a true moment of Zen.
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What's with you and northstar? I'm not hating there's just so many better resorts out there.
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Do it. I often ride Northstar alone and yesterday I had an awesome powder day riding alone at Mammoth.
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Alright thanks. I thought I would be good as long as I stayed in bounds. I don't know what it is with me and NorthStar. I just got and obsession. I just kinda really like the way it's set up and how you can go from resort park runs to powder in one chair lift. I can just kinda tell it's my kinda resort. Not the best, but just something that's for me. It's a good stepping stone too.
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Go for it. I ride alone 90% of the time. I fly to Alaska and ride alone, down to Arizona alone and I splitboard the back country alone. Just use your head and ride safe and you will be fine.
Same here. I go overseas by myself and board in chest deep powder, alone. Some may say its stupid to do so but I am living my life the way I want to. If I waited for friends I would be still sitting on the couch.
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I was planning on going to Powder Mountain next year around March of this time with a buddy, but he can't save up enough. So I figured I'd just go by myself. The only thing I'm worried about is the powder terrain. I was thinking of still going to Powder Mountain or Northstar. I'm wondering if it is a good idea to ride the powder terrain alone. Bowls, Ridges, etc. Everything would be in bounds of course which is why I thought it would be ok. I do have a little whistle on my jacket in case of tree wells, but that won't do a whole good with no help. I'm probably gonna go to Northstar either way, but if riding these spots alone is a bad idea then I'm definitely going because Pow Mows park isn't that great to me. That or check another mountain with good groomer runs.

Do it dude, dont hold back. I went to mammoth and a number of dif resorts in colorado this yr. Both trips were a week's stay back to back and It was the best experience ever. No one holds you back and its really cool to explore dif terrain on your own.
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No friends on powder days!
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Alright thanks guys. I was mainly worried about the safety side of riding the terrain alone. That seems ok though from what people have said. It's all in bounds so nothing extreme. I am going to Alyeska and Powder Mountain. Wanted Northstar, but it was to far away from the airport, Alyeska is kinda the same problem though. Not to many flights going into the Truckee one. I actually love riding alone. Don't have to keep turning down the music and can just ignore everything but riding and having fun.
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Alyeskq is in Alaska.

Powder mtn is no further from an airport than north star.
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