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Old 04-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Deacon, did you hit Afton Easter weekend? If so, how was the snow? Their website says they are open for the last day on Saturday 4/6/13. I may try to make it.
I didn't, my binding broke near the end of my day last time I was out, so I just called it a season. I'm retiring the board, and getting a new ride this summer. It's probably ok, but some of the runs are probably getting narrow. If it's not crazy warm this week (I don't watch the weather terrorists once my season's over), it should still be decent next Saturday. Attendance drops way off after spring break they tell me, so that should help.
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Yeah, I saw you were looking at a new board.

We killed it two weekends ago. Even the bottom of my feet hurt. I thought that would be our season. We went on the last day at Wild last year. Pretty icy.

We are thinking about season passes at Afton next year. Maybe even the Epic Pass. I need to make some money 5 snowboarders and my wife wants to ski next year too. I need to make some cash. Thanks for the info. See you around.
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Yeah, I saw you were looking at a new board.

We killed it two weekends ago. Even the bottom of my feet hurt. I thought that would be our season. We went on the last day at Wild last year. Pretty icy.

We are thinking about season passes at Afton next year. Maybe even the Epic Pass. I need to make some money 5 snowboarders and my wife wants to ski next year too. I need to make some cash. Thanks for the info. See you around.
Yeah, ive been trying to talk momma into the family four pack (our youngest is 3-- she doesn't need a lift ticket), but she doesn't want to cough up $1239. I might ge the epic limited if I can work out going west for a week next season. But I'm also looking at maybe $1000 in new hard and softgoods. Thankfully we usually work a crapton of ot in the summer.
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Yeah, ive been trying to talk momma into the family four pack (our youngest is 3-- she doesn't need a lift ticket), but she doesn't want to cough up $1239. I might ge the epic limited if I can work out going west for a week next season. But I'm also looking at maybe $1000 in new hard and softgoods. Thankfully we usually work a crapton of ot in the summer.
They reopened Trollhaugen for the weekend. $10 lift tickets. My kid just got his new board Wednesday for his birthday. We are going tomorrow. Bonus day for the season
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They reopened Trollhaugen for the weekend. $10 lift tickets. My kid just got his new board Wednesday for his birthday. We are going tomorrow. Bonus day for the season
This Saturday too...!

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My nearest snow hill (3 hours). 300 ft vert. Maybe 12 inches of natural snow in a good year. Pretty pathetic, especially for a $40 dollar lift ticket!!!



Not worth the drive or the money, so it goes to the Colorado fund instead.
I live in Kanas City and I get a season pass to Snow Creek each year. They do a good job making snow and keeping the terrain park fresh. They rebuilt the park 3 times this season and average 3-4 each season. They make some very nice jumps and have rails that would fit in most medium CO terrain parks.

Granted, Snow Creek is small with very few runs but it is fun to get out and ride regardless. I just lap the park for 3-4 hours at a time when I go. The center run isn't that bad either...with the valley and slopes up either side...it is fun to ride up the sides and butter 180s and 360s. I actually went to Snow Creek 28 days this season and really enjoyed it. I made it out to Colorado for 15 days. Naturally, Colorado is more fun but I'm thankful to have a place this close that I can go out for an afternoon and have some fun.

Seriously, spend some time in the park...they do a great job and is is pretty fun.
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I just it on Facebook also. The snow was great last weekend. Not groomed and 10 inches of powder. It was pretty awesome.
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Complete insanity outside right now!! I have 15 inches of snow on my driveway!! It may never stop snowing outside.
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Complete insanity outside right now!! I have 15 inches of snow on my driveway!! It may never stop snowing outside.
Niiiiiice!
I'm just about to go outside and see what we have!
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Well we only got a couple inches, but Troll said they got 8, and they opened up another lift, 15 runs open, same price. If I don't have to work, i'll be there all day. If you go, look for the guy in the grey Cottage View Drive-In hood. It'll probably be me. Say hey.
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