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Forum: Midwest US   02-05-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,073
Posted By atrus
The only way to do granite peak is to buy online,...

The only way to do granite peak is to buy online, 2 day pass costs $102, including night),, but lodging is cheaper. With 2 of us at the motel 6, 23 each for the room. id hit lutsen if you dont...
Forum: Midwest US   02-04-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,073
Posted By atrus
I was at granite peak over mlk weekend. Lot of...

I was at granite peak over mlk weekend. Lot of fun, but I didn't like how the top half is super steep then the bottom half flattens out. id go back for sure, but I preferred lutsen, more cruising...
Forum: Midwest US   02-03-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,073
Posted By atrus
Trey elm creek is in maple grove. I went there...

Trey elm creek is in maple grove. I went there once to put my brother in law on a board for the first time. I'm not much of a park rider so yeah, it sucked. Looks like a decent sweet up though,...
Forum: Resort Trip Reports   01-12-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,779
Posted By atrus
Check out the mobile app onthesnow. They also...

Check out the mobile app onthesnow. They also have a website with user reviews and current conditions of a ton of resorts. Here in the drought of minnesota its saved me from making a couple of long...
Forum: Midwest US   01-03-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,073
Posted By atrus
Has anyone been to granite peak in WI? I just...

Has anyone been to granite peak in WI? I just booked online lift tickets, and am heading there MLK Day Weekend... hoping everyone doesn't come back saying it sucks ( I know there are some of you...
Forum: Midwest US   11-19-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,073
Posted By atrus
Snow! We didn't get more than an inch by me, but...

Snow! We didn't get more than an inch by me, but its a start.
If I may poll the masses with a possibly stupid question: white helmets on guys, kosher or not to be done? Checked out a giro...
Forum: Midwest US   11-17-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,073
Posted By atrus
I agree it sucks to hear about other states with...

I agree it sucks to hear about other states with snow. Metro area has nothing, though I did hear about the snow up north.... Welch posted online that they plan to start making snow by this weekend,...
Forum: Midwest US   10-24-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,073
Posted By atrus
Missed the expo. Didn't pay attention to it's...

Missed the expo. Didn't pay attention to it's existence until it was too late. Good times??
Forum: Midwest US   09-21-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,073
Posted By atrus
When I first learned to ride, they (my friends)...

When I first learned to ride, they (my friends) kept forcing me to ride regular, and the board kept spinning to goofy, so I let it and the learning curve went straight up. My son wanted to ride...
Forum: Midwest US   09-21-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,073
Posted By atrus
I don't understand why people claim Welch and...

I don't understand why people claim Welch and Afton are garbage. I'm not a park rider, but have been to many hills, and so far as the runs go (non park) they are top notch in the area, buck is good...
Forum: Midwest US   09-20-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,073
Posted By atrus
Well, you enjoy that! Too rich for my blood. ...

Well, you enjoy that! Too rich for my blood. Just got into snowboarding a few years ago, learned by falling, and still haven't mastered getting more than 1 inch of air without...
Forum: Midwest US   09-20-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,073
Posted By atrus
Snow and high winds??! Where the hell was I? ...

Snow and high winds??! Where the hell was I? Last week I was in Iowa = suck, the week before I was backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail near Two Harbors and it was over 80degrees = another...
Forum: Midwest US   09-20-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,073
Posted By atrus
Welch

I'll be taking advantage of my season pass to Welch Village (SE MN) and spending friday mornings there and any other chance the wife will let me disappear for half a day.

With any luck, organizing...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   08-25-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,032
Posted By atrus
I agree with almost everything you guys are...

I agree with almost everything you guys are saying. Snowolf, I like the incentive idea. I think I will start with "If you learn how to get off the chairlift, and can stop (at least most of the...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   08-24-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,032
Posted By atrus
No little buddies to ride with, that would be me....

No little buddies to ride with, that would be me. I agree though, less likely to give up with his friends around. Maybe he'll brag about it and someone else will want to learn...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   08-24-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,032
Posted By atrus
OK, thanks guys, that is kind of what I was...

OK, thanks guys, that is kind of what I was thinking. He's been begging me for 2 yrs, but I wanted to get more comfortable on a board before I take him, and now I think I am at that point. It was...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   08-24-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,032
Posted By atrus
Advice for getting my son into snowboarding?

My 8yr old son (almost 9)is begging for me to take him snowboarding this year. I finally gave and said I would. Few issues here: I am fairly new, and would probably be able to teach him to get up,...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   08-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,982
Posted By atrus
Personally I can't skateboard to save my life, no...

Personally I can't skateboard to save my life, no boat for wakeboarding, but my son got a ripstick for Christmas, not quite the same, but its improved my balance and reaction time....weird thing is,...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   07-27-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By atrus
haha, having to unstrap and hike sucks. I've...

haha, having to unstrap and hike sucks.
I've had issues with the ski schools, but most frightening for me is the little girl in the pink jacket on skiis with no poles, weaving her way in random...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   07-26-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By atrus
Thanks a lot to both of you! Once there is snow,...

Thanks a lot to both of you! Once there is snow, I will give this a shot. My tail bone has seen some rough days, and I'd love to have a day on the slopes without getting the pucker-factor after a...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   07-21-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By atrus
Shallow slope help

I've been snowboarding enough to learn how to get up, go, stop and maintain good control. the main area I have had an issue with at one of our hills is a link between runs. It has a shallow slope...
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