East Vail video..... - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 5,970
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 506 Post(s)
East Vail video.....

Here is the first 1/2 or so of a run that was made a couple weeks ago. Son is in the blue helmet, got a couple points of view so its not just one for the whole thing..... enjoy. All of us are now avalanche trained with gear and experience in the area(this was my sons second trip, others have been quite a few, read hundreds, times over the years) and are all quite conservative.

Argo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 07:35 PM
Senior Member
 
PalmerFreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 428
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
That looks awesome!!

A question: Do you need to be an expert level boarder to ride that type of terrain? I would imagine that you'd need to take a avy course and have avy gear but would an advanced intermediate rider be able to enjoy places like East Vail?
PalmerFreak is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 07:40 PM
Veteran Member
 
AcroPhile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great video. Looks like a lot of fun. That just makes me want to go out and get in as many bc days as possible this spring.
AcroPhile is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 07:44 PM
Veteran Member
 
AcroPhile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PalmerFreak View Post
That looks awesome!!

A question: Do you need to be an expert level boarder to ride that type of terrain? I would imagine that you'd need to take a avy course and have avy gear but would an advanced intermediate rider be able to enjoy places like East Vail?
The difficulty of terrain can vary but the main thing is being able to ride deep powder and trees well. Beacon and avy education are definitely required.
AcroPhile is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 5,970
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 506 Post(s)
This is a fun section. It's steeper than it looks and most lines have mandatory cliffs. The lower section of this has pretty steep and tight trees. I'll make another edit with the lower part this weekend if I have time. If your confident in steeps, drops and tight trees then to for it as long as you and your buddies are trained and realize it's back country and usually injury means staying the night or self rescue.

It's a 45 minute hike up from the last lift, for some one used to hiking at altitude, and a 10 minute traverse on board to get to this section. There are others that are longer hikes.....
Argo is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 5,970
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 506 Post(s)
Also remember that your version of advanced intermediate and mine are different. Different terrain, steeper longer lines, deeper snow, amount of Time riding..... Everyone in the video rides or skies 180-250 days a year in similar terrain. I ride around 150-180 days a year for the last 2 seasons and just started considering myself as "advanced" in Freeride terrain riding regular. I'm beginner switch, bunny hill in park..... I considered myself as advanced intermediate until halfway through this season.....
Argo is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 08:24 PM
Veteran Member
 
Manicmouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 774
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Nice vid! Some deep pow there
Manicmouse is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 09:37 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Beautiful scenery, looks so fun.

Delicious torture watching this one

Couple of weeks ago here I was down to one layer and everything started getting green.
EatRideSleep is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome