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Old 06-17-2009, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm just curious what are some things to look forward to compared to my sad hills near chicago (our biggest hill is a 700FT vertical in wisconsin) Just kinda wanna get a convo going here on things to look forward to. Think our longest run is 1.5 miles? Takes a solid 2-3 minutes to get down the bottom at full speed. Our normal vertical within a few hours of me is 450-700 FT =/
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i have only been to colorado once and let me say. you lucky bastard
i went there 2 seasons ago and I still remember certain things i did and wish i could have done.

snowboarding in real mountains is like a whole different sport.
and i didnt really realize how good it was until after i got home and remembered how bad everything here is =.

things you can look forward too
getting lost on the mountain due to nearly endless runs (it happened to me we took like a 30 minute detour ha)
over 2 miles above sea level
incredibly perfect terrain parks
huge and steep bowls filled with powder

it really depends on what kindof riding your into but what ever it is your trip wont be long enough

to anyone who actually lives in the mountains and rides this stuff everyday you might think im exaggerating but you dont know how much i miss being there

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Thats what i'm scared of, Having to come back to this crummy Wisconsin boarding after being to the rockies... It's gunna be hard to board out here again after a CO trip lol. Where do you live and what resort did u go to out west? I'm really looking forward to this trip out west I can't wait!
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over 2 miles above sea level
which equals way better snow.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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im in wisconsin and i went to breckenridge.
another thing is just being in the mountains is so cool cuz we have nothing like that here
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Never been boarding in Chicago or Colorado I am from N.c 15min from the Ocean.I went out WEST to Utah last year for 10 days went the year before for 8 days.Steep Deep Long Runs BLOWS EAST COAST AWAY BY FAR.You should have avery good time you might forget about NIGHT LIFE you might be wipped
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N.C sucks it never snows here well if you call flurries that dont stick if they do the hole place shuts down.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, hopefully you hit it during a good powder cycle. Storm riding is great and the bluebird day that usually follows it can be even better. Just like anywhere though, powder is not guaranteed. You can get skunked just as easily as you can get fantastic conditions. The terrain is still way better but maybe not as much fun. If you like terrain parks and it hasn't been snowing, those will be great.

There will certainly be a lot more mountain to explore and plenty to challenge yourself on.
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lol @ 700 ft....even if you dont get pow while your here it will still shit on any mountain there...where you riding?
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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lol @ 700 ft....even if you dont get pow while your here it will still shit on any mountain there...where you riding?
We ride at Cascade(460 FT), Devils Head(500 FT) & Granite Peak(700 FT) which is pretty big to us heh. It's just not great boarding out here in chicago/wisconsin area we mainly stick to the parks cuz we have ok parks here, it doesnt take a huge mountain to be good at a park at least heh. I want to go to either steamboat or breckenridge & experince how riding SHOULD be. We call them hills here, not mountains =)
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