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Old 01-05-2010, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm goin to my local hill on Saturday, but I'm really worried because I want to get better and try a lot of different things but theres just so many people! The terrain park is just packed and I feel like if I fall there's going to be ten people right behind me ready to run me over, and I don't want to mess up someone's run... then if I go on the regular slope there's literally 20 people in each of the 4 lines for the lift. It's kind of disappointing seeing the hundred people waiting to go on the lift and saying screw it, turining around, and heading for the bunny hill...

Anyways how do you deal with all these people? Is this a problem everywhere?
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its called weekdays.

Every resort is going to have weekend warriors...

You can get 10x the runs in half the time on an average(non holiday) weekday...
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Im in school on weekdays and there's no backcountry that I know of in Minnesota... and I'm not totally sure if I'd survive it quite yet

maybe I can convince my parents to let me stay home one day and board
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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cut infront of skiiers. "accidently" hit the thing that makes their skis come off, then go infront
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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LMAO ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Honestly, I go to one of the most crowded mountains every weekend and for my first season I used to get soo pissed off when people would cut me off and so on, but then I just started looking at everyone like a little obstacle course. Snowboarding is like driving...gotta plan your route out before you do it. Dont ever forget to look behind you too...something skiers lack 100%. I actually saw a dad teaching his kid how to ski once and I heard him say "and dont ever worry about whats behind you" I was like what??!! No NO!! Always know whats behind you...!! Take a quick glance, make a mental note and keep going.

And for the park...just make sure you yell "dropping in" everytime your about to hit a jump. If you dont land it...get up and move out of the way as soon as possible. There was a girl this weekend who could barely board who hit a rainbow rail..she ate shit obviously and laid there for like 10 minutes! I was like ummm sorry you got hurt or whatever but you really gotta move my boyfriend is about to hit that lol
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Get first lifts.
Dont come off the mountain when everyone else goes to lunch.
Stay till end of day when people start going home.

The only things you can really do on busy days unless you want to hike back country or hire a helicopter.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yep, weekday early or late is the best time.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Nights on a weekdays and it is also cheaper.
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move
go to a non destination hill
get a couple of sleds
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