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Old 01-01-2011, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How cold is too cold for you to snowboard?

I visited Aspen this weekend. On Thursday I think there was a low of 15 degrees - no problem.

However, on Friday the low temp was sub-zero - I think it even got down to -15 at one point.

Being a warm weather guy from Dallas I decided to pass on sub-zero snowboarding.

So is there a minimum temperature at which you decide to pass on snowboarding?
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have been when the morning low was -20. Dunno what my limit is.... I have good layered clothing and will still work up a sweat if its over 0
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This was my first experience with sub-zero temperatures.

When temperatures are this low the insides of your nostrils freeze if you breathe through your nose.

This makes me think that it can't be healthy for you to breathe in air in sub-zero weather.

I saw people walking around last night in -10 degree weather and some of them didn't seem to be bothered too much so I guess that they're used to this weather. I even saw 1 or 2 chicks wearing miniskirts!
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temps hit the negatives a few times the last few days here in Utah. I used to be gung ho and man up and make fun of people who wouldn't go out in cold temps. but now I am one of them. combine the bitter cold with the huge lines of tourists flooding PC this week and it was a no go for me.
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I think wind chills are far worse than ambient cold.
I agree - I have felt colder at 30 degrees with a strong wind than I did last night at -10 with no real wind.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's never too cold...but sometimes it's too windy.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have ridden as low as -15F. However, anything colder then 5-10F and snowboarding becomes less fun for me. Essentially, when its below 10f you gotta wear a facemask and I hate wearing those. I prefer low 30s. Although, those spring days when it's in the 60s, can be pretty fun as well.
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The coldest I have snowboard has been -5. I agree, cold windchills are much worse than cold temps

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Old 01-01-2011, 04:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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This is hilarious. I'm up in Canada, the land of igloos and polar bears, and I've never seen anything like the temps you guys are talking about. It got down to -10 C (that's about 14 F) on the mountains this week and we were freaking.
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As long as Im not wet I board no matter how cold it gets.
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