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Old 02-20-2011, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have off Tuesday and thinking about going alone since my friends aren't off. When I told my friends about this, they all said it was dangerous. I don't see how the danger level increases if I'm riding with friends or alone. I've gone 5 times and will be staying on the greens and blues at Mountain Creek in NJ. Whats the forum say on a new rider going alone?
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go and have fun. I went quite a bit alone, still do from time to time. My friends had years of experience and I wanted to catch up. More time on the mountain is better, you are not going to get into in trouble on your mountain. Have fun...BR
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The only place going alone/not going alone as a safety precaution is backcountry/glades really. At a ski hill it's just preference. I like dividing my time between alone/with friends.

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Old 02-20-2011, 09:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Pfft. I'm almost always riding alone. 3 seasons now. Whaddayer friends think you're doing, going backcountry?

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Old 02-20-2011, 09:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I ride resort/gated access sidecountry alone all the time. Midweek riding solo are always the best days.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Go alone, just don't go deep into the trees or out of bounds. I don't know about everyone else, but I'm more likely to do stuff if I'm with friends that I would not have done alone.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This is my first season riding - was definitely nice to go alone some days just because I don't feel like I'm holding my friends back while I hung out on the bunny hill or greens all day. If you're just riding groomers, there should be no problem.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Like everyone else said just go alone. Theres enough people and ski patrols around that if anything should happen youll be alrite. I enjoy going alone, it gives u a sorta peacefullness knowing your not being waited on or something.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've ridden by myself on Mt Creek, You should be fine by yourself on greens and blues.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. I'll definitely go be going alone. Just remembered its winter break for schools so hopefully it isn't to crowded.
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