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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-25-2011, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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green circles -vs- groomers

Last year was my first time snowboarding and I pretty much stayed on the groomers. *The groomers were probably a good choice for me last year because I was just learning the basics - like how to fall, how to get up, how to maintain balance while sliding downhill, etc.

This year I'm thinking I should move up to the green circles. I think the overall quality of the slope should be better since it seems like the groomers are designed to be a basic ground zero for new snowboarders who are trying to learn the most basic fundamentals.

Also, I've been doing leg exercises for the last few months that I feel will improve my skills on the slopes. Also, the board I rent this year will be much higher end (Burton Custom Flying V or equivalent) so I think this should help give me an edge over the crappy K2 board I rented last year.

I've never been on a green circle or even seen one. I'm assuming that the groomers are for first timers and green circles are the easiest "real" slopes that are appropriate for beginners who have been on the groomers once or twice.

Does my assessment seem about right? *Does going from groomers to green circles seem like a reasonable/appropriate progression for my second visit to a ski resort?
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Groomers are just runs that are groomed by a snowcat... They can be a "green circle" or a "blue square" etc.

Where do you usually ride? I guessing somewhere in the mid west or east coast ?
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Groomers are just runs that are groomed by a snowcat... They can be a "green circle" or a "blue square" etc.

Where do you usually ride? I guessing somewhere in the mid west or east coast ?
Thanks for that explanation - I'm still a snowboarding newbie.

I've only been snowboarding for 1 weekend and that was in Aspen last year. I actually did my boarding at the base of Snowmass by the village center....
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Oh ok nice. At least you have a good resort to work with.

And yes, you were most likely boarding on a green circle.
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By "groomers" do you mean the bunny hill? Pretty much all greens and most blues at resorts are groomed.
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how in the hell do you have 157 posts and not know that green circles are groomers?

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Is this a serious question?
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you spent a whole weekend at snowmass and didn't get off the bunny hill?
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If you pick up where you left off then I think it would be a reasonable goal to move away from the "bunny hill" to the other green runs. They will look a lot like the "bunny hill" but longer and maybe a little steeper.

FYI, you can just call them "greens," "blues," and "blacks." People don't usually call runs "circle," "square," and "diamond."

Edit: "groomers" look as if someone took a comb to the snow (grooming -- get it?). The multiple lines resemble corduroy cloth so people also refer to "groomers" as "corduroy."

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how in the hell do you have 157 posts and not know that green circles are groomers?
Hey, it appears that he lives down south and gets out one weekend a year. Most of his posts are about buying gear for or planning his annual trip
That's got to be as frustrating as discovering surfing on vacation when you live in Kansas.

To the OP....dude, get a regular morning group 1 hour lesson on your trip this year. You'll get way more out of your brief time on the snow! Enjoy!
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