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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 11:47 AM
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Are you really saying that you wait 45 minutes in line BEFORE getting your ass on the chair lift?? I hope the ride down is worth it...
Donutz was talking about Grouse mountain, it's easily accessed via public transit from Vancouver downtown and gets really busy (so i've heard).
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Donutz was talking about Grouse mountain, it's easily accessed via public transit from Vancouver downtown and gets really busy (so i've heard).
Yeah, I have 2 sets of friends who have family passes to Grouse. They've both independantly said to me that they just don't bother with midday weekends at all.


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Here is a run I did @ Hemlock Valley resort, I went almost directly under the chair lift, so my route down was pretty direct.

You can get some way longer & steeper runs if you venture out of bounds though.

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Are you really saying that you wait 45 minutes in line BEFORE getting your ass on the chair lift?? I hope the ride down is worth it...
As grafta said, that's not my mountain. And no, I don't think it's worth it on Grouse. I find the runs to be generally wide, flat, and featureless.


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Well, I didn't mean you personally, but more like "people paying 60$ to stand in line 45 minutes". Plain ridiculous if you ask me...
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Rode Elk Mtn in PA yesterday which has about 1,000 of vert. Probably took me about 2 mins to go directly from top to bottom down underneith the lift. Maybe twice that if I crossed the mountain. I didn't pay attention to the time it took to go up but Elk has some seriously slow lifts...I wouldn't doubt if some of the longer lifts take more than 10 mins.
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Well, I didn't mean you personally, but more like "people paying 60$ to stand in line 45 minutes". Plain ridiculous if you ask me...

Err...base lift at Keystone on Saturday had a wait of a solid half-hour. Several others on the front were close. The back was better (10 minutes or so)...but you had to wait in that first one once just to get to the back.

Lift tickets there are $100 (ish).

At A-Basin on Friday, I never waited once and rarely even shared a chair with anyone.
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My home is a small place called elm creek if anyone's heard of it it's pretty much a small terrain park with about 20 features and two tow ropes. I get a twenty second run and a thirty second rope tow and I'm ready for another run Hahah it's just crazy the amount of laps I get in in a day though!
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I try not to focus on these things. I also take my sweet as time going down our local hills. Occasional quick bombers sure, but mostly not. Press here, side hit there, box here, jump there...

A sign of a true lover of this sport is one that makes due with what they have and still has a ton of fun.

David Z, his friend Brad, Sabato, and myself rode a 450vert local hill in a steady mist of rain for the entire day the othe week and we all had a blast.

Sure, we could have bitched and moaned about the rain (we kind of did), but instead we saw empty runs, good company, and some sort of snow under our boards.

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Well, I didn't mean you personally, but more like "people paying 60$ to stand in line 45 minutes". Plain ridiculous if you ask me...
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