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Old 01-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I dialed in so many tricks at Snow Creek near my parent's house, it's just north of Kansas City, MO. 300 ft vert. They do what they can and their terrain park crew works hard and they love it. It shows because the usual crowd are super cool, vibing, good times all around. They actually have some gnarly riders there, lotta kids crossing over from the skating scene in that area.

A mountain is what you make it, though yea, it'd be nice if the season was longer.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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No lines worth mentioning in Kirkwood, one of the reasons I love it there, but the chairlifts are ANCIENT. They have one speed quad...the rest is very slow, old and prone to stop. Always be ready with something to do on that chair...say a long safety meeting for example.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:42 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Or rappelling gear! I was stuck riding the old blue chair at Meadows last night. It's slow but the main problem is it has a steep unloading ramp that 90% of the snowboarders can't handle and 50% of the skiers yard sale on so it fucking stops frequently for 3-5 minutes. Took me a half hour to get to the top on one run and that fucked me out of 2 runs before closing. I am not a fan of heights but I was seriously thinking about jumping from that fucker last night!!!
Sounds like our chair 4 at loveland....except the old chair just threw them down the ramp so far, no one has to wait.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:56 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Damn you guys need some high speed quads! At Meadows our longest lift is about a mile long and typically takes 5 minutes if running full speed. From the top of Cascade at 7300 feet to the bottom of Hood River Meadows at 4900 provides 2400 vertical and depending on route, nearly 3 miles.

When the lift lines are stupid like on weekends and holidays, I splitboard instead.
High Speed quads rock! I hate going to places at this point that don't have a high speed quad. Need to take some avalanche courses though so I can head up to hit some of the slides in the Adirondacks. Envy you guys out in the PNW with that terrain though.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:53 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I grew up in Deadwood, SD with Terry Peak as my local mtn, it was pretty painful.. 1100 vert feet, but the longest run there was maybe 2 mins if you just cruised it. They now have two high speed quads and a old red chair that takes forever, so it's not too bad for a small ski hill.

I live in summit county now, ride mostly at Keystone. I hate slow lifts.. There's a couple runs at keystone I like but only hit once or twice a day because I hate the slow lift.

I remember last year I went to ski copper and went up some slow chair during a blizzard, I swear I had 6 inches of snow on us before we got to the top.
was a fun day though!
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Or rappelling gear! I was stuck riding the old blue chair at Meadows last night. It's slow but the main problem is it has a steep unloading ramp that 90% of the snowboarders can't handle and 50% of the skiers yard sale on so it fucking stops frequently for 3-5 minutes. Took me a half hour to get to the top on one run and that fucked me out of 2 runs before closing. I am not a fan of heights but I was seriously thinking about jumping from that fucker last night!!!
But you would have caused a catastrophic cable derailment, causing hundreds of deaths.

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Old 02-04-2012, 09:47 PM   #27 (permalink)
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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!
Ha! Elm Creek is about 25 mins from me! I've never ridden there, I usually head west to little ole Powder Ridge, the original home of Bjorn Leines and Dan Briesse- great riders can come from our little midwest bumps!
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:32 PM   #28 (permalink)
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the mountain i ride has a high speed 6 chair so it really isnt that long up, and i can spend about an hour going down the mountain if i want.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #29 (permalink)
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your pretty lucky, my local "hill" if you can call it that, takes probably 5-8 minutes depending on the line, and maybe 20 seconds to get down... its a joke. im hoping to move out to whistler after high school though
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:18 AM   #30 (permalink)
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my local mountain, Cypress, takes around 5-10 mins on the chairlift up, and 1-3 mins on a blue run down, depending if you're cruising or faster if you're pointing it straight downhill. No lineups when I go, which is weekday nights, so you can just keep lapping and not have to worry about the chairlift ride.

If you cruise on one of the long green runs, usually get 3-5 mins on the ride down, depending on how mellow your cruise is, which is great on a clear, moonlit night.
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