time spent riding versus sitting on chairlift? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
Jaa
Member
 
Jaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
time spent riding versus sitting on chairlift?

So I borrowed my sister's GPS watch and took it riding for a day. For our midwest local hill with 300 foot vertical, I was clocking in only 1 min of actual snowboarding versus 5+ min of chairlift riding. Yes, it only took 1 min to get frmo top to bottom where I'm at. To get an hour of actual snowboarding in I would have to do 60 runs at my local hill over and over again.

How many minutes do you other guys get riding a typical run where you live versus time spent chairlifting? Just curious if I should shelf snowboarding as a hobby for now until I move somewhere with real mountains.
Jaa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 03:59 AM
Senior Member
 
Memphis Hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Aomori, Japan
Posts: 166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
At my closest mountain it's 10 minutes to the top, and you can go anywhere from 8 minutes - 30+ minutes of straight snowboarding, depending on how crazy you wanna get with your path. They don't have any boundaries so as long as you stay on the front side of the mountain you will either wind up at the lift again or somewhere within 10 miles of it. haha
Memphis Hawk is offline  
post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 04:19 AM
Veteran Member
 
wrathfuldeity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bham
Posts: 5,225
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Around here its more measured by vert per day. And it depends on the hill, the chair, snow and crowds. We've varied from 22k to 70k vert in a day.

So you get a generous 1k of vert for 3 runs....at 22k = 66 laps x 5 min = 5.5 hours on the lift and at 70k = 210 laps x 5 min = 17.5 hours on the chair...i'd say ur fooooked til you get to a bigger hill.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 01-16-2012 at 04:43 AM.
wrathfuldeity is offline  
post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 06:14 AM
Veteran Member
 
john doe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,411
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do you have fun snowboarding? If you answer yes then it is worth it. If you hang up the board until you get to a better place then you are bypassing time when you could be getting better at riding.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2011 Smokin Buck Ferton 155
2013 Flow NX2-SE
2013 Flow Hylite boa
Burton Stagger pants/jacket
Smith I/O
john doe is offline  
post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 06:25 AM
Veteran Member
 
slyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Milwaukee Suburbs
Posts: 3,524
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I agree with John Doe our local hill is similar, very short, hard packed and crowded. Riding is riding. If I can get really good in these kinds of conditions, I will truly have a blast when I get to a great hill.

Plus I have gone so much I know the times to avoid if I choose. I have be able to hot lap 15 or 20 runs at times that the crowd is way down. That truly is fun and tiring.

Ride what you have and make it fun. I know you did this to just see the time up/down but don't dwell to much on it. I've meet some new friends, great people, and it is time I spend with my kids.

Jaa where do you ride sounds awfully close to home...

-I'm Slyder and I suffer from "Gummer Syndrome"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by slyder; 01-16-2012 at 06:28 AM.
slyder is offline  
post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 09:04 AM
Drunk with power...er beer.
 
Donutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 5,073
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 248
Lift time should include waiting-in-the-line time. At Seymour, I can get down Mystery in 3 minutes, and it takes about 10 to go up. That sounds bad, but at Grouse for instance you have to add in 3/4 hour waiting in the line on weekends. The Seymour lineup very rarely gets past 20 minutes, and that's only for an hour or two around noon.

Even at that, when the lineup gets too nutz (like yesterday), I just find a park feature or jump that I want to work and start hiking it for my laps.


Error 404. Coffee not found.
Donutz is offline  
post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 10:05 AM
Veteran Member
 
grafta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,752
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
At Seymour, I can get down Mystery in 3 minutes, and it takes about 10 to go up.
I ride the same place as Donutz, sure it's small, and you can bomb it in 3 mins... but if you get creative you can find a lot of features within that small space.

It'll improve your riding and you'll have more fun. If you ride with people who go straight down, ditch em and go find some features to hit.

(keep in mind I do feel your pain, riding hard pack isn't as much fun)
grafta is offline  
post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 10:10 AM
Veteran Member
 
ThunderChunky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kissing Bridge
Posts: 1,817
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
About a minute for me. It's 600 vert and this lift ride is about ten minutes.

Quote:
Im all for having fun, showing your tits and getting fucked up on a river float but it can be done without being a pig.
ThunderChunky is offline  
post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 10:13 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
hikeswithdogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: We've gone full Utard
Posts: 1,289
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 1
Welcome to riding in the Midwest , do whatever it takes to spend your winters in the west as soon as you can.

makingfreshtracks.com
hikeswithdogs is offline  
post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 11:40 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Quebec, QC
Posts: 367
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
Lift time should include waiting-in-the-line time. At Seymour, I can get down Mystery in 3 minutes, and it takes about 10 to go up. That sounds bad, but at Grouse for instance you have to add in 3/4 hour waiting in the line on weekends. The Seymour lineup very rarely gets past 20 minutes, and that's only for an hour or two around noon.

Even at that, when the lineup gets too nutz (like yesterday), I just find a park feature or jump that I want to work and start hiking it for my laps.
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...

At my local hill (750 ft., 15 min. drive) the ride up takes 5-6 min. on a good day. 10+ on week-ends due to group lessons (and newbies that falls and make the chairlift stop). I can bomb down in less than a minute. But it usually takes 3 to 5 minutes (depending on trail selection) playing around or more if hitting the park.

And I don't think I've ever waited more than 10 minutes at the bottom, even on big week-ends.
SimonB is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome