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Old 01-10-2013, 07:26 AM   #31 (permalink)
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^ How was Big Sky? Thinkin' of a spring trip. ^
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:38 AM   #32 (permalink)
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^ How was Big Sky? Thinkin' of a spring trip. ^
It would have been completely awesome had they gotten any snow. I was blown away by how freaking huge that resort is, and my home mountain isn't exactly tiny. It was still fun but the conditions weren't anything to write home about. They have interesting terrain and there were no lift lines at all. There were a lot of nice people without any bro-brah vibe like I saw at Sun Valley.

There wasn't much in the way of a village at the base but there was enough for me. The nightlife seemed sparse but I don't go out looking for tail or fist fights after dark.

Getting there was a pain as it took 14 hours total involving four airports and a shuttle bus. It took me longer to get to Montana from Oregon than it took to get to Florida. WTF? I can drive there in 15 hours.

I would go again for sure, but I'd drive it next time.

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Don't really care about village or nightlife. Prob' gonna make it a road trip. Did you do the Moonlight "combo" ticket?
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:14 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I ride alone almost exclusively since my friends are total douchebags and would rather sit in front of a video game instead of actually going out and doing something. Fucking jackasses. Anyway, sometimes I hook up with other solo riders on the lift and we ride together looking for jibs and fun lines, which can be awesome, but most of the time I actually prefer my time on the mountain alone. It let's me get into the zone, and I agree with others who have said that to really allows you to focus on your technique, which is definitely a plus.
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Don't really care about village or nightlife. Prob' gonna make it a road trip. Did you do the Moonlight "combo" ticket?
I thought about it but ended up just at Big Sky. The place was big enough that I hadn't even covered all of the terrain after two days there, and it wasn't even 100% open.

You should go if you have the opportunity. I liked Big Sky a lot.
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^Excellent.......thanks!^
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:11 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I shall be riding alone (or occassionaly with family) as I have no friends lol

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Old 01-10-2013, 07:13 PM   #38 (permalink)
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You mean... you guys have... friends?

I've only taken a few runs with someone else, on two separate occasions. Even if I knew other riders, I lost pretty much all my friends a little over a year ago. Snowboarding really helps me spiritually and socially. Great exercise, and it gives me a chance to occasionally interact with other people and takes my mind off any demons. I should get the "SINGLES ONLY" sign and guy tattooed.
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I ride 90% of the time alone. I started late to the game and don't really know anyone around my ability level to ride with. I do run into some of the guys I work with from time to time and do a few runs, but generally I am holding them back and they take off. With that being said it was a pow day this past Wednesday and I rode a full 6 hours totally by myself and it was the best day I have had to date!
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Probably 40-60 split only because of my location and knowing many people who are into snowboarding. It's fun with friends on long weekend trips because you can party it up after the day is done. For day trips or an over nighter I don't really care if I am going alone.

Riding with friends (who are better) tend to get me trying new trails or push a little harder, but I find it much easier to work on specific techniques alone since I can focus.
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