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How do you spend your time at the resort?

Just curious how do people usually spend their day at the slopes.

I know there is people who just try to squeeze in as many runs as possible, then there are the ones that take their time, do a run and go hangout in the village, then their are the ones that study the terrain, and look for cool features to hit on, then you got the park riders.

What is your definition of a good day on the slopes?
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Flask full of fireball in my pocket, sandwiches and beer in the car for a lunch tailgate...look for good snow and dont leave till its tracked! Any natural bangers seen must be hit. IT'S THE LAW.
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I'm on the hill trying to get first chair. Take a couple warmup laps through whatever looks good (medium groomers, park, etc.) then it's off in search of the good stuff!

We usually break at 11:00-11:30 or so to avoid the lunch rush, and to get back out when everyone else is coming in for lunch.

Then it's into the good stuff all afternoon, only breaks are to fix part of your gear, or to catch your breath for 20 seconds on the way down, maybe snap a pic or two.

The lifts are the time to plan your next run, and if we're going to heat a new feature or run we haven't been on, while usually stake it out a little the first time.

Go as long as your legs hold out. Lately that's only been until 3:00 or so as my GF and I are both getting over boarding injuries...

I hate to say it but if I just "hung out" at the hill I'd feel like I wasted my day. My goal is to find the goods and then consume them en masse!
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Bong&beer (in that order) in the car and frequent stops if we stay around the lift where we park

Ususally start with a few easy groomer laps and then it depends on the conditions.

Fresh snow = no groomers
decent groomed snow but no fresh = stick to groomers & park
no new snow & Pure shit groomers = park
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take couple runs to break in go find a nice cove so no wind smoke some bud.rinse repeat lol
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I think we go pretty hard out of the gate, break for lunch back at the truck, a couple brew-doggs, then back at it but usually not as hard as the morning session due to food and beer. We piss a lot more in the afternoon.
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We piss a lot more in the afternoon.
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I usually start early, first lift if I can. If it snowed I hike a bowl straight away on certain hills, others have lift access and get some fresh tracks before its chopped. If it didn't snow I warm up on groomers and ride as much of the hill as I can, trees, bowls and whatevers good. If I'm with my gf we stop alot, if I'm alone or with buddies I rarely stop. Quick lunch break and then I like to spend the afternoon riding greens/blues and hitting the park or if it's still good I'll continue in the trees for a bit and end in the park. I go until the guy at the bottom won't let me back on the chair... mope around for a bit and then head to the hot tub with some beers.
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I go all the time so it really depends on the conditions and crowd I'm with. Yesterday I was with a bunch of Long Islanders out to visit, so we pretty much rode hard until they dropped.

Some days we are only up there for like 4 hours and may spend 1.5 of em in the bar - no biggie.

I'll hike to fresh when its possible, have been finding stashes and nice big lines 3-5 days after storms with some hiking at Loveland the last few weeks.

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When i'm by myself i try to get there for first chair or close to it. Do a warmup on a blue, then im lapping blacks trying to get as many runs in as possible until it gets crowded and the snow is pushed off the trails. i usually try to scope out new lines from the lift or think about how i could do my previous line better if im not satisfied with it. take a lunch break around 11:00 then ride until my legs or back start to give out. im definitely pretty focused on pushing myself and getting better unless im having an off day, in that case i'll just relax and ride instead of challenging myself

when im riding with friends i like to just chill and have fun and go at whatever pace everyone is comfortable with.
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