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Old 03-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'll add to the pile of dumb crap people do (I'll admit to doing this a few times too but I was too young to care at the time..) Don't get high and ride. Seriously. Its dumb. No one wants to get behind your Rally van going all 25 MPH up county roads on the way to the hill pothead. No one wants to share a lift or mountain with someone all screwed up.
You should start a thread on this and see what people say...
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I don't mind the potheads. Funny enough the most weed I smell at any given time in a public place is on the hill. Its the morons who consume too much alcohol then go skiing thats worse.

Didn't want to turn this into a bitching thread. I understand resorts can't take care of everything out on the hill and I do just want to ride and have fun, I'm pretty laid back. The closing off parts of the hill in the spring, well if its a small section and you can see brown grass well thats obvious. The part I ran into was all covered in snow, about the length of half the run and about 50m wide. Coincidentally, they've now closed that whole run as of today.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'll add to the pile of dumb crap people do (I'll admit to doing this a few times too but I was too young to care at the time..) Don't get high and ride. Seriously. Its dumb. No one wants to get behind your Rally van going all 25 MPH up county roads on the way to the hill pothead. No one wants to share a lift or mountain with someone all screwed up.

Particularly with spring riding...the hill staff have to be dilligent in closing off trails and marking hazards. Not doing it is just lazy. 99% of places I've been to are good about this. Any staff that isnt shouldnt be getting your money.

Such a lame post Chris. See if you can keep up with me going "up the hill"
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I ride high all the time, I pretty much do everything high I guess. I even have my own growing room now, it's a lot more work than I thought it was though. I don't see how it hurts anything.. I typically have 3-4 drinks throughout the day too. Sorry world.
I HATE when resorts close down areas because they have a few bare spots and rocks poking through, just put an unmarked obstacles sign up and call it good! I've never had issues with the chairlift..
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stopping to have a safety meeting every now and then might help ease your concerns.
studies have shown this to be a fact....riding is a time to leave all your worries behind

i love my 2pm lager...never more than 1 though
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studies have shown this to be a fact....riding is a time to leave all your worries behind

i love my 2pm lager...never more than 1 though

I prefer 90% Sativa buds.\. On the chair, as I pick (ideally) my next pow line.

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:35 PM   #27 (permalink)
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alas, to be far from CA, WA, or OR has it's 'price', in the availability of certain....favors
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studies have shown this to be a fact....riding is a time to leave all your worries behind
Very very true. And it doesn't matter what specifically you're doing -- whether it's snow sports, hiking, river rafting, flying, jogging, etc etc etc. The idea is to be doing something that takes you outside your life for a few hours. While I'm on the lift or on the run I'm not thinking about mortgages, projects at work, my daughter's braces, or anything like that. You need to spend a certain percentage of your life doing something that has no ROI, no goal other than what you set for yourself, and otherwise no redeeming objective "value" outside of the deed itsself. This is zen.

And you will live longer, and enjoy it more.
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Very very true. And it doesn't matter what specifically you're doing -- whether it's snow sports, hiking, river rafting, flying, jogging, etc etc etc. The idea is to be doing something that takes you outside your life for a few hours. While I'm on the lift or on the run I'm not thinking about mortgages, projects at work, my daughter's braces, or anything like that. You need to spend a certain percentage of your life doing something that has no ROI, no goal other than what you set for yourself, and otherwise no redeeming objective "value" outside of the deed itsself. This is zen.

And you will live longer, and enjoy it more.
On the contrary, I find riding to be a huge ROI. If not for snowboarding I would have been Xanax-ed up to my gills by now. And that shit costs a ton.
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well said donutz

i see alot of people on the hill getting upset over one thing or another...talking business on the phone on the chairlift, complaining about sevices, hill conditions, visibility , any number of other petty shit...we are sooo damn lucky to be out there for even one damn day, gotta make the most of it, carpe diem yo
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