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Old 06-13-2010, 04:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there, just wondering . . .

When a snowboarder uses the term 'Wolves" what does it mean?
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A feral creature that will bite your legs off, normally found in backwoods and or krispy kreme donut shops?

is this spam?
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Haha, I like your response.

No, not spam. My friends keep mentioning this 'Wolves' thing and won't tell what it means. Apparently every dedicated snowboarder should know what it means. They are getting massive satisfaction about keeping me out of the loop.

Someone must know . . . . . .
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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First off this goes back way before snowboarding..Twinplanks will back me up on this.

Way back decades ago prior to when skiing became for the elite many resorts were not even created yet. During that timeframe the wolf population was heavily on the upswing. As resorts began building out in the west and northwest wolf attacks were sort of common particularly around cub time. It got to a point where they hired trappers to kill em. Those trappers would ski thru the areas, look for markings and lay traps at night. As the resorts opened there were initial contacts with wolves primarily because we built these resorts in their homes. When the resorts became elite infested they brought their small pets with them..mistake!!!!

The wolf, skiers and resorts were going hand in hand for generations and snowboarders simply picked up on nothing really...It was a skier and resort thing way back.

You will notice many resorts have the name wolf built into it. Example Wolf creek, wolf mountain, wolf ridge (NC). So do many of the communities and condo resorts. Reasoning is because they were built in their homes.

And for those members who have attended the east coast meet. If you want a good 2 hour conversation with "big joe" on the wolf/skier resort relationship just ask em cause he goes way back and remembers it
I kind of don't get it. What does it mean when someone uses the term “wolves”? That one is on the other person's land, like they were there first? That one is about to enter a confrontation? You gave us some background history, but not what it means when one uses the term.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Honestly, i don't think that is a real term. Your friends are just messing with you man
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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See, I would tend to think they are just messing with me, but they used it in normal conversation.

Im new to snowboarding, and they said to me
"You will need 50+ hours on the slopes to get a taste of the Wolves".

It's quite irritating when everyone else is in on the joke.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wolves is totally a term used by snowboarders. At least where i'm from (BC). But you can't just be told what wolves is. That defeats the point of it. You have to experience something for yourself in order to be eligible to be told what it means.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Valid point. I would be more than happy to stick to this and find out when I 'experience' such Wolves, but my friends are just using it as a tool to get under my skin, and it's working. Please shed some light . . . . .
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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hibonation, where do you live? I spend my winters at Steamboat. Would be happy to show you wolves my self.
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I live in New Zealand. Heading to Vail in October.
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