I'd say if you ever find yourself in the Barrie/Collingwood area to hit me up but I'm pretty much done for the season unless theres some snow left in March...
P.S- theres Horseshoe Valley, Snow Valley, Mt. St Louis/Moonstone and they are all pretty much off HWY 400
I'll definitely be adding those to my list of hills to hit. Not sure if i'll be up in your neck of the woods between now and the end of the season, but if I am I'll drop you a line.
Originally Posted by neshawnp
sweet setup. i used to instruct at boler in the day. now im repn cobble hills, and blue.
def try and get up to blue. i went up there my first season boarding, and did a somersault as i bailed hardcore lol. there were mogulish moudns of snow and i did not know how to navigate with the steeper slope. its been 11 years later, and the moguls are fun now. but even doing beginner turns on more terrain will make it way more fun then being at boler.
i really think east coasters have it the worst for conditions, but that makes it easier for us wherever else we go lol. i love carving on ice. im still learning and fine tuning my technique every time i get out. i just started getting on rails this season. best tip i learnt this season was to keep my front hand lower then my back hand. this totally balanced my body position, rather then thinking about if my knees are equally flexing and if my body was centered over the board.
u are in a good place. have fun at your pace
The instructors at Boler are top notch. They've been super patient and have lots of advice. Thanks for the tip about the hands. I'll definitely keep that in mind the next time I'm out.
I'll do my best to keep the board on the snow my first time on a real mountain.
The only hill in the area that I've ridden is Boler mountain in the city. A more accurate name is the Boler Bump as it's fairly small, but great for newbs like me to learn on. The next closest Hill that I know of is Glen Eden in Milton.
I'm hoping to get out to at least one decent sized hill before the season is up. Have any suggestions?
I know of Blue Mountain, Hockley Valley, and a friend suggested making a trip out to Elicotville.