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Hey all! New snowboarder here, living a little west of Seattle. Started last january, last run was in late march. I went snowboarding at snoqualmie about 10-15 times in that time period. At LEAST once a week to snoqualmie central/alpental. I hit Crystal MT once on the snowboard, once on some rented ski's and equipment.

Just looking for some new/more people to go boarding with, I plan on going to snoqualmie about once or twice a week this season also. I go during the week and at night mostly however.

So, whats up the PNW!

I do plan on taking some trips to Crystal, Mt.Hood, and anywhere else thats worth going to!

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If I were you I'd hit up Whistler Blackcomb. I've always wanted to try it out, but live in the Midwest.
Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

Do that, don't plan a trip there.
Chances are you time it shittily.

Not every day is mind blowing.

Have your gear ready to go, then one of those nights in winter, snow will be puking it's brains out.

Get up retardedly early, and go there.

That first 25 minute run of untouched powder, will bring tears to your eyes.
You'll never want to go home.

Fo realz


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Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

Do that, don't plan a trip there.
Chances are you time it shittily.

Not every day is mind blowing.

Have your gear ready to go, then one of those nights in winter, snow will be puking it's brains out.

Get up retardedly early, and go there.

That first 25 minute run of untouched powder, will bring tears to your eyes.
You'll never want to go home.

Fo realz


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I wish i could but I have school and its a 4 hour drive one way. So waking up at 3 am. Leaving at 4 am. Boarding at 9am. Leaving at lets say 4 pm. Getting home at 9 or 10 pm because food and traffic. Thats not easy for a 17 year old to do unless i went by myself.

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I wish i could but I have school and its a 4 hour drive one way. So waking up at 3 am. Leaving at 4 am. Boarding at 9am. Leaving at lets say 4 pm. Getting home at 9 or 10 pm because food and traffic. Thats not easy for a 17 year old to do unless i went by myself.

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I don't know what your thoughts on life are. But if you think you cannot make a four hour drive as a single college man w/ no kids, no wife and no real job. I'd say look out. Life is about to hit you in the face.
 

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I don't know what your thoughts on life are. But if you think you cannot make a four hour drive as a single college man w/ no kids, no wife and no real job. I'd say look out. Life is about to hit you in the face.
I can make a single 4 hour drive.

But im not sure if im able to see a night of powder. Get friends that are also willing to wake up at the crack of dawn and also have $100 or more ready to be dropped. Leave. Make a 4 hour trip at least. Snowboard for 8 hours. Then make another 4 hour trip home in the same day.

Im also 17 so i dont think i can even cross the border legally by myself without a parent. Plus im in school and working right now. Id love to do all this and i definitely could myself but i like doing stuff with people

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I don't know what your thoughts on life are. But if you think you cannot make a four hour drive as a single college man w/ no kids, no wife and no real job. I'd say look out. Life is about to hit you in the face.
Now if I could plan a trip and what not. Thatd be easy. But i dont know about waiting until theres a day of powder and dropping everything i have to do to go drive for 8 hours and snowboard for 8

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I get the random trip, but surely you can plan one.
Oh most definitely can plan one. Id love to. Id just want some friends who can go with me. Itd be even better if i could get a hotel room for a night or two. Maybe that's what I'll do my birthday since it's coming up in the winter.

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I can make a single 4 hour drive.

But im not sure if im able to see a night of powder. Get friends that are also willing to wake up at the crack of dawn and also have $100 or more ready to be dropped. Leave. Make a 4 hour trip at least. Snowboard for 8 hours. Then make another 4 hour trip home in the same day.

Im also 17 so i dont think i can even cross the border legally by myself without a parent. Plus im in school and working right now. Id love to do all this and i definitely could myself but i like doing stuff with people

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Its just a matter of....how bad do you want to do it, your ability to think your way out of a wet paper bag and are you committed to your passion. My daughter at age 17, a senior in high school, lived 56 miles from the hill, did not have a driver license or a car, worked 2 part time jobs and got in 100+ days of riding and skiing. Did her senior project training with ski patrol and was skiing huge BC lines that most folks only dream about...And she crossed to boarder all the time with her friends....Not with parents.


And she did graduate on time with good grades.

So quite your whining and get your ballz out of your purse!
 

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Its just a matter of....how bad do you want to do it, your ability to think your way out of a wet paper bag and are you committed to your passion. My daughter at age 17, a senior in high school, lived 56 miles from the hill, did not have a driver license or a car, worked 2 part time jobs and got in 100+ days of riding and skiing. Did her senior project training with ski patrol and was skiing huge BC lines that most folks only dream about...And she crossed to boarder all the time with her friends....Not with parents.


And she did graduate on time with good grades.

So quite your whining and get your ballz out of your purse!
That's cool?
 

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You can go to the great north...a whole car load of kids under 18...but you got to have a passport, a note from the p-rents and a designated plan. As for gear, lift tickets/passes she was self-sponsored/supporting at age 15. She made choices of not having a car to shell money out for which allowed her to afford more gear and passes. Granted she was somewhat the exception compared to normal high schoolers, but she was with a group of kids that made the snowy life their commitment and made it happen. As for being the parent, my support was this..."I'm not going to say no, nor am I saying yes...but I am expecting that you come up with the plan and make it happen for yourself if that is what you want to do."

Example: At age 15 she asked for a loan to buy her season's pass because she had not saved enough $ (she had been buying her own season's pass since 6th grade)...I told her I could not afford a $500 hit and told her that she was a smart gal and would figure something out. She stomped off...pissed!!...but the following week she was all stoked and said..."dad I got my pass...I'm going to be a ski and snowboard instructor and get a free season's pass....so you can drive me up the hill on Saturdays and Sunday's." Which my response...ehmm...No...you got plenty of friends that you can catch a ride with. Anyway her sophomore year she got 40-50 days in and junior year got like 80 days. She is not an exceptional kid...but her commitment to her passion was exceptionally focused.
 

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Its just a matter of....how bad do you want to do it, your ability to think your way out of a wet paper bag and are you committed to your passion. My daughter at age 17, a senior in high school, lived 56 miles from the hill, did not have a driver license or a car, worked 2 part time jobs and got in 100+ days of riding and skiing. Did her senior project training with ski patrol and was skiing huge BC lines that most folks only dream about...And she crossed to boarder all the time with her friends....Not with parents.


And she did graduate on time with good grades.

So quite your whining and get your ballz out of your purse!

It's really nice to hear that your daughter was able to do all that and it made her happy, but there is no need for you to put this kid down for living a different life style than her. Maybe its just not plausible for him at this time? Maybe he has some other priorities in life as well? You shouldn't hate on a kid for trying the enjoy snowboarding at a different level of commitment as you and your daughter.
 

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^ Ya, I'm grumpy geezer..but not hate'n...every year we get some youthz saying the same thing...but it is really about commitment. Iirc last year/spring it was some kid in a burb of Van BC...saying that his parent wouldn't let him, no rides...and yadadada. Well we gave him shit and told him...to ballz up and make it happen...he did...and guess what, he got stoked and discovered it was really up to him to make things happen. There are many forumites here that HAVE made the commitment... the to move to slopeslide, dirtbag a season, or just move to a hill and make it happen. So kick'n him in the ballz to wake-up and realize that he is the captain of his own ship or shit...imo is not a bad thing...and I don't care what his priorities or commitment are...that is up to him to decide. However his responses to this thread and another loooong thread are basically excuses/whines/attention seeking...instead of inquiring how/what to do to make it happen and noting the advice that was given. So just calling-out his commitment.

Rant over...dammit it we need more snow!

Edit...and if OP wants to come up for the tour (pm)...I'd gladly give him a tour of the holyland...and in all likelihood, he would in his youth be able to ride much better than I...but I don't care...it'd be fun.
 

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I wish i could but I have school and its a 4 hour drive one way. So waking up at 3 am. Leaving at 4 am. Boarding at 9am. Leaving at lets say 4 pm. Getting home at 9 or 10 pm because food and traffic. Thats not easy for a 17 year old to do unless i went by myself.
OFFS,…! :facepalm2: Is this something you want to do or what?

I'm 55! (…point being, I'm Old & Tired alla time!) I work till midnight,… During the season I'll get 3 hours of sleep, Pack 3 boards in the car, fill a thermos with coffee and hit the road by 5:00 to drive 3.5-5 hours (…road conditions dependent) in order to get there for 1st chair! And that's just so I can ride solo on a lousy 550ft of vertical, icy, midwest man made!!!

If I was only a 4 hour drive from someplace like Whistler,..???? I'd be there every other weekend until the credit card imploded!!! :blink:

I'm with Wrath,… Kid needs to stop whining and De-Purse his testicles!! Or as @Rogue so aptly put it,….

"Suck it up Buttercup!!!"
 
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I wish i could but I have school and its a 4 hour drive one way. So waking up at 3 am. Leaving at 4 am. Boarding at 9am. Leaving at lets say 4 pm. Getting home at 9 or 10 pm because food and traffic. Thats not easy for a 17 year old to do unless i went by myself.

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You're 100% right, it ain't easy. Not in the least.

My drive, is 3.5 hours. Bout the same really.
I'd rather go the night before, that's what I usually end up doing.

When you KNOW it's puking up there & you're gonna be riding the most incredible lines of your life. Hahaha

It's pretty damn hard to get any sleep anyway.

There's also a earlier "fresh trax" ticket you can buy. There's only a certain amount though, it's first come, first serve.

One of those, will get you on the peak, with an all you can eat buffet breakfast @ 6am.

Then after your done eating, you get the WHOLE mtn for 2.5 hours all to yourself.

So you get 10hrs of non stop powder slaying goodness.
It's almost too much for your body to handle, almost hahaha

[ame]https://vimeo.com/117348889[/ame]
I had 2 gopro's with me this day.
In all those 10hrs, this was all the footy I managed to get 6 seconds.

It had snowed for 4 days, all of the alpine had been closed to everyone, nobody was allowed up there, it was like 3 feet deep of untouched heaven.

In the close to 30 years that I've been snowboarding, no single day, including 4 days at BaldFace lodge riding with Jamie Lynn & other pro's even came close to how fucking incredible this day was.
It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.

It's tough for me to get up that early & make it there that early.
So I usually go the night before, park at McDonald's, then wait a few hours until it's open.
When it's puking that much & you know you're gonna have the best day of your life, hahaha, it's kinda hard to get any sleep, no matter where you're trying to sleep.

I'm sure it seems like an impossible task, but it's not that hard once you leave your house.

But HOLY FUCK hahaha is it ever worth it.


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It's really nice to hear that your daughter was able to do all that and it made her happy, but there is no need for you to put this kid down for living a different life style than her. Maybe its just not plausible for him at this time? Maybe he has some other priorities in life as well? You shouldn't hate on a kid for trying the enjoy snowboarding at a different level of commitment as you and your daughter.
Oh shut the fuck up, he's trying to motivate the kid.
He's telling him if you want it that much, it's easy.


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You're 100% right, it ain't easy. Not in the least.

My drive, is 3.5 hours. Bout the same really.
I'd rather go the night before, that's what I usually end up doing.

When you KNOW it's puking up there & you're gonna be riding the most incredible lines of your life. Hahaha

It's pretty damn hard to get any sleep anyway.

There's also a earlier "fresh trax" ticket you can buy. There's only a certain amount though, it's first come, first serve.

One of those, will get you on the peak, with an all you can eat buffet breakfast @ 6am.

Then after your done eating, you get the WHOLE mtn for 2.5 hours all to yourself.

So you get 10hrs of non stop powder slaying goodness.
It's almost too much for your body to handle, almost hahaha

https://vimeo.com/117348889
I had 2 gopro's with me this day.
In all those 10hrs, this was all the footy I managed to get 6 seconds.

It had snowed for 4 days, all of the alpine had been closed to everyone, nobody was allowed up there, it was like 3 feet deep of untouched heaven.

In the close to 30 years that I've been snowboarding, no single day, including 4 days at BaldFace lodge riding with Jamie Lynn & other pro's even came close to how fucking incredible this day was.
It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.

It's tough for me to get up that early & make it there that early.
So I usually go the night before, park at McDonald's, then wait a few hours until it's open.
When it's puking that much & you know you're gonna have the best day of your life, hahaha, it's kinda hard to get any sleep, no matter where you're trying to sleep.

I'm sure it seems like an impossible task, but it's not that hard once you leave your house.

But HOLY FUCK hahaha is it ever worth it.


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5 sec mark...holy fk'n sweet mutha of god... drool'n looking up at the towers
 
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