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I pay for rooms through booking or hotels, they just get his passport and credit card on check in. He has a debit card of his own through work and one CC off my account with his name on it. Hasnt been a problem. VRBO would be easier since you rarely meet a homeowner and its paid in advance....

Grab a taxi at the airport, know where your going to tell the driver in english or their language. Immediately exchange $100 for local currency at the airport if its needed.. do it at a bank or some place with good/better exchange rates for larger amounts.
They let him check in at 17 without any issues? I got told my trip to whistler for my birthday was cancelled because someone needed to be over the age of like 21 or 25 to take charge of the room. I have my own debit card with checkimgs and savings but its like the minor account of my parents. I also cant get a credit card at my age is what the bank told me even if it is linked to my parents account. Im jealous haha. I was really upset to hear the whistler trip had to be cancelled. Id totally go to whistler and pay for everything myself if the hotel rooms wouldnt have a problem with it.

Ive also only left the country once. So im not familiar on border patrols or crossings or however that works..never been to canada. I have two very little siblings (6 and 2) so, I'm on my own for about 95% of the things I do like paying for gas on my own, snowboarding expenses, any travelling expenses, anything related to my hobbies, etc.

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They let him check in at 17 without any issues? I got told my trip to whistler for my birthday was cancelled because someone needed to be over the age of like 21 or 25 to take charge of the room. I have my own debit card with checkimgs and savings but its like the minor account of my parents. I also cant get a credit card at my age is what the bank told me even if it is linked to my parents account. Im jealous haha. I was really upset to hear the whistler trip had to be cancelled. Id totally go to whistler and pay for everything myself if the hotel rooms wouldnt have a problem with it.

Ive also only left the country once. So im not familiar on border patrols or crossings or however that works..never been to canada. I have two very little siblings (6 and 2) so, I'm on my own for about 95% of the things I do like paying for gas on my own, snowboarding expenses, any travelling expenses, anything related to my hobbies, etc.

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Son...go to whistler for your Bday...ya don't need reservations...hang out, don't be a dick...find a ehmmm... nice Canadian cougar that will enjoy helping you celebrating your 18th...ride and then go shred. >:)

And you need to focus on just riding...a lot...so you can keep up. And at some point you will start to blow past us geezers and that's ok...we gotz treachery.
 

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Son...go to whistler for your Bday...ya don't need reservations...hang out, don't be a dick...find a ehmmm... nice Canadian cougar that will enjoy helping you celebrating your 18th...ride and then go shred. >:)
...and if you don't find accommodation in a cougar cave? And booking a hotel really is that tricky? There's still the backup to sleep in the car. You only need a down sleeping bag.

However, I'm bit surprised that getting a room at your age is a problem (Europe is full with backpacking 16yo traveling on their own n renting rooms). Maybe those resort hotels you had inquired had trouble with rioting young guests? Maybe inquire at a youth hostel or B&B instead?
 

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I go to Snoqualmie if you ever want to meet up. I always ride by myself and I am probably at a pretty similar skill level.

Also I might be a bit biased but WWU is a great school (depending on what you want to study of course) and you will definitely be able to meet other snowboarders.
 

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Ive found there are alot more regulations in the US and in US hotel chains. I mean look at the average youth your in school with, the are mostly entitled brats all the way through college. Sure there are exceptions but thats the rule...

In most parts of the world they could care less. I sit around and drink in a restaurant or bar with my son here and its like I'm chopping his head off, everywhere else I am wierd if I dont offer him a beer or glass of wine. Its all perspective of what you currently know, there are 2 kinds of education and both are vital to life, unfortunately most people only focus on formal schooling. Living is another that is just as important, not just existing.... LIVING and exploring the world.
 

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...and if you don't find accommodation in a cougar cave? And booking a hotel really is that tricky? There's still the backup to sleep in the car. You only need a down sleeping bag.

However, I'm bit surprised that getting a room at your age is a problem (Europe is full with backpacking 16yo traveling on their own n renting rooms). Maybe those resort hotels you had inquired had trouble with rioting young guests? Maybe inquire at a youth hostel or B&B instead?
I left the accommodations up to my grandparents since they were the ones paying for everything and they had been there before and i hadn't.

I honestly believe there's another reason on why I can't go. Some unforseen circumstances have happened recently and it threw everyone off so a lot of things are getting changed.

Later today I'm gonna look up hotels and stuff in the area, if i can find like just an average hotel room that's got 2 beds in the room and a bathroom (or a VRBO would be awesome, probably pricey) then I'll be fine with just that. They just have to be cool with having a 17 year old check in the room. Any recommended hotels to look at or areas?

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Im having little luck finding a resort without an age requirement..

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Ive found there are alot more regulations in the US and in US hotel chains. I mean look at the average youth your in school with, the are mostly entitled brats all the way through college. Sure there are exceptions but thats the rule...

In most parts of the world they could care less. I sit around and drink in a restaurant or bar with my son here and its like I'm chopping his head off, everywhere else I am wierd if I dont offer him a beer or glass of wine. Its all perspective of what you currently know, there are 2 kinds of education and both are vital to life, unfortunately most people only focus on formal schooling. Living is another that is just as important, not just existing.... LIVING and exploring the world.
I havent traveled much. But the further we get in to this election the better traveling elsewhere looks. Im a weird kid, i dont have an interest in smoking or drinking. Ive been offered a beer by my mom and i just have no desire. But yeah, my school is full of very entitled children. I get a lot handed to me also but it's only the important things that are handed to me like fee's for school and book costs i dont pay my self.

Im not sure what the rest of the world is like, but in Aruba me and my 14 year old cousin went to the casino. Ive learned i hate slots. So the US does seem to have tighter restrictions

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I go to Snoqualmie if you ever want to meet up. I always ride by myself and I am probably at a pretty similar skill level.

Also I might be a bit biased but WWU is a great school (depending on what you want to study of course) and you will definitely be able to meet other snowboarders.
Yeah im down to meet up! Im not sure what my skill level is anymore after talking to everyone. Taking the board in for repairs today, i plan on going to snoqualmie the first weekend they're open.

Why are you biased towards WWU? Im looking for a degree in business, specifically finance or entrepreneurship.

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Yeah im down to meet up! Im not sure what my skill level is anymore after talking to everyone. Taking the board in for repairs today, i plan on going to snoqualmie the first weekend they're open.

Why are you biased towards WWU? Im looking for a degree in business, specifically finance or entrepreneurship.
I'll be out on Sunday's and Mondays, and try for after work (if we ever slow down at work...) once a week or so.

I went to Western (environmental science) and really liked it. B'ham is great town, cost of living is cheaper than Seattle area too. I transferred in my Junior year and I didn't take a lot of GURs so I can't really say anything about non science departments except from what I've heard from friends. Wish I could have stayed there but there just aren't any jobs for grads. Just figured I'd throw it out there if you wanted to research it.
 

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I'll be out on Sunday's and Mondays, and try for after work (if we ever slow down at work...) once a week or so.

I went to Western (environmental science) and really liked it. B'ham is great town, cost of living is cheaper than Seattle area too. I transferred in my Junior year and I didn't take a lot of GURs so I can't really say anything about non science departments except from what I've heard from friends. Wish I could have stayed there but there just aren't any jobs for grads. Just figured I'd throw it out there if you wanted to research it.
I get sundays and mondays off to! Ill probably skip some work days to go to since I have a jov where they dont care if I show up really. I just try for 4 out of 5ndays of the week to show up

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You sound like someone I'd get along with because that entire point of being by your self is so true. When i get music going, I get in my zone and tune everything else out. Its awesome when a song pumps you up

As for school and working hard. I have average grades, maybe slightly above average, but im ahead of others my age if that makes sense. I take college classes and have college average grades but i should only be in highschool. I have a job lined up for after college thanks to family connections thatll make me more then enough dough to be comfortable and travel to new places for snowboarding

Right now im debating between staying where im at for work or trting to get a job at snoqualmie or doing both extremely part time like 2 days a week for each.

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Word. Good on you, man. Sounds like you got some stuff figured out.

Hope you get lots of days in this year.
 

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People still ride snowboards? I thought all this global warming was putting a end to it.


You WON'T be able to keep up with Argo, or his kid I would bet I rode with him for a few minutes a few times back in vail. Haha but I'm getting antsy about this season starting, I'm just having trouble deciding where I'm gonna buy a season pass. Last year I only got 2 days in and fucked my back up at work. This year I'm looking for at least 2 days a week, a looking for some one interested in chipping in for gas. I live in Everett, so it's about the same distance to both baker or stevens.

Typical days off for me are Monday and Tuesday.
 

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People still ride snowboards? I thought all this global warming was putting a end to it.


You WON'T be able to keep up with Argo, or his kid I would bet I rode with him for a few minutes a few times back in vail. Haha but I'm getting antsy about this season starting, I'm just having trouble deciding where I'm gonna buy a season pass. Last year I only got 2 days in and fucked my back up at work. This year I'm looking for at least 2 days a week, a looking for some one interested in chipping in for gas. I live in Everett, so it's about the same distance to both baker or stevens.

Typical days off for me are Monday and Tuesday.
from everett, stevens is much closer...baker will be about 2 hours 10 minutes drive time. if heading up to bakes, pm and perhaps we can do an easy carpool from da ham
 

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People still ride snowboards? I thought all this global warming was putting a end to it.


You WON'T be able to keep up with Argo, or his kid I would bet I rode with him for a few minutes a few times back in vail. Haha but I'm getting antsy about this season starting, I'm just having trouble deciding where I'm gonna buy a season pass. Last year I only got 2 days in and fucked my back up at work. This year I'm looking for at least 2 days a week, a looking for some one interested in chipping in for gas. I live in Everett, so it's about the same distance to both baker or stevens.

Typical days off for me are Monday and Tuesday.
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We should go ride a bit together. See how things go, and maybe later in the season there could be a trip to whistler. That drive isn't bad. I've done it a few times. Ride all day drive back after a quick Power nap.
 

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We should go ride a bit together. See how things go, and maybe later in the season there could be a trip to whistler. That drive isn't bad. I've done it a few times. Ride all day drive back after a quick Power nap.
Yeah man Im down. Id love to take a trip up to whistler, especially since I may be moving within the year. I go to snoqualmie mostly. I haven't yet got a seasons pass as I am waiting for snow and other things. Going to whistler wnd coming back in the same day sounds like an awful lot, ive had friends tell me its not worth it also. Id still love to go up there however.

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