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alpine activities

Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
edited February 2010 in Social Entropy++
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mountains are quite scenic, especially in the winter

some people like to hike them, especially some of my friends, but i do not do much hiking

i like to ride chairlifts up:
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take one of these down:
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but some people prefer to ski, i used to ski when i was little, i would definitely like to learn how to at some point
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first i need to get good at snowboarding though because i am still fairly mediocre

does anyone else do these things?

do you care to discuss them?

poo
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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    I want to learn to ski but I live in California and they don't let people as poor as I am go to tahoe

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'm going to preemptively throw my hat in with skiing in the impending debate

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited January 2010
    i ice skate

    you don't do it on a mountain but it's kind of the same right

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    maybe i should have made a poll but i didn't want to inspire conflict

    i went to tahoe a few weeks ago it was cool that was my second time ever going to the west coast for snow related activities and man i am jealous

    tomorrow i'm going to one of those shitty mountains in the catskills with my school's ski team/club

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  • DudBoltDudBolt Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Snowboarding is the best.

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  • gazamcgazamc Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I prefer it in the summer when the snow is gone.

    Then i enjoy biking through the alpine forests.

    I do it on this
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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    two things i would like are to learn how to start doing some freestyle things, i've done tiny jumps and tiny boxes but i barely know what i am doing

    and two maybe to actually do the whole hiking bit once i get good, you know, splitboard and all

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  • DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    gazamc wrote: »
    I prefer it in the summer when the snow is gone.

    The i enjoy biking through the alpine forests.

    I do it on this
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    High five, mountain biking buddy.
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    I really need to learn how to ski. I tune skis and snowboards as part of my job, but I haven't been on them in probably 15 years. Debating a new back country ski package for this winter, but seeing as it's almost feb already I'll probably end up investing the money into my new bike .:(

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    I want to learn to ski but I live in California and they don't let people as poor as I am go to tahoe

    80 bucks for rental and day pass at sierra-at-tahoe

    that is dirt cheap

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    you can ski into a tree if you want

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  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    having done that I don't recommend it, Pip

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  • redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    i haven't been skiing in far too long

    my friends and i were gonna do a trip over winter break but it fell through :(

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I've ski'd into a building before

    like

    the side of it

    it was not all it's cracked up to be

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  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Snowboarding is pretty fun, I want to go to Carpathian mounntains over here and snowboard

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  • gazamcgazamc Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Dangerous wrote: »
    gazamc wrote: »
    I prefer it in the summer when the snow is gone.

    The i enjoy biking through the alpine forests.

    I do it on this
    30082008099.jpg

    High five, mountain biking buddy.
    pbpic4390559.jpg

    I really need to learn how to ski. I tune skis and snowboards as part of my job, but I haven't been on them in probably 15 years. Debating a new back country ski package for this winter, but seeing as it's almost feb already I'll probably end up investing the money into my new bike .:(

    Im very much considering buying a Downhill bike and giving a few competitions a shot. Tis an expensive hobby for sure.

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I haven't been up in too many seasons.

    $$$

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  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'm going skiing for the first time in about a decade next weekend

    right now I'm equal parts super excited and afraid I'm going to break something important

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Go down the hardest tree run you can find first things first

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    A friend of mine is taking a job interview in Aspen right now, he will probably get the job also.

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  • DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    gazamc wrote: »
    Dangerous wrote: »
    gazamc wrote: »
    I prefer it in the summer when the snow is gone.

    The i enjoy biking through the alpine forests.

    I do it on this
    30082008099.jpg

    High five, mountain biking buddy.
    pbpic4390559.jpg

    I really need to learn how to ski. I tune skis and snowboards as part of my job, but I haven't been on them in probably 15 years. Debating a new back country ski package for this winter, but seeing as it's almost feb already I'll probably end up investing the money into my new bike .:(

    Im very much considering buying a Downhill bike and giving a few competitions a shot. Tis an expensive hobby for sure.

    Ever considered enduro/Super D? Your Orange looks like it could be up to the task. Much as I'd like a full-on 8 inch travel bike I can't justify spending 5 grand on a bike I need a truck to haul back up the hill.

    Bonus footage of the SAAB Salomon Avalanche super D race

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I have not ski'd since I was 18. Damn I wish I could again.

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
    i have never ski'd or snowboarded. i probably never will.

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  • Darkness MundusDarkness Mundus Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Snowboarding. Man. It is what I would do all day every day if I had money. That being said, I haven't been in like 7 years.

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  • gazamcgazamc Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Dangerous wrote: »
    gazamc wrote: »
    Dangerous wrote: »
    gazamc wrote: »
    I prefer it in the summer when the snow is gone.

    The i enjoy biking through the alpine forests.

    I do it on this
    30082008099.jpg

    High five, mountain biking buddy.
    pbpic4390559.jpg

    I really need to learn how to ski. I tune skis and snowboards as part of my job, but I haven't been on them in probably 15 years. Debating a new back country ski package for this winter, but seeing as it's almost feb already I'll probably end up investing the money into my new bike .:(

    Im very much considering buying a Downhill bike and giving a few competitions a shot. Tis an expensive hobby for sure.

    Ever considered enduro/Super D? Your Orange looks like it could be up to the task. Much as I'd like a full-on 8 inch travel bike I can't justify spending 5 grand on a bike I need a truck to haul back up the hill.

    Bonus footage of the SAAB Salomon Avalanche super D race

    My Orange is an ace all-rounder. I can ride it up and down allll day. I recently had a go on a Lapierre DH920, an absolute monster, but the most fun I have ever had going down a ridiculously dangerous hill. I want one.

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  • redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Snowboarding. Man. It is what I would do all day every day if I had money. That being said, I haven't been in like 7 years.

    yeah, my personal definition of wealth includes owning a cabin and being able to ski basically whenever i want

    that is the dream

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  • DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    gazamc wrote: »
    My Orange is an ace all-rounder. I can ride it up and down allll day. I recently had a go on a Lapierre DH920, an absolute monster, but the most fun I have ever had going down a ridiculously dangerous hill. I want one.

    That bike looks sick as hell. Its sad that we miss out on many of the UK/European brands in canada. At work I recently built a Giant glory 0. Hard to resist just riding it around the shop all day :)

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I live in Texas and have never been skiing or snowboarding, I'd like to go sometime though. The closest I ever got was riding a snowmobile in Alaska during December which was still pretty damn cool.

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  • GravesGraves Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I have never been skiing or snowboarding.

    My gf just texted me that she's going with her friends.

    She's not very good at it, but hey whateva.

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  • gazamcgazamc Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Dangerous wrote: »
    gazamc wrote: »
    My Orange is an ace all-rounder. I can ride it up and down allll day. I recently had a go on a Lapierre DH920, an absolute monster, but the most fun I have ever had going down a ridiculously dangerous hill. I want one.

    That bike looks sick as hell. Its sad that we miss out on many of the UK/European brands in canada. At work I recently built a Giant glory 0. Hard to resist just riding it around the shop all day :)

    Some of the European brand names are really well built machines, and they are starting to look pretty sweet too. They used to be very bland.

    I do like the look of the Giant DH bikes. An old college friend of mine writes reviews for Mountain Biker UK and his long term test bike was an Iron Horse Sunday Elite downhiller. Gooooorgeous bike.

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    redhead wrote: »
    Snowboarding. Man. It is what I would do all day every day if I had money. That being said, I haven't been in like 7 years.

    yeah, my personal definition of wealth includes owning a cabin and being able to ski basically whenever i want

    that is the dream

    i would like that a lot

    i had a rich friend who had a house on a mountain

    that was cool

    then he tried to sleep with our mutual friend's girlfriend and then was a dick about it so our group had a kind of falling out

    i miss that house on the mountain

    that kid is going crazy though, would be nice to make him sane again

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Skiing is great. I love me some downhill high speed skiing. I finally sort of got the hang of snowboarding this winter as well. Snowboarding poorly is great exercise for the legs, I tell you what.

    I think I might be getting more into cross country skiing though. It's a better way to enjoy the scenery I find and there are less ass holes around.

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    tomorrow i'm gonna practice riding switch and trying to ollie and whatnot, on some easy peasy blues and greens

    hope it goes well

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  • BoutrosBoutros Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    redhead wrote: »
    Snowboarding. Man. It is what I would do all day every day if I had money. That being said, I haven't been in like 7 years.

    yeah, my personal definition of wealth includes owning a cabin and being able to ski basically whenever i want

    that is the dream

    At either end of the economic spectrum lies a leisure class. To me you have described being a ski bum better than you have described wealth.

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Ski bums don't own shit outside of heavily belogoed winter wear and beer bongs.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I played skifree once

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    Graves wrote: »
    I have never been skiing or snowboarding.

    My gf just texted me that she's going with her friends.

    She's not very good at it, but hey whateva.

    way to enforce stereotypes brometheus

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    how do i learn to do jumps properly

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights all the traits of greatness starlight at my feetRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    My dad monoskiis!

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    i am going both skiing and to the winter olympics in two weeks or so, should be fun :P. Im looking forward to skiing on skiies that i have owned for 3 years but have only had the time to ski on like ten times. If that trend continues ill just rent the rest of my life :(... wish i could be a ski bum.

    thankfully i will not be staying in Vancouver w the craziness and lack of snow

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Barcardi wrote: »
    i am going both skiing and to the winter olympics in two weeks or so, should be fun :P

    thankfully i will not be staying in Vancouver w the craziness and lack of snow

    that is cool i am jealous

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