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    Posted: Feb/25/2010 at 3:06pm
I plan on going snowboarding this sunday. But there's a slight chance of a mix between snow and rain on friday, saturday and even possibly sunday. 
I'm a beginner so I'm not really good. Will this completely ruin my day? I've never skied or snowboarded in these conditions so I don't know what to expect.
What are you experiences with a lot of moisture in the snow?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2010 at 3:18pm
A lot of Ice.....if u like ice, go for it, personally ice + my ass = pain in the morning (no homo).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2010 at 3:24pm
No matter how much they advertise the fact they have a large amount of snow already on the slopes, it means nothing if its gonna rain

Rain means above 32degrees
Once it gets cold out (night), then it freezes so youll have a layer of ice on top.

However your a beginner and you shouldnt really care yet about snow.
However like caidentt1 said, your ass will hurt more as you fall on ice
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2010 at 3:35pm
if its straight up raining that sucks but if its slushy ill ride a smaller mountain. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2010 at 3:42pm
crappy weather means more runs
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2010 at 4:14pm
just dont try to be a stud and go fast, cus when u go to fast and try to carve on ice, theres a chance ur going down, and going down hard is the worst way.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2010 at 4:15pm
Rain = less people on the mountain = more fun for you.  Having said that, it can suck riding in the rain.  The snow is slower, your waterproof gear turns out to be not so waterproof and the rain can cause bullet proof snow when the temp falls below zero (32 F). 

Just do it.  Every day that you don't ride, is one more day that you miss out on. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2010 at 4:21pm
I guess aus is right, but if ur gear does become drenched, you will be miserable, it happened to me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2010 at 4:33pm
Thanks for the input everyone. 
It said that it will rain 1 mm and snow 2 cm. And it's going to be light rain. So I'm not going to be drenched, it'll probably be a bit slushy though.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2010 at 4:34pm
light rain is fine. u shud definately go. thats if those meteorologists are correct, which is either or.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2010 at 5:19pm
The thing that was been the worse for me when it rains, is it freezing on your goggles and you get a sheet of ice in front of your eyes.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2010 at 5:28pm
rain doesnt automatically mean ice.  ive ridden plenty rainy days that were slushy.  it does depend on the specifics as mentioned before.  if it was wet and above freezing all day, and then freezes overnight, thats almost positively gonna be ice.  but thats just one specific situation.
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