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    Posted: Aug/16/2010 at 12:26pm
I am looking to go boarding during spring break this year, my girlfriend is new to boarding so I dont need anything crazy liek Mammoth. Where are your suggestions for going boarding? I like steeps and pow runs, Jackson Hole is my favorite place so far. Also, include best places to stay (hotels, etc.) if you can!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/16/2010 at 12:32pm
silverton, but your girlfriend won't like it, so how 'bout Crusty Butt, or something more tame, for your girlfriend, Vail, or west coast it with Squaw, something for everybody.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/16/2010 at 12:45pm
Yeah, I heard about Silverton...I think somehwhere where there is at least a hotel...with a hottub!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/16/2010 at 12:51pm
Squaw would be perfect. Lots of green runs for your girlfriend, but some of the best Blacks in Tahoe. And everything in between.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/18/2010 at 1:45pm
Sweet, what about places to stay? slopeside?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/18/2010 at 1:51pm
Originally posted by TahoeDreamin

Squaw would be perfect. Lots of green runs for your girlfriend, but some of the best Blacks in Tahoe. And everything in between.
 
 
Yep, HGH did have a pass there last year.......
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/18/2010 at 1:56pm
For a regular resort and town, Crested Butte is by far the best for steeps and eats.  Silverton is a once in a lifetime type of mountain.  Ditch the girlfriend for that one (may as well get a unguided season pass for $400).   Squaw is great too but no much of a town near by.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 1:01pm
cool guys thanks, I think I have heard the most about Crested Butte, might as well give it a try!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 3:32pm
Do these places get pow in March too?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 4:07pm
Originally posted by MiguelMas

Originally posted by TahoeDreamin

Squaw would be perfect. Lots of green runs for your girlfriend, but some of the best Blacks in Tahoe. And everything in between.
 
 
Yep, HGH did have a pass there last year.......

LOL LOL LOL.

You win this thread, sir.
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Wow, thanks!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2010 at 11:39am
Originally posted by greenmnmsi

Do these places get pow in March too?
 
California has some of the worst spring conditions in the world. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2010 at 2:07pm
Well, I went to Mammoth in March, and it was epic, the base had 15 feet or more of snow. Crested Butte will be good for me too though right?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2010 at 2:35pm
March consists of rain and washed out bridges up here
in Warshington.......
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2010 at 2:45pm
Originally posted by giftedhands

Originally posted by MiguelMas

Originally posted by TahoeDreamin

Squaw would be perfect. Lots of green runs for your girlfriend, but some of the best Blacks in Tahoe. And everything in between.
 
 
Yep, HGH did have a pass there last year.......

LOL LOL LOL.

You win this thread, sir.


I also vote WIN!

Total days:67 Pow days:27
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2010 at 3:37pm
Originally posted by zakk

Originally posted by greenmnmsi

Do these places get pow in March too?
 
California has some of the worst spring conditions in the world. 

squaw averaged close to 100 inches during march, and again in april.

though i agree with zakk, please stay away from tahoe during these months Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/30/2010 at 3:57pm
mammoth was pretty awesome last yr
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 4:11pm
oooh yeah, Mammoth and JacksonHole are my favorite places so far...gonna try out this Crested Butte place this season...anyone know how to score some deals on lodging and lifts there?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/31/2010 at 4:16pm
Not really pow/steeps but wondering about march. park city in march specifically. im thinking about planning a trip out there mid march and wondering what the conditions usually are at that time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/03/2010 at 11:23am
Smugglers notch VT is legit for pow
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/03/2010 at 11:31am
steep and deep = SNOWBIRD UTAH Star
It's unbeatable.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2010 at 10:35am
forexample:
MARCH! POW!
Russsian Federation - Kavkaz - mountain Elbrus
2) Khabarovsky kray - Sunny city (place Amut)
look at: google.com
i have one more thing...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2010 at 10:42am
Originally posted by biz_NASTY

Not really pow/steeps but wondering about march. park city in march specifically. im thinking about planning a trip out there mid march and wondering what the conditions usually are at that time.

I've had bad luck with Park City in mid/late March.  You're pretty likely to get rained on.  One year i went and within 5 consecutive days I saw everything from clear skies to rain/slush to ice and back to powder.

The think to keep in mind about March/April snowboarding is that last year was an anomoly for the southwest part of the country.  El Nino hit hard, and left a lot more white stuff than usual in CA.  So if you're looking to pick a place by past history, go further back than last year.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2010 at 10:58am
Originally posted by rmazz112

Smugglers notch VT is legit for pow
ya... or you could go out west and get actual powder and actual high speed lifts (although I kinda like the slow lifts, saves the pow) mid/late march can have spring conditions with occasional dumps in northern vt, i ski jay a-lot. 
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Originally posted by cyberace

forexample:
MARCH! POW!
Russsian Federation - Kavkaz - mountain Elbrus
2) Khabarovsky kray - Sunny city (place Amut)
look at: google.com


Really great places!!! I hope I will to ride in these places in this year
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utah. no question.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/06/2010 at 2:16pm
OK, so looks like Crested Butte is the place I am going this March...anyone have any tips on good/cheap places to stay? How to travel? (airport/bus)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 10:52am

Powder Mountain, Utah brah, it's all natural deep powder with a local's only vibe.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2010 at 4:44pm
cool, at Crested Butte, they have a sale where a ticket into the local airport from my city is $250! Plus, every 3rd ticket is free!
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i vote for vail
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/10/2010 at 10:49am
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i vote for vail


Really?  For steeps and pow?

The sayin' is "same 'ol blue Vail".  It is many things, steep is not one of them...
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Steamboat suffers from the same requirements of the OP that Vail does...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/21/2010 at 11:15am
WEll...looks like the Crested Butte "specials" are not what they seem...lots of hidden dates and requirements. SO, not going there this year...but we are going to A-basin (Arapaho), and staying with a friend, so it will be much cheaper.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 12:48pm
look into jay peak in vermont, Theres a new hotel that is pretty sweet, awesome glade skiing, a tram, great beginner terrain, decent steeps,and 350 inches a year
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Maybe for next year I will
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