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sicktc06
10-03-2011, 09:25 AM
Alright guys lets face it. The season is changing. :( The warm 80, 90, 100 degree weather is slowly dwindling away (at least in the South East region) and the water temperature is quite cold to get in now comfortably (but still do-able... ;) ).. But even though this sad time is come to think about when we should winterize the boat after that last visit down the lake to see the leaves changing, lets not forget the new upcoming season ahead of us, the snow!!! How many snowboarders/skiers do we have on the forum?! Thinking it might be a good thing to start a picture thread when time comes and snow's on the ground to keep everyone active in the Moomba community!

So, how many skiers/snowboarders do we have?! Where do you plan on going this year to ski/board? Last year was my first year out west at Crested Butte, and man I have to say. That was absolutely amazing. (Us East coasters are used to big hills and a couple of turns!)

Post up about your upcoming trips/past trips! See if this can go somewhere!

jmvotto
10-03-2011, 09:28 AM
Went To steamboat last year Cat skiing, unbelievable, still on the fence about this years trip. otherwise small local hills here in NY

cab13367
10-03-2011, 09:40 AM
Yup, I ski and snowboard. My local mountain is Mt Hood. Went there exclusively last season, got about 20 days in. Used to live in CO (5 yrs ago) and the Summit County resorts are amazing, but definitely draws a crows. Mt Hood is more old school by comparison - smaller, less crowded - but gets twice the snow (or so it seems). Problem is we have to deal with rain some days in the middle of winter.

ryan_8099
10-03-2011, 10:07 AM
Been skiing for about 5 years and have decided to try snowboarding. Just bought a 2009/10 Operator with 2012 Burton Moto boots. Hopefully the learning curve isn't too steep with my wakeboarding background. Bought a season pass at the local hill in town. Its no Summit County, with only a 800 foot drop.

jmvotto
10-03-2011, 03:03 PM
Yup, I ski and snowboard. My local mountain is Mt Hood. Went there exclusively last season, got about 20 days in. Used to live in CO (5 yrs ago) and the Summit County resorts are amazing, but definitely draws a crows. Mt Hood is more old school by comparison - smaller, less crowded - but gets twice the snow (or so it seems). Problem is we have to deal with rain some days in the middle of winter.

Summitt County is great, lots to choose from as well.

sicktc06
10-03-2011, 04:05 PM
Been skiing for about 5 years and have decided to try snowboarding. Just bought a 2009/10 Operator with 2012 Burton Moto boots. Hopefully the learning curve isn't too steep with my wakeboarding background. Bought a season pass at the local hill in town. Its no Summit County, with only a 800 foot drop.

I wakeboarded before I decided to get into snowboarding and it worked out pretty well. I took lessons and the person who taught me told me that normally, students didn't get to the stage I was at by the end of the lesson. It's mostly the balance and learning to steer. Of course, I will admit I had a few runaway moments taking off down the hill, not knowing how to stop. :P Took the GoPro last year and got me taking out my friends mom on video. THAT was hilarious!

deerfield
10-03-2011, 09:11 PM
small local hills here in NY

jm - Small? Hills? C'mon. In New York you got Whiteface and Hunter. Those are mountains. In fact, the 3,200' vertical at Whiteface nearly equals or surpasses the vertical at Steamboat, Sun Valley, Mt. Bachelor, Vail, Breckenridge, Winter Park, and Deer Valley to name a few. For real hills you gotta come to the Midwest and ski Wilmot with its vertical drop of 230 feet. - Deerfield

04OUTBACK
10-03-2011, 09:17 PM
Tried to learn Snowboard 2 years ago.. not even close to wakeboarding.. So it was back to skis last year... Bristol Mtn is 20 minutes away and plenty fine for a southerner held above enemy lines...

rdlangston13
10-03-2011, 09:24 PM
I started snow boarding before I started wakeboarding which is odd since I'm from Texas. We skipped last year but the year before I went to winter park with my sister and her fiancÚ. Had a blast, that place is amazing. This year we are planning a trip to angel fire in new Mexico. Since it is my girls first time and she is not confident she will have fun she did not want to spend the change on a Colorado mountain. Maybe next year after she finds out how fun it is

jmvotto
10-03-2011, 10:21 PM
jm - Small? Hills? C'mon. In New York you got Whiteface and Hunter. Those are mountains. In fact, the 3,200' vertical at Whiteface nearly equals or surpasses the vertical at Steamboat, Sun Valley, Mt. Bachelor, Vail, Breckenridge, Winter Park, and Deer Valley to name a few. For real hills you gotta come to the Midwest and ski Wilmot with its vertical drop of 230 feet. - Deerfield

if i am to drive to whiteface or hunter. I will go to killington. We do about 900 vert in central ny. I will have to catch up with brad on the hills this season at bristol.

rdlangston13
10-04-2011, 01:37 PM
some pictures of my last trip to winter park

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010107.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010114.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010120.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010122.jpg

rdlangston13
10-04-2011, 01:40 PM
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010123.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010126.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010133.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010134.jpg

rdlangston13
10-04-2011, 01:43 PM
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010136.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010137.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010171.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010220.jpg

rdlangston13
10-04-2011, 01:45 PM
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010224.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010226.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010239.jpg

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m523/rdlangston13/Ski%20Trip%202010/P1010255.jpg

kaneboats
10-04-2011, 01:46 PM
Yup, that's how you do it-- keep the beer in the snow to keep it warm.

sicktc06
10-04-2011, 04:30 PM
Crested Butte last year!
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/180003_10150093072745684_706715683_6727215_3052501 _n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/183583_10150089848835684_706715683_6700524_6813770 _n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/185759_10150089821295684_706715683_6700183_600697_ n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/182965_10150089320535684_706715683_6693290_7231945 _n.jpg

sicktc06
10-04-2011, 04:31 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/182961_10150090753730684_706715683_6709153_5442615 _n.jpg

Canuckle Head
10-04-2011, 06:13 PM
I grew up skiing and snowboarding but now spend my winters surfing the west coast of Vancouver Island up here in Canada. Here are some pictures of my younger brother Drew Neilson. 2X Olympian and 2007 FIS World Cup winner for Snowboard X. In fact, I think he also won the Jeep King of the Mountain series that same year.

http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww30/wedeh/capt1ff4601b1cf0416bb4212f54ce954176fis_snowboardi ng_world_cup_xcle106.jpg
http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww30/wedeh/capt75c8cea1eed146e7acc61035670888e6fis_snowboardi ng_world_cup_xcle107.jpg

Mikey
10-04-2011, 07:17 PM
Being an Old school slalom skier its Old school Skis for me.

Here in Calgary we have many World class ski resorts nearby. Sunshine, Or World famous Lake Louise ,plus a variety of others hills close by. Also we head down to Fernie BC or Across the border to Whitefish(Big Mountain)GREAT PARTY HILL!!!. The last 2 hills usually average about 30+ ft of anuall snow fall so Powder skiing abounds.. Now have to look for some pics.

rdlangston13
10-04-2011, 09:55 PM
I had a trip planned and paid for to go to crested butte back in 2005 and then like a week before we left my grandfather died so I had to cancel to make the funeral and be with the family. Maybe if my girls likes it we will try them out the next season

kaneboats
10-04-2011, 11:14 PM
Where's sled when we have this thread? He used to ski/train with the US ski team all the time.

sicktc06
10-05-2011, 08:49 AM
I grew up skiing and snowboarding but now spend my winters surfing the west coast of Vancouver Island up here in Canada. Here are some pictures of my younger brother Drew Neilson. 2X Olympian and 2007 FIS World Cup winner for Snowboard X. In fact, I think he also won the Jeep King of the Mountain series that same year.

Ok now that's pretty darn cool! He give lessons?! :)
I went to school with a girl on the US Bobsled team, Elana Meyers and graduated with her sister. Really neat to watch someone you used to be close with in school do something so cool, I can only imagine it being a brother!


I had a trip planned and paid for to go to crested butte back in 2005 and then like a week before we left my grandfather died so I had to cancel to make the funeral and be with the family. Maybe if my girls likes it we will try them out the next season

Thats a bummer man, I do hate to hear that, but hopefully you'll get to go! It was the only place I've ever been out west but I was left in awe at the powder. Of course, that was the first real powder I've ever boarded in!

Mikey
10-05-2011, 07:07 PM
The comment about Sled was mostly correct ,but i believe it was the Canadian Ski Team. He's a Good Old Canadian Boy...

kaneboats
10-06-2011, 09:33 AM
I know he's a native Canadian but could swear he said he used to hang with the US guys. Maybe I'll ask him.

Canuckle Head
10-06-2011, 01:24 PM
This is one of my favorite photos:
http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww30/wedeh/26064_416922415329_613765329_5802700_3587062_n.jpg ?t=

KG's Supra24
10-06-2011, 04:29 PM
Yall make me want to put a trip together. Its difficult timing due to career but hopefully I can make something happen in the next year or two.

Been to Winterpark a couple times and really enjoy it for the mountain. Night life is kinda dead, though.

Here is a pic i found from our last trip. Rented a couple snowmobiles and had a pretty good time ...

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v132/212/54/55010930/n55010930_31801710_8635.jpg

kaneboats
10-06-2011, 05:37 PM
The comment about Sled was mostly correct ,but i believe it was the Canadian Ski Team. He's a Good Old Canadian Boy...

You're absolutely right. He hung with his Canadian National Team buddies including some Olympic medal winners. Says he still has his boat in the water and may visit us on here again soon. I hope so.

wolfeman131
10-07-2011, 10:40 AM
Send Sled the pic of KG & friends on the snowmobiles and he will be back in a second!

That looks awesome, Kyle!

KG's Supra24
10-07-2011, 11:23 AM
Here are a couple more .. in an effort to bring sled back, and because hell, who doesn't like pics ..

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v18/171/103/55005557/n55005557_30374231_688.jpg

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v18/171/103/55005557/n55005557_30374257_7114.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v18/171/103/55005557/n55005557_30374245_8791.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v18/171/103/55005557/n55005557_30374254_4003.jpg

brain_rinse
10-07-2011, 02:37 PM
While this thread is relevant to my interests I don't want to reply until my boat is winterized. Thanks, and talk to you in another month. :)

Iowa05LSV
10-07-2011, 06:10 PM
KG -
The pic of the 4 sled's on the way down the hill. Was that in "BFE" Utah? I can't rememeber the exact name, but like Skillman Ranch or something like that? Son and I did a trip 2 years ago to Park City and then did a afternoon on snowmobiles. We went down a hill that looked similar and was enough to make you really think twice. Park City was great, need to do that or Ski Train to CO again. IA has hills, but I want to see mountain snow again this year.
-Iowa05LSV

lsvboombox
10-09-2011, 09:57 PM
If any of you guys out west are near Big sky I have a timeshare out there. Havent been able to make it out there in the last few years. If you want to cover my maintenance fees(600) You can have it for the week. Its in early april(either the first or the second week). shoot me a p.m.

KG's Supra24
10-10-2011, 09:56 AM
KG -
The pic of the 4 sled's on the way down the hill. Was that in "BFE" Utah? I can't rememeber the exact name, but like Skillman Ranch or something like that? Son and I did a trip 2 years ago to Park City and then did a afternoon on snowmobiles. We went down a hill that looked similar and was enough to make you really think twice. Park City was great, need to do that or Ski Train to CO again. IA has hills, but I want to see mountain snow again this year.
-Iowa05LSV

All of those pics were from Winterpark, CO. I'm ready to get to the mountains as well!

T100
10-18-2011, 11:11 AM
Last reason at Silver Star

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My daughter - #5 Place in Giant Down Hill & My son - #1 Place in Giant Down Hill

Very proud papa!

TL7
10-20-2011, 11:53 PM
Heading to the Canyons in Utah this February. My wife got me into skiing about 10 years ago, but this year we are giving snowboarding another shot. We tried it once about 5 years ago in Banff, but it was Thanksgiving and still pretty rocky and icy. Didn't go so well. Hoping this time is more successful because I really want to get into it as opposed to skiing.

This will be our first Utah trip. Been to Whistler and Sunshine in Canada, and in Colorado we've alternated between Breck, Copper, Keystone, and Winter Park. If anyone has any tips for Utah I'm all ears.

jmvotto
11-03-2011, 10:04 PM
tl7. we stayed at tbe caynons three years ago. skied there an absolutely loved it. went cat skiing as well about thirty miles outside of PC. then hit Alta before heading east. great food and fun in PC..
the altitude gets to you a bit as it is a couple thousand above Co.

bit the bullet at going back to steamboat for a few days in january. backcountry two days resort tree skiing one day. that town is great.:)