This came up in my post in the beginners tip bible thread.
I admit I am an eastern guy. I have only been out west once. It was awesome but I can drive to about 10 very very nice mountains in <3 hrs. About 20 in 5 hrs. Hard to justify the trip. :)
A fellow bear says putting on boots in the lodge is a gaper move out west.
So - help me out...
What is the appeal of putting on boots in the car out west? Are the lodge facilities not comfortable or too crowded?
I much prefer wearing my pac books to the lodge and limiting the parking lot crud/grind on my carefully alligned and canted boots. Ditto on the walk back to the car in the pm. Let's face it, removing one's boots after a ski day is one of life's sublime pleasures.
Any thoughts on this? :)