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Northstar's 1989 Experiment - Allowing Snowboards

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Just imagine, this is the memo for the Snowboard Experiment at Northstar from 1989.  

Today, Northstar is Shaun White's home mountain, is known for its park features, super pipe and 1/3 of the mountain caters to snowboards. 

post #2 of 10

Ha, that's funny.  Was someone at the shop going through old paperwork or something?

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

It was posted on Northstar's facebook page. 

 

Adding to the humor of it: quote from the memo

Quote:
The ski rental shop will have snowboard rentals available and Northsport(now known as True North) will carry snowboards and snowboard related items. 

 

Today:  Butter Box and Burton are two snowboard specific shops in the village, True North doesn't carry any snowboards or hard goods type gear, but does carry stomp pads, leashes and a few other items for quick sale. 

AND.........then there's the Burton Academy! 


Edited by Trekchick - 10/14/13 at 10:56am
post #4 of 10

Only 24 years ago. My how time flies.

 

From the wrinkles on the page, I'm guessing whoever got that copy was none too pleased. They may even have remarked that HC's signature sorta made him look like an ASS. Just sayin'

post #5 of 10

How has it worked out?  Funny, being in a ski only shop, I almost forget that people snowboard. When I get to the mountain, I am quickly reminded. 

post #6 of 10

Just go to Squaw - instant fewer boards for some reason.  Or ride the Lookout rope tow to enjoy the bay area burton bboy crew getting dragged ass backwards. (I do still snowboard on occasion)

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

One thing I find interesting is that the snowboards(for the most part) are concentrated near the park/pipe side of the mountain.  Those you see heading to lookout or backside only go there occasionally 

 

Its almost like the mountain has embraced snowboarders and they have their own little section of the mountain. 

Also, the intense snowmaking set up for the parks has  proven to be an asset for early season trail openings. 

post #8 of 10

I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a snowboarder on Lookout Mountain.  Probably because of the aforementioned rope-tow and the lack of a terrain park over there.  Granted, not many people go there to begin with, but it does seem like 99% skiers.

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I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a snowboarder on Lookout Mountain.  Probably because of the aforementioned rope-tow and the lack of a terrain park over there.  Granted, not many people go there to begin with, but it does seem like 99% skiers.

Are you saying its 1% too much?

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Are you saying its 1% too much?

 

Nope.  I'd say the few boarders you see over there will just straight-line it off the drop-in instead of scraping off a ton of snow like a lot of skiers do.  Kind of the opposite of the rest of Northstar, right?  ;-)

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