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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by killclimbz
Not true, one can easily argue that Tom Simms invented snowboarding. Heck, even before that there was the snurfer. Burton was the most effective of producing and getting it out to the masses.

Snowboarding for the most part came of age in Tahoe.
But Sherm Poppen (now resident of Steamboat) invented the snurfer. Thats when snowboarding began. Not in CA, or VT but in Michigan.
post #32 of 46

WHAT, No Canadian boarders?

RED mountain at Rossland B.C. Lots of Glades ,Trees, and over 10ft. (3M)
a year on average. Known more as a "skiers mountain" but Terrain is Terrain.
FERNIE alpine Resort ,Fernie B.C. .Incredible Terrain for boarding and as much a powder resort as any in N.A.
Lake Louise ,Alberta Incredible HUGE resort in one of the most beautiful places on earth

If I had to choose one only for boarding I might give the edge to Fernie over RED . Terrain over trees.
post #33 of 46
having lived in summit county for awhile, i rode breck, vail, keystone and bc a lot. they were great, but mammoth takes the cake. their park is one of the best in the world and they still get sick pow. doesn't get much better than mammoth.
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by shredthe'boat
But Sherm Poppen (now resident of Steamboat) invented the snurfer. Thats when snowboarding began. Not in CA, or VT but in Michigan.
Although I didn't mention the inventor of the snurfer, I did recognize the fact that it was out before the Simms and Burton versions...

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Originally Posted by killclimbz
Heck, even before that there was the snurfer.
post #35 of 46
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Originally Posted by xcountry41
RED mountain at Rossland B.C. Lots of Glades ,Trees, and over 10ft. (3M)
a year on average.
10 feet equals 120 inches. for a ski resort, thats not alot of snow for a season. buffalo, ny averages twice that amount. come to tahoe where even the dry resorts average around 400" a year.
post #36 of 46
I'm fairly surprised that no one has mentioned Baker. It was the first ski area to allow snowboards, holds the oldest snowboard competition in the world and is considered both the birthplace of snowboarding and the mecca as the snowiest place on the planet.

BTW, I started on a snurfer in 1971ish - and I still own one, but they were not snowboards. The snurfer was the predecessor of the snowboard, which was invented when the bindings went on.
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan
BTW, I started on a snurfer in 1971ish - and I still own one, but they were not snowboards. The snurfer was the predecessor of the snowboard, which was invented when the bindings went on.
I find that funny. Great post.
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by 3snowboards View Post
10 feet equals 120 inches. for a ski resort, thats not alot of snow for a season. buffalo, ny averages twice that amount. come to tahoe where even the dry resorts average around 400" a year.
i think red averages 30 feet a season....Not as much as california, but a lot more than 10 feet.
...They have had nearly 7 feet already. Maybe the 10 feet was in reference to the snow base.....
regardless, red is a lot of fun!
post #39 of 46
I love Squaw Valley.. BUT im somewhat partial to Alpine Meadows.. They are completley open to backcountry and have patroled "backcountry" like conditions for you to get used to it.. but its a great, cheap but FUN mountain..
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by JoeSchmoe View Post
From what I've read, the general consensus out there among the skiers on these boards says the best ski resort is Alta.

Since boarders can't go to Alta, and have different preferences in what makes a good hill, where is the nirvana of the one-plankers?
I think that part of the reason Alta is so popular is because there are no boarders
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by 3snowboards View Post
10 feet equals 120 inches. for a ski resort, thats not alot of snow for a season. buffalo, ny averages twice that amount. come to tahoe where even the dry resorts average around 400" a year.

It gets better. There are no mountains in Buffalo. We stuggle to get 2-3' out here on the east coast. Another bad yr.

Mammoth (mentioned ealier) is an awesome mt. I like that the best out of the few I've been to in the west - Keystone, Mt Rose, Heavenly, Squa Valley. The yr I went to Whistler there was no snow so it's hard to compare. I'll take any mt out west.
post #42 of 46
If we're trying to compare to Alta(which I can't see as being anywhere near the best mountain-and I have a pass there) I would have to say Mt. Baker. Very similar vibe between the two resorts.
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by Shepherd Wong View Post
If we're trying to compare to Alta(which I can't see as being anywhere near the best mountain-and I have a pass there) I would have to say Mt. Baker. Very similar vibe between the two resorts.
Baker has a Pain Train? Oh, similar vibe, not vibing, never mind.

Seriously, for a destination area I'd say Jackson. Nice pipe when it's icy, almost always some good snow on certain aspects, entire place is a giant playground. If they'd just take a section of Moran Woods and replicate The Stash @Northstar concept...
post #44 of 46
Jackson
Deep snow, steep
backcountry at Teton Pass is bootpack friendly for people without splittys.

Mammoth
Deep snow, not quite as steep, but plenty of steep.
for the bro's the park is nice, and lots of poser chicks
from LA to play with.
post #45 of 46
whistler, vail, and squaw...in that order
post #46 of 46
I think I visited the mountain vying to be the perfect snowboarder's mountain.

Sierra at Tahoe is a cruiser's delight and the middle of the mountain is dedicated to boarder cross trails and terrain parks.

the only thing that wasn;t perfect was the flat traverse to get to the West Bowl and we know how much snowboarder;s hate traverses.
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