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Snowboarding at Breckenridge
« on: March 01, 2010, 10:38:40 AM »
Anyone been? Any tips?

Heading out later this week for three days.

It is certainly not gonna be pretty. Haven't been on skis or snowboard for over 10 yrs.
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Re: Snowboarding at Breckenridge
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 10:46:01 AM »
Go really fast...then turn.
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Re: Snowboarding at Breckenridge
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 11:24:46 AM »
The place is huuuuge!!  try to plan your trails that your gonna ride or you might have to take a bus to get back to your starting point.  i would suggest a mountain tour or something if you can find one, or ride with someone who knows the mountain.  looks like you will have awesome snow!  there is some awesome tree riding there, wear a helmet!!

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Re: Snowboarding at Breckenridge
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 11:31:55 AM »
1) Wear a helmet
2) Always face up mountain ( when going down mountain)
3) Always stand up facing up mountain (when getting up)
4) Remember how to snowplow
4) Make reservations for snowmobilling for second day when walking is a problem after the first day
5) Wear a helmet
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Re: Snowboarding at Breckenridge
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 11:49:14 AM »
I've ridden in CO a bunch never in Breck though. I'd suggest buying a package that covers lessons, board and lift tickets. The lessons are well worth it even if you already know how to ride. It's pretty much like having a tour guide and they cater the lesson to your skill level.
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Re: Snowboarding at Breckenridge
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 12:13:46 PM »
Half the group is taking lessons but I don't want to be stuck with them so I'm opting to rely on my 10+ years of skateboarding experience......which didn't seem to help last time  :-[

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Re: Snowboarding at Breckenridge
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 04:04:29 PM »
****** Take a lesson fool!!!! :o
 
Skateboarding and surfing ain't Snowboarding. You body will thank you if you learn two of three basic things about the mountain and how you decend on it.
 
One hour class that I took on the third day would have saved me about a hundred falls the first day and two weeks of pain. ( I went snowmobilling day two cause it was impossible to
get back on the board day two)
 
cat: It's almost as much fun as moto and only takes a few seconds with the board flat and pointed downhill to scare you with speed.
 
PS. Beware of those sections that look dark under any shaded areas, boarding on ice is really not fun.
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Re: Snowboarding at Breckenridge
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2010, 04:57:01 PM »
I surfed and skateboarded most of my young life and I think it hurt me on the snowboard. There were habbits I had that took an instructor to recognize and fix. That being said, Shawn White has had no problem with both diciplines. I resisted the lesson til the end but I'm glad I did it. You can always break away on your own. Your not tied to the lesson.
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