Kamchatka. This place looks amazing, particularly from the snowboard touring/heliboarding angle, combined with some of my favorite things - Volcanos! Bears! Remote wilderness! Hot springs! Have you been there? Got any advice? Tell me your story - logistics? Budget/cost of travel? Best time for great snow? Reputable heli/guide company? Is there a time of the year when you can both hike and tour? Generally speaking, I want this
combined with this
if it is possible. Help a Siberia newb with no language skills start to plan an adventure? Thanks in advance!
posted by chuke
on Jul 1, 2012 -
Which ski resorts in Eastern Austria would one recommend? It seems the majority of recommended Austrian ski resorts are on the Western side of the country. However, we're traveling by car from Budapest, and in our wish to keep the drive under four hours, wish to stick with Eastern Austria. Flying is not an option. Also, with English-instruction on learning how to snowboard would be a plus. One of us is very well versed with skiing resources in France, but when it comes to Austria we are clueless! [more inside]
posted by peachtree
on Feb 27, 2012 -
I want to put a backpack up for sale on Craigslist, but I wanted to make sure I knew what kind of thing it was first -- but I can't find what I think is the brand name, and looking at the type of pack it was supposed to be also doesn't look right. What the hell kind of pack do I have? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos
on Jul 22, 2011 -
I'm a very inexperienced snowboarder ( gone twice with a three year period in between, so...very inexperienced).
My problem is, I can't get up, while on the slope, from my butt. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid
on Jan 31, 2011 -
Snowboarding trip plan help: Europe, catered, 10-20 people. Anonymous because it's a surprise for a lurker. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 26, 2010 -
I need to buy a snowboarding helmet but I wear glasses. What recommendations do you have for helmets that won't press my glasses into the side of my head?
posted by yfatah
on Aug 25, 2010 -
Whiplash from big snowboarding wipe-outs: Dealing with / avoiding / preparing for / reducing severity in future falls. [more inside]
posted by figTree
on Jan 27, 2010 -
Please recommend ski slopes for my family to learn to ski and snowboard in the Pacific Northwest this winter. [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy
on Dec 2, 2009 -
Does anyone have experience with those new-fangled reverse camber snowboards? [more inside]
posted by fshgrl
on Nov 27, 2009 -
Vacation planning two part-er: Does cheap, decent skiing over the holidays exist? And if not, where else should I spend my time off from work? [more inside]
posted by AV
on Nov 24, 2009 -
I'm going to Whistler
for a conference. I've never been skiing or snowboarding before and I'd like to. But I know so little about winter sports that it is hard to make the right choices or to even know what I need to know. [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Nov 16, 2009 -
I want to spend Jan-Apr of the 2010 season snowboarding in the Salt Lake City resorts. Can you guys help me figure out where to live in SLC (three months at a resort is just too much $$, and plus I'd like to be able to get away from the mountain on the days I don't ride) , and the best way to go about securing a place? [more inside]
posted by Calloused_Foot
on Jun 16, 2009 -
I'm looking for a resort in Tahoe that has both (a) good beginner snowboarding trails and (b) snowshoe trails. Nice to haves: group snowshoe outings and snowshoe rentals.
posted by benzenedream
on Feb 18, 2009 -
I'm looking for gift ideas for a family member who is into snowboarding. He already has all the basics but I do know he needs a new pair of goggles (which shouldn't be hard to find).
I'm also interested in any cool accessories that you could recommend beyond the basic stuff your average snowboarder would have. The price range I'm looking for is around $50.
Thanks in advance!
posted by adustum
on Dec 18, 2008 -
I'm moving to Colorado near Breckenridge for the winter (Nov - Mar/Apr). What towns should I check out and where should I search? [more inside]
posted by SampleSize
on Sep 4, 2008 -
I would like to get some video footage from an upcoming snowboarding trip and download it to my computer at a later date. What equipment would be suitable for this? My budget is £100 (~ $200 US) [more inside]
posted by oliverst
on Feb 18, 2008 -
Great week honeymooning in the Rockies? Where would you tell a skiing/riding couple to go?
posted by nelleish
on Dec 5, 2007 -
Cousin and spouse in NYC, we're in Toronto. We'd like to meet halfway to go snowboarding in January. I only know the Quebec ski hills so any suggestions would be much appreciated. Hotels, condos and cottages are all equally acceptable.
posted by Umhlangan
on Oct 29, 2007 -
I've started to get into snowboarding and I need suggestions for what kind of gear to buy. [more inside]
posted by Suparnova
on Feb 21, 2007 -
Where’s the best place to book an all-inclusive ski vacation? Where’s a good powder accessible condo with a view/hottub? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia
on Feb 9, 2007 -
What muscles are used to recover from a heelside snowboard fall
? If one were bad at getting up from such a fall, which exercises at the gym would you recommend to improve?
posted by Malad
on Dec 26, 2006 -
I've never gone skiing or snowboarding before, but I'm going on a co-worker outing in January to a ski resort for one day. I've decided to take beginner lessons in one - but which one? What would you recommend and why? [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Dec 12, 2006 -
Living in Lake Tahoe(!)
My sister-in-law has a chance to live out in Lake Tahoe for the ski season. She'll be working, either on a mountain or off, but she doesn't have a job lined up yet. My question (after a chat with her) is about where she might want to live. Been to Tahoe? Lived there? Help a recent college grad have a blast. [more inside]
posted by zpousman
on Sep 25, 2006 -
I'm going snowboarding for the first (and maybe only) time and I was wondering whether I should go out and get some pants and what kind of pants? Do I need them or would I be fine in jeans or something? [more inside]
posted by phillygee
on Mar 9, 2006 -
Help me plan my Vegas/Reno/Tahoe/LA trip! Specifically I'm wondering what to do with my snowboard gear and I need some recommendations on transportation and things to see. [more inside]
posted by pooya
on Nov 22, 2005 -
Is learning to snowboard inherently dangerous? Is there anything you can do to make it safer? [more inside]
posted by smackfu
on Mar 14, 2005 -
I've got a three day lift ticket good for Breckenridge, Keystone, Beaver Creek, A-Basin and Vail. Which of these are most snowboarder friendly, and which would you recommend?
posted by etc.
on Feb 19, 2005 -
Going skiing/snowboarding in about a week with no real experience save two painful days last year (but I have the basics down now) - any suggestions how to minimize the pain this time around?
posted by casarkos
on Dec 20, 2004 -
I'm taking a snowboarding trip to Wyoming this winter break and I will be using a plane at least three times during this period. Naturally, I will be carrying a snowboard and all my other equipment on the plane. How should I go about protecting my board? Should I just use a soft case to protect from scratches or should I be more concerned? Also, are there any products anyone can specifically recommend?
posted by cyphill
on Dec 1, 2004 -
Horribly specific somewhat-old videogame question: Is SSX3 on the Playstn2 really that much better than SSX Tricky? Specifically, is SSX Tricky worth keeping for the courses or should I just chunk it in exchange for SSX3. I have come in late to owning a PS2 (just got the new model as a gift) and picked up SSX Tricky, looking for a 1080 fix. But then I find out I have the older version of the game, and that the current installment makes the version I have obsolete. Snowboarding nerds, please advise. I want SSX3 but basically don't know if I should trade in SSX Tricky for it, or keep the older version, too. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Peter H
on Nov 17, 2004 -