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Après-omnivore

I'm going snowboarding and want to bring sandwiches with me on the slopes! Typical. Caveat: must be vegan, and must appeal to non-vegans. I'm also not a fan of sweet sandwiches, like PB&J. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by semaphore on Mar 20, 2014 - 32 answers

Kamchatka!

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 - 9 answers

East Side

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 - 2 answers

If Shaun White Met Hendrix

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 - 8 answers

Bitten by the snow bug

Can and should I go on a solo snowboarding trip out West in April? And where? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Mar 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Getting off my butt

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 - 21 answers

Snowboard group trip

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 - 3 answers

Snowboarding helmet for those who wear glasses?

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 - 12 answers

Where to ski near Boulder?

Help me choose a destination for a one-day ski trip near Boulder, CO. [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Mar 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Which Alpine board for a decent boarder?

What kind of Alpine snowboard should I buy? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Feb 22, 2010 - 9 answers

questions about snowboarding whiplash from tumbling

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 - 8 answers

How do you roll up the hood on a Burton jacket?

How do you properly roll up the hood on a Burton ski jacket? [more inside]
posted by brownbat on Dec 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Where should my family go skiing in the Pacific Northwest this winter?

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 - 9 answers

I like the one with the skulls and the neon splatterpaint...

Does anyone have experience with those new-fangled reverse camber snowboards? [more inside]
posted by fshgrl on Nov 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Economical Holiday Vacation - With Skiing?

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 - 14 answers

Tips and suggestions for a first-time skiier

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 - 40 answers

I Need To Be Able To Get Down A Mountain

Will Virtual Snow teach me how to snowboard? [more inside]
posted by onich on Oct 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Where to snowboard and sightsee at Christmas?

Great places worldwide for a two week snowboarding and sightseeing holiday around Christmas time? [more inside]
posted by inflatablekiwi on Aug 14, 2009 - 7 answers

We're moving out west!

Where can we live (in the US) that has both pleasant summers and awesome snowboarding? [more inside]
posted by Fifi Firefox on Jul 14, 2009 - 49 answers

Another Question about moving to London. Likely more to follow.

I'm moving to the UK. I love snowboarding. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by ElmerFishpaw on Jun 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Living in Salt Lake City during ski season

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 - 6 answers

Best Tahoe resort for snowshoeing and snowboarding?

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 - 5 answers

Snowboarding Gift Ideas

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 - 13 answers

Ski/snowboard mountains to work on?

I want to snowboard/ski everyday, all winter. Where should I get a job? [more inside]
posted by GrubbyUtter on Nov 11, 2008 - 20 answers

What Colorado ski town should I live in?

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 - 3 answers

Switching from a board to skis?

This snowboarder wants to give skiing a try. How to go about it? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 19, 2008 - 10 answers

help me record my snowboarding trip!

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 - 4 answers

Skiing honeymoon in the Rockies?

Great week honeymooning in the Rockies? Where would you tell a skiing/riding couple to go? [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Dec 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Bay street or Broadway for skiing

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 - 5 answers

What kind of snowboarding stuff should I buy?

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 - 17 answers

Ski Vacation booking - acommodation recommendations?

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 - 6 answers

Which muscles used to recover from heelside snowboard fall?

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 - 10 answers

To ski or not to ski. That is the question. (something about snowboarding too...)

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 - 34 answers

Advice for living in Lake Tahoe for Ski Season 2006-07

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 - 9 answers

Do I need snowboarding pants?

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 - 27 answers

rocky mountain high!

Heliskiing? What did you wish you knew before going? [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Jan 16, 2006 - 4 answers

Hard snowboard boots?

Hard snowboard boots - whether? which? and where to shop? [more inside]
posted by nicwolff on Dec 2, 2005 - 8 answers

Help me plan my Vegas/Reno/Tahoe/LA trip!

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 - 4 answers

Learning to snowboard

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 - 23 answers

Best Boarding near Breck?

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 - 4 answers

Minimize Skiing Soreness

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 - 21 answers

Protection for a snowboard on an airplane?

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 - 6 answers

Is SSX3 that much better than SSX Tricky?

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 - 25 answers

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