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  • 2019 Event Schedule

    Hi Everyone, here are the dates for the major events in 2019. More details and individual event threads to come as the season approaches. Check out the major event comparison sheet to learn more about each event and see how they compare.

    Westfest, Utah
    Riding dates: January 22 - 27, 2019
    Tentative resorts: Alta, Brighton, Park City, Snowbird, Solitude
    Event thread

    Skiboard Connection, Colorado
    Riding dates: February 4 - 8, 2019
    Tentative resorts: Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail
    Event thread

    Midwest Meet, Upper Michigan
    Riding dates: February 15 - 17
    Resort: Mount Bohemia
    Event thread

    Shredfest, Lake Tahoe
    Riding dates: February 24 - 27, 2019
    Tentative resorts: Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar, Sierra
    Event thread

    In case you need a reminder (click each image to view / download full size):

    Westfest





    Skiboard Connection





    Midwest Meet



    Shredfest


  • #2
    Originally posted by Courtney View Post
    Hi Everyone, here are the dates for the major events in 2019. More details and individual event threads to come as next season approaches.

    Westfest, Utah
    Riding dates: January 22 - 27, 2019
    Tentative resorts: Alta, Brighton, Park City, Snowbird, Solitude

    Skiboard Connection, Colorado
    Riding dates: February 4 - 8, 2019
    Tentative resorts: Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail

    Midwest Meet, Upper Michigan
    Riding dates: February 15 - 17
    Resort: Mount Bohemia

    Shredfest, Lake Tahoe
    Riding dates: February 24 - 27, 2019
    Tentative resorts: Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar, Sierra

    In case you need something to hold you over through the summer (click each image to view / download full size):

    Westfest





    Skiboard Connection





    Midwest Meet



    Shredfest

    So are these the epic pass resorts?


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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tom91381 View Post
      So are these the epic pass resorts?
      Many of them are, but not all. Resorts in bold below are covered by the Epic Pass.

      Update: Resorts underlined are covered by the IKON Pass.

      Westfest, Utah
      Riding dates: January 22 - 27, 2019
      Tentative resorts: Alta, Brighton, Park City, Snowbird, Solitude

      Skiboard Connection, Colorado
      Riding dates: February 4 - 8, 2019
      Tentative resorts: Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail

      Midwest Meet, Upper Michigan
      Riding dates: February 15 - 17
      Resort: Mount Bohemia

      Shredfest, Lake Tahoe
      Riding dates: February 24 - 27, 2019
      Tentative resorts: Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar, Sierra

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      • #4
        I think I just found my new desktop image - the little calendar with the Westfest dates highlighted are a perfect reminder!
        Boards / Skis
        RVL8 - Blunt XL 100
        Spruce - Crossbow 115
        Head - Ethan Too 141 & 151, SuperShape i.Titan 156
        Armada - Triple J 155
        Faction - Candide 2.0 166
        (previous: RVL8 - Revolt, KTP, DLP, Blunt, Rockered Condor, and BWP. Spruce - 120 and Osprey. Head Salamander 94, Caddy 131 & 151, and Ethan Too 161. Atomic - 1:20, Access 151, and Punx III 140. Summit Invertigo, Hagan OffLimit)
        Bindings
        Tyrolia PRD 12, Spruce Pro Risers w/ Tyrolia Attack 13
        Boots
        Atomic Overload Reactor 100

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        • #5
          Alta and Snowbird are Ikon Pass access. I know not nearly as inclusive as Epic Pass but just to note it.


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          • #6
            Seeking opinions...

            While Midwest Meet is certainly the most convenient for me (within driving distance) my skill level just isn't up to matching Mt. Bohemia's requirements. Which of the events would be most conducive to a relative beginner?
            Spruce 120's (we'll see how this goes)
            Trikke Skki

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ukuvox View Post
              While Midwest Meet is certainly the most convenient for me (within driving distance) my skill level just isn't up to matching Mt. Bohemia's requirements. Which of the events would be most conducive to a relative beginner?
              Either Westfest or Shredfest. It's an older crowd with varying skill levels. We split up into two groups, one who wants to ski off piste (glades mostly), the other group cruises the grooomers. Westfest will be less expensive for lift tickets, unless you have an Epic Pass to save money on the Vail resorts in the South Lake Tahoe lineup. Lodging costs are also typically less for Westfest.

              Skiboards:
              2013 Spruce Sherpas w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
              2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
              2018 Spruce Crossbows w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
              2017 RVL8 Sticky Icky Ickys w/Tyrolia SX 10s


              Boots:
              Salomon X-Pro 80

              Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys
              Summit 110s, Nomads, Jades, RVL8 ALPs, BWPs, KTPs, Tanshos, Rockets, DLPs, Blunts, Condors, RCs, Revolts, Spliffs

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sempai View Post
                Either Westfest or Shredfest. It's an older crowd with varying skill levels. We split up into two groups, one who wants to ski off piste (glades mostly), the other group cruises the grooomers. Westfest will be less expensive for lift tickets, unless you have an Epic Pass to save money on the Vail resorts in the South Lake Tahoe lineup. Lodging costs are also typically less for Westfest.
                And the stuff you learn from being around those that might be better then you, that's priceless


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                • #9
                  At Westfest we usually try to lap lifts that give different routes down, then meet back up at the bottom. For the most part people get to ski the terrain they prefer, whilst we stay together as a group. We tend to break up into smaller groups around lunch as folks split off to do their own thing. Some prefer to stop to eat, some tour the groomers, whilst others seek out the gnar until the last chair. Hopefully there is something for everyone.

                  The best way to learn how to ski challenging terrain, just follow people better than you and trust in your skiboards.
                  Just these, nothing else !

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bad Wolf View Post
                    .....just follow people better than you and trust in your skiboards.
                    This needs to be printed on the back of the RVL8 Tees for the 2018/19 season!!
                    Boards:
                    2016 Spruce tuned Head Jr. Caddys - 131cm
                    2013 Spruce "CTS" 120s
                    2010 Spruce "Yellow/Red" 120s
                    2018 Spruce "CTS" Crossbows - 115cm
                    2016 RVL8 Spliffs - 109cm
                    2008 RVL8 Revolt "City" - 105cm
                    2017 RVL8 Sticky Icky Icky - 104cm
                    2011 Defiance Blades - 101cm

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tom91381 View Post
                      And the stuff you learn from being around those that might be better then you, that's priceless


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                      And that is EXACTLY the reason I want to go!
                      Spruce 120's (we'll see how this goes)
                      Trikke Skki

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bad Wolf View Post
                        The best way to learn how to ski challenging terrain, just follow people better than you and trust in your skiboards.
                        Again, that's my primary motivation. There doesn't seem to be anyone around here to follow.
                        Spruce 120's (we'll see how this goes)
                        Trikke Skki

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                        • #13
                          We're getting closer!

                          I've started pulling together a comparison sheet with information on each major event to help make attendance a little more accessible. Some of these locations are logistically confusing or difficult if you've never been or are going alone and meeting everyone for the first time. Best viewed on a screen larger than a phone. There are a few gaps and guesses (highlighted in yellow). If you can fill in some gaps feel free to add a comment in the sheet, post the information here or send me a direct message.

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                          • #14
                            Good idea!


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                            Osprey, Sherpa, Custom Coda 120WT, Custom DS110, Condor (Green), Spliff

                            Custom Twist Out duck foot bindings, Bombers (custom duck foot base plate and 3 pads), releasable S810ti on custom duck foot riser

                            Nordica N3 NXT ski boots (best so far)


                            Wife: 104 SII & 100 Blunt XL with S810ti bindings on custom "adjustable duck foot" risers

                            Loaners: 125LE, 105 EMP, 101 KTP, 100 Blunt XL, 98 Slapdash, 88 Blunts

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Courtney View Post
                              We're getting closer!

                              I've started pulling together a comparison sheet with information on each major event to help make attendance a little more accessible. Some of these locations are logistically confusing or difficult if you've never been or are going alone and meeting everyone for the first time. Best viewed on a screen larger than a phone. There are a few gaps and guesses (highlighted in yellow). If you can fill in some gaps feel free to add a comment in the sheet, post the information here or send me a direct message.
                              The link to Courtney's spreadsheet should be it's own post and "stickied" at the top of the Meet Up and Ride sub forum. This makes it easy to understand the who, when, and where of the bigger meet-ups. Nice work!!
                              Boards:
                              2016 Spruce tuned Head Jr. Caddys - 131cm
                              2013 Spruce "CTS" 120s
                              2010 Spruce "Yellow/Red" 120s
                              2018 Spruce "CTS" Crossbows - 115cm
                              2016 RVL8 Spliffs - 109cm
                              2008 RVL8 Revolt "City" - 105cm
                              2017 RVL8 Sticky Icky Icky - 104cm
                              2011 Defiance Blades - 101cm

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