Wed 11/15...I MEAN 11/16...Your Fault Ripshade ;)

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Wed 11/15...I MEAN 11/16...Your Fault Ripshade ;)

Post by WaWaZat »

A few of us will be lookin' at some Lake St action! Damn it's gonna be cold!!
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Re: Wed 11/15...I MEAN 11/16...Your Fault Ripshade ;)

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Wear plenty of rubber and you'll be fine.

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The right rubber can be quite toasty in these arctic blasts...go gett'm....baby..!!..

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Re: Wed 11/15...I MEAN 11/16...Your Fault Ripshade ;)

Post by Ben »

well patience prevailed today. Wind picked up around 3pm. water was chilly, but with gloves, hood and booties I wasn't too bad.
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Re: Wed 11/15...I MEAN 11/16...Your Fault Ripshade ;)

Post by WaWaZat »

Yep, 6mm Wind Suit w/hood, 7mm boots and gloves... like a warm summer day :wink:
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Re: Wed 11/15...I MEAN 11/16...Your Fault Ripshade ;)

Post by Ripshade »

That's awesome guys! Glad to see you got out. Gotta take advantage of this wind when we can. Pretty soon we'll have to start gearing up for snowkiting.

Say... Anyone hitting up Utah or Idaho this year? I'm thinking about heading out there and any advice or references is appreciated.

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Re: Wed 11/15...I MEAN 11/16...Your Fault Ripshade ;)

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fly to Salt Lake. go to Skyline (2hrs) or Stawberry Reservoir (1.5hr). worth it. if not blowing - plenty of regular skiing/boarding.

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Re: Wed 11/15...I MEAN 11/16...Your Fault Ripshade ;)

Post by skysurfr »

I haven't snow kited out in Salt Lake, but I do go snowboarding as often as I can. It's a great place, especially if you're solo or a couple not wanting to do the whole condo/resort thing. The city is just minutes from several world class hills. In the evening you can do as you like from 5 star restaurants to all sorts of budget grinds. The Mormon - Hawaiian connection is evident as there's several fast food Hawaiian places around town! Yum!

If its snowing a 4wd or chains are required to go anywhere up or downhill. The police will check and deny anyone who isn't geared up for slick mountain roads including the interstate. There's a great public ski bus with multiple routes up to the resorts, it runs in all weather. Free parking is available at the bottom of the canyons.

Liftopia.com has reduced rate lift tix.
Car rentals.com is usually pretty good for scoring a cheap ride from a name brand place.


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Re: Wed 11/15...I MEAN 11/16...Your Fault Ripshade ;)

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Woah Woah woah slow down!!! Let me write all this down...this is gold! :D

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Re: Wed 11/15...I MEAN 11/16...Your Fault Ripshade ;)

Post by Ripshade »

Awesome. Thanks for the heads up.

Do you have any recommendations for places to stay? My girlfriend and I are heading out dec 23 through jan 2nd. Anyone interested let me know and maybe we can link up.

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