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TDNGUYEN wrote:
Jan 11th, 2016 10:53 am
New to boarding.. would like to pickup gear instead of renting.. (rented four times before)

Where would be the best place for beginner gears? Thanks guys..
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Anyone see the advance online lift ticket at blue? Day pass for $49+ tax
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TDNGUYEN wrote:
Jan 11th, 2016 10:53 am
New to boarding.. would like to pickup gear instead of renting.. (rented four times before)

Where would be the best place for beginner gears? Thanks guys..
I bought all my gear from pacificboarder during sales. They are in vancouver but its free delivery over $100 I believe. Look at sanctionsnow too they had some good sales last year that I missed.
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TDNGUYEN wrote:
Jan 11th, 2016 10:53 am
New to boarding.. would like to pickup gear instead of renting.. (rented four times before)

Where would be the best place for beginner gears? Thanks guys..

I am selling my Burton board with Burton Custom EST bindings. Used it as a beginner board. It is 157 though, message me if interested.
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TDNGUYEN wrote:
Jan 11th, 2016 10:53 am
New to boarding.. would like to pickup gear instead of renting.. (rented four times before)

Where would be the best place for beginner gears? Thanks guys..
Sportchek is where I got the basic apparel - no need to bother with brand name stuff, but make sure the jacket/pants are pretty waterproof. You can pick up better quality stuff for cheap (same price range as Sportchek) at the Ski & Snowboard show in October.

Cheap board - Kijiji/Craigslist is definitely the place to go. Even the most basic board on Kijiji is cheaper than you renting 3-4 times.

You may want a helmet if you're falling a lot, but I borrowed from friends because it isn't worth the initial investment.

Edit: a friend suggested Level nine sports - did a quick google looks like it ships from the states for minimal shipping fee. My friend said he bought an entire set of gear there for less than $300.
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Blue Mountain wasted their time installed those RFID scanners. i went with a buddy with a 5x7 and never bothered to scan in lol. Everyone knows the chairlift lines are 15-20 minute wait times on the weekends

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zetx wrote:
Feb 23rd, 2016 10:02 pm
travelling to whistler soon do you guys recommend

A) buy snowboard+boot travel bag

or

B) http://www.sportscaserentals.com/Home.html rent a snowboard hard-case for a week for $49
i rented skis both times i went to Whistler

my friend packed his snowboard boots, bindings on his carry-on and rented a snowboard at the village
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zetx wrote:
Feb 23rd, 2016 10:02 pm
travelling to whistler soon do you guys recommend

A) buy snowboard+boot travel bag

or

B) http://www.sportscaserentals.com/Home.html rent a snowboard hard-case for a week for $49
Depends on how many days you're planning to go boarding. If it's like more than 3, bring your own gears. Else, just rent and enjoy traveling light
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Resurrecting this monster!!!
Looking to buy skiiing gear (Skiis, boots, bindings, poles)
Is US still better (and cheaper) then Canada? I was looking at TruSnow
Can anyone recommend some brands.
I'm a decent skier, always rented in the past. I dont plan on doing tricks
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ZeroToHero wrote:
Aug 25th, 2016 6:04 pm
Resurrecting this monster!!!
Looking to buy skiiing gear (Skiis, boots, bindings, poles)
Is US still better (and cheaper) then Canada? I was looking at TruSnow
Can anyone recommend some brands.
I'm a decent skier, always rented in the past. I dont plan on doing tricks
THX!!
WIth the slumping canadian dollar, you would have to shop and compare if it really is worth it. You most likely need to ship it to a depot which charges you and bringing it back over may or may not incur taxes so you should factor that in also.

If you don't absolutely need the latest and greatest you can always go to shops like Corbett's which has their summer sale going on ( you should double check its still going on) where you can save a decent amount of money on last years markdowns.

Trusnow was great back in the day but now I believe they are just like any other regular shop in terms of pricing. (The sierra days are long gone)
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I got 2 5x5 Mount St Louis Moonstone passes back in March, when the pair of them cost $432.14 with taxes and fees.

Now it looks like I will be leaving the country before winter even starts... Who wants to take over the passes at old face value?

Currently they are $239 each, with processing fees and HST that adds up to $545.14 for the pair. I called Moonstone office and they said it's perfectly alright to change who the person using the pass will be, I'd just need to provide them your name, DOB and address. You can send the photo right away or have them take it on site.

Help out a fellow boarder!


Pass conditions are as usual:

Valid Monday to Friday day 9am - 4:30pm

When night operations begin
Valid Wednesday to Friday until 9pm & Saturday & Sunday 3:30pm to 9pm

Access excluded 9am to 3:30pm
December 26, 2016 through to December 30, 2016 and February 20, 2017
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alright gang, looking for some insight. Does the costco in barrie offer blue mountain lift ticket deals? Just curious and I won't be holding my breath for an answer. Just trying to decide if i should just buy the double downs now or not.
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Anyone know if the boards at the rental shops around sunshine village and lake louise have nice boards?

I really want to ride my own gear but I don't know if it's worth the hassle. (Will be my gf and I so we would probably stuff 2 boards in the 1 snowboard bag)

My gear:
Never Summer Cobra, Union Forces & Thirty Two Lashed boots.
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Hey guys, what do you call it when you are the first person on the slope?

For example if you're talking with your friend and say "Let's wake up at 6am to get first descent". Or "Lets go lay fresh tracks". If I recall, there's a widely understood term that describes being the first person on the slopes before anybody else.

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