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    Donner Ski Ranch Walkthrough by iamnothing

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    SHAUN PAULMER PRO SNOWBOARDER : DONNER SKI RANCH WALKTHROUGH
    Platform: Playstation 2
    Author: David Blake
    E-Mail: db.gamefaqs@gmail.com
    Revision: 1.1 (3/1/2002)
    
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    LEGAL
    
    This work is copyright (c) 2001-2002, David Blake. It may not be modified from 
    its original format or posted to any web site or used in any publication, free 
    or otherwise, without my express permission. To obtain permission, please write
    to: db.gamefaqs@gmail.com.
    
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    AUTHOR'S NOTE
    
        First off, it you're going to write me about your "mad skilzz yo!!1" and are
    just bitching about my obvious lack of "skilzz" I'll shuffle your mail to the 
    trash. I've replied to too many idiots. Don't be one that I don't reply to. I do
    this for free. If you have a beef, buy the official guide. If you want to bitch
    about me telling you to spend money...then welcome to my trash folder.
    
        Now that that's done.
    
        Okay, I have played this game to death to write this and the other level
    walkthroughs. In fact, I played it so much that I began to not enjoy it. I
    wanted to make sure that the first couple of levels I had written were put into
    action since I know that I'm not going to finish writing the rest of the
    levels. I don't even want to play the game anymore.
        So, before you you write me and ask how to do different things on the later
    levels, don't. I'm only covering these levels and will not entertain e-mail
    about the others:
      - Donner Ski Ranch
      - Aspen
      - Kirkwood
      - Heavenly
      - Snowbird
    
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    REVISION HISTORY
    
      1.0 (12/29/2001)
          First version of this guide. I was hoping it would be the last one until
          I got a lot of hate mail because I started the gap list after getting
          sick of the game.
      1.1 (3/01/2002)
          Stripped the gap list due to idiots e-mailing me. Added information to the
          author's note.
    
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    DONNER SKI RANCH
    
    Challenges:
      - Boarder Score :  20,000 pts
      - Pro Score     :  50,000 pts
      - Sick Score    : 120,000 pts
      - Finish before 1:20 with 15,000 pts
      - Collect the Donner logos
          - Above the first jump.
          - At the end of a tree on the far left of the course below the chair
            lift slow sign.
          - Along the right rail below the water tower.
          - On the second jump below the chairlifts.
      - Find the secret sponsor
          - slide the car near the house at the end of the track and then ride into
            the garage.
      - Bust the slow signs
          - Below and to the right of the first jump.
          - At the start of the chair lifts.
          - In the center of the course, below the previous sign.
          - On the left side of the track, right below the chair lifts.
          - To the right of the large lodge below the chairlifts.
      - Nosepress the water tank pipe
          - To the far left, near the bottom of the hill.
      - Say Cheese
          - Jump near the chair lift slow sign.
          - Far right of the track below the previous photographer.
          - Far left of track below the water tower.
          - Far end of the pond (just slide the rail near him).
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    This section will take you through the level challenges with an in-depth
    description of how to finish the different challenges.
    
    --[ Boarder Score ]------------------------------------------------------------
      Trick off the opening jump and grind the beginning electric line, then manual
      to the building and flip. Land a manual and ride it to the jump. Trick off
      the jump to get a photo op and land the manual.
      (50,000+ points)
    
    --[ Pro Score ]----------------------------------------------------------------
      Trick off the opening jump and grind the beginning electric line, then manual
      to the building and flip. Land a manual and ride it to the jump. Trick off
      the jump to get a photo op and land the manual. Head to the right and just
      transfer to everything you can grind to and manual between them.
    
      NOTE: If you're having trouble, just hit the snowmobile at the bottom of the
            course and grind the beginning wire again and repeat.
    
    --[ Sick Score ]---------------------------------------------------------------
      Trick off the opening jump and grind the beginning electric line, then manual
      to the building and flip. Land a manual and ride it to the jump. Trick off
      the jump to get a photo op and land the manual. Head to the right and just
      transfer to everything you can grind to and manual between them. Avoid the
      jump with a photo op unless you're extremely comfortable with manualing out
      of reverts. I'd still avoid it, though since it will give you very little
      momentum to get you in the right direction. You should nearly have a sick
      score by the jump anyway if you have been varying your grinds and manuals
      like I described in the High Scoring Strategies section.
    
    --[ Finish Before 1:20 with 15,000 pts ]---------------------------------------
      Trick off the opening jump and grind the beginning electric line, then manual
      to the building and flip. Land a manual and ride it to the jump. Trick off
      the jump to get a photo op and land the manual. Then just race to the bottom
      of the hill. I'd recommend taking the water tower path since it has fewer
      curves to slow you down. Manual across the pond rather than taking time to go
      around. Then just head around the left side of the ending house.
    
    --[ Collect the Donner logos ]-------------------------------------------------
      As you start, just take the jump in front of you to get the first logo on
      the level. Head off to the left towards the water towers. Grind up the tree
      to get the logo here. Head down to the right of the water towers and grind
      the middle rail. Ollie to get the sponsor. Head to the right and take the
      second jump to get the final sponsor.
    
    --[ Find the secret sponsor ]--------------------------------------------------
      Right at the end of the level, head over towards the house. Grind the car on
      the way and enter the garage to get the secret sponsor.
    
      NOTE: It's easier to grind the car if you do NOT grind the fence near it.
            Also, don't grind up the line near the garage on accident.
    
    --[ Bust the slow signs ]------------------------------------------------------
      Go around the jump at the beginning. Now, head to the right. You'll see a
      couple of grind bars and a snow covered building. The first SLOW sign is
      between them. Just break it.
    
      Head to the left towards the chair lifts. There's a SLOW sign between them to
      smash.
    
      Continue down the course, following the main track. Avoid jumping from the
      snow covered roof and break the sign on the other side of it.
    
      Continue along the track and you can't possibly miss the next one.
    
      Now, head slightly to the right. The next sign is located near the out of
      order lift on the right. If you're anywhere near the house, then you've
      missed it.
    
    --[ Nosepress the water tank pipe ]--------------------------------------------
      Take the jump at the beginning and grind the telephone line to the end and
      head left. Keep as far left as you can and grind up the steel pole to the
      first tower. Then, ollie and nosepress (UP + X) the pipe between the towers.
      Just balance until you land.
    
    --[ Say Cheese ]---------------------------------------------------------------
      Take the jump and grind the phone line all the way to the end. See the jump
      below you? Take it and trick. That's the first photo op.
    
      Continue down the slope to the right of the chairlift. See the large jump?
      Plant there for the second photo op.
    
      Now, take a hard left and head over the rocks. Pass just below the water
      tanks and take another hard left up to the quarter pipe edge. Grind along it
      to get the third photo op.
    
      Head down the hill towards the house. Grind to the upper deck and through the
      house. Grind off the pole here and down to the ground. Do not grind the tents
      here right now or you may miss the change to manual across the pond. Manual
      across the pond and grind the pipe for your final photo op.
    
      NOTE: Make sure that you're board is firmly under you when you land a manual
            on the pond (you will also get the Pro Surfer gap).
    
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    CREDITS AND THANKS
    
      - CJayC and Shadotak, as always.
      - My ferrets, Tuffy and Kiki.
      - Aurora Snow for being so damn sexy.