Originally Posted by poutanen
Heading up to Whistler tomorrow, got my 7-11 passes I'm good to go!
I know nobody wants to give up their secret spots, but what chairs should I be heading to to start? Only there for one day don't want to waste energy just making it to the good stuff.
A run I like to do is "The Dave Murray Downhill". This should be the big test of the fancy-pantster.
This is a run that should be done fairly early in the day, before it gets all carved up & way before you're even getting close to tired. Cause you will be when you get to the bottom.
This should be, by far the fastest you've ever been on a snowboard
28% - average slope gradient on the race course
58% - Steepest section on the men’s course is on the Fallaway pitch
3.158 kilometres (1.962 miles) – the length of the Dave Murray Downhill
33 – number of turns on the men’s downhill
120-130 kilometres per hour (75-81 mph) – average speed of racers,
148km/h (92mph) - the top clocked racing speed
The last 2 points are the reasons you A) Need to hit this shit early, were talking the second you're warmed up.
B)The fresh corduroy. Don't know how the grooming is in cow land, but Whistlers is like no other I've seen.
A freshly paved blacktop road, is almost as smooth
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Men's Alpine Downhill - Dave Murray Downhill - YouTube
Inside the Action: Men's Downhill - Interactive Map - NYTimes.com