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Old 12-10-2008, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been riding Whistler for about a year now. I don't know any spots as I just explore and hit whatever I find. That works in good conditions but not the way this season is turning out.

So here's my problem. I have a friend coming to Whistler in a week and a half for a boarding vaca that he's been looking forward to for years. The conditions are some of the worst in history. All I want is to find one area accessible from one of the few lifts that will be open and build a nice backcountry ramp.

Does anyone know an area that tends to get bigger deposits of snow? A place where we can simulate a nice powder jump?

I know that there will be no powder. I know that backcountry is dangerous right now. I know I'm a Whistler newbie so all of you douchebags who come on this forum just to rip on people for not growing up in a resort town, piss off I don't give a rats ass. I just want to know if anyone has any suggestions for areas that might be good to build a ramp.

I know explaining the exact area may be difficult so even lift and general direction suggestions would help. All help very appreciated.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow man, why the preemptive pre hostility strike? I don't think anyone has been a douche in this forum.

Anyhow, I know it's been rough in that region. You're still not getting snow? The PNW has started to get hammered and it looks like they are starting to accumulate like crazy.

I think Golden or Revelstoke have been getting nailed. Probably a little far, but maybe worth the drive. Also, how about Pemberton? Have they gotten anything? That is North of Whistler right? Just some thoughts.

Otherwise, I would guess you're going to have to get up by the glacier to do what you are speaking of.

Hopefully a massive storm will roll in and all this talk will be moot for you. Bummed for you friend. I've been sweating the PNW as I have a trip in about a month out there. Looks like they are in the cross hairs now, so hopefully I will have excellent conditions myself.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try looking through older threads -- a couple of weeks ago someone from Whistler was talking about some sweet little jump just off the beaten path a little bit when you go down the peak-to-creek with a (usually) perfect pit of powder beneath. I'll try backtracking a bit too and see if I can't find it for you.

I'm also hating the totally paltry conditions. I've been waiting around with my edge-card burning a hole through my SOUL waiting for the snow to really dump. I'm flying home to Toronto next week for Christmas and won't be able to ride until freakin' NEW YEARS so I'm wicked pissed.

Bright side? We are looking at maybe 10cms of new snow on Friday, so keep your head up.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wilster at Whistler. Try saying that ten time fast.

Like everyone is saying things can change drastically in the PNW overnight much less in 10 days. It's coming! I think things will be looking a lot different by the end of this weekend. You friend has a good shot a riding some inbounds pow.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Try looking through older threads -- a couple of weeks ago someone from Whistler was talking about some sweet little jump just off the beaten path a little bit when you go down the peak-to-creek with a (usually) perfect pit of powder beneath. I'll try backtracking a bit too and see if I can't find it for you.

I'm also hating the totally paltry conditions. I've been waiting around with my edge-card burning a hole through my SOUL waiting for the snow to really dump. I'm flying home to Toronto next week for Christmas and won't be able to ride until freakin' NEW YEARS so I'm wicked pissed.

Bright side? We are looking at maybe 10cms of new snow on Friday, so keep your head up.
LOL... That was me that was talking about that nice powder jump. The reason I'm asking for help finding others is that I really doubt there will be any access to the Peak chair. So I'm hoping to find a good area from a mid mountain lift. thanks though.

You're from TO? Me too. VP & Finch. Moved here just over a year ago. you?
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