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I am not a pro boarder. In fact I am a very late fan of the sport. This is more a diary than anything else, although comments and suggestions are appreciated. I'm going to try to keep track of how I do (and what I do) from season to season; what works and what fails; and how I improve over time.
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I actually did jinx it

Posted 03-13-2016 at 01:02 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Seriously. On Thursday, I popped my knee running across the street. Jeez. I had visions of this entire week off being wasted. Fortunately, I got myself a compression sleeve, which is helping a lot. Knee is still sore, but within the tolerable range.

Of course, I jinxed the snowfall as well. The anticipated snow has not been showing up. At least not before today. Right now it's "heavy snow" on Cypress. I'm giving my knee the extra day off, and let's face it, the mountain...
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An-ti-ci-pa-tion...

Posted 03-09-2016 at 01:01 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

The forecast is showing nothing but snow, followed by snow, and more snow, for at least the next six days. Even better, I've booked next week off.

Omigod, omigod, omigod, omigod, omigod, omigod, omigod, omigod.

Of course, I've probably just jinxed it.
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Got in my laps, anyway

Posted 02-28-2016 at 01:54 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

The snow-forecast website looked hopeful for today, so I went up to Cypress early. It was, in fact, snowing right down to parking lot level. They started letting people in a bit early, so that was a bonus.

It was deserted again, so I had every chair to myself. And no waiting-- I rode right up through the lift-line every time, yanked my straps, and pushed right onto the lift. Got a lot of runs in, in an hour and a half. Why? Because just before 10:30, the snowfall turned to rain, and...
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Got what I expected

Posted 02-21-2016 at 01:35 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

The weather has not been thrilling the last couple of weeks. Lots of rain, not lots of snow. I almost went up to Cypress yesterday-- was up at 6am and everything-- but the website wasn't encouraging. There was some new snow, but there were also high winds, and Sky Chair was expected to be closed.

After thinking about it for a while, I decided to wait for today. Not sure that was the best idea I've ever had. Yesterday, there was at least some fresh. Today it was all scritch. On the...
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Wow!

Posted 01-31-2016 at 04:20 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Maybe not the best day ever, but certainly way up there. It was wet-snowing when I left home, which is always a good sign. It was full-on snowing by a quarter of the way up the mountain, and it never stopped. It was still snowing when I drove down the mountain, and Grouse's webcam still shows snow (forget using Cypress' webcam. It shows nothing useful.)

I left at 7am this morning, hoping to beat the usual lineup. And it worked! I drove all the way up, got there just after 8, parked...
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