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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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Trying to get over it

Posted 11-16-2013 at 11:41 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I re-read my blog entries from last year, and it seems I was still whining about the lack of snow on Nov 30th!! And last year we ended up opening on the 7th and had a gorgeous December. Rest of the season sucked, but that's another subject .

Anyway, it looks like winter storms are lining up to hit BC one after the other. There's bumps in freezing level between each storm with accompanying rain, but as long as the snow level keeps increasing I can live with that.

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Awwww craaaaaaaaaap!

Posted 11-08-2013 at 09:57 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

It's Nov 8th and all the snow predictions have turned into vapor. It's been raining on the mountains, we've got another storm coming in which looks to be dumping more rain on the mountains right through the 14th or so. Cypress is trying to use their snow guns, but it has to be below freezing -- and stay below freezing. FML. This had better turn around soon.
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Finally getting some

Posted 10-28-2013 at 11:58 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Well, it looks like we're finally going to get some snow. Forecast is showing the freezing level coming way down as of Nov 2nd, and steady snow. Hm. We'll see...
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Got Protection?

Posted 10-19-2013 at 07:34 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I do.

I went to the snow show today. Big disappointment. There were fewer exhibitors than previous years, they had less on display, fewer big discounts, and a smaller swap meet.

Couple of good things, though. Manning Park had a booth. I talked to them, and they told me they're not only fully open, but they have a couple of new groomer cats and are going to have an actual terrain park.

Also, I talked to someone at the Cypress Mountain booth, and it...
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Not looking good...

Posted 10-13-2013 at 10:19 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)



Sombitch. I checked my blog from previous years and there's nothing like this. Up around 4km right up to the 18th. Can it drop down low enough within 2 weeks to still get snow in October?

I know, I know. Stuff that happens in October is no predictor of how the season is going to go. But this is the part of the pre-season where I go all OCD, so might as well roll with it.
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