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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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Meh

Posted 01-24-2013 at 11:10 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went to Seymour today. It's nice to have new snow, finally. We also had fog first thing in the morning, so thick that I couldn't see the lift chair ahead of me. Fortunately it cleared up mid-morning. Also snowed all morning, so hopefully it'll build up for tomorrow.

I didn't have a long or hard day today, just cruised around and tried different things. I did the steep off compressor a couple of times -- you know the snow's good when you can do that one without just sliding all the...
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Best. Day. Ever.

Posted 01-24-2013 at 12:53 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Probably overusing that title, but I may have to retire it now. I went up to Cypress today with poutanen, timmytard, and kung-pow. It was wet snow verging on rain at the beginning of the day, but changed to proper snow and stayed like that (and kept snowing) all day. Just the same, by the end of the day I was soaked through and through -- gloves, jacket, pants, even the inside of my helmet.

TT knows Cypress quite well, so right away I was getting a better experience than my...
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Getting tired of the lack of new snow...

Posted 01-21-2013 at 08:11 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 01-22-2013 at 03:08 PM by Donutz

Today was more of the same. This time I brought my hoodie and I wore that for the entire day. WAY too warm for a snowboard jacket, even with every zipper open.

The big difference between today and yesterday is the crowds. That's a good news/bad news thing though. The good news is I didn't have to wait for lifts today. The bad news is that without all those people grinding away at the hardpack, we didn't get the several-inches-deep crush -- which isn't as good as real snow, but is...
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Pretty nice day

Posted 01-21-2013 at 01:32 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I think today was the first day that the temp inversion really kicked in for Seymour. As I went up the Mystery chair for my first run of the day, I could swear that the air was getting warmer as we went up!

The snow started out a bit scritchy, but by midmorning it was getting that soft spring-snow feel, with a 4-6" thick layer of ground-up snow on top. Some areas, like Pete's tree run, never softened up, but most of the mountain turned out real fine.

Anyway, since...
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Some night riding

Posted 01-19-2013 at 08:43 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I stayed home during the day yesterday to get stuff done, picked up my daughter, then headed up to Seymour for some night riding. It was basically the same conditions as the last couple of days -- around freezing, hardpack with a thin covering of softer stuff. No fog this time around, which was nice.

I did a couple of runs off Mystery, including one on Pete's before they closed it for the evening. But let's face it, when the snow's like that it's just basic downhilling. Not very engaging....
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