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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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Day 4, blech!

Posted 12-31-2015 at 03:46 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Day 4. No new snow, so lots of corduroy and 'firm' snow. Starting to get scritching sounds on some runs. That's never a good sign.

Yet again, the jumps in Stomping Ground weren't ready until mid-day. Not that they're anything to get excited about. They're kind of lofty this year, anyway.

I made a point of leaving early for the mountain, and a good thing, too. I still got stuck in the slow line-up, but only at the point where the cross-country parking lot splits off...
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Wtf?

Posted 12-28-2015 at 07:13 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Day 3. O.M.F.G.

I have never seen anything even vaguely like the line-up to get up to Cypress today. Traffic stopped dead just after the last switchback, and it took 40 min to get to a parking spot. Saw 3 vehicles overheat and die on the way. Yeah, that's right, snow all around, sub-freezing temps, vehicles are overheating. I guess 40 minutes of idling can be a problem...

Anyway, as soon as the outer outer outer lot became visible I said fukit and pulled in. I still...
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And... we have a season.

Posted 12-24-2015 at 05:11 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
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I'm finally ready to hope that we may have an actual season. Went up today, day 2. I had to park in the outer outer parking lot, but no real biggie.

I did Panorama a couple of times, but I found out early on that Stomping Ground was closed, so lost interest. The Skate Park was open, but only had one jump and a bunch of medium features.

I spent most of my day on Strachan, doing Collins and Horizon. I worked on my steeps handling, and I was happy to discover that I still...
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First Day Up

Posted 12-21-2015 at 05:02 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Season is now officially on, at least for me. I went up a little late, because it's a weekday and I didn't feel like fighting rush hour. That resulted in my having to park way out in the boonies. I've never had to park in the outer lots before. They should have shuttles to bring people in.
Almost everything is open-- I think one or two double-diamonds are still bare cliffs instead of snow-covered cliffs. Boo hoo. I split my day between Collins and Stomping Ground. The park had some...
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SnowSnowSnowSnowSnowSnow

Posted 12-17-2015 at 10:04 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Yes, six straight days of snow coming up, with the freezing level comfortably below the peak the whole way. This is on top of the several days of snow and cold temps we've already had.

I am off in two days, and the boarding will be epic.
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