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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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2011-11-26 Opening weekend

Posted 11-26-2011 at 06:40 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

So, "days until snowboarding season" is now a negative number. Seymour opened yesterday, with the Mystery chair only. Today a pineapple express is blowing in and raining all over everything. Life sucks.

OK, possibly that's a teeny bit melodramatic, but it isn't the most auspicious opening weekend ever. I'm going up tomorrow (Sunday), but not early. It's supposed to start the day raining and I don't want that to be my first experience of the season. I'll go up maybe 10-11...
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2011-11-23 Well, finally dammit!

Posted 11-23-2011 at 05:45 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I've been getting a little nervous the last week or so because Seymour has been conspicuously not open and not saying when they will be. The last straw was when Global TV started playing the Snow Report and all the mountains are showing snowfall except Seymour, which just says "opening soon". So I finally contacted them and asked straight out why they hadn't announced a date. They told me they didn't feel they had quite enough snow, but were expecting to get it this week. Well, that was...
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2011-11-18 Getting close!

Posted 11-18-2011 at 11:26 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Reading last year's entries and comparing them to what's happening this year, it's really kind of spooky how close it's tracking. We had snow on Wednesday at home level -- There are still piles where it was plowed off the streets. The mountain's a little behind, I think. Last year by this time they'd had a 55cm dump. Last night's dump of 18cm was the best so far. But still, Seymour has apparently announced a Nov 25 opening. I say "apparently" because they haven't put it on their web site....
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2011-11-12 Finally snowfall!

Posted 11-12-2011 at 11:49 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

We went up the mountain today for some snowshoeing. Finally, the snow is falling. More than a foot of snow on the top of Mystery. Funny how the pattern is following last year's pattern almost to the day. First snow around 26 Oct, then some warm weather with occasional snow. Then the snow really starts to come around the second week of Nov. OK, I can remember that from year to year.

Anyway, there were a couple of skiers and boarders on the mountain today, but I think it was still too...
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2011-11-06 Checking in

Posted 11-06-2011 at 05:53 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
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Bunch of items...

Got our seasons passes yesterday at Second Wave. I also got my shuttle pass.

We went up the mountain today. The situation is a little better than I was thinking. There's snow everywhere, although the rocks still show. Some guy was even boarding down Manning. Sure hope he was using a beater board, because there's a good chance he's going to have at least one core shot.

Anway, we hiked up to Mystery Lake, which is completely frozen over....
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