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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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Got what I expected

Posted 02-21-2016 at 02:35 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 05:20 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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Day 4, blech!

Posted 12-31-2015 at 04:46 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 08:13 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 06:11 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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