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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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Better than last year

Posted 12-08-2015 at 12:25 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

We've had some good snow on the locals, and they've been open most days (except Seymour, of course). The last couple of days have seen some heavy rain, which is washing things away. But starting tonight, we have a week of freezing temps and snow-- at least according to snow-forecast.com . This is better than last year, although not quite as good as my first couple of years. I do remember December being iffy, though.

I haven't gone yet-- frankly, snowboarding in a drizzle doesn't thrill...
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Opening Day!

Posted 11-20-2015 at 01:11 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Mm, yep. Opening day on Cypress, today.

Of course, that "opening" is 10am - 3:30pm, one run, and if there's six-inch depth I'd be amazed. But the important thing is

IT'S OPENING DAY!!!!!!

Their website says they've gotten more snow than we had any point last year. I believe it. And the forecast is showing some more snow coming. We may actually have a semi-normal season this year.

But this isn't an emotional roller-coaster or...
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A perfect spring day

Posted 11-09-2015 at 01:09 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

The Grouse Mountain webcam shows a beautiful, blue-sky, warm spring day. Sadly, it isn't spring, it's the lead-up to snowboarding season, and well into a stretch where snow-forecast has been showing continuous snow predictions.

On the plus side, there was snow around the first of the month. On the minus side, torrential rains have since washed that away. On the plus side, that happens every year at least once. On the minus side, It's supposed to have been snowing since Saturday mid-day...
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Actual snow?

Posted 10-27-2015 at 08:49 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

There have been flashes of snow predictions on snow-forecast this week. They come and go as the freezing level prediction fluctuates. Still, a good sign.

But this morning, it's showing a definite snow prediction for the top of Cypress as of the 31st and 1st. And it looks, so far, like the freezing level keeps dropping.

One can only hope.
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Looking more normal

Posted 10-18-2015 at 07:34 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Interestingly, at this point, the freezing level is looking fairly typical compared to years past. If it's a little warmer, it's only a little warmer. One swing in weather patterns could take it either way. We'll see in a couple of weeks if we end up getting any October snowfall.
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