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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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2011-04-23 Short day but fun

Posted 04-23-2011 at 08:36 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 08-02-2011 at 06:11 PM by Donutz

First part of today was spent snowshoeing with the wife. The snowshoe trails around Seymour are quite extensive, since there's both the resort trails (paid) and the provincial park trails (free). Wife likes snowshoeing because it's good exercise and very quiet and zen. I enjoy it once in a while, but it gets boring after a couple of hours.

In the afternoon, I went for a little bit of boarding. Didn't do much of anything new or difficult, just had fun today. It was shirt-sleeve weather...
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2011-04-22 Entering final weekend

Posted 04-23-2011 at 10:59 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

This is the final weekend for Seymour. After Sunday, it's seven months of purgatory. I'm going to try to get up there three times this weekend so I can make forty days this season.

It was a great day on the mountain. Kind of surprising, as it wasn't looking very promising at first. Bit cold, kind of cloudy, and very hard-pack, bordering on icy. After a couple of runs off the Mystery chair, I decided to go down to the Lodge chair where the snow would hopefully soften up sooner. By...
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2011-04-17 Not impressed

Posted 04-19-2011 at 02:27 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went to the mountain with the family today. Which means we got there an hour after opening. Not that it made a lot of difference. The Seymour website said "hardpack machine groomed" and they meant it, especially the "hardpack" part. In addition, because of the overnight freeze/thaw, the sides of the runs were also frozen, with the ruts still in from the day before. Made for a very un-fun attempt to climb the walls. And as usual, when the snow's that hard, I don't get adventurous....
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2011-04-16 - OK but not great

Posted 04-17-2011 at 11:05 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

This is the second-to-last weekend of the season, and I've decided to go up both days this weekend. And because next weekend is the Easter weekend, I'll be going up Friday through Sunday.

Apparently a lot of people have just moved on to summer pastimes already, because the mountain was pretty dead. Not that I mind. There are no more group classes, although individual lessons are still happening. There was only a trace of new snow, so it was "hardpack". That's better than...
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2011-04-10 Yet another fantastic day

Posted 04-10-2011 at 11:02 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I arrived at the mountain at opening time, as usual (With the April hours, that's 9am-5pm btw). Like last Monday and Tuesday, it was snowing like stink, there was a layer of fresh powder, and there was no-one on the mountain. Dang. What a hell.

I basically just ran all over the mountain. Did Nutcracker and Compressor again, with better control this time. Had a great time. Other than some switch practice in the afternoon, not much technique work. They continue to "retire"...
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