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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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Second Day

Posted 01-26-2014 at 04:48 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Today was a Cypress day. I kind of decided last minute that I would go to Cypress today instead of Seymour, mainly because the snowmaking has given Cypress a better base. I also thought it would be a good opportunity to get the February shuttle bus pass so I can get to Cypress during my two weeks off. A monthly shuttle pass costs $67 with taxes, after the discount for having a season's pass. That's basically three and a bit rides to break even, and I'm planning on trying for 9 or 10 days during...
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First Day

Posted 01-19-2014 at 05:03 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 01-19-2014 at 06:26 PM by Donutz

Finally, finally, finally. Up the mountain for snowboarding today. My season is now underway. It's a month and a half to two months late, depending on how I count it, so I think this season will probably replace last season as the one I whine about constantly. Oh well. Even bad snowboarding is better than no snowboarding.

The day started off a little rushed. I hadn't had time to do any prep last night, so I had to do all the running around and gathering stuff this morning before leaving....
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And we have liftoff!

Posted 01-12-2014 at 08:04 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 01-13-2014 at 09:42 PM by Donutz

Today Seymour opened up Lodge Chair! I went up to get my season's pass made -- I 've given up on trying to herd the various cats that make up our family to all get up there at once. As of now, everyone's on their own. I've signed the waivers so the girls can get them any time, but I'm not going to try to kick them into play any more.

Anyway, Lodge Chair was open, it was snowing furiously, and it was PACKED! The parking lot was full, except for the one spot that I managed...
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Finally, some progress

Posted 01-10-2014 at 02:08 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

It's been snowing the last couple of days (although staying very close to rain/snow level) and Seymour has now opened the Mystery chair. We'll be going up this weekend, I think.
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Happy 2014. Ungh.

Posted 01-01-2014 at 03:02 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Yeah, it's Jan 1st, 2014. How's the season, you ask? What season, sez I. The last week or so, we've started to see public lamentations on the news about the crappy season. They've even admitted to That Which Must Not Be Said, that Whistler is having a bad one! Gasp! (Yeah, I'm not bitter).

Snow-forecast.com has predicted a lot of snow coming up in the next few days for close to a month now, but when the day rolls up, there's nada. Always in the future. And still, either wet or cold...
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