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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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Temp Inversion

Posted 09-28-2015 at 09:54 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Right now, the forecast is a steady line, at 4000 - 4500 m. In fact, it's predicting higher temps at the top of the mountain than at the bottom. Temperature Inversion, I guess. Hopefully this isn't something that's going to settle in for the long term, like the ozone hole.
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Weirdness Continues

Posted 09-18-2015 at 04:00 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

And now this upcoming Tuesday the 22nd is also getting a snow prediction on Cypress. The usual disclaimers apply, but it's interesting that we're getting this much potential activity in September. Of course, now there's all the hoopla about the double El Nino, but this September activity just doesn't line up with that prediction.

Like it or not, I'm going to have to let some hope out of the bottle.
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Weirdness With the Weather

Posted 09-09-2015 at 09:55 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Right now, the freezing level on Cypress (according to snow-forecast.com) is sitting just a smidge under 5000 m. That's actually higher than it was for most of the summer, and it was a hot summer.

But even more interestingly, by next Monday the 14th, the freezing level drops to the point where the website is predicting SNOW at the top of Cypress. Yeah, that's right, I said it. The 'S' word. In September.

Now, disclaimer, disclaimer, it's just a prediction, even if it...
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Snow?

Posted 09-03-2015 at 10:11 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Someone just told me that Whistler got a dusting of snow at peak. I went and checked snow-forecast.com, and they were predicting 1 cm on Cypress at peak as well. I doubt it actually happened, but the fact that it's within the realm of possibility is just huge!

Maybe we'll have a season? People are touting the Farmer's Almanac as predicting a snowy winter. I've never set much stock by that publication, but I'm prepared to become a fan.

I've given up on finding a virgin...
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Coming up on mid-year

Posted 06-17-2015 at 10:09 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Yes, we're coming up on the longest day of the year. I've said before that I consider it the unofficial "mid-point" of the off-season. If I had to pick a word to describe my feelings about that, it would be "ennui." Great word, that. I've never had a reason to use it before.

I look up at the North Shore mountains and there is not one lick, not one speck of white on any of them, anywhere. Not even on the Lions. Yeesh.

So this'll be the make-or-break...
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