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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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Snow!

Posted 12-12-2016 at 10:02 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

This last weekend was reminiscent of Early 2010, where we got a HUGE dump out of nowhere. I just hope we don't get the same dry spell through to March as last time.

There was so much snow Sunday morning that Seymour essentially closed the mountain until they could plow the parking lot and road. And all day, they were doing traffic control to keep the number of cars down. Now, this morning, more snow. And no real end in sight. Good God, could this be an actual good year?
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It's Happening

Posted 11-17-2016 at 10:07 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

It started snowing on Seymour on Monday (two days ago)-- just light dustings, initially, but still a positive sign. As of this morning, it's white. The snow-forecast site predicts snow for the rest of the week.

I know this because Seymour has a webcam, now. It's pointed at the loading station for Mystery chair, which IMO is actually a good setup. It tells us what the situation is at parking-lot level, which is the best indicator of overall conditions.
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Still Nothing

Posted 10-27-2016 at 10:14 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Nope. No snow. Well, no snow on Seymour anyway. Or any of the locals. Whistler is getting pounded, though.

Still, the freezing level is looking encouraging. It's hovering just over or around the peak. Snow-forecast keeps forecasting periods of snow, which evaporate as the predicted date arrives. That also is normal.

It remains to be seen what this season will be like, but over the longer term, I still believe the locals are going to be in trouble. Even Whistler, the...
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It's Obsession Time!

Posted 10-09-2016 at 11:06 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

We're in October, now--the time of year when I start checking the snow-forecast website several times a day. At the moment, it looks not bad, which is defined as reasonably close to the freezing point. Unfortunately, two years ago, the freezing line hovered just above the mountain peak for the entire season, except for periods where the sky was clear and there was no precip.

Well, we'll see. I think I've become sufficiently cynical (or maybe fatalistic) that I won't be checking hourly....
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Long Time No Blog

Posted 09-27-2016 at 03:54 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
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Holy crap! I have a blog!

I'd almost forgotten about this thing, as evinced by the fact that I haven't posted in six months. Eep!

So, my last post was about my buggered knee. Fortunately, praise Ullr, the knee is now better. I'm back to running, although not running as often as I'd like or I should. I'm really not sure what all went bad with the joint, although a tight IT band certainly played into it. Well, as long as it doesn't start acting up again, I'm good....
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