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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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2012-03-22 Fourth and last day :(

Posted 03-22-2012 at 08:28 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

The day started out less than glorious. There hasn't been any snow to speak of in a couple of days, and the grooming cats turned everything into corduroy overnight. HARD friggin' corduroy. No kidding, if I scarved across the corduroy, my board made the sound you get when you ride a corrugated pipe. The snow is colder on Whistler, so you can't just smoosh the corduroy by riding over it once.

I went up 7th Heaven, which has a spectacular view (worth going up there just for that). If...
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2012-03-21 Third day

Posted 03-21-2012 at 07:39 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

No new snow today, unfortunately. Everything's still tracked from yesterday. The wind has died down, so the glacier's open, so a lot of people are back up there, and that's good. However, I'm feeling two hard days of riding in my legs, and that's bad. I took today to do some riding with the family. As anyone who's married knows, that's a total production. Thinking back on it, I really didn't do much of anything significant today. Did warmups in the morning, came back to the unit and waited decades...
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2012-03-20 Second day

Posted 03-20-2012 at 07:21 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Morning Update:

Whistler got some new snow overnight -- about 8" at the top of the Whistler gondola. Lot of wind, too. They actually had stuff on and off standby, and weren't allowing singles on any lifts. Not that one person on a lift was very likely - way more crowded today. Probably some combination of everyone coming out to enjoy the new snow, and people not being allowed onto the glacier.

I had an eye-opening experience first thing off the gondola. Decided...
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2012-03-19 First Whistler day

Posted 03-19-2012 at 05:31 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Morning Update:

Got to the line-up on Wizard Express about 8:15 and they were already loading. None of this "wait until the exact second before opening" shit like some mountains (+1). Took maybe 2 minutes to get on (+1) which is the longest wait so far today (+1). They have a singles queue which people actually seem to use properly, i.e. I didn't see any small groups pretending to be singles. 'Course probably not worth it with the small lines. The only thing that bugged...
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