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2012-01-26 Best. Day. Ever.

Posted 01-26-2012 at 06:55 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Today was an unbelievably epic day! I've been kind of disappointed with the last couple of days -- it always seemed to be foggy or raining or windy or poor snow, or some combination that added up to crappy. Today was the opposite. 48 cm of new pow (not poo!), sunny skies (at least in the morning), no fog, and not particularly busy.

They had pulled the features out of Mushroom park earlier in the week and I was rolling my eyes and saying "it figures!". But today they put...
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2012-01-22 Strange day

Posted 01-22-2012 at 09:34 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I took Friday and Saturday off. Friday I went to the dentist, so I took care of some other stuff. Saturday is chores day, and anyway it rained on the mountain for at least part of the day, so no loss.

Today was far better. It had snowed overnight, and continued to snow for the whole day. It was also, however, very windy today. There was a wind warning up for the lower mainland, and it certainly affected the mountain.

I had a lot of fun today, just hitting all different...
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2012-01-19 Still getting better

Posted 01-19-2012 at 05:51 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Seymour day today. I started the day (and spent the first few hours) riding my Ride board with the 390's. It was pretty icy, and the Ride handles ice a little better. I tried doing the lead-leg switch with the Ride and discovered that yes, you can do that with a full-camber board. Once things warmed up enough, I switched to the Heritage.

I practiced alley-oops, hit the jump at the bottom of Mushroom, and hit the features coming out of Mushroom. I'm doing great with the features, able...
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2012-01-18 First time on Cypress

Posted 01-18-2012 at 07:10 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I decided to go to Cypress today. I've got the time, it's midweek (the best time to go anywhere), so why not?

Got there just a bit after 9am opening. It was pretty empty. I guess the midweek thing works for Cypress too. I wonder if it works for Whistler? Anyway, it was damned cold. One of the ski patrollers told me I should protect my face. Fortunately I had a mask in my pocket so I just whipped it out and put it on.

So, Cypress? Meh. It's bigger, all right. A little...
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2012-01-16 A better day

Posted 01-16-2012 at 05:56 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Today was pretty great. First though, they opened at 9:30 and not a 9:00. I think I did that once before. Oh well, stand around for 20 minutes. But I was first on the lift and got first tracks on Mystery.

The day was snowing, sunny, foggy (briefly), sunny, and snowy again by the time I left at 2pm. There had been a couple of inches of snow overnight, so we had some good stuff to start with. And today, I hit everything. I've really finally got all my skillz back, and more importantly...
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