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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 07:23 AM
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This is truth my friend. Around here I'll take what I can get. Did 3 seasons out in BC & AB, and it hurts me to even consider what I am calling a pow day here. But hey, that's life and you gotta take what you can get and if you really love it that much move out west! I will be moving back at some point in my life, ASAP

It's really hard finding people in ON who are dedicated to actually chase pow, let alone ride more than 5 days a season.

Wherever I go tomorrow I am hoping to get at least one faceshot
You guys don't appreciate it enough. 15cm is an Onterrible dump for sure. I spend about 2-3 weeks in Banff and a week or two in Golden, BC each season. I know what a real snowfall is ... but you take what you can get.

The funny thing is, so far in BC and AB they have not got much snow since December. They would love to get the 25+ cm we just got. Granted, 25 cm there is way more fun given the length of the runs ... oh well this just needs to tide me over till Feb 15 :-)
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My husband is at horseshoe today while I have to work...
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Unfortunately the program i participate in chose tommorow to go to louis instead of blue. Blue would be sick tommorow in the orchards and glades but louis really has nowhere i know of to capitalize on the snow. Any ideas?
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This is truth my friend. Around here I'll take what I can get. Did 3 seasons out in BC & AB, and it hurts me to even consider what I am calling a pow day here. But hey, that's life and you gotta take what you can get and if you really love it that much move out west! I will be moving back at some point in my life, ASAP

It's really hard finding people in ON who are dedicated to actually chase pow, let alone ride more than 5 days a season.

Wherever I go tomorrow I am hoping to get at least one faceshot
You don't find those ppl in ON b/c they either have never ridden pow and dont' know what it feels like or they have ridden pow somewhere worth it...and feel the cost-benefit is just not worth it here. I for one am not that dedicated to chasing pow on ONT hills...but thats b/c I choose to save my $ and time to go out west or to VT as much as I can. Burning a vaca day to hit up blue so I can avoid the God awful crowds is not really appealing to me. Add to the fact that I need to be able to take that day off last minute in light of a snowstorm is difficult...i guess for me I rather just bank those days and roll the dice when i head out of town. Thats just me though.

Funny thing...when I was a revy and had a 15-25 cm dump the whole town of revelstoke showed up on a Thursday morning...police, welders, school kids w/ parents...it was interesting/awesome to see the town shut down and appreciate a pow day.
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Sounds like the only thing stopping you is money, which is an unfortunate reality for most.

I'm sure if money wasn't an issue, we'd all be up there right now instead of sitting at our desks.
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was planning on getting out to Hockley Valley today with no luck do to the heaps of snow.
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was planning on getting out to Hockley Valley today with no luck do to the heaps of snow.
Hockley valley has a deal on one of the daily deal sites. Can't remember which one but I think it was $19 a lift ticket.
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blue was off the freakin' chains today! absolutely incredible!

we ended up leaving this morning at 8, rolled in there about 11am. parking lot was already evidence of what was to come, , snowed all day, light bc style pow. i've been riding at blue nearly 25 years, today was top 3 of all time. no lines, endless little stashes of untouched snow, glades were choice, great vibes and one that was well worth playing hooky from work for.
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I was at louis today.

It didnt compare to what blue would have been but there were 2 nice powder spots.

Off the side of louis express and at the top of the smaller express on the moonstone side you can walk to the corner of the fence, just walk through gap and theres a nice powder opportunity.

@Brownsnow - Did you ride the orchards, how were they?
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Hey east coast give us back our snow.
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