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Old 03-05-2008, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Heading to Big Red Cats tomorrow

So stoked! Expect pics and a review early next week...

3 days of powder

Already planning a trip for next year ~mid February.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sweet, what range is Big Red in? Selkirks, Purcells, somewhere else? 3 days of powder? Hopefully it's snowing for ya.
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The Monashees, near the Red Mountain resort. It snowed 35CM on Monday, and they are expected to get snow Saturday and Sunday. Regardless, with 18,500+ acres, I'm sure we'll find some stash
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Yeah, I looked it up. The Monashees look like a fantastic range. I've seen a lot of great trip reports come out of that area. Should be a great trip.
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Here is a quick review:

The terrain is pretty cool, lots of tight trees, open glades, and steeps. I'd rate the terrain at a 3.5/5

The snow was not so good, it has been warm, and only the north aspects were raeally ridable. The snow was 2/5 as far as cat skiing goes. I had better powder at Kicking Horse this year.

We took a raincheck for day 3 and will head back in Late January next year.

It was a LOT of fun though, and we got 11-12 runs in the first day, and only 8 or 9 the second as we spent so much time in the cat looking for good snow.
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That's tough when that happens. In our part of the hemisphere, North Facing shots are what I would be looking at almost every outing. The snow is always deeper, and lighter on that aspect. Of course right after a big snowstorm not such a big deal. I had heard through the grapevine things had been warming up in Canada. It is March after all. Your January day next year should be a great one. Might be super cold, but you have about the best chance for quality powder in that month.
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The heavier snow really bags you too, I was fraqgged by the end of day 2.
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Well snowolf would call that superdry powder, but yeah, I know what you mean...
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The rain check ensure I go next year

The plan is 2 days at Big Red Cats and 2 days at Valhalla.

Riding a resort will just not be as satisfying anymore.
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The rain check ensure I go next year

The plan is 2 days at Big Red Cats and 2 days at Valhalla.

Riding a resort will just not be as satisfying anymore.
Hell, I wouldn't be riding a the resort if my lady wasn't in the learning stages. I spent two full seasons and over 120 days riding without riding a lift. Much better imo...
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