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After whatching huckfin's snorkel vid http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...t-shred-2.html island lake moves to my top list. That's exactly what I'm looking for: never ending floating Don't have to fly 8hrs for short gnarly steep runs, got enough of this here The operater you recommended, sounds very reliable.


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Why not? Your pics here look pretty inviting http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...est-shred.html
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Can't see the pic... it's only a blue box with a questionmark
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In Pacific Northwest, if you are able to ride double-black runs, in any snow condition, with ease and without fear, then in my humble opinion you are at an intermediate to moderate advanced level of riding.
I can only speak to Whistler in the west but if you can ride those "double-black runs, in any snow condition, with ease and without fear", then in my humble opinion you are well beyond moderately advanced and are an expert rider. Only experts can ride the doubles at whistler with ease in most conditions, and there would be few who would ride them with ease in poor conditions.
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I can only speak to Whistler in the west but if you can ride those "double-black runs, in any snow condition, with ease and without fear", then in my humble opinion you are well beyond moderately advanced and are an expert rider. Only experts can ride the doubles at whistler with ease in most conditions, and there would be few who would ride them with ease in poor conditions.
Experts have style...I don't have style...unless you call a 54 year old geezer eating shit a style I can easily work my way down any named double black without fear...but there are folks here that kill it. A couple expert level examples....the other day saw this guy manual a black run that was moguled out...he made it half way down just riding his tail before he put the nose down; another aired off a cattrack, pulled a backflip and stomped the landing in a mogul field and zipper line the rest; and another ollied a 4 foot rope line, nose tapped the bamboo at the 180 mark, continued to 3, dropping 10-12 feet, stomped the 55 degree slope landing, pulled up the nose to manual out; there are folks that will drop a 70+ foot cliff...in the above vid there are places that folks on a good day will launch and drop 100 ft and ride it out...then you see a crew of 4-8-10 folks pull a train which is mobbin as fast as you can while following the leader through the trees, drops, windlips and the like....those are the experts...not me I am a shitty intermediate by those standards.
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Experts have style...I don't have style...unless you call a 54 year old geezer eating shit a style I can easily work my way down any named double black without fear...but there are folks here that kill it. A couple expert level examples....the other day saw this guy manual a black run that was moguled out...he made it half way down just riding his tail before he put the nose down; another aired off a cattrack, pulled a backflip and stomped the landing in a mogul field and zipper line the rest; and another ollied a 4 foot rope line, nose tapped the bamboo at the 180 mark, continued to 3, dropping 10-12 feet, stomped the 55 degree slope landing, pulled up the nose to manual out; there are folks that will drop a 70+ foot cliff...in the above vid there are places that folks on a good day will launch and drop 100 ft and ride it out...then you see a crew of 4-8-10 folks pull a train which is mobbin as fast as you can while following the leader through the trees, drops, windlips and the like....those are the experts...not me I am a shitty intermediate by those standards.
Very well said, it seems as if Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced just aren't enough categories...
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Very well said, it seems as if Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced just aren't enough categories...
Yeah, most ratings I've seen include expert. If you're good, you could get from beginner to advanced in one season (a 50 day season of crazy riding!) but to get to Expert takes years. I think it comes from experience in picking your lines, riding in various types of snow, weather, etc.

I've been riding 21 years and I don't think I'm there yet.
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