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Old 05-16-2013, 09:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
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When we went to revy, the lower mountain was closed. I really wanna go back in mid snow peak time.... Seems like it would be amazing. I would center myself in Revelstoke. There is a ton of shit around there.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Fucking Karkis, you bitch. You may have just convinced to come up to your place and ride Rogers Pass next year. I've been itching to get up there for about 6 years now. Rogers is the pass of passes...
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:21 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Well I can't top Karkis' OOB stuff...

All this is in-bounds in the area:

Fernie:


Everything in this pic is in-bounds (extreme left is gate accessed):


Close up of the gate accessed area (above the cat track):


Everything in view is in-bounds at Lake Louise:


An OOB bowl at Lake Louise, I've seen tracks down into it, but it's not for me:


Fluffy goodness in Fernie:


More in bounds lake louise goodness:


Another pic of Fernies glades and endless powder:
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:49 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Had to scratch Skeena from the list, 2014 is already sold out...

Thanks so much for the pics ! This is very helpful!

@karkis: I struggle a bit with some of your abbrevations. G/nar? RMR? Slack=sidecountry=lift access?

- 1st pic: the run looks beautiful and is about the top level I'd be willing/able to takkle, IF I could follow a guide who shows me the way through the cliffs. It looks pretty steep, that would be still ok, but the cliffs in the lower section would scare me a bit. I'm not convenient with jumping. Ive never been in any park and due to a neck injury I also avoided any natural jumps for years and am just recently beginning to be braver but still not secure enough. Excercise jumps will be one of my main aims next season. Thats one of the main reasons I'm concerned with judging my riding level. As long as board stays on the ground, I can do steeps without reluctance and speed isn't an issue too, but when it coms to jumps I'm a beginner simply due to the lack of experience. Tiny jumps are ok, but I need a save landing zone. On the pic, this already looks pretty badass to me cause you'll land in very steep and falling looks like a very bad idea... But some of the mini golf jumps like on the 5th pic would be fun.

- 3rd/4th pic look awsome. THIS is what Im looking for

- The black diamond pic I could do, and enjoy. But the double black pic... Uhm... Well, the chute on the most left side looks feasible but the entire front of the peak is like aaah, no way. Thats not a run, thats JJones area! IF there IS a double black run at the front of this peak, I'll stay well off any double blacks. Certainly not my level.

- The pics of rogers pass are more my level (no clifds ) and make me surely consider to plan a split tour. Thanks a lot for the guidbook!

@poutanen: those inbound pics of Fernie / Lake Louis look great. How soon after a storm are they tracked out? Do you need a guide to find your way though?
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:13 AM   #25 (permalink)
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RMR is Revelstoke mountain resort

Side slack is usually going up a lift and out of the back country access gates.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I think this thread just convinced me that I'm living in the wrong place.

...now if it were only easier to be able to work in Canada as an American, I would be there in a heartbeat.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:14 PM   #27 (permalink)
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@karkis: I struggle a bit with some of your abbrevations. G/nar? RMR? Slack=sidecountry=lift access?

- 1st pic: the run looks beautiful and is about the top level I'd be willing/able to takkle, IF I could follow a guide who shows me the way through the cliffs. It looks pretty steep, that would be still ok, but the cliffs in the lower section would scare me a bit.

- 3rd/4th pic look awsome. THIS is what Im looking for

- The black diamond pic I could do, and enjoy. But the double black pic... Uhm... Well, the chute on the most left side looks feasible but the entire front of the peak is like aaah, no way.

- The pics of rogers pass are more my level (no clifds ) and make me surely consider to plan a split tour. Thanks a lot for the guidbook!

@poutanen: those inbound pics of Fernie / Lake Louis look great. How soon after a storm are they tracked out? Do you need a guide to find your way though?
oh hey yah, G/nar = gnarly with a capital Gee!!
Argo covered RMR, slack country around here means the lift does most of the work and you gotta hike anywhere from 10 mins to .... depends how much a slacker you are... an hour or so??

if you would ride the 'black diamond' line or the chutes on the lookers right of the first photo 'without reluctance' you should be good to go at Mustang or pretty much any guided operation. That's the kind of terrain that Kicking horse has a ton of, like probably 100 of those lines within an hours hike (...or 2), on top of what they have in bounds.
Revelstoke has a handful of those with a 45 min hike, and another few dozen with say a 15-45 min hike to get to and 2 hour hike to get back out. the more mellow terrain around rev mtn resort is 10-45 min hike for access, 10 mins hike to exit and most of that is a south west aspect, there is some mellow east or NE aspects but they require more touring to get back from that side.

in the 'double black' photo, you're right the chute on the lookers left 'brown shorts' is a good time, i'd call that 'advanced' or black diamond, but i should also warn that it sometimes lives up to its name!!!
there are lines off the peak too, you can actually see a track if you look real close.
of local historical interest, apparently that photo documents the first track down the face, on a snowboard, before any skiers had run the line... 'expert' terrain, double black.

+1 thanks for the Fernie shots poutanen, i haven't been there in a dozen years now since the season i worked on building the new lifts... nice to see what they've done with the joint.
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I think this thread just convinced me that I'm living in the wrong place.

...now if it were only easier to be able to work in Canada as an American, I would be there in a heartbeat.
+1. Any Canadian women on here looking for a husband?
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+1 thanks for the Fernie shots poutanen, i haven't been there in a dozen years now since the season i worked on building the new lifts... nice to see what they've done with the joint.
No worries! I rode it once when I was 18 (13 years ago! ) and I don't remember much of it then. Really enjoyable now! Just gotta watch the rain and dry spells...
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A little south and across the boarder....this is a 10-15 minute hike out the gate


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