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Old 09-19-2007, 05:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh man that terrain looks gorgeous! I caught a Youtube of one of the drops. Yeah, that is effin' steep, but it doesn't look like anything that can't be done to me. Now do you have to air into everything? It doesn't look that way to me, but for sure there is a lot of it that you do. Got a good pic of what I would consider madatory air here. Damn that has me droolin'. Jackson, Squaw, Crested Butte all have steep assed shit like this. Though I have to say, that cirque might be the most impressive one I have seen. Man, at my old job I had a free trip to Sunshine in the bag. Then I got an offer with a huge pay increase from another department that I couldn't pass on. So the group I was working for wasn't about to award me the trip. I looked at the map and knew I was missing some good stuff, but I didn't realize how good until now...

Most people that die at Sunshine, die in the Dive. It's not avalanches; it's the rocks. Just the other season a fellow's brains were turned inside out on the Dive first week it opened. It is not the pitch that I'm worried about. It's that long, long tumble with unforgiving rock.
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well isn't that always the case? Pick your lines with care...
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well isn't that always the case? Pick your lines with care...
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You should definately hit up Lake Louise and Sunshine. I went there in March 2007 and it was the best experience ever in my 18 years of being alive. Ha! You should also try to hit up Silver Star and/or Big White near Kelowna, BC, which is a few hours drive from Vancouver. My best friends are going there and apparently it is sick. In BC there are a bunch of really sweet ass hills, like Fernie, you can try that 1 too. I really hate you because I wish I could do that this winter break but I can't. In Quebec you should also hit up Mont Ste. Anne, it is a pretty good hill considering it is east coast and Jay Peak VT. is not far from MTL (Montreal). Make sure you go out at night in Montreal... Montreal is the best place ever.
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Oh man that terrain looks gorgeous! I caught a Youtube of one of the drops. Yeah, that is effin' steep, but it doesn't look like anything that can't be done to me. Now do you have to air into everything? It doesn't look that way to me, but for sure there is a lot of it that you do. Got a good pic of what I would consider madatory air here. Damn that has me droolin'. Jackson, Squaw, Crested Butte all have steep assed shit like this. Though I have to say, that cirque might be the most impressive one I have seen. Man, at my old job I had a free trip to Sunshine in the bag. Then I got an offer with a huge pay increase from another department that I couldn't pass on. So the group I was working for wasn't about to award me the trip. I looked at the map and knew I was missing some good stuff, but I didn't realize how good until now...
Yeah the dive is fine so long as you pick a decent line, on that video you can see either on the right side at the start a more mellow drop in thats serviced by steps, or on the left when the video finishes a harder entrance but better chute which is pretty easy.


You can see the mellower entry on the right, or in the background the chutes, which you have to hike into. They dont looks overly steep but thats the rock pitch the slope inside that is worse lol. Then you have the cliff band underneath to worry about.

Now a 2 pictures showing some really fun runs at sunshine. 1 marked out and the 2nd unedited so you can see!




You cant see alot of the dive there though. Fun story, the Warren Miller crew were filming at sunshine, and the team were doing backflips off of the cliffs in silver city, ridiculous. Plus one of the ski patrol was paid to ski the random chute, which is the most ridiculous line ever ha.

Sorry thread got a bit sidetracked.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
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All I can say is that terrain looks 'effin sweet. Canada definitely has some of the shiziznit, which I already knew of course. I can imagine that with some decent powder that area is a full on riot.

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Old 09-20-2007, 07:35 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Ok, I'll come out and say it, I am NOT going anywhere near that run, because I will definitely not make it out alive And believe me, I do want to make it back to Australia alive, so I can tell my friends how much North American snow kicks arse over the Aussie stuff

Looks like I'll be hitting Sunshine then, seeing as it gets the thumbs up from so many people! I don't really ride park...yet. I wouldn't mind getting into it, do they offer lessons in basic park skills (anywhere, not specifically in Banff)?

In Montreal, I think we were thinking of Mont Tremblant, but I'll definitely look into Mont Ste Anne too, thanks for the recommendation!!!
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I would skip the east side (Tremblant) unless you are going to be in the area for other reasons. Spend your time hitting the Western resorts. There are plenty of amazing parks and the freeride terrain kicks butt over the east.

Otherwise, Tremblant is supposed to be one of the better hills in the east.
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Second thing for snowjoe,

What is the backcountry like around Sunshine? Is that near Rogers Pass. I am planning on making a trip there. Originally it was going to be this year, but now I have to wait one more season. Any other backcountry spots in the Sunshine area? I am planning on a week trip with one or two resort days. The rest will be touring. Looking for roadside touring areas, daytrip earn your turns type stuff. Any hut recommendations are good too.
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Here are a few pics of Delirium Dive off the net: I feel my balls sucking back into my body every time I see these but it's got to be done!
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