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02-28-2012 12:20 PM
grafta Yeah, i'm just not getting my hopes up is all. Makes for a nice surprise when things do happen.


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That said, there's gonna be some hot laps night riding if it does
02-28-2012 01:49 AM
Kwanzaa
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Originally Posted by grafta View Post
Strong rumours only apparently. There have been meetings etc. Believe it when you see it is all I can say. I wouldn't go banking on anything
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... Please elucidate.
Yeah I'm with you on believing it when i see it.

A buddy of mine is a lifty at seymour and he said this summer its going in. He didn't seem hesitant when he said it, no "probably" or "maybes".
02-27-2012 10:26 PM
grafta
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um i went up with kung pow 3 weeks ago for the groupon thing. we first got blocked by traffic jam. for almost 1 hour. then we had wait another 45 min for chair lift. worst experience ever
Where? Seymour?

If so, yep. You went at the wrong time
02-27-2012 09:58 PM
blue_noise um i went up with kung pow 3 weeks ago for the groupon thing. we first got blocked by traffic jam. for almost 1 hour. then we had wait another 45 min for chair lift. worst experience ever
02-27-2012 01:19 AM
kung-POW
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A bit off topic, but kung-POW, did you buy a purple Special Blend jacket a few days ago?

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Yeah dude! Are you the one that sold it to me? What a small world!!
02-26-2012 10:15 PM
grafta
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Originally Posted by Kwanzaa View Post
Seymour is getting a high speed quad chairlift in next season so next year it will be better
Strong rumours only apparently. There have been meetings etc. Believe it when you see it is all I can say. I wouldn't go banking on anything
02-26-2012 07:39 PM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by Kwanzaa View Post
Seymour is getting a high speed quad chairlift in next season so next year it will be better
... Please elucidate.
02-26-2012 02:20 PM
Kwanzaa grouse is a decent mountain and the Y2play pass is an excellent value. If you want you can purchase both an seymour and a grouse pass for 600 dollars, that will give you variety if you so desire and sometimes seymour is getting snow when grouse is getting rained on due to higher elevation. I would defiantly get it if you plan on heading up there after work for a few runs several times a week. The only reason i don't have one myself this year is because i missed it.

Seymour is getting a high speed quad chairlift in next season so next year it will be better
02-26-2012 09:08 AM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by kung-POW View Post
I've boarded enough at all 3 local mountains, and I would have to say that Seymour has the longest lift waits of them all, because of the out-dated 2 man chair lifts.
Habba-whaaaa??? Understand, I haven't been to Grouse in literally decades on a weekend, so I'm just taking my friends' word on this, but they're talking about 3/4 hour waits being normal for most of the day after about 11am. In contrast, the longest line-up I've ever timed on Seymour (other than xmas break) was 25 minutes, and that was unusual. Seymour line-ups between 11:30 and about 2:30 are up to 20 minutes or so, but that's about it. The real problem with the old crappy chairs is the amount of time it takes to get to the top, plus the fact they have to stop or slow down the chairs a lot because of beginners (with the high-speed quads, there's no real issue with loading/unloading).

I agree with you about the gondola, and the OP is not driving so the transit situation is even more important. But I really like going to my car whenever I feel like it. Cypress is good for that too.

Agreed you can find fun stuff anywhere, and Paper Trail in particular is great, but you have to work a little harder to find them on Grouse & Cypress. The feel on Seymour IMO is more like the first time I went to Manning. Like Seymour, the amount of "finishing" is minimal so the runs have a lot of bumpy-bits along the sides. First time down any given run you can find plenty of interesting stuff.

I'll tell you one thing that really pisses me off about Seymour that isn't an issue with the other two mtns, is pedestrians. Seymour crew don't really put any effort into shooing out non-skiers, so you get a lot of parents walking around helping their kids, and even a lot of people with sleds and snowshoes on the runs. Had one family last year start building a snowperson right in the middle of a side-hit landing area on Goldie. 'Course that turned out to be kind of fun as snowboarders started aiming for it
02-26-2012 02:24 AM
timmytard A bit off topic, but kung-POW, did you buy a purple Special Blend jacket a few days ago?

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