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01-23-2013 02:27 PM
WasatchMan Looks like I got reeled in pretty bad
01-23-2013 11:42 AM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by P3 Mammoth View Post
That's exactly what I love about Baker on those rare occasions that I make it up there. You just need to hook up with some locals to get the knowledge on the goods. I blew off the Slalom one year and just rode deeeep pow with the boys up there and it totally changed how I view that mountain.
shush yo filthy mouth
01-23-2013 10:55 AM
P3 Mammoth
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
calling out baker

its small, slow lifts, over rated snow, no night life, no service from the lifties, tons of local dirtbags...that track out goods within minutes, usually very poor visibility and bad flat light, has 4 cross traffic areas, narrow cat tracks, long drive, lots of places and ways to die...avy, treewells, headers, cliffs...often 1 or 2 inbound fatalities per year.
That's exactly what I love about Baker on those rare occasions that I make it up there. You just need to hook up with some locals to get the knowledge on the goods. I blew off the Slalom one year and just rode deeeep pow with the boys up there and it totally changed how I view that mountain.
01-22-2013 07:42 PM
redlude97 I'm going to go with whistler, not so much for the terrain etc, but just the amount of gapers. Ruins the whole experience
01-22-2013 07:39 PM
Backcountry
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You are fucking with me right? The city was founded in 1870.
Yeah exactly, "Park" has not one thing to do with a snowboard park. And if it was a joke, haha.
01-22-2013 06:52 PM
blunted_nose Meh, i like sunshine. If your not a slow ass you don't get stuck there. I never do... Castle is the place to be on pow days, sunshine for the rest. I got only week days...

Fernie is sick as well and revelstoke.

LL isnt that good, kicking horse isnt that good, nakiska and norqway arent that good and cop just blows.
01-22-2013 06:08 PM
killclimbz
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
calling out baker

its small, slow lifts, over rated snow, no night life, no service from the lifties, tons of local dirtbags...that track out goods within minutes, usually very poor visibility and bad flat light, has 4 cross traffic areas, narrow cat tracks, long drive, lots of places and ways to die...avy, treewells, headers, cliffs...often 1 or 2 inbound fatalities per year.
Hook, line, sinker...

That isn't even fair fishing Wrath...

Nice work.
01-22-2013 05:58 PM
HeroForADay
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
I would say Sunshine is over-hyped, but I'm sure 10 people will come on and tell me I just don't know where the good parts are! Here's my problem with it.

- Closest BIG mountain to Calgary means you gotta get there early or you're parking on the road, and it's a LONG road.

- Before you can even get onto the hill, you've got to take a 20 minute gondola ride to get to the bottom. People say they like Sunshine because it's closer than Lake Louise, but by the time you park, walk, and get to the bottom of the hill it's probably about the same.

- Lots and lots of flats, boring flats. It's built in a valley, really cool views but by design it's more flat than I like to ride. Could be a fun mountain for some, not for me.
Agreed, agreed, agreed.

Sunshine is probably the most over hyped resort around here. If you're a skier it's doable with all of the flats, but damn... if you get onto a green run, even as a mistake as you traverse across the runs, you're screwed as a boarder. So. much. flat. Not even small sections of flat space, but hundreds of meters of terrain with no slope.

And yes, it gets STUPID busy there on weekends, or any holiday/long weekend. I tried super hard to stay away over the Xmas/New years break for the little kids, but I got suckered into going, and was it ever a disaster. Lift lines were crazy, parking was a nightmare, and the snow was so tracked out it brought a tear to my eye. Going out of bounds is an option if you're comfortable with that... but the resort itself was crazy with how many people take the shorter drive.

Then again, I like to be anti-social and have a bunch of space to myself so I can ride uninterrupted and without having to dodge children doing slow winding turns across the whole run.
01-22-2013 05:23 PM
snowklinger Keystone.

They have a great park but the rest of the mountain...meh underwhelming.
01-22-2013 05:11 PM
RVM I never rode at Heavenly because everyone I know (including a lot of skiers) hates it.

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Everyone I've talked to - and everything I've read says Heavenly sucks.

Especially in the Tahoe area, I don't know anyone that would recommend Heavenly out of the others.
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