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|04-21-2011 11:19 AM|
|Justin||hmm, i have not had looked at it yet. The walk doesn't bother me. i will have to take a look into it this season. i think i will start buying some back country gear next season anyway. i got a buddy that might want to get into split boarding so probably gonna start taking avy courses and buying gear in the next year. thx for the info.|
|04-21-2011 11:12 AM|
Originally Posted by Justin View Post
Have you had a look at the dive yet? If not you can hike to the viewing platform from the top of the divide chair.
There are a couple of places to enter but I would say the easiest is at the bottom of the stairs. From that point I would say it is a little steeper than the south side chutes. You can hire avy gear in Banff if you need. IMO the risk in the main part of the dive is very low. I think they use the beacon thing to keep the numbers low.
Keep in mind there is a walkout at the end of about 150 meters. But if you get it on a pow day its pretty amazing!
|04-20-2011 05:49 PM|
Originally Posted by legallyillegal View Post
|04-20-2011 05:44 PM|
|04-20-2011 04:25 PM|
Originally Posted by roremc View Post
How much harder is the easiest parts of the dive vs the south chutes? i am thinking about getting in there next year just not sure about where i need to be before i buy the avy gear.
|04-20-2011 02:58 PM|
This site has all the AB/BC closure dates
Ski Resort Closing Dates 2011 ? Alberta and British Columbia | SnowSeekers.ca
|04-20-2011 02:41 PM|
Sunshine will close on the 23rd of May as usual. Ths snow there is great at the moment. I rode the dive on Sunday and it was one of the best days I have ever had at Sunshine.
The Lake is extending by a week. They now close on the 8th. Havent been in a few weeks so not sure what the snow is like at the moment. Last time I was there I rode the double blacks on the back and there was a ton of snow out there.
Norquay has closed but will open again for the weekend easter crowd.
Hope that helps.
|04-19-2011 09:58 PM|
banff resorts extending?
i just heard today from a good source that alot of the banff resorts will be extending there season. Has anyone else heard this?