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|03-09-2012 11:56 PM|
Yeah I can't stand rails so that does kinda suck. On quiet days at Nakiska I'll hit the park and use the launch ramps for the rails to just jump.
Nakiska is pretty much just what you said, groomers or the glades and the glades tend to be rough most of the time. I've been lucky there a few times, getting to the mountain when 6-12" of powder fell on top, and then it's a blast. The gold chair generally leads to nice steep terrain with very little in the way of traverses, so for powder it's fantastic, but then again almost anywhere is good with powder.
I like the fact that tomorrow I'll show up at 9:00, ride the bottom half for 3-4 runs of bombing under the chair (I carve hard and then use the natural lips for some air), then I'll head up top when the bottom gets a few people in line. I can ride up top all day tomorrow with no lift lines, and there are some nice lips to hit. It's sort of a carve--->lip--->carve kinda hill. Nothing like the lake, fernie, etc. for truly alpine terrain, but some really good steep groomers. I get a thril out of passing skiers wearing tights almost as much as finding powder somewhere, so Nakiska is a great hill to have 1:10 from the house.
Living in Fernie or Golden would be the life though!
|03-09-2012 11:49 PM|
ya, rcr would be cool considering how many resorts they have now but parks with no jumps is a deal breaker.
how do you like nakiska? i have only been once and most of the diamond terrain was closed, only good riding was the monster glades unless i wanted to ride groomers.
|03-09-2012 11:44 PM|
Found a really nice B&B for a really good price near Fernie, great breakfast so that's where we plan to go about once a month during the winter.
|03-09-2012 11:37 PM|
ya ima gonna head up to the lake mid week.
i think im gonna get my seasons pass to there next year as well. not liking the idea of spring riding ssv with half a park.
|03-09-2012 11:20 PM|
Supposed to be heading to Fernie next weekend to celebrate the GFs laser eye surgery, but the 7 day forecast doesn't look so good. On the other hand Lake Louise is supposed to get snow everyday until next weekend. Too bad we don't have a season pass there...
|03-09-2012 11:03 PM|
|Justin||ya its warm tomorrow and im heading to fernie (supposed to rain there). Im an idiot for going but my buddy already booked some stuff and would suck for him if i bailed. Might head to the lake on sunday, i think its supposed to snow there.|
|03-09-2012 02:34 PM|
Don't worry about the forecast. Snow Forecasts, Snow Reports & Snow Conditions predicted hardly anything of the metre we got last week. They are always predicting dumps at KH and they never come.
Looking at this we will get some snow this weekend - Kicking Horse 6 Day Snow Forecast & Skiing Weather for 1818 m
Only problem in BC is the warm weather. That could fuck things up. Top of KH will be sweet but it might rain at the base!
|03-09-2012 11:35 AM|
|Justin||looks like the lake is gonna get some more snow this week too, ssv doesn't look like its getting it though.|
|03-09-2012 11:22 AM|
Wild West on Monday was just ridiculous. Waist deep turns, even my Raptor X was submarine'ing on a lot of turns.
Definitely some of the all time best turns I've had.
|03-08-2012 11:22 PM|
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