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|12-19-2012 11:33 AM|
Originally Posted by seriouscat View Post
Wish I could have skipped work this week and just stayed down there!
|12-19-2012 11:19 AM|
Did you go right on cedar? There was untouched stuff on weekend. I imagine it was epic yesterday.
Thought about going but a 6 hour drive and working today was gonna be rough.
|12-18-2012 10:45 PM|
Originally Posted by dice View Post
|12-18-2012 10:33 PM|
H. A. T. E.
that's all I'll say for now! LOL...
|12-18-2012 03:16 PM|
|brownSnow||fernie is the tits when it dumps! talking to my buddy out there this morning. he says he's measured 40cm in the past 2 days at his house. i can only imagine what the higher alpine must be like. Time to book a flight, by the looks of it the Griz is back!|
|12-17-2012 11:52 PM|
Originally Posted by cypher_chik View Post
Nothing wrong with AB...
|12-17-2012 10:54 PM|
|Optikal_Illuzion||im so jealous been itching to hit the slopes here in Ontario. I wish I could land a job out in BC... not many hiring there and don't want to live in AB either|
|12-17-2012 10:22 PM|
Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN View Post
If anyone reading this CAN get time off in the next couple days, Fernie's in good shape and it continues to puke.
Okay here's the GPS data for the days...
Today (you can see the different line I took off polar peak (the lift arrives at the top of the peak in the SW corner of this map):
And here's today's line off polar peak. It's all cliffs and out of bounds to the North and West. You have to head South for the easy way off the peak, or east for some of the chutes. Then I crossed back North over the ridgeline and into some of the best snow of the weekend!
|12-17-2012 10:01 PM|
I want your job. Do you ever work? Are you hiring?
Awesome update. Thanks!
|12-17-2012 09:59 PM|
Saw a couple ski patrol cutting hard left so I figured why not follow. They know the mountain better than anyone else so they might lead me to a good spot. THIS is that spot. The entrance to "Corner Pocket" which is the first chute leading back into the Lizard bowl. Seemed like a great spot to take a pic of the new Virus Avalanche.
The chute was narrow but only about 30 feet long, and it opened into a wide open steep face of powder!!! I was in heaven! Until I got to the bottom, saw a powder bowl too late and ended up a little stuck. Took a few mins to get up on the snow and across to something with pitch. This pic might not show it well but the powder was about 4" thicker than my board...
It was still puking snow as we were leaving!
Overall the conditions were amazing. LOTS of terrain was open and in good shape. The Virus had me a little wigged out in the powder at first, but it becomes very managable in the thick stuff. It didn't feel any longer than my T7 when making short quick turns, in fact as I got confident on it I found myself hitting more lips, pillows, etc. than I would have on the T7.
After 4 days on the board between hardpack, groomers, and two days of powder: this board gets
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