Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Trip Report: Fernie Dec 16/17 2012 Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
   

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
12-19-2012 10:33 AM
poutanen
Quote:
Originally Posted by seriouscat View Post
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.
Yeah I dropped off the little "cliff" right beside the top of the bear, then stayed hard right for a while. That's one of my favorite spots because it rarely gets tracked out. I found some pure fresh stuff in there on Sunday! Managed to get back to the triple chair too.

Wish I could have skipped work this week and just stayed down there!
12-19-2012 10:19 AM
seriouscat 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 09:45 PM
poutanen
Quote:
Originally Posted by dice View Post
H. A. T. E.
that's all I'll say for now! LOL...
Lol! I can say now that I've had a chance to really get into the Virus that it is G...O...O...D possibly great. I just don't want to think to highly of it until I get it fully broken in and then do some back to back runs vs. the T7.
12-18-2012 09:33 PM
dice H. A. T. E.
that's all I'll say for now! LOL...
12-18-2012 02:16 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 10:52 PM
poutanen
Quote:
Originally Posted by cypher_chik View Post
don't want to live in AB either
Have fun at Blue Mountain!

Nothing wrong with AB...
12-17-2012 09:54 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 09:22 PM
poutanen
Quote:
Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN View Post
I want your job. Do you ever work? Are you hiring?

Awesome update. Thanks!
lol saved up a bunch of days off only took 5 days off this summer, so I can board all winter when it pukes!

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...

Yesterday:


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 09:01 PM
ARSENALFAN I want your job. Do you ever work? Are you hiring?

Awesome update. Thanks!
12-17-2012 08:59 PM
poutanen 2/2


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
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome