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Old 03-23-2012, 10:49 AM   #21 (permalink)
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You should come to Whistler more often. I'm still in University but I head up every weekend. There's no way I'm goin to Seymour or Cypress after riding Whistler. Also to add on the list to do, ride peak chair on a powder day. You'll get arguably the best terrain inbound and get to watch people jumping off cliffs
As a university student I'd expect you get the student rate for the season pass. I was told by someone that it's a pretty good deal. How do you come up? Bus? Car?
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You just sold me on a trip. That tree run looks like so much fun. I just got my first taste of glades a few weeks ago and am officially hooked.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:15 AM   #23 (permalink)
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You just sold me on a trip. That tree run looks like so much fun. I just got my first taste of glades a few weeks ago and am officially hooked.
Glades are where it's at! I find in low light I get way better depth perception in the trees, it's usually warmer on a cold windy day, and the trees tend to hold lots of powder in. I still love bombing groomers but the trees are so much more fun!
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I was scared shitless my first time in there. The key is to stay calm and loose. Once I figured that out, I was hitting natural features in the glades. Nothing too outrageous, but PURE adrenaline.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #25 (permalink)
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You just sold me on a trip. That tree run looks like so much fun. I just got my first taste of glades a few weeks ago and am officially hooked.
There are a lot of really good tree areas at Whistler (or most big mountains for that matter) but I don't think I've been in the area on that video.

One great area on Blackomb is off the Crystal Chair. Tons of glades on the far left of the mountain (when looking at the trail map). You just head that direction, drop into some trees and then eventually pop out on the Blackomb Glacier Road (cat track) for a long cruise back to the Excellerator Chair. Go into the trees with at least one buddy and stay close because there can be some danger spots depending on the line you take.

I have some pictures that I may be able to dig up from last year. There was tons of snow and we had a blast on the Crystal Chair one morning.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #26 (permalink)
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@donutz: Yea the student pass was $465 + tax, awesome. Sometimes I go with my friend who'd driving if not then I take the SnowBus up.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:44 AM   #27 (permalink)
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@donutz: Yea the student pass was $465 + tax, awesome. Sometimes I go with my friend who'd driving if not then I take the SnowBus up.
I got on that shit too. Even though i only made it up whistler 6 times so far It's well worth it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:48 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I was there for 3 days in the beginning of March. I spent 90% of my time on Blackcomb and still didn't get to see (not ride, but see even at a distance) the entire Blackcomb side. I gotta say 7th heaven was such a blast to tool around with fresh powder. There were some flat spots in the trees though, and the heavy powder didn't make it any easier. I found skier's right of 7th heaven to be a little steeper, so I would stick to that side to avoid flats. One other thing I learned quickly at the 7th heaven chair was to enter it from the cat track side, which tends to be a shorter line.

There is a section between Heavenly Basin and Overbite where a cliff is waiting for you once you go down through the trees for a bit. It's not marked off or anything, but thankfully the trees were too crowded that I had to go slow enough to notice the darn cliff. I had to unstrap and traverse my way out of that one. The trees were probably a natural barrier, but man, I've never come close to a cliff like that ever. It's just amazing to me that this kind of terrain was everywhere in-bounds. Will definitely be back there in the future.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:12 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I'm looking to head there this winter. Looks sick!!!!
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