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Hello friends i'm from italy and i'm going to Roger Pass (Canada) for 10 days..

do you know some great spot?

and How much snow is there right now???


thanks

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You looking for backcountry or resort boarding?

Rogers Pass is right in between two of the highest rated resorts in the Canadian rockies (Revelstoke and Kicking Horse) with other great resorts close by... I think it's also well known for backcountry riding but I have no knowledge of that.

We haven't had that much snow lately, but conditions are pretty good. Supposed to be more snow on the way shortly!

I'm assuming you're flying into Calgary? If so you could stop at Sunshine or Lake Louise on the way through to rogers pass... Would be a good intro to our mountains.
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If for backcountry I'd check Parkers Ridge on the Icefield Hwy, they get a ton of snow there. Its not too much vert where you cant get a couple of runs when hiking up the ridge, there is usually other skiers using the ridge which is nice for an established bootpack.

Its also a great place to build jumps.
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hey Matteo
im assuming you ride a split deck...

Some great spots...... its all great spots!

Connaught Creek: good trees up Griz Shoulder, Teddy Bears, Ursus, Hospital Gullies... the easily accessed alpine there is south facing (except Cheops), fun runs but the sun is starting to warm up... if you're up for bigger days you can ride the North sides too
the Hermit zone is good if stability is good, sunny aspect, Mt Rogers is a classic!
Asulkan Brook: aka 'a slog in' but if you can split ski well, there's gold... the Dome, Mt. Jupiter, Youngs Peak, for mostly NE - NW aspects
Loop Brook stays cold, good tree skiing, moraines, glacier, alpine big lines

That should get you started...

Right now...
avalanche bulletin
'forecast details' gives more info than the icons
and at the bottom of the page check out the 'weather stations', and 'profiles', for snow depth info
the closest snow pillow data shows we're a bit under average this year

but it's still pretty good!!!
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You looking for backcountry or resort boarding?

Rogers Pass is right in between two of the highest rated resorts in the Canadian rockies (Revelstoke and Kicking Horse) with other great resorts close by... I think it's also well known for backcountry riding but I have no knowledge of that.

We haven't had that much snow lately, but conditions are pretty good. Supposed to be more snow on the way shortly!

I'm assuming you're flying into Calgary? If so you could stop at Sunshine or Lake Louise on the way through to rogers pass... Would be a good intro to our mountains.
we are going to do backcountry!!!!

thanks a lot and for sure we will stop at sunshine or lake louise!!! thanks
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hey Matteo
im assuming you ride a split deck...

Some great spots...... its all great spots!

Connaught Creek: good trees up Griz Shoulder, Teddy Bears, Ursus, Hospital Gullies... the easily accessed alpine there is south facing (except Cheops), fun runs but the sun is starting to warm up... if you're up for bigger days you can ride the North sides too
the Hermit zone is good if stability is good, sunny aspect, Mt Rogers is a classic!
Asulkan Brook: aka 'a slog in' but if you can split ski well, there's gold... the Dome, Mt. Jupiter, Youngs Peak, for mostly NE - NW aspects
Loop Brook stays cold, good tree skiing, moraines, glacier, alpine big lines

That should get you started...

Right now...
avalanche bulletin
'forecast details' gives more info than the icons
and at the bottom of the page check out the 'weather stations', and 'profiles', for snow depth info
the closest snow pillow data shows we're a bit under average this year




but it's still pretty good!!!
Yes we are going to do backcountry and i have allready check the avalanche!!


Thanks a lot for all the information!!!

i will post some photo to show to you!!!

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Don't set your sites on SSV and LL, just go with the snow. Kicking Horse and Revy are both better places if you are looking for steep terrain. If ssv or LL get dumped on they are a lot of fun but get tracked out super fast.
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Don't set your sites on SSV and LL, just go with the snow. Kicking Horse and Revy are both better places if you are looking for steep terrain. If ssv or LL get dumped on they are a lot of fun but get tracked out super fast.
for backcountry we went to roger pass and was really deep!

we were in kicking horse but there wasn't so much snow so we went one day at revelstoke and was deep!!
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Ya KH has not had the best snow this year. Banff is supposed to get pounded next week.

Im glad you found some good stuff at the pass and revy.
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Ya KH has not had the best snow this year. Banff is supposed to get pounded next week.

Im glad you found some good stuff at the pass and revy.
Seems like for the last couple years the Banff resorts have been at the right temp to get snow while the BC resorts are getting rain...

I've some amazing days in Fernie but the consistency has been better for the Banff resorts.
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