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Old 04-29-2014, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is the first 1/2 or so of a run that was made a couple weeks ago. Son is in the blue helmet, got a couple points of view so its not just one for the whole thing..... enjoy. All of us are now avalanche trained with gear and experience in the area(this was my sons second trip, others have been quite a few, read hundreds, times over the years) and are all quite conservative.

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Old 04-29-2014, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That looks awesome!!

A question: Do you need to be an expert level boarder to ride that type of terrain? I would imagine that you'd need to take a avy course and have avy gear but would an advanced intermediate rider be able to enjoy places like East Vail?
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Great video. Looks like a lot of fun. That just makes me want to go out and get in as many bc days as possible this spring.
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That looks awesome!!

A question: Do you need to be an expert level boarder to ride that type of terrain? I would imagine that you'd need to take a avy course and have avy gear but would an advanced intermediate rider be able to enjoy places like East Vail?
The difficulty of terrain can vary but the main thing is being able to ride deep powder and trees well. Beacon and avy education are definitely required.
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This is a fun section. It's steeper than it looks and most lines have mandatory cliffs. The lower section of this has pretty steep and tight trees. I'll make another edit with the lower part this weekend if I have time. If your confident in steeps, drops and tight trees then to for it as long as you and your buddies are trained and realize it's back country and usually injury means staying the night or self rescue.

It's a 45 minute hike up from the last lift, for some one used to hiking at altitude, and a 10 minute traverse on board to get to this section. There are others that are longer hikes.....
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Also remember that your version of advanced intermediate and mine are different. Different terrain, steeper longer lines, deeper snow, amount of Time riding..... Everyone in the video rides or skies 180-250 days a year in similar terrain. I ride around 150-180 days a year for the last 2 seasons and just started considering myself as "advanced" in Freeride terrain riding regular. I'm beginner switch, bunny hill in park..... I considered myself as advanced intermediate until halfway through this season.....
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Nice vid! Some deep pow there
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Beautiful scenery, looks so fun.

Delicious torture watching this one

Couple of weeks ago here I was down to one layer and everything started getting green.
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