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Old 01-21-2013, 05:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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calling out baker

its small, slow lifts, over rated snow, no night life, no service from the lifties, tons of local dirtbags...that track out goods within minutes, usually very poor visibility and bad flat light, has 4 cross traffic areas, narrow cat tracks, long drive, lots of places and ways to die...avy, treewells, headers, cliffs...often 1 or 2 inbound fatalities per year.
No way, I disagree. Baker is legit.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This conversation hinges on whether we are talking about hype created by resort marketing or by customers, here on sbf and elsewhere.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Mont. Tremblant

Lift capacity far exceeds the terrain available. Busy on a snowless Tuesday, stupid on a weekend. We try to ride until our cost drops below $5/run and rarely can do it on a weekend.

Still, it's by far the best around under a 2hour drive from me.
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This conversation hinges on whether we are talking about hype created by resort marketing or by customers, here on sbf and elsewhere.
Yeah, I think we're pretty honest about resorts here on SBF. As far as magazine hype, they seem to hype EVERYTHING!

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Still, it's by far the best around under a 2hour drive from me.
Jay is farther than 2 hrs? Even from Ottawa I'd go to Jay before Tremblant or anything else in PQ for that matter.

I would say Sunshine is over-hyped, but I'm sure 10 people will come on and tell me I just don't know where the good parts are! Here's my problem with it.

- Closest BIG mountain to Calgary means you gotta get there early or you're parking on the road, and it's a LONG road.

- Before you can even get onto the hill, you've got to take a 20 minute gondola ride to get to the bottom. People say they like Sunshine because it's closer than Lake Louise, but by the time you park, walk, and get to the bottom of the hill it's probably about the same.

- Lots and lots of flats, boring flats. It's built in a valley, really cool views but by design it's more flat than I like to ride. Could be a fun mountain for some, not for me.

Also, I wasn't that impressed with Kicking Horse. It's got some really good parts to it, but people were talking it up like it was the best hill in the world! Not even close to others I've rode. Again, lots of flats for the amount of good steep vert you get. Long traverses to get to untracked powder.

At Fernie I can hop off the lift and be into the good stuff right away, from almost any lift. Although some people will say Fernie is over-hyped. And then I'll tell them they don't know where the good parts are...
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Big Bear is overrated too. It blows.
..huh? Do you ride park?
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Blue Mountain, ON. You should hear the radio commericals... what a joke.

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Jay is farther than 2 hrs? Even from Ottawa I'd go to Jay before Tremblant or anything else in PQ for that matter.
Jay's about 4 hrs from Ottawa, Tremblant's now just 1.5hrs (new highway)

But, this is about hype. Tremblant is good, just not the Shangrila that it is somehow made out to be. I shudder when I meet families from England at Tremblant (you skipped the Alps and dropped big airfare $$ for this?)
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No way, I disagree. Baker is legit.
Baker gets hella hyped but alot of shots and footy are actually in bc; and while flatland tourist may get their ass kicked...it usually because they don't know where to go, its too deep, too steep and firm and/or they can't see. And when its bluebird...it brings out all the gapers. When its going off its great but you got to be there and literally 90 minutes after the chairs spin it can be done for the tourist. The past couple weeks its been bluebird without any fresh...thus for the most part just blasting groomers and dodging gapers.
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calling out baker

its small, slow lifts, over rated snow, no night life, no service from the lifties, tons of local dirtbags...that track out goods within minutes, usually very poor visibility and bad flat light, has 4 cross traffic areas, narrow cat tracks, long drive, lots of places and ways to die...avy, treewells, headers, cliffs...often 1 or 2 inbound fatalities per year.
Really interesting, kind of glad to hear it.

For me, Baker always seemed like the king of resorts, everything I could ever want - me and my friends would always talk about moving up there just for it.

Baker definitely has been hyped up in my mind from about everything and everyone I come across.
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