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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys/gals,

I never know if anyone reads these but here it goes.

I am old. I have been snowboarding since 1988 when I lived in Whistler. I actually was the guy that tested boards an boots for Whistler Mt to make recommendations for their rental shop. Couple years after that I was an assistant backcountry guide for the Canada West Mt school where I designed the snowboard portion of the Avanlanche awareness course that they still offer CWMS If you are thinking of getting into the backcountry take one of these courses! For the last 15 years I have just boarded for fun.

Looks like a good site and friendly people.

Thanks, Couch

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 06:03 PM
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Hey, couch. There's a few of us here that live in the lower mainland, couple more are regular whistler residents.

Which one is your regular mountain?


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Hey, couch. There's a few of us here that live in the lower mainland, couple more are regular whistler residents.

Which one is your regular mountain?
Actually I have worked at lots; Whistler, Cypress, Seymour, Manning but now I live closest to Hemlock so that and Baker are my go-to mountains.
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Welcome aboard Couch! That's pretty cool that you were a snowboarding pioneer in a way. Boarding for fun is the only reason to board if you ask me. Sure, a paycheck would be nice, but not if it isn't any fun.

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Couch, welcome and lets do some laps at Baker, I could always use some schooling.


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My first post here, sorry to steal the thread, but I'm also from Van..

I used to ride BMX, only started boarding 3 years ago, might have been up just under 20 days so far. Last winter was when it all clicked and made sense and I felt comfortable for the first time. Can't wait for this season to start! It'll be a busy winter at work but hopefully I'll get to go up a couple times a month at least..

Have fun everyone!
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My first post here, sorry to steal the thread, but I'm also from Van..

I used to ride BMX, only started boarding 3 years ago, might have been up just under 20 days so far. Last winter was when it all clicked and made sense and I felt comfortable for the first time. Can't wait for this season to start! It'll be a busy winter at work but hopefully I'll get to go up a couple times a month at least..

Have fun everyone!
Welcome all Vancity dwellers!
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what about vancouver island?? pretty cool here haha
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Yeh, ok. Vancouver island passes too
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Haha.. Van Island is awesome. Haven't been there as much as I'd like to, though. How are the mountains out there?
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