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Strewth 10-15-2012 11:55 PM

Another Aussie
 
Hey guys

Yes, another Aussie here, from Sydney. Have been boarding now for about 15 years, and been lurking around the forums for a while. Decided it was time to contribute something.

Just ordered a pair of NOW bindings, so will be looking forward to see how they go, and hopefully are as good as the reviews. Not very good timing though, as the season has just ended here. Looks like a ticket to Japan is on the cards! Now just to convince the boss....

Cheers

oldmate 10-16-2012 12:42 AM

Hey bud, am from Sydney too. Was gonna hit Japan this winter but managed to score a months leave, so though cruising thru the Rockies would be the way to go. You ride in aus much?

Strewth 10-16-2012 12:52 AM

Hi mate. Yes, mostly Thredbo or Perisher. Have been to Hotham a couple of times also. Last couple of years haven't been able to get down there as much as I'd like.

Rockies are sensational, especially BC Canada. Have been a few times. Huge mountains, but Japan has the best powder. Decision, deepest powder, or biggest mountains?

If you've got a month the Rockies is the way to go. Try starting in Banff and working your way across to Whistler. So much great terrain! Did it in 2004.

oldmate 10-16-2012 01:04 AM

That's exactly what we are doing:) 2 weeks in banff, 1 in revelstoke and 1 and whistler. Still months away tho! Rode perisher for the first time this year. Fuck what a rip off hey? Hot dog and coke = $15 and lift tickets are $120! It's Better than nothing but not a patch on anywhere else in the world

Strewth 10-16-2012 02:55 AM

Make sure you spend a day at Kicking Horse, about 1.5 hours drive from Banff. Just one massive steep bowl with a Gondola strung up the middle. Used to be just a heliski spot. Don't miss it.

Kicking Horse Resort in Golden British Columbia


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