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Old 02-03-2014, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For those who have shredded this resort this season and have been there recently how are the conditions? I am planning on doing some backcountry boarding as well while I am there and was wondering how the hike from the Ripper chair up to the summit is?

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have not been there this year but the hike is not bad at all. If you have some microspikes or something for your boots, use them if there has not been any new snow. It gets icey as hell on the boot pack. The run from subpeak is steep and long vert. Great place but keep your speed when your traversing back around from the backside of the mountain because it is a skiers mtn with traverses that have some uphill spots on them.
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Hey all

For those who have shredded this resort this season and have been there recently how are the conditions? I am planning on doing some backcountry boarding as well while I am there and was wondering how the hike from the Ripper chair up to the summit is?

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hike from the ripper to the summit?.... , you mean the Stoke chair to subppeak right? it's not bad, 10 to 20mins depending on your fitness level. From subpeak to the Mt. MacKenzie summit, 45mins approx. depending on fitness level of you and your group.

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hike from the ripper to the summit?.... , you mean the Stoke chair to subppeak right? it's not bad, 10 to 20mins depending on your fitness level. From subpeak to the Mt. MacKenzie summit, 45mins approx. depending on fitness level of you and your group.
Ok yes I am confused... I mean the stoke chair. But still...were is the sub peak and were is the mt. Mackenzie summit? I think I have them mixed up...
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Ok yes I am confused... I mean the stoke chair. But still...were is the sub peak and were is the mt. Mackenzie summit? I think I have them mixed up...
here's a map.

http://www.alluradirect.com/images/r...rail-front.jpg

once off the stoke chair you'll see the bootpack trail to subpeak.
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here's a map.

http://www.alluradirect.com/images/r...rail-front.jpg

once off the stoke chair you'll see the bootpack trail to subpeak.
Ok great! Thanks for the clarification! How is the run down the frontside of the mount mackenzie? Well packed down and busy or pretty empty of people?
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/\ from my experience, each time i've been to revy the front side has been suncrusted and not pleasant to ride at all due to it's southern exposure, so we don't ride it and stay on the backside in the North bowl and Greely bowl areas
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I was there on Friday, conditions aren't very good. Great base, but lacking fresh snow. The south side of Stoke chair up top was virtually un-rideable due to icy blocks, even in the trees. North bowl was decent, in general the north side of the mountain was better, but tracked out. Glades off the Ripper were decent, but tracked out, especially by now.

Can't speak to the backcountry condtions, but if you are in a wind protected area, the snow would still be awesome.
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I see. Thank you for the reports. Now if only it would dump snow for several days..........
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I see. Thank you for the reports. Now if only it would dump snow for several days..........
there's some hope for next week
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