What was happening on Sea To Sky highway last night? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2014, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Littlebigdreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 170
Default What was happening on Sea To Sky highway last night?

Anybody drove from Whistler back to Vancouver last night? Traffic was horrible, not sure what the reason was but cars didn't move for hours and I left the village at 5pm and got to Vancouver at 12:30
Littlebigdreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-17-2014, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
jdang307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,832
Default

Ouch! That's terrible.

I have to ask, why is it called Sea to Sky by the way? Coming from CA, where we go from sea level to 8k for the base of mountains, I was expecting some steep climbs or something like the Loveland pass, by the way the scariest thing I've ever been on. Looks like an arcade when you're looking at it from Loveland.

On the sea to sky I was thinking, sea to barely above sea
jdang307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vail, CO
Posts: 3,958
Default

You should try red mountain pass going to Silverton if you want to pucker up....
Argo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 04:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 467
Default

Pre-olympics that was an everyday occurence
jml22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 10:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
destroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Posts: 385
Default

Also got caught in that mess.

After getting home late after playing a show downtown Saturday night, and then getting home late last night after that marvelous day of shredtastic wonder, I was lucky enough to get the day off for a change due to weather... so tired I couldn't even make it out of bed to go back for more.

Official cause based on the radio we were listening to - big head on collision near twin bridges. Didn't get why all those cars were inexplicably stopped with emergency services at that one point though. Seemed senseless.

It's not that impressive in that sense since it only gains about 2k ft elevation, but the S2S is more about beauty and where it is and where it goes. It's basically carved out of the side of mountains on the edge of the ocean bluffs. Can't deny how incredible it is. Guess that's where the name comes from. Ocean to being surrounded by mountains in a hurry. The road was pretty crazy 10 years ago and in all the pre-Olympics stuff as mentioned here.
__________________
2007 GNU 11up 162w / 2012 GNU Carbon Credit 162w / 2013 Lib Tech Banana Magic 158w / 2013 GNU Eco Genetics 162 / 2013 Lib Tech Birdman 180 / 2013 Lib Tech T. Rice Banana Hammock 164
2007 Burton Custom Brew / 2013 Burton Malavita / 2013 Malavita Restricted / 2014 Now Drive
2013 Burton Ambush / 2014 DC Travis Rice
destroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums