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Old 01-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #381 (permalink)
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I'm taking vacation from Jan 14 to 25th (not approved yet, but shouldn't be a problem) and will be up riding pretty much every day. Which day you planning on going up to Seymour?

I get the impression from what I've heard about Baker that you have a better chance of getting good snow there. Whistler, even during the week, can be busy, and they can have streaks of bad weather. OTOH, when you hit it right (as I did March last year) it's awesome. I don't think the lack of high-speed lifts on Baker is going to be an issue coz it sounds like there's rarely a lift line. I'd go to Baker, but then I've already been to Whistler. That's the best I can do for help.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:29 PM   #382 (permalink)
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If there is new snow for sure hit baker!! I went yesterday and although it was an amazing bluebird day it was very tracked and even the grooming was soso. No terrain park either for non pow days. I get the impression they rely on pow for good riding there cause otherwise boring.

As for lines we did not wait once for a chair and would say they felt just as fast as seymours new high speed quad only not detachable so loading was "quick". All the chairs there are quads as well.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:15 PM   #383 (permalink)
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Big White is amazing. First time here, and I'm impressed with the runs, friendliness of the staff and the shredability factor of the mountain. Wide open runs, where you can try "carving" big wide turns. Lots of spaced out trees, and mellow moguls that a actually fun to ride.

Love it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:21 PM   #384 (permalink)
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Big White is amazing. First time here, and I'm impressed with the runs, friendliness of the staff and the shredability factor of the mountain. Wide open runs, where you can try "carving" big wide turns. Lots of spaced out trees, and mellow moguls that a actually fun to ride.

Love it.
I second this, we spent 10 day in Big White last easter and it was great, parks real nice too, great jibs and kicker built decent.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:41 PM   #385 (permalink)
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Doesn't matter how close they are to your house if they still aren't REAL MOUNTAINS!!!

No seriously guys, I'm going to be in Vancouver for work from Jan 23-28th, we're already doing one day at Seymour and I'm planning on extending my stay for a few days extra.

So the question is, what's the best place to go within a 2.5 or so hour drive of Vancouver on a Sunday to Tuesday? Keeping in mind I ride REAL MOUNTAINS all the time...

I'm debating between Cypress, Whistler and Baker so far. Cypress is cheap and close to Vancouver, and I could book and extra couple days in my hotel for $80.

Whistler obviously is the biggest, but will it be all tracked out? It's also not cheap... although I found accommodations in the village for $130 or so a night.

Baker looks great, tons of snow, cheaper lift tickets, could stay about 15 mins away for $130 a night. Only thing holding me back is the lack of high speed lifts. That's a real downer for me.

So who has the best powder and holds it the longest? Who's got great terrain?

Where should I go so I can come back to the Rocky mountains and tell them all that we don't have the best snowboarding in the world?!? lol
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That's cool man. You'll get to see first hand what us retards down in Vancity get to ride. Cypress is good (for a local). I'm sure you'll have fun at Seymour, esp if you get to linkup with Donutz and/or us for a 'special' tour lol.

As for Baker vs Whis, no doubt you've read enough here to form your own opinion

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I get the impression they rely on pow for good riding there cause otherwise boring.
Dude, you WILL be lynched saying that shit. Baker's terrain is boring?
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Haha

That's cool man. You'll get to see first hand what us retards down in Vancity get to ride. Cypress is good (for a local). I'm sure you'll have fun at Seymour, esp if you get to linkup with Donutz and/or us for a 'special' tour lol.

As for Baker vs Whis, no doubt you've read enough here to form your own opinion



Dude, you WILL be lynched saying that shit. Baker's terrain is boring?
YesterdayI found it not too interesting but it was my first time there too. Maybe with some one that knows the mountain it would be better?

Just found the areas I was in were just flat and wide open no good side hits or kickers to hit. Very crispy and tracked out everywhere!! Maybe it was just the conditions, would love to hit Baker on a new snow day, and maybe some one that knows the sweet spots!!
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Just found the areas I was in were just flat and wide open no good side hits or kickers to hit.
You sure you went to Baker? Lol

Don't worry, I do know what you mean. Baker is sick though seriously... but I guess in a way it could be kinda like Seymour, where if you just ride the main runs it can get boring.

I dunno though, still skeptical about whether you had the right mountain
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haha ya Iam sure I was there, at least thats what my pass said. even in the trees the snow was real choppy and crusty. Maybe just a bad day to go? I am a regular at seymour and think where I was riding at baker anyway was no better than Seymour for hits if not worse.Again not slamming Baker I would love to go there with fresh snow or at least soon after.
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I'm taking vacation from Jan 14 to 25th (not approved yet, but shouldn't be a problem) and will be up riding pretty much every day. Which day you planning on going up to Seymour?
Hey thanks for the invite! Friday the 25th is when I'll be at Mt Seymour (my company is involved with the concrete toboggan race and the race day is Friday, should be a good day!)...

I'm also going to have some free time the evening of the 24th, and probably the day or the 26th but I'll have to play that by ear.

My duties will be done on the 26th, so I'm thinking of heading to one of the mountains the morning of the 27th (GF will fly in on the 26th) and then head back to Calgary either the 29th or 30th.

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That's cool man. You'll get to see first hand what us retards down in Vancity get to ride. Cypress is good (for a local). I'm sure you'll have fun at Seymour, esp if you get to linkup with Donutz and/or us for a 'special' tour lol.
Awesome! Yeah I'd really appreciate a local 'guide' lol... I need to find some rocks to fall off of!
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:56 AM   #390 (permalink)
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YesterdayI found it not too interesting but it was my first time there too. Maybe with some one that knows the mountain it would be better?

Just found the areas I was in were just flat and wide open no good side hits or kickers to hit. Very crispy and tracked out everywhere!! Maybe it was just the conditions, would love to hit Baker on a new snow day, and maybe some one that knows the sweet spots!!
Ya, for sure you need a proper tour.

I've only been there about 5 times, 4 of those I can't even remember. Went with people that didn't know where we were going.
It's just like every other mtn. If you don't know where you are going, you get funneled into the same old shitty runs that everyone else, that has no idea of where they are going are forced to go.

BUT I had the best day of my 25 year snowboarding career there
For what you get, nothing beats Baker.


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