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Old 01-05-2013, 11:45 AM   #391 (permalink)
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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!)...
"concrete toboggan"? Sure hope there aren't any pile-ups.

So are you going to be busy with that all day or will you have some free time to shred?
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:05 PM   #392 (permalink)
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"concrete toboggan"? Sure hope there aren't any pile-ups.

So are you going to be busy with that all day or will you have some free time to shred?
I was at last years race in Calgary. I really don't even need to be there that day but I might stop in for half an hour and watch some of the races. I plan on shredding all day!
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #393 (permalink)
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Seems like Baker is getting a bit of a rough time on here.

I'm planning on doing a day trip tomorrow, forecast looks decent but visibility will most likely be poor. Hope the fresh covers up the crusty tracked out stuff that ragtop had on Thursday.

Anybody have any good tips on where to head to get away from the crowds??Would love to be able to put up a much more favourable report after our trip. PMs very welcome if the real insider info isn't for public consumption.

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Hey Vancouverites...your guidance is needed! Looking into trying to put together a trip to Whistler in late March...just have a couple of questions for the locals...

1) outside of renting a car...are there any ways to get to Whistler from Vancouver? Are there like daily buses or shuttles? Whats the most cost efficient way to get up there?

2) Anywhere to get somewhat discounted tickets? Best place i found was:
Whistler/Blackcomb Lift Tickets & Seasons Passes - Capilano Students' Union

3) I was on the Whistler site to try and quote a stay and ski package and it didnt seem like they provided any disc on the lift tickets if you stayed at Whistler...is it only for certain lodges and if you book a min # of nights?

Your help and advice is greatly appreciated
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2) Anywhere to get somewhat discounted tickets? Best place i found was:
Whistler/Blackcomb Lift Tickets & Seasons Passes - Capilano Students' Union
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Well this might come as a shock to most of you, but I'll give you 1 guess where the best place to buy lift tickets is.

This should be the easiest question ever posted on these forums

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Hey Vancouverites...your guidance is needed! Looking into trying to put together a trip to Whistler in late March...just have a couple of questions for the locals...

1) outside of renting a car...are there any ways to get to Whistler from Vancouver? Are there like daily buses or shuttles? Whats the most cost efficient way to get up there?
The best value shuttle service I've found is epicrides.ca. 35$ day return from Vancouver which is good value but they can't offer one way afaik. Greyhound or snowbus.com are your other options. Other than that, you can be lucky with a ride share using craigslist or the "UBC Whistler Ride Share via Ski and Board Club" facebook group. Patience and persistence is required though.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:10 PM   #397 (permalink)
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I don't know if I'm the last person on the planet to have discovered this, but there's a really great tree run through the trees off Pete's Run on Seymour. I happened to be following someone down the run and he turned off Just at the top of Pete's. It's a really great series of paths, actually IMO better than the one I was hitting at Whistler. I got a helmet-cam of my last run.



Edit: Wow, that's crappy quality. I edited it with Windows Movie Maker to shorten it, which insists on putting out an MP4. I have a feeling the multiple conversions are the problem. I need to find some free software that'll allow me to trim a .MOV file.

Edit edit: I've uploaded the original MOV, which should be higher quality. Ignore everything after 1:20.
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Ooooo, looks nice. Has filled in perfectly! Haven't hit it this season and remember last season when it didn't fill in for quite a while. Lots of banks and tree roots and shit
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Craigslist, it's the only place to shop..

lots of discounted tickets, as well as 2 for 1's.

Back when you could find 2 for 1's for free, I used to go to whistler with 2 of them.
Walk up to a group of 3 guys & ask if they wanted to save $30 bucks.
Buy 4 tickets & mine would be free.

With two 2 for 1's you can get 4 tickets for $200.
They pay $70 & save $30 & you don't pay @ all.

Sometimes you'll get guys that don't think you should get it for free though, no sense arguing, there's way too many people that are willing to save $30.
Just walk away & ask the guys behind them.

Just make sure you go back & rub it in their face for being dick heads.

The Greyhound deal is probably one of the best ones you will find, if you take in account travel expenses.

edit, here's the right one.
http://www.greyhound.ca/en/WinterSpe.../Packages.aspx

Even in a little 4 banger, you're looking @ close to $40-$50 in fuel alone. So @ $109+tax that's a smokin' deal.

scour Craigs for 2 for 1's, sometime you can get a wicked deal if you buy a lot of 2 for 1's.

Which, if you are going to whistler, I guarantee you won't have any left when you leave.
Guaran-fuckin-tee.

There is always a line-up to buy tickets @ Whistler & 95% of those people are payin' full price,.

You could buy 100 2 for 1's & sell everyone of them in under 5 min.
@ $117 after taxes, every single person in that lineup wants one.

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If you happen to find a shit load of 2 for 1's for cheap, I'd be more than happy to show you how it works

Buy as many as you can, the more you buy the cheaper it will work out to be. All they way too free.

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Good spot there from Donutz. I find every time I go in the trees at any mountain there's barely enough room for me and my big ass board. I always end up going too fast for my newbish comfort and half the time end up launching somewhere and then putting on the e-brakes so I don't smash and burn.

Don't mean to clog up this thread with my adventures but don't know where else to share my stories. I don't have a camera to share shots so it's borderline not worth posting but I just had the raddest day. I'm up in Prince George working right now and took the day off to go catch some pow. Everyone says Powder King is the place to go. It's 2+ hrs north through the wildnerness, near the town Mackenzie (pop. 4500). I missed the 6 AM bus outta town this morning and just start hiking with my gear and the sweet new board timmytard talked me into buying. I walked over two hours and around 20 KM through the rough frozen north foothills. Picture the first X-Men where Wolverine has Rogue sneak into his truck - that's where and what this feels like. Anyway, finally got a ride 10 minutes down the road from an otherwise harmless middle aged guy who told me about his regular drunk driving adventures (it's a real way of life up here for some). After that a younger dude in a big truck picked me up. He was real cool and it was a fun ride. He went over an hour out of his way to drive me straight to the hill and was all around "good dude" material. Exchanged numbers and planned to meet up the next time he was down in the city.

Shredded lots of pow all day. Greens to blacks. Got in the trees a little. Lots of good airs. Some rad cliff-like drops that I didn't quite have the balls for since
I was sore from work this week. Rode a t-bar for the first time from the mid chair to the peak and was baffled as to how it worked on the first attempt at it. Definitely prefer chairs.

Fucked up my brand new bindings though. Two pairs in a month. Why do I ruin everything? Can't pinpoint how. Might have happened on a messy chair dismount.

Either way, sore and stoked. Hope to ride with more of y'all when I get back. Thanks to timmytard for recommending the board and being a master sleuth consumer. Peace out!

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