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Old 01-08-2013, 03:38 PM   #421 (permalink)
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On that note, 18cm of fresh overnight for whistler.
Yeah but it's on top of rock hard snow.

First death of the season, condolences to the family.

Be careful out there guys.

American skier falls to his death on Whistler Mountain
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:42 PM   #422 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=AIRider;563208]Interesting.....

Works like a charm.

Went to Cypress on Sunday with a guy from the Facebook club.
He messaged me asking if I had enough gear to lend him.
He didn't have a single thing. Set him up with board, boots, bindings, pants, jacket, gloves & goggles.

Went in to guest services to see if I could buy a discounted lift ticket for him?
They told me my pass wasn't good on weekends in Jan & Feb.

They wanted both of us to buy tickets, I would get a 40% discount on mine but he would have to pay full price.

Went outside to the ticket window bought a discount ticket & gave it to buddy & used "The Force" to walk right by the ticket checkers.

Just a little wave of the hand accompanied by a "it's all good", sailed right through.

Before I gave buddy his ticket, I through the ticket on a tiny key ring, then attached it to his jacket.

When we left, sold the ticket for $20 bones.

So, the total cost should have been somewhere around $100 for both of us.
It only cost us $20 total.


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Old 01-08-2013, 03:44 PM   #423 (permalink)
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Yeah but it's on top of rock hard snow.

First death of the season, condolences to the family.

Be careful out there guys.

American skier falls to his death on Whistler Mountain
Shit, that's sad. Whistler def has that terrain that can kill. I think some people think, 'hey, it's inbounds, must be ok!'. I've been caught a couple time up there, hiking out from a cliff I ended up on top of... inbounds
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:52 PM   #424 (permalink)
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Shit, that's sad. Whistler def has that terrain that can kill. I think some people think, 'hey, it's inbounds, must be ok!'. I've been caught a couple time up there, hiking out from a cliff I ended up on top of... inbounds
Yeah, there's been a few times where I've gone to do a hit and been like hmmmm, I'll just check it and it ended up being a 30ft drop
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Shit, that's sad. Whistler def has that terrain that can kill. I think some people think, 'hey, it's inbounds, must be ok!'. I've been caught a couple time up there, hiking out from a cliff I ended up on top of... inbounds
Yeah Fernie is the same way. There are reasonably large cliffs (upwards of 30-40 ft) that are only marked by orange "cliff" signs every 20 ft or so, no rope. That the beauty of it all being in-bounds. If you're capable, you can do it!

There's a larger cliff with no possible way down on skis/board and it's roped off as a permanent closure.

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Yeah, there's been a few times where I've gone to do a hit and been like hmmmm, I'll just check it and it ended up being a 30ft drop
I've had some nasty falls that way. Get over confident, ride in terrain that I thought I new and ended up landing on the opposite face of a 10 ft ditch. Insta headache and I thought I was done for the day! Came to my senses for a few mins and ended up being okay but there's this fine line between pushing yourself, and pushing yourself too far.
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Scoping things out before is always good. Usually someone or I go ahead and take a look at landings if we're gonna try gap something. Nothing like knowing the runout is good
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I've had some nasty falls that way. Get over confident, ride in terrain that I thought I new and ended up landing on the opposite face of a 10 ft ditch. Insta headache and I thought I was done for the day! Came to my senses for a few mins and ended up being okay but there's this fine line between pushing yourself, and pushing yourself too far.
I did that last season into a 10 foot deep creek well and just stuck to the other side perfectly okay, scared the absolute fuck out of my though. My mate said he saw me totally just disappear.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:28 PM   #428 (permalink)
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I bought the snow-forecast app, and it's very handy. I trust it.

On that note, 18cm of fresh overnight for whistler.
Last season this was pretty accurate. I have found this to be very "hit and miss" so far this season, like calling for 2 or 3 cm and then getting a huge dump. I do find the freezing level is quite accurate.
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Okay so I'm thinking about leaving a day early for my trip, get into town on Tuesday the 22nd and board somewhere in/around Vancouver on Jan 23rd...

Anyone around for that? Is it possible to do a day trip to Baker? I have a feeling we'll be heading to Whistler for the 28th and 29th, so it'd be nice to hit Baker for at least the day... I'll be by myself so won't be dragging the GF onto steep stuff!
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I still haven't gotten my vaca approved (we have a huge project going on right now, so it's problematic), but if I do I'll be on the mountain the whole week.
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