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Old 01-12-2013, 06:23 PM   #451 (permalink)
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The temp has to go above zero in order for the snow to melt.

The suns rays alone, even when combined with traffic won't melt the snow if it's below zero.

Powder should stay powder, even for weeks down the road as long as it stays below zero.
Regardless of the sun.

I was up there on Tuesday & Thursday night. It rained on Tuesday, killing the 40 cm they had the night before.
Thursday night was bullet proof, the 40 cm ruts were frozen solid.
We got there just before dusk & tried to squeeze a quick run down Moons before it was pitch black.
Bad call, 2 foot unbreakable ruts, down single & double black diamond in the dark (Canadian dbl black diamond, not Bumfuck Idaho blacks)

(Edit: No offense Bumfuck, I'm sure your parks are awesome. Haha)


It was insanely fast though, you just needed a few hundred feet to stop.

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #452 (permalink)
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Thinking of going up to one of the locals tomorrow but the sun and lack of snow over the last few days has me wondering if it's going to be any good? Anyone been up?
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It was insanely fast though, you just needed a few hundred feet to stop.
Bwaaaahahahahahh! Yeah, and it doesn't matter if you're braking with your snowboard or your butt (or face, or ...)

With this kind of snow, it isn't boarding, it's curling.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:24 AM   #454 (permalink)
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First Photo is symphony yesterday. I could have sat there with a gun most the day blindly shooting off the chairlift and not hit anyone. Can't say if it got busier but the morning I had the place to myself

Second photo is frame shot from the other day




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First Photo is symphony yesterday. I could have sat there with a gun most the day blindly shooting off the chairlift and not hit anyone. Can't say if it got busier but the morning I had the place to myself

Second photo is frame shot from the other day




I'm jelly. I really hope we get some good snow pretty soon, this sunshine stuff is kinda boring.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:15 PM   #456 (permalink)
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Spent the day up Cypress. It was... It was not the greatest idea I had this week.

I spent the morning avoiding the crowds and stuck mainly to the Raven Ridge area. The snow was hard pack on all of the runs and what little snowmaking they did do was all but tracked out by 11am. It was scary fast on some of the more hard packed runs which was a lot of fun to bomb down and not stop. The Sky Chair area was interesting, I went up there in the afternoon hoping the entire morning of sun would maybe soften it a little bit. I was wrong and it was pretty solid everywhere, even in the trees. The views from up top were great though, so that sort of made up for it.

Was not a bad day at all but it just wasn't a great day.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:04 PM   #457 (permalink)
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It's 'firm' out there alright. At least it hasn't been warm enough to melt during the day. It's staying kinda ok-ish, even at night it's not ice.

Hmm, ok so there is a temp spike predicted

6 day Mount Seymour snow forecast for 1100 m

It'll be interesting. New snow please? Pretty please?
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:41 AM   #458 (permalink)
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Hmm, ok so there is a temp spike predicted

6 day Mount Seymour snow forecast for 1100 m

It'll be interesting. New snow please? Pretty please?
I'm looking at the 9day..... it gets worse before it gets better



P.s thats Seymours forecast

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:45 AM   #459 (permalink)
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So im heading to Whistler this thursday for a week. Basically thursday till thursday. From what I am seeing no new snow coming huh.. What kind of conditions should I be excpecting to see?
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Well the GOOD news is there's no rain in the forecast, so we're looking at spring conditions rather than a shitstorm. But if it gets worse I'm cancelling my second week of vacation.
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