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Old 11-05-2012, 03:20 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I hope it goes down to -20, that should leave a good base of concrete man made @ Cypress.

Any day now

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Old 11-05-2012, 03:27 PM   #82 (permalink)
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I hope it goes down to -20, that should leave a good base of concrete man made @ Cypress.

Any day now

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Haha, that man made shit weirds me out. Shit i hate riding hard-pack, icy early season crap. Gonna have to drink that glass of hardenthefuckup
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:54 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Hi everyone. I'm currently living in Whistler and have been here two months but am considering moving to Van for a better paying job. I know it's slow season but I'm not loving being here, least of all having to housekeep because there's nothing else around.
I've tried googling but can't really come up with a single reply or advice on getting to Mt Baker. My friend suggested I board there weekends and live in Van instead of living in Whistler but I was told by someone else that it's like a 5 hour drive so I don't know what crazy talk my friend is speaking. Anyone have any idea on boarding Baker on weekends? Hard to do? Would I need a car? Or should I stay put and suck it up in Whistler. I'm a newb to snowboarding - been twice for a week at a time but sucked SO SO SO bad.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Hi everyone. I'm currently living in Whistler and have been here two months but am considering moving to Van for a better paying job. I know it's slow season but I'm not loving being here, least of all having to housekeep because there's nothing else around.
I've tried googling but can't really come up with a single reply or advice on getting to Mt Baker. My friend suggested I board there weekends and live in Van instead of living in Whistler but I was told by someone else that it's like a 5 hour drive so I don't know what crazy talk my friend is speaking. Anyone have any idea on boarding Baker on weekends? Hard to do? Would I need a car? Or should I stay put and suck it up in Whistler. I'm a newb to snowboarding - been twice for a week at a time but sucked SO SO SO bad.
lol thats the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard. i know what you are saying about whistler though. vancouver is way better than whistler, theres only 1 type of crowd in whistler, and not much to do other than board or mtn bike. baker is about 3-4 hours away from vancouver i think. and you definitely would need a car. if you move to vancouver you got cypress, grouse and seymour. and way more shit to do during the day/night in the city.
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The thing is once I make the decision to leave, that's it. No chance to move back here again until next season. I live in Blueberry and have my own room but I'm in Van on every day off. Winter WILL get better right? I won't be bitter at having to housekeep when there's boarding to be done, right? And I WILL get better fairly quickly if I keep at it... right?!?

I just need to know that if I DID move to Van, the $1300 worth of equipment and clothes would be used regularly because good mountains aren't far away.

3hours is doable for a weekend. but I'm an Aussie female and driving isn't doable.
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hahahaha regular daytrips to baker from vancouver or whistler haahahaha

weekends! even better! who doesn't love cut up crud and long lines
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Exactly
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The thing is once I make the decision to leave, that's it. No chance to move back here again until next season. I live in Blueberry and have my own room but I'm in Van on every day off. Winter WILL get better right? I won't be bitter at having to housekeep when there's boarding to be done, right? And I WILL get better fairly quickly if I keep at it... right?!?

I just need to know that if I DID move to Van, the $1300 worth of equipment and clothes would be used regularly because good mountains aren't far away.

3hours is doable for a weekend. but I'm an Aussie female and driving isn't doable.
Ok, so Whistler is about 1.5hrs from Van, and Baker is about 1.5hrs from Van too... but there is a border crossing (obviously)... and you'll need a car to get to Baker. No bus.

If you are learning you don't need Baker... or Whis for that matter. You could be living in Van, and up at Cypress, Grouse or Seymour getting some hours in and gaining some confidence. All the local hills are under 3/4hr away from downtown (car). Public transit goes to Grouse (easiest), $20 (i think) bus to cypress return, public transit to bottom of Seymour then $6 one way shuttle or hitchhike up... more like an hour to 1.5hr kinda ting.

I dunno, whis will prob be fun when winter kicks in but if you like the city then move down. More variety of jobs I guess.

You sound homesick
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Hi everyone. I'm currently living in Whistler and have been here two months but am considering moving to Van for a better paying job. I know it's slow season but I'm not loving being here, least of all having to housekeep because there's nothing else around.
I've tried googling but can't really come up with a single reply or advice on getting to Mt Baker. My friend suggested I board there weekends and live in Van instead of living in Whistler but I was told by someone else that it's like a 5 hour drive so I don't know what crazy talk my friend is speaking. Anyone have any idea on boarding Baker on weekends? Hard to do? Would I need a car? Or should I stay put and suck it up in Whistler. I'm a newb to snowboarding - been twice for a week at a time but sucked SO SO SO bad.
Do you plan on just doing the season in Van/Whistler? or do you want to move here permanently? that would be the deciding factor for me. If you just want the season where you can work, snowboard, meet some fantastic people and party as much or as little as you want, then Whistler is the place. I've been here for a year now, yes is SUCKS when you first get here and especially now with the temps not being cold and no snow, compared to last year now is so much worse. If you want to settle down get a decent job where you can possibly start a career and still have the options of snowboarding close, then yes Vancouver is probably better (not that whistler hasn't helped start my career)

I know if I lived in Vancouver, Whistler is the last place I would go for a weekend trip. SO MANY FUCKING PEOPLE!!! This season I will be riding Monday-Friday basically but won't ride the weekend because you spend 25mins waiting for a chair. Feel free to shoot me a pm if you want advise on Whistler cause I know how hectic it can be at first, if you have your own room in Blueberry you sound pretty set up. If you have been here two months I am surprised you have not been able to get anything but housekeeping
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