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Old 08-31-2012, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This winter i'm going to do a winterseason in Canada but I'm still looking for a good area. My previous seasons I did in France (Alpe d'Huez and Tignes). I'm looking for a good freeride area with a good park but not as crowed as Whistler. Can anyone give me some advice? Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your options are limited to either Fernie or Lake Louise. Any other hill does not have both good freeride and a good park. Fernie doesn't have jumps but gets lots of heavy snow. Louise has a great park but doesn't get much snow. whatever you do, don't choose Revy... it's way overhyped and doesn't have a park anyway so just cross it off your list now.
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Hey Chupa, what about castle? i havent ridden there yet so i dont know but the site says it has a lot of park and similar to fernie for terrain
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Hey Chupa, what about castle? i havnt ridden there yet so i dont know but the site says it has a lot of park and similar to fernie for terrain
Castle is sick! For freeriding steeps it's one of the better hills around (up there with KH, Revy, back of Louise). Their park blows though.
Another one to consider would be Red Mtn... great feeride (steep trees) and what looks to be a good park but I haven't gone in it.

Red, Fernie, Louise are your best bets for freeride/park combo. Louise if you really love park more, Fernie if you love pow more (and rain), Red if you love trees more.

Just for info's sake... Big White is probably the best park this side of Whistler but is really flat and kinda boring... unless you are on a snowskate - then it's premo.
Also I didn't mention Whitewater due to your park requirement, but it's an excellent hill due to the great easily accessible sidecountty and us known for the most quality snow like Revy.
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The only good thing about Red Mountain I can think of is you will be near White Water. I was disappointed every time I went to Red last yeat and I went about 5 times. I do live like 15min from White so I may be partial, but the powder and trees are sick. I will admit I do no park, but seriously, park riding in interior BC???
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...but seriously, park riding in interior BC?
Exactly
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I went to Red once last year and the park was ok but definitally not as good as lake louise.

There was a dedicated park t-bar so it would be fast laps.
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Just for info's sake... Big White is probably the best park this side of Whistler but is really flat and kinda boring...

Wow is it ever flat & boring!! I'd heard so many stories about how awesome Big White was.
Man, I was so disappointed when I finally got to go there.
I can't believe how many people are just blown away by it.

How does it compare to other mountains? On average is it considered steep compared to other mountains?
I think I've only been to 6 or 7 different mountains in my whole life.
That's one of the top 2 worst, IMO.

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As said above Lake Louise's park gets better and better each year (since they got rid of RCR) Plus if you live in the area there are plenty of hills to travel to.
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