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Old 03-04-2013, 10:28 PM   #111 (permalink)
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I was in DD and WW for the first time today. AMAZEBALLZ. Puts SSV up there with the best resorts. DD is comparable to KH and WW to revy. Best day of the year so far.
Really? After some really boring days at Sunshine (ROREMC i was one of the "its too flat" people, hahaha) I vowed never again...other than the becon and shovel, any other restrictions? How fast does WW and DD get tracked out?
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Sunshine was still sick today. Im heading to kicking horse for the weekend so hope it stays nice there too.
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Sooo good. I always laugh when people carry on about Sunshine being flat!
Problem is none of the people I ride with regularly have Avy gear or training. I only have it because I enjoy bc hiking and used to ice climb a little.

I seem to recall back in early 2000 you did not need any gear to drop into the dive?
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Really? After some really boring days at Sunshine (ROREMC i was one of the "its too flat" people, hahaha) I vowed never again...other than the becon and shovel, any other restrictions? How fast does WW and DD get tracked out?
Standard bc gear. Probe/beacon/shovel and a partner similarly equipped.
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Standard bc gear. Probe/beacon/shovel and a partner similarly equipped.
Cool, I guess I'll give the Shine one more $80 try...
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Really? After some really boring days at Sunshine (ROREMC i was one of the "its too flat" people, hahaha) I vowed never again...other than the becon and shovel, any other restrictions? How fast does WW and DD get tracked out?
Didnt get tracked out on sunday, not enough ppl with the right gear and partners to go in is my guess.
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Is Sunshine still looking good? EDIT: And is it only the hikeable stuff that's worthwhile at the mo?

Any word on the ground on conditions in Fernie, Kicking Horse or Lake Louise? Been burnt by Red (hard packed. REALLY hard packed) and Whitewater (reports had snow, and there was, but there was a crusty layer underneath that meant the powder wasn't, well, powder! Still more fun than Whitewater though) and half way through the Kootenays right now. Had planned on heading to Fernie, then KH, then LL, but plan is very flexible.

To be fair, we had some great days in Revy before the wet snow hit. And despite all the snow Whistler has gotten I've been told the rain made shit of it.

Where IS good in this area at the moment? Any help much appreciated!
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Unfortunately I haven't been out since Saturday. But I was at Lake Louise that day, and conditions were some of the best I've been in there. If you're willing to look around there will still be tons of fresh stuff to find. Of course main runs will be tracked out, groomers should be in good shape however.

It's not hard to find fresh stuff at Lake Louise, just don't take the typical tourist runs.
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Thanks poutanen. I may have to ask what the typical routes to avoid are closer to the time if I can't figure it out myself!
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Thanks poutanen. I may have to ask what the typical routes to avoid are closer to the time if I can't figure it out myself!
No worries, I'm back there this Friday. So if you're heading up later than that, just check back at this thread.

Without giving too much away online, most people get off the chairs and head down a run. If you're willing to traverse across a little further than others, or walk for a couple minutes off the platter, paradise, ptarmigan chairs...

The best goods are in gladed areas a little off the beaten path. Nothing crazy for steepness, although the ultimate steeps usually isn't heavily used. They were also closed all weekend so I'm expecting them to be good still on Friday.
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