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Old 03-21-2013, 06:04 PM   #191 (permalink)
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Default Fernie Kimberley early this week

Was at Kimberley Monday, Fernie Tuesday... Kim was crusty/hardpack. Some of the groomers weren't bad but it that was a day at Nakiska I would have gone home. Luckily the hill was empty to what boarding we did do was very relaxed.

Fernie had reports of almost two feet of powder, and blue skies on Tuesday. I went expecting to have my best day of the year, and it was damn good but it wasn't "epic" (I hate that word anyway). There was real good fresh snow in most of the bowls, but the high alpine stuff was windblown and crusty. We went up polar peak a few times, and the bowl on the left (facing up) had tons of pretty good snow, but the chutes on the right were the worst I've ever seen.

I also hiked out off the whitepass quad onto the knot chutes, and they were crusty with about 4" of fresh on them. Spotted a little rock ollie/cliff drop on one of the chutes, tried to hit it only to realize it was just windblown ice above it. Nearly tumbled over the rocks at one point!

Here's the GF working on her carving skills at Kimberley... glad I brought the DSLR out!

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:43 PM   #192 (permalink)
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Sounds like BC could be just about done. Puking in Banff at the moment. Although I want it on the hill as I want to get my motorcycle out!
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:15 PM   #193 (permalink)
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Yeah Kimberley feels like it was done a month ago, or never started. Fernie could be good as they've got a really good base and it's continuing to snow there, but the long term looks like plus temps. I may try to get there sooner than later for one last 2012/2013 hurrah.

Banff area hills seem to be the safe bet the last couple years. Apart from LL chewing though my boards, I've had great snow there almost every day I've been...
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:13 AM   #194 (permalink)
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So here I am eating my words. Fernie got 40cm last night!
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Castle got 25cms in the last 24hrs, 50cms over the last few days. Was there Tuesday, hopefully get out this weekend
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ARSENALFAN and I will be at Sunshine tomorrow, it looks like a bluebird day and hopefully we'll get a little touch up layer of snow tonight. Castle sounded good today, but I don't think I can handle the weekend lift lines for a few runs of tracked out powder, maybe if they get another epic dump tonight.....maybe
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My buddy from work, his GF, my GF and I are heading to LL on Sunday. Might not be any new snow but that won't hold us back! You want to find the pow, come with us!!!
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Next weekend is a long weekend in Alberta? Hopefully I will be settled in enough to head up to mountains. If so, anyone up for a meet up? I probably won't have my car yet, but I am getting a company truck for a bit .. hopefully they won't mind if I take it out on the weekends :S
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Next weekend is a long weekend in Alberta? Hopefully I will be settled in enough to head up to mountains. If so, anyone up for a meet up? I probably won't have my car yet, but I am getting a company truck for a bit .. hopefully they won't mind if I take it out on the weekends :S
Yup, I'll probably be at Louise again. It's my go to resort these days unless the GF gets some time off and we head to Fernie or KH.

I'm thinking if the weather is nice in the city, maybe the hills won't be as crowded. The vibe changes in April anyway. Time for good runs with good friends and a good beer now and then. I'm still riding good terrain but it's relax time in the spring.
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Yup, I'll probably be at Louise again. It's my go to resort these days unless the GF gets some time off and we head to Fernie or KH.

I'm thinking if the weather is nice in the city, maybe the hills won't be as crowded. The vibe changes in April anyway. Time for good runs with good friends and a good beer now and then. I'm still riding good terrain but it's relax time in the spring.
Should be interesting. Haven't been on the board in a week. Mountain bike season has started here.
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