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Mostly tracked out at LL yesterday. Shocked how bad the snow retained. The only powder are in trees and remote spots. Platter hike along the ridge is alright, but it's 15 min hike for 30 secs...

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Ya LL was not great today, they are making a lot of snow, i hope they expand the park like last year.
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Kicking Horse was insane on Friday - I don't know if I can bring myself to ride sunshine again after that. In the morning there was still nearly 2 foot of powder in the tree runs coming off the stairway chair - we just traversed along the ridge from stairway and looped through the tree's and back onto the chair all morning. The White Wall hike was tracked in places but deep and soft - managed to do that twice and rode out to the gondola through the tree's - we couldn't believe that terrain was "in-bounds". Hardly anyone was on the mountain too.

They opened T2 in the afternoon after a lot of control - fresh tracks in there in the PM but we could only manage the hike once as our legs were about to fall off.

Finished off the day by doing a couple of loops from stairway and through the tree's.

I have to admit we were all defeated by the horse and left at 3.30 battered and bruised. I'm still hurting now but it was worth it - can't wait to go back.
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Was at Nakiska Sat and LL Sunday...

Nakiska (for those that care) had great grooming on the runs. Was there with a carving group so didn't get into the trees at all...

Found some pockets of really good snow at louise. Misjudged a turn and ended up leg first into a tree. But other than a big bruise all okay today. There was decent snow in the "ultimate steeps" but it certainly wasn't fresh. Overall was a pretty good day but you had to work really hard to find the real good stuff. Glad I brought my rock board.
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Was at Nakiska Sat and LL Sunday...

Nakiska (for those that care) had great grooming on the runs. Was there with a carving group so didn't get into the trees at all...

Found some pockets of really good snow at louise. Misjudged a turn and ended up leg first into a tree. But other than a big bruise all okay today. There was decent snow in the "ultimate steeps" but it certainly wasn't fresh. Overall was a pretty good day but you had to work really hard to find the real good stuff. Glad I brought my rock board.
How's the hardboot carving group?

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Yeah the horse will do that. Best hill out there when the resorts are right. Love T2!

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Kicking Horse was insane on Friday - I don't know if I can bring myself to ride sunshine again after that. In the morning there was still nearly 2 foot of powder in the tree runs coming off the stairway chair - we just traversed along the ridge from stairway and looped through the tree's and back onto the chair all morning. The White Wall hike was tracked in places but deep and soft - managed to do that twice and rode out to the gondola through the tree's - we couldn't believe that terrain was "in-bounds". Hardly anyone was on the mountain too.

They opened T2 in the afternoon after a lot of control - fresh tracks in there in the PM but we could only manage the hike once as our legs were about to fall off.

Finished off the day by doing a couple of loops from stairway and through the tree's.

I have to admit we were all defeated by the horse and left at 3.30 battered and bruised. I'm still hurting now but it was worth it - can't wait to go back.

So many runs so little time.
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How's the hardboot carving group?
It was a fun day. Spent a lot of time working on carves which was good... I'd get bored of carving quickly though, the hardboot thing is not for me!
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It was one of the best days riding of my life - the problem is my mates have gone home now and the guys I know out here are all beginners or skiers so if anyone from this board is planning a trip to KH for the next powder day PM me - I'll be happy to drive.
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Heading out to Nakiska tomorrow with some friends from work. The GF is going to try her Prior for the first time. I think they've got their BX course set up so my buddy and I are going to try blasting that...

Crossing my fingers for powder for next weekend!
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Went to revelstoke for the first time on the weekend. No new snow except for Saturday morning with maybe 3-4cm.

Northbowl still had decent pow but visibility is hit and miss and it is a bit of chore to access with snowboards. The whole mountain above mid station is pretty much either steep/tree/ or mogul terrain. Avg skill level = expert. Runs are also insanely long.

There was also ski race training and some Austrian ski team there. Pitch black was groomed on the weekend top to bottom. Made for some eye watering carving runs.

Worst part is the traverse. Because of the relatively few lifts, area to area are all long traverses with some very flat sections. Pretty much required bending down and weight forward for that little extra speed.

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