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Old 02-12-2013, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there. We are flying into calgary next saturday from the Netherlands. As i look at the snowconditions and wheatherforcast, not many resort are apealing for powderhunts.

The forcast looks goodfor powderking. What do you think of this resort for some serious offpiste runs?

Or does anyone have some advice? Would be nice if someone could show us around in the backcountry os some resorts. We plan to do about 5 resorts in 2 weeks.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi there. We are flying into calgary next saturday from the Netherlands. As i look at the snowconditions and wheatherforcast, not many resort are apealing for powderhunts.

The forcast looks goodfor powderking. What do you think of this resort for some serious offpiste runs?

Or does anyone have some advice? Would be nice if someone could show us around in the backcountry os some resorts. We plan to do about 5 resorts in 2 weeks.


Powderking is fun usually always tons of fresh powder I have been there days when fresh powder was up to my armpits. I havent been there for a few years but all my friends still go. I do plan on going soon again. hope you enjoy your time there. if you have any questions just let me know
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Powder king is off. We're taking the powder highway. LL, KH, Rev, Red Mountain and Fernie. Any tips for special off piste routes or riding together would be nice.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Record Ridge at Red is the shit! Though Whitewater is my home hill I can be at Red within 1.25 hours.
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I prefer sunshine to Louise. The back bowls are nice at Louise when there is a good dump, but I love goats eye and delirium.

Try both though
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Thanks guys. We ll try m
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The forecast is calling for a light snow at Lake Louise overnight and into tomorrow. And then if the long range is any good, there's nothing until next weekend and then an entire week of snow!

We've just had an exceptionally dry late Jan early Feb. Conditions are still good though, and some pockets ALWAYS have powder in them, you just have to work to find them...
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Too bad. Powder King has tons of good off piste and untouched nuggz to find all the time. It's really far out of the way in the middle of nowhere so it's not a holiday destination but still. One of the best places I've ever been for deep powder. No waiting in lift lines, and rare was there a day without good snow. You could go whole long runs without seeing a soul no problem.

I'll post some photos from when I was up there a few times earlier this season later on.
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@Poutanen: we wouldn't mind to work for it. Can you give me directions for the good bowls at Louise. We had quite a nice day on Sunday over there and found some nice snow, but only one nice piece of powder.

Today at Sunshine was good, especially delirium was nice.

Now it's hoping for more snow.
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@Poutanen: we wouldn't mind to work for it. Can you give me directions for the good bowls at Louise. We had quite a nice day on Sunday over there and found some nice snow, but only one nice piece of powder.
You head up the lift, go right past the tree, look for the rock in the shape of jesus and head straight down there!!!

Naw just spend some time going where other people don't seem to be going. Usually it's a hard traverse, or a little hike, or keep going straight when the trail forks left or right, etc.
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