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post #11 of 677 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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It has been pretty hurting lately. Bad snow year
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post #12 of 677 (permalink) Old 02-21-2009, 12:43 AM
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Just came back from Whistler. Base is 131. Down 6cm in 4 days.

My board was crud-chattering like no other.
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Hey guys, I am new here but not new to snowboarding and am taking a trip to Revelstoke this week. Want to see if anyone needs a ride (From Banff or Canmore), and/or wants to shred / meet up there?? Will be leaving on Wed. night and returning probably Fri. night.

I love hiking for the goods and know the place decently so far, but would like to find more spots... I have my AST lvl1, taken this winter, and all my avie gear if anyone is down for something in Rogers Pass as well. Just throwin' it out there, I'll be out there either way.

*edit: I should also add, in case nobody frequents the weather sites like I do - Revvy is forecast for 50+ cm in the 3 days leading up to Thurs... so it *might* be an epic trip.
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whistler

was thinking of hitting up whistler for a week starting on saturday. im still a beginner at riding so i wanted to experience the nice conditions you guys get, especially since im from the ice coast. can anyone over there tell me what the slopes are like right now?
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post #15 of 677 (permalink) Old 09-05-2009, 08:43 PM
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6 months since someone has posted here, and it's one of the best places to snowboard in the world haha!
As mentioned in a few other threads, the long-range forecast for winter 2009-2010 is available from the Farmer's Almanac: 2010 Long-Range Weather Forecast

Here's a summary for southern BC...
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Annual Weather Summary: November 2009 to October 2010

Winter temperatures will be below normal, on average, with above-normal precipitation and much above normal snowfall. The coldest temperatures will occur in mid- and late December, mid-January, and mid-February, with the heaviest snowfalls in mid- and late December and mid-January.

April and May will be drier than normal, with slightly cooler temperatures.


Stoked yet?
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Stoked yet?
considering i just moved out to banff for the season, hell ya.
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considering i just moved out to banff for the season, hell ya.
That forecast is for Vancouver / coastal range specifically. Don't worry though, Banff's looks good too:

"Annual Weather Summary: November 2009 to October 2010

Winter temperatures will be 4 to 5 degrees C colder than normal, on average, with the coldest periods in mid- to late November, much of December, early and late January, and early and mid-February. Precipitation will be below normal in the east and above normal in the west. Snowfall will be above normal, especially in Alberta, with the heaviest snowfalls in mid-December, late January, early to mid-February, and early March.

April and May will be cooler than normal, with most of the area receiving above-normal precipitation and snowfall."

The cold part might suck though, you can't ride at -25 trust me I tried last season haha. Banff had a pretty crap season last year so I doubt it could go anywhere but up from there.
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However, quite a few other publications are predicting a winter below average snowfall for this area (pacific northwest and southern BC)
Here's one for example...
Nov-Dec-Jan: Climate Prediction Center - seasonal Outlook
Feb-Mar-Apr: Climate Prediction Center - seasonal Outlook

So let's hope the Farmer's Almanac is right. They tend to be right more often than wrong. (over 80% of the time correct)

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Here's a couple links to POWDERWATCH

(serving British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Idaho, Montana)
- daily morning snowfall updates
- on-mountain weather forecast
- best bets for powder
- user submitted snow reports

Website: Powderwatch.com (run by my buddy Rob, updates from me)
Facebook Group: Powderwatch | Facebook (run by me)

feel free to join, we'd love the support.
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Highwood Pass

Looking for info on the state of Highwood Pass over the course of October. Generally, this is the first place in the Rockies you can easy stop your car, walk out and get some pre-season pow runs. Elevation of the pass is over 7000 ft, road is open until Dec.1. A couple years I've hiked Highwood Pass or Fortress Ski Area in the first week of October and had knee deep pow turns (i've also seen it snow free till halloween almost).
Since I no longer live in the Bow Valley, I'm looking for a couple locals that can let me know of when the pre-season shred is on there! Too bad there isn't a weather station in the area!!
Anyone??
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