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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #390 on: March 20, 2021, 05:35:42 PM »
Heres a few more..

Some local girl showed us this spot after I asked her a question about getting to a trail. She brought me and this guy that I met slightly outta bounds so I was a little nervous, but it all worked out. Went through some tight glades and got to this opening. The locals rip, no joke!



This is the bottom of a bowl we just got into. We got in right below those rocks on the left (and beat the crowd way up top). Ski patrol just opened it up! You can see them on the left - the 2 little dots. And people are waiting to drop in way up top as well. That shit was fun!!



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Garden77 - check the above photo and look on the right - see that dark line? Thats the cat track / groomer all the way down. So you can hit a bit of a bowl and jump back on the groomer to take it easy for abit. The powder's quite enjoyable to ride though, and its kinda forgiving - the snow at these resorts is soo fluffy you just float. That groomer could take you a good 45 minutes to go down as well, never ends!!

Dad Brains - KH is awesome, and Goldens a cool little town. Id love to spend a season there but that aint gonna happen any time soon hehe. They have a neat little DIY skatepark too. Saw it on the 'Gram.


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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #391 on: March 20, 2021, 05:49:48 PM »
Fernie, BC - Jan 2020

Was there for 3 days and it dumped a good 30 on my second and third day. Tons of snow!!



Steep and Deep - The 1-2-3's. A skier showed me this one. Mike from Calgary - 55 yo. Ski like a mad man. Saw that I could kinda keep up with him and showed me a bunch of gems. Good times!




Big White - Kelowna BC area. Wife had to go there for a marketing gig and I got to tag along - she scored free lift tickets for me as well!
Dec 2019

Was quite overcast and flat light for most of the day, but then opened up for a few hours. And this is mid December!!



Big White is known for their snow ghosts.



This was awesome to shred through!



Ive had access to real cheap airline tickets for the past 2-3 years which has allowed me to hit up allot of these hills. But the days of cheap airfare have come to an end. >:( Im trying to rack up a bunch of credit card airline loyalty points to get me to the hills next winter!
 






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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #392 on: March 20, 2021, 06:02:42 PM »
and back to reality - Heres the local - Ski Chantecler



Small little hill, but when it snows its still kinda fun.

This is about 1/3 of the hill...

https://vimeo.com/526738366




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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #393 on: March 20, 2021, 07:55:04 PM »
Fernie, BC - Jan 2020

Was there for 3 days and it dumped a good 30 on my second and third day. Tons of snow!!



Steep and Deep - The 1-2-3's. A skier showed me this one. Mike from Calgary - 55 yo. Ski like a mad man. Saw that I could kinda keep up with him and showed me a bunch of gems. Good times!



Ah fernie, my favourite place to have lived in Canada. Was there for a season back in 06/07 and it was epic. Having done seasons at the likes of whistler, Kirkwood, heavenly and Queenstown, the big mountains of fernie just kill it over anything else. Snake ridge open for hiking? Just some real good people in fernie in general. Keep trying to convince my partner we should move back there but New Zealand is doing all right these days so donít see that happening anytime soon

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #394 on: March 21, 2021, 06:31:13 AM »
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Fernie, BC - Jan 2020

Was there for 3 days and it dumped a good 30 on my second and third day. Tons of snow!!



Steep and Deep - The 1-2-3's. A skier showed me this one. Mike from Calgary - 55 yo. Ski like a mad man. Saw that I could kinda keep up with him and showed me a bunch of gems. Good times!


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Ah fernie, my favourite place to have lived in Canada. Was there for a season back in 06/07 and it was epic. Having done seasons at the likes of whistler, Kirkwood, heavenly and Queenstown, the big mountains of fernie just kill it over anything else. Snake ridge open for hiking? Just some real good people in fernie in general. Keep trying to convince my partner we should move back there but New Zealand is doing all right these days so donít see that happening anytime soon

When were you at Kirkwood? My good friend from HS is a local there and is on their amateur team. My other friend died in a prop plane crash in 2009 in the area while taking part in a joy ride with an experienced pilot from the area.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-vcSkRReckY

Any of this ring a bell?

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #395 on: March 21, 2021, 06:35:59 AM »
Fermin is a great hill, especially pre-RCR. I grew up kinda near there. First place I learned how to stand up on a snowboard.

Part of the Canadian gems that include Red Mountain and Whitewater. 
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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #396 on: March 21, 2021, 06:39:41 AM »
and back to reality - Heres the local - Ski Chantecler



Small little hill, but when it snows its still kinda fun.

This is about 1/3 of the hill...

https://vimeo.com/526738366



This is my first descent at an abandoned ski hill by my home. My son is running down the hill in back of me and my wife shot the video.

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #397 on: March 21, 2021, 07:34:14 AM »
Looking good!! Kinda handy to have that close by.

Lucky you Dad brains. A season there must be Soo good. Was my second time there in 2020. First time was kinda of a bust. Went with the wife and there just wasnít any fresh snow and it was hella Icy. Lucked out last year!! Snake ridge might have been open not sure but a local ( another girls on Mat leave) too me to the Fingers? Wow. That was the best run of my life. Steep. Properly spaced tress and 2 ft of pow. Soo much fun. I tend to travel alone so I chat people up On The chair And most will show you around.

I envy you Cucktard. WhAt a hill to learn at. Was the new side open when you skied there? ( white pass chair). The whole RCR thing actually saved my asss this year. I tend to fly to Calgary  and then book my hotel. Iíll wait for the most recent snow report. So this year was on the fence between KH and Fernie. Snow report seemed better at Fernie so I booked. Get there and it starts to rain. Hopefully snow up top. But it poured all night. Like a freaking hurricane. Had you told me we were in Nova Scotia Iíd believe yía. It was horrible. So anyhow since I booked via RCR managed to swap my ticket and hotel to KH where it snowed tons. Lucked out big time!!

Worst part about these trips is the weather. So unpredictable it can go both ways. I literally book my trips a day or 2 before going and try to time it with a storm. Usually go second week of January so the hotels tend Tks have room.

You still live out in that part of BC?


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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #398 on: March 21, 2021, 03:46:46 PM »
Looking good!! Kinda handy to have that close by.

I envy you Cucktard. WhAt a hill to learn at. Was the new side open when you skied there? ( white pass chair). The whole RCR thing actually saved my asss this year. I tend to fly to Calgary  and then book my hotel. Iíll wait for the most recent snow report. So this year was on the fence between KH and Fernie. Snow report seemed better at Fernie so I booked. Get there and it starts to rain. Hopefully snow up top. But it poured all night. Like a freaking hurricane. Had you told me we were in Nova Scotia Iíd believe yía. It was horrible. So anyhow since I booked via RCR managed to swap my ticket and hotel to KH where it snowed tons. Lucked out big time!!

Worst part about these trips is the weather. So unpredictable it can go both ways. I literally book my trips a day or 2 before going and try to time it with a storm. Usually go second week of January so the hotels tend Tks have room.

You still live out in that part of BC?

It was a great place to grow up and learn. Although my home hill was Kimberly.

Last time I rode there was 2015, and I canít remember if I went on White Pass or not.

I worked for RCR though Kimberly, and I hated it. They totally destroyed the local atmosphere and tore down some historic ski hill buildings, all to create a faux-Whistler style base area that required an idiotic bottleneck to get through. Plus they banned all jumps. And paid instructors half of what they got in the 80ís, without adjusting for inflation.

Global Warming is fucking all of us, but Fernie in particular. All of the places have seen reduced seasons, Fernie used to open Labor Day weekend every year.

Now I get to experience Global Warming in Hakuba, Japan, weíre weíve been getting May temps since the beginning of the month.

But we had a good December and January for the first time in 4 years. This is what it looked like.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKkXs99lDdA/?igshid=oeop4jj7f7tk
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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #399 on: March 21, 2021, 05:54:41 PM »
Yea global warming is not helping any hills whatsoever. Same out in east in Quebec weíre quite a few hills have simply closed up shop. 15 Celsius today. Shits melting fast. 

Iíd love to make it to Japan to ski not sure it will ever happen - who knows. Your videos awesome. Thanks for sharing. Those tree runs look like sooo much fun. Love that type of stuff. Snow looks really nice as well. Nice 360!!

I hear yía on Ski hill expansions. Happened at a hill I frequent a bit. The hills are small out here and they actually shortened a chair by couple hundred feet to make room for ski in out condos. What can you do.

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #400 on: March 21, 2021, 07:48:51 PM »
Was just in Mammoth area over the weekend, but really mostly rode June and powder on both Friday and Saturday. Friday was so uncrowded and perfect I was able to basically tire myself out from lapping J7 in just three hours.

Saturday was an insane shitshow (by June standards) with Spring Break starting and Elevation (LGBTQ pride) week going on. Mammoth was a true madhouse. I rode there for a bit Friday afternoon.

After yesterday's pow sesh at June we packed up and went home a day early.

My wife and daughter are learning to ride now. They did a private lesson at Mammoth on Saturday. It was a good jumping off point for them, but now I am going to ride local with them in the closing weeks on the bunny slopes, just work on my butters and switch in the slush while they build some muscle memory.

Mammoth again in May. Main lodge should still have some decent action going.

Honestly, I am ready for the season to end. I had some great adventures this year, but I want to focus on getting in better shape, losing 20lbs, and skating my mini ramp and getting some tricks down. Oh, and surfing.

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #401 on: March 21, 2021, 10:55:37 PM »
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Fernie, BC - Jan 2020

Was there for 3 days and it dumped a good 30 on my second and third day. Tons of snow!!
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Ah fernie, my favourite place to have lived in Canada. Was there for a season back in 06/07 and it was epic. Having done seasons at the likes of whistler, Kirkwood, heavenly and Queenstown, the big mountains of fernie just kill it over anything else. Snake ridge open for hiking? Just some real good people in fernie in general. Keep trying to convince my partner we should move back there but New Zealand is doing all right these days so donít see that happening anytime soon
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When were you at Kirkwood? My good friend from HS is a local there and is on their amateur team. My other friend died in a prop plane crash in 2009 in the area while taking part in a joy ride with an experienced pilot from the area.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-vcSkRReckY

Any of this ring a bell?

First season at Kirkwood was 03/04 and was living in a gated community with 12 others in a 2 room house just near McDonaldís. Snowbanks on the side of the road were 3 feet high so you can imagine how good it was up in the hills. Went back for a season in 10/11 and it was the hottest winter theyíve had in Tahoe. Barely anything open and a long way to come from nz for a shit season. Recognise a fair few of those locations in that video though

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #402 on: March 22, 2021, 06:52:43 AM »
Didnt it just dump a bunch in the Mammoth area - Think I saw it on the 'Gram.

Thats insane that you can still ski in the month of May in California. Im baffled!

Good on you getting the kids in a snowbaord lesson. I tried snowboarding with my oldest - he was 3-4 at the time. Bought the Burton Riglet (used) and it had that little leash - I tried to show him, then we got a few private lessons - Wasnt really sticking. So we threw him on skis and that worked!! Straight to skis for my youngest as well. They can graduate to a snowboard, if they are into, down the line. We can all 'ski together' as a family as of this year, so thats a huge accomplishment in my books. Ski classes is money well spent.

Went for a skate yeterday - biked to the spot and back. Im more sore from the 2 hour sesh and bike ride than 2 days of snowboarding...lol. Using a bunch of different muscles I guess.

We hit the local hill on Saturday - hopefully we can go again next week - well have to see how much snow will melt this week - really warming up.

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #403 on: April 06, 2021, 03:16:07 PM »
This is pretty heavy.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CNUZV2rHIgn/?igshid=13cstrs6qkucc

I thought it was crazy how much he traveled down the pipe, but then I remembered that a super pipe is only 21 feet, and he’s boosting 24, so he has to hit it at a low angle to increase the amount of tranny he has for take off and landing.
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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #404 on: April 06, 2021, 04:31:33 PM »
This is pretty heavy.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CNUZV2rHIgn/?igshid=13cstrs6qkucc

I thought it was crazy how much he traveled down the pipe, but then I remembered that a super pipe is only 21 feet, and heís boosting 24, so he has to hit it at a low angle to increase the amount of tranny he has for take off and landing.

he lands so smooth

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #405 on: April 08, 2021, 06:56:02 AM »
smooth indeed. Id love to try a pipe some day.
 

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Re: Snowboard Appreciation
« Reply #406 on: April 08, 2021, 07:08:07 AM »
Rode Snow Summit for about three hours on Monday with one of my good friends, each of us on Slush Slashers. It was indeed slushy mostly, but some icy crusty stuff too, which took me out a couple of times. I fell more free riding and hitting side hits on Monday than I did my other 26 days combined.

It is so warm in SoCal already. I know it's April and everything but it seems like the season is closing out fast. At 27 days and with a goal of 30, its gonna be hard to do. This Saturday Im going to ride Summit again with my whole family, both BBMR spots close on Sunday, but Snow Valley is open the following weekend, so I am gonna head there for closing day. That will put me at 29. Next month I am going up to Mammoth for one last go (theyre gonna be open for riding until Memorial Day at minimum), so that will be good and probably put me at 32.

It's been a good season. I've gotten to travel a lot and ride a few resorts Ive never been to. That seems weird under COVID but most of it was in the car and I always took max safety precautions.

Looking forward to next season a bit, with another colorado trip already booked and Utah seeming likely, as well as checking out Lee's Canyon outside vegas. Right now though, I just want to surf and skate my ramp everyday.