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PowderGangster

[TR] Week of the Snowpocolypse - 12/24/2012

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Trip: Week of the Snowpocolypse -

 

Date: 12/24/2012

 

Trip Report:

The Powder maker was in full effect in Coastal BC this week. I even found myself riding lifts on the Northshore. 30cms of blower at Cypress was awesome felt like Cat skiing. The snow pack is growing pretty large with almost 250cms in most spots even the local early morning spots are good to go!

 

Mid week I hit the Duffey Pat. The snow was hammering all the way from Vancouver to Pemberton. 20cms was forecasted but we got more like 40cms.

 

The bigger than expected storm produced these atypical conditions

 

pat5.jpg

 

Stability was good on low angle slopes but we heard some big avi's running on some big terrain in the drainage.

 

Sunday was a quick trip to the Coquihalla to scout a new area. The sun came out and I was able to find a fun little chute.

 

huntingforacoulie.jpg

 

Running now 7 days straight of making turns and the streak looks to be intact for the next few days!

 

More pics and writeup here powdergangster.ca

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Thought it was a good place to give ski info. I use this site for climbing and mountaineering info all the time. This is my way of giving back.

 

I will get some good pics of me billygoating crap in ski boots lots of that goes on in my ski trips anyway.

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No. There are plenty of skiers on this board who appreciate these types of trip reports, I know I do.

 

Likewise.

 

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I like reading your posts, but since they seem to be solely about skiing, wouldn't they be better posted to turns all year or TGR?

 

Already does... TAY

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I like reading your posts, but since they seem to be solely about skiing, wouldn't they be better posted to turns all year or TGR?

 

You do realize this is the skiing section of cc.com right?

 

 

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justcallmegary,

 

That sucks! I have been there just make sure you do your physio like you are training to be a pro athlete and it will be good as new. Blowing out my knee was one of the best thing to ever happen switched me full on to cycling which is now my career.

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this has more to do with climbing than most of the stuff posted on this site

 

:tup:

 

Some damn fine skiers that post on this site that are also damn fine climbers.

 

In fact Triple Couloirs on Dragontail shown in the middle of the first two pictures of kevino's recent Colchuck conditions post has been reported on here both climbing and skiing.

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I like reading your posts, but since they seem to be solely about skiing, wouldn't they be better posted to turns all year or TGR?

 

A skier and user of TAY ask me why CC had a skiing forum a couple years back. Skiing is part of mountaineering. The 10th Mountain division got their start at Paradise and learning how to ski was part of training.

 

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Both sites provide information on skiing, and this TR is on TAY too.

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A better question is why is there an ice climbing forum?

 

Or forums for TRs from CA or MT??

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Or non climbing related trips from tropical locales?

I can actually see TR's from out of state/country when there is climbing involved.

 

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There clearly needs to have some rules set.

 

What are the exact boundaries of the Cascades?

Posts from Cascade climbers climbing outside the Cascades.

Posts from non-Cascade climbers climbing in the Cascades.

Posts from ex-Cascade climbers living elsewhere.

What constitnutes issues appropriate to a climbing website?

 

The free flowing internet gets complicated if we think about it too much.

 

I enjoyed this thread because I live in Bozeman where we just got a big pow dump, used to live in Washington and skiid all over Washington and BC. and have done climbing TRs about WA MT and CO. Don't box me in.

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Dude, no brainer, Bozeman and Cody are in the Cascades....geez...

 

I see a cage match between the Rockies and the Cascades coming.

 

But PowderGanster has to know he got lucky in coastal BC. The Rockies are kings of pow.

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Ok. Good skiing anywhere is good skiing. And it is a good TR.

 

I am mostly jealous about the "7 days straight" :wave:

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Might actually hit 14 days in a row if everything lines up. Pretty relaxed work schedule for the next month or so. More snow in the Vancouver hills again today. Must have been 30 people up the local spot this morning.

 

 

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Go ahead, rub it in. Nah, the collision of excellent conditions and free time needs to be taken advantage of every time.

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