hope your summer is going well...
hey it's august already and are you booked for the last week of january?
it's never to early to think about snow...
see you soon...
I'm in again for sure. None of the Calgary crew are going to Aspen next year, so I'm hoping to talk some of them into a long weekend at Whitefish instead.
Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
well, I'm not really a local, but a Montanan none the less... so OF COURSE I'll be there at some point! logistics all work out later
(has anyone found that tree that grows money yet??? come on guys.... share)
but I do my "new" gear! That will last me a few years, I'm sure!
I agree West. Its never to early to think or plan for snow. I'm in I booked my flight last week and starting to look at lodging. The full week January 20-28. I would stay longer if I had a money tree
How did it get this late so early.
I think Cuban would take the WHOLE winter off if he found that money tree, but I think we'd have to attack him and make him share!
Any snow in those mountains yet?
And does anyone attending WTF have a copy of the magazine that maybe I could borrow for a night to look at?????? please and thank you???!??!?!!!???
cold day, snow from the get go and snowing all day. an inch overnight
and by the end of the day there was four plus inches of light fluffy pow.
slight fog on the very top, but visibility was good most of the day.
there was no wind in the morning, but it got windy about 2:30. things
got bumppy with the new snow, but with the cold temps it was easy to
cut thru the fluffy stuff. it was a fun day and rode hard.
forcast now is wednesday for big pow...
rode my 165amt from 9 till 4...
big mtn snow report reported 9in. in 24hr. and 6in. in overnight. with cold
temps it was really light fluffy pow. the top had more and the bottom not
so much, chair 2 gets groomed last so very little on there. i started on
chair 1 to get the good stuff and first few runs were good, but still
scraping the ice underneath, it was champagne powder. some wind blown
stuff was knee high and you just plow thru with no resistance. chair 2
looked carvable at my end of the day at 1pm, but i was on my softies.
called it early cause the softies tired me out. forcast is more pow wed.
thru fri. with warmer temps so better snow... we'll see...
rode my amp5 from 9 till 1...
Winter weather advisory : "A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING."
Not gonna be a fast trip. Thinking that leaving early might be a good call. Dog knows what it's going to be like on the Fernie side ...
Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
safe travels to everyone..... at my house there is at least a foot of snow, but now raining so the snow has a hard crust on top.... my poor dog..
Can't wait to ride!!!!
Kathy even road the oxess bx 163 for two days and never complained. What a great spirit! she has she rides anything!! good for you Kathy! She's never afraid to try!! go on girl!!
They say that the best weapon is the one you never have to fire. I respectfully disagree. I prefer the weapon you only have to fire once. That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it, and it's worked out pretty well so far.
Shred, have you been on her yet this week? She would love to be ridden right..... is tomorrow the last day?
the big fog was thick early and way down to chair 6. was looking for allee
all morning and was going to lunch when i see her getting back from her
lunch break. first few runs on eds were great, three inch over groom, just
lay it over and cut right thru. then it was a few fun runs with allee on the
backside, and just for the record i was not part of the hot tub. (hahaha)
fog slowly lifts till end of the day, got bumped up fast with huge crowds.
as always the fog lifts at 4pm. first day on a new to me 161 yonex, this
board will work better on firmer groom, fun board.
rode my 161yonex from 9 till 3...
Sunday, and fried by 1pm ... what a lightweight! Mully's was covered in fresh and like silk first thing this morning, and I practiced my hands on the snow pow carves on Ed's for a couple of runs. Scooted over the back when Chair 1 opened, headed for Silvertip, took a wrong turn and ended up on Goat Haunt ... oh well, no problem, always another lap - almost ran over another boarder ... one of my girlfriends - I missed them at their hotel last night. So rode with her and her friends for a couple of laps, and then we dropped in to Glory Hole - how much fun is that run??? Ran down to the bottom, back to the top, and then spent the rest of the morning running powder piles off Chair 5 in zero visibility - soft landings :-) Ran out to the bottom via Heep Steep and Moementum? - swishy pow turns - everyone else went in for lunch, I did one more down Glory Hole, and that was the end of my legs. Front side is moguls and bumps all over, and the snow is still coming down. They'll get their 8 inches and probably more by the end of the day.
What a great day. One of the best riding days I've had for a very long time, even if you had to ride by Braille for the entire day.
Killer riding, coffee, red velvet cake and a hot tub. And it does not get better than that.
Last edited by Allee; February 19th, 2012 at 04:13 PM.
Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
Had a ball riding pow but my favorite part was still getting to visit and ride with all the WtF'rs. Genuine people passionate about they do, doesn't get any better than that. Hope you all get some good carving in before WTF is over.
In Ruts We Trust
well, was hoping there wasnt too much pow, but there was at least three
inches of new and should have brought the softies. foggy and snowing in
the morning and later in the day some sunshine and wind. first few runs
powder over groom was smooth butter. very light crowds, i think everyone
was burnt out from yesterday. pretty tough riding with the fog and
bumped up snow. day 6 of wtf still a fun day.
rode my 165amt from 9 till 1...
Back home and a list of chores to greet me for tomorrow. Alex dropped me off at the Castlegar airport and wouldn't you know it cancelled again ! After rebooking and clearing customs a call over PA looking for medical assistance Alex responded and did CPR on a heart attack victim, no defib in Castlegar airport ( but they had them in the chalet at Whitefish!). Ambulance finally arrived to transport but no vital signs. He was kind of bummed after that. A memorable trip for sure he was also pretty amused by the collection of internet carvers he met and loved dropping into those back tree runs. Thanks for posting the pics Shred and the personal tour of the best carving runs i've ever seen in my life.
again another foggy day with four inches new over groom. snowing all
morning and got a little windy in the afternoon and started to refill. huge
weekend crowds cut things up really fast and lines were long. had some
fun pow runs, but really need some epic groomers. another good pow day.
cool enough that kept things just right.
rode my amp5 softies from 9 till 3...
brought the wrong board and struggled with it, made a few runs then left
early. snowed all day and dumped hard, just around freezing and was very
wet. snow wasn't all that great, thursday and friday was warm and rainy,
i don't think it even froze up. couldn't carve too hard as the snow would
give out. got soaked after couple hours and called it. it got a little cooler
and snowed in town an inch plus. wasn't my day, kinda wussed out, not
rode my 159xeena x11 from 9 till 11...
knew it would be icy in the morning after yesterdays slush. slid around
and started in the backside for a few runs. looked like it was going to be
sunny early on, but as i got on the mountain clouds were rolling in. the
sun was trying to shine about 11am for an hour or so and the snow started
to get soft. by 2pm clouds roll in from the south and brings some snow up
high and rain in the village. i got wet around 3pm and called it. good carving
from 11am till 2pm then carving sticky spring slush till 3pm. good fun day.
rode my fp157 from 9 till 3...
thought we were in storm mode so thinking it might rain, get up to the
big and it was getting dark then as the mountain opened starts to clear
and the sun came out. a few inches of wet pow over groom, pretty warm
and as the day progressed with the sun out it got warm fast. it was hot
by noon and runs were sticky spring slush. called it early. it got up to
58 degrees in town, it was a beautiful sunny spring day. then some
thunder showers about 8pm. good spring boarding.
rode my fp157 from 9 till 1...
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