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    Ottawa 2011/12

    Figured this was due now that the season has actually started.

    I will be at Vorlage for the next 7 Saturday mornings. Will have free ride time from about 10:15 till noon while my daughter is in lessons.

    Post it here for ride days or nights!
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    Heading out tonight. Anyone free?
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    Cascade Carving - Wed Nite

    Yep. I'm in. What time are you going to be there?
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    Rode last night with Brian. Conditions were a mixed bag. Tons of lessons. People randomly sitting in the middle of narrow corners and in the trails. Piles of snow everywhere but not a lot open. I guess its what you get for $9.
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    Fortune Tuesday Days this season

    Hi Everyone,

    I am up every Tuesday at Fortune. I will be the one wearing the Blue and Yellow with matching backpack. Love to meet some fellow hard booters.

    Cheers, Geoff.

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    Who's going where tomorrow?
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    Calabogie - 9am.

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    [quote=carvingpatroller]
    I am up every Tuesday at Fortune. I will be the one wearing the Blue and Yellow with matching backpack. Love to meet some fellow hard booters.
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    Geoff,

    As one of the fellow carvers on the list, I am also at CF regularly, as an instructor, on Saturdays. If you would like to ride first thing in the morning, lemme know. You could get me to help you check the grooming prior to the lift opening and I can give you some riding tips (I actually took the Carving Instructors course - when there was one...).

    Please note that I need to know a day or two in advance because I do not always (just most of the time) toss my carving board in the car since it is much easier to teach on a freeride board, of course. However, it takes very little convincing to get me out on one of my Volkl Renntigers!

    Cheers,

    Brian

    P.S. Frequently, one or more of us rendez-vous at Cascades for their $10 Hot 89.9 nights (Weds). See Tabatha's post for the link from a couple weeks back on the next thread.
    Last edited by GoofyFoot; January 17th, 2012 at 12:53 PM.

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    This Week's Carving Road Trips

    Hi folks,

    I will likely pass on Cascades tomorrow as the temp is falling back to about -20.

    I am playing hooky on Friday to be at Camp Fortune.

    And I am definately going to Tremblant on Sunday (T-66 day) when the mercury is going to be hanging around zero.
    My standard MT routine is to arrive early at the North Side for opening and leave early when the traffic gets busy.

    I have room for 1-3 more people. Call or text me at 613-552-0034, or reply here, if interested.

    Brian

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    Looks like I will be at Vorlage tomorrow. I am heading to White Face for the weekend and will be looking for someone who might be interested in heading to Tremblant on Sunday 29th.
    I love winter - but I hate what ever the weather is doing outside

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    MT Bound

    Tabby,

    Let us know how much fun Vorlage was today . I suspect the groomers had their hands full breaking up the freezing rain "snow".

    I may be convinced to go to MT the following Sunday as well.

    Brian

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    Vorlage

    There was no freezing rain at Vorlage yesterday, so the conditions were soft and fun. It was a nice night out with Ian, Ryan and Debbie. Granted one of the chair-lifts broke, so there were fewer runs to rip though, but I spent my whole last run laughing because I was just having so much fun! See you there next time?

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    Vorlage Missives

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabatha View Post
    There was no freezing rain at Vorlage yesterday, so the conditions were soft and fun. One of the chair-lifts broke, so there were fewer runs to rip though, but I spent my whole last run laughing because I was just having so much fun! See you there next time?
    Sure, when they sprinkle some fairy dust on Vorlage to make that mole hill grow into a mountian and the double chairs expand into triples and quads .

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    Slightly Off Topic But Funny Nonetheless!

    Did anyone else watch The Rick Mercier Report on CBC Tue nite? There was an hilarious piece on the Canadian Ski Patrol – at Camp Fortune no less!

    First Rick Mercer got to mutilate a training dummy, then he was the guineau pig as he was lowered from a stopped lift (the old double blue chair on Pineault), to demonstrate an emergency evacuation, while everyone else watched from the quad chair that runs parallel. I was splitting my gut laughing because since normally Rick Mercer gets all the good punch lines the Ski Partrollers had some fun with him - on the descent they jerked him hard to a stop about six feet off the ground, then let him hang there for a minute like a fish outta water!

    Geoff, were you part of that crowd of scheming blue jackets … or did you even know that the RMR was shooting at Fortune this year???

    Cheers,

    Brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoofyFoot View Post
    Sure, when they sprinkle some fairy dust on Vorlage to make that mole hill grow into a mountian and the double chairs expand into triples and quads .

    You are just jealous that a group of us went out last night and had a blast! The slow chairs meant we spent time catching up with fellow carvers and getting tips and hints on how to push it harder. And there was lots of fairy dust around when we left.

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    Are we really comparing 47m difference in vert...

    Vorlage 142m vert
    Camp Fortune 189m vert

    When does a hill become a mountain? I'd rather take a ride on a slow crippled double and ride a snow covered hill any day over a mountain made of ice and meat gates...just saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilux View Post
    Are we really comparing 47m difference in vert...

    Vorlage 142m vert
    Camp Fortune 189m vert

    When does a hill become a mountain? I'd rather take a ride on a slow crippled double and ride a snow covered hill any day over a mountain made of ice and meat gates...just saying
    http://www.skimarble.com/themountain.asp

    Anyone up for a trip to this one? 518m vert.... Yes we actually call it a Mountain.
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    Riding up the chair lift at White Face yesterday there were markers noting how much higher than other mountains were were. at the Summit there were signs saying how high up we were (4000+ feet). At the end of the day it was moot though - who cares about vertical when it is sheer ice anyway. It is not the size that matters, it is about conditions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaRtharsis View Post
    Anyone up for a trip to this one?
    Ski Marble, count me in, though damn it's mighty hard (and expensive) to get there.
    I noticed that only NB and NS are included in Eastern Canada "ride board" - what's with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabatha View Post
    Riding up the chair lift at White Face yesterday there were markers noting how much higher than other mountains were were. at the Summit there were signs saying how high up we were (4000+ feet). At the end of the day it was moot though - who cares about vertical when it is sheer ice anyway. It is not the size that matters, it is about conditions!
    Summit altitude is actually a moot point you are right. The skiable elevation is what matters. A summit of 6000' with a base lodge at 4500' leaves only a 1500' mountain for arguments sake. Marble is 1700' ( could have swore it was 1900' ) from about 30' above sea level.
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    Post WE Ride Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Hilux View Post
    I'd rather take a ride on a slow crippled double and ride a snow covered hill any day over a mountain made of ice and meat gates...just saying
    All I can tell ya is that over the past weekend CF had the best conditions I have seen there in a decade. I went skiing on Fri (lessons for my GF), freeriding on Sat (giving lessons to the public) and hardbooting on Sun (play time!). There was an inch or two of well groomed packed powder, no icy spots and sunshine for most of the weekend. I was in seventh heaven laying trenches all over the place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaRtharsis View Post
    http://www.skimarble.com/themountain.asp

    Anyone up for a trip to this one? 518m vert.... Yes we actually call it a Mountain.
    Hey Chris,

    Let me know when you are going! I have been to Nfld many times, just never made it up to the penninsula to ride Marble Mtn. This is definitely on my bucket list! Moreover, now that I am dating a Newfie, I have one less excuse for not getting there .

    Cheers,

    Brian
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    Marble Mt. and serious vertical

    Want serious vertical - over 12-14,000 vertical feet?
    Check out cat skiing around Marble Mountain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilux View Post
    When does a hill become a mountain? I'd rather take a ride on a slow crippled double and ride a snow covered hill any day over a mountain made of ice and meat gates...just saying
    'meat gates'... lol... that's f*#%ing awesome! I actually like that game, as long as the density isn't too high. Man, at Calabogie on Sunday, they had a race course set up on Whistlin' Paddy (pretty narrow run), so I included the race course in my carving terrain - not going down the course, but carving across it, then back out around one or two of the gates. Very frickin' fun. Then they put out STUBBIES, and it was like dessert

    Man, I'm two weeks behind finding this thread. Where's the love guys, no heads up? Who's up for:
    • Cascades tomorrow night?
    • Mont Blanc either Sat. Feb 4th or Sat. Feb 11th?
    Cheers!

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    I love all things winter and was just saying that all I want is some vertical and snow. I miss snow!

    In other news: Sat 4th not my preference, but I believe the 11th works!

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    I'm in for Cascades. You driving? ;-D

    Any chance you could make a Sunday trip to Mont Blanc. My Saturdays are all booked.
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    I second the vote for Sundays! Yeah!

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    I was aiming for a Saturday at Mt. Blanc because I heard there are lots of carvers on Saturdays. If everyone else prefers Sunday, I'll go with the flow.

    So far Chris, Ryan, Deb and I are headed to Cascades tonight
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikel45 View Post
    Want serious vertical - over 12-14,000 vertical feet?
    Check out cat skiing around Marble Mountain!
    http://www.catskiing.net/default.htm

    Blomidon Cat Skiing. Website looks a little dated so I'm not sure if Glenn is still in business. When I patrolled at Marble Glenn would often invite some of us along for a day of riding and babysitting. If you had a good group the days were awesome. Free boarding and getting fed too!!

    Just keep in mind Cat skiing in NL does not imply waist deep powder as it would in BC. Our snow is far to heavy for that.
    Last edited by CaRtharsis; January 25th, 2012 at 10:31 AM.
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    Carving at Mt Blanc

    Quote Originally Posted by CaRtharsis View Post
    Any chance you could make a Sunday trip to Mont Blanc. My Saturdays are all booked.
    I am in for a Sunday at Mt Blanc later in the season.

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