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04-20-2012, 05:12 PM #1576
I sent an e-mail out to my crew earlier today suggesting we play it by ear. Our current plan is still to get going early and still give Fitz's N face a try. We'll dig a few hasty pits along the way and keep our eyes open for signs of recent instability. If we aren't feeling it for any reason we'll bail and ski something off Fissile or get some mellow turns off Whirlwind.
Fissile skied well last weekend. Banana was looking like it had been hit by the sun a fair bit but NW face and saddle chute were solid. I'm on 196 Bros with Sollyfit plates, say hi if you see me.
04-20-2012, 05:22 PM #1577
04-20-2012, 06:29 PM #1578
Today was pretty fuckin awesome. Ripped around with a big fun posse and even made a road trip to Whistler to see how the other 1/2 lives. Such a rad day for 4/20!Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature... Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller
04-21-2012, 01:18 AM #1579Registered User
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04-21-2012, 02:18 AM #1580
Today was legit for sure! Finished my last exam of undergrad yesterday and was welcomed by a solid amount of fresh new snow and a great group to rip it with!
04-21-2012, 09:45 AM #1581If you have a problem & think that someone else is going to solve it for you then you have two problems.
04-21-2012, 08:26 PM #1582
today was so fucking sick. faceshots and first tracks down NW Fissile. Blasted a soft line down Saddle as well."Fuck the ski hill and your ego, go ski touring" - PS
04-21-2012, 11:02 PM #1583
I got a 100 dollar fine from the fuckin cops for drinking a beer while watching the big air
04-21-2012, 11:33 PM #1584
Conditions were fantastic on Fissile. Light (for April), unconsolidated pow.
04-23-2012, 12:00 AM #1585
04-23-2012, 08:24 AM #1586Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature... Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller
04-23-2012, 09:13 AM #1587
04-23-2012, 10:13 AM #1588
04-23-2012, 10:37 AM #1589Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature... Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller
04-23-2012, 11:05 AM #1590
Saddle Chute, on the other hand, I found to be pure joy with little pucker factor. I'm pretty stoked on my first Fissile experience.
There were definitely many with the same idea on Saturday.
04-23-2012, 11:26 AM #1591
04-23-2012, 11:58 AM #1592
The narrowest part of the crux on Summit chute was pretty much scraped clean down to an old crust. I could get my edges to bite into it, but I wouldn't want to do that with blue ice. Other than the narrowest section there was about 10 cm of decent snow in the rest of the chute. Once out of the chute it skied pretty damn nicely.
04-23-2012, 02:00 PM #1593
04-23-2012, 02:06 PM #1594
I wish they would alternate early openings and late closings every year. It would be nice to switch it up.
04-23-2012, 02:20 PM #1595
^maybe, but they always end up building some stupid 1/2 assed terrain park under Jersey when the catskinner park starts to melt out.
04-23-2012, 04:16 PM #1596
Sorry had to delete at request.
Last edited by GoNads; 04-23-2012 at 09:54 PM.
04-23-2012, 04:34 PM #1597... jfost is really ignorant, he often just needs simple facts laid out for him...
04-26-2012, 12:10 AM #1598
Seems like a pretty specific description.... I wonder if this has to do with the beefed up closures in the CBC area?
Whistler Blackcomb and the RCMP are reminding mountain users to play safe for the duration of the season.
"Persons who tamper with mountain signage and put people at risk may be subject to a criminal investigation," warned Staff Sergeant Steve LeClair of the Whistler Pemberton RCMP.
"Police will not hesitate to recommend criminal charges including Criminal Negligence, Mischief Endangering Life or other appropriate charges under the Criminal Code if a person's actions harm innocent people."
Anyone caught tampering with patrol signs in any way, or who are caught in Permanently Closed areas, will be banned from Whistler Blackcomb for one year from the date of the offense.
Avalanche avoidance remains the focus of Blackcomb operations team; with 125cm of snow so far in April, the late season snowfall, deep snowpack, and fluctuating spring temperatures may result in high avalanche hazards and changing conditions on the mountain hourly. This could result in sudden closures of the alpine, especially in areas where explosives don't always mitigate all avalanche hazards. If areas are closed for avalanche avoidance issues mountain users are asked to keep out.
Anyone avoiding patrol or instigating on on-mountain chase will have their pass privileges revoked.
There is still plenty of snow on the mountain with Blackcomb receiving 1,374cm (541 inches) of snow so far this year.
04-26-2012, 10:23 AM #1599
04-26-2012, 10:42 AM #1600
When do Spanky's and Blackcomb Glacier become beyond ski area boundary?