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    Many years a combination of NW flows and some...

    Many years a combination of NW flows and some upslope events means that early Rockies skiers are getting marginal turns in, whereas the blocking high offshore PNW is usually hanging in there through...
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    Well I for one am glad we managed to sneak into...

    Well I for one am glad we managed to sneak into your province and nail the McBride traverse during an unbelievably good weather window: cold, clear, stable.

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    Some notes:
    - We did...
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    well, they don't call them the Snowies

    well, they don't call them the Snowies
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    Heh. I went in there today. Not good but nothing...

    Heh. I went in there today. Not good but nothing another 30cm wouldn’t fix
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    In the meantime:

    https://www.avalanche.ca/foundation/donate

    (even in good years, private donations are key.. it shouldn't be that way but it is)
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    Thanks! Iíll go back to lurking now. 343867

    Thanks! Iíll go back to lurking now.


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    343863 Time for a new thread.

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    Time for a new thread.
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    Was on the b.c conditions group on Facebook. It...

    Was on the b.c conditions group on Facebook. It was the shoulder on Ptarmigan cirque that gets cross loaded and reliably pulls out and takes a splitboarder for a ride every year.

    That said, its...
  9. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    F&&&*CK!!! Slipped on a ice hard exposed skin,...

    F&&&*CK!!!

    Slipped on a ice hard exposed skin, fell/slipped forward and boots are ruined! Now I'm going over this thread to figure out my options.

    From the last few pages of the thread, seems...
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    How is this different from trashing our skis at...

    How is this different from trashing our skis at Highwood every year?
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    Not me, but it seems that the last pulse of snow...

    Not me, but it seems that the last pulse of snow favoured the divide and more northern areas (i.e. icefields parkway). K-country forecasters mentioning lots of wind. I'm usually an all-Highwood,...
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    Me, I'm just an AquaToque groupie. Followed him...

    Me, I'm just an AquaToque groupie. Followed him to EarnYourTurns, which is pretty tele dominated for now what with TT refugees, but the premise is backcountry, agnostic on the binding so I'd expect...
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    There's plenty of snow out there. Surely I'm not...

    There's plenty of snow out there. Surely I'm not the only person who's noticed?

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vzjatafXgrk/Tu7I5eKfuKI/AAAAAAAAJMI/tS8wPHWxJ7c/s800/CSG_4424.JPG
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    Today, was 'bout 30 - 35cm at the pass proper....

    Today, was 'bout 30 - 35cm at the pass proper. 100 - 110cm @2200m and supportive. Nice easy traveling, actually.. Alpine is windfucked to all get-out, but if you can find a nice line in the trees,...
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    fwiw, (and it ain't worth much), extended GFS has...

    fwiw, (and it ain't worth much), extended GFS has the nasty blocking ridge gone around mid-next week, and a series of storms making their way across from dec. 17 to 22. Obviously, long range and...
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    f2f At least you don't have to worry about...

    f2f

    At least you don't have to worry about getting yourself a tree. (Poached mine in the foothills today. After Friday's poke around and given the weather, I wasn't feeling it for a tour.)
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    Things are pretty dicey now, especially with the...

    Things are pretty dicey now, especially with the constant loading.

    But:This is a much, much better snowpack than we had, say, Jan 1 last year. Last week's gift plus tomorrow's fun plus more mid...
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    Hmm.... parkway -- especially icefields area --...

    Hmm.... parkway -- especially icefields area -- look like they might get the best of it. Might want to give it a little time to see how it all shakes out. Could be a significant amount of love on a...
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    Tonight through Friday, upslope areas should get...

    Tonight through Friday, upslope areas should get 5 to 10. Not much love after that: early week looks Chinook-like.
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    Worst post/actual-good-skiing ratio thread ever....

    Worst post/actual-good-skiing ratio thread ever.


    Hopefully our early season will be better than last year's, and hopefully, we can have a repeat of this kind of April :
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    Ya, well, according to the radar, its puking in...

    Ya, well, according to the radar, its puking in Drumheller.
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    What you were witnessing was an unorthodox yet...

    What you were witnessing was an unorthodox yet compelling stability test.
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    For the hungover, crack-of-noon touring crowd,...

    For the hungover, crack-of-noon touring crowd, Fortress did not suck at all today.

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    You tried to rob the Scotiabank? Whoa...

    You tried to rob the Scotiabank? Whoa...
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    I did the perilous lake crossing to Crowfoot...

    I did the perilous lake crossing to Crowfoot glades yesterday (Saturday) as well. Having spent a lot of my life x-c skiing on frozen lakes, its pretty common (ironically, sometimes especially in cold...
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    Until you move away from Edmonton....

    Until you move away from Edmonton....
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    3pm Update from Parks...

    3pm Update from Parks:



    Sounds like more northern areas did well.
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    Or Sunday ? Thinking either a tour or spend...

    Or Sunday ?

    Thinking either a tour or spend the morning at SSV remembering how to ski, then getting annoyed at the unwashed masses and then touring out of the resort in the afternoon...

    I'd be...
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    Well, if you have a graduate degree or certain...

    Well, if you have a graduate degree or certain technical degrees (CS, Math, Engineering, etc.) then with a written offer of employment, you show up at the border and get your work visa in a matter of...
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    Just FYI, but Roger's Pass looks like it will get...

    Just FYI, but Roger's Pass looks like it will get hammered this week.
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    Afternoon stroll in foothills (Powderface Ridge)...

    Afternoon stroll in foothills (Powderface Ridge) had ~10cm on the ground at treeline at 2pm. Lull in the snow at the time, but extra 10 - 15 forecast for this evening and tomorrow morning. Winds...
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