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    Hey all We are coming down fror some Easter...

    Hey all

    We are coming down fror some Easter weekend touring. We were eyeing Baker via Coleman glacier. Will the fsr be accessible?

    I am familiar with the touring out heather meadows, but we...
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    Amazing!! Just as spectacular as I imagined in...

    Amazing!! Just as spectacular as I imagined in the winter.

    We were actually just talking about trying to tag some of the couloirs in the pinnacle area, but it might be our for this year.

    Did...
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    Alive- has the grassy parts of Black mtn improved...

    Alive- has the grassy parts of Black mtn improved at all? We were dumb enough to try on the 11th and it was garbage


    Also props to whoever keeps skiing the trails at Kal. Nice to have the packed...
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    Highly interested. PM when you're ready to sell....

    Highly interested. PM when you're ready to sell. We aren't in a hurry, just want it before next December.

    And thanks for sharing. I love local lines, especially ones that actually look fun. I...
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    Darn. Well a sled is being purchased sometime...

    Darn. Well a sled is being purchased sometime before next winter (hopefully sooner rather than later). Until then I'll take the lifts and drive for easier touring

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    Hefe- accessible without a sled? Sent from my...

    Hefe- accessible without a sled?

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    I hear ya on that, and definitely won't in the...

    I hear ya on that, and definitely won't in the future. But like I said, no one was upset about parking.

    I really am trying to keep the peace. It's one thing to just to up there and do whatever we...
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    No sled, just touring. We went to the staging...

    No sled, just touring. We went to the staging area and some greasy cat driver said he was fine if we parked there if we dug out our own spot, which we did. We had never been there, so we didn't...
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    I should say we also toured. Being an American...

    I should say we also toured.

    Being an American transplant (that now pays taxes and contributes to Canadian society) there is a part of me that believes federal land is for all, and I can't help...
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    K3! Stable and deep. The guide was friendly, but...

    K3! Stable and deep. The guide was friendly, but very unhappy that we were there.

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    Nicre Alkares! Don't want to steal your zone, but...

    Nicre Alkares! Don't want to steal your zone, but I'm genuinely curious about touring there, what general area do you start from and is there a long approach?

    We had a sick day yesterday too,...
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    I've heard rumor of the gorge being plowed to 9km...

    I've heard rumor of the gorge being plowed to 9km can anyone help confirm?

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    The comment about there being only "ok xc trails"...

    The comment about there being only "ok xc trails" in Kelowna is so wrong! There is such a huge variety, especially with powers reopening and all the work at Gillard... Vernon has great riding too,...
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    I have an Apex pass and things have improved...

    I have an Apex pass and things have improved drastically. If you have free or discounted tickets it's nice spring like conditions. Entertaining for a day, but not 2. I also love the resort and won't...
  15. FS: K2 sidestash touring setup (167) and Black Diamond touring boots (24.5)

    Selling my setup because school takes all my time.

    K2 Sidestash 167 in length and 108 underfoot. Mounted with Dynafit comforts which overall are in pretty great shape. Little to no wear on the...
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    How's Washington Pass looking for some skiing...

    How's Washington Pass looking for some skiing this weekend? How far to snow from the hairpin? Thinking of making the trip down from the Okanagan
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    Ah man making me home sick. My dad asked is...

    Ah man making me home sick. My dad asked is Kaiser peak doable ?
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    Being a California transplant myself, I found...

    Being a California transplant myself, I found Kelowna winters to be quite grey at first. After getting cross country skis and good winter running spikes, it's become no worse than my winters in the...
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    Thanks, I'll start there. I think guides are...

    Thanks, I'll start there.

    I think guides are out because if the weather is bad we want to have option to change plans last minute and ride bikes.

    Thanks for all the help, if you couldn't tell,...
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    Yeah I'm thinking I'll save Baker for a slightly...

    Yeah I'm thinking I'll save Baker for a slightly more experienced group. I took someone who never ski mountaineered on their first trip last summer and had a nightmare of a time, and I will never do...
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    I have 0 plans at this point. We might play it by...

    I have 0 plans at this point. We might play it by weather. I just wanted to stay on the east side to cut down on driving time and maximize skiing time.

    For Baker, is there skiing if you don't...
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    Back again asking for more suggestions (thanks...

    Back again asking for more suggestions (thanks everyone for the help about Schweitzer earlier this season)

    I'm super behind the ball for my Easter plans, and all the huts in BC are booked full....
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    Anyone able to suggest a place that could...

    Anyone able to suggest a place that could potentially have corn this weekend and can be accessed without a sled ?

    I'm looking to harvest
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    Black Diamond Factor MX 24.5

    Used for 1 season, heat molded once, everything is still in decent shape
    Size 24.5
    Includes 2nd pair of non-rubber soles
    Stats here: https://www.gearx.com/black-diamond-factor-mx-130-ski-boot
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    You make the trail look fun! Coverage is...

    You make the trail look fun!

    Coverage is amazing up there this year. Glad I finally bucked up and checked it out

    It's hard to tell in the photo, but the road is plowed right up to the bottom...
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    Yesterday we suffered Skied little White from...

    Yesterday we suffered
    Skied little White from Gillard Road
    The approach was long and slow going

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    I have plenty of it too, just didn't really think...

    I have plenty of it too, just didn't really think it through. Let me know how the conditions are!
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    We've been getting creative and have had lots of...

    We've been getting creative and have had lots of fun skiing local lines, I wish every winter was like this, I prefer skiing way more than running in the evening... We even skied the trees you're...
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    Unfortunately I'm sled free at least for another...

    Unfortunately I'm sled free at least for another year or so. Glad to have Apex slack country and a ski pass until then!

    Hoping to check out Yeoward before the season ends near Keefer. My friends...
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    Not much for touring around here, but I will...

    Not much for touring around here, but I will probably be around or someone from my usual crew will be around and willing , just shoot me a PM! Were you hoping to ski anything in particular ?
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    Was headed up to main chute on Apex proper today,...

    Was headed up to main chute on Apex proper today, but we remote triggered a size 2 slide from 10m away on our warm up run and backed off.

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    about a 0.5m thickness, 20m width and 200m run...
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    Before we get off the topic of expansions plans,...

    Before we get off the topic of expansions plans, has anyone else looked at the "plan" for Crystal in West Kelowna

    http://crystalresort.ca

    Gave me a good laugh.
    A 10 chair ski resort....
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    Sick town lines Alive. I've done a few magic...

    Sick town lines Alive. I've done a few magic estate laps on Knox this winter , but that looks far superior. Where do you park at to skin up?
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    Thanks all. Sandpoint looks a lot easier to get...

    Thanks all. Sandpoint looks a lot easier to get cheap lodging last minute, but Steven's is sounding better overall.
    Wishing we could go to Red, but trying to keep it as cheap as possible and only...
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    I just found out I have a week off in February....

    I just found out I have a week off in February. I'm using the 14th-16th to use up my powder alliance days at Whitewater, but would like to add in either Stevens or Schweitzer for the first half of...
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    I was going off car temp, which was sitting in...

    I was going off car temp, which was sitting in the sun, so you are probably right. Still, it was getting heavy in non shaded aspects when we were leaving. Glad I had the 6 hour flu today and not...
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    222187 Silver star was totally amazing this...

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    Silver star was totally amazing this morning. Really wish I didn't have to leave for work.

    Was really warm (34F) when we left at 1pm. Might be manky tomorrow


    Sorry for the sideways...
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    Tollhouse traverse. Just up the four lanes on the...

    Tollhouse traverse. Just up the four lanes on the way to CP
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    219776 No skiing here, happy to be returning...

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    No skiing here, happy to be returning to BC soon. Hiked to 10k feet with minimal snow last week on Kaiser peak.

    At least the climbing is good (that's my mom on her first multipitch in...
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    Has anyone actually done this? I live within a...

    Has anyone actually done this? I live within a reasonable drive of a lot of these operations and was considering trying to do the standby thing this winter. Are there any operations with standby...
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    Kind of on the edge of the interior, but we did a...

    Kind of on the edge of the interior, but we did a quick trip up to Asulkan last night from Kelowna. Wind-f*cked up high and sugary surface hoar fun down low, but still better than staying home....
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    Sorry for double posting but just saw there was...

    Sorry for double posting but just saw there was an avalanche in South Bowl at the Gorge ...
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    Thanks all. That's kind of what I figured....

    Thanks all. That's kind of what I figured. Doesn't look like much snow , so I think we will give it a shot tomorrow. Usually would take my friends truck, but it's not running. I'll just drive...
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    Could a Subaru with good snow tires make it up...

    Could a Subaru with good snow tires make it up the Gorge road right now? I've only been up it once and can't really remember how bad the road was. Thanks.

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    Thanks for this, I was just about to ask about...

    Thanks for this, I was just about to ask about it. Just curious, what did you ski and was coverage better up higher ?
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    We skinned up Silver Star today. Silver Woods was...

    We skinned up Silver Star today. Silver Woods was skiing excellent, never really hit bottom. Attridge and Chute were not nearly covered enough and had been whipped into cream cheese, but still fun. ...
  47. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    The Y is smooth and so is the couliar between it...

    The Y is smooth and so is the couliar between it and the bowl, which is in slightly better shape. Ski it early though, it already seemed like it could slide by 11 am.
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    Went to Lassen to escape the sun cups down south...

    Went to Lassen to escape the sun cups down south at Sonora. We got lots of fun creamy corn skiing around Diller (spelling?). It wasn't freezing at night, but firmed up enough to be pretty fun, and...
  49. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    I'll be starting up towards Leavitt between 4:30...

    I'll be starting up towards Leavitt between 4:30 and 5 am tomorrow with my old man. I'll be in Orange pants, if you pass us say hi 🖐
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    anyone know if the snow bridge is passable on the...

    anyone know if the snow bridge is passable on the leavitte hitch hike shuttle? Headed up tomorrow evening to ski this weekend

    Edit: re read the post above and know we are in the clear. Thanks for...
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