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    Bump .... just did the Antartica Pensinsula trip...

    Bump .... just did the Antartica Pensinsula trip with Ice Axe Expeditions for my 40th and I would highly recommend it. It was truly epic and so unreal. The place is incredibly spectacular and...
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    That's what I have been thinking the last few...

    That's what I have been thinking the last few years about my dad, but he's now 81, still ripping, even though he had some health issues. We are heading to Zermatt in February.
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    I'm jonesin' to ride the white stuff but a...

    I'm jonesin' to ride the white stuff but a conference Friday to Sunday has me now patiently waiting and a bit of time to figure out the pass. Finger crossed I can shape my work schedule to take some...
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    Harmony closed last 2 days = deep powderlicious...

    Harmony closed last 2 days = deep powderlicious wellness day. Happy I booked off today to play & avoid the weekend crowds :D

    I think it ran from about 9:45 - 1:45 pm.
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    AST 2 Vancouver Whistler Area

    Trying to decide between either doing my AST 2 with Canadian West Mountain School http://themountainschool.com/info/avalanche-advanced.html#3 or Whistler Alpine Guides...
  6. Blackcomb was a nice surprise today all things...

    Blackcomb was a nice surprise today all things considered. Deeper than expected. It was nice to get some good pow turns! Glacier and Showcase stopped running around 2 pm bc of the high winds. It was...
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    Stoked to be spending my first Christmas at home...

    Stoked to be spending my first Christmas at home in BC. Heading to the Island to celebrate with family. Skibrain and I were hoping to ski Mt Washing to over the holiday ... no packing ski gear for us...
  8. Harmony stayed closed today.

    Harmony stayed closed today.
  9. Can't believe I am riding instead of skiing at...

    Can't believe I am riding instead of skiing at this time of year. This day last year was my 3rd pow day .... oh, and the day I broke my wrist.
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    WOW! FKNA!

    WOW! FKNA!
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    Hot damn!! Great mission!!

    Hot damn!! Great mission!!
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    Decided to change things up ... Baker face shots...

    Decided to change things up ... Baker face shots for me today!
    Oh DEEP pow ski days, how I missed thee! Feels sooo good to be back.
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    I wasn't commenting about the conditions in the...

    I wasn't commenting about the conditions in the mountains. I live in Vancouver ... I fully understand no snow in the city doesn't translate to no snow in the mountains.
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    Heard there's been no snow on the ground in...

    Heard there's been no snow on the ground in Terrace since the beginning of January which is very unusual and unexpected. Was hoping to get up there this year but looks like I'll be moving my plans...
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    Dear Ullr, I see that you have been waiting...

    Dear Ullr,

    I see that you have been waiting for me. You did not tease me with any big snow storms and the WB base is not too different then the day I had my fall. I am ready now. Bring on the...
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    DAMMIT powder11!! I should not have come here ......

    DAMMIT powder11!! I should not have come here ... but could not stay away. I'm out for another 4 weeks. A little ski mishap and I've got a broken right wrist and sprained left hand.

    Can hardly...
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    Could take time off this week but will save my...

    Could take time off this week but will save my pow wellness days for when conditions improve. Bakers opens tomorrow. Think I'll head somewhere this weekend to make sure I haven't forgotten how to ski.
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    I've been watching the weather and was so...

    I've been watching the weather and was so surprised to hear their opening this weekend. Their current base at Pig Alley is 25 cm - haha.
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    I'm just passing through there on my way to...

    I'm just passing through there on my way to Vancouver - not planning on riding there. I'll PM when I get into town. Thanks!
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    I'm leaving this Friday for a 2 week road trip to...

    I'm leaving this Friday for a 2 week road trip to hike, bike and camp in the Rockies. Tentative plans are to hit Golden, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Mt Robson, Blue River, and back to...
  21. Thread: TR: Haines, AK

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    Awesome TR!! What an epic season. Nice work in...

    Awesome TR!! What an epic season. Nice work in scoping out a heli free zone in Haines to earn your turns.
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    Love ski bike days. Skied Blackcomb till early...

    Love ski bike days. Skied Blackcomb till early afternoon and then hit up the Lost Lake trails. Conditions Saturday were better than I expected. I'm not ready to give up on ski season yet.
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    haha - that was great! my DH bike is gettin'...

    haha - that was great!

    my DH bike is gettin' less and less love in and around the Shore.
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    Here's some information on NSMB.com that might...

    Here's some information on NSMB.com that might help:
    http://bb.nsmb.com/search.php?searchid=4074715
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    The ski season that keeps on givin' I've skied...

    The ski season that keeps on givin'

    I've skied new lines that I have never done before :D
  26. Thread: Yukon Ho!

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    Looks like you found the goods! I've been up...

    Looks like you found the goods!

    I've been up there to mountain bike and hike, now I need to plan a ski trip.

    Nice jobsite!
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    Last year I skied pow for the first time on my...

    Last year I skied pow for the first time on my b-day (May 12th) since moving out to BC. I'd totally would love a redo of that this year.
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    Awesome. I love adventures with my girl friends. ...

    Awesome. I love adventures with my girl friends.
    Some of the ladies are on FREESKIER magazine trip. Hope an article gets written up.
  29. Thread: Cambria Icefield

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    haha, Lee is everywhere! Fully enjoyed this...

    haha, Lee is everywhere!

    Fully enjoyed this TR. I agree, awesome!
    Nice work guys. Way to get after it!!
  30. Thread: Route selection

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    Here's a route-finding exercise from the CAC...

    Here's a route-finding exercise from the CAC Online Avalanche Course

    http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/training/online-course/reducing-risk/route-finding-exercises
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    Heard from a friend that the long-line rescue on...

    Heard from a friend that the long-line rescue on Friday was in the Christmas trees. Heard two skiers, friends, collided in the area, then one hit a tree breaking both legs (bilateral tib-fib breaks).
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    Can't believe how I've lucked out with work...

    Can't believe how I've lucked out with work things being postponed or moved. Looks like I'll be heading up tomorrow :D
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    I cheated on Blackcomb Mt today with Whistler in...

    I cheated on Blackcomb Mt today with Whistler in the white room :tongue:
    So deep! So good! My best inbounds day so far.

    Oh, and Alex hit the Coffin again today!

    Now time to grab a beer and get...
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    Back from Fernie and welcomed home to a...

    Back from Fernie and welcomed home to a powderlicious day!! Having been on mountain time worked out perfectly with the daylight saving time.

    And more to come ...
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    Had a great chat with a gal in Fernie who was...

    Had a great chat with a gal in Fernie who was just there a couple weeks ago. Definitely will be back to Smithers for a winter visit and then to Terrace.
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    And why did I sign up for the Sigge's Payak skate...

    And why did I sign up for the Sigge's Payak skate ski race tomorrow at the Whistler Olympic park? Enjoy the pow shreddin' tomorrow.
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    Plus it's President's Day weekend which I didn't...

    Plus it's President's Day weekend which I didn't know. Supposedly the second busiest time at WB. Still a great powderlicious day!
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    WOOT!! Hope to ski with you again some time. I...

    WOOT!! Hope to ski with you again some time. I think I might be heading to the East Koots some time end Feb / beginning March.
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    We passed you after her fall and when you guys...

    We passed you after her fall and when you guys were coming out. So she ended up having a dislocated kneecap, ouch! Nice work on getting your friend out. Hope you have a much better trip this time...
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    I keep talking about it but need to get into the...

    I keep talking about it but need to get into the routine of taking a week day off to ski and working either Saturday or Sunday instead. With my job it's doable, I just need to do it. Might start...
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    RIP Sarah :( So sad. Ladies like you, that...

    RIP Sarah :(

    So sad.

    Ladies like you, that rip, have always inspired me.
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    On Sunday ACC Vancouver had a beginner...

    On Sunday ACC Vancouver had a beginner backcountry ski day on the Musical bumps which would probably explain the crowd.
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    ^^^Those pics capture Revy perfectly from...

    ^^^Those pics capture Revy perfectly from Saturday :D. With my friend's newly bought BD Amps to christen and my trip to the Interior, of course there was prodigious amounts of pow to be slayed. Such...
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    I should not have opened this thread .... wish my...

    I should not have opened this thread .... wish my St. Anton trip was this year and not the last. Some great pics in here!
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    Penguins and skiing *love* What an amazing...

    Penguins and skiing *love*

    What an amazing trip.
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    DAMN! Definitely going to try to do another trip...

    DAMN! Definitely going to try to do another trip there.
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    Thanks! And there are so many more awesome bike...

    Thanks! And there are so many more awesome bike trips left to do, near and far :D
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    As other have said - WOW!! Some beauty photos...

    As other have said - WOW!!

    Some beauty photos in there. Sick report.
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    Good luck in your new endeavour!

    Good luck in your new endeavour!
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    Thanks everyone!! The toughest part of putting...

    Thanks everyone!! The toughest part of putting this TR together was picking what photos to include.



    A trip to Moab would have been a great ending. Hope you guys had a great weekend.


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