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    I switched to the burton hitch hikers from spark...

    I switched to the burton hitch hikers from spark blazes (i think).
    I was riding burton binders inbounds and liked the straps and highbacks so it was an easy choice for me.
    The Tesla system is...
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    Closure was at the saddle as of 2:30pm. We went...

    Closure was at the saddle as of 2:30pm. We went into the horseshoes/gunbarrels. decent enough coverage. Still lots of hazards out there so take it easy. Its a long season...
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    yeah you can normally tour, but its up to patrol...

    yeah you can normally tour, but its up to patrol whether they open the "gates". Generally its a good bet they will be at some point if the avi conditions are favorable

    also. its fucking deep up...
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    Ah makes sense. Maybe a free for all until Dec...

    Ah makes sense. Maybe a free for all until Dec 15th when they get their gates installed in the alpine. Saw epicmix being advertised as the official app when grabbing my pass last night.

    Today’s...
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    From what i've heard the gates are the hold up....

    From what i've heard the gates are the hold up. Vail are installing their gates.
    I also heard that the WBPlus was gonna be gone and it would be easier for people to hike again rather than being...
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    As mentioned Extremely Canadian is great if its a...

    As mentioned Extremely Canadian is great if its a pow day and you don't know where to go, probs wouldn't bother on a non pow day though. Everything is insanely busy during that period, though lines...
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    I've done one trip to Hakuba and two to Hokkaido....

    I've done one trip to Hakuba and two to Hokkaido.
    The terrain in Hakuba is much more my style. There are some serious trade offs though. Hakuba is very far south, has a very short season and often...
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    Ok thats what i thought, its directly above the...

    Ok thats what i thought, its directly above the parking lots, almost looking over the resort.
    I think if we had of got into some of the backcountry stuff around there, i would have had better...
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    Mike - Is AK face at kiroro yoichidake?

    Mike - Is AK face at kiroro yoichidake?
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    If you have a car you can easily stay in Kutchan/...

    If you have a car you can easily stay in Kutchan/ Lake Tooya for rusutsu. Loads of great food options and makes you feel like you are actually in Japan, rather than another tourist town...
    Dunfee...
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    We spent time at the Smile hotel in Otaru. Its a...

    We spent time at the Smile hotel in Otaru. Its a decent little place. There was a VW van parked out front selling takoyaki cheap which was sweet. The town is like a much smaller version of Sapporo....
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    If you're after cheap, I would recommend booking...

    If you're after cheap, I would recommend booking the hostel. its easily accessible by bus and close to a couple of breweries. It'll be the cheapest by a mile.
    Theres no such thing as cheap hotels in...
  13. glad this got moved to its own thread. some...

    glad this got moved to its own thread. some serious sketchy but rad work
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    100% Teine is sick. Shiribetsu/Yotei the options...

    100% Teine is sick. Shiribetsu/Yotei the options are endless at rusutsu.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BREz2O3jcKc

    I guess that comes from nothing but shredding standpoint. If you are looking for...
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    Night skiing. Rusutsu does for sure but very...

    Night skiing.
    Rusutsu does for sure but very small.
    Bankei in Sapporo does to. You can take the tube in snow gear from the city to get there. also very small.
    Kiroro does. Think we had the most...
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    never stayed there but its pretty neat town. ...

    never stayed there but its pretty neat town.

    Lots of great food options, which is something i found lacking in rusutsu especially, Don't think its much of a party town, but only hirafu really is....
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    Cool. Thanks for the info!

    Cool. Thanks for the info!
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    How'd you find these in the winter? Could you...

    How'd you find these in the winter?
    Could you comfortably spend 3 nights in one mid winter, without a lodge to retreat to if you had to?

    I see these around a lot, but never thought they would be...
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    Shit brah. Got some sweaty ass palms from that.

    Shit brah. Got some sweaty ass palms from that.
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    Hit me up if you come this way bud, happy to show...

    Hit me up if you come this way bud, happy to show you around, or at least give you some decent beta. Your contributions to the interior thread are priceless.
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    Shit that was pretty sweet. If i saw any of my...

    Shit that was pretty sweet. If i saw any of my buds skiing like that i would be so stoked for them, let alone one of the local girl shredders.
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    Saw it last night. Some of those lines are mind...

    Saw it last night.
    Some of those lines are mind blowing.
    The tantalus drone footage.
    Ryland absolutely crushed it for the lone snowboarder.
    Could watch all the outtakes of the Chatter Creek...
  23. Nice work! Embedded it for easier viewing. ...

    Nice work! Embedded it for easier viewing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcb-RVSHsiI
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    http://www.canadream.com/rv-rentals/maxi-travel-ca...

    http://www.canadream.com/rv-rentals/maxi-travel-camper-tc-a/
    4x4 truck mounted camper.
    Probably cheaper and makes it possible to sleep in certain hotel parking lots, grocery stores etc. Thats what...
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    I thought this movie was gonna be sweet with Kye...

    I thought this movie was gonna be sweet with Kye and Logan crushing, then realized you guys were doing the production and went into froth overload. Think this will be one of the best movies of the...
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    Agreed. I've ridden the Whistler bike park for 5...

    Agreed. I've ridden the Whistler bike park for 5 years and still love it every time i head up. Must have done about 100 Dirt Merchant laps and its still insane. Just pop higher, squash lower, hit...
  27. Definitely no Japan local but have done two trips...

    Definitely no Japan local but have done two trips there in the past two years. here's my breakdown.
    Hokkaido is as every one mentioned, generally flattish. Sapporo Teine has some decent steep...
  28. Thread: Kyrgyzstan

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    Amazing work!

    Amazing work!
  29. Solid work!

    Solid work!
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    also cant finish work at 5 and go for a 4 hour...

    also cant finish work at 5 and go for a 4 hour ski tour without headlamps.
    Last winter i did 80 days skiing which is the most in many years. Normally get close to 200 days on the bike at a guess...
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    Why anyone would buy a 2wd truck is beyond me...

    Why anyone would buy a 2wd truck is beyond me...
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    Nice Peds!

    Nice Peds!
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    Thanks bud.

    Thanks bud.
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    Been rocking the ogio flak for about 6 years now....

    Been rocking the ogio flak for about 6 years now. Still going strong. I use it nearly every pow day inbounds. Its great for short day trips as mentioned. Never really noticed any additional heat from...
  35. Crushed it!

    Crushed it!
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    That fb group is exactly what I am looking for....

    That fb group is exactly what I am looking for. Thanks Gary!
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    Couple of Coast Mountain kids looking for some...

    Couple of Coast Mountain kids looking for some beta on the conditions of some of the classic couloirs around Lake Louise. Looking at the forecast its calling for a bunch of snow up high thru the next...
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    Shit you would wanna be confident in that T-slot!

    Shit you would wanna be confident in that T-slot!
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    So fucking good bud!

    So fucking good bud!
  40. Some pics from the 2nd of May. Early start...

    Some pics from the 2nd of May.
    Early start
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    First objective comes into sight, the Hourglass on Tremor
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    Second objective, Fitzsimmons North Face. Unfortuately, it had slid to...
  41. Horstman's open today but showcase done for the...

    Horstman's open today but showcase done for the year.
    Little concerned that with Vail we might not ski into May again...
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    That was sweet, some amazing photos in there!

    That was sweet, some amazing photos in there!
  43. Yeah you can get everywhere from 7th but it makes...

    Yeah you can get everywhere from 7th but it makes for loooong laps. Just seems crazy to run 3 chairs that all access the same terrain and leave the alpine underserved.

    Spankys/glacier boundary in...
  44. Been a great end to the season. Hit blackcomb on...

    Been a great end to the season. Hit blackcomb on the whistler closing day. Just non stop fresh to the bottom of spankys. not much indication of crust, but some pinwheel debris around feather trees....
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    nice work

    nice work
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    I'm sure atrain knows nothing about any of the PC...

    I'm sure atrain knows nothing about any of the PC areas on either Whistler or Blackcomb.:fmicon:
    Hopefully someone got to lay some turns up there last night.
    Ravens out in full force today as I...
  47. Surely we are gonna get some sun some time soon...

    Surely we are gonna get some sun some time soon right?
    Have that horrible feeling that we are just gonna switch to summer, without any spring windows...
    couple of screen grabs from some of the...
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    Sick terrain!

    Sick terrain!
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    Even as a snowboarder i find the snowboarding a...

    Even as a snowboarder i find the snowboarding a little meh to watch. Watching the go pro runs of it though make it seem like a whole nother level.
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    Not sure how to embed FB videos, but this one of PY from Thursday is worth a watch......
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