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    Whistler Stoke and Conditions - 2011/2012

    Not that season 2010/2011 ever really ended, but Douglas and Callum Pettit skied pow on Blackcomb Glacier yesterday so I figured it's time to get this going.

    Last edited by D(C); 10-07-2011 at 04:18 PM.

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    Rode Husume last week.
    Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

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    ok, so pretty much your average marketing bs from the resort... -
    yup, if i had a heli, i'd go ski pow right now too!
    glacier this time of year with a foot of recent snow to hide all those crevasses. now theres a good idea... (sarcasm)_

    but they wont let anyone hike up to the snowline and skin for it will they!

    dont mind me, i'm just jealous

    on that note, if there is anyone around whistler area who wants to meet up for some foot access hike to skin skiing in the next few days, let me know. i'm keen for early season turns on rock skis, and theres plenty of snow high enough. (outside the ski area boundary, obviously - i wont be poaching the liability lines in the resort...)
    Last edited by monostevieb; 10-18-2011 at 09:54 PM. Reason: not sure if people will get my sarcasm
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    this will be the first year in the past 5 that I won't have a season pass, but I'll do my best to make it out as much as possible (minimum a few weekends and obviously gaper day). if any deep slabs occur around the area I'll be there in a heartbeat.. otherwise random weekends here and there, potentially looking for a couch to crash on.. let me know likewise if interested in rogers pass/revy

    my whistler stoke addition for the year:

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    Just moved back to town, it's still biking season. But I'll probably have changed my mind in a couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monostevieb View Post
    ok, so pretty much your average marketing bs from the resort... -
    yup, if i had a heli, i'd go ski pow right now too!
    glacier this time of year with a foot of recent snow to hide all those crevasses. now theres a good idea...

    but they wont let anyone hike up to the snowline and skin for it will they!



    on that note, if there is anyone around whistler area who wants to meet up for some foot access hike to skin skiing in the next few days, let me know. i'm keen for early season turns on rock skis, and theres plenty of snow high enough. (outside the ski area boundary, obviously - i wont be poaching the liability lines in the resort...)
    As part of WB's agreement with BC Parks they HAVE to provide access.

    The only way to access Blackcomb Glacier Park is via WB leased lands.
    Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park includes Ruby/Diamond bowls, Blackcomb Glacier. From there it runs in to Garibaldi Provincial Park.

    If the forecast stays good I may go up later in the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Farcisimus View Post
    As part of WB's agreement with BC Parks they HAVE to provide access.

    The only way to access Blackcomb Glacier Park is via WB leased lands.
    Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park includes Ruby/Diamond bowls, Blackcomb Glacier. From there it runs in to Garibaldi Provincial Park.

    If the forecast stays good I may go up later in the week.
    PM me

    thanks for the heads up on that one.
    i might go up somewhere for a recon trip in the next few days...
    i'm from europe: mono over there isnt an illness, its a shredstick...!
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    So apparently you can ride the whis gondi up&down in summer operations with your ski/snowboard as long as you sign a backcountry release waiver and demonstrate your competency to patrol. Free if you have previous season's pass, and it was actually looking fairly good this weekend-but the bike park proved to be much more fun. Today was the last chance for that though

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    bikepark was really sweet yesterday, bonus sunny afternoon!

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    Heli skiing in Oct is not a bad life
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    Bike Park was pretty amazing for closing weekend. Fun riding the bike down Una Moss in the snow. It looks like you could hike to get some goods today but for me the best part of October is dreaming of the winter, not destroying my skis on the glacier.

    I saw one brave soul on Labour Day weekend hiking by Black Tusk with his skis.

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    +1 On a strong desire to get after some October glaciated fun. Unfortunately, the Bike Park stole most of my time this weekend so the early season goodness will have to last a few more days if I'm to get up there too... Hopefully it keeps being cold and wet through the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Farcisimus View Post
    As part of WB's agreement with BC Parks they HAVE to provide access.

    The only way to access Blackcomb Glacier Park is via WB leased lands.
    Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park includes Ruby/Diamond bowls, Blackcomb Glacier. From there it runs in to Garibaldi Provincial Park.

    If the forecast stays good I may go up later in the week.
    PM me
    Shawn was talking about a Rainbow drop. Walking down from there would be better than hiking all the way up to the W/B alpine and then walking back down. I'd gladly pay $100 to kick off the 2012 renegade heli season!

    oh yeah, a reliable source says most of the large crevasses in his tenure near Mt. Fee are all still bridged from last season, so that danger is probably not as high as it normally would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packedpow View Post
    So apparently you can ride the whis gondi up&down in summer operations with your ski/snowboard as long as you sign a backcountry release waiver and demonstrate your competency to patrol. Free if you have previous season's pass, and it was actually looking fairly good this weekend-but the bike park proved to be much more fun. Today was the last chance for that though
    Is this common knowledge amongst the ticket guys? The few times I've tried to get tix for backcountry access to go climibing etc it's always 20 minutes of explaining that the tix I want does exist. Sometimes it's not really worth the effort. That was a few years ago now, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post

    hehe
    sounds like chamonix... ;-)
    i'm from europe: mono over there isnt an illness, its a shredstick...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    Well I just forwarded that link for a few laughs. Good one. Craigslist humour is some of the best, and also a great waste of office time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    Shawn was talking about a Rainbow drop. Walking down from there would be better than hiking all the way up to the W/B alpine and then walking back down. I'd gladly pay $100 to kick off the 2012 renegade heli season!

    oh yeah, a reliable source says most of the large crevasses in his tenure near Mt. Fee are all still bridged from last season, so that danger is probably not as high as it normally would be.
    I'd be game for a rainbow drop...

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    Mike what are you going to do when the usual WB peak cabin poachers show up? You won't be all along up there.

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    Yeah, heard about that a while ago... Can we just show up Mike? Or are we going to get escorted off the mountain...

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    Checking in! PM me if anyone needs a mid week AT partner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post


    Mike what are you going to do when the usual WB peak cabin poachers show up? You won't be all along up there.
    I guess it's gonna get interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedski View Post
    I guess it's gonna get interesting!
    maybe I can give ya a six pack, so I don't have to lug it up there
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    Found a TR on clubtread for a singing pass hike today: http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=41512

    Someone better go ski that...

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    A strong TR on TAY with some pros on Blackcomb glacier: http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing...?topic=21954.0

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