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  1. #1
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    Month of May Mini Golf Steeps around Terrace B.C.

    Northwest B.C. experienced a very unusual spring this year. April was epic with well below average temps and two solid storms cycles mid month and very end of month dumping 130cms and 40 cms respectively. This provided a few great windows of deep pow skiing and the stoke was high. On May 4th, a dramatic weather change occurred and basically flip flopped the temps...from cool and low freezing levels to hot and sunny for the last prit near full month...July/August temps and freezing levels slaughtered the snowpack producing record melt rates up to 30cms a day at lower elevation solar slopes. North aspects above treeline were slower to respond to the onslaught of the horrid heat and still harbor a solid 200-250cms of snowpack.

    A zone fairly close to town here in Terrace allows for logging road access to snowline and the bottom of a good ski run with little steep shots off a ridgeline. Carefully monitoring the snowline from valley bottom makes it possible to time a perfect window of drive to tailgate skiing. Spent a few days slaying the may goods while a guy could park truck on road and skin from and ski back down without any off snow hiking. It was insane how fast the very bottom melted out though...what was a good 70-100cm snowpack on may 21 was reduced to a thin patch at roadside a few days later with a few very thinly connecting necks of white to offer a clean skin and ski line to the continuous deeper snowpack about 300 feet up from the road.

    Twas great fun to slay in may. The gopro edit pretty much tells the rest of the story...

    Last edited by swissiphic; 05-28-2015 at 09:31 AM.

  2. #2
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    Sweet work buddy! Was that Gunsight? Looked extremely fun and spicy, wish I coulda joined up... Having nice mtn bike rides with the dog though.... Nice to see you got fb happening again mr alias.
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  3. #3
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    Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    Sweet work buddy! Was that Gunsight? Looked extremely fun and spicy, wish I coulda joined up... Having nice mtn bike rides with the dog though.... Nice to see you got fb happening again mr alias.
    Gary! Miss ya buddy! That was up Bitter End, the run you and me ski toured up back in what was it January? Just did a day with Mr. Zeeripper up Wesach two days ago; it was in classic summer ski form; full 3000 vert feet of skiing down to the bottom of stairway to heaven. Hot though; even Bulldog Brad was sweating.

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    well shit, that looked like a good ole time!

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