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  1. #1
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    2017/2018 Van Isle

    Snow is sticking, will likely melt, but will hopefully come back. Likely none of you will follow/care, but perhaps the island will bring the stoke this season.

    This little gem was posted earlier by Cain

    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

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    I'm a B.C. coastie...I care. Awesome to see Oct skiing on the island; our neck of the woods around Terrace/Rupert got a heavy hit of early season snowpack annihilation with that huge pineapple express that hosed 250mm of rain to mountain top in like 72 hours...early season skiing dreams washed away into the mighty Skeena River. Hope the majority of the meltdown got deflected north of you guys and that yer snowpack endured the onslaught of pineapples.
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    What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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    I just moved to the Cowichan valley from Golden, so I'm pumped this thread exists. I'm really itching to go skiing

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    Subscribing. Hiked Mt Washington and across the road into Strathcona... hope to make it back to ski one day.

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    Last edited by shafty85; 11-01-2017 at 10:08 PM.
    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

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    Quote Originally Posted by shafty85 View Post
    Some useful weather links:

    No idea how to embed these or if they keep updated... hopefully they work out.
    Great links!

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    Snowing in North Nanaimo

    Looks like the hump and Comox Valley are getting it.

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    Sutton Pass is wet but not white - yet.

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    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

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    I'm seriously tempted to go on a ski mission this weekend.

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    Went sailing today in maple bay and it was on point. I thought the snow might stick to the roads, but they were just wet. Pretty cool to see the trees changing with the snow.

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    Nice - it was gorgeous out this weekend, eh? Was on the mainland for a family birthday but might try to get out this weekend if it doesn’t warm and rain too badly this week.
    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

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    Mind blown. Nuclear dump at mount washington. I've been checking into the live feed for the last 24 hours. MASSIVE accumulation. For the locals, any guesses how much snowpack depth right now based on the pic/video? No report on the mt. washington website.

    live feed:

    https://www.mountwashington.ca/tube-cam
    What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    Mind blown. Nuclear dump at mount washington. I've been checking into the live feed for the last 24 hours. MASSIVE accumulation. For the locals, any guesses how much snowpack depth right now based on the pic/video? No report on the mt. washington website.

    live feed:

    https://www.mountwashington.ca/tube-cam
    Holy shit!!! check out the other cams. Wow.
    www.skevikskis.com Check em out!

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    Iíve heard well over a metre


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    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

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    Stoke is stoke, so let's hope you have a great year up there, and post a lot of epic adventures.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    Just ordered new Hoji's!

    Need to mount them up, give the sled a little tune, and then here's hoping for a great season on the island!

    Gimme!
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    Oh man that pic looks money!
    Anyone have any current beta?

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    Forecast looking good. Partial opening at Washington this weekend.
    Being grown-up sucks!

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    Iíll be at Cain this weekend for training. Gf and some friends will be touring around there. Snow on Benson (1000m) yesterday, with more cold precip this week and fading to sun this weekend? Sign me up!


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    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

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    2017/2018 Van Isle

    Cain was gorgeous this weekend. Christmas party Friday night meant a 4am start Saturday.

    Beautiful light from the full moon Saturday night. A bunch of people toured in its light but I couldnít keep my eyelids awake after a fantastic potluck and a beer. 4am pee time brought these fantastic views. No headlamp needed.



    Up early Sunday to get a tour in before training. Beautiful light and light snow made for a fantastic dawn patrol. Seems to me, nature is its own best filter.


    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

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    That looks like an awesome time! Thinking about trying to get out for a ski with the dog this weekend

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    Been warm up top...

    Washington saying 1m base @ 1100m.

    Anyone know how high up cokely one can drive at the moment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shafty85 View Post
    Cain was gorgeous this weekend. Christmas party Friday night meant a 4am start Saturday.

    Beautiful light from the full moon Saturday night. A bunch of people toured in its light but I couldn’t keep my eyelids awake after a fantastic potluck and a beer. 4am pee time brought these fantastic views. No headlamp needed.



    Up early Sunday to get a tour in before training. Beautiful light and light snow made for a fantastic dawn patrol. Seems to me, nature is its own best filter.


    Sweet pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCJC View Post
    Anyone know how high up cokely one can drive at the moment?
    Up to the saddle route easily, then with decent tires and 4x4 up to the Rousseau trailhead, bud.

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    Mixed bag this weekend. Biking Saturday was beautiful. Got up to Cumberland and spent the morning proving how out of shape I am.




    The forecasted snow didnít materialize on the South Island and skiing Sunday was wet and felt like spring. +6 at the trailhead. Still had a great day in the fog. The beer and pizza after were especially enjoyed.

    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

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