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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by el hefe View Post
    Looks great but man is that boney. Normal snow pack last year?
    When I worked for Rossi, Castle was the only stop on the tour where an entire fleet of skis was unskiable at the end of the first day due to damage to bases and edges. The best thing is it happened there two years in a row. In 7 years of demoing it's also the only place where I had a ski broken during a demo (under the binding no less).
    There is for sure some pow day stoke and a cult of Castle "locals" that won't ski anywhere else. It's the last place I'd take new or cherished skis.
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  2. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMtnHound View Post
    Thanks for the introduction. Someday I will venture to the southern part of the Canadian Rockies!
    And congrats on getting hitched!
    Thanks man! One day we should rip Sunpeaks (Tod) a bit. Haven't skied there in a while and I still have lots of buddies there (lived there for a half dozen years back in the day).

    Quote Originally Posted by Angle Parking View Post
    Thanks Gary. Great stoke
    My pleasure AP, see you soon I'm sure! Moving the last load to T town tomorrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by SirVicSmasher View Post
    FKNA GfromT solid work

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    Quote Originally Posted by waxman View Post
    When I worked for Rossi, Castle was the only stop on the tour where an entire fleet of skis was unskiable at the end of the first day due to damage to bases and edges. The best thing is it happened there two years in a row. In 7 years of demoing it's also the only place where I had a ski broken during a demo (under the binding no less).
    There is for sure some pow day stoke and a cult of Castle "locals" that won't ski anywhere else. It's the last place I'd take new or cherished skis.
    hahahaha. great story. I definately "sharpened" my tuning skills skiing quite a few days there over the last 5 seasons. hahahaha.
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  3. #28
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    Mega Eastern upslope storm coming in this weekend with up to 70 cm forecast for Pincher Creek. Too early to tell but not a bad thing.

  4. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    Thanks man! One day we should rip Sunpeaks (Tod) a bit. Haven't skied there in a while and I still have lots of buddies there (lived there for a half dozen years back in the day.
    If it’s low tide or crusty, Mt Tod sounds great! But if the gods are smiling, better I rustle up a second sled and we hit the local honeyhole here in Wells Gray country!

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    Shit, you're a clearwackie dude? Damn we probably have some mutual friends. Thought shushwap highlands was more south... My bad.
    I'll let you know when I'm in the neighborhood man. Invite to the great white northwest to you brother.

  6. #31
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    Ya, Canim/Mahood Lakes and the Trophies are the northern extent of the Shuswap before becoming the Quesnel highlands. And thanks for the invite, never spent much time in Terrace proper, but loved Smithers and the Hazeltons when I worked up there around the turn of the millennium. Hope you guys get a stellar season up there this year!

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    Hey BCMtnHound; sorry for the thread drift but... i'm a Terrace guy headin' on a road trip south to the okanagan in the next week or so...perchance is there any somewhat easily accessed early season glacier skiing in the valemount/blue river/clearwater corridor? I did a season workin' at Weigele's back in '94 so have some awareness of the local environs.
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    I haven't been up to Valemount this summer/fall yet, so I am not sure what the access is into the Premier Range is like right now, either via the trail to Mt Pierre Elliot Trudeau, or the old mine road up Mt Mica.
    The closest glacier/snow field to road access in the upper Thompson valley would be the Mt Albreda glacier complex accessed by the Clemina FSR (probably best off the Dora FSR that takes off at 7km on the Clemina, but the sledders access the main snowfields from approx 25km up the main Clemina - the old roads are shit up there though this time of year). Also could look at the access up the Dominion FSR above the MW Albreda Lodge; depending on when you are coming though, the cable logging show might be finished up there.
    None of it I would call easy access, but given your TR exploits I've read here, you should have no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMtnHound View Post
    I haven't been up to Valemount this summer/fall yet, so I am not sure what the access is into the Premier Range is like right now, either via the trail to Mt Pierre Elliot Trudeau, or the old mine road up Mt Mica.
    The closest glacier/snow field to road access in the upper Thompson valley would be the Mt Albreda glacier complex accessed by the Clemina FSR (probably best off the Dora FSR that takes off at 7km on the Clemina, but the sledders access the main snowfields from approx 25km up the main Clemina - the old roads are shit up there though this time of year). Also could look at the access up the Dominion FSR above the MW Albreda Lodge; depending on when you are coming though, the cable logging show might be finished up there.
    None of it I would call easy access, but given your TR exploits I've read here, you should have no problem
    Awesome, thanks for the intel. Survived a bit of a sufferfest in the name of september turns yesterday, so, lol, at this point was hoping for something in the lines of 'drive through' tailgate access terrain.

    Skied up on Albreda a bunch back in the Weigele days. Nice big vert cruising on the aspect facing the highway.

    Back to the Castle thread...well, holy shit, a guy should hit it before the rocks show up. Coverage looks amazing right now! Septemarch coverage???

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    I keep popping in to this thread and am hoping to make it up to castle this year, it looks like a great hill


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Artist Formerly Known as Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I keep popping in to this thread and am hoping to make it up to castle this year, it looks like a great hill


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    You would love it TAFKaLS! It has an amazing character to it and can be challenging in a "ski with care cause if you go down in the wrong place you'll hit some shit; just cause it's white doesn't mean it's right" sort of way. Steep fall line skiing abounds in-bounds. Rowdy coolies and lots of BC options off the hill and nearby.

    Try to go when the base is above 1m and storms are in the forecast, going there at low tide can be tricky to negotiate without serious ski tuning consequence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Artist Formerly Known as Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I keep popping in to this thread and am hoping to make it up to castle this year, it looks like a great hill


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    I ski there enough to show you around a bit if my baby daddy duties don't interfere with when you're there... drop a PM if you want and we can see if it works out.

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    Also of note is that castle is on the Indy ski pass that's only $200 US. A couple of days at castle would be about $150 US and the rest would be gravy.

    https://www.indyskipass.com/
    Price goes up dec. 1st.

    They're also on one of the bigger shared passes but remember which.

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    Congratulations on the nuptials...what a lovely countenance

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