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  1. #1
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    South Kootenays pow trip

    Started off with a cold day cruising Red with one of the mountain hosts. The next day we had 22 - 25cms new at Red Atmospheric river meets Arctic outflow with nice cold blower. Met old friend Dipper who showed us around

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    Looks fun! Tyx for the stoke!

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    Started our Big Red Cats day 1 well. Temps - 10 to - 15.

    Another 10cms of low density snow fell during the day making for above average quality.

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    Red is one of our favorite zones. Although the base depth can be a bit low compared to whitewater. Glad you had good conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    Red is one of our favorite zones. Although the base depth can be a bit low compared to whitewater. Glad you had good conditions.
    We lucked right out for sure.

    Day 2 at BRC. 10cms more of low density and then skies broke for a light show partway through the day. Cold!

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    Day 3....Another -15. Another 12 cms + 8 cmsClick image for larger version. 

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    LeeLau, thanks for the stoke, hope the new ownership is running the show seamlessly. Damn shame about Kieran

    Curious if you guys did a private cat or did you join existing groups?

    If the later, which group level did you end up joining and were you happy with its pace and terrain selection?

    Given this weeks snow conditions, Iím having real regrets moving my originally scheduled trip for this week to March 6-9 just so that I could join an Uber group vs spending three days with advanced/expert in Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_R View Post
    LeeLau, thanks for the stoke, hope the new ownership is running the show seamlessly. Damn shame about Kieran

    Curious if you guys did a private cat or did you join existing groups?

    If the later, which group level did you end up joining and were you happy with its pace and terrain selection?

    Given this weeks snow conditions, Iím having real regrets moving my originally scheduled trip for this week to March 6-9 just so that I could join an Uber group vs spending three days with advanced/expert in Jan
    Hey the new owners seem really keen on keeping the ops running efficiently and well. We put together 2 private cats. One Advanced and one intermediate. We were in advanced.

    We worked together at making transitions fast so had all you can eat pow runs which we as a group and the guides appreciated.

    Obviously snow was superb. Terrain ramped up as the guides got more confident in the groups judgment

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    Thanks for the stokeful report. Really getting me jazzed for my first trip to BC/Southern Kootenays here in a couple weeks. Tgapp and myself will collab on a write up .

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Thanks for the stokeful report. Really getting me jazzed for my first trip to BC/Southern Kootenays here in a couple weeks. Tgapp and myself will collab on a write up .
    Its fat. Ymir is off the hook. Here's Wh2O the next day

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Day 3....Another -15. Another 12 cms + 8 cms
    Put a smile on my face to see Brando still piloting the piston bully!

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    Beautiful!!
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    When were you at ww? Was there Thurs and Friday. Kind of a shit show with power outages. Computer issues and then someone unfortunately got stuck in a tree well and they closed summit and glory. Great snow though love the "new" chair!

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    Nice Stoke Lee. Red is some of the sickest lift served terrain I've found. As an old Tod Mtn skier we used to joke that all the gnarliest terrain we could find there was just training for Red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el hefe View Post
    When were you at ww? Was there Thurs and Friday. Kind of a shit show with power outages. Computer issues and then someone unfortunately got stuck in a tree well and they closed summit and glory. Great snow though love the "new" chair!
    Friday. It definitely warmed up

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    Looks awesome! Can't wait to make a similar trip to WW, Red, and BRC in late Feb!

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    Sweet stoke, thanks as always for keeping the stoke meter pegged at excellent.

    Have you been back up to he McGilvery hut?

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hutash View Post
    Sweet stoke, thanks as always for keeping the stoke meter pegged at excellent.

    Have you been back up to he McGilvery hut?
    Not yet.

    .Lots of Duffey already this year

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    Shot 16993 is magical!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dufferdan View Post
    Shot 16993 is magical!
    Looks amazing! I want to go back - haven't been there for 15 years. Last time up a group of us got a cat ride and then skied into the Yurtopia hut. Had to dig ourselves into the front door upon arrival. For 5 days it snowed consistently and the skiing was awesome, but we didn't get to ski off any of the peaks. Could hear WW bombing every day and that didn't inspire confidence. Thanks for the TR

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    That looks glorious. Heading out there mid-Feb. I was excited before, but now... jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
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