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2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« on: August 11, 2011, 12:19:52 PM »
I'm going to try to keep this post updated with relevant and reliable info. I've got a pretty good grasp on where to go for snowboarding, so if you have any ski specific links send me a pm and I'll add it to the list below. Your one stop shop for all your skiing and riding needs. Cheers!


Rider Resources

dates|resort opening dates. count down the days! all dates are tentative.
Castle Mountain - December 10, 2011
Fernie Alpine Resort - December 2, 2011
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - December 2, 2011
Kimberly Alpine Resort - December 16, 2011
Marmot Basin - OPEN
Lake Louise - OPEN
Nakiska - OPEN
Red Mountain Resort - December 16, 2011
Revelstoke Mountain Resort - November 26, 2011
Silverstar Mountain Resort - OPEN
Sun Peaks Resort - OPEN
Sunshine Village - OPEN
Whistler Mountain - OPEN
Blackcomb Mountain - OPEN/i]
Whitewater Ski Resort - December 9, 2011


data|stats and knowledge. be aware, ski and ride with care!
Snow Reports and *LIVE* Resort Webcams - snow reports links and in-thread live webcams
www.snow-forecast.com/ - resort and mountain snow forecasts
Avalanche Safety - iPhone app, bulletins, training

media|music and videos. get stoked!
www.snowboardingtunes.com - video soundtrack listings
www.ridertunes.com/ - video soundtrack listings
2011/2012 Video Trailers - new release video trailers
The Art of Flight Music - YouTube music playlist

gear|online gear. review, buy, and shred!
Ski/Snowboard/Gear Reviews - WSC reviews
The Source - online store
Mountain Equipment Co-op - online store

ride|meets and trips. get outside!
Ski/Snowboard Meets and Rides - WSC meets and trips
www.liftopia.com - discounted lift tickets
The Source Blog - resort opening dates
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 02:54:50 PM »
Ill support this -



watch that in HD full screened. 

So stoked for no more bugs, snowflakes and crushing pow.


ill be adding these to my arsenal this year





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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 12:36:34 PM »
Thank you soooooo very much for posting that up  ;D

super excited for winter!!!

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 02:23:48 PM »
Yeah I want to get out more this year for sure but I don't really have anyone to go with, tried to go with my brother but he's a smoker and he gets wheezy and tired. Then he blew his shoulder out on a green run on the first day we went to lake louise  :sarcasm: 

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 03:08:23 PM »
I am pretty excited too.  After 4 summits, 25 days of single pitch climbing, and billions of mosquito bites, summer is ending at the perfect time. 

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2011, 07:33:05 AM »
Sunshine got snow last night  ;D

I've had a great summer too. Some good back packing, a few good camping trips, a few summits, and some fun weddings.

I was looking through the "Art of Flight" tour and they are not showing in Calgary... so I've pre-ordered the movie and will probably have a showing (like 10 people max!) at my place if anyone is interested in getting amped up for the coming season.

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011, 12:06:20 PM »
Cannot wait for snowboard season. Should we do a team trip some time?

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2011, 11:57:19 AM »
I am getting pumped for the season. I have got a new (well old model) Nitro Supernatural on the way, picked up some new pants. And now a trip booked for Marmot opening in November and working on a cat for March. Gonna be an awesome season.

Calgary folk, i am down for Fridays and Sundays

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2011, 02:42:02 PM »
Guess who's living in Calgary (as of oct 28)

:D

uckyfay yaaaaaaa

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2011, 06:24:36 PM »
Guess who's living in Calgary (as of oct 28)

:D

UCKFAY yaaaaaaa

fuuuuuuuuuuu i spend the season in edm then move to calgary in the summer =(

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2011, 09:19:49 PM »
Woot!! Can't wait for ski season, but might be hard to get out more this year with a 7 month old baby this season.  Oh well, I'll take what I can get...hope that they are great snow days!  ;D

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2011, 11:40:34 AM »
I pray to the snow gods!!! Please make it as good as last year!!!
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2011, 01:33:18 AM »
Just a little FYI for those of you that love skiing at Fernie. They have built a new lift that will access 20 new runs. It should be open around christmas. http://skifernie.com/polarpeak                                   

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2011, 07:04:02 AM »
if anybody happens to make the trek out to Powder King this winter, let me know.  i live in fort st john, only a few hours north

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2011, 07:05:25 AM »
For anyone interested "The Art of Flight" is available on iTunes today. It should be ready by the time I get home from work :D

That new lift at Fernie looks like it gives access to some fun terrain. Will probably have to take a trip down there this year.
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2011, 08:22:19 AM »
For anyone interested "The Art of Flight" is available on iTunes today. It should be ready by the time I get home from work :D

That new lift at Fernie looks like it gives access to some fun terrain. Will probably have to take a trip down there this year.

+1 let me know when you go...
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2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2011, 09:27:08 AM »
There be snow in them hills...

Does anyone know if the 2004 Impreza fit kit will fit on the 93 Impreza?

Also anyone have hook ups at ski shops in Calgary? I need a new Jacket
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2011, 09:35:32 AM »
There be snow in them hills...

Does anyone know if the 2004 Impreza fit kit will fit on the 93 Impreza?

Also anyone have hook ups at ski shops in Calgary? I need a new Jacket

Could try The Source wharehouse on 12 Ave and 14 Street. Last weekend was supposed to be their last, but they may be open still (they extended hours last year). 50% off all outerwear! You'd be hard pressed to find a better deal in Calgary.
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2011, 09:34:05 AM »
I downloaded The Art of Flight last week. I've watched it a handful of times already. The riding is inspiring, the soundtrack motivating, and the cinematography is captivating. Best snowboard movie ever.

I've also updated the first post. I want to add as much useful info as possible. Send me a pm if there is anything you want to have added. I don't want to clutter this thread with a bunch of random links.

Thanks!
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2011, 07:44:30 PM »
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2011, 03:09:31 AM »
has that fiasco at Sunshine been resolved? (currently boycotting them till they do)

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2011, 04:15:23 PM »
has that fiasco at Sunshine been resolved? (currently boycotting them till they do)

What fiasco?
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2011, 03:37:36 PM »
Do y'all know about some of the changes within 3 hours of Calgary?

1. Fernie's building a chair to the to of Cedar bowl.
2. Kicking Horse put in a cat track on top of the ridge off Stairway.

I'm looking forward to getting back out as a beginner boarder (again).
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