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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2011, 07:31:32 PM »
Those boots are gnarly.

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).

Thank goodness about Stairway. Last season was ridiculous with all the rocks, roots, and bare dirt. My board has few scars...
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2011, 07:51:17 PM »
Those boots are gnarly.

Thank goodness about Stairway. Last season was ridiculous with all the rocks, roots, and bare dirt. My board has few scars...

ya but it kept the noobs out.  whitewall is best anyway

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2011, 01:02:54 PM »
Do y'all know about some of the changes within 3 hours of Calgary?

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).

Newby here; but are you saying Kicking Horse is offering a cat skiing area or have they added a flat run / traverse to get to a certain location.  Trying to figure out the lingo.

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2011, 03:39:44 PM »
Newby here; but are you saying Kicking Horse is offering a cat skiing area or have they added a flat run / traverse to get to a certain location.  Trying to figure out the lingo.

Karl

Ah, sorry about that.

They've added in a flat section on/off of(?) what was previously a treacherous ski and board eating ridge.  Sure, the rocks, dips and off camber roots kept the noobs out but even on a powder day you had to be willing to get a few gouges for some sweet powder runs. 

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2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2011, 09:11:34 AM »
New winter threads!
Burton AK 2L Cyclic jacket,
Mmm goretex

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2011, 10:18:52 AM »
New winter threads!
Burton AK 2L Cyclic jacket,
Mmm goretex



Great jacket. Do you have [AK] pants too?
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« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2011, 11:21:04 AM »
Great jacket. Do you have [AK] pants too?

Nah, bonfire pants, I need a new helmet (my old one stopped my head from being imploded on a tree) and gloves before I can get pants
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2011, 10:44:19 AM »

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).

That was a board shredding traverse

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2011, 11:21:36 AM »
Nice to hear about the improvements to kicking horse! One of my favorite mountains!

I hope to be there for my annual new year's boarding trip. Stayed near radium 2 years ago and hit up Panorama and Kicking Horse, Ice-o-Rama sucked, but the Horse was amazing.

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2011, 01:23:10 PM »
That was a board shredding traverse

so was our adventure on the terminator.   

So.
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to go again.

new boots + fatter skis = more kicking assay. 

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2011, 08:43:17 AM »
Anyone else going to Freshtival this year?  On the advice of the shop guy I'm going to the Thursday and Friday shows.  I guess Saturday is for all the jib kids.
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« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2011, 08:58:51 AM »
Saturday @ 630 is when I'm going, I think PBP won movie of the year? After party at Julios is awesome too
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2011, 09:39:07 AM »
Saturday @ 630 is when I'm going, I think PBP won movie of the year? After party at Julios is awesome too

Last year's Saturday show was great fun, but I definitely felt old. 

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2011, 10:24:52 AM »
I'll be at Absinthe Flims Twe12ve on October 15.

Was invited to Freshtival by a skier friend, I'd like to go check that out too!

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2011, 03:00:29 PM »
so was our adventure on the terminator.   

So.
excited.
to go again.

new boots + fatter skis = more kicking assay.

yes... reminder to self, no squats the day before hiking terminator... That turned to be a bad bad idea.

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2011, 06:22:23 PM »
!! Cannot wait.  Cold weather is coming..

BTW, I gouged my park board super good last season, all the way through the fiberglass =(.  I was told by a few shops it can't be repaired, but there's gotta be someone who will/can do it..

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2011, 02:13:23 PM »
Ptex the crap out of it and hope for the best?

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2011, 03:45:33 PM »
2. Kicking Horse put in a cat track on top of the ridge off Stairway.

Finally! CPR ridge is too good to pass up, but wrecks your ski's even with a dump of snow.

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« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2011, 04:47:59 PM »
Ptex the crap out of it and hope for the best?

-sean

Fill just over half to 3/4 with epoxy, then ptex on top then sand it down. If the ptex piece is too big it will pop out easy. Then hope for the best
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2011, 04:59:27 PM »
Nobody here likes Revelstoke? It's virtually only a half hour past KH (if you're an early morning leaver like me, I can't afford that many hotels) because of the time change, and there's a great little bar there and a few good cheap hotels.

As far as Sunshine, I heard that the owners son was where his grandpa died, and was way away from the hill, not even on Sunshine property, and was wrongfully removed by ski patrol. (edit - Upon reading that site, it seems that my friend gave me a completely different idea of what went on)

Still seems pretty low to fire that many tenured employees because of one altercation though.

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2011, 07:36:25 PM »
Nobody here likes Revelstoke? It's virtually only a half hour past KH (if you're an early morning leaver like me, I can't afford that many hotels) because of the time change, and there's a great little bar there and a few good cheap hotels.

As far as Sunshine, I heard that the owners son was where his grandpa died, and was way away from the hill, not even on Sunshine property, and was wrongfully removed by ski patrol. (edit - Upon reading that site, it seems that my friend gave me a completely different idea of what went on)

Still seems pretty low to fire that many tenured employees because of one altercation though.

I've ridden Revvy before. Really fun mountain. Great to go for a weekend, but too far for a day trip.
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2011, 07:53:11 PM »
I've ridden Revvy before. Really fun mountain. Great to go for a weekend, but too far for a day trip.

Im stoked to go this year, heard great things about it. Also planning to go to Nelson at some point, I have a couple buddies working there.
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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2011, 01:03:25 PM »
yes... reminder to self, no squats the day before hiking terminator... That turned to be a bad bad idea.


Haha yeah squats didn't help ya at all.

I picked up a different board for this year's terminator.  From a friend that owns a shop out in california i picked up a nitro supernatural with 2 days on it. Gonna be great for bombing down.

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« Reply #48 on: October 05, 2011, 05:01:51 PM »
I dropped down two boot shells to a 8.5.  No more shin bang for me :-). So excited for comfortable boots!  And all my skis are being re mounted and will be ready for duty next week!  Zack and Zee I look forward to riding with you guys again.  Were gonna go for kicking horses season opener for the third year in a row.  You guys should come!

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Re: 2011/ 2012 WSC Ski and Snowboard thread
« Reply #49 on: October 05, 2011, 08:57:10 PM »
I dropped down two boot shells to a 8.5.  No more shin bang for me :-). So excited for comfortable boots!  And all my skis are being re mounted and will be ready for duty next week!  Zack and Zee I look forward to riding with you guys again.  Were gonna go for kicking horses season opener for the third year in a row.  You guys should come!

If I am still in the country I am down for the 9th at KH.

December 3rd a few of us are heading up to Revy for their opening. Probably gonna make a weekend of it.