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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 22, 2012 - 08:11am PT
Ok so I know it's ot, but it's almost winter and I know some tacos like to slide too! Any sport which involves sliding on snow is welcome here. Show me some pictures! Tell me a story!

I am currently standing in line at Blackcomb mountain in whistler bc waiting for opening day to commence.




We had a nice little pink hue this morning


More in a bit!
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 22, 2012 - 08:46am PT
Here are a couple of pics to get psyched on-

Somehow these two pics showed up as one.  climbing and skiing in the s...
Somehow these two pics showed up as one. climbing and skiing in the same shot!
Credit: dave goodwin

spinnin' a 3 off the cornice at Kirkwood on 212cm skis.  how many youn...
spinnin' a 3 off the cornice at Kirkwood on 212cm skis. how many youngin's can do that?
Credit: dave goodwin

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2012 - 09:13am PT
Virgin. First run



Looking back at the valley
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2012 - 09:55am PT
First tracks





Next run; shralped



Hooked up with some bros





Still a bit boney up here





Rick shredding
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 22, 2012 - 10:14am PT
And the base is only 100 cm - hardly worth bothering, eh?

http://www.whistler.com/weather/

When it's a snowboarder, should it be first track, rather than first tracks?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2012 - 10:34am PT
Maybe if there is only one! ;)
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Nov 22, 2012 - 10:46am PT
http://vimeo.com/17395140

I couldn't get the video on here because it's on vimeo not youtube, but here's a link to a pow day two novembers ago. I went boarding at kirkwood yesterday and it sucked..got rained on. The conditions were a little bit different on this november two years ago haha

go to the :50 sec mark to skip me strapping in
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2012 - 11:03am PT
A quick stop at the lodge for a bite...
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 22, 2012 - 11:04am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo-SgIyJ2Qs&feature=g-crec-u

This was last April.
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Nov 22, 2012 - 11:12am PT
Nice face plant Dave!!!!
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 22, 2012 - 11:14am PT
My legs were burning and I could not stand up anymore!!!!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 22, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
I:

have a brand new snowboard
have season pass to Eldora
live in Boulder, CO
have a real job

(never ever have I been able to say all of that at once)

which one doesn't fit in to me getting 40 days in this year.

The second week of March I'm heading to Costa Rica at which point my ski season will be over and it'll be climbing season when I return.

does this post belong in the first world problems thread?

PS - Sierra Nevada Celebration 2012 is out!
t*r

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Nov 22, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
good job naitch! you better RIDE!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 22, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
thanks sistah! I will.... oh I will..


I also have two day passes to Copper. I'm mailing in sick at work at some point...
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 22, 2012 - 12:56pm PT
Credit: east side underground
whistler / Blackhome is sweeeet

spring-like conditions in the sierra after yesterdays rain
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 22, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
How can you take the boredom, Big Mike? Standing in a flacking line?

Virgin snow vs. a beckoning crack:

If you had to choose one or the other, which one?

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 22, 2012 - 01:40pm PT
Big Mike, living the Dream. Woot!.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2012 - 07:07pm PT
nice vid Briham! I really like that pole view. Hopefully Ryand will throw some of his up here!

Looked like some fun snow!

Dave- Nice faceplant indeed! Thanks for the video! what are those planks you're rocking? Interesting shovel.

Nature- You got sick days right? Those are for powder days. Weekends are for keeping your pimp hand strong for the good days.. :)

Mouse- Line waiting is minimal in the early season.... Besides I figure I wait around while belaying so what's the difference? When the lines get really lame I have a secret weapon.

The Blue Dragon


The sledding around here is insane!!





Corey hams it up for the camera







Brian trying to beat my highmark





Virgin snow vs. a beckoning crack:

If you had to choose one or the other, which one?

Therein lies the beauty good sir!! Conditions dictate my choice daily!! I do not have to chose. Ride fresh snow when it's there and climb sunny dry cracks when it's not! Slow sliding is the perfect companion sport!

Big Mike, living the Dream. Woot!.

Hell ya buddy!! Back to my preferred reality. Snowboard Bum!! Work is done and playtime has arrived!
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 22, 2012 - 07:12pm PT
Big Mike-

those planks are made by Moment. local kid from gardnerville started making them a few years ago. He is now making them in Reno!!!

All the tips and tails are squared off. I asked him why the square tips and he said they are for conversation purposes. good marketing, sets them apart from other companies.

briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Nov 22, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
Thanks Mike, that was indeed a crazy good day and season.

I'm jealous of the snowmobile
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