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Big Mike

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BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 03:44pm PT
Ya Ekat!!! Come on up!! You'll even have a local guide!!!

We Are the largest ski area in North America, that's for certain. We get tons of snow! Come in late January early feb. is quieter and usually good snow.
Big Mike

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BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
Solar chair






Woody 5/0






My girlfriend Sandra getting some.




eKat

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BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 1, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
BigMike, Dood. . . you guys have SO MUCH SNOW, my mind is blown!

YIKES!

Let me tell you, if I end up driving over there for some turns, I'll look you up, for sure. . . as long as you cut an old dad, groomer cruiser some slack!

:-)

Thanks a million for the offer!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
Let me tell you, if I end up driving over there for some turns, I'll look you up, for sure. . . as long as you cut an old dad, groomer cruiser some slack!

You bet! You better forget about the groomers if we have freshies tho!!!!

;)
eKat

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BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 1, 2012 - 06:59pm PT
OK. . . just have yer SmartPhone queued up to 911! My 63 year old knees can't take too much!

:-)

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 07:09pm PT
Just did it. Speed dial 1. ;)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2012 - 10:45pm PT
Hey Fish Boy go ahead and wax poetic about Tele. I'm sure it will come up again.

Fucitzpukin'!!!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 11:44am PT
30cm overnight!!!

Not as much on the truck



Looking better down here this morning!
eKat

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BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 11:49am PT
I LOVE the homey feel of that pop-up canopy!

You lucky SUCKERFISH. . . we've got SLOP comin' out of the sky over here. . . kinda rain, kinda sleet. . . kinda funkmo! Well. . . at least I won't have to fire up the snow blower!

:-)
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 2, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
yesterday was like skiing on a giant sno-cone. super grippy due to rime on the snow. won't even bother today with the high snow levels...yuck...wish I was here....
Credit: east side underground
Big Mike

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BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
Wouldn't you rather be here?
eKat

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BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 01:31pm PT

Wouldn't you rather be here?

If they'd run a Pisten Bully over it!

:-)

OLD DADZ SUCK!

Plus. . . it's back to just being FOGGY here. . .

WTF? O!
east side underground

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Hilton crk,ca
Dec 2, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
Credit: east side underground
looks sweet Big Mike , I love pow, but nothing beats good surf, that 's why i never moved to Whistler or the Alps. :)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 02:37pm PT
Well there you go eastside. I haven't surfed enough yet to get the bug, but I'm sure I would given a bit of time..

Ekat we got lots of groomers here too... ;) more everyday right now with all the snow. Runs are opening quickly..
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 2, 2012 - 02:40pm PT
send some of that stuff our way!

It'll eventually snow. I'm about to pick up some Fischer - BCX 675. Ski's next.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 02:49pm PT
Sending some snow vibes down south!

Here's a "groomer" for ya Ekat!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
HohMahn. . . not a come back trail. . . groom some RUNS!

:-)

JK. . . that place looks RAD!

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 05:24pm PT
Ekat, they groom them and then get 20+ overnight!! It's heaven. ;) when I was at Mammoth we were waiting for them to open the gondola after a big dump one day. After awhile I asked a lifty what was up? He said "one of the cats Is having issues and we're waiting for it to finish grooming its run. "We're waiting because they're grooming perfectly good powder!?" I couldn't f&ucking believe it!!! ;)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
Ekat it was awesome! It was puking all night almost all the way back to the valley. It was a bit busy but it's a weekend, so to be expected..

I hear ya on the liability thing. I understand too, I think it was more the thought of flattening pow which is not the norm around here. Every effort is made to preserve the nice snow by grooming things early as possible, but some key routes are always manicured and I'm sure the same thing was in effect that day, but I was impatient of course ;) I've learned a lot since then too.. :)


Here's another shot of Jersey Cream lift




I met up with Woody and Rick for a couple laps and then they went home and I went for lunch.

After a snack I saw Harmony Chair on Whistler was open on the light board, so I jumped on the eat to eat. Harmony was a huge line if course since it was Saturday and it was the only alpine chair open. I was alone so I found a three and jumped in. When I got to the top, I decided to head up to excitation, a sweet chute into glacier bowl.

When I got there a bunch of people were standing around watching one guy trying to hack a hole in the cornice. I waited for a bit and when he gave up I slid over to his hole to have a look and dropped the whole tab....

Spider senses kicked in immediately and I buried my fists behind me when I landed to stay in place and watched the snow fall away.

I had a pretty sweet run after that but it was low vis... I guess I was little gungho because I'm familiar with the terrain but i really need to stop pushing my luck...


I got a picture of some kitty kats for the un-blinny from the top of Red chair.

This is the Whistler Mountain alpine shop.

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 2, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
I got a picture of some kitty kats for the un-blinny from the top of Red chair.

Post 'em up, Jack!

:-)

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