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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2012 - 05:00pm PT
Thanks gf. Sounds like you and Jim and Erin had a fun time this morning. Where did you guys go?
gf

climber
Dec 16, 2012 - 07:54pm PT
Oh we did a lap to top of holyburn then skied the western slopes back to the cars -pretty nicely filled in -one can almost open it up with fear of nurfing a tip into a bent over branch -that will likely come in the next few days. Hey it would be great if you can drag us out for a tour with loads of turns in your parts perhaps once the xmas rush settles down?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2012 - 09:56pm PT
You thinkin Duffey or just some slackcountry? Maybe a walk out to fissile?
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 16, 2012 - 11:40pm PT
Kirkwood was awesome on Friday and Saturday. They only predicted a trace of snow, but it snowed about a foot up top. It was super cold so it put down some of the driest fluffiest snow i have slid on in awhile!!!

About to drop the cornice.....pow awaits!
About to drop the cornice.....pow awaits!
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
Whitney is also stoked!!!
Whitney is also stoked!!!
Credit: briham89

Now we are sitting at home contemplating making the drive up tomorrow morning. We're worried hwy 88 might be closed and the winds might be too strong to open the top....I think we'll probably be there tomorrow
gf

climber
Dec 17, 2012 - 04:59pm PT
Another day, another session -i do think that this is the finest skiing in recent (20 yr) memory for the north shore -we've got depth and none of that rain crust to contend with -just fluffy coastal goodness!
gf
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 10:00pm PT
Nice gf. I had a good day too. Would you say the snow was lighter than usual today??
I thought so.

Nice Bruce. Looks like our typical cold snap high pressure for the tourists? Excellent. Time to get the sled going.

We got 14cms today



Which is nice when you're only expecting 5 or 6... The hills were dead, and I met up with an excellent crew today. The pace was awesome. No waiting in line, no waiting at the lifts for people, just go go go. So sick. I'm bagged right now...

I only got one shot today, but it was the only one that really mattered...

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 17, 2012 - 10:05pm PT
Hey Mike, how have you fixed the random rotation that happens when you try to post a pic from your Iphone ?
gf

climber
Dec 17, 2012 - 10:24pm PT
mike
how about a little roar action?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 11:56pm PT
Ya I'm familiar with Roar! Not too bad a hike, we can do a couple laps of the upper bowl then maybe a south side lap to the truck if conditions permit! Perfect.

Jim you need to either edit it in photos and save it that way or get an app like photoshop express (which is free and has some nice features) and save it there. Otherwise it can potentially flip. It has to do with the way you hold the phone when you take the picture. I haven't figured it out yet. Maybe I'll play with it tonight if I have time.

It's annoying tho isn't it!!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:57pm PT
I wanna go up roar! Me me me!

Aislinn and I are still trying to find company to got to snow spider for a 3 or 4 day trip if anyone is interested let it be known
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 12:04am PT
Luke I told you u should come! When did you guys wanna go to snowspider?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:05am PT
The pow was nice today on whis for sure, 2 x4500' tree runs & i was done. Really dry, it's nice you guys have all time conditions on the North shore mountains right now too, way to get after it gf & Jim!



Rotating iphone photos are annoying.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:05am PT
The 27th, lets do it.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#279000
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:45pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#279001
this just in

climber
north fork
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:51pm PT
Brains required, that's perfect.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:52pm PT
Ekat,

That sign ?

HAHAHAHAHA ! ! !
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2012 - 08:28pm PT
Brains required. We need a few of those signs here ;) hahahaha..

Ya Ryan! KB's was sick today!!

Luke we'll see what the avy conditions have to say about your plan next week.

Didn't get out today, slept in and got a few things done.. Here's some pics from Friday.

The truck got a 7cm dusting..




It was a gorgeous day. I took this from the top of Excelerator.





Jersey Cream Flats





Sandra having fun in front of Glacier Creek Lodge





We did a groomer to warm up a bit, but on the way there me and tash traversed a bit for a few turns.






They opened the alpine pretty early so we headed up to the Blackcomb Glacier






Sandra and Tash at the top of the hike.




Sandra and I at the top




Blackcomb Glacier







on the way out, looking back up.





The Poop Chutes






If you were wondering what lies just to the right of the last couple shots, you should be. It contains some of the best in-bounds terrain Whistler Blackcomb has to offer.

Spanky's Ladder


I took the last shot a couple years ago.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 18, 2012 - 08:40pm PT
Sliding snow IS so much fun.

Doesn't matter if you schralp, or if you slide on your own schedule.

Just have fun doing it.
this just in

climber
north fork
Dec 18, 2012 - 08:42pm PT
Big mike, the picture of the exit of the glacier reminds me. I think it was two trips ago maybe 09, my brother and I where bombing the last hill before the flats to not walk out and two skiers were hanging to the side of the run. I was probably thinking something like these guys think we are so badass bombing this hill, they probably want to be just like me. Right after we pass them and hit the flats I see why they were stopped and realize they weren't thinking that. We hit an ice field and ate sh#t. I decided to lay down over catching an edge and musta slid 150 meters using my edge when I could. It could have been much worse, but I did catch an edge and twisted my knee pretty good. Good enough to end my trip with a cane, but that did help get me to the front of the lines in the airport,haha. I remember thinking those guys could of warned us, but it's always fun to watch a good wipeout. Good sh#t.
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