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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
+1 eastside!

Shredding Jaws
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 5, 2013 - 01:14am PT
Here's some of my favorite shredding media. An awesome web series that documents some of the pioneers, legends, & film companies that started it all.

Powder & Rails


Favorite episodes: Jamie Lynn, Farmer, Salasnek, Iguchi, Tom Burt, etc.

Enjoy!
this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 5, 2013 - 08:23am PT
Good stuff Ryan. When I first started snowboarding, I would get every snowboarding video and get pumped. I was into all the freestyle boarders and was always bored when tom Burt section came on. The last few years I don't go into parks and now prefer to watch Burt over that tomato dude anyday. Burt is a pioneer and a lot of the freestyle guys have brought their skills to big mountain boarding. The evolution of boarding and skiing in the last 20 years is insane.

Mike you have a great eye for photography, that second shot on the previous page Dis Ease. Wow. Keep it up man and you just might get your own appreciation thread.
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 5, 2013 - 08:34am PT
Credit: east side underground
yea snowboarding is kinda fun
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2013 - 09:02am PT
Sick deck dude! What is that board?

Edit:
Mike you have a great eye for photography, that second shot on the previous page Dis Ease. Wow. Keep it up man and you just might get your own appreciation thread.

Thanks Justin. My dad always had the eye so I guess I just inherited it from him. He had all these great shots around the house when I was a kid. More landscape stuff than action. Beauty just inspires me and I love capturing it, I also really enjoy sharing my images rather than have them sit on some dusty hard drive...
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 5, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
BIg MIke , I don't know what those deck are, I hooked up with a couple of french guys, I was riding my trusty steepwater made by eastside local/legend steve klassen
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 6, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
just a friendly reminder to get your PLEASE BOOT WHISTLER HELI SKIING OUT OF GARIBLADI PARK request into BC Parks before the cut off deadline of Jan 10 on Thursday.


At the same time you can also say PLEASE ALLOW SOME LIMITED NEW MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS



Currently, heliskiing will be allowed to continue and no new biking trails will be allowed UNLESS ENOUGH PEOPLE RAISE A STINK.




comment form here:



http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/planning/mgmtplns/garibaldi/garibaldi_mp_amend_comments.html


For our american and other friends, here is the skinny:


As quoted from the draft park plan: "Based on the public comments submitted via the questionnaire, 68% of respondents are not in favour of heli-skiing continuing in the park."


Yet for some inexplicable reason the plan proposes to continue allowing it to occur, offering only the vague rationale that to not do so would mean local heli skiing opportunities would suffer to the point of viability. Aside from the fact that this observation can be disproven by simply looking around at all the non park operators, No one from whistler Heliski, Whistler Blackcomb or BC Parks has presented a remotely compelling case to back up this assertion. Surely BC Parks dosn't simply take their word for it over a coffee and hand shake? Of course not so no doubt they are willing to share the details yet with such a deafening silence I suppose the "public" are expected to be content with wondering how the "stakeholders" conversation went behind closed doors. Funny choice of words that BC Parks used there ..... isn't the public the biggest stake holder of them all when it comes to such a public asset?

What is abundantly true and observable is the fact that backcountry ski touring is increasing in popularity while at the same time decreasing in available land base, mostly due to the proliferation of mechanized sledding in crown land areas. All BC park land is to some degree valued because of its wilderness attributes where fossil fueled recreation is incompatible. I'm not sure why BC Parks allows heli skiing yet no heli hiking but most likely due to wildlife concerns. For some reason they don't register quite the same concern with the sizable herd of human wildlife that migrate there every day in the winter! A fossil fueled activity available only to those who pony up a thousand bucks a day seems a rather odd fit in a piece of park where the average wage earner likes to find a little peace and a well earned break from the work week.

The park land adjacent to the ski hills is an increasingly rare commodity and is uniquely suited as ski touring terrain that requires only a day. Nowhere else in the whole of southwest BC can one easily gain so much elevation to first class wilderness mountain terrain for a single day of effort. I repeat - NO WHERE ELSE - Most everything else is either an overnight expedition or is poorer quality. Constant helicopter traffic has always been anathema to wilderness and is incompatible with the BC Parks experience. Whistler Heli skiing holds a huge amount of crown land tenure where it can conduct its business.


The management plan comes under review every 10 -20 years or so. Whistler heliski has operated IN THE PARK for thirty years despite a similar public opposition, under suspicion of a backroom deal between corporate and government insiders.

So please give us a nice big Super topo UP YER ASS to the man and fill out the form. We will reward you with a nice little guided tour of all our best powder stashes next time you're up.

thanks!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 9, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
bump (see above)


RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 10, 2013 - 12:17am PT
Thanks Bruce, I finally got some comments in a few days back.


You guys get some schmooo up there today? I was lucky enough to have a free cat ski trip fall in my lap yesterday, it was hella fun & we got to ride the storm snow in the woods all day b4 it warmed up, I took some video I'll try throw together an edit this weekend. The coolest part was that our guide for the day was the legendary Don Schwartz! Him & the boys up at powder mountain have been working hard all summer cutting new runs & improving the base area, I hadn't been up with them in about 10years and couldn't believe how much work they have done. If anyone is looking to treat themselves real good with a day of bottomless pow & they are in the area I would highly recommend a day with these guys. Professional, fun, & deep for all levels. If you don't know who Don Schwartz is he spent a lot of time pioneering snowboarding BITD & was very prolific in bringing it to the big mountain with guys like Craig Kelly. These days he trains like a machine @ shows ppl good times on the planks. True OG & hella fun to ride with.


http://powdermountaincatskiing.com/


Credit: RyanD
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 12:37am PT
Ya I got out this morning.. Got out yesterday afternoon for a run too,

Pow
Pow
Credit: Big Mike


This was my driveway when I got home,
Pukin
Pukin
Credit: Big Mike

It was so light and fluffy!

Then my truck this morning...
Poopy...
Poopy...
Credit: Big Mike


It seemed like half the city took the day off...
First world problems
First world problems
Credit: Big Mike


But it was still pretty good. Gotta get my sled going. Still haven't commented. Ill get er done tomorrow. Everyone else should too!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Jan 10, 2013 - 06:49am PT
Looks like you got dumped on!

I'm headed to kirkwood right now. 7 to 10 inches last night and cold temps. Should be really good today!!! Gopro is ready to go
gf

climber
Jan 10, 2013 - 07:22am PT
Great shots as always big mike -a long way from where i am at present
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 10, 2013 - 07:27am PT
Credit: east side underground
another good day for sliding
BCD

Mountain climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 10, 2013 - 07:36am PT
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 10, 2013 - 07:42am PT
BCD.......excellent
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 07:56am PT
Cool wind formation BCD!
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:38am PT
Earning our turns in the Selkirks last week.
Earning our turns in the Selkirks last week.
Credit: kunlun_shan
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:44am PT
Bump. get your comments in.

Even you sled heads. It has nothing to do with wether you like the smell of 2 cycle exhaust.

Or for that matter jet B. Much more nuanced than that.

It is a strike against THE MAN!

actually its more than that too but whatever turns your crank
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Comments submitted. I told them they were providing a legal loophole for snowmobiles in the park. See what they think about that..
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 10, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
today at mmsa......double overhead and glassy....no one out...... no photos.....
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