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Help! interest in B.C

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hey fellas,


Just joined the site, I am a 20 yr old skier looking to experience everything there is to experience in the Back Country.  Although, I usually spend most of my time on-piste, and run on a XO blizzard ski, I am looking to expand my horizons and look for ways to introduce myself to the B.C scene of skiing.  how exactly do I do that? I am from the Eastern United states and there is never deep powder or good snow, or steep conditions where I live; however I do ski upstate New York.  anyone familiar with places I can start, with camps, and etc.  I am a part of the National ski patrol (hence my s/n), so I will probably take an avy course just to be safe.  furthermore, boards that will be good in on-piste conditions also.  I run on blizzards carving ski currently, however I want to get a mid fat ski with the ability to rip on moguls and glades, up there at Gore mountain,  but be able to have a little float to them when i comes to pow.  I am thinking of the Fischers Watea series either, the 84 or 98. any comments; or suggestions would be great thanks! 

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Search function.... You are too old to spoon feed right?


Make sure you have transceiver, shovel, probe, and an experienced travel companion.

Take an avy course.


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Go to backcountry forum and start reading, do a search and read there is enough information to keep you reading and learning for a week at least.

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I was just where you are 2 years ago. In CNY too. I bought these books, "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain" by Bruce Tremper and "Backcountry Skiing" by Martin Volken. Best way to find out what you need to find out about. The search function sucks as there is soooo much BS.  After a lot of shopping, I ended up with Dynafit bindings with Shuksan's for the east coast and Manaslu's for when I get to ski the powder/crud out west. Bought them because that's what I fell into cheap. The best BC ski to start on is one that is cheap and has a slippery bottom with a turned up tip IMO. You can adjust to you own preference later on. My mentor/guide has done it all and just left for a heli ski trip in Alaska. He started with $30 used alpine skis, Fritschi's, skins and an alpine boot. The best way to learn about BC skiing is to read those books and then go there.

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