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post #1 of 25
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With the lack of snow around the country, this may help or hurt your vibe.  But, what the heck.  We got up to Revelstoke on Jan 2 and started our six-day sojourn through some of the best powder skiing terrain in N. America.  Our group consists of a bunch of old guys including Scott Kennett, John Witt, Eric Pehota, Bob Legasa, Brian Black, me, and just to add some age balance, Eric's son Logan is with us.  There was a little bit of a crust in some zones we skied following an earlier warm-up but it really didn't bother us and other zones were really nice. Here is our daily recap video from the first day:

 

 

 

Following this, we ventured to Mustang Powder for a couple of days.  That place rocks!  I'll post some video of that within the next day or so.  All I can say is that it would be nice to be 16 again for a trip like this and to have the sack that Logan has.  The kid rips!  Good bloodlines and all that.  I hope this isn't too depressing for those who are missing the snow this year but maybe it can help provide some stoke!

 

post #2 of 25
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Day three at Mustang Powder.  Your call; good or bad?

 

 

post #3 of 25

Wow, that is nice.  Time to think about visiting our friends to the North, eh?

 

post #4 of 25

Good ! 

 

 

 

Skiing WW today, then 4 days with Baldface, then two more with Big Red!  Hope it's as good!

post #5 of 25

Wow, nice video, great skiing, lot s of fun.

 

Shredhead what actual days are you skiing at Big Red, partner and I will be there Tue and Wed 17th and 18th.

 

Sort of bummed on lack of snow here and even in Whitewater area but hey skiing 4 in of powder on a good base will be a lot better than what we've been doing for a month now. Goldmember, video has me thinking abouot going further North.  Was the snow worth the drive say for KH and/or somewhere else up that far ?

post #6 of 25

Niiiiiiiice!

 

NOW I sort of remember what powder skiing looks like.

 

Glad you hit it well.

post #7 of 25
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Pete, I'd think seriously about going up to either RMR or KH.  I don't know how the snow at KH is but it's got to be better than the southern areas.  We were going to spend a couple days at Big Red Cats but they asked us to postpone until late this month due to what's available to ski.  We skied one day at RMR and it was reasonably well covered and getting new just about daily.  I guess we got pretty spoiled over the past four years. 

post #8 of 25

Wow, great videos.

Nice to see how smooth Eric is.

Yeah, Logan does rip.

post #9 of 25

Great skiing! Love the music!

 

What is that white stuff? We haven't seen any in such a long while...

post #10 of 25

SCHWING!!

post #11 of 25

Nice...really nice...makes me so nostalgic...for snow...

post #12 of 25
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Pete, I'd think seriously about going up to either RMR or KH.  I don't know how the snow at KH is but it's got to be better than the southern areas.  We were going to spend a couple days at Big Red Cats but they asked us to postpone until late this month due to what's available to ski.  We skied one day at RMR and it was reasonably well covered and getting new just about daily.  I guess we got pretty spoiled over the past four years. 



Us too, talked to Paula and postponed until 17 & 18, thinking about postponing again but want to go and get out of the groomer ruts.  Calling for snow 17-18-19 so may have some freshies on top of pack in the trees.  Have you heard anything about the Purcells, have heli voucher for rk heli at Panorama ? 
Think I am getting frustrated.  Always love your videos.  And, yes that last years Mar and Apr will definitely spoil us.

 

post #13 of 25

Guys, just great skiing, you guys looked fantastic. Aspiring skiers should look at this, see how centered you stay, see the legs rotating, just brilliant. Wondering what you're skiing on as well. Do the older folks ski on something different to the younger one amongst you.

Really enjoyed that guys.

post #14 of 25

Thanks for sharing! Awesome skiing and filming like always.

 

Good call on skipping BRC for later in the season.

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Thanks for sharing! Awesome skiing and filming like always.

 

Good call on skipping BRC for later in the season.



Mikje, scheduled now for 17th and 18th, whatcha think reschedulke again? 

 

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Guys, just great skiing, you guys looked fantastic. Aspiring skiers should look at this, see how centered you stay, see the legs rotating, just brilliant. Wondering what you're skiing on as well. Do the older folks ski on something different to the younger one amongst you.

Really enjoyed that guys.


Thanks!  As for the skis, we are on (mostly) Rossi's.  There are a couple of pairs of 195 Super 7's, Eric is on next year's Squad 7 (188), I'm on S6 (186) from a couple years ago, etc.  Logan is on both the Squad 7 (188) and Super 7 (188).  Scott Kennett is on a custom built Wagner (from Telluride) and John Witt is on a pair of Volkl Gotama.  Thanks for your comments!

 

post #17 of 25

Thanks for the gear info.

Totally knew it. It's the skis!....cool.gif smile.gif

 

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Pete:  I talked with Paula right before we got on the heli to go to Baldface.  She's going to let us make the decision thursday, which will be reboook next year?

Conditions here are really good and the op is 1st rate.  White Water was soft until about the bottom 100 meters of Glory.  We will probably just stay here thru the weekend.

  Nelson is nice town and the skiing at WW is pretty good.

post #20 of 25

Awesome vid. My son skis with Logan. The first time I saw Logan ski he was about 11 or 12, dropped off a 20 footer switch to hardpack landing, came first in the contest. Very versatile skier - race, freestyle, park and freeride.

 

I'm a regular at Monashee (headed there this week) but I like the look of the terrain at Mustang - perhaps next season.

 

 

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Awesome vid. My son skis with Logan. The first time I saw Logan ski he was about 11 or 12, dropped off a 20 footer switch to hardpack landing, came first in the contest. Very versatile skier - race, freestyle, park and freeride.

 

I'm a regular at Monashee (headed there this week) but I like the look of the terrain at Mustang - perhaps next season.

 

 

 

 


Logan is a great kid and a heck of a skier.  I really enjoyed him.  The terrain at Mustang is really good.  I'd definitely like to go back sometime.  The snow could have been a bit better (true everywhere right now, unfortunately) but it was still good and the terrain itself was great.
 


Edited by GoldMember - 3/31/15 at 3:48pm
post #22 of 25

nice to know there is good skiing in Revy.

post #23 of 25

How do you compare the skiing and terrain at Mustang and Baldface?

post #24 of 25
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How do you compare the skiing and terrain at Mustang and Baldface?


I think it depends a bit on where you're able to get to, with consideration to stability and the group you're with.  What we skied at Mustang was awesome and, I would say, generally more featured than Baldface.  That's not to say Baldface doesn't have its share of really good terrain, just that I haven't hit the same kind of steeps or features there that we did at Mustang.  Being in the Monashees and up a bit higher than we get at Baldface, Mustang probably has steeper and more features between the two.  I know Eric commented that it was probably the best terrain at a cat operation that he's ever skied and, even though I have a fair amount of experience to draw from, he would know better than me.  

 

As for snow, I think it's fair to say Mustang generally gets more and better snow than BF just because of its location.  It wasn't great when we were there but it wasn't bad either.  Every day can be different though so it's all about when you hit it.

 

For what it's worth...

post #25 of 25
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Pete -

 

I copied this from a message at TGR:

 

"just got back from Purcells. Skiing is excellent, 3.2m snowpack at treeline where I was. December surface hoar down abut 1.2m. clean sheers on hard compression test. Well bridged with 4 finger to 1 finger now. still lurking in the back of our minds. Rain event to 5800ft is present.

 

get out there the pillows and trees are excellent!"

 

Sounds like RK would be pretty good.  Also, sounds like storms are coming next week so timing could be good.

 

Cheers!

 

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