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78cms in 48hrs... but because it's in Whistler you only get to use the top 20...

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Thanks for the vid, I totally wish I was there skiing that snow.....

 

....however.... that was a double black???  At W/BC???

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looks tasty!  Bump,  as you know, there are always different lines to take regardless of how an area is tagged. (OMG, flashback to Zepp' Stairway to Heav') As always, the pitch is distorted by the fish eye but it doesn't' look very "Doubly" biggrin.gif

 

yes, there are two runs to take but in the long run, there's still time to change the lift you ride......  OK, now I feel better........

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looks tasty!  Bump,  as you know, there are always different lines to take regardless of how an area is tagged. (OMG, flashback to Zepp' Stairway to Heav') As always, the pitch is distorted by the fish eye but it doesn't' look very "Doubly" biggrin.gif

 

yes, there are two runs to take but in the long run, there's still time to change the lift you ride......  OK, now I feel better........



 

So, if you hike for your turns I guess that's kinda like being a monk, eh?  Hey, I feel better too =)

 

 

Yeah, I know the camera flattens things a fair amount and I took this into account, especially the second and third time I watched it.... but damn, Whistler?

 

Does look tasty, though.

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well, i guess it all depends on the length and reward of the hike
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I gotch ya' and agree, but Whistler isn't all gnar. it is disney on ice, prefab euro-trash "village" I am sure you have skied there?  its huge and does have it's serious terrain, most is never touched by the average tourist skiing well within the lift served areas.

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So, if you hike for your turns I guess that's kinda like being a monk, eh?  Hey, I feel better too =)

 

 

Yeah, I know the camera flattens things a fair amount and I took this into account, especially the second and third time I watched it.... but damn, Whistler?

 

Does look tasty, though.



 

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So, if you hike for your turns I guess that's kinda like being a monk, eh?  Hey, I feel better too =)

 

 

Yeah, I know the camera flattens things a fair amount and I took this into account, especially the second and third time I watched it.... but damn, Whistler?

 

Does look tasty, though.

The camera distorts, more than you think.  That was #53 False Face, unofficially a triple black, though to my mind that's a bit of an exaggeration.  But it's VERY steep and if you fall you'll have a hard time stopping.  (I know, I once got bowled over in the middle of the main chute by someone tumbling so fst I couldn't completely get out of the way in time!)
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sure about that 53 thing?  the trail map says triple, the video shows a double. so which is right?

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Alright you guys... This was the best day of the year.

This was Falseface, Falseface, Diamond, Dakine, Diamond, Saphire, Diamond... then back to Whistler for Surprise, Surprise and Cockalarum.  Hike for turns ... Hah ! You don't get 30,000 vert by climbing. Oboe and Cowboy are kind of like summer hiking and lunch.

The rating of runs is based on the ski area terrain available, from most difficult to the lunch runs. I have backed off False Face in the spring when it is a sphincter pucker of frozen slush. This day it was cake.

Like most monks racking up the verts I come home to lay on the floor and watch part of a vid I have seen before. Close to 100 days so far.

ps Finndog... did I see something recent about them bulldozing snow to keep some runs open at Steamboat ?

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What is it with the whole "my gnarl is gnarlier than your gnar"? The op posts a fun vid down nice terrain with good angle that's skiing well because of all the new snow. Everything skis easier in fresh. And where else other than bc or the pnw is there 78cm of new snow lately? All i can say is If you can't find steeps at w/bc, you just don't know the area very rwell.
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sure about that 53 thing?  the trail map says triple, the video shows a double. so which is right?



Just curious, but have you skied his line?
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Thanks for the vid, I totally wish I was there skiing that snow.....

 

....however.... that was a double black???  At W/BC???



Have you skied there? Believe me. We can find you some drawer staining terrain there if you'd like. wink.gif
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Well, whether or not  bumpfreaq has skied Whistler, he is solid. More so than I can claim to be (unless he's  been slacking the past few years). But I also think he underestimates the flattening effect of those lenses biggrin.gif

 

Nice video for sure, Makes me regret not being there.Thanks for posting it.

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All i can say is If you can't find steeps at w/bc, you just don't know the area very rwell.

 

I would go further and wonder how someone couldn't find steeps period.  Once up in the alpine, all one has to do is look up and around in various directions, and one should see plenty of pucker-worthy lines here and there...and there...and there....

 

People like to rag on the village at WB, the hordes of middling recreational skiers, and the supposedly manufactured cosmopolitan feel of the place, but if one can get past all that, I say it has a level of challenging terrain that stacks up to just about anywhere...IMHO, of course.

 

As far as the signs go, I'll flat-out say I haven't skied that line and am therefore speculating, but maybe the signs were referencing the adjacent Couloir Extreme.....or maybe WB doesn't have any "Triple-Black" signs on hand.  My understanding is that's an unofficial designation used by the authors of the guidebook. 

 

As to the video, we all know many cameras "flatten" the hell out of the landscape...especially when they're angled parallel to the surface, as this one appeared to be.  Why nitpick a cool video of some nice skiing in some really nice conditions?  It's great stoke!
 

 

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What is it with the whole "my gnarl is gnarlier than your gnar"? The op posts a fun vid down nice terrain with good angle that's skiing well because of all the new snow. Everything skis easier in fresh. And where else other than bc or the pnw is there 78cm of new snow lately? All i can say is If you can't find steeps at w/bc, you just don't know the area very rwell.

Okay, so there's no doubt that I grossly underestimated the distortion of the camera and I'm very sorry if I gave the "my gnarl is gnarlier than your gnar" impression, that certainly wasn't my intention.  It was just that after my first impression:  'that looks like big fun, I'm glad the OP made the effort to record and share', my second impression was, 'did that sign really say double black?'

 

 

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Have you skied there? Believe me. We can find you some drawer staining terrain there if you'd like. wink.gif

I've never skied W/BC but I am aware of it's reputation.

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Well, whether or not  bumpfreaq has skied Whistler, he is solid. More so than I can claim to be (unless he's  been slacking the past few years). But I also think he underestimates the flattening effect of those lenses biggrin.gif

 

Nice video for sure, Makes me regret not being there.Thanks for posting it.

Thanks spindrift, those are very kind words.  I think my game is much stronger than the last time we skied together.

 

Again, to the OP, thanks for posting.  I very much enjoyed the vid icon14.gif
 

 



 


 



 

 

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POV footage definitely flattens out the viewer's perspective of the actual steepness of the terrain.  Anyhow, what struck me in that video was just how many turns g-force got out of that line.  Wow, just wow.  The sustained vertical at Whistler looks spectacular.

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yes, the are all but done there for sure.  Even if I could ski, i would vote for beers at the T-bar.  Too few runs, too many people = crappy time and high potential for injury...
 

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Alright you guys... This was the best day of the year.

This was Falseface, Falseface, Diamond, Dakine, Diamond, Saphire, Diamond... then back to Whistler for Surprise, Surprise and Cockalarum.  Hike for turns ... Hah ! You don't get 30,000 vert by climbing. Oboe and Cowboy are kind of like summer hiking and lunch.

The rating of runs is based on the ski area terrain available, from most difficult to the lunch runs. I have backed off False Face in the spring when it is a sphincter pucker of frozen slush. This day it was cake.

Like most monks racking up the verts I come home to lay on the floor and watch part of a vid I have seen before. Close to 100 days so far.

ps Finndog... did I see something recent about them bulldozing snow to keep some runs open at Steamboat ?



No, I am not questioning it whatsoever. I was curious why the trail map says triple black and the warning signs at the top said double. In my first post I said the fish-eye distorts the vertical. As I originally posted, its a gret vidoe, tasty looking snow.  I wish it was me skiing that for sure.  Maybe next season..



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Just curious, but have you skied his line?


 

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Just curious but where do you guys regularly ski?
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Just curious but where do you guys regularly ski?


I do my best to get around but I get more days at Mary Jane/Winter Park, CO than anywhere else.  As far as steeps, my resume is fairly limited.... a few days at Jackson Hole, a day at Squaw, a day at Alpine Meadows, a day at Silverton, a few weeks at Telluride, a few days at Crested Butte, a week in SLC....

 

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this season is pretty much I skied from my couch...... and it depends on the season, I don't ski at MJ but a lot at steamboat, a trip to Chile in August, Cat skiing in BC (wildhorse near Nelson) and the mentioned below. (Bumps said it very well) Bump is a better skier than me. I will say that I don't view skill level based on the steepness of a given mountain though.

 

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I do my best to get around but I get more days at  STEAMBOAT CO than anywhere else.  As far as steeps, my resume is fairly limited.... a few days at Jackson Hole, a day at Squaw, a day at Alpine Meadows, a day at Silverton, a few weeks at Telluride, a few days at Crested Butte, a week in SLC....

 



 

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You guys should most certainly book a trip to W/BC. Like or hate the village not withstanding, it's all about the hill(s). Ski it hard and you won't care about anything other than a good hot bath, sauna, and comfy bed. smile.gif

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I have skied there and I have a ton of respect for the mountain and area. You have some of the greatest skiers there in addition to some amazing terrain. Hoji is my favorite skier, I saw Peyota in chile. Ya' never know and I will buy 1st round. icon14.gif

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 Bump is a better skier than me. 

 



 

It's sad when someone who's observation are usually so astute goes off the deep end and sullies their reputation.  Sad.

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it is what it is my friend.  You are a very talented and excellent skier. I am not denigrating myself. 
 

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It's sad when someone who's observation are usually so astute goes off the deep end and sullies their reputation.  Sad.



 

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it is what it is my friend.  You are a very talented and excellent skier. I am not denigrating myself. 


 

Well, you are greasy in the trees, fosho.  Can't wait to ski with you again =)

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thanks, glad you will still be seen with me after having "sullied my reputation" so severely biggrin.gif  damn, that was tough for Easter Morning biggrin.gif

 

I am really missing the spring corn this season.  

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Damn, that was a fine looking line there.  

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