I have to second JR's nomination of Mt Baker as far as snow is concerned. Annually, Baker gets an average of 617" of snow, last year Baker got over 800" and in 98 - 99 Baker received a world record 1140" or about 95' of snow. In 01 - 02, Baker reported 47 days with at least 8" of new powder snow and 23 days with at least 13" of new powder snow.
|Originally posted by BakerBoy:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Maddog1959:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by JR:
[qb]Mt. Baker WA. As far as deep, nothing even comes close (well, except maybe this season so far!). As far as steep, its right up there too. And the final part of the equation... cheap! Pay in cdn$ cash, and the ticket price is less than $25usd! However, no services or accomodation near the hill, as it's in a national forest. Whistler is just 4 hrs away too.
Just don't forget your goggles if you go, because it will be snowing.
Baker may not have the steepest chutes but it has enough to keep most people busy for a few days. Really the steeps are just a chance for a break from all the powder skiing.
</font>[/quote]Just make sure you leave your skinny little 150 race stock SL boards at home, unless you want the worst experience of your life.
[QB]</font>[/quote]Little 150 race stock SL boards? The shortest SL boards I have ever skied were 205's, and I don't have any skis under 190 in my quiver. Fact is I have never skied on a ski shorter than 190 cm. No, Atomic 11.20's and Rossi Bandit X's are not fatties, but if you can't ski 24" of powder on those, it is time to go home.
BakerBoy, where did you get the idea I ski on short SL boards? Oh, and how did midterms and finals go? Or do you still have finals coming up?
Mark[ December 11, 2002, 02:50 PM: Message edited by: Maddog1959 ]