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Any Bears gonna brave the crowds to get a few turns in this weekend? A few reorts opening with a few runs each. I'm dying to get some turns in but not to sure about this weekend. All I could see is tip to tail insanity....Maybe the early part of next week.
post #2 of 11
i know what are you talking about, i am going to blue early next week if they get it opened, you have no idea how i miss the west.....
post #3 of 11
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You don't have to tell me about out West. I'm still wondering if coming back to Ontario was such a great idea. Oh well there is always Blue.
post #4 of 11
Mount St. Louis is open as of Nov. 29th.
post #5 of 11
Mount St. Louis is open as of Nov. 29th.
post #6 of 11
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Originally posted by artimus:
You don't have to tell me about out West. I'm still wondering if coming back to Ontario was such a great idea. Oh well there is always Blue.
You came BACK!!! I'm sorry but I lived 12 years in Ontario and in retrospect they were all a mistake.

[ November 29, 2002, 11:33 PM: Message edited by: dougw ]
post #7 of 11
I think I will wait another week or so before going to MSLM or Blue. I was last weekend in Tremblant and the crowds were reasonable. But there was no order/control in the liftlines and everyone was like cattle. The nice thing was that by lunch time the crowds were gone and they never returned for the afternoons.

[ November 30, 2002, 06:30 AM: Message edited by: TomB ]
post #8 of 11
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Tom,
How was the snow out East? Decent coverage? I agree with going up North in a week or two or three. Pointless to drive all that way now just for 1 or 2 open runs. Give Blue another week or so; with the way that they can blow snow and some more squalls to come in off the bay and things should be looking pretty fine. As a general rule I won't go till the North side is opened. All I want to do is hit elevator shaft first thing (after a blue warm up) and open it right up!! Have any of you done the glade run there. Every time I get to the drop and look in, I just ski away, saying next time. Is there a bail on it? Does it lighten up? All I see is a bump run with 2' dia hardwoods in the middle of each bump. :
post #9 of 11
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Doug,
I was SOOOO close!!! After tripping around the island for 3 weeks on the island (went to my birth town Comox) I ended up in Penticton. Had a job in a shop there making killer coin PLUS 4X10's, straight afternoons. Them the sh*t hit the fan back here so I had no other choice but to come back. Leaving that valley was the hardest thing that I've ever done. Watched the mountains fade to black from my bus window (it was pretty much dusk by the time we hit Revelstoke) and them pretty much slept the rest of the way home. So here I am looking forward to Blue Mountain, man made snow and '4" of freshies'.

BUT I'm already planning and scheming my return [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
Not to worry, I will be out there to njoy all that the West has to offer with you and Leeroy and the other BC Bears!

[ November 30, 2002, 12:06 AM: Message edited by: artimus ]
post #10 of 11
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Originally posted by artimus:
Tom,
How was the snow out East? Decent coverage? I agree with going up North in a week or two or three. Pointless to drive all that way now just for 1 or 2 open runs. Give Blue another week or so; with the way that they can blow snow and some more squalls to come in off the bay and things should be looking pretty fine. As a general rule I won't go till the North side is opened. All I want to do is hit elevator shaft first thing (after a blue warm up) and open it right up!! Have any of you done the glade run there. Every time I get to the drop and look in, I just ski away, saying next time. Is there a bail on it? Does it lighten up? All I see is a bump run with 2' dia hardwoods in the middle of each bump. :
The snow on Tremblant was better than expected (although much of it was artificial). Now they have 23 runs open so they are doing OK. I get the feeling that the East will have a decent winter.

So you like the Elevator Shaft? Since they installed the 6-seater those runs get scraped and icy in a hurry. I think I prefer the other side, but I like to move back and forth across the entire mountain. As for the glades, I never tried them. I generally don't go in tight glades. Not worth the risk for me.

Last 2 years I found myself going to Mount St-Louis Moonstone. True it is only 500ft vertical, but the snow is much better and I save 1:30hr of driving.
post #11 of 11
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Tom: I agree about the ice but that runseems to be the best steep there. I generally will stay away from the 6 pack and ride the old double and triple. Less of a crowd, less attitude. There to has been days were my BIL and I will just go back and forth all day, from one end and back.
MSM is a great hill. Family owned and ran, short lines, little of that Blue attitude and great snow. They are right in that snow belt area that can bring in some killer squalls and streamers. A further drive for me but has been well worth it. We usually will stop at Mom's on the way back and crash for the night. Spend the day skiing and Mom's cooking after...just doesn't get any better then that.
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