Originally Posted by Yury
Thanks for the post. I do realize the danger and want to start slowly, like getting powder experience in safe settings, taking guided tours, lessons, etc. all of which will take a while, cause i am in ontario, so it would have to be done on trips.
Yea, I just figured I'd help endow you with a healthy sense of fear and respect which is actually one of the most important things to have in the BC. You actually seem like you are aware of your own abilities/limitations enough that, with some research, and some guidance, you might be able to start venturing out there some.
I think that a lot of good, strong resort skiers don't have near enough repsect for the BC. A lot of people don't get that backcountry/avalanche knowledge has nothing to do with skier ability. So, when good skiers start getting into backcountry skiing, they want to ski the big, impressive, scary lines, whether they know they are stable or not.
I'm a decent skier, and I want to ski those lines too, but I just know that I have to stay humble, and even if I don't get to actually ski down anything, maybe just hike out to the base of something, then turn around, its still ok, I got some excersize and all that.
If I were you, I'd stay in the resorts, but focus on improving skills that will be important in the bc:
Get in good shape, maybe start skiing some in bounds hike-to areas, work on being comfortable in powder, and the most important thing you could do, is try and find some knowledgable, expeirianced person to take you under thier wing.