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Seymour

When it's absolutely too cold

by BanjoHips » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:21 pm

Skinned up Seymour this afternoon, nice skin up and some nice turns on the way down, albeit not many... :D
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by Richi » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:59 am

Nice, you riding skis or a snowboard? Did you make it to the second or third hump? Im hoping to do the same sometime over these holidays, how long is it up and down?
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by BanjoHips » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:08 pm

I'm a skier. Not enough snow to go up past the top of the lift and you have to ski down on the cat track as there are a lot of rocks just under the surface.
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by BanjoHips » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:09 pm

Hey Richie,
Have you been watching the Seymour site.
http://www.mountseymour.com/today/snow
It looks like they are getting a fair bunch. The parking lot depth has gone from abut 18 cm to 37 cm in the last 5 days and I find they are pretty good at their reporting. Its starting to trend in the right direction :D
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by Richi » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:51 pm

Thanks good to know, hopefully keeps dumping over the holidays. Will post when I'm going up, hopefully someone else is up for the climb.
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by Johnny » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:46 pm

I'm game for Seymour exercise. Joost and I were up there Friday afternoon. There was about 10-15cm fresh on top of an ice layer. Not bad for some exercise and a quick ride. It's fun to do by headlamp after work.
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by BanjoHips » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:58 am

Skinned up yesterday, top half not bad on the way down but the last half was a sheet of ice. It was good to get up there, it was nice and sunny. :D
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by C36 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:30 pm

21 cm in last 24 hours, 61 cm in the last 2 days, 160 cm (a third of this years snow fall) in the last week. Wind blown breakable crust in the parking lot when I arrived. Caught first chair up (just before 9:30 am at Seymour). Interesting mix of consolidated snow, breakable crust and pockets of soft. First few runs felt awkward on the breakable crust. Better snow higher up on Brockton - some fun lines and softer pockets of snow in the wind shadows. Saw one guy launch a 30'+ jump off the Brockton cliff to land into a Hemlock as big as he was - the Hemlock didn't move! :shock: Breakable crust was softening at the parking lot as I left at about 11:30 am. Discovered a couple of new-to-me gladed lines mid-mountain. 14 short runs in 2 hours - amazing how much skiing you can get in when there are empty chairs! 8-) :D
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by Chuck » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:44 pm

Scored the goods at Mt. Baker today, they had 6" of fresh overnight and it was a fun first day on the hill. Left the Sunshine though as I drove East on 542 past Maple Creek/Golden. High overcast left decent visibility with the sun poking through only once. Good first day out for the season though everything was pretty tracked out by the time I got there. Was able to find a few secret stashes of pow which was fun!

Had swung by the ferry terminal on my way down (after a late start) and just missed the wind, saw a few big kites sitting on the beach but wind was def below kiteable speeds. Stoked to have the Women's Gold Medal Hockey game on for the drive! A few fist pumps and high-beam flicky/horn tooting when they won on overtime! Ca-na-da! Ca-na-da!
Probably a good thing I dont have data roaming for the US on my phone 'cuz I would have bee-lined it straight to Widbey had I seen Chris' afternoon posts. Need to check that place out sometime.

TJ's run and cheap gas rounded out a fun afternoon!
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by C36 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:26 pm

A few early season sample shots from the Christmas 'break' (hope the wind returns soon).

Dec 22
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Dec 24
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Dec 26 (not shown - too socked in)

Dec 28
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Jan 1
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All this 30 minutes from our home - you gotta love the west coast! :D
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