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Cypress Mountain 2021/ 2022

When it's absolutely too cold

by Alton » Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:08 pm

Day 31 - Went to Cypress to escape the Vancouver fog. Fun bluebird morning "sightseeing" with Doug and LeopardSkin. Surprisingly good conditions as sun softened the snow.

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by Alton » Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:43 pm

Back to reality :(

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by Alton » Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:26 pm

Day 32 - Yet another glorious bluebird day cruising with Francis and LeopardSkin ... escaping the city fog. Excellent spring like conditions especially down Humpty Dumpty for cranking tight turns.

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by Alton » Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:46 pm

Back to reality :cry:

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by Alton » Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:26 pm

Day 33 - Fun day above the marine layer. Fun riding switch and sightseeing with LeopardSkin ... plus a few more familiar faces today.

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by Alton » Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:51 pm

Back to reality :cry:

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by ZeroR2 » Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:13 pm

Is it just me, or has January been subpar with snow quality? End of December was superb and then .... well. Going out to the interior and Whistler in February. Hope snow is better. Early December in Whistler wasn't that great either. Maybe I am just getting spoiled. Now looking into split board and back country for the future.
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by Alton » Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:04 pm

Day 34 - Fun morning cruising with Brian C and LeopardSkin. Trying out LeopardSkin's retraction turns ... so much fun ... but so much work :D

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by LeopardSkin » Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:40 pm

Alton wrote:...retraction turns...


I've heard it called cross under. It's used in skiing too.
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by Alton » Mon Jan 31, 2022 1:21 pm

Day 35 - Headed up to Cypress with low expectations of hard pack. Instead was threated with nice groomer that quickly crumbled into chunky snow. Fun riding with Brian C and his friend.

Twice tried euro carving until Panorama got too chunky ... a lot harder than I expected. Tony - I'll need some tips from you.

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