Gearing up for the Season

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning I woke up to Tweets from several people who were excited to see snow dusted across the tops of the local mountains.


Photo credit: Keira on Flickr

I’m gearing up for another season at Mt. Seymour as well as a trip to Keira’s beloved Mt. Washington to celebrate the start of the season.

Even though it’s still October, when it comes to local skiing, boarding and tubing – where are you going for the best powder experience?

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  1. ColleenTuesday, October 21st, 2008 — 10:46am PST

    Manning Park is my favorite. Havent gone in a few years, but gonna make it this year for sure.

  2. RaulTuesday, October 21st, 2008 — 10:48am PST

    I’m not going to snowboard. You and Keira and Jen scared me the other night, and I am afraid of breaking bones. Now, as far as meeting hot snowboarders… now we’re talking ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Miss604Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 — 10:48am PST

    @ Colleen – Ah yes, forgot about Manning!
    @ Raul – Aww, we all made it through our training phases with only bumps n’ bruises. How about some snowshoeing or tubing instead?

  4. Tyler IngramTuesday, October 21st, 2008 — 11:27am PST

    I have my Cypress Season pass as well as my Whistler/Blackcomb EDGE card loaded with 6 days. We also booked 2 nights in Whistler Village (Dec20,21) because I have not been to Whistler during the Christmas Season and a pseudo BDay present to me bday is after Dec25th.

    We might hit Mt.Washington. We have friends on Grouse that have complimentary lift passes for us. And I want to do Mt.Seymour at least once because it’s where I learnt to Ski and failed at it ๐Ÿ˜‰ So snowboarding should allow me to conquer it!

    We also might hit up Big White or SilverStar, though we have been looking at things like Fernie as well.

    We also plan to do some snowshoeing and tubing too.

    I’ll be boarding at least once a week.

  5. Miss604Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 — 11:30am PST

    @ Tyler – Nice! You are a machine!

  6. TawcanTuesday, October 21st, 2008 — 11:34am PST

    I’ll be hitting local mountains resort skiing style when I’m feeling lazy… I’m planning to get a 1 day EDGE card for Whistler and bunch of my friends are planning to hit Baker for a weekend in Jan.

    Other than that, probably will try to skin up Seymour on the snowshoe trail as much as I can and head out for some sweet backcountry pows.

    I’m very looking forward in skiing around Phelix Creek near D’arcy again this season. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. TaniaTuesday, October 21st, 2008 — 2:41pm PST

    Manning Park is my family’s weekend getaway ๐Ÿ™‚
    Haven’t been myself – yet – but I’m certainly looking forward to my first time!

  8. BethTuesday, October 21st, 2008 — 11:16pm PST

    I’m hoping to get up to Whistler over the holidays. I still haven’t skiied at Whistler and this *must* be rectified!

  9. JeremyWednesday, October 22nd, 2008 — 6:59am PST

    If it’s a powder experience you’re looking for – going inland is the only place to go. As far as good snowboarding – Whistler and Mount Washington are my faves. Although I’d love to put together a weekend road trip to Mount Cain on northern Vancouver Island sometime. The only thing is that it’s all t-bars there and I haven’t been in good enough shape the last few winters to ride up and down a mountain all day.

    Looking forward to one of the two benefits of winter (the other being hockey!)

    Do you have all your gear for the year Rebecca?

  10. Miss604Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 — 8:38am PST

    @ Tawcan, I’d love to do some snowshoeing, I think a group of people went up on New Years Eve last year – that would be awesome.

    @ Beth, I haven’t been to Whistler since I attended a Yearbook Convention in 1998… yeah… Yearbook Convention…

    @ Jeremy, I have complete gear, although I’m looking to renew/upgrade – that’s coming ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Michelle EvansWednesday, October 22nd, 2008 — 12:40pm PST

    Apex was my first love. Worked there from 97-99 as a lifty ๐Ÿ™‚ Best job ever. I’d love to get up there for more fun. The fluffy powder of the interior seriously babysits you on the way down the hill. Coastal snow just isn’t the same IMHO.

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