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  • #583483
    Zee
    136 Posts

    Man, sucks to have missed this, but sounds like there is no way I would have made it back for my daughter’s birthday considering the roads.

    Next year for sure! (unless it is on the same weekend).

    #583484
    jcocci
    699 Posts

    Here’s some I took from the weekend. Sorry if I don’t have all your names in there. Let me know if its you and I didn’t label it. More can be found at http://gallery.me.com/jcocci/101832 and http://gallery.me.com/jcocci/101857

    Getting ready to.

    Skinning through the trees

    Close to the top

    It was pretty good – Kyle

    Skinning out along the creek

    Raffle time.

    Change over contest – Matt

    Change over contest – Adam

    Day 2 – Shane

    Kyle

    ?

    Shane

    ?

    Kyle

    Back up for another

    Our first line all the way down. Almost 4000′ run!

    If you look close you can see our traverse along the top right and tracks down the middle.

    Wade

    Wade

    Kyle

    Shane

    ?

    ?

    Starting to lose light. On our way out along the creek.

    #583485
    matty_mcd
    34 Posts

    Just wanted to echo what a lot of others are sayin; -big props to Wade for throwing the festival together and a big thanks to all the generous sponsors (I walked away with a brand new splitty, binders & skins!!).

    I’ve never rode with so many splitters and considering we all share the same passion, it was real easy to get along.

    Oh, and regarding the board length topic, I rode my Khyber 65 traditional camber on Sat and it did very well. I demo’ed the Spearhead 178 (biggest board I’ve ever ridden) and it was dreamy on the way down. As Dean & James suggested, no matter how hard I pushed down on its massive nose, I could’nt get it to go under. At 178cms, it was suprisingly easy to manover in the trees (probably thanks to the pin tail) but definitely posed some challenges in the kick-turns (i.e. I kept stepping on my tails no matter how far apart I spread my legs, -insert “that’s what she said” here 😉 ).

    I too will try to post some pics but like everyone else, most are from the uptrack since the down part was just too damn good to stop and take pics!

    #583486
    utasidian
    120 Posts


    And another look at Cheops and a coulior that might be able to be ripped….have to study the topo maps to see how steep that one is but that is pretty much a no fall, no turn, straightline bomber line….insane…but has probably already been done.

    This line is so much fun to look at, definitely one of the highlights of climbing up Grizzly Shoulder. I think it is called Cheops 1. Near the top where the line gets really skinny and goes right is stupid steep. Myself and another selkirks local splitboarder rode that line top to bottom last February in very low viz conditions. I don’t know if anybody has done it on a splitboard before but I am sure it’s been skied at least once before.

    There sure is plenty of fun to be had in Rogers pass.

    #583487
    sauerboarder
    26 Posts

    My group and I played it very safe and stuck to Grizzly shoulder both days, but still great times and good to meet some new splitters:

    Mike & Mackenzie skinning up Connought Creek:







    Mackenzie Pow Slashes

    Tyler

    Brad Pow Slashing


    Prototype Prior Backcountry Carbon Fibre

    A few more pics, plus high res of the above and a couple vids:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/powrider_kevsauer/sets/72157625789895609/with/5392249088/

    #583488
    Mac
    40 Posts

    Awesome job on the pics Kevin!!! :headbang: :clap: I’ve been anticipating these pics all week and well worth it!!

    That vid you made of me is absolutely hilarious and somewhat sad! 😆 I was zomped out and barely had enough in me to shred the some turns.

    #583489
    dastarddownhill
    55 Posts

    Split fest was awesome! Thanks Wade and sponsors for hooking shit up! Looking forward to next year, assuming there will be a next year based on this years success.

    Ended up riding three days. Day one with Adam, Dave, Gary and Ava, West Kootenays represent! We headed up Flat creek to Fortitude ridge.

    We came down this cool chunky waterfall area in the background.

    Raisin the roof!

    Here is a pic of our line. We summited this bump, rode back down the ridge to the trees, and descended the trees lookers right of the avy path.

    Day two was a suffer fest. Dave, Adam and myself headed up to Christiana Trees. We encountered up to waist deep trail breaking. Made very little upward progress, and ended up riding a pitch that was simply not steep enough for the amount of snow that weekend. Got a good look at the gun-barrel chutes though.



    Bloody deep! This right about when we ran out of upward options. It was steep, stupid deep, with trees and cliffs blocking any good way up. I tried to cut across below a large pillow, above a tree well. I ended up breaking through into a moat at the base of the boulder. I was buried up to my armpit with skis fully buried in dense snow. It took many expletives and several minutes to free myself enough to roll into the tree well! We turned around shortly after.

    Day three made up for the previous days staunch. Adam, Dave, Isabelle and I went up McGill Shoulder, followed a nice uptrack, and slayed the lookers left-hand barrel chute. Sick!

    Here is a pic of Dave right before he blasted me with a wall of snow.

    Adam, always the gentleman, turned away from me, making a better pic.

    Isabelle shreddin. Did anybody see their board this weekend? I sure didn`t!

    A beautiful sight.

    Three out of four of us all managed to ride off a log into a giant chasm of downed trees and basically landed on each other. With much yelling we managed to warn Dave and he stopped in time to miss the doggy pile. We them proceeded to build a jump over the chasm and blasted a few good airs. Still waiting on Dave to post the pics!
    Here is a pic of my trusty steeds. The Blue Beast, and my 2010-159cm Elan DIY split. This board was way to small for 3 ft of Rogers Pass blower. Gonna build a beats for next season! Back to reality, work awaits.Till next time.

    #583490
    dastarddownhill
    55 Posts

    I meant to say build a beast of a board for next year!

    #583491
    lewmt
    570 Posts

    :drool: UNREAL!

    Maybe my favorite pic ever:

    #583492
    raym
    385 Posts

    Heres some pics I took.

    sleeping arangments for the weekend.




    all smiles on the way up

    classic shot of cheops


    #583493
    sketchyT
    280 Posts

    Wow! Great job putting this together Wade. From the photos it looks like an Epic weekend.

    I have yet to even have a powder day yet this season so I’m really bummed I didn’t make it up there. I know how much work goes into an even like this but I hope you make this a regular event so I’ll be able to make it when I’m not in crunch.

    :headbang:

    #583494
    Dave420
    34 Posts

    Big thanks to Treepilot for everything. I hope this is the first year of many Canuck Splitfests. I had a great time slaying powder with the West Kootenay Crew.

    Ahhh Revelstoke!

    We’re taking over…..Watch out two plankers!

    karkis showing us how it is. This guy is an animal!

    Damn Straight!

    Raffle Swag

    jcocci was so fast at the changeover he won a custom Prior Split!

    Climbing Fortitude Ridge on day 1

    Mt. Smart

    Day 2 involved DEEP trail breaking. Vince (dastarddownhill) loving it!

    Adam waving for the Camera.

    Adam, Vince and Isabelle decided on a quick lap on our way home Monday. Isabelle shreding a Gunbarrel Chute on McGill Shoulder.

    Isabelle riding the deepest snow of her life.

    Vince exiting the whiteroom.

    The problem with taking powder pics of Vince, is that he rarely turns! He just pins it and airs. This man charges!

    There’s not even a pillow here. Ollie to Method.

    Vince using the power of the mustache to gap a couple of downed trees to sketchy short tranny.

    Adam loves to surf and it shows in his riding

    I love this shot. This pretty much describes the snow we had for the whole weekend.

    Layin back.

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Treehugger

    So all and all I’d say it was a success! Vince, Adam, and I are headed back to Rogers Pass for a week in Late February to hopefully get to some bigger lines. If anyone is interested let me or Vince know. Again BIG thanks to Wade.

    #583495
    numbernine
    104 Posts

    Great pics and post Dave420! You got some really great shots….

    Sick shot on this method here! Nice chargin!

    Dave 420 – There’s not even a pillow here. Ollie to Method.

    #583496
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    @kyle Miller wrote:

    I had a great time and would like to thank Wade and all of the sponsors for showing there support.

    If you like shaky, badly edited, look at me footage then this video will be the ticket.

    [vimeo:1zt3h9dq]http://www.vimeo.com/19164513[/vimeo:1zt3h9dq]

    Filming was almost impossible with every face shot blocking the lense !

    I hope everyone liked my super fast slide show presentation, I had a great time doing it!

    Awesome song in that video! Looks like it was stupid deep. I wish I came to splitfest, but “unfortunately” I already had my trip to Terrace lined up that week…had to ride pow there instead. Next year!

    #583497
    Mac
    40 Posts

    Anyone interested in making a trek down to Scrubfest in Wyoming? here’s the link.
    http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=9096

    I am totally down to do this, I would just need one or two people to carpool with. I would be coming from Calgary and according to google maps its 13.5 hrs drive plus a stop of the boarder. Roadtrip!?

    Cost would be splitting the gas, $55 or $65 for the event and accommodations.

    So ya let me know!

    #583498
    Colin
    153 Posts

    Bummed I had to miss it due to can’t-say-no editorial obligations, but stoked Nikolai (nearls) was there to provide some coverage for frequency. Looks like an amazing time, and hope to make it next year–and at least to the pass some time this year! Hit the link for Nikolai’s take on the festivities… http://www.frqncy.com/news/2011/02/02/things-get-crazy-at-the-2011-canuck-splitfest

    #583499
    Colin
    153 Posts

    …and photo video stoke on there, too!

    #583500
    numbernine
    104 Posts

    Finally had some time to put together the footage that I took at the fest. Two and half runs over two days…

    [vimeo:2qeo6btn]http://www.vimeo.com/19698169[/vimeo:2qeo6btn]

    And although not splitfest related, nor even splitboard related. Here is a recent vid from a trip up to K3 Cat Ski out of Revelstoke, BC.

    [vimeo:2qeo6btn]http://www.vimeo.com/19576325[/vimeo:2qeo6btn]

    #583501
    Mac
    40 Posts

    @numbernine wrote:

    Finally had some time to put together the footage that I took at the fest. Two and half runs over two days…

    And although not splitfest related, nor even splitboard related. Here is a recent vid from a trip up to K3 Cat Ski out of Revelstoke, BC.

    That vid just brought on the biggest 😀 across my face!!! You sum it up how exactly that weekend was, simple amazing and the best part is I now have a crew to split with back in Cow Town!

    Also the splitfest was my 3rd and 4th time splitting, So I learned a ton from everyone, my tour group (Kevin), Dean and his colleague at Prior just to name a few.

    Again a big THANKS everyone for an epic weekend!!!

    #583502
    treepilot
    352 Posts

    @mac wrote:

    Anyone interested in making a trek down to Scrubfest in Wyoming? here’s the link.
    http://splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=9096

    I am totally down to do this, I would just need one or two people to carpool with. I would be coming from Calgary and according to google maps its 13.5 hrs drive plus a stop of the boarder. Roadtrip!?

    Cost would be splitting the gas, $55 or $65 for the event and accommodations.

    So ya let me know!

    Shameless threadjack (x2)

    I just registered for Scrubfest (the LAST one apparently)… I’m leaning towards a leisurely trip with some extra time to tour before or after, though the standard weather disclaimer applies.

    Drop me an email wade@treepilot.ca if anyone out there would to carpool…. registration deadline is the 10th!

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