Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Slackcountry, Big White BC
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  • #811438
    NatasKaput
    40 Posts

    I signed up for an 11 week CASI certification at Big White Resort BC. I’m driving up from Bozeman MT and i have two split setups, a 161 Jones Solution with custom Spark Blazes and a 156 Burton Fish with Spark Arcs. The course is 5 days week, so I have some free days to explore, being one of the few people not coming from another continent I have the opportunity come stacked with gear to make the most of this time, seeing how many people know anything about this area.

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    #811508
    vapor
    349 Posts

    I live in Kelowna and am quite familiar with the area,the slack country is pretty limited in selection but there are a few good spots to hit up on east peak.would you be interested in hitting up malakwa/revy and rogers a few hours away though??

    #811968
    NatasKaput
    40 Posts

    there is that Ecological reserve to the north of the resort and was wondering if there access gates or anything from the resort, because i am seeing some shared ridge lines on the topographic maps i am looking at

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    #812259
    NatasKaput
    40 Posts

    north face
    seriously what do you guys know about that north face, that looks like an access road to skin out on

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    #812266
    vapor
    349 Posts

    the road is the skiout for the cliff chair.usually skin in on the snowshoe trail from the blackforest just below it. the man tends to freak out if you skin on the edge of the boundary. most people go on/ past east peak to smokers bowl and beyond.

    #812301
    GrahamC
    6 Posts

    No access gates or anything from the resort, just a couple of ropes to duck under.

    Basically from your picture draw a line somewhere in the middle and everything on the left is in bounds terrain. You can take the cliff chair and boot pack to the top which only takes about 5-10 minutes, and then ride that ridge to the right wherever you want.

    The peak to the right of the photo that is just out of frame is what Vapor refers to as east peak. Some nice turns in there, although relatively few and it does just send you down to the cliff chair. 90% of the people that ski it boot pack. It does share the ridge line with the ecological reserve and you can drop in the backside as well.

    Search “smokers bowl big white” on you tube and you will be able to get a better perspective on the type of terrain. Pretty small stuff IMO and if you’re coming all the way from MT, better to take a few trips up to Revelstoke and Rogers pass.

    #812375
    NatasKaput
    40 Posts

    thanks guys, trying to transpose a trail map onto a topographical maps has been getting confusing, locating the chairs on google earth is clearing up the lay out, like i said i’m there for 11 weeks so I’m looking to explore pockets of tree riding, i’m pretty good at making the longest lines out of the smallest areas

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