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 Post subject: Birthday Chute, Duffey Lake, Coast Mtns
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:40 pm 
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Location: Whistler, Coast Mtns
Wasn't looking for a good day in the alpine so we headed up the Duffey in search of some pow.
We started at one of the usual routes

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Getting up near the ridgeline the switchbacks became steep, thankfully the previous 2 days 'weekend warriors' had set in the skin track. Thanks MECer's
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From the top of the ridge I was pretty stoked to see no one had hit the chute all weekend. We set out along the ridgeline to the entrance. Furthest back on the left is Vantage Peak
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The left line had a big convex roller so we went over right, it was looking prime....
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I couldn't resist taking a quick shot looking back after I made my first couple turns
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We had our token skier who was so stoked skiing out the wide open meadow after the chute that he headed back to Whistler for a nap before work
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Ali stopped lower left to take in the view
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Opening it out long after the chute
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I threw down some turns
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It was time to get back up for some steep trees
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Marc, somewhere in the White Room on lap 2
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We took a good look back at the playground that just got shreddedImage




It was back up to check out another aspect, the weather was in and out
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I found out the SW avy drainage was just as deepImage
Only another 1200' to go
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We got back to the truck to find another group debriefing from their second day in Avy Operations 2.
They had seen us come down our last run, when we pointed out our lines in the upper chute and the steep trees of our second run they were stoked.

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They went off to their 10th hr of school, we went home to :guinness:

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Chute, Duffey Lake, Coast Mtns
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:10 pm 
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Very cool!

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Chute, Duffey Lake, Coast Mtns
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:48 am 
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very nice. really hope I can make it up there again this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Chute, Duffey Lake, Coast Mtns
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:25 pm 
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wasatch surf wrote:
very nice. really hope I can make it up there again this year.


Ditto dat.


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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Chute, Duffey Lake, Coast Mtns
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:26 pm 
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Can you send some snow my way? Looks awesome and can't wait to spend some time North of the boarder!


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