Forums Trip Reports Duffey Lake, BC Jan 2011
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  • #576098
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    So I just moved up to pemberton for the start of my 4 month snow-bum adventure. I’ll just use this thread to post all my pics/videos instead of making a bunch of threads. So scroll down to the bottom for the latest!

    So summarize so far, we have had almost 2 meters fall in the 9 days. It buried the somewhat suspect early season snowpack on the bc south coast, and replaced it with typical coastal concrete stability. No sun yet, but lots of pow and treeline stuff. So tons of riding and lots of great friends to share it with!

    Week 1 video:
    [vimeo:1bxj4xed]http://www.vimeo.com/34491919[/vimeo:1bxj4xed]
    Week 2 Video:
    [vimeo:1bxj4xed]http://www.vimeo.com/34726394[/vimeo:1bxj4xed]

    I have some pictures too…too lazy to deal with those tonight though…

    #649887
    LeeLau
    27 Posts

    here you go you lazy bum. Only posted splitter pictures so no-one here throws a fit

    #649888
    IrishGav
    254 Posts

    :bananas: hell ya

    #649889
    Taft
    287 Posts

    will so many camers around I have kept the pointer and shoot in the pack. here are a couple though.

    and a line with only one splitter involved

    and just for shits here is a MTB vid. Lee Lau gave me a contour so i took it for a test ride. its really really really bad video footage. and an even a worse edit. but heres the test. :nononno:

    [youtube:2zc3ltbv]VfW_G6YbaRU[/youtube:2zc3ltbv]

    #649890

    Epic work guys! Keep it coming. One month deep into our own ski bum adventure around Revelstoke. Rogers Pass is just amazing at the moment. Haven’t had time to get any pics or vids sorted yet. If your over this way send us a message. Will be cool to ride with some other splitboarders.

    #649886
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    Thanks for picking up my slack boys. More goods coming up, high pressure rolling in!

    #649891
    raym
    385 Posts

    Man, I need to get over there some time! Looks like you guys are having a good time.

    #649892
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    So high pressure rolled in for a few days. Unfortunately the flu hit me today, so I had time to do this video from jan 10th. The snow is stable and good for shredding alpine lines!

    This run is one of my favourites so I figured it would be a good choice for the first alpine day of the season. I call it nuclear explosion couloir, because every time I have done it in the past, there is a slight wind coming up over the ridge blows your powder turns way up in the air. Really it is just off joffre shoulder in case you are wondering. I don’t know if it has a real name. But it is one of those awesome lines you can see form the highway to show all your friends next time you drive over the duffey.

    This was the first time Johanna has been up to hit a line like this, so she was a big nervous on the boot back up the 45-50 degree slopes at the top. But she made it, and shred it to pieces…as did I. And because I am nice, I broke trail the entire way up – all 1200m of the run…it hurt just a little bit.

    View of the destination from the highway:

    View of cayoosh across the valley on the way up…the destination for later this week:

    Almost there Jo…

    Assessing the damage:

    And the video!
    [vimeo:29a1dah6]http://www.vimeo.com/34982684[/vimeo:29a1dah6]

    #649893
    LeeLau
    27 Posts

    3 days

    Jan 12 – Cayoosh – Millon dollar couloir powplosions. GOOD ALP/GOOD TL. High overcast. Winds warm 10 -15 kms from SE. Sun peeked out late afternoon- snowballing on sun affected slopes W and S

    Jan 13 – Cayoosh again – Air temps – 6 – 8 or so. Skies clear in morning. High cloud in afternoon, Winds moderate on ridgetops. Poached a run into Marriott side then W runs off Exidor Ridge back to Cayoosh. Some snowballing and suncrust lower elevs

    Jan 14 – NW Pascall S1 – S2 for most of the day. 10 new at 1200m; 20 – 25 new at 1900m; 30-35 on wl aspects. Winds swirling from NNW NE all day. Mostly cloudy. Temps – 6 to -8.

    #649894
    LeeLau
    27 Posts

    and some pics

    #649895
    IrishGav
    254 Posts

    Blower pow today in the Duffey!

    #649896
    LeeLau
    27 Posts

    bunch of video shorts

    [vimeo:3feqjwum]http://www.vimeo.com/35081529[/vimeo:3feqjwum]

    [vimeo:3feqjwum]http://www.vimeo.com/35125628[/vimeo:3feqjwum]

    [vimeo:3feqjwum]http://www.vimeo.com/35125046[/vimeo:3feqjwum]

    #649897
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    good to see ya postin’ here leelau.

    headed up there beginning of Feb. and hoping for conditions like that. :drool: :headbang:

    #649898
    Taft
    287 Posts

    puking as I crossed the duffy this morning. hope team RV is out there making the most of it.

    the last batch of duffy goodness for me for a little while.


    if you have to have a motto thats not a bad one. KA abides


    best thing about having your skins on half an hour from the door. make an 11-3 tour worth while.


    the highway lines are funny. 20 people followed us into this one. they kindly stopped to let us break trail all the way. when we asked them where they were going, I shit you not, the guys told us they were just following us to see. not not even a single thanks for the skin track!!! dropping into the dark side round 2. good thing its not on the map or some one else might have skied it 😉

    #649899
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    -15 in the duffey is unheard of! But it results in awesome snow…

    [vimeo:2c0y5srj]http://www.vimeo.com/35180249[/vimeo:2c0y5srj]

    When in doubt kids, straightline it out.

    #649900
    Taft
    287 Posts

    nice work team :headbang:

    #649901
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    After 4 days of -25 temps, it’s back to normal on the coast. Actually, yesterday was the best day of the year, but I didn’t take my camera because I thought it would be way too cold (-26 at the highway + wind). But there was an inversion, and it bluebird and blower. Oh well. Today was pretty good too after it warmed up from -26 to -3 in 24hrs.

    What do you do in pemberton on a -30 celsius down day? Go drive your land cruiser on frozen snowmobile trails until you get stuck!

    But we would way rather be riding…

    Ben lining up a pillow line (video soon), he stuck it.

    Nigel trying to take off like a bird or something

    Ben getting some faceshots

    #649902
    wilkez
    176 Posts

    The dirtbag RV splitboard crew is occupying duffey lake!

    http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/dbc/182.html

    #649903
    scoho
    47 Posts

    Wicked stuff guys!

    #649904
    LeeLau
    27 Posts

    Taft – the eastern bloc chutes got its name from someone I know who followed us and our track to the location and then asked me = hey the people in our group aren’t the best skiers – how do we get down the easy way. We told them “there is no easy way”

    OK back to more splitter love

    One person here is a splitter

    and more storm shred – that’s all we got here – snow, snow and more snow. Was snowing 4cms/hr yesterday and windloading the hell out of everything. This was from earlier the week

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