Forums Split Partners Wanted Vancouver area? Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 26 total) 1 2 → Author Posts April 1, 2006 at 12:09 am #567690 badkarma 19 Posts Any splitboarders in Vancouver? Anything worth hiking closer to town? I usually board at Whistler. Hoping to get out to some of the newb Whistler BC stuff next season. April 2, 2006 at 9:49 pm #587916 nomad 288 Posts I hear Diamond Head is an easily accessible spot. Atwell peak might be sick if it has a line down it. Always wanted to hit Fay as well, though you have to contend with the sledders there. It seems as though all of the less popular (though still well known) places are north of Whistler such as Cayoosh, Joffre, Marriott, Bralorne, etc. From Whistler you have the whole Spearhead range, which has a multitude of options. You should consider the Baker BC and Chilliwack area as well. Not too far and plenty of gnar. April 3, 2006 at 5:46 am #587917 clint 24 Posts Hey badkarma, I’m also a newb splitter in Van getting a late start on this wicked season. I’ve had the split for about a month and done some tours with AT guys to Marriot Basin off Duffy Lake road, and Zoa peak off the coquihalla highway. I’ve also done many laps on Flute bowl when I can’t find partners. This is a good, relativly safe place to practice your skinning, and its actually a bit faster to skin up than hike-out,ride lift up, traverse, hike-in. You skin up the opposite ridge (NE) that you hike up, so the runs on that side are the last to get chewed up.. This season is the last chance at Flute before the new Piccollo lift makes the pickins quite a bit easier. (not sure how I feel about it) I took an avi course at Seymore and it looked like there was some decent BC there, but I think most people go to Diamond Head when looking for something close to Vancouver. Hoping to get out to some of the newb Whistler BC stuff next season. This seasons not over yet! I’m planning on at least one more trip to Duffy lake… Let me know if you’re intrested in a trip sometime April 3, 2006 at 6:53 am #587918 jack 323 Posts if you guys want to come down to baker, i’ll show you around. just pm me. April 3, 2006 at 8:34 am #587919 badkarma 19 Posts Thanks for the info guys. Clint, yeah I’ll definitely be practicing my skinning up Flute bowl. I believe the other side of the inbounds Flute is the musical bumps? What’s Duffy Lake like? I haven’t even taken avy class yet, I’d like to keep my initial trips to very low risk terrain. Jack, I’d love to hit Baker. Everytime I’m there I just drool over the out of bounds terrain that’s barely off the chairlift. I’ll definitely hit you up some time. April 11, 2006 at 4:44 am #587920 clint 24 Posts I believe the other side of the inbounds Flute is the musical bumps? Yeah. Picallo and flute are in the musical bumps, and the next one over is Oboe, and then singing pass. Check out some topo of the area: http://www.cs.unm.edu/~clint/flute-topo.pdf What’s Duffy Lake like? Pretty spectacular. I’ve only been to Wendy Thompson hut in Marriot baison. Its about a 3 hour ski-in to the hut, and theres lots of potential for yo-yoing and longer tours from the hut’s door. Everything from super mellow to sick double cliff lines. I just got back from two days at Wendy’s hut last weekend. Its getting warm, and the snow is turning to mush in the afternoon, but there is some good corn in the morning. The ski-out probably won’t last much longer though… Jack, I’m also intrested in Baker. How much longer will the season last? April 12, 2006 at 6:41 pm #587921 skinjob 52 Posts Jack, Where have you been riding in Baker? Think things will still be rideable though May? Scott April 23, 2006 at 8:29 pm #587922 badkarma 19 Posts @clint wrote: Hey badkarma, I’ve also done many laps on Flute bowl when I can’t find partners. This is a good, relativly safe place to practice your skinning, and its actually a bit faster to skin up than hike-out,ride lift up, traverse, hike-in. You skin up the opposite ridge (NE) that you hike up, so the runs on that side are the last to get chewed up.. Hey Clint, Demoed a Prior 172 Swallowtail yesterday. Skinned up that area that you’re talking about. We basically just right to the edge of the inbounds markers and bagged the fresh that was still there inbounds in flute. But we did get to the top of the skin track and had a great view of Oboe I think. We noticed the skin track we were on kept on going. Do you know what’s on the other side? April 24, 2006 at 8:26 pm #587923 jack 323 Posts @skinjob wrote: Jack, Where have you been riding in Baker? Think things will still be rideable though May? Scott hey, didnt see that post earlier… ..yeah, baker will be rideable through august 8) April 29, 2006 at 12:05 am #587924 badkarma 19 Posts Is there anything at Cypress or Seymour? I’ve heard about Black Mountain @ Cypress? Anyone been there? Nomad you mentioned Chilliwack, what’s out that way? December 19, 2006 at 3:00 am #587925 willthethrill 1 Posts Hey you all, anyone getting out lately? The avy conditions are pretty harry right now but I would be into some BC outings once things settle out a bit. Cheers, Willy Nelson December 23, 2006 at 5:02 am #587926 eknomf 34 Posts I’m in the Vancouver area and recently got a splitboard. I haven’t taken an avy class yet(plan to in January), but I’d like to try some low risk stuff if anyone is interested. January 12, 2007 at 4:28 am #587927 Sevdog78 4 Posts I’m in Vancouver as well, and looking for people to go out into the backcountry with. January 12, 2007 at 4:28 am #587928 Sevdog78 4 Posts I’m in Vancouver as well, and looking for people to go out into the backcountry with. January 13, 2007 at 1:21 am #587929 WClumberjack 21 Posts Hi im Ben 6’2″ 180lbs, blue eyes, like long walks on the beach……opps sorry, wrong website. ive had my split for about a year now, live in squamish, have the avy gear and taken the course. havent been out too much tho but would like to a lot more. mostly been up to elfin lake area and whistler/blackcomb backcountry. if anyones looking to go out riding drop me a line 😀 January 13, 2007 at 4:46 am #587930 Sevdog78 4 Posts I might be headed up to Brew Hut next weekend if you are interested. January 14, 2007 at 5:33 am #587931 WClumberjack 21 Posts ^that would be great but…..there is always a but…I have to be oncall that weekend for work which means i cant go. id love to go another weekend tho. it says in the book i have (exploring the coast mountains by skis) that the hut was damaged and schedualed to be repaired, has that been repaired yet? January 15, 2007 at 5:44 am #587932 Sevdog78 4 Posts Yeah, the hut is in great condition now. It is being taken care of by students from UBC. January 15, 2007 at 6:51 pm #587933 clint 24 Posts Hey, I went with Sev last weekend to Seymour. Hanus rain crust was everywhere leaving much to be desired. Now I have a serious jones for some powder. I’d really like to do a day tour Wed or Thursday. I’m thinking musical bumps. I hear that wind did some serious scouring and created hard windslab in alpine, but there is still some goods in the trees. Anyone intrested? -clint January 31, 2007 at 1:19 am #587934 sluffer 30 Posts still lots of good snow in the columbias right now Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 26 total) 1 2 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.