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  • #578906
    dunk
    11 Posts

    ok, not to start a royal pissing contest – well maybe just a little good natured one…

    if one were moving to a region in north america solely for the BC terrain & BC community, what are your top 3 regions from rockies west & why? please take into consideration
    a) sheer amount of terrain,
    b) variety of terrain,
    c) amount of steep & difficult of terrain (difficulty being a good thing)
    d) accessibility of all said terrain (within a reasonable drive from population center for a day trip)
    e) enthusiastic split community
    f) anything else pertinent not listed.

    thanks!

    #669642
    Jason4
    443 Posts

    Anywhere but the PNW. It rains a lot, the snow is wet and heavy, it’s mostly flat, the season is short, the cost of living is high, and the job market is tough.

    Oh yeah, the locals are jerks too.

    I’m might be joking about some of those but two are the truth, maybe 3. 😉

    #669643
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    BOZEMAN, MONTANA.

    #669644
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    British Columbia

    Between Whistler and Revelstoke ……..but shhhh dont tell anybody I told you that

    #669645
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    @jason4 wrote:

    Oh yeah, the locals are jerks too.

    😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

    I hope this thread devolves into a ‘My mountains can beat up your mountains’ free for all… :doobie:

    www.splitlife.net

    #669646
    imitationfunk
    85 Posts

    And then you could sell Tee’s that read, “Your Mountain Range Sucks.”

    #669647
    peacefrog
    376 Posts

    a few questions

    a) sheer amount of terrain,-This depends on what you consider an “region”. PNW is a region but you’ll have way different experiences in Bend then you will in Enumclaw and so forth.

    b) variety of terrain,-see comments on A.
    c) amount of steep & difficult of terrain (difficulty being a good thing)-Do you mean that can be accessed by skinning or do you include mountaineering approaches or helicopters?
    d) accessibility of all said terrain (within a reasonable drive from population center for a day trip)-What’s a population center and what’s reasonable?
    e) enthusiastic split community-Washington is an enthusiastic split community, Republicans east of the mountains and Democrats west.
    f) anything else pertinent not listed.- Snow-pack stability

    #669648
    fustercluck
    668 Posts

    A: Whichever range you call home and ride most often

    #669649

    Yo, I think the Wasatch kills it in all of those categories except for amount of terrain… :thatrocks: :thatrocks: :thatrocks: Kind of a small area.

    The Tetons… Again, small (in area, not height) but, it has some of the most impressive lines in the lower 48

    This website needs more of these “what’s the best_____?” Threads

    #669650
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    @tex wrote:

    British Columbia

    Between Whistler and Revelstoke ……..but shhhh dont tell anybody I told you that

    he’s lying

    #669651
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Umm, Alaska? Lol.

    #669652
    Method
    151 Posts

    It probably doesn’t win on

    d) accessibility of all said terrain (within a reasonable drive from population center for a day trip)

    but on terrain and snow…

    Umm, Alaska? Lol.

    I agree.

    AK 1st, then AK 2nd, then daylight, then everything else. Not that there aren’t plenty of other places in North America, you guys are so lucky… Tetons, Wasatch, Rockies, Sierras… I’d be happy anywhere

    Chugach
    Alaska Range
    Wrangells
    Tordrillos
    Haines
    Neacolas

    Do I need to go on?

    #669653
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    definetly BOZEMAN.

    #669654
    FreerideFitness
    72 Posts

    yet II am curious to know what are the best places on Rokyes for a future holiday backcountry in North America. :bananas:

    I prefer areas that are not necessarily super-snowy (..course there must be snow 😆 ), but to ensure the possibility of finding several nice days in a row with high vertical drop.

    For example here in the Alps from my house within 2 hours of car I have the possibility to turn all the Western Alps and access to all conditions and terrain. Already within 30 minutes of car I have a lot of choice

    #669655
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Yo, I think the Wasatch kills it in all of those categories except for amount of terrain… Kind of a small area.

    Although the snow quality is off the hook, given the fact that there are public bus stops at every couloir bottom and a resort every time you top a peak I dont know if thats good advice

    #669656
    maxpower88
    58 Posts

    Duh, EASTSIDE bitches…. :disco:

    #669657
    dunk
    11 Posts

    @peacefrog wrote:

    a few questions

    a) sheer amount of terrain,-This depends on what you consider an “region”. PNW is a region but you’ll have way different experiences in Bend then you will in Enumclaw and so forth.

    region (thus PNW) may be too big of a word – maybe “area”? i’d consider bend a different area/region than baker. the idea is an area to move to an area purely for split terrain…not that you wouldn’t visit other areas for a trip, but looking for epic “home base”

    b) variety of terrain,-see comments on A.
    c) amount of steep & difficult of terrain (difficulty being a good thing)-Do you mean that can be accessed by skinning or do you include mountaineering approaches or helicopters?

    helicopters out (budget), mountaineering in (effort, skill)

    d) accessibility of all said terrain (within a reasonable drive from population center for a day trip)-What’s a population center and what’s reasonable?

    drive, accomplish objective, drive home. population center (where you’d live)

    e) enthusiastic split community-Washington is an enthusiastic split community, Republicans east of the mountains and Democrats west.
    f) anything else pertinent not listed.- Snow-pack stability

    good point.

    #669658
    dunk
    11 Posts

    @maxpower88 wrote:

    Duh, EASTSIDE bitches…. :disco:

    i’m assuming eastside sierras? if so, why so?

    #669659
    Jason4
    443 Posts

    @jefe009 wrote:

    @jason4 wrote:

    Oh yeah, the locals are jerks too.

    😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

    I hope this thread devolves into a ‘My mountains can beat up your mountains’ free for all… :doobie:

    I updated my location information so you’ll know to be careful when you’re in my ‘hood…
    :bananas:

    PS I’ve been riding Baker for a while so I might be a bit biased.

    #669660
    wjb
    163 Posts

    @maxpower88 wrote:

    Duh, EASTSIDE bitches…. :disco:

    werd! :headbang:

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