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Old 01-16-2013, 12:13 PM   #501
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I'll only go to whistler on weekdays. I don't want to pay almost 100 bucks to wait in a chairlift line on weekends. I'd rather go to baker on a weekend.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:23 PM   #502
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Damn. I'll wait until I'm better before I go up to Whistler.

I was thinking of getting a cypress gold card.
How long does a typical season last?
I'll probably be staying on Cypress majority of the season.
This is just my first season, and the blue runs there are about right for me.

btw, do any of you ever go by yourself?
Like is it generally safe, or is there some code where you should always "buddy-up" when up on the mountain in case you fly off a cliff or something?
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Damn. I'll wait until I'm better before I go up to Whistler.

I was thinking of getting a cypress gold card.
How long does a typical season last?
I'll probably be staying on Cypress majority of the season.
This is just my first season, and the blue runs there are about right for me.

btw, do any of you ever go by yourself?
Like is it generally safe, or is there some code where you should always "buddy-up" when up on the mountain in case you fly off a cliff or something?
Season usually goes till mid march or something like that.
If you use the gold medal card like twice you already save money compared to paying full price two times.

Sometimes I like going alone just to do some cruising at cypress, longer runs compared to seymour which i have a seasons pass.

It's totally safe going alone if you stay inbounds, although some may argue going off the beaten path is still safe alone, for a beginner like you its probably best you stay on the paths.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:21 PM   #504
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I've gone to cypress alone on weekdays. It's actually pretty fun to just cruise by yourself and not have to wait for anyone.
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That's the one thing I enjoyed up at whistler. Since everyone left me I pok my time and tried new stuff
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Damn. I'll wait until I'm better before I go up to Whistler.

I was thinking of getting a cypress gold card.
How long does a typical season last?
I'll probably be staying on Cypress majority of the season.
This is just my first season, and the blue runs there are about right for me.

btw, do any of you ever go by yourself?
Like is it generally safe, or is there some code where you should always "buddy-up" when up on the mountain in case you fly off a cliff or something?
Seymour and cypress go till mid april. Grouse sometimes goes beyond that for downhill.

Seymour and cypress have to negotiate the terms of usage with the BC parks board for the area they lease for downhill/cross country, and while they can operate beyond mid april, they generally don't due to lack of enthusiasm from the public.

There has only been a couple years in the last 15 that had the season extended. One year in particular was the season of 1998/1999, where the snowbase was so massive, cypress and seymour extended their downhill operation till the beginning of june.

if you're confident in your abilities and only plan to stick to marked blue or green trails, by all means go up on your own. i have always gone by myself, unless i plan on heading up with friends. I have always found that you'll meet someone on the chair. Everyone is there to enjoy the same thing you are.

If you want to lap the terrain park, you'll always find someone that with either tag along with you, or you can tag along with. It's really easy to make new friends on the hill.

If you plan on being an idiot [case in point Sebastien Boucher, who went out of bounds on purpose to allegedly alleviate stress of a friend passing] Then find other like minded idiots and then buddy up.

Read more about that dick here Cypress Mountain Snowboarder Rescued From Out Of Bounds Area
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Anyone been up to Cypress lately?
How's the snow like?

I've been spoiled with pow this year... so... you know...
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I was up grouse yesterday. It was fucking FIRM. It hasn't snowed more than a couple cms in the last 2 weeks so its pretty much awful. I can't imagine its much different up cypress.
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Seymour was pretty good last Saturday.. Hitting Cypress tomorrow so I can check in after that.
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Hasn't really snowed for the past week. Snow predicted for Wednesday.
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All the mountains are hurtin bad right now, didn't make it to Whistler and i'm not too dissapointed haha.

I'm going up to Hemlock tonight though, anybody else headed up?
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To prove I actually do ski, packed for Hemlock with ski essentials; skis and a 24 case.

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Anyone been up to Cypress lately?
How's the snow like?

I've been spoiled with pow this year... so... you know...
Went up yesterday night. It's hardpack. And I mean hard. There's softer sections but it's pretty hard most places and it can get icy on certain trails. Kind of reminds me of spring skiing. I had fun though, basically ripped it up and down and carved.

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And hopefully this doesn't increase the price..
Yeah I was just talking to it with my buddy and honestly, if it was any higher than it already is, I probably wouldn't go anymore. Between the gas it takes to get there, how long it takes to drive there (I live in Ladner) and the price of the lift tickets and food, I'm already pretty reluctant to go there without staying a night.
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Anyone been up to Cypress lately?
How's the snow like?

I've been spoiled with pow this year... so... you know...
I was up at Cypress on Thurs and from the runs I ran:
Collins: hard pack, ice on some sections
Horizon: Ice
Sky Chair: Ice
Rainbow: Sit on your ass and slide down cause, you guessed it, ICE.
Midway Chair: Smoothed out ice for the Nancy Greene Kid Racers.

...basically, powder hounds should stay away from Cypress, cause fresh snow ain't coming to that hill until Wednesday at the earliest forecast.
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Gonna be on my way to cypress in a bit. I don't mind ice , but too much ice sucks ;(
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I was up at Cypress on Thurs and from the runs I ran:
Collins: hard pack, ice on some sections
Horizon: Ice
Sky Chair: Ice
Rainbow: Sit on your ass and slide down cause, you guessed it, ICE.
Midway Chair: Smoothed out ice for the Nancy Greene Kid Racers.

...basically, powder hounds should stay away from Cypress, cause fresh snow ain't coming to that hill until Wednesday at the earliest forecast.
You're referring to night riding aren't you? Because during the day it's been hovering at 0 to +1 which has given the hills a nice layer of soft pack. Really really fun
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You're referring to night riding aren't you? Because during the day it's been hovering at 0 to +1 which has given the hills a nice layer of soft pack. Really really fun
Word. I only ride night cause of work. Unfortunately that means conditions aren't the same as they are at the start of the day.
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I'm fucked. Looks like shoulder surgery for me. Gonna take 2 weeks off, then try and ride few days of mellow pow runs if the weather cooperates then it may be season over. If I can't hit jumps and theres no pow, I don't even want to fucking ride. SO fucking bitter right now.

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