Jump to content

Welcome to canucks.com Vancouver Canucks homepage

Photo

Snowboard & Ski Thread


  • Please log in to reply
418 replies to this topic

#151 Jägermeister

Jägermeister

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,285 posts
  • Joined: 24-May 12

Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:02 AM

For all of you who were not wondering... I bought the jacket.
100% ready for this season to start.

Now it's time for the snow to build right up and get those mountains open :towel:
  • 0

Jagermeister.jpg


#152 Armada

Armada

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,317 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 08

Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:35 AM

Today I was living the dream! Mount Norquay here in Banff opened up and was the first hill to do so in Canada and I was fortunate to be one of the first up!!

My goal this season is to go 100 times this year, only 98 more times after I hit the slopes tomorrow!!!


Here is an article on it from the local paper the Craig and Canyon:


When the Cascade chair started rolling Thursday, it marked the earliest Mount Norquay has ever opened. And as the first ski hill in Canada to start its lifts, Norquay also kicked off the ski season.
“It feels good, it’s exciting,” general manager Andre Quenneville said. “It’s good for the industry and good for everyone who wants to slide and feel the wind in their hair. Me included.”
While only one run was available, it was more than enough for the skiers and snowboarders who lined up as early as 10 a.m. to have first day bragging rights along with Norquay when the chairlift started going at noon.
Originally aiming to be open the weekend of Nov. 3, the 30 cm of natural and manmade snow made opening early possible. New equipment helped the ski hill start making snow in marginal conditions, and mother nature took care of the rest.
“There’s lots of happy people having fun around here,” Quenneville said. “It’s really nice to get open and be the first.”
Norquay will be open on weekends until Nov. 30, when they’ll open seven days a week. They’ll also be open Friday, Nov. 9 for the long weekend.
New at the hill this year is a moving carpet in the loading area of the Spirit chair to help out beginners.
“It’s a solution to help increase the capacity of the lift,” Quenneville said.
And the ski hill’s tubing park is also getting an expansion. A successful addition to the hill, Quenneville said they hope to welcome back people to the new and improved tubing park.
“Tubing has been a great addition for us,” he said. “All walks of life and all age groups take part and it brings out the kid in everyone.”
As snowmaking and nature allows, Norquay will open up further parts of the hill, and they plan to put in a few rail features in the early season.
larissa.barlow@sunmedia.ca

Posted Image


No way! Right on man!

Truly jealous, that feeling you had on the first run must have been amazing.
  • 1

1314_IProvo_1680x1050.jpg
______________


#153 Mountain Man

Mountain Man

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 386 posts
  • Joined: 18-January 12

Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:15 PM

No way! Right on man!

Truly jealous, that feeling you had on the first run must have been amazing.


It felt like the last time I had been up was only a week ago. In reality it was mid April the last time I hit the slopes.

First two runs were awesome, than it became super congested with at least 250+ people just on the one run. That's when I called it a day.
  • 1
virtus junxit mors non separabit.

Hockey season must be back on, the crazies are coming out again....


#154 Armada

Armada

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,317 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 08

Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:39 AM

****Whistler update****

Good news everyone. Whistler's on route to a November 22nd opening. Here's the update

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX5agTc_Mq4

Edited by Armada, 30 October 2012 - 07:46 AM.

  • 1

1314_IProvo_1680x1050.jpg
______________


#155 Buddhas Hand

Buddhas Hand

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,951 posts
  • Joined: 19-December 11

Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

****Whistler update****

Good news everyone. Whistler's on route to a November 22nd opening. Here's the update

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX5agTc_Mq4


34 degrees here in melbs today :sadno: , i want to be there

My buddies at whistler are getting their gear ready .
  • 1

I think it's rad when balls beats natural talent

Shaun Palmer

 

The Real war is not between the east and the west. The real war is between intelligent and stupid people.

Marjane Satrapi


#156 Armada

Armada

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,317 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 08

Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:37 PM

34 degrees here in melbs today :sadno: , i want to be there

My buddies at whistler are getting their gear ready .


Don't you go to Chamonix soon?

At least its warm. Here it is 8 degrees with rain. Would much prefer snow.

Edited by Armada, 30 October 2012 - 03:40 PM.

  • 1

1314_IProvo_1680x1050.jpg
______________


#157 Buddhas Hand

Buddhas Hand

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,951 posts
  • Joined: 19-December 11

Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:41 PM

Don't you go to Chamonix soon?


Do not know if i can make it this year , having a baby in late feb , missus will not like me pissing off :sadno:
  • 1

I think it's rad when balls beats natural talent

Shaun Palmer

 

The Real war is not between the east and the west. The real war is between intelligent and stupid people.

Marjane Satrapi


#158 Buddhas Hand

Buddhas Hand

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,951 posts
  • Joined: 19-December 11

Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

Am thinking of racing the downhill MTB world champs , masters level next year .

I am told that i have a good chance to bring home a title .
  • 1

I think it's rad when balls beats natural talent

Shaun Palmer

 

The Real war is not between the east and the west. The real war is between intelligent and stupid people.

Marjane Satrapi


#159 Armada

Armada

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,317 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 08

Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

Do not know if i can make it this year , having a baby in late feb , missus will not like me pissing off :sadno:

Am thinking of racing the downhill MTB world champs , masters level next year .

I am told that i have a good chance to bring home a title .


Well congrats on the baby and right on! I would not be able to do so :lol: I wouldn't mind trying it out a few years from now, get a nice Bike and hit Whistler in the summer.
  • 1

1314_IProvo_1680x1050.jpg
______________


#160 Buddhas Hand

Buddhas Hand

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,951 posts
  • Joined: 19-December 11

Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:59 PM

Well congrats on the baby and right on! I would not be able to do so :lol: I wouldn't mind trying it out a few years from now, get a nice Bike and hit Whistler in the summer.


Thanks Brother :)

I have got about half a dozen close friends from my riding crew living in whistler now .
If you ever want crew to ride a bike with , let us know and i wiil try to put you in contact with them .
  • 1

I think it's rad when balls beats natural talent

Shaun Palmer

 

The Real war is not between the east and the west. The real war is between intelligent and stupid people.

Marjane Satrapi


#161 Butters Stoch

Butters Stoch

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,759 posts
  • Joined: 23-March 07

Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:46 PM

Anyone know a good store or website to get really cheap wax irons?
  • 0

sig by Malkin71

#162 Mountain Man

Mountain Man

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 386 posts
  • Joined: 18-January 12

Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:59 PM

Anyone know a good store or website to get really cheap wax irons?


Find a biathlon forum or cross country ski place and ask around. But to be honest it's worth buying it new because most of them don't last long anyways
  • 1
virtus junxit mors non separabit.

Hockey season must be back on, the crazies are coming out again....


#163 Armada

Armada

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,317 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 08

Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:11 AM

Anyone know a good store or website to get really cheap wax irons?


EVO. I bought all my ski gear from them ($1500 worth and they're reliable). You'll get your shipment in less than 3 days through UPS.

In fact, if you don't want to pay shipping you can just go down to Seattle and pick it up at their shop.

Here's all the ski wax irons:

http://www.evo.com/s...ning-tools.aspx

In fact, I think I'm gonna get this one. The One Ball Jay Iron or the Swix one which is $60.

Posted Image

Any reviews?

Edited by Armada, 31 October 2012 - 12:21 AM.

  • 1

1314_IProvo_1680x1050.jpg
______________


#164 Buddhas Hand

Buddhas Hand

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,951 posts
  • Joined: 19-December 11

Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:46 AM

EVO. I bought all my ski gear from them ($1500 worth and they're reliable). You'll get your shipment in less than 3 days through UPS.

In fact, if you don't want to pay shipping you can just go down to Seattle and pick it up at their shop.

Here's all the ski wax irons:

http://www.evo.com/s...ning-tools.aspx

In fact, I think I'm gonna get this one. The One Ball Jay Iron or the Swix one which is $60.

Posted Image

Any reviews?


One Ball Jay products rule .
We had one of those irons in our shop , got five years and thousands of boards out of it .
  • 1

I think it's rad when balls beats natural talent

Shaun Palmer

 

The Real war is not between the east and the west. The real war is between intelligent and stupid people.

Marjane Satrapi


#165 Armada

Armada

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,317 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 08

Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

One Ball Jay products rule .
We had one of those irons in our shop , got five years and thousands of boards out of it .


Awesome, I'll take the word of a ski tech any day.
  • 1

1314_IProvo_1680x1050.jpg
______________


#166 Armada

Armada

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,317 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 08

Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

*
POPULAR

****Cypress + Locals update****

Sadly we were hit with warm temps last week that washed away all the snow from the week before but we're back in the cool again and it looks like we'll be hit with 5 days of flurries starting Sunday on the locals.

Cypress has been pumping out their snow guns straight since yesterday and they have a feet of snow covering all runs on Eagles side now.

Gonna be a nice base for the real snow that's gonna fall on top.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mXKJY_oxss&feature=g-u-u

Edited by Armada, 09 November 2012 - 04:21 PM.

  • 5

1314_IProvo_1680x1050.jpg
______________


#167 Armada

Armada

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,317 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 08

Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

****Whistler Update****

As for Whistler news. I can't wait, they'll be opening on the 22nd and I'm planned to go up on the 24th.

Here's Sean Petit (One of my favorite skiers) up on the Glacier tearing it up yesterday

Posted Image

Posted Image

Upcoming snowcast

Posted Image

https://www.youtube....h?v=Qju89WeBrEY
Gonna be a good season. :towel:

Edited by Armada, 09 November 2012 - 04:21 PM.

  • 1

1314_IProvo_1680x1050.jpg
______________


#168 Buddhas Hand

Buddhas Hand

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,951 posts
  • Joined: 19-December 11

Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

Mate looking at your pictures makes me want to rip some pow , i hope you get a shipload of powder days :)
  • 1

I think it's rad when balls beats natural talent

Shaun Palmer

 

The Real war is not between the east and the west. The real war is between intelligent and stupid people.

Marjane Satrapi


#169 Buddhas Hand

Buddhas Hand

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,951 posts
  • Joined: 19-December 11

Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

For all of you who were not wondering... I bought the jacket.
100% ready for this season to start.

Now it's time for the snow to build right up and get those mountains open :towel:


Have you felt the urge to "light one up" yet :lol:
  • 1

I think it's rad when balls beats natural talent

Shaun Palmer

 

The Real war is not between the east and the west. The real war is between intelligent and stupid people.

Marjane Satrapi


#170 Lancaster

Lancaster

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,946 posts
  • Joined: 03-September 12

Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

Hey, any recommendation for snowboard repairs?

Got a board that's chipped and scratched.
  • 1

#171 Buddhas Hand

Buddhas Hand

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,951 posts
  • Joined: 19-December 11

Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

Hey, any recommendation for snowboard repairs?

Got a board that's chipped and scratched.


Are you describing the base ?
  • 1

I think it's rad when balls beats natural talent

Shaun Palmer

 

The Real war is not between the east and the west. The real war is between intelligent and stupid people.

Marjane Satrapi


#172 Versace

Versace

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 733 posts
  • Joined: 31-August 11

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

Just a quick question... I have been snowboarding for 2 years, I am decent but I suck getting off the lift so is it possible to hold my board in my hands going up the lift?
  • 1

#173 Rink on Renfrew

Rink on Renfrew

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,319 posts
  • Joined: 26-October 09

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Just a quick question... I have been snowboarding for 2 years, I am decent but I suck getting off the lift so is it possible to hold my board in my hands going up the lift?




No, it's not safe to do so. Just keep practicing and the most important part is, if you fall....GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY. Even if you have to crawl away, it's much better than getting a ski tip in your face.

Just get a stomp pad, or just press your boot hard against your empty binding. I usually have the toe of my boot hanging over (or heel depending on what direction I want to go) and precede to toe edge or heel edge when it's time to turn with one binding in.

Go to the bunny hill and practice. Hike back up (earning your turns lol) and practice again. I learned many moons ago up at Mount Baker. Your talking steep fourty foot runouts off the chair. Kids these day have it so easy with the detach quads.....I'll never forget the fear I had getting off chair 5 @ Baker. That mountain puts hair on your chest!
  • 2

#174 Mountain Man

Mountain Man

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 386 posts
  • Joined: 18-January 12

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

Just a quick question... I have been snowboarding for 2 years, I am decent but I suck getting off the lift so is it possible to hold my board in my hands going up the lift?


When I made the jump the first time to boarding I had the same problem. The best thing you can do is get a large stomp pad and place it in a natural spot for you to get to when its time to get off the lift.

the other thing I recommend is when the bar is lifted twist your body so you are facing with your leading shoulder. This will help with your balance and reduce knee and ankle injuries from twisting which leads to you losing balance and falling over.

My last suggestion is once you have successfully come off the lift and you have enough room to do so (which could be very quick depending) carve towards your toes. This will help you gain control and if you have to bail you have your hands to help with the fall.
  • 1
virtus junxit mors non separabit.

Hockey season must be back on, the crazies are coming out again....


#175 Armada

Armada

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,317 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 08

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

Good tips guys^

Hey, any recommendation for snowboard repairs?

Got a board that's chipped and scratched.

Are you describing the base ?


Ya or are you asking for a shop to get it repaired at?
  • 1

1314_IProvo_1680x1050.jpg
______________


#176 Armada

Armada

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,317 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 08

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:45 AM

In other Cypress news:

They're back with their 3rd annual video contest (First place gets a free Gold Pass, 2nd Silver pass and 3rd bronze pass.

Videographers and avid skiers and riders are invited to explore their inner Warren Miller for Cypress Mountain’s third annual video contest.
Amateur producers who can assemble their favourite moments from this season (2012-2013) on Cypress mountain, and produce it stylishly in a short video have a chance to win a first prize of a 2013-2014 Gold Season pass. A gold pass allows the cardholder access to unlimited downhill skiing and riding, seven days a week all season, with deep discounts on merchandise, lessons and rentals.
Second and third prize winners will net a silver and bronze gold passes respectively.
Last year’s first prize went to snowboarder Jimmy Sira, who shot an ethereal-looking video with his friends. It can be viewed here.
For a taste of what the judges are looking for, including Sira’s video, those of second and third place Shane Gregory and Mark Halliday, and details on this year’s requirements for video entries visit the Cypress website.
Deadline is Feb. 28.


http://www.vancouver...5280/story.html

I for one am going to pick up a GoPro HD Hero 3 and try to get some killer shots this season. I've been inspired by so many great artists on youtube that I've added to my collection here. Hopefully I can make something rad and win!

Edited by Armada, 10 November 2012 - 12:47 AM.

  • 1

1314_IProvo_1680x1050.jpg
______________


#177 Jägermeister

Jägermeister

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,285 posts
  • Joined: 24-May 12

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:50 AM

In other Cypress news:

They're back with their 3rd annual video contest (First place gets a free Gold Pass, 2nd Silver pass and 3rd bronze pass.



http://www.vancouver...5280/story.html

I for one am going to pick up a GoPro HD Hero 3 and try to get some killer shots this season. I've been inspired by so many great artists on youtube that I've added to my collection here. Hopefully I can make something rad and win!

We could make a pretty rad falls compilation.

Have you felt the urge to "light one up" yet :lol:

:ph34r:

Edited by Jägermeister, 10 November 2012 - 12:51 AM.

  • 2

Jagermeister.jpg


#178 Ghostsof1915

Ghostsof1915

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 27,823 posts
  • Joined: 31-January 07

Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:34 AM

I'm going back to skiing for the first time in 20 years. I'm going to take refresher lessons. Advice for the best place to learn from.
I've heard the instructors at Seymour are useless. Advice?
  • 0
GO CANUCKS GO!
"The Canucks did not lose in 1994. They just ran out of time.." Barry MacDonald Team1040

Posted Image

#179 Armada

Armada

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,317 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 08

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

I'm going back to skiing for the first time in 20 years. I'm going to take refresher lessons. Advice for the best place to learn from.
I've heard the instructors at Seymour are useless. Advice?


Seymour is the smallest mountain with the least difficult runs, in fact back when I was 11 that was where I first learned how to ski. I don't know where you heard that the instructors are useless, when I went they were great. I remember first learning "pizza french fry" :lol:

But I'm gonna be biased and go with Cypress having the best most professional instructors also known for having the best mountain experience. In the end, it really doesn't matter which local you go to cause all of the instructors learn and acquire their license from the same program. I'm actually going to have my first instructors lessons in January for my level 1.

Edited by Armada, 10 November 2012 - 10:40 AM.

  • 1

1314_IProvo_1680x1050.jpg
______________


#180 Armada

Armada

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,317 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 08

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

Have to say. One of the coolest videos I've found.

Seems like Tyler is living the life and god bless the Pacific Northwest. Being a Pro-Skier/Snowboarder must be the best career ever.


  • 1

1314_IProvo_1680x1050.jpg
______________





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Canucks.com is the official Web site of The Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks.com are trademarks of The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2009 The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved.